Is the “son of perdition” King 1 of Revelation 17?

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Speaker 1

You. All right. So Clinton is asking the son of Perdition is king one of Revelation 1710 to eleven. He is also King six and eight. Solving Revelation 1710 to eleven is the key to solving end days prophecy, the prophet.

Speaker 2

Well, thank you Clinton. I think this is a comment, maybe more than a question, but I do want to definitely say that it is important to understand Revelation, all parts of it. In the Book of Revelation chapter one, he says blessed is he who reads this book and does the things because the time is at hand. And so we need to not just read it, but we need to also understand it in Revelation chapter 17. Let’s go there. Just to give some reference to somebody who maybe isn’t familiar with the Book of Revelation, chapter 17, verses ten and eleven. So you’re talking about this beast that has seven heads. And so Revelation 17, verses ten and eleven, it talks about this beast and it says and there are seven kings, five are fallen and one is and the other is not yet come. And when he comes he must continue a short space. And the beast that was and is not even he is the 8th and is of the seven and goes into perdition. So basically here we’re seeing this word Perdition, again talking about that same word that you’re saying like the son of Perdition.

Speaker 2

And so I just want to bring up to your attention. So that word Perdition is a Greek word which is apolia which actually means utter destruction. So the son of Perdition that’s mentioned in the Bible, I don’t think it just means necessarily this person, a specific person in Revelation 17, this king. But I think that same word is used in other parts of the Bible. When you look at the Book of Matthew, chapter seven and verse 13, it uses that same Greek word apolia where talking Jesus is saying enter into the straight gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction. Apollia which is also the word Perdition. And many there be that go thereat. So basically this word perdition meaning destruction. So the son of destruction, utter destruction. So ultimately though, my understanding is that the son of Perdition is in essence Satan. And the these things mentioned in the Book of Revelation, like the beast, the Harlot, et cetera, they’re his agencies. But basically it all boils down to the Son of Perdition being Satan and his satanic forces. And the reason I say this is just because in an example I think that’s most clear when you look in the Book of John talking about Judas Iscariot, and Jesus actually calls Judas Iscariot the Son of Perdition in John chapter 17, verse twelve.

Speaker 2

But Judas is not. Obviously that not what Revelation 17 is talking about. I don’t think Judas Is at all mentioned in the Book of Revelation. But it’s interesting because if you look at the book of John earlier, before Jesus says this in the book of John chapter 13, let’s look at that really quick. John chapter 13, verses 26 and 27 and it says Jesus is speaking about who would betray him. And in verse 24 of John 13, Peter asks who are you talking about? Who’s going to betray you? And in verse 26 Jesus answers and he says he it is to whom I shall give a SOP when I have dipped it. And when he dipped the SOP, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. So here in John chapter 13, jesus calls Judas the Son of Simon. And then in verse 27 it says and after the SOP, Satan entered into him. Satan enters Judas Iscariot and then Jesus says to him that thou doest do quickly. So Jesus tells Judas ascariot go do what you’re going to do quickly. So here we see in John chapter 1326 judas Iscariot is first called the Son of Simon.

Speaker 2

Then in verse 27, Satan enters into him. And then you see later Judas Iscariot after Satan has entered into him. In John chapter 17, in verse twelve, it says while I was with him in the world, Jesus is speaking. I kept them in my name because Jesus is praying for his disciples. I kept them in your name. Those that you gave me I have kept and none of them is lost but the Son of Perdition that the scripture might be. Excuse me. Judas Iscariot is referred to as the Son of Perdition. He’s referred to basically as no longer the Son of Simon, but the Son of Perdition. He’s basically called Satan in and of know in a sense because that’s who has possessed him, who’s taken over his so. You know, while we need to understand that the reason I go back to this. As far as talking about who is behind all these things, I think a lot of times people want to build up conspiracies and be like oh, this person in the government or this person on TV is this or that. And I’m not saying that’s not possible. But the essence of it all is that all these things of Perdition, it all goes back to Satan and his working in different agencies as far as who is the real source of the problem.

Speaker 2

And I believe that this is key because when you look at the Book of Revelation, it’s chiastic in nature, meaning that the beginning and the middle kind of reflect each other. And so there’s kind of the climax in the middle and then the middle revelation we see in chapter twelve is this great battle between Christ and Satan. And I think that perhaps God put this there in a sense that we remember that no matter what’s going on in the world and all these things can be so scary as far as understanding prophecy and thinking about all these agencies in the world and what could be doing this or is this group doing this? In essence, the source behind all of that is we’re dealing with a battle between Jesus and we’re dealing with a battle against Satan. And Satan is the one who is ultimately the truest sense of the son of it’s. When we go back to the Book of Genesis chapter know when Adam and Eve fell it know he gave a prophecy of Jesus. He says there shall be enmity or hatred between your seed, the woman’s seed and Satan’s seed. And so it’s basically the sons of God, the seed of God, god’s people and the seed of Satan those that follow after Satan and the enemy.

Speaker 2

And so again, I agree with you. We need to understand who these agencies are or who the beast is and all these things. But at its core, the most important thing we need to remember is that there is a battle between good and evil, between Christ and Satan, and that we need to be sure. We are always making sure. We are. On the side of Christ, that we are at one with Him and that we are not giving any place for the devil in our lives. Otherwise we can definitely be led astray out of the will of God and we definitely want to stay in the number of Christ in his army, in his camp, and not have any part with the powers of darkness. So I hope that just kind of addresses your comment a bit and I pray that you continue studying the Book of Revelation because it is a very important scene.

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