Zion’s Fire & Revelation 14

Recently, in a ‘prove all things’ manner, I decided to pick up an issue of Zion’s Fire (I am in extreme disagreement with the premillennial dispensationalism that is fostered by said magazine yet in continues to show up in my mailbox due to BPBC’s previous support). I read through the July – August 2019 issue, namely the article highlighted on the cover, ‘The Lamb, The 144,000, and the Harvest (Rev 14)’. What I’d like to do in this blog is just examine some of the points made in the article and then reference you to my Revelation chapter 14 lecture and teaching outline.

The Zion’s Fire article was written by the Rosenthal brothers. They remarked, “The 144,000 are spoken of as virgins in a spiritual sense (Revelation 2:14, 20-22; 17:2, 4; 18:3). They did not commit fornication during the Great Tribulation by embracing the Antichrist, taking his mark, and giving him their loyalty and affection”.

Cf. The virgin reference found in Revelation 14:4 pertains to spiritual fornication. The Church being the antithesis of the unfaithful Israel of the Old Covenant (see, Matthew 15:1-13; 2 Corinthians 11:2; and Ephesians 5:32). The number 144,000 is understood through the relevance of Hebrew gematria (alphabet mathematics) that was commonplace to 1st century Jews. The 144,000 represents 12 x 12 (Old Covenant Elect/ New Covenant Elect) x 1000 (beyond man’s comprehension). All the numbers used represent completeness. God would surely save those who were His during the time of ‘Great Tribulation’, which contrary to the Zion’s Fire futurism, I would assert these details have been fulfilled in the 1st century just as the time-statements in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 demonstrate for us. The Antichrist and mark of the beast were the calamitous issues that came against the first century Christian church, namely through the Jewish Priesthood and Roman authorities. The Christian Church/ Elect going through the ‘Great Tribulation’ was to persevere and not fall victim to idolatry in seeking Roman/Jewish comfort rather than be steadfast in their devotion to Christ. Do fall away, back into either idolatry of the Old Covenant or pagan idolatry of the Roman Empire was fornication. But those days were cut short, just as Christ said they would be…see, Matthew 24:22.

“These are the redeemed among men, being the first-fruits unto God and to the Lamb”. If this expression means anything at all, and it certainly does, it means this: There will be more to follow. The 144,000, as wonderful as they are, are only the first fruits. They are just the beginning”.
Cf. The Rosenthal’s were right in noting the use of ‘first fruit language’ in Revelation chapter 14 and I love how they note that this means “there are more to follow”. The 144,000-language coupled with first fruits demonstrates the salvation of the elect Jews and Gentiles (see, Romans 1:16-17). There is no doubt a Hebrew exclusivity that is demonstrated throughout the Scriptures. I have explained this is a few other blogs, however I will share a link to follow in which I not only talked about ‘Hebrew exclusivity’, but also the details pertain to the ‘Great Tribulation’ being talked about in the Scriptures. Here is the link, https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/my-eschatological-position-a-journal-entry-style-essay/

“The blessed man of Psalm 1 is the man who has life. He is like a tree planted by the rivers of water – his leaves will not wither and whosoever he does shall prosper. The expression, “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord” could literally be expressed this way: “alive are the dead who died as martyrs for the Lord”. What an amazing paradox!”.

Cf. While I agree with the sentiment that the Rosenthal’s are highlighted herein, I believe there is more to the proclamation “…from now on” as found in Revelation 14:13 that just that eternal life is found in Christ. Rather, I would assert that due to the fulfillment of the details of Revelation chapter 14, the destruction of Babylon (Old Covenant Jerusalem) and the salvation of the Elect in that generation, the dead who died after that were blessed – a demonstration of the effect of fulfilled Bible prophecy (i.e.., Full Preterism).

As I mentioned at the beginning, I have previously taught on this topic. I was supposed to present these details at the 2018 Spirit & Life Lectureship in Southaven, Michigan, which bad weather prevented. However, I provided a podcasted sermon and an outline for your edification. Here is the link to both of those resources, https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2018/08/05/revelation-14-correlating-verses-outline/

Lastly, I have heard that the brothers who lectured at the aforementioned conference are working on putting together a written and outlined commentary on the Book of Revelation, in which my full notes will be provided for Revelation chapter 14.

Provoking a Zeal For His Truth,
Michael Miano, pastor
The Blue Point Bible Church

Review of PPW 2019 (Preterist Pilgrim Weekend)

Recently the 15th Annual Preterist Pilgrim Weekend occurred in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Dr. Don K. Preston of Preterist Research Institute (www.eschatology.org) was the host and the theme was ‘How We Know We are Not in the Last Days’. At the beginning of the conference Dr. Preston mentioned our goal being to gain a better understanding of “God’s heart, God’s mind, and God’s will”, and that seemed to be expressed well all throughout the conference.

What I will do below is list the various speakers and summarize some notes I had taken during the conference. Also, I will include links for the messages presented by each speaker.


 Kyle Elliot – preached two messages entitled “A Priest Forever”, wherein he sought to demonstrate how Psalm 110 is used in the argument of the book of Hebrews. Kyle stated this is a text that demonstrates God establishing the throne of His Kingship. In highlighting the “last days framework” and correlation to Psalm 110, Kyle mentioned quite a few texts and the necessity of understanding literary structures in the text (mentioning chiasm’s and forward symmetry as being seen in Psalm 110). So many good details were mentioned that I made a notation to ask Kyle for his PowerPoints.

In talk through Psalm 110, Kyle mentioned that in verse 1, “Victory frames the entire Psalm”.  In talking through verse 6, and the “judgement language” used, Kyle mentioned the “gospel of destruction) (of which Dr. Preston has been doing a video series on YouTube about). We see in Psalm 2:4-9, that “The Father issues judgement, the Son exacts judgement”. “The day” of Ps. 110:3-5 correlates to Revelation 6:12-14. Also, cross-reference Psalm 110:4 with Hebrews 7:1-3 to better see how “Psalm 110 is the salvation story in epitome”.

“From every ‘angle’, Ps. 110 is Messianic and emphasizes the victory of the priest-king over His enemies at the Day of His power and the confirmation of His reign and priesthood. The Day of power and wrath secures His reign and priesthood, it does not end it”.




Dr. Don K. Preston preached two messages properly “Identifying the Last Days”. He talked a bit about the phrase “Christian age” and charged that when rightly understanding the “last days” as the end of the Old Covenant, we can realize that the “Christian age” (what would be Scripturally identified as the “Age to Come”) has no end. He further highlighted, “If we are not in the last days, there is no future last day”. He also further stated, “Christ’s New Covenant will never go out of business”. Citing 2 Peter 3 and Deuteronomy 32, Dr. Preston challenged us to search those texts and discern two questions, 1 – Where is the promise of His coming? 2 – What were the last days?

Don went on exegete Deuteronomy 31-32 (and highlight how it correlates to 2 Peter 3) making the following notations:
Deut. 30:29; 32:20, 28 – last days
Deut. 32:21-22 – fire, destruction of the earth
Deut. 32:34 – 35 – judgement of the ungodly
Deut. 32:43 – vindication of the martyrs
“you shall remind them of this song” cf. Deut. 31:19; Psalm 102:18




Rod MacArthur preached two messages with the following titles, “Joel’s Last Days Didn’t Last Past Peter” (highlighting fulfilled prophecy in the book of Joel) and “Daniel’s ‘Last Days’ Came to an End Long Ago” (highlighting fulfilled prophecy in the book of Daniel). Starting at the first mention of “last days” in Genesis 49:1, Rod took us through a few other texts as well – Numbers 24:14-19; Deuteronomy 32:20, 29, 35-36, 43, and Joel 3:12-13. He highlighted the goal of the covenant is to enable the people of God to “walk with Him” as they did in Eden (cf. Leviticus 26:12-13; Genesis 3:8).

Rod went on to detail that the “day of the locusts” mentioned in Joel 2:1-2 is the “Day of Yahweh”, and we must understand the “this is that” of Acts 2:16 and how it cites Joel 2:28-32 as the current reality in that day. In that generation we saw the 2nd Exodus take place with wonders and blood. The two responses that came from all of this were 1 – what does this mean? 2 – these men are just drunk. Those who properly discerned the event asked, “What shall we do?” and they repented, committed to Jesus and were saved from that corrupt generation.

  • The last days pertained to Israel’s history
  • The curses pointed to a terminal generation
  • Joel commented on the current curse in his day and prophesied the day was coming.
  • Peter said “This is it”.




Daniel Rogers preached two messages detailed “The Sermon on the Mount and the Last Days”. In highlighting the nature of the Kingdom, Daniel took us to Isaiah chapter 2 and Daniel chapter 2. He then set up the stage for us to understand the 1st century scene and what it would have been like being a Jew waiting for deliverance from Roman oppression. Questions that would have been on the mind would be, “When will the Lord deliver us from Rome?”, “Did God forget His promise to David?”, “What about the promises to Abraham?”, and “Where is God?”.

Daniel went on the demonstrate how the Gospel According to Matthew is responding to those questions. Matthew 1:1 cites Jesus as the “son of David, Son of Abraham”, Matthew 1:23 refers to Jesus Christ as “Immanuel”, which means “God with us”. In Matthew chapter 2 we see that Jesus is the prophesied “prophet like Moses” who would appear to bring the people through the greater exodus. In Matthew chapter 3 we read about John the Baptist telling that generation of Jews to come to repentance. In Matthew chapter 5 , we read the Beatitudes of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom, however it is important to know that Rome would have had their own version, almost the opposite to everything Jesus Christ said. Daniel went on the lament the “empire version of Christianity” that has dominated in our current day. “Christianity is not about saying, it is about doing”.

After highlighting the nature of God’s Kingdom, how things were fulfilled, Daniel went on to detail ways we can live in fulfillment. He made the following points regarding the peace of God versus the peace of the world;

Peace of God surpasses understand (Phil. 4:7); peace of the world is conventional
Peace of God makes us fools to the world (1 Cor. 1:18); peace of the world makes one “wise” to the world
Peace of God comes through knowledge of God (John 17:3); peace of world comes through bombs and military victory,

In his second message, Daniel made note of 4 levels of interpreting the Bible – literal, deeper, comprehensive, and mystery. He noted in understanding the Biblical narrative that, “Israel was not chosen to the exclusion of the world but to the entire world’s inclusion (cf. Genesis 12)”. He further noted that only through Jesus Christ can one see the true intention of the Law (cf. 2 Corinthians 3).

You can view both of Daniel’s lectures at the following links,



Obviously I didn’t take any notes on the two messages I (Michael Miano) delivered. I preached a message from Matthew 5:17-18 titled, “Old Covenant Details and the Last Days”, as well as a message on Hebrews 9:28 – “Salvation Now, Last Days Past”. Here are the links for those messages;




Dr. William Bell presented a two part message with the title “The Hour of Glory”. He said, “The hour of glory connects the New Testament inseparably and incontrovertibly to the book of Daniel”. Daniel is the only Old Testament book that uses the phrase “eternal life”. William went on to demonstrate the correlations between John chapter 5 and chapter 12. (I have included a picture of his chart in the pictures below). William also demonstrated the correlations in Daniel to the intertestamental books.




Garrett Cradduck’s memorized recitation of the book of Hebrews was beautiful. I appreciated that he started it out with a challenge for the each of us, as he said, “The Lord has blessed us with time and tools that no one had before”. Go ahead and give your full attention to his deliverance of the Book of Hebrews at the following link,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EweO4Q3LJ3A


PPW 2019 – Schedule & Livestream

PPW 2019

15th Annual
Preterist Pilgrim Weekend 2019

How We Know We are Not in the Last Days!

July 11, 2019 (Thursday evening)

5:45-6:45p – Registration
6:45-7:00p – Dr. Don K. Preston -Opening remarks & introductions
7:15-8:00p – Kyle Elliott– A Priest Forever: Hebrews as a Commentary on Psalms 110 – Part 1
8:15-9:00p – Dr. Don K. Preston- The Song of the Last Days- Part 1


July 12, 2019 (Friday morning)

8:30-9:15a – Rod MacArthur-Joel’s “Last Days’ Didn’t Last Past Peter
9:30-10:15a – Daniel Rogers- The Sermon on the Mount and the Last Days- Part 1
10:30-11:15a – Dr. William Bell- TBD
11:30- 1:00p – Lunch (several great restaurants in the area, check your packets)


July 12, 2019 (Friday afternoon & evening)

1:00-1:45p – Michael Miano – The Last Days and Old Covenant Details (Matt. 5:16-18)
2:00-2:45p – Kyle Elliott– A Priest Forever: Hebrews as a Commentary on Psalms 110 – Part 2
3:00-3:45p – Dr. William Bell- TBD
4:00-4:45p- Rod MacArthur-Daniel’s “Last Days” Came to an End Long Ago
5:30-6:45p – Catered Dinner
6:45-7:00p – Dr. Don K. Preston -Opening remarks & introductions
7:00- 8:30p — Garrett Cradduck- Hebrews


July 13, 2019 (Saturday morning)

8:30-9:15a – Daniel Rogers- The Sermon on the Mount and the Last Days- Part 2
9:30- 10:15a – Michael Miano- Salvation Now, Last Days Past (Hebrews 9:28)
10:30-11:15a- Dr. Don K. Preston- The Song of the Last Days- Part 2
11:30-12:15p – Q & A Session
12:15-12:30p – Closing remarks & wrap-up (Dr. Don K. Preston)


6/24/2019 – TPPN Update

Blessings in our Lord,

It has been quite some time since I sent out an update through The Power of Preterism Network. Please do not think that it because we are apathetic about the power of this amazing truth or that nothing is going on because it is exactly the opposite. I’d like to provide some resources that have been compiled through recent happenings and also provide some announcements regarding upcoming events and opportunities for all of us to be edified.

In May 2019 we had our 6th Annual Bible Conference at The Blue Point Bible Church. Yet again another year of being blessed by insightful speakers, great fellowship, and videos for online edification. Our theme this year was examining “What’s Next?” in regards to the Preterist Movement. Here is a review and compilation of the videos, https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2019/05/31/whats-next-2019-conference-review/

In June 2019, Mr. Ward Fenley of New Creation Ministries International (NCMI) held the Christ and The Kingdom in Psalms and Proverbs Conference in Temecula, California. Speakers included Mrs. Kari Birks, Pastor Tony Gallop, Mr. Todd Williams, Pastor Michael Miano, and others. You can read a written view and access the video teachings at the following link, https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2019/06/19/christ-the-kingdom-in-psalms-proverbs-2019-ncmi-conference/


It really is exciting that almost every month there is a conference happening somewhere in the United States regarding the truth, power, and progress of Full Preterism. Consider your attending and/or tuning it to the following up conferences;

This upcoming July 11th-13th, 2019 in Ardmore, Oklahoma, Dr. Don K. Preston will be hosting his annual Preterist Pilgrim weekend. To Register and read the schedule of listed speakers visit the following link, https://bibleprophecy.com/ppw/conference-schedule/

The 4th Annual Spirit & Life Lectureships is happening August 1st – 4th in Ludington, Michigan. Various speakers and topics will be covered. Visit the following link for more information (and/or see the graphic provided below), https://www.facebook.com/events/634151540329324/

We are still waiting on information from Dr. William Bell from All Things Fulfilled (www.allthingsfulfilled.com) regarding a 2019 Memphis Eschatology Conference. The conference has been scheduled in the month of October in the past and includes various speakers. More information being sought and will be provided soon.


The Power of Preterism Network (www.powerofpreterism.com) is a brainstorming and information vessel to highlight the power and progress of Full Preterism growing in the Christian Church. These efforts include but are not limited to the following ministries;

#TeamPRETERIST is an evangelistic unifying effort within the Preterist Movement brainstorming the strategic advancement of the Preterist truth. Through “boots on the ground” and various online efforts we seek to see minds challenged, educated, and discipled as those elect living in the fulfilled eschaton. There is a #TeamPRETERIST Facebook group that fosters much of these efforts.

The Preterist Pastors/Preachers Network (TPPN) provides oversight, encouragement, equipping the saints, and empowerment through a network of Preterist preachers. Through monthly phone conferences, maintaining a blog (www.thepreteristpastorblog.wordpress.com) , church planting, and more.

ReformationNOW in an effort of encouraging monthly fellowships with ministry leaders regarding reformation in the body of Christ all throughout the United States. This can be done through conferences, luncheons, book studies, etc. among those who feel burdened to keep the “ever-reforming” attitude alive within the Christian Church and create a base of unity all the while growing in the grace and knowledge of God.

Much of these efforts just mentioned, as promoted through The Power of Preterism Network, are currently being updated. However the future looks bright, promising, edifying, and God-glorifying. Stay tuned to www.powerofpreterism.com

For His Glory & By His Grace,
Michael Miano
Director, TPPN

Christ & The Kingdom in Psalms & Proverbs (2019 NCMI Conference)

NCMI Conference SpeakersLast week, New Creation Ministries International (NCMI) hosted a conference focused on “Christ and the Kingdom in Psalms and Proverbs” in Temecula, California. Mr. Ward Fenley, was the host speaker and there was a variety of other speakers such as Mrs. Kari Birks, Pastor Tony Gallop, Mr. Todd Williams, Pastor Michael Miano, Pastor Steve Salomon, and Ms. Wendy Birks. A blessed and insightful time it was.

In this blog, I desire to not only share links and pictures to help you be blessed and edified, but also to share some of the notes I took during the conference.


TODD WILLIAMS, Ps. 102; 22; 89; 145
(A New People) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXiOsLT5ioA

Kingdom – a realm associated with or regarded as being under the control of a particular person or thing. We are discussing the reign or authority of God. A reign that knows “no end” (cf. Luke 1:33; Ephesians 3:21). A king or kingdom must have servants.

Our kingdom talk is about the house-temple-kingdom of God and its transition from old to new. When we study through the transitions we find an old and new – temple, stones, city, Jerusalem, and mountain. “One promised life, one is life; one came with observation, one comes without”.

Psalm 102:18; Psalm 22:30-31; Psalm 89:3-4; Psalm 102:28

Old = Exodus 19:6   New = 1 Peter 2:19
Psalm 90 declares the Lord is our dwelling place.


WARD FENLEY, Ps. 69 (Pt. 1)
(The Thoughts of Jesus in the Psalms) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvodDNl11ac

Two cautions – be aware of the “unfulfilled Kingdom approach” when reading Scriptures and keeping us waiting or expecting things we already have (ex., praying the Lord’s Prayer) and the approach of discarding things that have been provided for us in the Kingdom (ex., “Israel-Only view).

Social action needs sound theology.

The goal of our theology: joy, gratitude, developing a heart of study, to love more

Thy Kingdom came – Matthew 3:2; 4:17; Colossians 1:13

Luke 24:25-27, 44-17 – “God has the best hermeneutics”; “God is a God who reveals”.

Romans 15:8-12; Acts 13:32-35

When we examine Psalms we are looking for who He is and what He does.  In relation to the anticipated Kingdom:
– Pharasaic motifs (wicked, enemies)
– Kingdom prophetic elements and motifs
– Tongues motifs
– The humanity of Christ (“We must acknowledge Christ’s humanity to better express His kingdom on earth”)

Psalm 69 (and other correlating Psalms) – Ward mentioned “reading with a new paradigm”.
v. 4 cf. John 15:25
v. 21 cf. Matthew 27:34
v. 22-23 cf. Romans 11:9-10
cf. Jeremiah 30:9; Ezekiel 34:23-24

“We are in a beautiful place (Kingdom of God), but it doesn’t always feel like it”.


TONY GALLOP, Ps. 63 (Pt. 1)

We must discern “things that are seen” (types and shadows) with things that are “not seen” (Spiritual).
Proverbs 2 – “searching for Wisdom”; “Through our searching He reveals Wisdom to us”.

Romans 1:18; 2 Corinthians 4:8 – We learn and discern and “covenant creation”; the Scriptures detail the beginning and the end of the Old Covenant tabernacle system; the Levitical priesthood to be a type and shadow of Christ in us.

Psalm 63
v. 2 – – Tony challenged us, “What did he (David) see in the Sanctuary?”
– Brief review of Levitical priesthood in Leviticus chapters 8-9.
– “wilderness talk”; When was the Lord in the wilderness of Judea? Satan wanted to see a sign. Who in that generation wanted to see a sign? Who is this Satan being destroyed?
– David saw, “the fire and sacrifice consumed” (accepted!)


(The Perfect Man) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHY5mCIh7N0

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“Learning to rest and just be”.
Matthew 11:28-30
“Nothing refreshed my soul more than growing in my understanding of God’s kingdom established by grace…and resting in it with no but’s attached”.

Colossians 2:8-10
“…you have been given fullness in Christ”.

Cf. 1 Corinthians 2:2; Hebrews 13:9; 1 John 4:10-13; 1 Corinthians 15:54-57

“Sometimes I feel like an afterlife agnostic”.


(Life NOW in His Kingdom) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9jn6c250VY

Kari provided the written outline for her presentation which you can read through at the following link, https://www.facebook.com/notes/kari-birks/life-now-in-his-kingdom-ncmi-conference-talk/2793706774035323/

Psalm 21:2 cf. Psalm 16:11

Kari mentioned being blessed by Jeff McCormack’s message at Berean Bible Church this past April on humility and insights from Margaret Barker on John 17:19. “Margaret Barker, Hebrew & Greek scholar, has suggested that v. 19 is better translated as Jesus saying, “For their (the disciples) sake, I make myself holy, that they themselves also may become divine.” Participation in the divine. What did Peter mean when he said, “For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.?” What does it look like for us to be partakers in the divine nature? Brothers & sisters, we are so much more than we perceive ourselves to be. We need to meditate upon these things and see Christ’s prayer answered in our individual lives where He asked the Father to “sanctify them and us in the truth.” Who are you in truth? This thread of thought explodes with even more clarity as Jesus continues His requests to the Father.”

“I submit to you, we are where He is”.

Psalm 21:3 cf. Hebrews 9:11

Inaccurate Eschatology causes us to: Wait for a King, who already reigns, Wait for a kingdom, we’re already in, Wait to become, what we already are,  Wait for power, that we already have, Wait for an Age, that we’re already in, Wait for victory, that has already been won, Wait to do, what we should already be doing.” – Nathan Edward Camacho



Wendy focused us in on the various ways to approach the text – divine (prophetic text), David’s struggles, and personal. She highlighted correlations to Eve in the Garden of Eden and the Melchizedek priesthood.

She created a contrast between the ways the ancients viewed the gods (angry) and their necessary appeasement versus the Biblical view of God, a loving, welcoming, fellowship based God.

Wendy mentioned a resource, Kingdom of Priests by Eugene Merill. Here is a link to that resource, https://www.amazon.com/Kingdom-Priests-History-Testament-Israel/dp/0801031990

In Scripture, “God seems to do something better than He did before”.

Wendy gave ideas pertaining to the ‘bene Elohim’ in regards to other gods. Seems to be in line with the Divine Heavenly Council view – “little g gods”.

Wendy seemed to believe some can claim “Jewish heritage” today, and highlighted that the “nations coming in is speaking to us”. This seemed to be a Dispensational view and future discussions should be had in that regard.

Hebrews 1:8 – “upright”
– make just
– to do or accomplish something without delay


TONY GALLOP, Ps. 63 continued

  • Our God is a consuming fire.
    4:24/ John 4:24

Throughout the Biblical story, God worked through wicked men to accomplish His purpose.

Remember Leviticus chapters 8-9 (from previous message), “The fire on the altar was to burn continually”. In Solomon’s temple the fire was re-ignited. Today, in an application manner, we are involved in keeping that fire burning.  “The 1st century was the beginning of offering up Spiritual sacrifices”.

Jesus was to baptize with “fire and Spirit”. The burning up of the wheat and the chaff was Jesus’s work in His people. Cf. Romans 15:16; Acts 2:1; Malachi 3:2; Jeremiah 3:29. Christ is the High Priest always keeping the fire lit.

“We are nothing (chaff) all good (wheat) comes from Him!”




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WARD FENLEY, Ps. 69 continued

Define text, context, and intertext

Psalms 69:1-3 cf. Psalms 40:1-3; 6:6-8; 109:25: 51; 102; 147:12-13; 90:16-17; 91:14; 22:6-8; 31:11; 41:9; 55:12-14; 27:9; 31:5; 71:23; 142:4; 40:17; 14:34; 109:22; 38:8-9; 96:11; 98:7-8;

“Christ first experienced whatever you have in Him”.

“Personification and Solidarity”
Hebrews 10; Lamentations 1
Hosea 11:1; Matthew 2:15; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Isaiah 53:3

Book recommendation –   https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-treasury-of-scripture-knowledge-llc-hendrickson-publishers-marketing/1118329671?st=SEM&sid=BNB_%5BADL%5D%20%5BDSA%5D%20Dynamic%20Search%20Ads&sourceId=SEMBiNBR&dpid=tdtve346c&2sid=Bing_c&msclkid=c2276bc073a51f33604036cae860ea70&adlclid=ADL-59d2e754-725e-4d83-a529-0e66fafacd71

“Be acquainted with His humanity because He was very much acquainted with yours”.

Isaiah 32:17-18 – “The work of righteousness”.
Quietness and confidence; nature should remind of us the beauty we possess in Christ.

“When I am grateful I am less anxious”.

Our sacrifice in Him – Hosea 14:2; Hebrews 13:15; Psalm 69:30-31

Further study – go through the Psalms and mark out studies on “enemies”, “reproach”, “wait for the Lord”. And read these with a Messianic focus.





What’s Next – 2019 Conference Review

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Last week we had our 6th Annual Bible Conference at the Blue Point Bible Church. Pictures are still be uploaded, many of us are still relishing the fellowship that was had, and prayerfully, reviewing our notes and uploaded videos from the conference. As is my usual custom, I’d like to share some of my notes from the messages and of course provide links for your viewing pleasure.

Also, you can find the Facebook group designed just for this conference at the following link,  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2425204374379395/



Conference Openinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03HQpJCQ9vQ


Mr. Ward Fenley, New Creation Ministries International  – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03HQpJCQ9vQ

  • “Psalms are Jesus’ thoughts while He was on earth”.
  • Read Psalm 145 and consider the Kingdom.
  • There is no “scuba-diving” in the Kingdom of God. (cf. Micah 7:19)


Mr. Holger Neubauer, Lakeshore Church of Christhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnAi6oYE8K8

  • In Joshua 5, Joshua meets a man (Christology)
  • “All the “ologies” must be found in the Old Testament”
  • “The OT is not willy nilly mentions of Jesus, rather it is an outline of eternal Messianic work”.
  • “OT understanding clarifies what Jesus meant”.
  • Joshua 5:2 – circumcision “again” – soteriology – Col. 2:11-12; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:35 – 36
  • “Jesus connected belief and baptism to the Gospel”. (cf. Mark 16:16)
  • Joshua 5:9 – after the 40 year period (transition)
  • Joshua 5:12 – “The manna ceased…” (Holger explained that the miracles cease when they get into the land, many see “different miracles” happening in the land).
  • “Preterists are the only ones who take the Lord’s Supper with the proper attitude”
  • “The Spirit speaks expressly, the Holy Spirit teaches with words”.


Michael Miano reads thoughts from Mr. Larry Siegle of Fulfilled Dynamics – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT_XIFSw3A4


Rev. Charles Hallford, Gospel Ministerial Alliancehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7-V_a-NCKQ

Deacon Edward Silsbe, The Blue Point Bible Churchhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gzRJNxHDU4

Apostle Johnny Ova, Sound of Heavenhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USBgNlbEvrk

Pastor Steve Schilling, The Blue Point Bible Churchhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-__088BF2wo

  • Acts 16:25-34
  • “Sir, what must I do to be saved?”; “And they spoke the word of the Lord to him together with all who were in his house”.
  • What’s next? A step back and looking at ourselves and allowing the Lord Jesus to go before us.
  • Jeremiah 9:24; 1 Corinthians 1:31; 2 Corinthians 10:17
  • John 17:3 – Eternal Life
  • John 1:18; John 3:14-15; 1 Cor. 2:12-16; John 4:24
  • “Is it wrong to think?”
  • What’s next? That they all may be one and that we die to ourselves to Christ lives through us!


Mr. Glenn Hill, author of Christianity’s Great Dilemma

  • Revelation 21:2-6, 10, 17, 21-27 – New Jerusalem
  • Specific text – Revelation 21:25 – “Her gates shall never be shut”
  • “What’s next for Preterism? Perhaps is should be evangelism”.
  • “His great priority” – seek and save the lost
  • John 14:2; Galatians 4; Hebrews 12:18 – “Relationship – the place we live – in the Father”
  • “Help me to move the unredeemed from the back burner to the front burner”.


Here is some Q&A with various speakers on various topicshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPb-ykMCQKs


Get your copy and watch Peacemakers: Crossing the Divide at the following link, https://www.peacemakersfilm.org/


Of course we also had skits and antics by Herman & Nudix. Here are a few links to those videos:

Friday Night Game Show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIlWI5ul0lg

Batman & Robin Whack King James – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ1OOCsLpVM

Batman & Robin Find A Bomb at Burger King – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzLU4j5XFb4


Sunday Worship Service

Opening Worship, Exhortation, and Special Music – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOTRz9px9H4

Pastor Michael Miano, What’s Next? Our Latent Potential – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSylBTtvg5s

“Last Days DVD Series” Outline – Dr. William Bell

For the past few months we have been reviewing Dr. William Bell’s video series on the “Last Days” in our Saturday morning Bible study at The Blue Point Bible Church. Below I will share notes from each week’s study for the review and edification of others. The goal would be to watch the series, utilize the notes for an outline, and for each student to be able to explain the concepts behind each video – What would happen when Shiloh comes? What’s the Song of Moses detailing about the “last days”? What eschatological significance can we gain from learning about Zion? What was and is the consummated work of the eschatological Spirit?

Video 1 – Until Shiloh Comes

  • Protology (the study of beginning things) and eschatology (the study of last things) are intimately connected. Both require HERMENUETICS of AUDIENCE RELEVANCE & TIME STATEMENTS.
  • Jeremiah 31 cf. Hebrews 8:6
  • What we need is to develop an “Old Covenant GPS” – “God has laid everything out”
    Genesis 49; Deuteronomy 31-32; 1 Samuel 8
  • Bell outlined a narrative understanding from Genesis to 1 Samuel chapter 8.
  • “Every time Christ was offered “earthly rule”, He refused, because it was seen as rejected the rule of God”.


Video 2 – Song of Moses

  • Genesis 49:10 – “The scepter will not depart from Judah” (last days prophecy)

Dr. Bell begins to “Recap history and pull in prophecies”.
721 BC – Hoshea leads Israel (10 northern tribes) into idolatry (cf. 2 Kings 15:30; 17:1-6)
“Israel is swallowed up of the Gentiles”  – Jonah, Hosea
Deut. 24:1-5; Jeremiah 1:8 (God divorces Israel)

  • “Peace that abides in the Kingdom of God is not the absence of military conflict (cf. Isaiah 32:15-20)”.
  • Peter quotes Hosea as being fulfilled in his day (cf. Hosea 1:9-10; 2:23; 3:5 cf. 1 Peter 2:9-10
    “Israel’s soteriology”
  • Hosea 5 – Israel torn by lion and dies. Cf. Hosea 13 – how did Ephraim die and sin no more?
  • Judah ( 2 southern tribes) fails to learn from Israel’s (10 northern tribes) judgement.
    (cf. Isaiah study)
  • A Kingdom picture
    Jacob – Gen. 49:10
    Moses – 1500 BC – Deut. 31-32
    King Saul and King David – 1 Samuel 8
    Split in Kingdom after King Solomon
    Assyrian Invasion – 721 BC
    Babylonian Invasion – 586 BC
    Jesus Christ – 1st century
    AD 70



Video 2 – Continued

  • “Last Days” – Israel’s end time, not ours
    5:16-18; Acts 24:14-15; Acts 26:22 – 23; 1 Peter 1:10-12; Revelation 10:7
  • “The end of Judah” cf. Deuteronomy 31:29-30
  • 2 Peter 3:3-5; 2 Peter 2:5 – What “world” was destroyed in the days of Noah? That is our contrast, but, what happened in Noah’s generation that would never happen again?
  • Matthew 24:3 cf. 1 Corinthians 10:11
  • Deuteronomy 32:29 cf. 1 Thessalonians 5 (cf. Luke 19:41-44)



Group Study on Deuteronomy chapters 31-32
OICA acronym – Observation, Interpretation, Correlation, Application

  • 31
    Moses is readying to die.
    v. 4 – “He will do to them…”
    v. 7 – “Go with this people into the land”
    (promises to the forefathers  – Deut. 29:13)
    v. 10-13 – “At the end of every 7 years” (laws and curses, ingathering/harvest)
    v. 15 – The Lord’s appearance (in a cloud)
    v. 16 – “The people will wander away” (idolatry)
    v. 17-18 – idolatry, wickedness – He will turn His face from them
    v. 19 – Give this song, “That this song may be a witness for Me against the children of Israel”
    v. 28 – gather officers and elders
    v. 29 – evil will befall them in the last days
  • 32
    v. 1 – cf. Deut. 31:28 – who is Moses speaking to? Cf. Genesis 49
    v. 4 – “rock” cf. Exodus 17 and Numbers 20
    v. 5 – “crooked and perverse generation” cf. Matthew 17:17; Philippians 2:15
    v. 8 – “divided the sons of Adam” cf. Acts 17:26
    v. 9-10 – “covenant creation”
    v. 36 – “His people”, “His servants”, “their power” cf. Daniel 12:7
    v. 39 – 43 – faithfulness, rejoice ! Cf. Isaiah 55:11

Video 3 – The Word Goes Forth From Zion

  • Note the importance of Zion in eschatology (look up in Blue Letter Bible)
    Zion = Church = Kingdom
    Isaiah 2:3 – rebuilding the Temple (cf. Micah 4:2; Zechariah 6:12-13; Mark 15:58; Acts 7:47 – 50; Matthew 12:6-8)
  • King + Priest – the Old Covenant could NOT produce that! The Branch will do this! (Jesus)
  • In our proof-texting, Isaiah and Zechariah, we should put together the historical – chronological narrative and consider the Rabbinic tradition of the “coming of the Lord” and the rebuilding of the Temple. (see, Challenge & Transformation: Second Temple & Rabbinic Judaism – Jewish Learning Institute – myjli.com
  • Hebrews 2:1-4; Hebrews 9:26 – “Last Days” began…
    “consummation of the age”; “fullness of time” – Christianity can NOT have “last days”.
  • “When the Messenger appears, then the Lord will suddenly come to His Temple (cf. Malachi 3:1; Romans 10:5 (first-fruits); Revelation 7:14


Video 4 – The Eschatological Spirit

  • 5- fold picture
    Miraculous nature
    2. Purpose of Second Exodus
    3. Time of pouring out – last days
    4. Duration of the Spirit
    5. The result of the work
  • Spirit’s work for a “particular time” cf. Joel 2:28-32 (future); Acts 2:16-20 (was already occurring)
    – a remnant will be saved (Romans 9 and 11)
    – “Specific signs when the Spirit was poured out” – Christ and the Apostles
    – “Spirit was given through the laying on the Apostles hands (cf. Acts 6: 5-6; 8:14-18; Romans 1:11; 2 Timothy 1:6)
    – Apostle Paul was last person qualified to impart miraculous nature of the Holy Spirit (cf. Galatians 3:3-5; Philippians 1:6; Jude 19)
  • Luke 9:31 – “exodus”
    – Exodus from flesh/ natural to Spirit (cf. Romans 7:4; Micah 7:15; Joshua 5:9; Galatians 4:21-230
    – 40 year imagery (exodus from Egypt; exodus from the Law)
  • The Spirit demonstrated the “Day of the Lord” was near (Galatians 4:4; Hebrews 1:1-2; 9:26)
  • “time of the end” – Daniel 8:17, 19; 11:35, 40; 12:4, 9
  • “There are no “last days” in a Kingdom that has no end” (cf. Isaiah 9:7; Ephesians 3:21)
  • “Till the end of the age” – Matthew 28:20
    The Holy Spirit continued to the end of the age
  • John 14-16 (read all the way through to chapter 17)
    – Jesus would go away for “a little while”
    – Holy Spirit would be sent in His absence
    – After a little while, He would return
    – He returned to end the Jewish age in AD 70
    – The Holy Spirit continued to the end of the age


There is also a Video 5 which goes through Matthew chapter 24. We encourage you to study the details of Matthew chapters 23-24 in context, do some historical research, and prayerfully you will praise God for the power of Preterism!

More resources from Dr. William Bell at the following link, https://www.allthingsfulfilled.com/

Notes on Andrew Wommack’s “Against Preterism”

Recently I began listening to some podcasts by a preacher named Andrew Wommack. I had enjoyed these podcasts, namely because of his knowledge and willingness to handle the message of grace – honestly and responsibly. When I had mentioned his name to a fellow Preterist brother, he scoffed, and made mention of Andrew’s “Against Preterism” video on YouTube. So, I went ahead and checked it out. You can watch it at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6usVqgk4aNA

Right from the start Andrew explained the definition of “praeter” meaning past, defining Bible prophecy as fulfilled in the past, culminating with events of AD 70, then launched into rants against universalism and how Preterism leads to “replacement theology” and one must “reject Scripture in order to believe this”. Later inconsistently remarking, “I’ve never studied it much, but it doesn’t take much study to see that it violates Scripture”.

Universalism and “replacement theology” are the outworking of Futurist theology, not Preterist theology, and it is ignorant to try and assert otherwise. Especially, “replacement theology”, which seeks remove the validity of the Law of Moses and Bible prophecy, all the while replacing the reality with the Church, usually in an effort to be a bit more consistent. Andrew seems a bit confused in his assessment here. Mr. Wommack, hopefully we can find agreement that “studying to show ourselves approved” (2 Timothy 2:15) demands that rather than “sweeping strides” for or against something, we should “prove all things” and not say something reject or affirms unless we have “studied it much”. Which Andrew admittedly have not done, in favor of his presuppositions. No Preterist seeks to make such “sweeping strides” (which he accuses Preterists of, however he is guilty of such “strides”), “violate Scripture”, “take verses out and thrown them out”, or any of the other false claims he made against Preterism.

Also, it would seem Andrew has a rather limited and erroneous view of the dating, documentation, and details of the Book of Revelation. I was shocked to hear him confuse not only the proper dating (which more and more scholars have come to acknowledge must have been before them Temple fell in AD 70), but also, he seems to pick and choose when he would like to apply prophetic symbolism. Andrew, might I encourage you read some books regarding Biblical prophecy outside the Dispensational framework before you go about trying to explain why and how others are doing it wrong? We will get to that point in a moment.

In this YouTube rebuke Andrew Wommack completely avoided time texts and context regarding passages such as Matthew chapter 24 and Revelation 21. He made claims that “Preterists don’t like to listen” to certain portions of Scripture which is completely erroneous as the entire Preterist framework is built upon acknowledge the whole counsel of Scripture in its proper context. In speaking about Preterists he said the following:

“I have not taken a single verse of the Bible and thrown it out as if it does not apply”.

“They are discounting the Word of God and making it symbolic”.

Neither of these statements are true.

I’d like to acknowledge that the video “Against Preterism” is an few years and prayerfully you have reconsidered some things he said and could/should publicly clarity. Also, we should all consider how pride seeming statements are asserting we won’t read other books because we’ve “read the Book”. How strange of a statement from another Bible teacher within the Body. So…Andrew won’t read the books that clarify the Preterist position, books that would pretty much explain that his presuppositions and assertions regarding Preterism are wrong, yet you would teach others as to how they should navigate Truth, listen to him, and read his books?

Andrew has some great teachings on grace through faith, loving thy neighbor, and even explanations of grace in line with the New Covenant, and more.  I would hope this review would be received in the Spirit of respect and honesty, as well as accountability. May a zeal empowered by knowledge lead us forward.

In Service to Him,

Michael Miano
Pastor, Director, & Apologist

The Blue Point Bible Church
The Power of Preterism Network
MGW Apologetics