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Defending David Wilkerson

Posted by appolus on May 18, 2017

by Andrew Strom

Wilkerson is gone now, and it is easy to forget. But the fact is,
there were often many in the modern Charismatic movement who
basically opposed all that David Wilkerson stood for. They described
him as a “Doom and Gloom” merchant – always warning of what
was coming and calling the nation and the church to REPENTANCE.

I received an email from some U.S friends awhile ago who had
just gone back to a Pentecostal church after some years. They
told me, “If I bring up David Wilkerson, they all get a hateful,
angry look on their face.” Isn’t that terribly sad.

Even though David Wilkerson was the one man who consistently
warned America of cataclysms just like the ones we have seen,
he was still denigrated. Even though he was proved right, still they
detested him! I think it is because his major message was
“REPENT”. And he didn’t pussy-foot around like a lot of these
other so-called “prophets”.

When the “God Wants You Rich” prosperity message began to
spread, David was one of the few leaders who publicly refuted it
and called the people to repent from the “love of money”. Many
hated him for that. Especially because he is so direct and

And when the ‘Toronto Blessing’ came along, with churches full
of the most weird and often ugly behaviour – he called it like it
was. He was one of the few (if any) Pentecostal leaders who
actually stood up publicly and refuted this new ‘spirit’ that was
invading the church. You can imagine how despised he was
for that.

There is a ‘Prophetic’ movement in the world today that is in
my opinion very far removed from the word ‘Prophet’. It sells
truckloads of books and holds untold conferences, but at the
end of the day it is a mealy-mouthed travesty of the word
‘Prophetic’. It retains its popularity because it is almost always
“positive” and up-lifting. The voice of an Amos or Jeremiah is
rarely (if ever) heard in its ranks – let alone a “John the Baptist”.
It is almost never blunt or confrontational – especially about sin.

A lot of this movement has a chronic obsession with the ‘religious
spirit’. Everywhere these people look all they can see are religious
spirits of legalism, pharisaism, etc. Thus they are always talking
about “grace, grace, grace”. The words “Sin, Righteousness
and Judgement” are almost a horror to them, because they are
so fearful of being ‘religious’. And thus when they come across
a prophet who actually preaches on Sin, Righteousness and
Judgement (-which are the very things Jesus said His Spirit
would CONVICT of), they reject him. Every true prophet that I
know of down through history has been a ‘Sin, Righteousness
and Judgement’ preacher. So has every true Revivalist. (Finney,
Wesley, Whitfield, Edwards, etc). It is part of the job description!

We have invented a new meaning for the term ‘Prophetic’ in
our day that is far below the standard of the Bible. And far
below the standard that must be in place to see a true Revival.
I think it was God’s spokesman Ezekiel who coined the term
“pillow prophets”. That is the last thing that America needs in
her hour of crisis. What is needed are voices who truly tell it like
it is – who WARN the people, no matter what the cost. -A ‘clear
trumpet sound’.

David Wilkerson was just such a voice. And he was almost a
‘lone’ voice – though thank God he was widely heard. I believe
God placed him in New York deliberately – the city that
combines world political power with world financial power and
world media power. David was “God’s man” in that city – I truly
believe this. And if he said that God’s message to America
through these events was “REPENT” then personally I would
believe him rather than any mealy-mouthed ‘prophet’ who said

David hated sin and deception so much, and loved God and
the people so much, that he could not stand to be silent when
God’s heart-truths were being trampled underfoot. That is the
mark of a true prophet. He will be sorely missed.

Blessings to all,

Andrew Strom.

6 Responses to “Defending David Wilkerson”

  1. Vicki said

    a powerful letter and true.

  2. The Kansas City Prophets, Toronto Movement, NAR, Elijah List and a host of other pseudo-prophetic ministries have all given rise to “The Seven Mountains Mandate” … which is nothing more than the heresy of “dominionism”. In other words, they believe through their “spiritual warfare”, “health & wealth”, “signs & wonders”, “prophecies” and good works, they are going to subdue the nations and thereby make it possible to “usher in” the return of Christ. They believe in “nationalism” more than the Word of God. Forgive me for mentioning names, but as a warning, Mark Taylor is now the Pentecostal’s “champion” in this arena. Many Christians are flocking to him and waiting with bated breath for each new “prophecy” that proceeds out of his mouth! Take heed!

    • appolus said

      Amen Tim, and of course I believe the exact opposite to be true, that God is raising His remnant not to take over the world and usher back Jesus, but to die, martyred, standing strong for the name of Jesus and TRUTH. Not a very popular message šŸ™‚ God bless you bro………………….bro Frank

  3. Great article brother.

    Thank you for sharing. I have great respect for the late David Wilkerson!

  4. David. said

    Hello again Frank – I have found it interesting to read these pages, David Wilkerson I do not know, Andrew Strom I have written to many years ago now, concerning the ‘Toronto Blessing,’ something I, along with so many others, have been involved with via a church here in Devon, England, also writing about the issue of the false ‘Binding,’ and ‘Loosing,’ teaching, and how laying hands upon people and telling Satan, evil spirits, demons and alike to “Get out,” teaches people to believe in error, that such was ‘within’ them when in fact, they were not – all of us are influenced, tempted, but not all of us are possessed, there is an enormous difference – which throws people’s minds wide open for Satan to assault the person all the more, with terrible fears and temptations; and false deliverance, which is false teaching, also persuades people to accept the accompanying false signs and wonders, such as the powerful deception God has allowed to test us, that of the ‘Toronto Blessing,’ being ‘Slain in the Spirit,’ and the many false and deceiving manifestations that go hand in hand with it.

    Scripture says – “If anyone teaches Christianity as being a source of profit or money making, withdraw from them and avoid them” – and yet such churches as do teach such things, also have within them the manifestation of the ‘Toronto Blessing,’ how can this be? Scripture gives clear warning, yet a strange manifestation of great persuasion among the churches implies a ‘blessing,’ God’s presence through His Holy Spirit, acting upon His people to give encouragement and witness, but it is not so, and it does not glorify God, though implies that it does, it glorifies only the men and woman that bring the deception, and allow it to take place, and promote it.

    I sincerely believe such churches to be God’s army that is mentioned in Joel, America being their home, a nation where great pride abounds, but they will fall – the ‘Toronto Blessing’ thrives on pride, self aggrandization, “God Bless America,” is not a humble plea, but a boastful claim – God may be upon their lips, but what is within their hearts, they may come in God’s Name, but they do great harm, causing great destruction, and so are destroyed – what might we see in years to come.

    All of the manifestations of the ‘Toronto Blessing,’ have another connotation:

    Behaving like a bull – Baal
    Howling like dogs – desolation.
    Slithering like snakes – that serpent of old.
    Hopping like frogs – demons like frogs Rev.
    Hopping like locusts – the taking away of God’s Word.
    Even the uncontrollable laughter may simply be Satan laughing at us, through us.

    • appolus said

      We agree on the Toronto blessing and the charismatic movement. It surprises me that you have never heard of David Wilkerson and Times Square Church, teen challenge, The Sword and the swirchblade. I know Andrew Strom personally. He was a speaker at a conference we held in Wales, and he went to IHOP which is about 20 min drive from where I live in Kansas. He is a good man………………………..bro Frank

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