Alright so it’s been a pretty long while since I’ve updated this. To be honest I don’t know how many people read this or if they even do, but I’ve decided to again make an attempt to keep up with it. I just tend to get a little discouraged because half the time I don’t even know where to start with these things. I know how everything fits in my head, but to lay it all out is another story. Anyway, enough with trying to explain myself. On to the reason as to why I’m updating again.
So recently, (February 11, 2013 to be exact.) the world was given some rather odd news. The Pope announced his resignation, and on February 28th he stepped down from the papacy. Everyone was like, “Say whaaat?!” I personally thought it was weird. The last Pope to voluntarily resign from the Papacy was Gregory XII which was in the 1400s. What made news though was the Prophecy of the Popes. The prophecy was pretty much a series of 112 short phrases that were to predict the Catholic popes of the future pretty much starting with Celestine II. Now there is controversy about it because people would easily be able to say that these Popes could simply pick a name or try and twist themselves to fit with what the prophecy says so that it looked pretty legitimate. Which I’m not going to lie, was the first thing I thought when I first read it. Interesting thing though, there were some things that these Popes just couldn’t fake, for example John Paul II our previous pope to this one, in his time the Pope that was predicted to reign would be that this Pope was going to be “Of the eclipse of the sun” Oddly enough this dude was born on an eclipse and his funeral was held on a day where the sun was eclipsed.
I know people says wiki is not the greatest source, but as I always say there’s other cites to wiki that are linked so here’s the link for the Pope prophecy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophecy_of_the_Popes
Now, how the Popes resignation plays into the prophecy of the Popes. Well Pope Benedict, who’s Pope number is 111. of the prophecy “Glory of the Olive” is the second to the last pope. The last Pope is supposed to be number 112. Petrus Romanus, or Peter the Roman. His prophecy is “Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End.” So what, that’s it. Will the Catholic Church crumble? Is it the end of the world? What?! What does that even mean right?
When I read that I thought of something I had read in Revelations once. This is going to be a bit long so bare with me.
Revelations 17: 1-11
17 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters. 2 With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”
3 Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. 5 The name written on her forehead was a mystery:
babylon the great
the mother of prostitutes
and of the abominations of the earth.
6 I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s holy people, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus.
When I saw her, I was greatly astonished. 7 Then the angel said to me: “Why are you astonished? I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and ten horns. 8 The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and yet will come up out of the Abyss and go to its destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because it once was, now is not, and yet will come.
9 “This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. 10 They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while. 11 The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.
I bolded out what is vital to what I’m about to write. So, let’s tie this prophecy to what the bible says. Seven hills, that this woman sits on. In the 112th Pope’s prophecy it talks about 7 hills. Vatican City is known as the city of seven hills. So maybe I’m wrong, but this is pretty much my opinion, I’d say that the Catholic Church (As a whole) is the “Woman that sits on the seven hills.”
That sounds horrible because we know what kind of woman was described in the above text, and I just want to say that I don’t hate Catholics I don’t have beef with them , BUT, the Catholic church itself has been under a lot of scrutiny and not just lately. I’m not say other branches of Christianity are perfect, they each have their flaws but with that being said, I don’t view the Catholic church itself as something good. I see it as something that has been bastardized and is the complete opposite of what Christianity is supposed to be on so many levels. I’m not bashing catholic people, I believe there are Catholics out there who truly believe with their hearts and not just follow the Catholic Church blindly. With that being said lets continue.
So the city of Seven hills is The Vatican, The woman is the Catholic Church, The Seven kings, let’s say are the Popes. Now, since this is an “End times prophecy” Let’s assume that these last 8 kings are the last Popes. So we have:
2. Pope Ven. Pius XII
3. Pope BI. John XXIII
4. Pope Paul VI
5. Pope John Paul I
6. Pope BI. John Paul II
7. Pope Benedict XVI
8. Finally Peter the Roman (No one has filled this one yet)
This is where things fit almost perfectly Revelations says “10 They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while. 11 The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king.”
The 8th according to the Popes, is someone we don’t know, and it’s weird because it says that the seventh king would come for a little while, which is weird because Benedict XVI hung around the Papacy and has now resigned. Which leaves us with the mystery of who will be the next Pope, will it be as Revelations states, one of the first 7? How? Minus Pope Benedict, the others are dead.
I just feel like I’m on to something and I just wanted to share. If anyone is reading this, let me know what you think. I just think it’s mind blowing that there are two prophecies that might be interlinked and hardly anyone recognizes it.