Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

June 2003
Volume 12, Number 5

Throughout the Bible water is a symbol of God’s Holy Spirit. On the Day of Pentecost, ad 31, the first outpouring of God’s Spirit occurred in Jerusalem. Using Joel’s prophecy as his proof, Peter assures us that it is only a matter of time until God pours this "living water" out on all men everywhere. (Creatas)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
The Offerings of Leviticus (Part Four):
The Peace Offering

The peace, fellowship, praise, or thank offering was the most commonly given in ancient Israel. John Ritenbaugh explains that it represents God, the priest, and the offerer in satisfying fellowship.

Ready Answer
Faith to Face Our Trials

by Pat Higgins

Life sometimes seems to be one trial after another. However, Pat Higgins asserts that God has revealed an astounding facets of our relationship with Him that should give us the faith to soldier on despite our many trials.

Prophecy Watch
Peter's Trumpets Message—on Pentecost

by Charles Whitaker

Peter's first sermon took place on the Day of Pentecost, yet his subject seems to 'fit' the Day of Trumpets. Charles Whitaker explains that the fulfillment of Pentecost begins what will be completed in the fulfillment of Trumpets.


by David C. Grabbe

News, trends, and events in light of Bible prophecy.
"New Infectious Diseases"; "U.S. Debt"; "War's New Face"; "Immigrants in the Military"; and "America's Black Economy."

Bible Study
Parable of the Two Debtors

by Martin G. Collins

Within this parable Christ shows the principle of reciprocity. Just as we have been forgiven a huge, unpayable debt, so must we extend forgiveness to those who owe us, showing that we appreciate what has been done for us.

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