13. But he who endures to the end will be saved.
Endure -c) remain, to undergo, bear trials, have fortitude, persevere, take patiently.
Perdition -c) ruin or loss, (spiritual or physical) damnable destruction.
Why would Matt. 24:13 say, but he who endures to the end will be saved if we are raptured away before the end comes? There are so many scriptures that point to us being here till the end. And the key to being ready is to bear the trials we are sent. Romans 5:1-5
11 Thess. 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. KJV
The only other time “the son of perdition,” is in the Bible is when Jesus references Judas Iscariot in John 17:12. He is referring to the backslidden Christian who turns away from Him.
1 Thess.5:3 says, “When people are saying, all is well and secure, and there is peace and safety, then in a moment unforeseen destruction (ruin and death) will come upon them as suddenly as labor pains come upon a woman with child; and they shall by no means escape, for there will be no escape. Amp.
The scripture is saying that death and destruction will come suddenly. Many will be devastated because they believe the rapture is going to remove them from suffering and when that does not happen, they will not have faith but great fear.
They will become offended and distrust Him whom they should trust and obey. Many will fall away because they are not prepared to suffer. They have not endured the trials they needed to prepare them for what is coming upon the earth. They will become like Judas, and it will be revealed to all by their fear and lack of peace.
Obadiah 17 But on Mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. KJV
The Lord has prepared His people and brought them through the refining process, and they are willing to suffer for Him. He will provide for them and protect them. It will be a glorious day of recompense for His own. They will look up and see Him coming in the clouds. That is just what they have been longing to see!
Come Lord Jesus!