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David Wilkerson Prophecy

Posted by appolus on April 5, 2016

Excerpts from David Wilkerson’s prophecy which is now 40 years old.

I see the rise of a super world church. I see the formation of a super world church council consisting of a union between liberal, ecumenical Protestants, and the Roman Catholic Church joining politically hand-in-hand to create one of the most powerful religious forces on earth. This union is going to start as a cooperative charity program and it will end in a political union. This visible super world church is going to be spiritual in name only, freely using the name of Jesus Christ, but will in fact be antichrist and political in many of its activities. This powerful church union will be deeply involved in social action, tremendous charity programs, and ministries of compassion. Its leaders will make statements about meeting human needs. They will send out a call for social action, political intervention, and a greater voice in world affairs.

There is going to be a sudden mysterious chain of events. Just when it appears the ecumenical movement is nearly dead, a rather mysterious chain of events will bring about the framework for this union. Rome is going to insist on and receive concessions from the Protestant ecumenical leaders. The Pope will be considered more of a political than a spiritual leader of this church union.

I see the rise of a super church, a supernatural invisible church, a union of deeply spiritual followers of Jesus Christ, bound together through the Holy Spirit and mutual confidence in Christ and in his word.

This supernatural church of true believers will become a kind of underground church.

While this visible super church(apostate) gains political power this invisible body of believers will grow tremendously in spiritual power.

This power will come from persecution. The persecution madness that is coming upon this earth will drive these Christians closer together and closer to Jesus Christ. They will be less concerned about denominational ties and more concerned and emphasis on the coming of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit will bring together as one people in all walks of life.

20 Responses to “David Wilkerson Prophecy”

  1. exposeevil said

    Reblogged this on Light In The Darkness.

  2. Hmmm ….. we hear the rustle in the mulberry bush….but the Lord is mighty in power and will outshine the powers of darkness by His Life that dwells in and amongst the saints who are surrendered to Him and captivated by Him alone. She is and will rise to be a glorious church with Christ alone as Head. To the glory of God!

  3. KMH said

    The mysterious chain of events has begun. After one pope mysteriously resigned (never happened before) the new pope shows up in congress on 9/24/15. The speaker of the house cries and then resigns on 9/25/15. Obama first president to chair UN Security council and is rumored to be the next UN president. Tarp and stimulus funded the banks and continues to fund many other strange things.
    My only hope is:
    I see the rise of a super church, a supernatural invisible church, a union of deeply spiritual followers of Jesus Christ, bound together through the Holy Spirit and mutual confidence in Christ and in his word.

    When God’s people are full of Jesus – then persecution will come! The enemy loves apostasy but will not tolerate Jesus in His followers.
    May we be willing to lose our lives to save it!

  4. This will occur simultaneously around the time God shakes what is left of all institutionalized religion among the real saints into oblivion. All Christians have ever needed to serve Christ and His mission on earth is Him and His Word and those days are soon to return. Now, if we could just convince all of the famous self-appointed religious leaders of the day to abandon all they own and have built “for Jesus” we could expedite this process. Yeh I’m dreaming….

  5. Steve said

    I’m leary of detailed prophecies how anti-Christ will arise. I understand that event to be part of God’s appointed “end of days.” Jesus’ lengthy teaching about that time in Mark 13 includes these words: “But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time will come.” (vv. 32-33a).

    We know that God “…reveals His secret counsels to His servants the prophets.” (Amos 3:7) We also know “…the vision is yet for the appointed time.” (Habbakuk 2:3) I have no doubts that brother David Wilkerson was a choice servant of Christ, and very often served in “telling forth”/”foretelling” (propheteias) God’s counsel. But I think brother David may have missed on the TIMING factor in this writing. It seems to share many circumstantial details of the end-time speculation of the era (40 years ago), and may speak more of its own time, than of the end-times.

    (This is in NO WAY calling brother David a false prophet. We all know that prophets grow in, and learn to exercise more perfectly, their Spiritual gift. Everyone does, in whatever gift they are given. In any case, his writing certainly served Jesus’ larger purpose, warning us to take heed, and keep alert.)

    I don’t think 40 years ago we could have believed the American Church in 2016 would be as thoroughly allied as it is with anti-Christian political interests. We would never have believed that the vast majority of American evangelicals would, because of that alliance, DESIRE (in 2012) that the priest of a false Christ lead America…and thus, the world. Those more recent events, I think, should put a rather different spin on the heed we take, and our alertness, to how God is working out the circumstantial details of these end-times. Certainly brother David was right that these events happened rapidly.

    But these events were not foisted on the Church by others: the Catholic Church, ecumenical councils, and a one-world government. The American Church has sought worldly power to “make America a Christian nation again” by allying itself with politicians who mouth Christ’s name, and act in satan’s character: in rebelliousness, lies, love of violence, and contempt for the poor and suffering. We have made ourselves partakers of these evils, in large part because we believed that political stance would empower us against satan’s manipulations by the Catholic Church, ecumenicalism, and (a still-theoretical) one-world government.

    A joke remembered from childhood:

    “The snake I saw in the weeds turned out to be a stick. But the stick I grabbed to hit it with turned out to be a snake.”

    • appolus said

      Hi Steve, the above portions taken from bro David are not what I would call detailed. But, as far as most of Christendom is concerned, these words from our brother are outlandish and offensive and at the time he was warned by leaders not to publish such things, he did so at cost. Prophecy, exhortation, in the classic sense is not detailed as such, it speaks to the state of God’s people and typically when they are successful and affluent as the world would measure these things. This is why prophets are not honored typically, at least when they are alive. They speak uncomfortable truths that few want to hear which is why they can find themselves in a hole in the ground or rejected and despised by the majority, and in OT times, frequently killed……………bro Frank

      • Steve said

        Hi, Frank:

        I’m sure there were circles unfriendly to brother David’s message. I’d question it breaks down to a despising “majority” and a welcoming “few.”

        Hal Lindsey’s “Late Great Planet Earth” was a best-seller in 1970 and after: and our “secular” society is always respectful of anything (however outlandish) that can make a dollar. (Broad popular interest in interpretations of scripture’s end-time prophecies is still strong, as the success of Lindsey’s subsequent books, the “Left Behind” series, and others in that vein show.) I doubt there was pressure on brother David from “secular” society to tone it down.

        Brother David was probably out-of-step with what is termed “liberal” Christianity. But that’s a deceptive construct. Pressed on what they mean by the term, people usually cite disbelief in Christ’s virgin birth, disbelief in His miracles (or even historicity), denial of His literal resurrection, etc. If that’s an accurate characterization…how is “liberal Christianity” Christianity at ALL ? (The myth of “liberal” Christianity seems to serve mainly to reinforce “conservative” Christianity’s flattering self-image as a small, persecuted minority.) If brother David was rejected by unbelievers…par for the course for any Christian, isn’t it ?

        I doubt brother David was ostracized by “conservative” Christians. His interpretations of the primary actors in anti-Christ’s imminent appearance are completely standard in “our” circle. The names he names (which naming I take as a level of “detail”) were, and are, very much the usual suspects.

        Which is my larger point. Not that brother David cribbed his interpretations of the enemy’s end-times actors from others, but that those interpretations must be questioned. We are told prophets’ words must be judged (I Corinthians 14:29). We are told to examine everything carefully (in the context, especially “prophetic utterances”: I Thessalonians 5:20, 21). We are told that lack of circumspection (literally, “looking around” carefully) is foolish (Ephesians 5:15). I consider brother David a man of extraordinary integrity, through whom the Spirit of God very often spoke prophetically: but we have a responsibility to test his words.

        Brother David’s interpretation that the Catholic Church is instrumental in anti-Christ’s appearing, for example, has been standard Protestant belief for almost 500 years. The beast of Revelation 17 has seven heads: and an angel tells John that the seven heads are seven “horos,” which we translate “hills” (v. 9). Rome was traditionally the city of seven hills…Rome is the seat of the Roman Catholic Church…so this interpretation is that the woman seated on the seven-headed beast is the Catholic Church.

        Testing that interpretation says it ain’t necessarily so. “Horos” is more usually translated “mountain” than “hill” (satan took Jesus to the top of a “high horos” in Matthew 4:8, for example). Is Rome a city of seven mountains ?

        Could the woman be one of the other world entities “seated on” Rome: the Club of Rome (an international think-tank some say is central in the alleged “New World Order” conspiracy), or the Italian government, for example ?

        Could the beast be one of the other world cities built on seven hills: Athens, Edinburgh (Wikipedia even cites a nursery-rhyme naming its seven hills), San Francisco, Kampala; Tirumala, India (site of the Temple of the Seven Hills, “the busiest place of worship on earth”); or Seven Hills, Ohio (go figure) ?

        What do we make of the angel’s continuing that the beast’s seven heads are seven horos, “…and they are seven kings.” (Revelation 17:10) ?

        Just to say, the standard “evangelical” interpretation of end-times actors and events is only ONE possible interpretation of Revelation’s notoriously-difficult language and symbols. Swallowing that interpretation whole, without testing it, can result in our looking the wrong direction: watching the Catholic Church, for example, when the Spirit’s further leading and further events might enlighten us that scripture indicates a different actor.

        I think it’s worth watching America’s “conservative” movement, which has so corrupted the Church in this country. It certainly combines worldly political power and counterfeit “Christianity,” the pillars of anti-Christ’s reign: and America’s influence extends worldwide.

        blessings, Steve

        • appolus said

          HI Steve. If it were only the fact about seven hills or seven mountains that would certainly be one thing, but we both know it is much more than that. For the better part of 17 centuries the Catholic church has hunted down, and killed by the millions, saints from all over Europe. They have what is commonly described , and I would adhere to, a Satanic masterpiece of counterfeit in the Mass. They have damnable heresies and have taken idolatry to great heights. I speak as an ex-Catholic. Actually it was Pat Robertson and others who tried to persuade David from publishing his book The Vision. You can read of these details in his biography written by his son which is very good. I totally agree about the conservative movement and how much it has corrupted the evangelical movement or Christendom as I call it ( as opposed to the Body of Christ in general) Conservatism and geo-politics which will include the three main religions of the world should be watched carefully as they will play the major roles in the coming end times. The ultimate irony will be many right wing Christians ushering in and enthusiastically supporting the rise of the anti-christ…………………..bro Frank

          • Steve said

            Hi, brother:

            Thanks for that tip about his son’s biography of David Wilkerson ! I’ll altogether look forward to reading it; especially to learn more about Pat Robertson’s opposition to publishing “The Vision.”

            I’d certainly agree that satan will use the Roman Catholic Church as an instrument of his end-time deception. His intent is to counterfeit every agent and means of God’s truth, up to and including Christ Himself (hence “anti-Christ:” the “anti-” of which Vines’ Expository Dictionary suggests gives the meaning of “one who, ASSUMING THE GUISE OF CHRIST, opposes Christ…”; my emphasis).

            I suspect that personage will somehow appear to other religions to be their own end-time “Messiah”-figure (the “Mahdi” of Islam, for example): but scripture seems clear that satan’s specific pattern for his counterfeits are the entities of Christian theology, and no other. A counterfeit Church is necessarily one actor in Revelation’s end-times prophecies.

            The Roman Catholic Church will certainly be an important part of that counterfeit Church, and uniquely useful to satan. It has an established worldwide presence. It has traditionally claimed to be the exclusive “Body of Christ” (though it has somewhat tempered those claims in recent years), though God’s Spirit has long given the lie to that claim by working outside the Roman Catholic Church. By the very length of its existence, it has had greater opportunity to incorporate more “doctrines of men” in its teachings. All those facts would definitely serve anti-Christ’s purpose: we should expect he will use, or attempt to use, Roman Catholicism in his end-times deceptions.

            But unless we believe that church’ claim to be the exclusive “Body of Christ,” it would be unwise to expect that satan will use, or attempt to use, the Roman Catholic Church exclusively. His intent is to work through a false church: if we believe the true Church includes other Christian groups, we should expect he will use, or attempt to use, them as well. And he has some degree of inroads into each already: unless we know some one existing Christian group which absolutely believes and teaches and practices the whole-and-complete EXACT counsel of God perfectly. LOL.

            (I’d be skeptical too of the argument that the enemy’s working is predicated on the degree of inroads. The theology and teaching and practice of David Wilkerson’s World Challenge, for example, seem to me much more true to scripture than those of the Russian Orthodox Church, for example. But if satan wishes to present the world a false “Christian” Church, he will have to subvert both groups to worship anti-Christ.)

            On those considerations, I’m unconvinced the Roman Catholic Church, exclusively, should be identified as the woman seated on the seven-headed (and seven-horned) beast of Revelation 17. I’ve outlined above some general questions regards that scripture, which might mitigate against that identification. There’s another scriptural consideration I find especially compelling against that identification.

            The woman is identified in scripture by the name written on her forehead: “BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH” (Revelation 17:5). The angel also tells John in 17:18: “…the woman whom you saw is the great city…:” so we probably have to understand Revelation’s references to “the great city” to mean “Babylon The Great.” Other scriptures in Revelation seem to indicate likewise.

            Besides 17:5, the term “Babylon the great” appears in Revelation 14:8, 16:19, and 18:2: and “Babylon, the great city” in Revelation 18:21. Revelation 16:19 juxtaposes BOTH “the great city” and “Babylon The Great.” Revelation 18:10 mentions “…the great city, Babylon…” Revelations 18:16, 18, and 19 mention “the great city” in contexts undeniably referring to Babylon.

            It seems that Revelation intends us to understand that the woman seated on the beast in Revelation 17:5 is a specific “the great city,” which God regards as “Babylon.”

            It seems significant to me that the only other specific “the great city” to which Revelation alludes is in Revelation 11:8: “the great city” where the Lord was crucified, Jerusalem Significant, but not a clencher. Revelation 11:8 says THAT great city “…is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt…” They could therefore be different “great cities.” But “Sodom,” “Egypt,” and “Babylon” all share the spiritual identity of a place representing the epitome of evil. It seems possible that the woman identified as “Babylon” in Revelation 17:5, the world-epitome of wickedness, might be another “the great city” than Rome: might even be Jerusalem. It’s hard to conceive of a city whose spiritual evil could be greater than crucifying Jesus.

            blessings, beloved brother !

          • Steve said

            In continued musing, I guess I’d say I agree the Church’ end-time apostasy will be institutional. I quite doubt it will be limited to any single Christian institution, or that it will be SOLELY institutional. Some individuals will follow the denomination or group they identify with into apostasy, and some will worship anti-Christ for a variety of other reasons.

            But I’d believe God’s salvation in those times would continue to be available to every individual, “whosoever will,” in God’s faithfulness to His promise that His sheep will hear His voice and follow Him (John 10:27). We who read this blog are probably proof how, even in dire times, He keeps for Himself a listening remnant, drawn from many institutional identities, and from none.

            Thanks again for the recommendation of Gary Wilkerson’s book about his father. I got it at the local public library, and have read it up to publication of “The Vision.”

            And you’re right, David Wilkerson seems to have taken a lot of flak for that book. I find that credible…and quite surprising. Maybe I grew up in what was a fringe branch of the Church (rural Southern Baptist, though non-pentecostal: indeed, I was told once that the Communists were behind charismatics. LOL): but it seemed there were a lot of us fixated on the scriptural prophecies of the end-times.

            “The Vision” very much seemed to operate in the standard trope of our bunch, identifying events of the day as fulfilments, or precursors, of (our interpretations of) scripture’s end-time events. I can believe that Wilkerson was criticized for his interpretations and warnings. But I’m amazed his critics were so ignorant of ordinary Christians’ intense interest in the end-times, and the way we interpreted those scriptures. “The Vision” didn’t seem radically out-of-line with either.

            As prophetic warning, “The Vision” was relevant in its time and today. Man’s heart of rebellion towards God doesn’t change with time: but its forms do. Some of those “The Vision” names are less-relevant 40 years on. As foretelling, some of the things Wilkerson warns against have happened. Some that he didn’t foresee have also happened, and some have happened in ways he didn’t foresee. As warning prophecy, spot on. As “foretelling” prophecy, the book seems primarily relevant to its time.

            Understand, that is not to cry “false prophet !” We can hardly call false what is NOT prophesied. Nor do we expect that every prophetic message will contain the full counsel of God; rather, only what word God is pleased to give us at that moment. A true prophet is one who faithfully speaks what God gives him to speak, when and where God tells him to speak. I think we’d all agree David Wilkerson fits that definition.

            blessings ! Steve

      • wakarusaguy said

        I’d hasten to add…not saying the American “conservative” movement should be IDENTIFIED as one of the actors in Revelation. All such premature identifications are mistakes. But that movement, as currently constituted, would be very amenable to the character and purposes of anti-Christ’s reign, and possibly used by him…which could have larger geo-political ramifications.

    • Steve, you make a great point…especially the very end with the snake metaphor. Very powerful. I, too, am leery of end-time prophecies. Many have made claims in the past which, of course, never came true. Unfortunately, many of those people are still preaching and considered to be powerhouses in Christendom. There are many, many views of end-times. What is important is we are found living in the Spirit when the end does come.

  6. Reblogged this on Christ-centered life and commented:
    This is happening right now, before our own eyes.

  7. diane said

    Will we go through this I was told the rapture would take place first. Will God pour out his wrath even against us Christians. I don’t understand why some preachers say we will be raptures and others say we will be here the first three and a half months.

    • appolus said

      Hi Diana. There of course different teachings out here on many subjects and future events are no different. It is important to realize that good men disagree on this particular subject. You must do your own study Diana and figure out with the help of the Holy Spirit what the Word says to us and to the church on this subject. I personally believe that there is no such thing as a pre tribulation rapture. This is a historical and orthodox teaching of the church in general for almost 1800 years. And out of that group some believe that the Church will go through three and half years, not months, of tribulation then they Christ will come for them, some believe that the Church will go through all seven years of the tribulation then Jesus will come. Another important aspect to consider is ” wrath.” Diana, I want you to consider the fact that countless millions of saints have been martyred in the last 2000 years. Were they experiencing God’s wrath? No. Gods wrath is juxtapositioned with salvation. Those who do not knw Jesus wll experience the wrath of God when judgement begins to fall on the earth. They will not be privy to supernatural peace and covering from God. Think of Paul in the dungeon after having being flogged to within an inch of his life. That was certainly not God’s wrath but we see that Paul began to sing to the glory of God in the midst of great darkness and the power of God fell and the jailer and his family were saved. Another aspect for those who believe in a pret-trib rapture is the fact that it is a ” new teaching.” Prior to 1823 it had never been heard of by anyone other than Catholic Jesuit priest whose primary task was to undermine the reformers teachings………………….bro Frank

  8. christian said

    i love David Wilkerson, his teachings are what led me out of apostasy. but i havent been able to watch Times square church since he died.

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