Stalwart of Realized Eschatology, the noted author did much to create a progressive perception of the eschaton, or final event closing out a study of realized eschatology. But like many other theologians, this great thinker and writer was forced to tolerate or create a certain vagueness to allow viability for his perception of the eschaton notion. This author would not accuse the renowned scholar of purposely misleading his ecclesia following but rather to uncover the shallowness of breadth in the established time frames set as perimeters for those early displayed but modernly unacknowledged Ages so subtly announced in the visions of both Daniel and John (Revelation).
We would be remiss should we not elucidate the discrepancy outstanding in King’s considerable exegetical endeavor entitled: The Spirit Of Prophesy plus The Cross And The Parousia Of Christ, (King, Ibid., p. 32), observed at https://www.preteristarchive.com/StudyArchive/k/king-max.html. We quote his stated position: "This means that during the eschaton the believers lived in a tension of experienced and anticipated eschatology; between 'the already' and 'the not yet.' They were already in the kingdom of Christ (Col. 1:13), but still waiting for the coming of the kingdom of God (1 Cor. 15:24-28). But this waiting was not passive, as seen in Heb, 12:28 (sic) where the 'receiving of the kingdom' is presented as a present, active experience, as was also the case in their experiencing the powers of the age to come (6:5)."
In this very revealing testimony, he mentions not only the Kingdom Of Christ but also the Kingdom of God as pertinent aorist incidence displaying “evidence of things not seen” (Heb. 11:1). But Mr. King did not realize the prominent linkage binding these two distinct intervals. He was so close and yet so far away from the prophetic disclosure opening a gate between the two kingdom edifices.
In Daniel’s revealing Ten Horn Ages (Dan.7:7), defined in THE GREAT DECEPTION: Symbols And Numbers Clarified, we make the connection between Daniel’s Beast with Eight Horn (Ages) (three plucked and another grown in their place) to an unlikely but remarkably similar Eight Head Ages on John’s Revelation 17:11 Beast. To the casual reader, beware: a careless reading will fail to intercept this pertinent but unlikely pairing of intents! The key rests in the two prophets’ dissimilar symbols and numbers choice.
Not realizing the true significance of visionaries Daniel and John’s time frame, secretly posited in Horn and Head duplicity, Max could not discover their was, is, and is to come familiar format. As episodic intervals, the two work interrelated, in eschatological continuance, unto the end of all things (I Pet. 4:7), The Kingdom of Christ had obligation to evolve into Kingdom of God auspices; inasmuch as, the Kingdom of God must continue as Parousia, or ‘Second Coming,’ encompassing the eschaton, or final event, and per Mr. King’s own word choice. Kingdom of Christ and Parousia are nowhere to be found as separate chronologies, in any scripture, or as explanatory of Two Ages, separate, but held as aorist contingencies counted in the grand scheme. Repeatedly warned in scripture, they are set forth as ninth and tenth of the Daniel Ten Horn Ages, abbreviated in the Eight Head Ages of John’s testimony. King’s exegesis rested on the cusp of a great discovery but was hampered by traditions impressed upon his and succeeding generations. Expansion on the Ten Ages continues in The Great Deception: Symbols And Numbers Clarified.