Who is Pope Benedict XVI?
Pope Benedict is a very special figure in the end times. Why bother giving our attention to this aged and feeble Pope when Pope Francis, his Jesuit successor, has been performing the official duties since 2013? The answer should become apparent through the course of this study. At the present time, as I update this study in August of 2016, Pope Benedict XVI is still alive and living in his special quarters at the Vatican. Even if he were to die, we are convinced that this man still has an appointment with destiny.
Pope Benedict, aka Joseph Ratzinger, was born and baptized on the same day, a signal day on the Hebrew calendar, the one that is more correctly known as the Lord's calendar. Very few know this, because it's been hidden from them, how biblical history identifies that day with a key player who appears in the 2nd chapter of 2 Corinthians as the lawless one, or man of sin. This man is called a beast in Revelation chapter 13, where we find another beast who is closely connected.
Other features are also notable. Ratzinger's election as Pope happened on another very special day, accounted on the calendar that is observed by the Romish Church and by globalist and Illumined Luciferian sorcerers. The meaning of his birth name is notable, and the Papal name he chose for himself reveals an awareness of his biblical role. The number 13 is imprinted on this Pope, a number that has several layers of meaning that all appear to be incredibly applicable. Numerology is very important to Occultists (and the Romish church is very much an Occult institution of the ancient mystery religion), and the reason why is because numbers have a key role in their magical schemes. That's why the most High God explicitly forbids them to exploit the secrets of heaven as they so brazenly do.
I will be very forthright in declaring at the outset that you, the reader, are not likely to get a very profound understanding of who Pope Benedict is without a foundation of understanding the baptism of Y'shua and the meaning of the symbolism involved. (An intimate familiarity with this study is highly recommended. Baptism - The Prophecy.) If you are wondering, "What could Jesus' baptism have to do with the Pope?" there is another study that we strongly encourage you to digest, titled, The Sign for the Bride. That lengthy and sometimes very technical study provides the foundation of essential insight into the role we believe is ordained for Pope Benedict. Let me emphasize to you that this is not a subject to be taken lightly or one to be approached in ignorance. False and counterfeit things are only ever known by way of familiarity with the genuine.
The authors Tom Horn and Chris Putnam have done much to promote the popularity of the historical document known as the Prophecy of the Popes. While there is value in their well researched books, “Petrus Romanus - The Final Pope and the Antichrist are Here” and, Exo-Vaticana, the perspectives they offer are mostly skewed. Due to how familiar the controversial Prophecy of the Popes has become to many of us, let's give that our attention before moving on to consider the compelling evidence of the Pope's role in biblical prophecy.
According to the most popular version of the prophecy, a man known as St. Malachy wrote the following as the final entry. “Petrus Romanus: 'In the extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit [i.e., as bishop]. 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 terrible judge will judge his people. The End.'”
With its long and well documented history, many are convinced that the document is credible, even many within the Vatican itself. We have to agree, at least with regard to having reached the end of the line, given the celestial sign of 1991 and how the unfolding of biblical prophecy relates to that sign (according to insight I received in 2008 during the Papal visit to NYC).
Some confusion exists as to whether the most popular version of St Malachy's list is correct, with difficulties regarding differing versions of the existing copies of the document and ambiguities in the grammar. Many point to Pope Francis as the final Pope that the document identifies as, Petrus Romanus, and while their arguments are often persuasive, we have come to see them as irrelevant. I'll explain why in the close of this article.
Okay - let's get into the baptism scenario! The words "messiah," and, "christ," literally mean, "anointed." Here is the description of the baptism of Jesus of Nazareth, which was an anointing. Observe how there are four entities engaging in this event.
9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 Immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens opening, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him; 11 and a voice came out of the heavens: “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.” 12 Immediately the Spirit impelled Him to go out into the wilderness.
The coming counterfeit baptism is after this same pattern with what must be a full complement of counterparts.
- The beloved Son who came from Nazareth in Galilee is Y'shua. The counterpart: The lawless one (2 Thessalonians 2), the beast seen coming out of the sea (Revelation 13:1-2).
- The voice that came out of heaven spoke to his beloved Son, so, the one speaking is Y'shua's Father in heaven, Yahweh. The counterpart: The dragon, the devil. (Revelation 13:1-2)
- The Spirit like a dove that descended on Y'shua and impelled Him to go out into the wilderness is the holy spirit. The counterpart: The unholy spirit, the spirit of anti-christ. (1 John 4:3)
- The one who baptized in the Jordan as the officiating High Priest, John (as the true prophet Elijah- Matthew 11:14). The counterpart: The anti-baptizer, the false prophet. (Matthew 24:24, Revelation 19:20)
The Day Born and Baptized Links Pope to Counterfeit Baptism Via the Lord's Calendar
This Pope is significantly linked to the counterfeit baptism through the day on which he was born, a connection established not by man, who has no control over the day of a natural birth, but by the One with authority in such and truly all matters. "Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger was born on 16 April, Holy Saturday, 1927 at Schulstraße 11, at 8:30 in the morning in his parents' home in Marktl Inn, Bavaria, Germany. He was baptised the same day." (Wikipedia entry for Pope Benedict XVI (8/25/16))
His being born on "Holy Saturday" is acknowledging the Romish church's liturgical calendar, which, if there is any significance to that at all it is greatly overshadowed by the accounting on the Lord's own calendar, which is key! In lieu of reliable barley reports from that time this determination is somewhat speculative, but it's almost certain that Ratzinger's birth came in the first month of the year, called by some, Aviv or Nisan. Since the lunar month would have begun on April 3 at the sighting of the new moon, we simply count the days to find that the 13th began at sunset on April 15, 1927 and ended at sunset on the 16th. Taking into account the other factor, location, we note that Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany is in time zone UT+1. Entering the world at 8:30 on the morning of the 16th of April, Joseph Ratzinger was born in the midst of this thirteenth day of the first month, Jerusalem time, as accounted on the Lord's calendar.
As students of history have observed, events with similar themes tend to occur on anniversaries of the same day, as accounted on the Lord's calendar. In keeping with this trend, events that may be recognized as foreshadowing the revealing of the lawless one conspicuously mark the thirteenth day of the first month! (The Sign for the Bride - Part 2: When Will the Lawless One be Revealed?) Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, who has become better known as Pope Benedict XVI, was born on the thirteenth day of the first month, a day of huge import! This is the one single day on the calendar that has been highlighted over and again in historical and biblical contexts that witness to the baptism of a counterfeit messiah by a counterfeit high priest! The facts simply cannot be dismissed.
The odds of anyone being born on this day of the year are easily calculated to be 1 in 365 1/4, but there is far more involved beyond that statistic. This Pope was baptized on the same day he was born. This practice is uncommon, and since it's this very subject of a baptism that the outstanding prophecy of this day revolves upon, his being born and baptized on the same day of the year that has been highlighted over and again in very consistent and ominous historical and biblical contexts is notable!
The Pope's Election was a "Baptism" on the Day of the Satanic Calendar's "Bloody Sacrifice to the Beast"
Another special day in Ratzinger's life was when he was elected Pope. On April 19, 2005, Cardinal Ratzinger was elected as the successor to Pope John Paul II on the second day of the papal conclave after four ballots. Cardinal Ratzinger had hoped to retire peacefully and said that "At a certain point, I prayed to God 'please don't do this to me'... Evidently, this time He didn't listen to me." (Wikipedia entry for Pope Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger) - 7/13/2008) The day he was elected was a special holiday that links him, like the day of his birth and baptism, to the counterfeit baptism of the Beast.
You will notice in the outline of the Satanic calendar on the right that April 19 has been highlighted in red to better bring it to your attention. It is the day that begins the 13 day long period known as the Blood (or Bloody) Sacrifice to the Beast. According to common practice, on that day a fire sacrifice is required, and just such a sacrifice was made at the election of the Pope!
It is customary to signal the outcome of the casting of ballots during a papal election with high drama. Observers watch for smoke to emerge from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel. Black smoke means no Pope was elected while white smoke indicates the opposite. Where there's smoke there's fire, right? The actual ballot slips used to cast the votes are used to fuel the signal fire.When the symbolism of those burning ballot slips is taken into consideration the act may be recognized as a ritual sacrifice, a Satanic fire sacrifice! When Joseph Ratzinger won the vote and the ballot slips that represented his selection fueled the fire, the white smoke that issued forth bore witness to the reality that his former life had passed away as a sacrifice. As Pope, his new identity and life fully replaced the former.
When the ballot slips that represented the life of Joseph Ratzinger burned, the smoke ascended into the heavens. That fiery sacrifice was brought forth on the very day that the Satanic calendar requires it - on the 19th of April. Multitudes of goddess worshipers celebrated the event with enthusiasm. To suggest that this might be merely some cosmic coincidence would be naive.
The name of this holiday is the Blood (or Bloody) Sacrifice to the Beast. The Pope's election was a blood sacrifice in that the life of the flesh is in the blood. The sacrifice of a life is equivalent to the spilling of blood.
For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.
Roman Catholics are renowned for their interest in dates and times and symbols of every kind. Could those who lead the way in choosing those dates and symbols be ignorant of the facts that were just laid out? Who is the Beast to whom sacrifice is made? Ultimately, it's their god, the devil, and the beasts of Revelation 13 are his agents.
For collateral reading, what has been observed on these lines at cuttingedge.org might be of interest.
- NEW POPE BENEDICT XVI: VATICAN CONTINUES TO OBSERVE OCCULT NUMERICS, TIMES, ASTROLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS
- FROM WACO TO 9/11
- TWO MORE SCHOOL SHOOTINGS DURING THE SATANIC 13-DAY "BLOODY SACRIFICE TO THE BEAST"!
You may have noticed how what happens at a Papal election is precisely what is pictured in baptism, which is death and resurrection. You did read and become familiar with the background studies I recommended, right? In water baptism, being immersed in the water represents death and coming up out of the water, resurrection. Joseph Ratzinger symbolically went up in smoke in a baptism by fire. Then came the introduction: "Habemus Papam!" "We have a Pope!" As water purifies a thing, so does fire. The smoke color changed from black to white at the Vatican conclave's selection of a Pope, symbolizing the transformation from impurity to purity via "baptism by fire."
There's nothing random or accidental in this ritual imagery. Baptism is a solid theme in both of the two most naturally significant days in the life of this Pope. From the first date to the second Joseph Alois Ratzinger was born, lived and died. On the second, the Pope came forth as the phoenix from his ashes.
Let's pause to reflect. This Pope was born and baptized on an anniversary of the day appointed for the baptism of the Beast. Statistically, one in about every 365 people is born on any given day of the year but it's far more rare to be baptized on that same day. Of itself, this observed link between the Pope and the long prophesied counterfeit baptism is really quite intriguing. The next fact presented was that the Pope was elected on a Satanic holiday and that the event fulfilled the basic requirements for the customary ritual sacrifice by fire.
With these things in mind, consider what we believe to be Pope Benedict XVI's role in the counterfeit baptism.
Pope Benedict as John the Baptist's Counterpart and the Signification of His Naming
A newly elected Pope's choice for his pontifical or regnal name is revealing because a name is of great importance. It's the prominent label for a man and a key element of his identity. Ratzinger's choice links him very directly with John the Baptist! In his official explanation of why he chose this name, he neglected to mention this connection. When you get a glimpse of his biblical identity, the omission is more than a little conspicuous. He's hiding something.
Ben`e*dic"tus\, n. [L., blessed. See Benedict, a.] The song of Zacharias at the birth of John the Baptist (--Luke i. 68); -- so named from the first word of the Latin version. (Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.)
The use of the name "Benedictus" as a reference to that passage in Luke is popular enough for Wikipedia to have an entry dedicated to it, called Benedictus (Song of Zechariah).
Have you read the biblical account of the naming of John the Baptist? Even if it's already pretty familiar, please read the first chapter of the Gospel of Luke, at least from verse 57 to the end. Have you ever wondered why the choice of the child's name was so important as to warrant being surrounded by such drama? I have. The reason for heightened drama is often better understood in the brighter light of prophetic import. The holy spirit alerts us to give special attention to the matter of naming with respect to this passage of scripture. I believe it's for our benefit today as we consider Ratzinger's pontifical identification.
When we read in Luke 1 where the tongue of Zacharias is loosed and he speaks of his child, right in the midst of the prophecy, which is referenced by those in the know as "Benedictus," we find the following declaration.
And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; For you will go on BEFORE THE LORD TO PREPARE HIS WAYS;
That's what John, son of Zacharias, was called and that's what he did. When Ratzinger identified with him, chosing to become known as Pope Benedict XVI, he appears to have revealed his own path.
John the Baptist or Baptizer was uniquely qualified to baptize Y'shua. He was an Aaronite according to the Levitical requirement for High Priests and, beyond that, fully equipped for the Melchizedek priesthood. John was prepared from before birth for his special ministry by the Heavenly Father, being filled with spirit from his mother's womb. Ratzinger was born and baptized on an anniversary of the counterfeit baptism, which may be seen as divinely ordained. John the Baptizer was sanctified in his ways and was accepted as having the grant of authority from heaven to baptize, which was manifest in the fruit of his ministering. The evident grant of authority over the kingdom of heaven on earth (of the kind accorded to such as the Popes and further extended to the heads of the daughters of the mother church) came to Pope Benedict XVI a few days after his election (the sacrifice to Satan by fire), on April 24, 2005, when he was publically invested with the Pallium and the Ring of the Fisherman while celebrating the Papal Inauguration Mass in St. Peter's Square. The common people went to John to be baptized in the Jordan River and to confess their sins. (Matthew 3:6) The common people went Pope Benedict and his Priests to be baptized and to confess their sins. Pope Benedict was very much like John the Baptist, as an officiating high priest.
This other meaning of the name, Benedictus, provides a very direct connection to the events surrounding the baptism of the antichrist beast by the false prophet.
1. b. A canticle that begins Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini ("Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord") that forms the end of the Sanctus in the Roman Catholic Mass. (The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition - Copyright © 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.)
The Benedictus canticle opens with the expression that will heard when the sons of Israel acknowledge and welcome their Messiah. In Hebrew, the expression is, "Baruch haba b'Shem Adonai." (Psalm 118:26, Matthew 21:9, Matthew 23:39)
Behold, your house is left to you desolate; and I say to you, you will not see Me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’
This is how the Messiah will be greeted - both of them actually; the false and the genuine. The opening of the Benedictus canticle will be shouted with joy in Latin and in Hebrew around the world as the antichrist beast is baptized by, it would seem, the appropriately named, Benedictus, Pope Benedict, the False Prophet High Priest. Think about it. It's a compelling observation!
Prior to becoming Pope Benedict XVI this man was identified with the name given at birth: Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger. This also seems prophetic.
From the naming of the patriarch Jacob's first son to be born of his favorite wife, Rachel, we can find a pattern that's worth noting. Joseph's name means, "Let Him add." This was bestowed upon him in the context of his mother's desire for the Lord to add yet another son in addition to Joseph.
She named him Joseph, and said, "May the Lord add to me another son."
Several years later another son was added to her, Benjamin, so this name, "Joseph," is a prayer and prophecy-memorial that serves to link these full brothers together in a special way. (This has been declared as a very important prophetic relationship in other writings.) It may be seen that John the Baptist was something of a "Joseph," after a certain fashion. Joseph's name inherently directs attention to the other son who was added to Rachel. John the Baptizer's purpose was to prepare the way for and direct attention to his kin, Jesus of Nazareth. (Mark 1:7-9 and John 3:25-31) Their mothers were kin according to Luke 1:36. See JOSEPH Ratzinger as a John the Baptist, destined to go before and point the way to another, kin, another kindred beast, and named as a "Let Him add" prayer and prophecy-memorial that identifies him with a related beast.
The messianic beast was seen by the Apostle John coming up out of the sea.
And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names.
Another beast was then seen coming up out of the earth. This beast is related to the first, kindred, or kin, of a sort. The two-horned beast will point to the ten-horned beast.
11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon. 12 He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed. 13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men. 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life. 15 And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
Joseph Ratzinger's middle name is Aloisius, meaning "famous warrior." In 1941, as a boy of 14, he was conscripted into the Nazi military organization, Hitler Youth. “In 1943, while still in seminary, he was drafted into the German anti-aircraft corps as Luftwaffenhelfer. Ratzinger then trained in the German infantry.” (Wikipedia) His Wikipedia entry paints a picture that makes him seem quite innocent. I'm not as naive or gullible as I used to be. You don't come to be a Pope through innocence. His wartime exploits didn't earn him any medals or acclaim, but nonetheless, he is as his middle name indicates, a famous warrior.
Pope Benedict is a Knight of Malta (SMOM), since 1999. Vatican celebrates Knights of Malta's 900 years) Regardless of how "honorary" the bestowment is, from what I've learned about such orders of knights, they really are warriors. He does, of course, have a Coat of Arms, a heraldry that bears a helmet and shield. Aloisius - "famous warrior."
Note that the beast with two horns like a lamb is the false prophet and that he will be responsible for the slaughter of millions upon millions. As you just read, he gives breath to the image of the beast that causes those who don't worship it to be killed.
And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
Through the agency of the false prophet and the beast, many will gather together for a war that none are likely to survive.
13 And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs; 14 for they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of God, the Almighty.
What I have come to recognize as the work of the goddess is suggested in the rallying of the masses to aggressive and violent acts of rebellion and war. Over many centuries, the persecuted saints have rightly identified the great Harlot Mystery Babylon with the mother church based in Rome. This where the goddess is centralizing her worship as the seat of a spiritual power that encompassess every culture and people spanning the entire globe. She is seen drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus.
3 And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality, 5 and on her forehead a name was written, a mystery, “BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” 6 And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered greatly.
Think back for a moment to the time when you first heard about the new Pope's name. What was the first thought that popped into your head when you learned he would be known as Benedict? The immediate association for most Americans is that of "Traitor." In this country, a traitor and a betrayer is oft referred to as a "Benedict Arnold," or, a Benedict.
Pope Benedict's Wikipedia entry records the following. “As the Allied front drew closer to his post in 1945, he deserted back to his family's home in Traunstein after his unit had ceased to exist, just as American troops established a headquarters in the Ratzinger household. As a German soldier, he was interned in a prisoner of war camp, but released a few months later at the end of the war in May 1945.” He was a deserter who was disciplined for betraying the trust of those of his fellow soldiers who remained on duty. Benedict.
The surname of the man who chose to identify himself as a Benedict is, Ratzinger. I don't know the origin and meaning of that name, but let's take a simple child-like approach. Ratzinger = rat + zinger
a person who abandons or betrays his or her party or associates, esp. in a time of trouble.
Idiom: smell a rat, to suspect or surmise treachery; have suspicion
a person or thing that has vitality or animation or produces startling results.
A sudden shock, revelation, or turn of events.
What's in a name? Consider this. Rat-Zinger becomes known as Benedict. How do you think people will respond when the False Prophet performs his work, baptizing in the spirit of antichrist, performing great signs, calling down fire from heaven, giving breath to the image of the beast? There's an animation! Zing! How will they react when he is exposed in an epic betrayal as a false prophet, a traitor? RAT! That will be quite a ZINGER! Rat! Zinger! Benedict!
In wrapping up this consideration of the enigmatic Pope Benedict, there are some strange questions that really should be asked. Like, for example, why I would bother giving attention to this aged and feeble Pope when his Jesuit successor has been performing the official duties since 2013? If you've been following The Open Scroll Blog or our videos you've probably noticed that we are very forward about our belief that the biblical prophetic timeline has been skewed. Time has gone off the rails, in a sense - but this will not stand. Time will be reset, functionally returning back us into the past, and we have documented why we're convinced of this. While there's still much that we don't know, there's enough that we do to be able to offer this insight. Many things are going to be very different from what we know now, in this present currupt timeline, but we are pretty confident that the papal High Priest who baptizes the lawless one in that corrected 2015 is going to be celebrating his birth and baptism day on the Hebrew (The Lord's) calendar - on that 13th day of the 1st month.
The number 13 is linked with the lawless one, the first beast of Revelation 13, and also with the goddess. The number marks this Pope's life, too.
- Born and baptized on day 13 of the first month, which is also the 13th day of the year.
- Elected on the first day of the 13 day period of the Bloody Sacrifice to the Beast.
- He is the 265th Pope in church history. 2+6+5 = 13.
- Written as in Latin: "Benedictus XVI" is thirteen characters.
The number 13 has layers of meaning, all of which seem applicable. Rebellion, Lord, beast, and as we have also learned, the mastery of time. Given what we've been sharing in many blog posts and videos, this is part and parcel of what the antichrist baptizer will require. In the day that the lawless one is baptized, a dimensional portal will be exploited and even the throne room of heaven accessed. This exploit requires the mastery of time, or perhaps, a mastery of time is a more correct way to put it. My God is sovereign and despite appearances, will remain so. Even after this timeline has passed away, with the biblical timeline restored, the Devil and his subregents will have the grant of authority to wreak havoc on earth and in the heavens. Up to a limit, which will accomplish the sovereign God's own purposes.
When this timeline passes away, we are assured that some fit record will be retained, and some will remember what must be remembered. While this update to this article will be gone, along with what other works have been produced, because they didn't exist in the past where we will find ourselves, there is a point to this effort. The benefit is for now, for you, to think things through and to take stock of what this season means, in the Lord's economy. We pray that you make it count. This is not a throw away. It matters.
In closing, it's my testimony that the first beast has been modeled to me by Bill Clinton, according to many years of watching as led by the holy spirit, and the second beast by Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI. The events of April, 2008, regarding his visit to the USA, did nothing but offer much more assurance that he is, indeed, the False Prophet and eventual Antichrist baptizer. It must be said that, whether these are the biblical identities remains to be seen, because we await the day when the Lawless one is revealed. Some play a guessing game - is it Prince William, or fill in the blank with your current top pick. It's like a "Pin the Tail (name tag) on the Donkey (antichrist)" game, as I like to call it, but there are no prizes awarded for guessing. However, there is value in bearing witness to how the Lord has led me in this matter of watching over the many years - so there it is.