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Originally published in "The Lord's Coming Herald & Wesleyan Bible Prophecy Advocate," April Edition, 2010

The Easter Unsealing

We have just come through the celebration of another Easter season. It is a good time to restate the significance of this event in the "unsealing" of end-time apocalyptic mysteries.

Here is the knowledge that conveys the unsealing of divine mysteries prophesied to take place at the end of time in Daniel 12:4 and 9.

Orthodox Christian scholars agree that the first half of Daniel's 70th week (what modern dispensationalists erroneously tout as the first half of some imagined future seven year great tribulation period!) was fulfilled in the three-and-a-half year public ministry of Jesus among the Jews two-thousand years ago.

What is new--the knowledge that constitutes the essence of the "unsealing"--is the concept of the elongation, or time-free extension, of the second, or last, half of Daniel's 70th week, as a symbol, now to embrace, or include, the entire Pentecostal kingdom age of the calling of the Gentiles.

Central to the reality of this concept of transferral into the symbolism of an elongation of the last half of Daniel's seventieth week lies the historical fact of Christ's bodily resurrection from the dead in the midst of the week. The logic here resides directly in the identity of Christ's own unique person as mediator of the new covenant. The new covenant confirmed in the blood of Jesus at Calvary now takes effect historically through the process of His on-going priestly and kingly ministrations. All of this is predicated on the reality of His resurrection and consequent endless life in universal saving ministry derived therefrom (Heb. 7:25).

The new covenant confirming work of Messiah prophesied of in Daniel 9:27 is endless and ongoing! The resurrection of Jesus profoundly changed the nature of time on earth! He lives! And the synergism (God and man working together) of His, and our, new covenant of salvation He constantly upholds! Praise the Lord!

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