David Wilkerson's "latest" prophecy
Wednesday: March 11, 2009
Latest David Wilkerson
Prophetic Prediction - Is It New?
MORIEL MINISTRIES - By James
Jacob Prasch - March 10, 2009
Moriel and Jacob Prasch have
received multiple inquiries regarding the issuance of a prophetic prediction by David Wilkerson dated March 7, 2009.
The complication is that
although having some additions, it is not new but reiterates one made in 1992
when he said it would be "soon" 17 years ago and is confusing in that
it urges 30 days emergency food supply be kept on hand, but stating he has no
idea of when.
The latest version of Mr.
Wilkerson's prophetic prediction:
An earth-shattering calamity
is about to happen," he writes. "It is going to be so frightening, we
are all going to tremble - even the godliest among us." Wilkerson's vision
is of fires raging through New York City. "It will engulf the whole
megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all
across America will experience riots and blazing fires - such as we saw in
Watts, Los Angeles, years ago," he explains. "There will be riots and
fires in cities worldwide. There will be looting - including Times Square, New
York City. What we are experiencing now is not a recession, not even a
depression. We are under God's wrath. In Psalm 11 it is written, "If the foundations
are destroyed, what can the righteous do?"
The Original version of Mr.
Wilkerson's prophecy - Sept 7, 1992:
"I have had recurring visions of over 1,000 fires
burning at one time here in New York City. I am convinced race riots will soon
explode! New York City is right now a powder keg-ready to blow!...federal and
State Welfare cutbacks will be the spark that ignites the fuse. Next year, New
York City could have over 100,000 angry men on the streets, enraged because
they have been cut off from benefits.... Federal troops will have to move in to
restore order. New York City will have tanks running down its avenues....
Churches will be closed for a season because it will be too dangerous to travel
about. Fires will rage everywhere."
Many prophetic voices from
multiple quarters have been directed by The Holy Spirit to alert The Body of
Christ of divine judgment coming on the planet generally, including on the
utterly backslidden Protestant Democracies not excluding the USA due to the
genocidal proportions of non therapeutic abortion. Britain and Europe however
are even more post Judeo Christian and Neo Pagan than the USA, and incipient
persecution of the true church and growing anti Semitism and anti Zionism,
(both factors in divine judgment) are more acute. More importantly, scripture
foretells a coming judgment of God on the Moslem world and unbelieving Israel
is bound for 'The Time of Jacob's Trouble'.
We certainly do not deny
David Wilkerson's good intentions, nor can we deny that God has spoken through
him in the past in the prophetic realm with accuracy. Additionally, Hebrew
prophets like Jeremiah, Joel and Isaiah warned of judgments decades before they
There are however concerns
that lead us to urge caution in testing Mr. Wilkerson's predictions as we
commanded to test prophecy in 1 Corinthians 14, and we are warned of those
predicting things in a time specific manner that fail to transpire in
Deuteronomy 18 & Jeremiah 28 where we have a list of biblically proven
false prophets such as Paul Cain, Rick Joyner, Benny Hinn, Cindy Jacobs, Pat
Robertson, and Kenneth Copeland.
In fairness, Mr. Wilkerson
set no date, but the question automatically arises:
Had Mr. Wilkerson said
'soon' and then said to store up 30 days food supply, it would make sense.
Instead, his latest prediction states flatly he has no time frame and does not
say "soon" as he did with the same prediction in 1992.
- "Why then are 30
days food specified"?
- Also, how soon was soon
Biblical prophets gave clear
signals. Store up 30 days food supply from when? Surely there must be
clarification if this is from God.
Mr. Wilkerson discredited
himself and his ministry in his shameful and stupid visit several years ago to
the UK, and this has made many British Christians who had admired him in times
past skeptical, not of his integrity, but of his credibility.
After denouncing the kind of
'laughing & drunken' counterfeit revivals associated with the Pensacola and
Toronto fiascoes in his excellent recording "Reproach On The Solemn Assembly", in a direct, and some would say hypocritical contradiction of
his own warnings, Mr. Wilkerson rejected solid warnings and accepted a number
of engagements to speak many of the most lunatic fringe churches that continued
promoting these very deceptions. One church he spoke at in The English Midlands
promoted Benny Hinn only one month later.
Mr. Wilkerson then began
defending the wolves in sheep's clothing and criticized their opponents who
warned the sheep from them. Mr. Wilkerson then went to London to a church that
followed the Toronto Experience and Paul Cain (the confessed homosexual and
alcoholic false prophet and mentor of Todd Bentley) to deliver one of the most
utterly ridiculous, completely irresponsible, and totally unbiblical teachings
With no regard to the
exegetical context, Mr. Wilkerson invented the unbiblical doctrine of 'feeding
Jesus' (Jesus Himself said that His food is to do the will of The One who sent
Him) and essentially mindlessly blabbed out a line of biblically un-founded
rubbish in its purest form.
We are warned not to sharply
rebuke an older man, and we do not wish to. However, his teaching was a barrage
of silly unscriptural junk not supported by the cited text in context and not
of God. This however was the prelude to his supreme betrayal of those who
Mr. Wilkerson spoke of being
on the ground laughing unable to get up because God's Hand was on him. The
Fruit of The Spirit is 'Self Control' (ekreitei) not the lack if it. The
fact that he 'could not get up' proves it was not God's Hand that was upon him.
The Word of God teaches the very antithesis.
For a respected brother of
his stature to preach one thing but do the very thing he preached against was a
colossal act of hypocrisy. It was a huge let down. It would have been better
had he never come to Great Britain. His visit has had no enduring positive
impact. Ever since Mr. Wilkerson's indefensible antics in Britain, we have not
been able to trust him or respect his judgment or discernment to the degree we
once did. We do not attack his integrity but we simply cannot exercise the
confidence in him in The Lord we so much did at one time.
Again, he is a man of God
but none of us is perfect. He may be right but the prophecy is so nebulous how
can we know? Why does he say something 17 years ago saying it would be soon,
but now say store up 30 days provision yet saying he does not know for when? It
is very unclear and the source of the prophecy no longer commands the
credibility that he once did.
His nonsense in Britain was
an idiotic disgrace. We just do not know if he is any longer reliable or not.
Yet, we are not against him personally and we again recognize that God has
indeed used him including prophetically. Our simple advice is to weigh his
warning carefully. We want God to bless David Wilkerson and we still esteem his
overall legacy. However, in the UK he sadly tainted it.
Having said that, without
any reference to David Wilkerson, the scriptures generally point to a global
crisis socially, economically, strategically, and politically with a coming
chaos heralding the wrath of God. Many godly Christians likewise echo similar
warnings. God's judgment is coming and to a degree has already come. This no
bible based praying Christian can possibly deny.
On this note, we would point
our readers to the following article by our friend Brother Paul McGuire.
David Wilkerson's Prophecy
PAUL MCGUIRE.com - By Paul McGuire
On March 7, 2009 David
Wilkerson issued a strong prophetic warning of impending judgment upon America
and the world. Wilkerson said, "AN EARTH-SHATTERING CALAMITY IS ABOUT TO
HAPPEN. IT IS GOING TO BE SO FRIGHTENING, WE ARE ALL GOING TO TREMBLE - EVEN
THE GODLIEST AMONG US.
"For ten years I have been
warning about a thousand fires coming to New York City. It will engulf the
whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all
across America will experience riots and blazing fires-such as we saw in Watts,
Los Angeles, years ago.
"There will be riots and
fires in cities worldwide. There will be looting-including Times Square, New
York City. What we are experiencing now is not a recession, not even a
depression. We are under God's wrath."
In today's "seeker
sensitive' church world those words may be an affront to the Evangelical
Church's god, who is not the Biblical God.
The Old Testament prophets, the Apostle Paul, the Apostle John and the
Lord Jesus Christ Himself were not "seeker sensitive." They told the truth! Using Jesus Christ, the Apostles and the Old
Testament prophets as God's standard, the seeker sensitive model could be
characterized as false prophecy.
Some Bible teacher's, who
teach a Pre-Tribulation Rapture, which I believe the Bible teaches, may have
difficulty with David Wilkerson's prophecy because at face-value it appears to
describe events that would occur during the seven year Tribulation Period. However, I would like to point out two
First, there is nothing in
the Old Testament or New Testament that states that God cannot allow judgment
prior to the Tribulation Period.
History is filled with examples, of what may have been God's judgment on
a nation or an individual after the birth of the Church or what is commonly
referred to as the "Church Age." It is
a clear that "the time of Jacob's trouble" begins with the Rapture of the
Church and the revealing of the Antichrist.
But, judgment has and can occur before that time period. The difference is that the judgment and
wrath of God during the seven year Tribulation Period begins with the Church of
Jesus Christ being removed from the earth and the man of sin or the Antichrist
Clearly, when one reads
David Wilkerson's vision of judgment and his word's, it appears to reflect
David Wilkerson's Post-Tribulation viewpoint.
For example, Wilkerson writes,
"In Psalm 11:6, David warns, 'Upon the wicked he will rain snares (coals
of fire)...fire...burning wind...will be the portion of their cup.' Why? David
answered, 'Because the Lord is righteous' (v. 7). This is a righteous
judgment-just as in the judgments of Sodom and in Noah's generation." These words indicate a Post-Tribulation
viewpoint. However, if Wilkerson's vision is from the Lord none of the things
Wilkerson says necessarily have to occur after the seven-year Tribulation
Period begins or we are on the verge of the Rapture immediately before the
Tribulation Period begins. I am not
saying this with certainty as to the date of the "Rapture," as the Bible warns
against specific date setting.
Obviously, we cannot equate
David Wilkerson's vision at the same level as the scripture. David Wilkerson has had earlier visions
which did not seem to come true exactly as he saw them. Yet, many of the things he saw did come
true. Some would raise the argument
that if David Wilkerson's prophecy is not 100% accurate that he is not truly a
Biblical prophet. There is no question
that in the Old Testament, a prophet could be stoned to death for not being
100% accurate. However, there are many
faithful leaders in the Body of Christ who are alive today who have missed
God's timing or who have gotten certain things wrong. Yet, they remain faithful men of God. Again, the question could be legitimately raised, "Your argument
is on a slippery slope theologically." In the strictest sense of interpretation
that challenge is legitimate. That is
why no man, vision or experience, including the opinions of this author can be
put on the same level of scripture.
However, what if God did
reveal something to David Wilkerson?
What if, for example, what he saw was a consequence of an Israeli strike
against Iran where computer guided missiles from Russia and other nations were
launched. Intelligence experts are
aware of the fact that there are thousands of missiles aimed at major U.S.
cities and vice versa that are on a hair-trigger alert. What if Iran attacked Israel and that action
precipitated a nuclear missile exchange through super-powers like Russia,
China, Germany, Britain and the U.S. or Russian vessels armed with nukes
traveling through the Panama Canal or off the coast of Venezuela or Cuba? What
if an act of terrorism such as an EMP or Electronic Pulse Weapon crashed the
power grid and U.S. system? Clearly,
riots would occur and cities would burn.
Or the possibility of an unexpected asteroid hit? The possibilities are endless. In addition, we have the theological debate
among those who hold to a Pre-Tribulation position of an Ezekiel 38 scenario
taking place before the Tribulation Period.
I am not here to be an apologist for David Wilkerson, but I am
suggesting that his vision does not necessarily conflict with the prophetic
In the final analysis, David
Wilkerson's prophetic warning should be heeded. It does not mean that the Tribulation Period has begun, even
though Wilkerson probably believes that.
The point is that David Wilkerson had a long-term track record of being
a strong and faithful preacher of the Word of God. He has challenged apostasy and false prophecy for years. At every level, David Wilkerson's character
is one of a true Biblical leader in a day where apostasy is epidemic. I for one take David Wilkerson's prophecy
soberly. I do not put it at the same
level as the Scripture and I do so, recognizing the fallibility of even the
best of Christian leaders. But
beginning to be prepared both spiritually practically is prudent. The American Church and much of the Church
in Europe is the Laodecian Church described by Jesus Christ in the Book of
Revelation. After 911, the Church
continued to slumber and even in the midst of global economic crisis the modern
Laodecian Church refuses to consider the real possibility that Christ could return
and Israel is our major prophetic sign.
Without question we are in
the last days and Israel is God's prophetic time clock. Iran is a threat to Israel's very
existence. Although, the Church and
what Henry Kissinger recently called, "the new world order" trifles with
Israel's existence and right to the land, God does not. Isn't it interesting that Wilkerson issue's
his warning as the threat to Israel is at the critical state. I don't know about you, but I am going to
seek the face of God and pray for the peace of Jerusalem. I will not be headed to the hills in a
camouflage outfit, but I will do what the Lord has commanded us to do which is
"occupy until I come." Ultimately, my faith is in the Word of God and not the
prophecy of any man.
Paul McGuire is the author
of 16 books on prophecy including "The Day The Dollar Died." Paul is a conference speaker and a professor at the King's College &
Follow-Up Word by David Wilkerson
|Concerning His Latest Prophetic Prediction
DAVID WILKERSON TODAY - Posted by David Wilkerson on March 9, 2009
"If the foundations be destroyed, what shall the righteous do?"
Recently I felt compelled to send out an URGENT message warning of an impending great calamity - such that will cause even God's elect to tremble.
One Bishop asked, "Is there no further word: How should the righteous respond to such a word?"
I can only answer by sharing what the Holy Spirit is speaking to my own heart and what I am to do. I shared that I was led in a practical way to lay aside a month's supply of food - because I have witnessed the panic in the wake of terrorism. That has to be a personal word for every individual.
This is what I hear the Holy Spirit speaking to my heart concerning my own spiritual response to impending calamity. It is simply this -STAND STILL AND SEE THE SALVATION OF THE LORD.
"And Moses said to the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will show you today...The Lord shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace" (Exodus 14:13-14).
This is the attitude of faith in the face of calamity. What could Israel do on the brink of the Red Sea? Pharaoh's army is pressing in, mountains are on both sides, and there is an impossible sea ahead. The flesh cries, "Do something!"
The flesh cries hopelessness. Can God's people dry up the sea? Level a mountain? Fight a great army without having weapons? They are in what appears to be a dreadful, frightening situation. God's people tremble - and in this hour of trembling comes a word from God. In essence:
"Stand still. Fear not. This is the hour of salvation. You are going to witness the pulling down of the foundations of a world power. But in the same hour, I will fight for you. Hold your peace - be still and see my works."
Beloved, my warning is just one voice among many who are saying the same thing. We may all tremble for a season, but those who truly know God's Word will be quickly comforted by the Holy Spirit. We will be baptized with a great peace - a supernatural quietness - which will be a tremendous witness to the fearful multitudes.
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