Torah Restoration Ministries

Evangelist Daniel John Lee

And to the angel of the congregation in Philadelphia write -- These things says He that is holy, He that is true, He that has the Key of David, He that opens, and no man shuts, and shuts, and no man opens.  I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength, and have kept My Word, and have not denied My Name . . ."


The Son of Perdition, The Hydraulic System of the Temple, The Ark of the Covenant, the Snare and Judas Iscariot

by Daniel John Lee


First of all, the many pieces of this puzzle being fitted together would not have been possible with out the Holy Spirit of Yah helping Ted, Anca, David, Dawn and myself finding all these many details.  All glory goes to Yah!

Apostle Paul very clearly says in II Thess that, at some point far into the future (2000 years to be exact) a man of sin (what Christians call the anti christ or false prophet) will rule the earth and he will be known as THE Son of Perdition.  THE is a definite article, referring to a specific individual.

Who is this specific individual that Apostle Paul is referring to?

Apostle John gives us a clue in Revelation, when he says this man is not (was dead at the time of the writing of the Book of Revelation), but was (used to be alive before the Book of Revelation was written) and will be again (will come back to life at some later point -- 2000 years later to be precise).

YahShua of Nazareth, in John 17, clearly identifies who this specific individual is.  THE Son of Perdition is identified by YahShua as Judas Iscariot.

We know Judas Iscariot was the son of Simon the Pharisee due to John 6:71.

Who was Simon the Pharisee?  A quick look at the encyclopedia reveals that Simon the Pharisee, Judas Iscariot’s father, studied at the feet of the very wise and learned Pharisee named Gamaliel.  Do you know who else studied at the feet of Gamaliel per the Book of Acts?  Apostle Paul studied at the feet of Gamaliel before he was converted to fall in love with YahShua.

In Luke 7, while YahShua is with His disciples preaching in the Galilee northern Israel area, he visits the father of Judas Iscariot, Simon the Pharisee in Luke 7:36-50.

Now, when Simon the Pharisee saw that a woman who was a sinner anointed YahShua’s feet with precious and expensive ointment, Simon was offended.  He basically did not believe YahShua was a prophet for if He were, He would never allow such a sinful woman to touch His Feet.  This shows that Simon the Pharisee was self righteous and proud. 

Then YahShua tells a parable involving money, debt and forgiveness.  YahShua uses money in this parable because Simon the Pharisee loves the financial rewards of being a self righteous Pharisee.  And Simon loves the prestige.  This is why Simon’s heart is so cold to the woman who adores YahShua.

YahShua rebukes Simon the Pharisee for not showing any hospitality to Him, even though this woman has shown loving adoration and much hospitality to Him.

Simon the Pharisee is shown to be proud, self righteous, cold hearted and greedy, in love with money and prestige.  He must have been a very high ranking Pharisee as he was trained at the feet of Gamaliel who also trained Saul (Apostle Paul).  Simon the Pharisee must have disdained his son, Judas Iscariot, for following 

YahShua and joining the band of the 12 disciples.

But Judas Iscariot, unlike his cold hearted and greedy and self righteous father, was a pure heart!  For we read in the gospels, that at the beginning of Yahshua’s ministry, that ALL 12 disciples walked with YahShua in one accord.  This means Judas Iscariot started out pure!

However, something very bad happened.  Judas Iscariot, influenced by his self righteous, proud, and greedy father -- Simon the Pharisee, decided that he would stop being a pure heart and indulge in some secret sin.  Hiding his sin from the other 11 disciples, Judas Iscariot used his position as the treasurer to begin stealing money from the money bag.

Of course YahShua knew Judas was indulging in this secret sin, but said nothing.  The other 11 disciples were completely ignorant of what Judas Iscariot was doing.  Judas Iscariot, crossing over from a pure heart, to a thief, knew how to wear a convincing mask that tricked everyone except YahShua.  Even the disciple named John, who often rested his head on YahShua’s breast, did not know that Judas Iscariot was leading a double life until Passover night just before the crucifixion!

Judas Iscariot was in love with money, which the scripture says is the root of all evil.  Ezekiel 28 shows how Lucifer, before he fell into sin, created merchandise and prosperity in the Heavenly Mount Zion.  But, at some point, Lucifer became so in love with all the merchandise and prosperity Yah had allowed him to create in the Heavenlies, that Lucifer began to sin, and crossed over from Glorious Lucifer, to wicked and devilish Satan.  See Ezekiel 28:16.  As you can see, Judas Iscariot is guilty of the same exact sin that brought down Lucifer.

Judas Iscariot, as he is indulging in his secret sin of stealing money, got a very bad idea one day. Remember the story in the gospels where, after feeding the 5000, YahShua had to flee from the crowd because they were demanding Him to become King and to destroy Rome?  YahShua told the crowd that it was not His time yet to be King over the earth.  The crowd did not understand that YahShua first had to come as the Isaiah 53 suffering servant, and would not come as the Zechariah 14 reigning king for another 2000 years!

YahShua fled the crowd and hid himself with his disciples in the mountains, for He knew the crowd would try to force Him to become King.

However, Judas Iscariot got a devilish thought.  He said, “Hey, I bet I know how I can force YahShua to become King and destroy Rome and rule the earth!  I bet I can even make some money on the side!”

So, Judas Iscariot begins to form a plan in his mind.  He agrees with the High Priest that for 30 pieces of silver, he will betray YahShua into their hands.  Judas Iscariot had deceived himself into thinking, “YahShua will be forced to defend Himself and thus become the King that everyone in Israel wants him to be!  Not only that, but I will get paid a handsome sum of money!  Everyone wins!  YahShua will become King of all the earth just as the crowds demand, I get paid 30 pieces of silver, and people will remember me as a hero for I was the one who forced the reluctant YahShua to fulfill His rightful destiny!”

Do you see how the secret sin Judas Iscariot allowed in his heart began to delude him into thinking his betrayal of YahShua was somehow noble?  As they say, the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

The 12 disciples were from the 12 different Tribes of Israel.  Each disciple came from one of the Tribes of Israel.  When one looks at YahShua and His 12 disciples, only 2 people in that group come from the Tribe of Judah.

YahShua of Nazareth came from the Tribe of Judah.

Judas Iscariot, son of Simon the Pharisee, came from the Tribe of Judah.

The Son of Yah, the Holy One of Israel, YahShua Himself, the True King, came from the Tribe of Judah.

And the Son of Perdition also came from the Tribe of Judah.

Now, on the night opening Passover, Judas Iscariot is filled with Satan.  A few hours later, he betrays YahShua with a kiss.  All the other 11 disciples are shocked.  YahShua is not shocked at all, but grieved that Judas Iscariot is so wicked, he clothes his evil with a “friendly kiss”.  Remember, YahShua had rebuked Judas Iscariot’s father -- Simon the Pharisee, for not greeting Him with a Holy Kiss back in Luke 7:45.  Now, Judas Iscariot, in his clumsy attempt to redeem himself from his father’s sins, kisses YahShua but it is the most unholy kiss of all.

Judas Iscariot is fully confident that YahShua will not allow Himself to be arrested.  That now, at last, due to Judas Iscariot making the betrayal, YahShua will be forced to manifest in the fullness of His Glory, and not only remove the corrupt Jewish leadership, but go on to defeat the corrupt Roman Empire and become King of all the earth.

You can imagine the utter horror and shock of Judas Iscariot when he begins to realize that his carefully thought out plan backfires.  Not only does YahShua refuse to become King, but He allows Himself to be arrested, scourged and led like a lamb to the slaughter, to be crucified on the cross.

Judas Iscariot, deluded by his own sin for so long, is now awakening to the horrible reality that now not only do all the disciples realize what a liar and traitor he is, but that he alone is responsible for the death of YahShua, the very One he thought his plan would eventually culminate in crowning King.  

Judas Iscariot, in horror and rage, throws the 30 pieces of silver at the Temple, but the High Priest simply scoffs at him.  Judas Iscariot feels very sorry about his terrible sins, yet unlike Peter, Judas Iscariot refuses to repent.  For true repentance is not merely feeling sorry for your sins, true repentance is the act of turning away totally from one’s sins and placing one’s faith COMPLETELY in YahShua the Messiah.

When Peter betrayed YahShua, after his bitter weeping, he eventually repented, throwing himself on the mercy of YahShua.  But not so Judas Iscariot.  Judas wept bitter tears and even threw away the 30 pieces of silver, but he felt too tormented by the Satan that filled him, and his pride was wounded too much now that everyone would know he was a liar, a thief and a traitor, for him to throw himself at the feet of the Holy One of Israel.

So, in final act of murder, he decided to hang himself and, as he stepped off the ledge, and the rope snapped around his neck, he carefully positioned a spear that pierced his guts, causing his bowels and blood to pour out from him onto the Potter’s Field.

But that is not the FULL story.

According to Daniel 12, when sinners die they fall asleep in their sins and will eventually be resurrected to everlasting shame and contempt.  Likewise, when righteous people die, they fall asleep in Christ and will eventually be resurrected to everlasting life. But Judas Iscariot is the only human being who dies where a VERY SPECIFIC statement is written about him after he physically dies. 

It is found in Acts 1:25 -- Judas, after falling into death through his transgression, dies that he might GO TO HIS OWN PLACE.

Yahweh sends Judas Iscariot to “his own place”.  Yahweh is not done with Judas Iscariot.

Judas Iscariot murders himself in the Spring of 17 AD.

In early 2014, almost 2000 years later, Yah will allow Judas Iscariot, THE Son of Perdition, to return to earth.  Judas Iscariot will think, “Wow, I killed myself and should go to everlasting contempt and shame, for that is what the Book of Daniel has taught me ever since I was a youth, studying under the feet of Gamaliel.   But, Yah did not send me to everlasting shame and contempt! Instead I am back on earth, in the year 2014, and I can call fire down from the sky!  Wow!”

What happened in the final hours of Judas Iscariot’s life?  The Bible says Satan entered into Judas Iscariot and eventually drove Judas Iscariot to kill himself.  

And what happens in 2014 when Satan is cast down from Heaven to earth?  Revelation says Satan will fill the Son of Perdition, the man of sin.  Satan possesses Judas Iscariot and now Judas is able to even call down fire from the sky!

Judas Iscariot will think, “Wow, rather than being resurrected to everlasting shame and contempt, I have been resurrected as a god man!  Ah hah!  So, I was wrong! I was not selfish to betray YahShua!  The reason my plan did not work to force YahShua to become King was because YahShua was not the real Messiah!  I am the real Messiah!  We were both from the Tribe of Judah!  But YahShua was the impostor!  I am the real Messiah of Israel!”

Judas Iscariot will quickly convince the Rabbinic Sanhedrin in Israel that he is the true Messiah for he will call down fire from the sky.  Judas Iscariot will be so deluded that he will truly believe he is the Messiah of Israel, and of course, all those who have hated the Truth and loved lies, will also be deceived by this deluded Son of Perdition.

But there is an even greater snare Yah is going to send that will totally convince the nations of the earth that Judas Iscariot is the Messiah.

In Jeremiah 52:21-22, we read that the Two Pillars that were built by Solomon at the front of the Temple are exactly 18 cubits high with 5 cubit high chapiters.  These dimensions match the dimensions given in I Kings when Solomon first constructs the Temple.  So, as the Babylonians rip the Two Pillars down and carry them off back to Babylon, they measure the pillars and chapiters and see that the dimensions match those that Solomon crafted them as hundreds of years before.

BUT WAIT!  In II Kings 25:17, as the surrounding armies of Babylon are approaching the Temple to destroy it, the dimensions are DIFFERENT!  The Two Pillars are still 18 cubits high, but the chapiters are ONLY 3 CUBITS HIGH!!!!  How is this possible???? The chapiters are 5 cubits high in I Kings when Solomon first has them built.  They are also 5 cubits high when the Two Pillars are carried away by the Babylonian armies in Jeremiah 52.  So how are they only 3 CUBITS HIGH when the Babylonian armies approach Jerusalem in II Kings 25:17???

Because, as the Babylonian armies approached Jerusalem, Jeremiah wanted to make sure that the Ark of the Covenant was not stolen with all the other Temple Treasure.  So, Jeremiah, learned in Solomon’s wisdom, activated the secret hydraulic system built into the Temple.  Jeremiah pulled a lever, which caused the 5 cubit high chapiters that crowned each of the Two Pillars to sink down 2 cubits, to a 3 cubit high chapiter height.

This caused the Ark to be lowered on a platform beneath the  Temple, a couple hundred feet below inside the earth.  Jeremiah and Levitical Priests, then transported the Ark through an extensive network of tunnels, where it was carefully hidden, below the ground, beneath the city of Jerusalem.

For hundreds of years, the Ark of the Covenant stayed hidden right where Jeremiah and the Levitical Priests had taken it, beneath the city of Jerusalem.

This is why the Babylonians stole all the the Temple treasure but not one mention is made of them ever having stolen the Ark.

This is why no mention of the Ark is made when Nehemiah and Ezra construct the 2nd Temple after the 70 year Babylonian exile.

This is why, after Titus destroys Jerusalem in 70 AD, that the Arch (know as the Arch of Titus) shows Titus taking the Menorah and many other Temple artifacts, but no where is the Ark depicted on that arch.

So what happened to the Ark?

Remember how all 4 gospels record that when YahShua died on the cross, a massive earthquake shakes Jerusalem?  This earthquake is so powerful that it tears the curtain dividing the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place.  Even the ancient historian Pliny records this massive middle east earthquake that was so powerful it reached as far north as Asia Minor.  This occurred on the day of Passover, 17 AD.

The Bible says that when YahShua died on the cross, and the Roman soldier pierced YahShua’s side, blood and water poured out of YahShua side (blood and water only separate if the human body has died -- so it proved YahShua was dead).

The Jewish fables and legends state that this massive earthquake caused a crack in the earth at the Foot of the Cross and that the Blood of Yahshua, as it poured out from His side from the spear, slipped down through this crack and hit the Ark of the Covenant far below.  That YahShua’s Blood actually anointed the Ark of the Covenant, which was still buried in the earth where Jeremiah had hidden it.  But THAT IS A LIE!  

You see, in early 2014, the Jews will at last bring forth the Ark of the Covenant from its ancient hidden place below Jerusalem.  They will use DNA testing to show that blood is indeed on the surface of the Ark.  This DNA testing will match the blood of Judas Iscariot, convincing everyone that Judas Iscariot is YahShua of Nazareth.

And herein is the snare Yahweh is sending on those who refuse the Truth and so will now believe a lie.  


Judas Iscariot, as YahShua is dying on the cross, goes to a field called the Potter’s Field.  The Ark of the Covenant is buried in the earth, right where Jeremiah and the Levities left it, about a hundred or so feet beneath the Potter’s Field.

Judas Iscariot ties a rope around his neck, jumps off the ledge, and as the rope snaps around his neck, Judas Iscariot is also pierced by a spear.  You see, Judas Iscariot was afraid he might feel pain when he hanged himself, so he wanted to make sure he did the job right.  This is why he had a spear angled upward from the ground, ready to pierce his belly when he plunged off the ledge.  Not only did the rope snap his neck, but the force of his fall caused his body to plunge toward the upturned spear.  The glittering spear sliced through Judas Iscariot’s body.  The Bible says that the guts and blood of Judas Iscariot spilled out, which is why the Potter’s Field was also later called the Field of Blood.

But just as Judas Iscariot kills himself, YahShua also dies on the cross.  The earthquake that rips the curtain in the Holy Place begins to shake Jerusalem.  The earth cracks open, splitting a jagged chasm through the Potter’s Field.  Judas Iscariot’s blood falls down, through the crack in the earth, and falls onto the Ark of the Covenant.

This is why the blood on the Ark of the Covenant will match the blood of Judas Iscariot in 2014, convincing deluded people like Michael Rood to serve and follow the anti christ, thinking he is YahShua.

Jeremiah 3:16 states very clearly that during the 1000 year reign of YahShua the Messiah that the Ark of the Covenant will come to mind no more and will NEVER be remembered!  And why?  Because Yah will use the Ark during the 3.5 year tribulation from 2014 to 2017 to cause a great delusion.  And when YahShua returns in power and glory from the sky in the Fall of 2017, He will destroy Judas Iscariot, the Son of Perdition, with the Brightness of His coming and the Breath of His mouth.  YahShua will also destroy that ark of the covenant, that was used to convince the world that Judas Iscariot was YahShua.

YahShua will take His rightful place as King and Judas Iscariot, that wicked Son of Perdition, will at last be cast into the Lake of Fire!

HallaluYAH!  This article should help you lovingly warn others about the snare Yah is about to set for the wicked, so that men and women may repent and place their faith in the REAL YahShua of Nazareth!


(On a side note, although Peter tried to replace Judas Iscariot with Matthias, this was done using gambling in Acts 1, rather than done by the Holy Spirit.  YahShua told Peter and the apostles to wait until Pentecost for the Holy Spirit to pour out upon them before making any decisions, let alone the major decision of replacing Judas Iscariot, but impatiently they used gambling and the casting of lots to pick a replacement for Judas Iscariot.  However, a man named Saul of Taursus would be selected by Yah’s Holy Spirit, to replace Judas Iscariot as the 12th Apostle.  Just as Judas Iscariot and his father, Simon the Pharisee, learned at the feet of Gamaliel, so too did Saul of Taursus learn at the feet of Gamaliel.  Gamaliel was the only one who urged the Jewish leadership not to persecute the Apostles for he warned the Jews that this movement was from Yah and no one should oppose it.  Gamaliel was a righteous man, who feared Yah, like Nicodemus.  So, you see, just as Judas Iscariot studied at the feet of Gamaliel, his replacement, Apostle Paul, also studied at the feet of Gamaliel.  Amazing how all the pieces of the puzzle fit together).

Praise Yah, the giver of ALL divine revelation!!!!