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  1. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    V 29 is the event described in Rev 20;
    “And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. 2 He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. 3 He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended.”

    The strong man is bound so that he can no longer deceive the nations. It is this time now that Jesus is plundering the household of Satan – and the booty is us.

    When does Revelation say the millennium begins? When Satan is bound. Jesus has bound the strong man, Jesus has announced his kingdom as here and Jesus casts out the demons to free his people.

    “Yowsers folks, this is good news time. 🙂

  2. Em ... again says:

    re: MLD’s comment @ 1
    it seems clear, then, by MLD’s definition that the Father of Lies has left behind many children skilled in deception…
    yet, somehow, i don’t see the devil squatting on the floor of the Abyss now, smiling contentedly as his children carry on his work…

    nope, the thousand years are a hoped for, sure, but yet to come event … IMV

    is Satan defeated? yes he is in the prophetic aorist sense IMHO… it is a done deal, but not yet completed… just sayin – knowin that that’s all i’m doin here … just sayin

    again 🙂

  3. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    Em,
    “it is a done deal, but not yet completed… ”

    Can you tell me how Jesus does something just part way? Jesus is making the case to the Jewish leaders who are accusing him of being in league with Satan.

    Look at what he says in the verse above (28) “But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.” – this is my issue with the rapture theology reading of these verse (here and in Rev 20) — how many dang kingdoms of God are you expecting?

    So, he is saying, if I am truly casting out demons, then the kingdom has come and Revelation tells us that the kingdom begins with the binding of Satan and then in v 29 he describes his binding of Satan.

    Again, that is good news.

  4. Em ... again says:

    reminds me of an old saying, MLD
    “One ship sails east, another west by the very same wind that blows – it is the set of the sail and not the gale that determines the way a ship goes.”
    since the earth is round there is hope for both of us 🙂

  5. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    Em, you know you just said that ‘all roads lead to God.’ – that is what my Buddhist friends tell me.

    If Jesus has not bound Satan, then Jesus has not answered the Pharisees.

    What happens in the end, is the scripture gets denied to protect Rapture theology.

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