Dead Man Walking: Yahushua Foretells the Final Pope!

Yahushua Foretells the Final Pope!


Breaking News!!  New Scriptural confirmation that Pope Francis is indeed the eighth and final pope has been found in the words of Yahushua!  Read on to discover this new and startling evidence found in the Bible . . . .


“Look out!” 

“Be careful!” 

father holding child's handLoving parents warn their children when there is danger so that the child will be aware.  When a warning is called out, a person is more careful or can take precautions.  Yahuwah has also given warnings to His children because He wants to save them. “Yahuwah is . . . not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.  But the day of Yahuwah will come as a thief in the night.”  (2 Peter 3:9-10)

Yahuwah, as the divine Father of all, wants His children prepared for the closing scenes of earth’s history.  He has pulled aside the veil to the future so that believers can be warned of what lies ahead.  Prophecy is the Father’s love gift to prepare the faithful for the last days.  “Surely Yahuwah Eloah will do nothing but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the prophets.”  (Amos 3:7)

A few days before Yahushua’s death, He was sitting on the Mount of Olives when Peter and Andrew, James and John came to Him privately and asked: “What shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?”  (Matthew 24:3)  The disciples had been taught that the temple would stand until the end of the world.  Thus, in their minds, the destruction of the temple would not occur until Yahushua returned at the end of the world.

[Yahushua] did not answer His disciples by taking up separately the destruction of Jerusalem and the great day of His coming. He mingled the description of these two events. Had He opened to His disciples future events as He beheld them, they would have been unable to endure the sight. In mercy to them He blended the description of the two great crises, leaving the disciples to study out the meaning for themselves. When He referred to the destruction of Jerusalem, His prophetic words reached beyond that event to the final conflagration in that day when [Yahuwah] shall rise out of His place to punish the world for their iniquity, when the earth shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. This entire discourse was given, not for the disciples only, but for those who should live in the last scenes of this earth’s history.1

This prophecy contained in Matthew 24 is of extreme importance and profound significance for those living in earth’s final days.  It contains warnings not found in the other prophetic books of the Bible that apply more specifically to the nation of Israel.  In addition to Matthew 24 (and the corresponding accounts in Mark 13 and Luke 21), there is the entire book of Revelation and certain Old Testament prophecies to prepare the faithful for the end of time. 

One prophecy of particular importance to the final generation is found in Revelation 17:

There are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.


And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.


And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.


These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.


These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. (Revelation 17:10-14, KJV)

WLC has long preached that the kings of Revelation 17 are the last popes to rule from the papal throne.  The first pope was Pope Pius XI (1922-1929).  With the Lateran treaty giving Vatican City to the papacy, he was the first king.  Benedict XVI (2005-2013) was the seventh “king.”  Pope Francis, then, is the eighth and final pope before the return of Yahushua. 

December 31, 2022

We no longer believe that pope Francis is the Eighth king. However, we continue to believe that the seven mountains/kings are seven popes, with the now-deceased Pope Benedict XVI being the seventh king. The change in our understanding is primarily due to recently gained knowledge of the final events foretold by Prophet Ezekiel. After Yahuwah powerfully intervenes to destroy the armies of Russia, Turkey, and Iran in the mountains of Israel, it will take Israel seven years [Ezekiel 39:9] to clear the land from all of the military equipment of the defeated armies. Suppose we add to this period the time needed for Russia to complete its destruction of Ukraine and the demilitarization of NATO. In that case, we arrive at a longer timeline than the current age of Pope Francis can permit.

Furthermore, the phrase [Rev. 17:11] describing the ‘Eighth as one of the seven’ perplexes us. One possible speculation of this divine riddle may be that the pope that will come after Francis may be the long-thought-of demon impersonation of John Paul II. If this were to happen, it would fit the description that the Eighth is indeed one of the seven. Thus, Pope Francis is a transitional pope because he is not one of the seven.

It makes more sense that the impersonation of John Paul II is delayed because the world’s stage is not entirely ready for the confluence of the final events that will concurrently unfold on several fronts, climaxing with the return of Yahushua.

We are as eager as ever for the return of Yahushua to rule the nations of the world from Jerusalem. But we can’t trump Yahuwah’s timeline.


8 Kings of Revelation 17; Francis I = 8th King, the last pope 

WLC has been boldly proclaiming this interpretation for years, seeking to warn the world of the impending return of Yahushua and the end of the age.  Now, new Scriptural evidence in support of this teaching has been discovered.

Hidden in the midst of Yahushua’s warning in Matthew 24 is one particular verse that appears to confirm this understanding of Revelation 17.  Previously, it has been passed over, not being understood in its full significance or its timely application.  Now, Heaven has opened the true meaning of this text to the last generation.

Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.


For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.


Behold, I have told you before.


Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.


For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.


For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.  (Matthew 24:23-28, KJV) 

The word “carcase” comes from the Greek word ptoma.  It means a “lifeless body (corpse, carrion): -- dead body.”2  It means, literally, “a fall . . . hence, ‘that which is fallen, a corpse.’ ” 3

As any Christian knows, there is more than one meaning to “fall.”  There is a literal falling down, as when a person trips.  But there is also a moral fall, as when Adam and Eve sinned and turned their allegiance from the Creator.  It is interesting that this meaning would be contained in the word “corpse” because there is certainly a moral fall involved in giving this text significance.

Jesuit Pope Francis, the last pope (antichrist)

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When a priest joins the Jesuit order, he takes the Extreme Oath of Induction.  After the oath is repeated, the superior, answered by the new postulant, asks a series of questions.

Question: “Did you take an oath?”

Answer: “I did, to destroy heretics and their governments and rulers, and to spare neither age, sex nor condition. To be as a corpse without any opinion or will of my own, but to implicitly obey my Superiors in all things without hesitation or murmuring.”

The utter subjugation of the human will to one’s superiors is what sets the Jesuit order apart.  It is summed up in the Latin phrase, Perinde ac cadaver which means “corpselike at the Pope's will.”  Jesuits, by their own freely-spoken oath, are as a corpse, governed by the will of another. WLC believes that this confirms that Francis, the eighth and final pope of prophesy, is the corpse referred to in Matthew 24. 

March 13, 2013, was an auspicious date. Jorge Mario Bergoglio was sworn in as the two hundred and sixty-sixth pope, Francis I.  It was the first time in the history of the Jesuit order that a Jesuit became pope!  Historically, the Roman Catholic hierarchy has always been leery of the Jesuit order, the largest order in Catholicism with over 19,000 members.  “The Jesuits have always been a very powerful order of priests.  This led to the rest of the church acting very warily towards them at times going to the extent of disbanding them.”4  The fact that the eighth pope of prophecy should come from this order should not be overlooked by any student of prophecy.

WLC sees in a deeper understanding of the prophecy of Matthew 24 a divine hint confirming the belief that Pope Francis is indeed the last pope before the return of Yahushua: “For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.”  (Matthew 24:28) 

Symbols are used frequently in Scripture because they can contain many layers of meaning.  However, in order to understand symbols, it is necessary to first identify them. 

eagles feeding on a carcase

“Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together."  (Matthew 24:28)  (Image courtesy of

The text refers to “eagles.”  Eagles are scavengers.  As scavengers, they are listed in the Bible as unclean.  Unlike other birds that feast on grain or fruit, eagles consume dead, rotting flesh.  Eagles were also used as a symbol of Rome.  In the closing chapters of Deuteronomy, Yahuwah warned Israel through Moses what would be the fate of the nation should they turn away from Him.

“By the Spirit of Inspiration, looking far down the ages, Moses pictured the terrible scenes of Israel’s final overthrow as a nation, and the destruction of Jerusalem by the armies of Rome: ‘[Yahuwah] shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand; a nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favor to the young.’ [Deuteronomy 28:49] The utter wasting of the land and the horrible suffering of the people during the siege of Jerusalem under Titus centuries later, were vividly portrayed.”5

Here, the armies of Rome are likened to eagles.  This is an apt symbol because eagles were the emblem of pagan Rome.

But just as Yahushua mingled the descriptions of the fall of Jerusalem with the end of the world, there is a second application for the “eagles” in Matthew 24:28.  The national emblem for the world’s only remaining “super power” (the United States) is none other than an eagle.

Pagan Roman Flag - SPQR

The emblem of pagan Rome was an eagle.  This thoroughly pagan emblem was later adopted by the Nazi regime in their attempt to establish a third Roman empire, or Third Reich.  (Image courtesy of

Jerusalem was destroyed in AD 70 by the eagle of Rome.  Today, the world faces unprecedented danger as the eagle of the United States exerts oppressive power over the entire world, forcing all to bow to its will or face it’s military might.  With a Jesuit pope swaying the papal scepter, it can be but a very little time before the American eagle enforces the papal sabbath (Sunday) in keeping with prophecy:

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.


And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.


And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:


And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.  (Revelation 13:11, 15-17 KJV)

When Pope Francis, history’s last pope, takes the world stage as the eighth king, he will draw all world leaders under his influence and control.  In Scripture, “horns” are symbols of power and the number ten is symbolic of world totality.

And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.


These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.


These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings.  (Revelation 17:12-14, KJV)   

Great Seal of the United States of America

The discerning eye can see the similarities between the pagan Roman emblem and the national emblem of the United States of America and for a good reason: both are worldwide persecuting powers.

Pope Francis, as the corpse of Matthew 24:28, will draw all eagles to him under the urging of the chief eagle, the United States.  Just as eagles are naturally drawn to a corpse, so will the world’s leaders surrender their power and authority to the pope.  As the worldwide recession worsens, turning into a worldwide depression, people the world over will look for answers, turning to the pope to be their leader.

With the eighth and final pope now sitting upon the “throne of St. Peter,” words penned over 100 years ago have special significance: “The agencies of evil are combining their forces and consolidating. They are strengthening for the last great crisis. Great changes are soon to take place in our world, and the final movements will be rapid ones.”6  Events in the world today clearly declare that Yahushua's return is near, even at the doors.  The long expected enforcement of Sunday is soon to break upon the world and persecution will descend upon all who refuse to comply.

The time is not far distant when, like the early disciples, we shall be forced to seek a refuge in desolate and solitary places. As the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman armies was the signal for flight to the Judean Christians, so the assumption of power on the part of our nation, (America) in the decree enforcing the papal sabbath, will be a warning to us. It will then be time to leave the large cities, preparatory to leaving the smaller ones for retired homes in secluded places among the mountains.7

young woman holding Bible and looking to heavenProphecy is understood only at the time of its fulfillment.  WLC praises Heaven for the unfolding of this prophecy now at the very time specified.  This previously misunderstood verse confirms the identification of Pope Francis as the prophesied eighth pope of Revelation 17. 

Truth will triumph gloriously.  The armies of Heaven will conquer the forces of darkness.  Many early Christians lost their lives in the spread of the Gospel, but their blood was seed to bear a bountiful harvest in these last days.

In vain were Satan's efforts to destroy the church of Christ by violence. The great controversy in which the disciples of [Yahushua] yielded up their lives did not cease when these faithful standard-bearers fell at their post. By defeat they conquered. [Yahuwah's] workmen were slain, but His work went steadily forward. The gospel continued to spread and the number of its adherents to increase. It penetrated into regions that were inaccessible even to the eagles of Rome.8 

Now, in the closing days of earth’s history, Yahuwah’s people will conquer again.  Truth will stand triumphant, unbending and loyal, facing unflinchingly the religious eagle of Rome and the military eagle of the United States.

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1 Ellen G. White, Desire of Ages, p. 628, emphasis supplied.

2 Ptoma, #4430, The New Strong’s Expanded Dictionary of Bible Words, p. 1348.

3 Ibid.


5 Ellen G. White, Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 467.

6 Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 9, p. 11.

7 Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, pp. 464-465.

8 Ellen G. White, The Great Controversy, p. 41.