Leviathan, The Serpent
In this episode of Two Guys and A Bible, Don Preston discusses the destruction of Leviathan the serpent, showing from the O.T. that the destruction of Satan was prophesied in the O.T.
Isaiah’s “Little Apocalypse” demonstrates the time of the resurrection, and the defeat of Satan in that day. We learn from John 12:31, that Jesus said, “Now is the judgment of this world, Now shall the prince of this world be cast out. Therefore, the time was imminent in the first century.
Again in Romans 16:20, Paul, quoting from Genesis 3:15 said God shall crush Satan under your feet shortly. While some believe the term shortly has no temporal significance but only means to act in a rapid manner, Preston refutes this claim using the definitions in the Greek dictionaries and logic.
End of the Millennium
Since Isaiah discusses the end or demise of Satan, he also has in mind the end of the millennium which consummates at Satan’s demise. Thus it was both at hand and coming quickly in that day. This is an exciting study and demands careful consideration for all who want to know more about the time of the end from a Biblical view.
James Jordan taught that the destruction of Satan was typological. That means that there was a typological end of the Millennium also! He argued in his debate with Don Preston that he Millennium began in AD 70, but was unable in that discussion to answer the question related to the avenging of the martyrs.
John 12:31, Now is the judgment of this world. Now shall the prince of this world be cast out. Paul taught Christ triumphed over the principalities and powers in the heavenly places in the cross, Col. 2:15. The cross, standing in isolation from the resurrection would in no wise be considered a victory.
Then Comes The End
Victory in Colossians 2:15? However, 1 Cor. 15 says then comes the end when he has put all things under feet. The already but not yet is a paradigm that the Amillennialists cannot deny. They claim the last enemy that shall be destroyed is death, but that did not occur at the cross. In their view it is yet future. This is about the triumph over sin, death, and the law of sin and death.