Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

The Four Horsemen (May 2004)

May 2004
Volume 13, Number 4

Revelation 6 contains the intriguing prophecy of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. What fearsome disasters do they represent? Are they already riding? (Artwork by Pat Marvenko Smith, copyright 1982/1992 -

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
The Beast and Babylon (Part Two)

Currently, Europe is not looking very Beastly. John Ritenbaugh continues his look at history and current events to show that Babylon is the world's anti-God system and that Roman institutions inspire Israelite culture even today.

Ready Answer
Fast-Forwarding the Tape

by David F. Maas

Many of us like sneak previews of movies or books. Some of us even fast-forward or read ahead to catch a glimpse of the ending of a story. David Maas compares this natural curiosity to God's practice of showing us in His Word how life's experiences can turn out.

Prophecy Watch
The Four Horsemen (Part Two):
The White Horse

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

At God's command, the white horse and its rider gallop over the earth 'conquering and to conquer.' Richard Ritenbaugh analyzes the symbolism of this horseman, a precursor of the destruction that is wrought by its fellows.

The Pentecost Witness
by David C. Grabbe

Pentecost is known for its stupendous signs, particularly the display of power in Acts 2. David Grabbe shows that Pentecost teaches us of another, more personal witness: our own display of Christ's way of life in us.

Searching for Israel (Part Two):
Blessings in Faith

by Charles Whitaker

The search for the descendants of ancient Israel continues with the look at the blessings God promises the patriarchs. Charles Whitaker examines the blessings granted to Jacob's sons as well as Joseph's sons, Ephraim and Manasseh.

No Money, No Empire

by Charles Whitaker

World news, trends, and comment in light of Bible prophecy for May 2004: "No Money, No Empire."

Bible Study
Parables of Luke 15 (Part Two)

by Martin G. Collins

In the Parable of the Lost Coin (Luke 15:8-10), concern over something lost and the joy at recovering it is the fundamental issue. Martin Collins explains that the illustration depicts God's diligence in "finding" those who are lost.