#58 – The Teachings Of The Eons.

Part Three: The Ends Of The Eons.

The Ace Theological Company’s
95 Theses #58
The Teachings Of The Eons.

Good Morning Dear One,

5:01 a.m.
Tuesday, OMG It’s March 1st.
We better start planting today.
March 1st, 2022
Sweet, it’s on ly 32º out there.
And a high of 54º expected.

Now if you start planting your seeds, keep in mind, seeds don’t like to sprout unless it’s 70º — they’re not stupid. They can tell it’s too cold. So, if you want them to spout up now, use a plastic water bottle or milk jug, or an old fish tank like a miniature “green house” and it give them an early start.

Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until we start hitting 70º days.

Ok, now we’re looking at the Bible’s teachings of the eons.
And of course most folks don’t know that there is a “teaching of the eons” because most “bibles” are translated by a bunch of hosers. Some were even commissioned by a “king”.
But there are some translations out there that do a decent job. Especially when dealing with the Greek word “AION”. These translations are consistent — and translate AION as “age” or “eon”. And when the adjective is used, these translations say “age-lasting” or “eonian”.

 In parts one and two, we considered, at length, the passages which reveal that the EONS had a beginning. One verse was Hebrews 1:2. The other verse was Ephesians 3:11. One verse says the eons were made in the Son of God, and the other verse says the purpose of the eons were made in Christ Jesus, our Lord. 
My big idea was to start this “teaching” by showing the eons have a beginning, and then show they have an end… and then hack away at the eons as they progress and proceed from the beginning to the end. 
 YIPEE… today we explore the ENDS OF THE EONS. 
It’s revealed in I Corinthians 10:11. — let me paste it in here for you. 

I’m pasting almost the whole chapter here, as the verse is SO POWERFUL that you’ll surely want to see the “context”… it’s going to knock your socks off… let’s go.
1 For I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, that our fathers all were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea,
2 and all are baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea,
3 and all ate the same spiritual food,
4 and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they drank of the spiritual Rock which followed. Now the Rock was Christ.
5 But not in the majority of them does God delight, for they were strewn along in the wilderness.
6 Now these things became types of us, for us not to be lusters after evil things,
7 according as they also lust. Nor yet be becoming idolaters, according as some of them, even as it is written, “Seated are the people to eat and drink, and they rise to sport.”
8 Nor yet may we be committing prostitution, according as some of them commit prostitution, and fall in one day twenty-three thousand.
9 Nor yet may we be putting the Lord on trial, according as some of them put Him on trial, and perished by serpents.
10 Nor yet be murmuring even as some of them murmur, and perished by the exterminator.
11 Now all this befalls them typically. Yet it was written for our admonition, to whom the consummations of the eons have attained.
12 So that, let him who is supposing he stands beware that he should not be falling.
13 No trial has taken you except what is human. Now, faithful is God, Who will not be leaving you to be tried above what you are able, but, together with the trial, will be making the sequel also, to enable you to undergo it.
Here in verse 11, we have this wonderful assurance from Paul… that “the consummations of the eons have attained” to us.
God began the eons, in the Son of His love… and what is the PURPOSE of making the eons??? Why, the PURPOSE was in Christ Jesus, our Lord. — and what is the outcome of all this ??? My oh my… it has to do with “US”… can you believe it? The ends (consummations) have something to do with little ole “US”???
This this chapter (10) — Paul says — “I don’t want you to be ignorant” — that the consummations of the eons have attained to us.
And he goes on about “spiritual food” and “spiritual drink” — and that the consummations of the eons have attained to us.
And he tells us that “The Rock was Christ” and the consummations of the eons have attained to us.
He then tells us his story here is A TYPE and a foreshadowing of things to come. And guess what — the consummations of the eons have attained to us.
Now I know, from my own experience, that most readers of this chapter will concentrate on all the “don’t put the Lord on trial” or “the snakes will get you” section… but… I now say that that’s cheesy and easy… to appeal to.
The James Gang (the works guys, the law guys, the anti-grace guys) love this “perish by serpents” reference. They can really sink their teeth into that… and browbeat most anyone into feeling guilty and trying soooooo hard to be law and works compliant…. But what if the point of bringing up those who “put the Lord on trial”… and were introduced to “serpents”… is to get to a GREATER PART OF THE STORY?
What if that part of the story were a TYPE… and not a clear teaching. Lookie here, it uses the word TYPE two times in the passage… so maybe we’re on to something.
I’m prepared to say, YES, our behavior (deportment) is somewhat important… but the PURPOSE OF GOD… is way more important.
And… the consummations of the eons have attained to us.
God’s purpose — which He made in Christ Jesus, our Lord… have attained to us.
Consider: Each individual eon comes to an end. And…
Consider: the EONS collectively come to an end.
The eons have endings. And the endings of the eons, (consummations) of the eons somehow… happen or… attained to us.
We all want to know the future, right? Well, here is a perfect prophecy… that all the good things God has planned for the endings of each eon and all the eons, have been granted to us, in spirit, already.
the consummations of the eons have attained to us
This is both a prophetic word and a statement of fact, already accomplished.
Can you see the achievements of the cross, in this verse?
“The consummations of the eons have attained to us”.

   I hope you keep pondering this little “throw away” line from Paul. 
  And leave any comment you have… if you want to add to our understanding of this phrase. 
  There is one more passage that indicates that the eons will come to an end. 
  Hebrews 9:26. Hang on… I’ll paste it in….

24 For Christ entered not into holy places made by hands, representations of the true, but into heaven itself, now to be disclosed to the face of God for our sakes.
25 Nor yet is it that He may be offering Himself often, even as the chief priest is entering into the holies of holies year by year by the blood of others,
26 since then He must often be suffering from the disruption of the world, yet now, once, at the conclusion of the eons, for the repudiation of sin through His sacrifice, is He manifest.
27 And, in as much as it is reserved to the men to be dying once, yet after this a judging,
28 thus Christ also, being offered once for the bearing of the sins of many, will be seen a second time, by those awaiting Him, apart from sin, for salvation, through faith.
Seems to me… we can clearly say and see that what Christ did on the cross… His suffering… will result in something grand and wonderful at “the conclusion of the eons”.
What can we expect at the conclusion of the eons? We can expect sin to be repudiated. We can expect Him to be manifest. There is no way we can dare limit these ideas. He suffered ONCE, for the repudiation of sin… and it’s done. And His suffering has to do with this revelation — to be revealed at THE CONCLUSION OF THE EONS.
This verse 26 is breathtaking.
The EONS are not endless… they have a conclusion. (Verse 26)
And in fact, they have many “consummations” (I COR 10:11)

 6:07 a.m. coffee refill time. 
 6:15 a.m. back

There are some who teach that AION can sometimes be translated “eternal”. They are the sneaky ones. They end up trying to teach us all that hell is endless, as in “eternal punishment”… etc. 
But we can see from these two verses… that the EONS not only come to an end, they have many endings. — and taking a look with a view to God’s idea… in grammar, in revelation… there is a purpose going on that we can see… whatever good God has in mind for the ends of the eons… have attained to us. That sounds like a wonderful thought on God’s behalf. Gracious. Kind. 
 “The ends of the eons have attained to us.”…. mercy… I Corinthians 10:11. 
  “At the conclusion of the eons… sin will be repudiated. He is manifest” (Hebrews 9:26) 
Two great prophecies. Not only are they largely overlooked and ignored… but they are MINDBLOWING… delicious… heavenly… You can’t go wrong exploring the depths of these two verses. 
   You see, it’s not that we’ve found two verses which PROVE that AION cannot be translated “eternal” (as they are said to end) but we have found within the Bible’s teachings of the EONS — promises of the future that concern US and reveal something amazing about Christ’s achievement on the cross… that He will be MANIFEST, regarding it all. 
 “Manifest” is a strange and powerful word. It suggests that something was once hidden… but at the conclusion of the eons, He is manifest. Wow. 
 And when “He is manifest”… it can’t be all bad… but it might be all good. 
 Dare we say from the language of Hebrews 9:26… that His sacrifice has EVERYTHING to do with the conclusion of the eons. 
 The verse is worth memorizing. And bringing up in Sunday school. 

 When next we meet on the topic of the eons, we’ll look at the passage about THE EONIAN GOD… and we might… look at Grace Todd’s little book on the eons. She compiled a listing of every verse containing the word AION. 199 passages. 
  We’ll go over her book to save some time… but I wanted to explore with my own eyes… the beginnings of the eons and the ends of the eons. 
 OK… we might do a live show around 9 a.m. 
 But for now… exit: stage right. 
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  Grace to you. 

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