Holy smokes scripture has just been fulfilled with election of pope Francis the 1st!!
I thought it had to be pope Benedict changing his name to something the 1st but scripture is
beautifully fulfilled when Benedict becomes the first pope in 600 years to resign and be alive
while another pope is elected.
Since 1789 when Napoleon threw pope pius in jail and the beast seemed to suffer a fatal head
wound there have been 7 popes. 7 pope names; pius, Benedict, John Paul etc.
If you count up the roman numerals after each name they add up to 680.
They skipped benedict the 10th so there have only been 15 Benedict's
Count of Benedict's = 1 +2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 + 13 + 14 + 15
Do the same for the other 6 popes based on the number for each
There are only 21 johns since they skipped 2 of those
So the total once again of all 7 names adds to 680
Now here's where it gets good
Since ratzinger is currently alive and is called emeritus or simply ratzinger we subtract 15
Now that the new pope is Francis the 1st we add 1
Total count = 680 - 15 + 1 = 666 !!!!!
And the frosting on the cake
"there are seven kings etc and there is an eighth king he is one of the seven "
Francis is the eighth king and he is one of the seven. The seven other popes that is