URGENT MESSAGE FROM
Saturday, March 7, 2009
I am compelled by the
Holy Spirit to send out an urgent message to all on our mailing list, and
to friends and to bishops we have met all over the world.
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 Psalm 11 it is written,
“If the foundations
are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”
God is judging the raging
sins of America and the nations. He is destroying the secular foundations.
The prophet Jeremiah pleaded with wicked Israel, “God is fashioning a
calamity against you and devising a plan against you. Oh, turn back each
of you from your evil way, and reform your ways and deeds. But they will
say, It’s hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of
us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart” (Jeremiah
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
WHAT SHALL THE RIGHTEOUS
DO? WHAT ABOUT GOD’S PEOPLE?
First, I give you a
practical word I received for my own direction. If possible lay in store a
thirty-day supply of non-perishable food, toiletries and other essentials.
In major cities, grocery stores are emptied in an hour at the sign of an
As for our spiritual reaction, we have but two options. This is outlined
in Psalm 11. We “flee like a bird to a mountain.” Or, as David
says, “He fixed his eyes on the Lord on his throne in heaven—his eyes
beholding, his eyelids testing the sons of men” (v. 4). “In the
Lord I take refuge” (v. 1).
I will say to my soul: No need to run...no need to hide. This is God’s
righteous work. I will behold our Lord on his throne, with his eye of
tender, loving kindness watching over every step I take—trusting that he
will deliver his people even through floods, fires, calamities, tests,
trials of all kinds.
Note: I do not know when these things will come to pass, but I know it is
not far off. I have unburdened my soul to you. Do with the message as you
God bless and keep you,
Monday, 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
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
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,
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
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.
Founder of World Challenge, David
Wilkerson is perhaps best known for his early days of ministry to
young drug addicts and gang members in New York City, as published
in the book, The Cross and the Switchblade.
Volume 12, 2009