Sensus Plenior (SP) is a modern term used to speak of the intended meaning of scripture which may have been hidden from the human author. As that intended meaning has been better understood, it has become a metaphor for the system of interpretation concerning the hidden meaning. What is sensus plenior?
In SP all trees are the same tree. All donkeys are one donkey, all men are one man. Each 'story' is a story of Christ and is part of the mystery which has been hidden from the beginning. 1 Co 2:7
They all lay atop of each other like transparencies, with details of each adding to the singular picture of Christ.
The tree of life is also the tree of death (knowledge of good and evil which caused death). In the garden scene they are described as two trees, but in Revelation they have grown together over the stream. It is a picture of the cross, which through the death of Christ gives life.
In Pr 11:30 The righteous one is Christ. HIS fruit is the life given through the cross. This is the layer which speaks of Christ.
The application layer derives from the idea that we are made to be 'like' Christ as his bride.
Then the righteous one is the bride of Christ, who is fruitful and multiplying; fruitful by the fruit of the Spirit, and multiplying by teaching and preaching the cross. This fruitfulness produces life as others come to Christ.
Some have suggested that the idea that the New Testament is based on the Old Testament is offensive on its face. But the claim that Christ fulfilled the prophecies of the Old Testament has been the claim of the church since the days of the Bereans when they examined Paul's teaching in the context of the Old Testament. Acts 17:11.
Note: The idea of the 'transparency' mentioned above, is a summary or simplification of some of the 32 rules of Rabbi Eliezer, which are demonstrably used by NT authors.
E8. Binyan ab mi-katub ehad: Application of a provision found in one passage only to passages which are related to the first in content but do not contain the provision in question.
E10. Dabar shehu shanuy (repeated expression): Repetition implies a special meaning.
E17. A point which is not clearly explained in the main passage may be better elucidated in another passage.
E21. If one object is compared to two other objects the best part of both the latter forms the tertium quid of comparison.
E22. A passage may be supplemented and explained by a parallel passage.
E23. A passage serves to elucidate and supplement its parallel passage.
E27. Mi-ma’al: Interpretation through the preceding.
E31. Postposition of the precedent. Many phrases which follow must be regarded as properly preceding, and must be interpreted accordingly in exegesis.
E32. Many portions of the Bible refer to an earlier period than to the sections which precede them, and vice versa.