70AD-ONGOING Under Christ's feet: Satan, Eph 6:12-principalities, and Death

70AD-ONGOING: Christ's enemies are subjugated under His feet: Satan, Principalities-Powers of Eph 6:12, and Death

Someone has written,
a) The serpent has been crushed (Rom. 16:20)
b) and God's enemies defeated (1 Cor. 15:25; Lk. 19:27).
c) The last enemy (death 1 Cor. 15:26; Rev. 20:14) has been conquered.

And I would have to agree with those words. Let's break it down and deal with these individual points.

a) The serpent has been crushed (Rom. 16:20)

Romans 16:20 ~ penned around 56AD by the persecuted Apostle Paul
And the God of peace shall [future to 56AD] bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

  1. This promise was not fulfilled the day or year after it was penned around 56AD.
  2. “Shortly” is the same word used to describe when the events foreseen in Revelation were to come to pass, Rev 1:1 & Rev 4:1. It is related to the frequent encouragements of Christ's soon Return, (Philippians 4:5, James 5:9, Rev 1:3, Rev 22:7, Rev 22:12, Rev 22:20).
  3. Satan was not bruised under the feet of that first generation of Christians until the Lord’s Return around 70AD, (Jerusalem's Fall).
  4. Satan was very much walking about freely as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour throughout the 30-70AD Tribulation (2nd exodus) period, LINK.
  5. The crushing of Satan: Christ’s Return marks the moment foreseen in Rev 20:1-3 when Satan was bound, cast & sealed into the Abyss ("the deep", "the bottomless pit"). This marked the beginning of the 1000 years foreseen in Rev 20:1-3 and long anticipated in 2 Peter 3:8. The same event, Christ’s Return, also marks the moment the martyrs from the Nero-Beast-Tribulation, the Dead in Christ, were raised first, (1 Thess 4:16 & Rev 20:4-6), the first of the two groups of souls resurrected in Rev 20:4-6. This First Resurrection of the two resurrections mentioned in Rev 20:4-6 is the anticipated "Resurrection of the Just", (Luke 14:14 & Acts 24:15 & Phil 3:11-14 & LINK), and marks the beginning of that same 1000 years in which the martyrs from the Nero-Beast-Tribulation began to rule with Christ from the unseen realm over the affairs of men in the place of the just-dethroned Eph 6:12 principalities and the just-subjugated god of that old world, 2 Cor 4:4. Preterism calculates this epoch event of Christ's Return/Rapture to have occurred around the time of the fall of Jerusalem in 70AD, LINK1 & LINK2.

b) and God's enemies defeated (1 Cor. 15:25; Lk. 19:27).

Luke 19:27 is also better understood in the full context. Here it is:
Luke 19:11-27
11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.
12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us [TO SUBJUGATE, PUT UNDER HIS FEET].
15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
[JUDGEMENT & REIGNING WITH CHRIST BEGIN AT CHRIST'S RETURN]
16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been [prior to return] faithful in a very little, have thou authority [REIGN] over ten cities.
18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.
19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also [REIGNING] over five cities.
20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.
22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:
23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?
24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.
25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)
26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.
27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over [subjugate, put under foot] them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
v14 & v27 the enemies are identified: they are the people who did not want Christ to reign over them upon His Return with His Kingdom & Power. It is specifically mentioning those who were already Christ’s enemies – NOT those who might one day eventually get around to not liking Him. Notably, “Death” is not specifically mentioned here: the storyline does not even bring it to mind. Hard to imagine that carpenters & fishermen could be expected to see Death’s destruction in this parable, but they should have plainly seen the destruction of the Pharisees, Sadducees, Scribes, Preists, Herodians, et al., that is, those openly identified as opponents of Jesus before His going away to receive the Kingdom.
v15 makes clear that it is AFTER Jesus Returns with His Kingdom & Power that:
  1. His servants are judged/brought to account, then
  2. those found faithful during His absence are rewarded with delegated power to rule over cities.
1 Cor 15:23-28 ~ penned around 53AD by the persecuted Apostle Paul
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall [future to 53AD] have put down all rule and all authority and power.
25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
26 The last enemy that shall [future to 53AD] be destroyed is death.
27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
28 And when all things shall [future to 53AD] be subdued unto him, then [future to 53AD] shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

We would do well to let go of our modern ideas of smart-bomb “destroy”, (vaporize, annihilate, blow to smithereens), and just let the Word’s use of synonyms and message repetition define what is meant here. Clearly “put under foot” = “destroyed” = “subdued unto” = “be subject unto.” This passage gets across the message that Death is eventually brought under Christ’s complete control. This accords with the Rev 1:18 visionary-poetic description of Christ coming to hold the keys of Death & Hell. Keys represent control, access control, who goes in or out; just like the way a prison guard holds all the keys. Jesus now controls who goes to death & hell and who does not. Death & Hell are subject to Christ, they are put under Christ's feet, “destroyed.” Whether Christ chooses to have Satan bound/cast/sealed into the Deep, or briefly set free from that bondage, or ultimately cast into the Lake of Fire/Second Death, he is still under Christ's subjugation, "put under foot" of Christ: Satan is still "destroyed," as Scripture defines the term by usage with "put under foot" in 1 Cor 15:24-28. The thought is of one having his foot firmly upon the neck of another, rendering him surrendered, completely at the mercy of the subjugator. The subjugator may then do with his captive whatever He wishes - whether to imprison, release, or annihilate. The captive is broken, crushed, subdued, subjugated, his independent will destroyed.

Genesis 3:15
And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His foot."

Romans 16:20
20 And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly.
NKJV

c) The last enemy (death 1 Cor. 15:26; Rev. 20:14) has been conquered.

Again,
1 Cor 15:23-28 ~ penned around 53AD by the persecuted Apostle Paul
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall [future to 53AD] have put down all rule and all authority and power.
25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
26 The last enemy that shall [future to 53AD] be destroyed is death.
27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
28 And when all things shall [future to 53AD] be subdued unto him, then [future to 53AD] shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
We would do well to let go of our modern ideas of smart-bomb “destroy”, (vaporize, annihilate, blow to smithereens), and just let the Word’s use of synonyms message repetition define what is meant here. Clearly “put under foot” = “destroyed” = “subdued unto” = “be subject unto.” This passage gets across the message that Death is eventually brought under Christ’s complete control. This accords with the Rev 1:18 visionary-poetic description of Christ coming to hold the keys of Death & Hell. Keys represent control, access control, who goes in or out; just like the way a prison guard holds all the keys. Jesus now controls who goes to death&hell and who does not. Death & Hell are subject to Him, they are put under His feet, “destroyed.” If I enslaved my worst opponent from the web and made him wax my car everyday and do my shopping and cook my food and mow my lawn and bath my dog; and I could lock him up & shut him up at will without internet, in short order we would all agree I had pretty well destroyed him, crushed his spirit.

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Revelation 20:10-15 ~foreseen around 63AD by the exiled Apostle John

….10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
KJV
From Rev 18:2’s triumphant declaration of Babylon’s Fall, I am persuaded that each time John writes something like “And I saw” he is recounting another mini-vision that describes with visual-poetry the direct consequences of Babylon’s Fall: he is listing reasons for Heavens’ rejoicing over Babylon.

v11-15 describes the eternal-perpetual-ongoing Judgment Seat of God at this time of Babylon’s Fall around 70AD. It is a glimpse into the ordinarily Unseen realm outside the visible spectrum of natural men, and it is described in terms men can visualize so they can understand & be blessed. Just because this snapshot was “shortly to come to pass” as of Revelation’s ~63AD writing does not mean that this was a one-time, one-shot-goodbye thing. Just as Eternal Life has been made available ever since Christ first preached & paid for it and will continually be offered forever, the Judgment Seat of God continues perpetually forever.

[This is just a portion from: http://prophecyhistory.com/?q=node/174 ]