Three Resurrections – 3

The Mission
or World Without End?


With all the fuss between hyperpreterism and preterism, is it possible both positions are basically right?

Hyperpreterists realise that the apostles were expecting an immiment resurrection, and the partials have to treat verses inconsistently – applying some to AD70 and some to the end of history. But then the hypers have to squish the millennium into AD70 like a fairground mirror. They believe all prophecy has been fulfilled. Not good.

I have another thought to add. It is based on what I call the Dominion pattern which is laced throughout the Bible like DNA. Part of this heptamerous pattern involves God exalting an Adam (or Joseph, Moses, Elijah, Mordecai and Christ) and giving him a scroll or the power of interpreting. Basically, God gives Adam a mission to fulfill.

In the case of Adam, like Moses on Sinai he was given the law. One law. And then he was tested. I believe, looking at later patterns, that God came down to the garden seven days later, on the Day of the Lord, to assess Adam’s work. (Noah waited in the ark for seven days before the deluge came; Samuel came to Saul after seven days; God tested Ezekiel as watchman for seven days, and many more.)

Jesus was given a scroll, a mission. As a faithful Adam, he stepped in between the serpent and Eve. Then He passed the mission on to us. This is why he said,

“If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day.” (John 12:47-48)

That is why the prophets saw OPEN SCROLLS. It was the mission (Covenant), the words of God opened at ‘ascension’ that would come to judge the ‘Adam’ on his respective Day of the Lord. Then the scroll would be rolled up.

Jesus opened the New Covenant scroll (the seven-sealed one) before He rolled up the Old Covenant one (seen as a firmament-covering or ‘sky’) forty years later (Rev. 5:9; 6:14).

With hyperpreterism, I guess Jesus opened the scroll then rolled the same one up again 40 years later! Which means hyperprets unwittingly think we are not currently under a Covenant. Covenants have a beginning and a reckoning. Hyperpreterism breaks with a pattern that runs throughout Scripture – and indeed, every week. There is always a Day of the Lord. Jesus will come to inspect you this Sunday as you renew Covenant with Him, and at the end of history.


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