It seems useful to discuss and provide a bit of commentary on the following passage: Luke 17:20-33. Additional verses will be referenced also, so here we go . . .
20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
It is apparent that there are many that suggest that there shall be an "literal physical earthly reign of Christ" in our future and so on. In particular, there is a notion that the "Kingdom" will be "restored to Israel" at some point per Acts 1 and so on.
And so, it seems useful to address this directly--and with a bit of detail . . .
First of all, let's go the appropriate passage from Acts 1:
Let's read the following passages:
3 “Then I Myself will gather the remnant of My flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and bring them back to their pasture, and they will be fruitful and multiply.
4 “I will also raise up shepherds over them and they will tend them; and they will not be afraid any longer, nor be terrified, nor will any be missing,” declares the LORD.
5 “Behold, the days are coming,” declares
Abominations of the blasphemous kind tend to repeat because they are the fruit of an antichrist spirit which is always with us. Whenever the spirit manifests itself in the form of a man we get ‘Antichrist’ and that is why St John says, “… you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come.” (1 John 2:18) With this in mind, we observe Daniels visions having several (not just one) antichrists, hence abominations (plural) and the gradual revealing of a future ‘man
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