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The False Prophet?

Is the Pope Francis the False Prophet of Revelation 13:11-18 and the world religious leader who will force all peoples of the earth to take the 'Mark of the Beast'? 

We know Pope Francis I has been expressing his anti-traditional religious beliefs that run counter to historic Christianity and fits perfectly with the religion of Antichrist, the New Age religion.

St. Malachy prophesied from a vision in 1595 that 111 Popes would serve and die in office; the 112th Pope would be 'Peter The Roman', 'PETRUS ROMANUS', the man whom the Bible calls the False Prophet, the Beast who has two horns like a lamb (Rev 13:11).  Benedict was Pope #111, so Francis I is the 112th, and according to St. Malachy's vision, he is the final Pope, "Peter The Roman", the final False Prophet of the Book of Revelation! 

The world was shocked enough when Benedict resigned instead of waiting to die in office as is typical of Popes.  Why?  Perhaps to accommodate the role of the False Prophet for such a time as this, for the chosen one of history, Pope Francis 1, to fulfill what the hand of God and counsel of God determined beforehand to be fulfilled.  People were even more shocked when Benedict returned shortly to the Vatican, wearing his Papal robes.  For a moment, the world had two Popes. both wearing the official white regal robes of the Papacy.

The Illuminati plans to make the Roman Catholic Pope -- whomever he is at the time -- to be the global leader of the New World Order Religion! Let us review their Plan.

"At the proper moment in history, the Pope will visit the combined Jewish/Christian/Moslem sector of Jerusalem to announce that all religions should be combined into one.  (Sounding familiar?)  This action will then finally break the Middle East logjam."   The wording of this Plan mentions three monotheistic religions: Jewish, Christian and Muslim.  Of course, the struggle between these three religions is convulsing the entire Middle East, threatening to set off World War III.

The key event in view here is a Papal visit to Jerusalem at "just the right moment in history".  As it was with Esther, who arrived at the kingdom for such a time as this, so it is with the False Prophet.  God’s history is moving forward and will be fulfilled as God’s Word has decreed.

"Pope Francis confirms May visit to Israel, West Bank, Jordan", The Times of Israel, January 5, 2014 --  "Pope Francis on Sunday announced long-awaited plans to travel to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan, including stops in Jerusalem, in the spring. The visit, scheduled for May 24-26, will be his first trip to the Holy Land since taking office ... and the only foreign trip announced so far for 2014. Francis said he would be visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem. He would also travel to Amman."

The occasion of his visit is to celebrate Ecumenism.  "Francis’s trip will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic meeting between Pope Paul VI and Orthodox Christian spiritual leader Ecumenical Patriarch Atengora, in Jerusalem. Current patriarch Bartholomew I will join Pope Francis in Jerusalem in late May, where they will celebrate Mass together at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where most Christians believe Jesus was crucified and buried."

Please note the wording of the Illuminati Plan above. When the Pope visits Jerusalem to announce the birth of a world religion, his visit will finally "break the logjam".  What is the logjam concerning the Illuminati?  It is the perpetual struggle between Israel and the Palestinians over the creation of a Palestinian State, plus the true ancient hatred the Muslims toward the Jews.

Secretary of State John Kerry (Skull & Bones) has just announced that a preliminary agreement seemed to be within reach!  Could the negotiations be at a standstill so that Pope Francis could make his announcement that all religions are one under his leadership, and thus "break the logjam"?  God knows!

The second quote, above, says that the Pope will visit with Christian Patriarch Atengora.  The Jews are excited over the Pope's visit, also.

"In Jerusalem, Israeli Foreign Ministry Yigal Palmor said Israel was excited by the visit. 'He’s very welcome in Israel and will be greeted as warmly as his predecessors were', he said."

Finally, the Arabs are also happy.  "On Sunday, the Palestinian news agency Wafa said President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the visit and said he hoped it would 'contribute to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people who aspire for freedom, justice and independence'.”

"Jordan’s Royal Palace said the Amman leg of Francis’ visit — on May 24 — would mark a 'significant milestone for brotherhood and forgiveness between Muslims and Christians and consolidates the message of peace'.”

Therefore, all three religions mentioned in the Illuminati Plan of August, 1991, are excited about the Pope visiting Jerusalem in late May.  Might Pope Francis I announce that all religions are now one, and he is their leader?  We can only wait to see. But, remember, a visit to Israel by a sitting Pope is rare.  Moreover, never before has a Pope's visit to Israel coincided with protracted negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, a real "logjam" for sure.


Back To The Vatican

If Pope Francis I starts his duties as the leader of the new global New World Order Religion, he must step down as reigning Roman Catholic Pope.  This action would leave a real power vacuum at the Vatican. Since the process of selecting a new Pope is arduous and time consuming, how quickly could another Pope step into the Throne of Peter? 

Something unprecedented took place recently when the world witnessed, A Former Pope Moves Back Into The Vatican To Live and Work Side-by-Side With the New Pope"   Since the moment Pope Francis I stepped on the world stage, he seemed far different than any other Pope.  He appeared to be unusually caring and just plain nice.  He was not dogmatic and he did look appear to be stern as have other Popes.  Now that he has been in office a while, he is the most popular Pope of the modern era and perhaps of all time.  If Francis I is the False Prophet, he should be expected to reach out to a global audience in order to bring all peoples of all religions together under one tent.  He will also be speaking to the world as a perceived Christian, which will actually be a contradiction in terms.  Most Christian denominations have watered down historic Christianity to such a degree, that historic Christianity can rarely be found around the world.  Genuine believers have a difficult time finding a God honoring Bible-centered congregation to worship the Creator and Savior.  Listen to the prophecy:

"Then I saw another beast rising up out of the land itself; he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke (roared) like a dragon." (Revelation 13:11)   This Biblical prophecy tells us the False Prophet will have "two horns like a lamb", but his heart shall roar like a dragon.  In other words, this "Second Beast" will pretend to be a Christian (two horns like a lamb), but his heart will be that of the dragon, Satan.

The Roman Catholic Pope has always been religious in nature and never a true born-again believer and one totally ignorant of the Biblical message of salvation.  If the 300 years of the Inquisition taught anything, it was that the Pontiff sitting in the Chair of Peter roared with a Satanic heart, where more than 300 million believers in Biblical salvation were murdered and tortured simply because they chose to read and believe the Bible. (Read of some of the practices of the priests during the Inquisition 1550-1850)

Prophecy reveals to us that the False Prophet will be a unifier of all men into the religion of Antichrist.  Let us again examine the exact quote from the Illuminati Plan naming the Pope, whomever he will be at the time, as the global False Prophet.  "At the proper moment in history, the Pope will visit the combined Jewish/Christian/Moslem sector of Jerusalem to announce that all religions should be combined into one.  This action will then finally break the Middle East logjam." (Bill Lambert, House of Theosophy, Boston, Massachusetts, speaking at a seminar entitled, "Possible and Probable Events In The Future", on August 18, 1991)   Bill Lambert then made it quite clear that the Roman Catholic Pope will be identical to the Masonic Christ (Antichrist).   "Energies want to flow from the Hierarchy to earth to produce the physical manifestation of the Christ; but, such flow can only occur when humanity raises its collective consciousness to be properly awakened receptors." (Page 617-618, "Externalization of the Hierarchy", paraphrased by Mr. Lambert).

At this point, I raised my hand to ask Mr. Lambert, 'You spoke earlier about the Pope going to Jerusalem; when Lord Maitreya makes his appearance, there will be three types of people:

1. Those whose consciousness has been properly raised so they can readily accept him;

2. Those whose consciousness has been raised somewhat but not so high that they can readily and immediately accept him, but they might be able to accept him after further enlightenment;

3. Those who will never accept him.'

I continued:  I said, 'Back to the Pope for a moment, Bill. 'You stated that, at the right moment, the Pope would go to Jerusalem. Surely the Pope is a proper receptor to the Christ' At this point, Bill nodded his head affirmatively that the Pope was a proper receptor to the Christ. This is the most direct acknowledgement by a influential person involved in the planning for the appearance of Christ that the current Pope is ready and waiting for the appearance of The Christ. This acknowledgement also points to the Roman Catholic Pope as the False Prophet, because Bill stated, very pointedly, that the preparation for the New World Order religion was being paved by the Ecumenical Movement, which is being spear-headed by all Popes, but especially Pope John Paul II.

These quotes allow you to most definitely see that the Illuminati has definite plans for the Roman Catholic Pope, whomever he is at the time, to become the top religious leader of the New World Religion.  Pope Francis I is also hitting all the right New Age and Ecumenical notes as he prepares to welcome everyone into the New World Order tent he is constructing.  Traditional Historic Christianity will not be welcome under this tent if we continue to stress a firm reliance upon Scripture.   In a de facto sense, at the present time, no traditional priest is allowed to serve as pastor in any Roman Catholic parish.  Soon, the time will come, when those believers who live by the Word of God, will be persecuted and eventually beheaded for the witness of Christ Jesus.

This change is welcome as it is another "signpost" on the road to eternity, telling us that we are fast approaching the final moment when our Lord Jesus steps to the portals of Earth and shouts for His people.  At that moment, hundreds of millions of persecuted Christians shall arise from the Earth, just as the Apostle Paul describes the Rapture so eloquently.  "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" (1 Cor 15:50-)   n