The lawless one, or the antichrist is in agreement with the devil in all his evil ways. He is the seed mentioned by YAHWEH in Genesis 3:15: And I will put enmity between you (the devil) and the woman, and between your (the devil’s) offspring and her Offspring; He will bruise and tread your head underfoot, and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel. Who was the woman’s Offspring God was talking about here? The definite article “the” defines Him to be the Only True Son of YAHWEH- YAHSHUA! The devil, as well, has a definite offspring seen in the singular form of the word. Satan has an offspring whose name is “the son of perdition” as YAHSHUA so defined him in John 17:12 and in John 6:70-71 He defines him as being the devil. He said, Did I not choose you, the Twelve? And [yet] one of you is a devil. He was speaking of Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, for he was about to betray Him. “He is a devil” a phrase implying his relationship with the devil. He is the devil’s offspring, the son of perdition, fulfilling the Genesis 3:15 prophecy. Also in Psalm 41:9, the psalmist echoes in part the words of Genesis 3:15: Even my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, who ate of my bread, has lifted up his heel against me. This is another clue that Judas, as the offspring of the devil, will be the antichrist. The only time YAHSHUA used the expression the son of perdition was in reference to Judas. When he betrayed the Lord YAHSHUA, he showed to be contrary, and against Him. When he betrayed YAHSHUA, he then bruised YAHSHUA’S heel. We see here that YAHSHUA gave us more than one time, the clue who is going to be the antichrist. It will take ears to hear and heart to understand.
In His priestly prayer, YAHSHUA referred to Judas as the son of perdition. He said, While I was with them, (the disciples) I kept and preserved them in Your Name. Those You have given Me I guarded and protected, and not one of them has perished or is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled (John 17:12).
The prophecy of Genesis 3:15 was fulfilled in part in YAHSHUA- the Seed of the woman and Judas – the seed of the devil. YAHSHUA treaded Satan’s head underfoot when He was victorious through His death on the cross to redeem mankind from the devil. And He will finish with the devil when He will throw him into the lake of fire. The Apostle John describes his end: Then I saw an angel descending from heaven; he was holding the key of the Abyss and a great chair was in his hand. And he gripped and overpowered the dragon, that old serpent, who is the devil and Satan and bound him for a thousand years. Then he hurled him into the Abyss and closed it and sealed it above him so that he should no longer lead astray and deceive and seduce the nations until the thousand years were at an end. After that, he must be liberated for a short time…then the devil who had led them astray was hurled into the fiery lake of burning brimstone, where the beast and false prophet were; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever (Rev. 20:1-3,10).
Peter praying with the others disciples, seeking a person to replace Judas, said this of him: You, Lord, Who knows the hearts of all men, show which one of these two You have chosen to occupy this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place (Acts 1:24,35). What place was that, if not hell? Why would Peter and the disciples mention that of Judas? Because they heard the words of YAHSHUA concerning him earlier and believed that that devil’s son’s place (Judas’ place) was hell. When receiving the apocalyptic vision, John the Apostle heard from the angel: The beast that you saw was, but is no more, and he is going to come up out of the Abyss and proceed to go to perdition. And the inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been recorded in the Book of life from the foundation of the world will be astonished when they look at the beast, because he was, but is no more, and he is yet to come. And for the beast that was, but now is no more, he is an eighth ruler, but he is of the seven and belongs to them, and he goes to perdition (Rev. 17: 8). Dr. William Schnoebelen with the ministry, withoneaccord.org, believes that this verse has to do with the beast- Judas. Once he was, he died, and he will come from the abyss where he went to. The antichrist is someone who lived before, died and is coming back to fulfill his role as the beast or the antichrist, going to perdition. This verse is key to understand who the antichrist is. As the Word of YAHWEH says, “Who has an ear to hear, be listening.”
Judas, one of YAHSHUA’S disciples, was the only person YAHSHUA called the “son of perdition,” and the devil. He was the devil’s son, willing the devil to enter him to do his will of betraying the Son of God. He was contrary to everything pertaining to YAHSHUA. He criticized Mary for anointing YAHSHUA with an expensive perfume, saying, why was this perfume not sold for 300 denarii [a year’s wages for an ordinary workman] and that given to the poor? This is what John said of him: Now he did not say this because he cared for the poor but because he was a thief; and having the bag he took for himself what was put into it (John 12: 3-6). That was a very special occasion when Lazarus sisters had made YAHSHUA a supper, celebrating the life of their brother and thanking YAHSHUA for bringing him back to life. The atmosphere was of joy and happiness, but YAHSHUA was aware of Judas intentions, for just in six days, he was going to betray Him and He was going to face the cruelty of men leading into His death. Mary’s act was that of preparing Him for His burial in a few days like a lamb was set aside before it was sacrificed, YAHSHUA, at that moment was set aside for His death through Mary’s anointing.
What makes us believe that Judas came from the tribe of Dan? We found evidences in several passages of the Bible, including Jacob’s prophecy before his death. This is what he said of Dan: Dan shall judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, a horned snake in the path that bites at the horse’s heels, so that his rider falls backward. I wait for Your salvation, O Lord (Gen. 49:16-18). This prophecy has its message for the end time. It will be fulfilled through the Beast-Judas, who will come from the abyss to fulfill his role as the Antichrist and will go to perdition afterward. The word “heel” is a keyword used in this prophecy that connects with others. An example is found in the promise YAHWEH gave Adam and Eve after they sinned. He said, “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her Offspring; He will bruise and tread your head underfoot; and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel” (Gen. 3:15). The word “heel” here connects with Dan as a “serpent by the way, a horned snake in the path that bites at the horse’s heels.” Judas, from the tribe of Dan, is the son of perdition, he is a devil, and will rise from the pit to be once again, the devil’s servant. This time he will be given power to perform miracles to deceive many. Paul warned us in his letter to the Thessalonians: The coming of the lawless one is through the activity and working of Satan and will be attended by great power and with all sorts of miracles and signs and delusive marvels, and by unlimited seduction to evil and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they did not welcome the Truth but refused to love it that they might be saved (II Thess. 2: 9-10). The revealing of the lawless one will happen after the rapture of the church. However, many who have rejected YAHSHUA will have to face him and suffer under the devil’s leadership. You have time now to decide whom you want to believe and accept before it is too late. Choose my friend, choose YAHSHUA’S gift of salvation! Today is the day.