Parables of Personal Consecration

July /August 2016 Volume 98, Number 4 Teaching by Stories “And the disciples came and said to him, ‘Why do you speak to them in parables?’ ” (Matthew 13:10, NASB). Jeff Mezera Listen to audio:  The three synoptic Gospels include parables given by Jesus. John’s gospel does not include these. However, John records that Jesus used many metaphors to convey his teachings, such as the vine and the branches, the bread of life, the many mansions, and the lesson of the Good []

News and Views

July /August 2016 Volume 98, Number 4 PBI News PBI Annual Report for 2015-2016 Listen to audio:  We at the Pastoral Bible Institute are pleased to have completed another year of service in the Master’s vineyard (Matthew 20:7). The publication of this journal remains our primary activity. Although circulation has not increased significantly in the past few years, we are gratified to see that The Herald of Christ’s Kingdom is now reaching into several foreign countries. Africa, Croatia, India and Poland are []

Today In Prophecy – The Arab Spring

The Arab Spring, Five Years Later “Therefore wait for me,” declares the Lord, “for the day when I rise up to seize the prey. For my decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, to pour out upon them my indignation, all my burning anger; for in the fire of my jealousy all the earth shall be consumed” (Zephaniah 3:8 ESV). Listen to audio:  The Arab Spring began in Tunisia in late 2010, when the self-immolation of a street vendor in a []

Promises to the Spirit Begotten

July /August 2016 Volume 98, Number 4 Precious Promises “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9, all texts from New King James Version unless noted otherwise). Listen to audio:  The disciples of Jesus were anointed with the holy Spirit at Pentecost, not in the manner of the prophets and other ancient worthies []

The Bride Class

July /August 2016 Volume 98, Number 4 A Special Calling “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit” (1 Corinthians 2:9,10). David Rice Listen to audio:  There is no more remarkable privilege than for us to be invited to be part of the Bride of Christ. Jesus gave John, the disciple who was endeared []