The archdeceiver sows confusion about the end times:-

Devil is working hard on securing end times

Francis is not shy about preaching on how the battle between good and evil has already begun

In short, this pope is a believer in the end times who’s convinced they aren’t merely coming but are, in a sense, already being played out before our eyes. This, likewise, is someone who believes the devil is real and perceives a demonic hand at work in current events.

For example: The Vatican summary of his weekday homily Nov. 28 quotes him as saying: “The devil pushes us to be unfaithful to the Lord. Sometimes he pushes hard.”

Francis went on to add that this is more than just individual temptation. Scripture, he pointed out, “speaks to us about a universal temptation, about a universal trial, about the time when ... the whole of the Lord’s creation will be faced with this choice between God and evil, God and the prince of the world.”

That time, he made clear, is now.

Cautious, optimistic

That said, it’s important to realize nothing Pope Francis has said lends support to sweaty-palms predictions that the end of the world is imminent. On the contrary, much that the pope has said and done seems to reflect the assumption that Church and world will both be around for a long time.

This last paragraph says it all. In it is a contradiction of the end-times prophecies of the Bible, the biblical predictions of how the Remnant of God who are loyal to the true Christ will be persecuted by the papal power, and a perverse reversal of roles between persecutor and persecuted. Of course, it is obvious that the identity of the Church of Rome as the persecutor must of necessity be revealed in the end; but how many billions will be lost because of the delusion that Rome and her ecumenical allies are the true Church of Christ?!

The Bible states that "the devils also believe, and tremble" (James 2:9b.) The fulfillment of Luke 21:34 reveals that "God is no longer restraining the power of Satan in his control of the nations of earth." The devil is well aware of this spiritual reality, and is working feverishly under the pretence that he is the spirit of Jesus Christ, ensnaring multitudes into delusions about his true identity.

Pope Francis is prompted by Satan to make the admission that "the battle between good and evil has already begun." Does the reader recognize that it is intensifying into the final "battle of the great day of God Almighty" (Rev. 16:14; Rev. 17:14)?