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The Last Day| Email Correspondence About The End

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the last day  The Last Day| Email Correspondence

From time to time, we like to share some of the many, many emails we receive from those studying the topic of the end times, i.e. the last day. Here is a short exchange that we just received, with personal information deleted for privacy sake.

On 5/5/2015 10:58 AM, XXXX wrote:

Hello Don,

Last night I was pondering : ) this verse came to me about the last day.
What is your take on there being an ultimate last day, concerning the resurrection and the full inauguration of the New Covenant.

John 6:39-40

39  And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

40  And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

and the word eschatos is this still relating to the period or last days they were in or a literal day.

To me there seems to be an ultimate last day, and I am thinking in terms of what I believe there was the last day of the Old Covenant, and this included the resurrection at His return in judgement, but I know the judgement of Jerusalem and the outing of the Law did not happen in just one day but in a time period concerning the destruction of the temple.
SO I am asking do you think there was an ultimate last day, like what Paul stated in a moment in the twinkling of the eye we shall all be changed.
Just something that caught my eye, and curious on your take about this.
Blessings,
Dave XXXX
PS enjoying your new series on the parables.

My response to Dave, about the last day

Dave, John uses the term “last day” and Last hour more than any other writer. He has those words on the lips of Jesus and it was invariably a referent to the end time resurrection of Isaiah 25-27 / Ezekiel 37 / Daniel 12, Hosea 13, etc.. There was no other “last day” resurrection hope. That last day / last hour consummation was then posited by John as present– 1 John 2:18– “little children, it is the last hour!”

That final consummation, the “in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye” was, in 1 Corinthians 15 to be at the end of Torah, the time of the full covenant transformation that you mention above.

By the way, there is a direct link between Isaiah 66 and 1 Corinthians 15. In Isaiah, the “new creation” would be born in a day, suddenly, and, it is linked directly to the time when YHVH would bring judgment on the Old Covenant Zion, and bring in the New Zion and her children– the New Heaven and Earth.
This is a very, very rich study, and confirms that the end, in scripture, is invariably tied to the termination of the Old Covenant world of Israel, and never the “end of time” as “orthodoxy” and church history has taught us.

Hope this helps!

Great to hear from you again!

Don K.

For more on the last day, see my book The Last Days Identified. It contains a wealth of information showing that “the last days” and the last day, are never about the last day of time. The last day was the last day of the Old Covenant world of Israel.

The Last Days Identified And Explained
This book contains tremendous evidence that “the last day” in the Bible is never referent to the last day of time!
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