A Prophetic Word about the Roman Catholic Church
by Dean Odle
January 13, 2012
On Tuesday night January 10, 2012. I had a very vivid dream. It was like it was in high definition. In the dream, I saw a man who appeared to be over 7 feet tall. He was dressed in very ornate red robe trimmed in gold. In the dream, I knew he was a Roman Catholic priest. The man was very weak and had two other priests on each side holding him up. I never saw his face because as I looked at his face his skin disappeared and he became a walking skeleton. He appeared to be near death. I also sensed the evil presence behind this "larger than life" figure.
The next morning as I was getting ready for work, I just dismissed it as some type of demonic attack due to our upcoming Bible prophecy conference. However, a couple of days later, the Lord revealed to me what the dream meant. He let me know by His Spirit that the tall man represented Pope Benedict XVI. Then, immediately as I realized the tall man was the Pope, the Holy Spirit made it clear to me what He was saying to me through the dream: Pope Benedict will die VERY soon or step down due to his own feebleness.
As I wondered why the Lord would reveal this to me, I began to understand that the Lord wanted me to share why the next pope will play a very BIG role in with the Antichrist in the last seven years leading up to the second coming of Jesus Christ. You see, the Bible is very clear in Revelation 13 that there are two figures who will work together to oversee a world government and have total control over the world economy: one is the antichrist (a political leader) and the other a religious leader who will have great influence and cause many to worship the Beast and take his mark. Revelation chapter 17 speaks of these two entities again but in a different way. In John’s vision he saw what he called “a great whore” riding a beast with seven heads and ten horns. The Whore is revealed to be a vast religious system full of idolatry.
John describes this “Mother of Harlots” as being clothed in scarlet and purple, drunk with the blood of saints, and a city on seven hills. Just a little research of history leaves no doubt that the “great whore” that will work with the Beast at the time of the end is the Roman Catholic Church. Rome is known as “the city on seven hills,” the colors of the two branches of the Roman Catholic priesthood are purple and scarlet red. Bishops wear purple and Cardinals wear red. In fact, the popes wore red until the 1500’s, but at times still do. It is also a historical fact that the Roman Catholic Church slaughtered millions of true Christians and Jews over the centuries.
Revelation 17 goes on to say that the Beast will eventually turn on the Whore (Rome) and destroy her. What is fascinating about this is that even many Roman Catholics believe that the last pope will be an evil pope and cause the Vatican and Rome to be destroyed. This belief among Catholics comes from a mysterious prophecy attributed to Saint Malachy in 1139 AD about future popes in the order they would come. While no one is sure who made the prophecies, they have been in circulation since about 1590 and they have been eerily accurate. For instance 110th pope from the time of the St. Malachy’s prophecy was John Paul II. The prophecy of the 110th pope was “From the labor of the sun” and Pope John Paul the second was born on the day of a solar eclipse.
The prophecy said there would only be 112 more popes and the prophecy of the last pope was this: “In extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will sit Peter the Roman, who will nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished the city on seven hills will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge His people. The end.” What makes this very interesting is that it coincides with the Biblical account of the “Whore” being destroyed by the Antichrist and also that Pope Benedict is the 111th pope. Thus, we will soon have the 112th pope and with many other converging prophecies coming to pass, I have no doubt that we will soon enter the last seven years of which the last 3 ½ years the Bible calls great tribulation.
If you are caught up in the idolatry of worshipping Mary, dead saints, or the eucharist by bowing to statues or praying to anyone other than God alone through our Lord Jesus Christ, then the time has come to heed the warning Jesus gave in the book of Revelation, “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities” (Rev. 18:4-5). And for those who are not caught up in Roman Catholicism or the many deceived churches joining her ranks, the call is still there from the Lord Jesus, “It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death” (Rev. 21:6-8).