Revelation Resource – Mr. Charles Meek

Mr. Charles Meek demonstrated a true brotherly love when he sent me the following article on the overview of the Book of Revelation to further help me prepare for my debate (which was on March 25th, 2017 and should be uploaded to YouTube and www.powerofpreterism.com soon). Here is a link to Mr. Meek’s article, https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=D3BD424B0B25B83F%2116217&ithint=file%2Cdocx&app=Word&authkey=%21AKHYQCM8cunWUxI

In aforementioned article, Mr. Meek highlights the importance of the “time statements” while noting the “universal application” of Revelation. Mr. Meek said it like this, “While Revelation is a timeless book with universal application (Revelation 5:9; 7:9; 10:11; 13:7; 14:6), the fulfillment of prophecy was AT HAND when the Bible was being penned (Matthew 10:23; 16:27-28; 24:29-34; 26:64; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; 10:11; Hebrews 1:2; 10:37; James 5:7-9; 1 Peter 4:7, 17; 1 John 2:17-18; etc.).”  In my debate on Revelation with Pastor Earl Wallace, Mr. Wallace did not acknowledge nor  convey honesty in regards to the time statements at all.

Not only that, Mr. Wallace also wandered all over in expressing his interpretation of the Book of Revelation and hardly brought forth any clarity in regards to what this letter warned the 7 churches of Asia Minor about.  In this regard Mr. Meek has said, “It is irrefutably clear that the wrath upon Jerusalem in Matthew 23 (and elsewhere) would be fulfilled in Jesus’ generation per Matthew 23:36. The Great Judgment of which the Bible frequently speaks was directed squarely at the generation of Jews living in the first century.”

I am so glad that there are so many resources that espouse and bring clarity to the Book of Revelation from the PRETERIST position. Thank God.  Mr. Meek’s writings on Revelation deserve a good look, and not only that but purchase and review of his book, Christian Hope Through Fulfilled Prophecy, is also an important study.

You can read my review of his book at the following link, https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/true-faith-fulfilled-hope-review-of-charles-meeks-book/

Video from Mr. Daniel Morais (Revelation Revolution)

We surely had a blessed time this past weekend at The Blue Point Bible Church for the Revelation Revealed Bible Conference. Unfortunately, due to some technical difficulties we were not able to show Mr. Daniel Morais’ video. Therefore, as we are waiting for many of the speaker videos to make their way to YouTube for review and public sharing, I wanted to make this anticipated video from Mr. Daniel Morais available to you all.

Here is the link for the YouTube video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjsrKM9t1nc

Mr. Daniel Morais is the operator of RevelationRevolution.Org which is dedicated to “Shedding new light on the Book of Revelation and the end of the age”. “We believe that natural and supernatural events found in Roman historical records confirm that every end time prophecy was fulfilled in and around the time of Israel’s war with Rome in the first century.”.

More to come from the Revelation Revealed Bible Conference to be posted on this blog, as well as www.powerofpreterism.com

The Last Enemy & the Triumph of Christ: A Book Review

Mr. Daniel Rogers is the former pastor of Piedmont Church of Christ and the author of “The Last Enemy and the Triumph of Christ”. I must say at the outset that Mr. Rogers’ book was such an encouragement because it was done so simply and honestly making clear the details that have confused so many. Right at the beginning of his book Daniel makes two rather poignant statements:

“If one doesn’t understand death, how can they truly understand and appreciate life in Christ?”.

“The message of life, for many, is not seen as a present reality. They speak of the “hope of eternal life” as if it is not yet fully possessed by the saints”.

I must commend the outline that Daniel put forth. Each small segment builds on top of the others leading the reading into a better understanding of “the death” that plagues the people of God and ultimately how fully understood and accomplished “Eternal Life” leads to the destruction of that death (“the last enemy” cf. 1 Corinthians 15:12-28). In comparing and contrasting physical death and spiritual death, Mr. Rogers’ details that physical death was implemented by God even going back to the creation account of Genesis chapters 1-3. Daniel detailed the death of a seed as bringing forth life (cf. Genesis 1:12; 1 Corinthians 15:36) , as he said it, “Physical death exists in reproduction”.

As you read and move away from seeing physical death as the enemy, you are invited into understanding the defeat of “spiritual death” by way of Jesus Christ. Physical death is only an issue to those who are not Spiritually Alive (cf. John 11:25). As Daniel himself said it, “Before sin entered the world, there was no reason to fear physical death because physical death has no sting”. This therefore challenges the understanding of the resurrection of the dead because physical death is not the enemy (cf. Isaiah 59:1-2; Ezekiel 18:26).

Dr. Don K. Preston, president of the Preterist Research Institute, who I would consider to be the Bible expert on explaining the resurrection of the dead from the consistent Preterist position (Covenant Eschatology) wrote the forward to Daniel’s book, and he made the following comment, “The idea of a physical resurrection and restoration of every decomposed human corpse even on a cursory reading of 1 Corinthians 15, seems counter to what Paul was actually saying”. Amen! The failure of Christians to properly understand “the death” and “the Life” that is being dealt with in the Scriptures has led to all sorts of false teaching in the contemporary Christian Church. Mr. Rogers’ seeks to bring clarity in such a simple way by offering the following thought:

“There are three questions that need to be answered in order to determine when the resurrection of Daniel 12 and 1 Corinthians 15 would take place.

  1. Who are the holy people?
  2. What is their power?
  3. When would that power be shattered?

(cf. 2 Corinthians 3:7; Isaiah 28:15; 1 Corinthians 15:56)”.

Mr. Daniel Rogers did a great work for the Church with this writing. I know I am already in negotiations with him to by the book in bulk. Be sure to get a copy! He concluded his writing with the following thought, “It is a shame that friendships have been broken, families have been torn apart, and congregations have been divided over this issue of whether or not the last enemy has been destroyed”. I could not agree more. I know I look forward to continued discussion, examination, and debate in regards to the defeat of “The Last Enemy”. Order your copy at the following link,  www.labornotinvain.com

To God be the Glory!

In Service to Him,
Pastor Michael Miano
The Blue Point Bible Church
The Power of Preterism Network