David Wilkerson's vision
The Internet is full of articles on what people think is
taking place and yet there is only one truth and we give thanks to God that that
truth is found in the One who said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no
man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6).
This One that is called the Word is also our Lord Jesus
Christ and His Word, the Bible, makes it clear that at a certain time in
history, world powers will be brought down to make room for Bible prophecy to be
In the book of Amos 3:7, we read: "Surely the Lord GOD will
do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." The
Bible test of a prophet is found in Deuteronomy 18:20-22:
"But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my
name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name
of other gods, even that prophet shall die. And if thou say in thine heart, How
shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh
in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is
the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it
presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him."
Immediately, upon hearing the news of the attack on the World
Trade Center in New York, the name David Wilkerson came into my mind, so we
quickly got onto his website and established the truth of some of the things
that this man had told us. We quote in part:
"Times Square Church was forewarned a calamity was coming
weeks before it happened. A month prior, our leadership was impressed by the
Holy Spirit to cancel all special speakers and scheduled meetings.... We shut
things down and called the congregation to prayer....
We decided to hold prayer meetings four nights a week. From
the very beginning, each meeting was marked by an awesome stillness that settled
over the congregation. We sat quietly in the Lord's presence, often without a
sound, for up to an hour, followed by soft weeping and heartrending repentance.
In one meeting, I had to steady my knees with my hands, to keep them from
trembling in God's awesome presence.
During this visitation from the Lord, the Holy Ghost revealed
there was a reason for the weeping in our hearts. We were being so moved because
a tragedy was coming. A severe calamity was coming to the nation. And even
though we didn't know what it was, our hearts were stirred to intercede
Then suddenly, the calamity struck. And it hit not only our
city, but the nation's capital. One network anchor declared, 'Think of it,
our two symbols of power and prosperity have been smitten in one hour.' Little
did he know, he was quoting Revelation 18:10: 'Alas that great city Babylon,
that mighty city! For in one hour is thy judgement come.'....
God wasn't taken by surprise.... God has everything
If we miss God's message, if we turn a deaf ear to what He's
loudly proclaiming, then much worse is in store for us....
Many readers won't receive the word I'm about to deliver.
They'll think it's heartless, cruel, unkind in a time of grieving. But, I
tell you, if we don't hear God's truth and face it, our nation is doomed....
The Bible makes it crystal clear: God used enemy nations to
chasten his people....
'All the people...say in the pride and stoutness of heart'
The Hebrew word for stoutness in this verse signifies a sense
of greatness. In other words, once the attack died down, the Israelites regained
'We're a great and mighty nation... We'll build
everything back bigger and better'....
Yet, throughout their days of grief and horror, God's
people never once acknowledged his hand in it all. No one asked, 'What is the
Lord saying through all this? Is He trying to speak to us?' No one thought for
a moment that such a proud, great nation could be humbled and chastised....
We risk missing God's message to us. Think about it: when
our public assemblies call for a moment of silence, we think it's true
repentance. When we see politicians singing 'God Bless America,' we think
our nation has turned back to God. When we see sporting events observe a silent
minute at halftime, we think it's a spiritual experience....
The Lord reminded me, 'Many of the leaders you see singing
have worked to rule me out of American society. They are even determined to
remove my name from American history books. And they've allowed the murder of
millions of babies through abortion.'....
I'm as patriotic as any American, and I'm as thrilled as
anyone at the unity our nation is experiencing....
But we face the same danger Israel did. In our fiery
patriotism, we could easily miss God's message to our nation. And right now,
we're standing at the very same crossroads where Israel stood....
All across America, people are holding meetings for 'prayer
and remembrance.' It's right and honorable (and totally scriptural) to
remember those who have died. But why are we so afraid to also call for meeting
of 'prayer and repentance'? Right now, most Americans are focused on
remembrance and revenge....
'When the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount
Zion and on Jerusalem I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of
Assyria' (Isaiah 10:12)... Likewise, God will bring down any terrorists who
attack and murder innocent people. It won't be long before they meet their
eternal destiny in hell.
Deep in my spirit, I hear the Lord saying, 'I've
prospered you above all nations. Yet, for years you've persisted in
worshipping idols of gold and silver, I've endured your shameless sensuality,
your mockery of holy things, your shedding of innocent blood, your tireless
efforts to remove me from your society. Now time is running out for you....'
If God wouldn't spare other nations that have outlawed Him,
why would He spare America: He'll judge us even as He judged Sodom, Rome,
Greece and every other culture that has turned its back on Him....
What will be our nation's fate if we reject God's call to
turn wholly to Him?....
Devouring fires will rise to the heavens. Darkness will cover
the land. The economy will be hit with a staggering blow. And there will be
disunity in the nation, in communities, in neighborhoods, in families. People
will look out only for themselves, in a desperate fight to survive. And God help
you if you come near them.
I was given a prophetic message nine years ago, and I
delivered it at Times Square Church on September 7, 1992. Let me share it with
'This warning is not meant to scare you. It's meant only
for you to take to the Lord and pray. This is what I believe God has shown me:
'Thirty days of chastisement will fall on New York City
such as the world has never seen. God is going to let down the walls. There will
be unimaginable violence and looting. The violence will be so ferocious, it will
shock the whole world. Our streets will be lined not just with the National
Guard but with militia.
'A thousand fires will burn at the same time throughout the
city. The Los Angeles fires were confined to a few sections of that city, but
New York will be ablaze in all its boroughs. Times Square will be ablaze, and
the flames will ascend into heaven and be seen for miles. Fire trucks will not
be able to handle it all.
'Trains and buses will be shut down. Billions of dollars
will be lost. Broadway shows will stop completely. Businesses will flee the city
in an unstoppable hemorrhage. Such things are expected in Third World countries,
but not in a civilized nation like the United States. Yet, in not too long a
time afterward, New York City will go completely bankrupt. The Queen City will
be cast into the dirt, becoming a city of poverty.
'You may ask, when will all this happen? All I can say is,
I believe I will be here when it happens. Yet, when it does, God's people are
not to panic or fear.'
Calls and messages have flooded our ministry offices, asking,
'Was the terrorist attack on September 11 the calamity you were prophesying
back in 1992?' Not, not at all. What I saw coming will be much more severe.
Indeed, if America rejects God's call to turn back to Him, we'll face the
same judgments Israel faced. And they will hit not only New York but every
region in the country...."
It is strange, yet I know it to be true that even two weeks
after this horrific event took place, the world is going back to normal again.
The dance halls and the nightclubs are opening. The beer joints are booming and
people very quickly forget an event such as the one we have just witnessed.
However, it is of little doubt to those of us who read the
scriptures, that God is very clear when He says, "Whatsoever a man sows, that
shall he also reap". Therefore both nationally and individually we can come
under the wrath of Almighty God, should He choose to correct us. The Lord help
us. There is little doubt that this event in New York has caused many people
world wide to think about God again and therefore out of apparent evil, good can
certainly come as God reminds His people once more that He is still in the
Heavens and is to be revered.
This author has been invited by the Prophecy Club in the
United States to conduct missions at this particular time, and we at this office
believe that this is a Divine appointment arranged by Almighty God, as the
people in that great country need to hear the plans for world government as
practiced on our little country here in New Zealand in the year 1987.
Please pray for God's protection from all harm at this time
and that many souls will come to know Christ in a very real way as they meet Him
at the Cross.