Without question many knew that Pope Benedict had to leave the seat as Vicar of Christ soon (I do not believe that the pope is a Vicar of Christ). The world stage is being set for the next pontiff – the modern day Judas - who’s betrayal will go much deeper than that of Jesus he will reach out against God’s chosen people – Israel. And those that are left behind -the foolish virgins -will be hunted down and killed for the testimony of Jesus Christ. church and state will unite due to the economic marriage that will needs be due to a plummeting economy – wall-street will except the covenant to keep from loosing it all. Some Scholars hold to the idea of an Assyrian Antichrist based on the verses found in Isaiah chapter 10 If indeed these verses are speaking of a future Antichrist then we can expect to see an Arab born Pontiff or descendant of these peoples. But the idea of the Antichrist being Muslim from the Arab world as well as some charismatic leader that will start a one world religion is rather preposterous when we hear names like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to be such a leader. In Daniel Chapter 9 he speaks of the prince that shall come – the Antichrist.
and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. [Daniel 9:26]
That prince that is to come is of the people who destroyed the city of Jerusalem and destroyed the Temple which was perpetrated by Titus the Roman General - Iran certainly isn’t part of Rome. have we forgot that when Jesus first came to the earth Rome was in control of Jerusalem? Then why would we think the Arab world will be in control now? Benjamin Netanyahu is under pressure not only by the World Community to concede for a Palestinian State but as well the Catholic Church. July 2010 the Arab League signed a covenant with the Vatican at the top of the agenda was a Palestinian State. No wonder we saw increased pressure the following year at the United Nations to push for a Palestinian State.
So then how can we settle the passage in Isaiah with the point expressed by Gabriel to Daniel. I think it is rather obvious, we may indeed see the next Pontiff be of Arab descent. Emanuel III is a Cardinal of the Church and native of Baghdad, Iraq. It would seem more plausible for a candidate such as he. None the less we will soon see a new Pope and with this pontiff he will push for the Palestinian state a third Temple and he will restore an economy that is yet to plummet much lower. In general he will be a savior to the World.