Who is the Son of Perditon i.e. the Antichrist?
Our Father would not leave us guessing about such an important matter. Jesus said:
Mar 13:23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.
Our Father’s Word contains everything we need to know, including who is the Antichrist.
2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
“The son of perdition”, who is the son of perdition? I’ve heard many say it is Judas. First, Judas repented: Mat 27:3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
Second, “perdition” in the Greek is:
From a presumed derivative of G622; ruin or loss (physical, spiritual or eternal): – damnable (-nation), destruction, die, perdition, X perish, pernicious ways, waste.
From G575 and the base of G3639; to destroy fully (reflexively to perish, or lose), literally or figuratively: – destroy, die, lose, mar, perish.
God wishes none to perish, but all to be saved. God is not speaking of perishing in the flesh, for all flesh dies, but spiriutally perishing. Those sentences aren’t pronounced on any entity that lived, in the flesh, until judgment day. As far as I know, Judas didn’t face judgment day yet? Judgment day doesn’t take place until the end of Millennium, after Christ returns.
There is only one entity that has been named and sentenced to perish, which is satan.
The “son of perdition” will: 2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Judas didn’t sit in God’s temple claiming to be God. But, our Father does show who will do such a thing:
Isa 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
“Lucifer” in the Hebrew is:
From H1984 (in the sense of brightness); the morning star: – lucifer.
Christ is the true morning star: Rev 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
satan is a copier. He always wanted to be God and will do everything he can to pretend he is Christ when he’s here to deceive the world.
Isa 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
The “north” is God’s throne
Eze 8:3 And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy.
Eze 44:4 Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house: and I looked, and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD: and I fell upon my face.
satan will stand in Jerusalem, claiming to be God. This will bring forth our Father’s jealousy.
God said: Exo 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
When satan is here claiming to be God, the whole world will worship him as God.
Isa 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Again, Lucifer (satan) will be here claiming to be God. He always wanted to be God. He did it in the first earth age and deceived a third of God’s children and they followed him. (Rev 12)
satan is the only one who fits the description of who the son of perdition is, and who wants to sit in God’s temple, claiming to be God.
Ezekiel 28 identifies satan and his sentence that is pronounced on him. Again, satan is the only one who is named and sentenced to perish.
Eze 28:2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
“Tyrus” in the Hebrew means “rock”
There is a fake rock and the True Rock (Duet 32). Our True Rock is Christ, and not the fake rock, which is satan (AC)
(Here, Tyrus is called “prince”. This is after satan’s fall in the first earth age. Later in the Chapter, he is called “king”. That was before his fall.)
satan is referred to as a “man” just as in Isaiah 14:16 “is this the man?” (Think upon Rev 13- number of a man)
Eze 28:3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:
That’s how sharp he is…. Look how he tempted Christ in the wilderness. He used Scripture, but he twisted it to where it became a lie. Most Christians are not aware of this. This is why we are to never argue with satan, but rebuke him. Never underestimate him.
Eze 28:5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:
Eze 28:6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;
Pride was and is satan’s downfall. He loved himself more than God and God’s children.
satan wants to be God and this is where the great controversy comes in…
Eze 28:7 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.
The “sword” is the word of God. (Rev 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.)
These “strangers” are God’s elect. Mark 13- God’s elect are not to premeditate what they”ll say, for the Holy Spirit will speak through them, just as on Pentecost day.
That is what wounds satan and shows him as a fake.
Here God is going back to the first earth age, when satan was created:
Eze 28:12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
satan is not some ugly being with horns and a pitchfork. Here we see he is “perfect” in beauty.
Eze 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
Again, this is not talking about the flesh and blood king of Tyre, for this one was in the Garden of Eden. (satan was the “tree of knowledge of good and evil).The flesh and blood king of Tyrus wasn’t born yet. And take notice, he was “created”, not born.
Eze 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
Bullinger’s notes: the anointed cherub that covereth. Cherub can be used only of a supernatural being, overshadowing and protecting “the world that then was” (2Pe_3:6), or the “garden” of Eze_28:13.
satan’ job was to protect the mercy seat. Think about the Ark of the Covenant: Exo_25:20 And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.
satan earned that postition. God is fair. satan was good at that time.
“Holy mountain”- satan was right there at the altar.
satan was at the highest place that a child of God could be. The only place higher would be the Messiah, or God himself. And that’s what satan tried to do- to take over. Instead of “covering” or “protecting” the mercy seat, satan wanted to sit on it. He wanted to be God.
satan, at one time, had to of been pretty good to earn such a high ranking.
Eze 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
satan stopped loving God and began loving himself (pride). He thinks more of himself than he does our heavenly Father. satan threw it all away because of pride.
Eze 28:16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
God will destryo satan. God had sentenced him.
satan is the only entity, by name, where you see God has already sentenced him to hell (lake of fire).
Eze 28:17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee
Eze 28:18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
God is going to destroy satan whereas everyone will see it.
satan is already sentenced to death.
“Turned to ashes from within” God blots him out. Ashes is forever and ever. Judgment was already pronounced on satan. satan was sentenced to perish. He is the son of perdition.
Eze 28:19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
satan will be destroyed forever.
And then we read in Rev 13:
Rev 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
Rev 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
Who is the dragon? Rev 12 tells us:
Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
satan has many titles…or roles.
The great dragon was satan’s role in the first earth age when he deceived a third of God’s children. His MO hasn’t changed. He’ll be doing the same thing when he’s kicked out by Michael and is here, defacto, on earth, in the sight of mankind.
In that verse, satan and his different titles are identified. They are all one the same. It is satan.
The beast, (One word system) tries to come together, but receives a deadly wound. It falls completely apart. It is the dragon (satan) which heals the wound and brings the One world system together.
Do not worry when you hear about wars and rumors of wars, for the end is not yet..but when they cry peace, then look out, for it’s a false peace, a deceptive peace, a dangerous peace. satan will come in peacefully and prosperously. With peace, he will destroy many (think spiritually here, not flesh) satan’s after our souls:
Dan 8:24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
Dan 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
The whole world will wonder after the dragon and the beast which he healed….even Christians. This is what will cause the great apostasy, the falling away (2 Thes 2:3). Only the elect will now who he is and will not bow a knee to him.
Rev 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
He looks like a lamb (Christ), but speaks as the dragon, for he is the dragon playing the role of Antichrist. satan is the Antichrist (AC)
Rev 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
He will have supernatural ability. satan is supernatural.
No human being has this ability.
Rev 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Rev 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
“forehead”- what’s in your forehead? It’s your brain, your mind.
“right hand”- Your right hand is your power hand, the one you work with.
There is not going to be a literal tatoo. Someone could tatoo you from head to toe, but it won’t cause you to worship satan. It’s in your mind and heart where your loyalty and your love for our Father lies.
At that time, you are either going to have the seal of God (truth) in your forehead, which is to say…your mind: Rev 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
Or you are going to have the mark of satan in your forehead, which is believing his lies in your mind and doing work for him, albeit in ignorance. The world will worship him as God.
Those who do not believe satan’s lies and do not take part of his “system” will not be able to buy or sell. But that’s ok..for God takes care of his own.
“Count” in the Greek is: G5585
From G5586; to use pebbles in enumeration, that is, (genitive case) to compute: – count.
Tyre means rock. The Prince and King of Tyre, in Eze 28 are satan. Satan was in the garden of Eden. Cain received a mark in his forehead. (This is a whole other topic, so I’m ,in a simple form, connecting the dots)
It is a man’s number- God refers to satan as a man in Eze 28 and Isiah 14
His number is six hundred three score and six= 666
Satan appears at the 6th trump, 6th seal, and 6th vial= 666
Revelation 9 gives us the King’s name over the locust army. God gives it to us in both the Hebrew and the Greek so there is no way of missing it:
Rev 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
“Abaddon” in the Hebrew is:
Of Hebrew origin [H11]; a destroying angel: – Abaddon.
Intensively from H6; abstractly a perishing; concretely Hades: –
Who is the destroying angel? Satan
“Apollyon” in the Greek:
Active participle of G622; a destroyer (that is, Satan): – Apollyon.
Apollyon comes from the same word as “perdition”, as seen up above.
satan is the “son of perdition”, the Antichrist. He will be here, defacto, and the whole world, (except for God’s elect), will wonder after him. Though, because of the testimony of God, through his elect (Mark 13:11), many will come out of Babylon (confusion) and wake up to who their “messiah” really is, which is none other than the devil himself.