Today, I read a story about Pope Francis arriving in Edom before entering the Holy Land. Jews have a custom of providing poor hospitality to tourists that go to Edom prior to visiting the Holy Land. Is Pope Francis trip to Edom an omen? (Rabbis link Edom with Rome frequently.)
As I was reviewing my papal notes, I came across an old 2012 Prophecy in the News video interviewing Tom Horn and Chris Putnam pitching their book “Petrus Romanus.” These men can site multiple prophesies that link this pope with the False Prophet. (Please notice how emphatically they state that 2012 will be the year that the False Prophet, AKA the final Pope, emerge.)
What is the False Prophet’s purpose?
Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth. It had two horns like those of a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence; and it makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, the one whose fatal wound had been healed. It performs great miracles, even causing fire to come down from heaven onto the earth as people watch. It deceives the people living on earth by the miracles it is allowed to perform in the presence of the beast, and it tells them to make an image honoring the beast that was struck by the sword but came alive again. It was allowed to put breath into the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast could even speak; and it was allowed to cause anyone who would not worship the image of the beast to be put to death. Also it forces everyone — great and small, rich and poor, free and slave — to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead preventing anyone from buying or selling unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This is where wisdom is needed; those who understand should count the number of the beast, for it is the number of a person, and its number is 666. Revelation 13:11-18 (CJB)
I liken the False Prophet to John the Baptist in purpose and activities. Like John, he must appear before the time of the antichrist.
The people were in a state of great expectancy, and everyone was wondering whether perhaps Yochanan himself might be the Messiah; so Yochanan answered them all, “I am immersing you in water, but he who is coming is more powerful than I — I’m not worthy to untie his sandals! He will immerse you in the Ruach HaKodesh and in fire. He has with him his winnowing fork to clear out his threshing floor and gather his wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the straw with unquenchable fire!”And with many other warnings besides these he announced the Good News to the people. Luke 3:15-18 (CJB)
And then the False Prophet must accede to the greater one: The antichrist.
The bridegroom is the one who has the bride; but the bridegroom’s friend, who stands and listens to him, is overjoyed at the sound of the bridegroom’s voice. So this joy of mine is now complete. He must become more important, while I become less important. John 3:29-30 (CJB)
Is our mysterious Pope Francis already beginning his prophetic duties? In May, Pope Francis will arrive in Jordan [Edom], and then he will enter the Holy Land from the Botzrah region.
Who is this, coming from Edom, from Botzrah with clothing stained crimson, so magnificently dressed, so stately in his great strength? “It is I, who speak victoriously, I, well able to save.”Why is your apparel red, your clothes like someone treading a winepress? Isaiah 63:1-2 (CJB)
Only Yahushua can fulfill these words.