So who are the seven kings/popes?

The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI

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So who are the seven kings/popes?Pius XI was the first Roman Catholic pope (from February 6, 1922) who became king as well on February 11, 1929. He along with Mussolini, engineered the Lateran Treaty.

What is destined to take place after the prophesied short monarchy of Benedict XVI?

“And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.”Revelation 17:11. Here, we learn the following:

  1. The Roman Catholic Church was once a beast (up to 1798), but now is not (as she has been in the wilderness experience since 1798); however, she will regain the beast status (meaning she will come out of her wilderness experience) after the fall of the seventh king, Benedict XVI.
  2. The next one to come after Benedict XVI will be one of the other seven kings. But he will no longer be considered a mere king, but will be a beast as well; for with him the Roman Catholic Church will regain her former power to persecute her enemies.
  3. The eighth, when he comes, will be the last; for he “goeth into perdition.”
Who is the eighth who will restore the beast status to the Roman Catholic Church anew?

To answer this question we need first to note the origin of the eighth: “The beast that thou sawest was [the Catholic Church was once a beast until 1798] and is not [during her wilderness experience], and shall ascend [after the fall of Benedict XVI, the eighth will restore her beast status] out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition.” Revelation 17:8.

From this verse we can conclude the following:

  1. Only one more king will come after Benedict XVI, and he will be the eighth. And this king will restore the beast status to the Roman Catholic Church – for during his reign persecution of God’s people will resume again, just as it was in the Middle Ages.
  2. That the eighth king will ascend from the “bottomless pit”, and in due course will “go into perdition.”
 What is the bottomless pit from which the eighth will ascend?

Once again, we go only to the Bible to answer this valid question. The Greek word translated ‘bottomless pit’ is abussos which has the English counterpart, ‘an abyss’. The following verses will unfold what is the abussos.

“…a certain man, which had devils long time…30 And . . . [Yahushua] asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him. 31 And they besought Him that He would not command them to go out into the deep (abussos)… 33 Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine…”Luke 8:27, 30, 31, 33.