Theological in nature
The following passages below from John 12 and Revelation 12 are explicit in their indication that Satan's destiny has already been set.
What destiny is that?
Well, Satan is going to be put in the Lake of Fire as punishment for all of his deception generally--and specifically because the Kingdom of God HAS COME already in the first century:
27“Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But
'Small Beginnings, Huge Results'
For the last two entries I have drawn the line connecting the 'Tongue of the Teacher' to the rest of the Letter and out into the rest of the New Testament writings. The teacher, as a purveyor of truth exhibits something that Christ told His followers years before this Epistle.
Matt. 7: 15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize
'What the Tongue Teaches'
1 Cor. 12: 4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. ...11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
Romans 12: 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy,
We say that the cross of Christ was the apex of human history. So it was. And we agree that the earth-shattering sacrifice on Calvary was the fulfilment of that which was written.
Why is it then that there isn't unanimous agreement about the date? Experts differ from approximately AD 27 to AD 36 as to when it happened and followers say it doesn't matter much anyway. It does matter. It is the centre point of prophecy! Entire prophetic systems stand or fall on correct timing as it
'The Tip of the Teachers' Tongue'
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you...
...12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under