Just as God used John the Baptist as a forerunner to prepare the way for Jesus’ first coming, so the Lord is raising up forerunners who will boldly and fearlessly proclaim His return. The term “forerunner” can be used to refer to spiritual leaders who prepare God’s people for the transitions in His emphasis and activity. It is their job to understand when a new season is breaking in upon the earth—like the sons of Issachar in the days of King David, who knew the signs of the times and how to give leadership to Israel in an hour of crisis. In this course, we will take an in-depth look at the following topics: the nature and unique dynamics of a transitional generation, the nature and purpose of the forerunner ministry, biblical models of the forerunner ministry, and the lifestyle of the forerunner.
Jakob Pilz graduated from International House of Prayer University in 2012 and currently serves as an evening section leader in the Global Prayer Room. He was raised in Austria and has always had a heart to see revival in the nations. Jakob and his wife, Georgina, are full-time intercessory missionaries at the International House of Prayer. Jakob’s desire is to see the spread of 24/7 prayer, with worship and stadiums being filled with the glory of God. His passion is to see Jesus lifted high in every sphere of society and to see every believer empowered to live wholeheartedly for the Lord.