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What do we do with the dire predictions of David Wilkerson?
By Mario Murillo
Charisma magazine dug up an old video of David Wilkerson on the old PTL show with Jim Bakker. They were startled by the pinpoint accuracy if David’s predictions.
Recently a well-known conservative blog found another dire prediction from David Wilkerson and posted this: A respected pastor, best-selling author and founder of a major ministry to teens predicts an imminent “earth-shattering calamity” centered in New York City that will spread to major urban areas across the country and around the world – part of what he sees as a judgment from God.
David Wilkerson, author of “The Cross and the Switchblade,” a book about his ministry to troubled New York street kids that was later made into a movie starring Pat Boone, tells readers of his blog this weekend that he is “compelled by the Holy Spirit to send out an urgent message” about his 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?
“God is judging the raging sins of America and the nations,” claims Wilkerson. “He is destroying the secular foundations.” Wilkerson urges everyone to stockpile a 30-day supply of food and other necessities to deal with the catastrophe he foresees.
“I do not know when these things will come to pass, but I know it is not far off,” Wilkerson concluded in his message. “I have unburdened my soul to you. Do with the message as you choose.”
A past vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention is hoping believers pay attention to Wilkerson’s message.
“I have known David Wilkerson for more than 25 years as well as many of his friends and associates,” said Pastor Wiley Drake. “He is a godly man and I believe he is listening to God. I encourage each Christian to read and heed what God is saying through our brother.”
Why have the prophetic warnings of David Wilkerson come to the forefront? More to the point…what should we do with dire predictions?
Each believer is equipped with discernment. All of us have access to wisdom. I know that to reject David’s words simply because they are terrifying is a disaster in and of itself. You should reject any voice that says you do not need to prepare for possible calamity.
I also know that God has promised a fire wall of protection around His remnant. Therefore to live in fear or to go into hiding would be an unqualified tragedy. Therefore you should reject every voice that denies the possibility of revival and restoration.
Even David Wilkerson said, “”God’s last-day church …will be even greater than that [the first-century church,] … mightier, stronger, and even GREATER revelation of Jesus. A greater unction from the Spirit than ever, GREATER EVEN THAN PENTECOST….As I see it, the gospel of Jesus Christ has not been fully preached in this generation!”
Here are three things you must realize:
1. America is being judged for ingratitude. When you take inventory of the sins of America this one gets overlooked but it is the one that ignited judgment.
Look at these verses: Romans 2: 4 Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? 5 But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,
Psalm 78 12 “Marvelous things He did in the sight of their fathers, In the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan. 13 He divided the sea and caused them to pass through; And He made the waters stand up like a heap. 14 In the daytime also He led them with the cloud, And all the night with a light of fire. 15 He split the rocks in the wilderness, And gave them drink in abundance like the depths. 16 He also brought streams out of the rock, And caused waters to run down like rivers. 17 But they sinned even more against Him.”
Verse 21 sums it up: “Therefore the Lord heard this and was furious; So a fire was kindled against Jacob, And anger also came up against Israel…”
How can you deny that America is being judged right now? For seven years the White House has blasphemously shaken its fist at God daring Him to act. In that time, we have not repented or even acknowledged our guilt. Consider all that God has done for America…look at how we repaid Him.
It is utter foolishness for us not to prepare for the violent convulsions that come to any nation that burns the candle of their life for themselves and then blows the smoke in God’s face.
2. Ask yourself: What is wrong with being prepared? If New York City does not burn I will be at the front of the line rejoicing. However, what is wrong with praying over the words of a true man of God. What is wrong with checking our hearts to see if we are participating in things that have brought the wrath of God to America? We have already seen shortages and breakdowns in our culture. Some food stored is simple wisdom not gloom and doom.
3. You must drench yourself in prayer and ministry. Disasters and convulsions are coming…some are already here. Therefore your best move is to be actively engaged in supernatural warfare to win the lost and to heal the sick. The glory of revival blunts the pain of persecution! Pressing into intimacy with Jesus destroys fear and anxiety.
Seeking a strong anointing and passion to be a source of life to others will cause calamity to go around you. Psalm 91: 5 “You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, 6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. 7 A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it will not come nigh unto you.”
Note: The verses talk about terror at night—arrows by day—pestilence that walks in darkness. It does not say they won’t happen…it says they can go around you if you dwell in God and choose to be one of His anointed ones.
All of Jehovah’s children can minister, heal the sick, cast out devils and even raise the dead. Chuck the notion that there are only elite vessels that have access to ministry.
Even David Wilkerson said the church would not limp to heaven in the last days: “God’s last-day church …will be even greater than that [the first-century church,] … mightier, stronger, and even GREATER revelation of Jesus. A greater unction from the Spirit than ever, GREATER EVEN THAN PENTECOST….As I see it, the gospel of Jesus Christ has not been fully preached in this generation!”
America liked us better back when we told the truth.
By Mario Murillo
This is written with deep love for and loyalty to the local church. There is no desire to take a cheap shot at anyone or to divide the church. I have to write this because love does not lie or withhold needed correction.
America has abandoned God, Christian values, Israel and is racing toward disaster. Evil festers when good men do nothing. Denying it will not change it or make it go away. Its effect on you and those you love will not be stopped by delusional teachings of spiritual entitlement.
So how do we turn the American Church around? That is the question I posed in a previous post. Now I continue to answer that burning question by saying this: in order to turn the church around we must face the fact that America liked us better back when we told the truth.
Here is an illustration from the Bible. Jonah ran from his calling. This brought a great storm. The captain had a gut feeling that nature was angry about something. They found Jonah sleeping and asked him who are you? When he admitted he was a runaway prophet. Jonah 1:10 tells us, “Then the men were exceedingly afraid, and said to him, “Why have you done this?” For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the Lord because he had told them.”
Americans feel a psychic resentment toward the church. I say psychic because it is intuitive and subconscious. They really cannot explain why they are angry with us. They may claim it is our politics, or falsely accuse us of racism or even rightly point out our flaws but this present dislike of the church stems from something much deeper. They are asking us “why have you done this?”
When the outside world observes our illustrated electronic happy talks they get a gut feeling that we are hiding something. They also suspect that our nation’s storm is partly because preachers are not confronting sin anymore. As one non-Christian pundit put it “if there was more hell in the pulpit there would be less hell in the ghetto.”
At this point in our national disaster a mega church can be like having the best party going on the deck of the Titanic. You are having a great time but you will not save America from the frigid angry sea.
Here is the real rub…if numbers matter so much then why are we ignoring the most important statistic? Overall church attendance in America has fallen dramatically.
They liked us better when we were not trying to be liked. There was a day when men of God stood in pulpits as free men. They were free of any need to be liked or successful. A. W. Tozer said, “These free men will serve God and mankind from motives too high to be understood by the rank and file of religious retainers who today shuttle in and out of the sanctuary. They will make no decisions out of fear, take no course out of a desire to please, accept no service for financial considerations, perform no religious act out of mere custom; nor will they allow themselves to be influenced by the love of publicity or the desire for reputation.”
We are impressed by churches that can draw 15,000 people. But that is nothing compared to back in the day when America liked us better…a whole lot better.
Look at the picture of Billy Graham in the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1963. 120,000 are inside, and another 30,000, could not get in. On the scoreboard it says “I am the Way the Truth and the Life. No man comes unto the Father but my Me.” -John 14:6. Not one person was offered a door prize. No one was in the dark about the purpose of the meeting. Billy stood there and simply told them that they had to come to Christ or be lost for all eternity.
Look at this picture below of Billy preaching in Times Square in New York City. We cannot even imagine anything like this happening today.
When Billy prayed for sermons he focused on hearing what the Holy Spirit wanted him to say. He wanted a message that God could use and not words that would dazzle the audience. Billy died to his private opinions in the pulpit. He got out of the way so that the Holy Spirit could work on the audience.
We bought into the lie that if we made nice and took out the scary parts of our message we would be liked but we ended up more despised than ever. Proverbs 28: 23 He who rebukes a man will find more favor afterward than he who flatters with the tongue.
Dr. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas said Jesus did confront his culture with truth — and he ended up being crucified because of it.” “I believe it’s time for pastors to say, you know, I don’t care about controversy, I don’t care whether I’m going to lose church members, I don’t care about building a big church. I’m going to stand for truth regardless of what happens.”
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By Mario Murillo
Millions of Christians are done with watered-down Christianity. To them, it has been a terrible waste of time and money. They say that modifying the Gospel “not to offend” totally backfired. By omitting the “offensive” parts they also removed its power to transform society and contributed to the present downfall of our nation.
They are intensely frustrated. They see large churches filled with people who are systematically weakened—too weak to ever impact American culture. They say we are losing the battle for America’s soul for stupid reasons. They remember the legacy of true Christianity. They know its power to change nations.
We have the best message humanity has ever heard—and the best book ever written. We have the all-powerful Holy Spirit sent to aid us. We have access to power, strategy and wisdom. All of this and more was supposed to direct our operations.
They ask disturbing questions. Why have we cast it aside? Why have we accepted a cheap substitute? Why would we rather let America die than admit our desperate need?
But they also see their own need. A fast growing number of Jesus followers want training and power. They want the skills of their spiritual ancestors. They want the Jesus within them to overtake the culture around them. They want to convert lost souls to Christ. They want to see true signs and wonders. They want to see victory in their everyday life.
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PREVAILING PRAYER FOR AMERICA NOW
By Mario Murillo
The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ inflicted the greatest wound evil has ever known. Today, we need evil to take another massive hit in America. To do this we must realize that we are in a war, an invisible war.
The idea of an invisible war raging all around them paralyzes most Christians. Their daily life overwhelms them. They are losing their health and their mind because of supernatural stress. Yet, for all of this, they refuse to open their eyes to the war that is costing them dearly. But see it they must, or they will live out the rest of their days discouraged, helpless and exhausted.
Yes, it is chilling to realize that something supernatural hates you and those you love. It is even more frightening to discover how much the destruction being caused by principalities and powers are doing to our nation.
The Bible shows us that supernatural evil can establish itself in a culture and open a floodgate of misery. How these spirits can be confronted and driven back should be the study of every child of God.
The Bible has methods for dealing with Satan’s agenda. God yearns to reveal Himself as a mighty warrior on behalf of those who will take the time to become armed and dangerous. But instead of heeding the cry of the Holy Spirit most believers are content to live in dread, defeat, and confusion.
The evil one of course, loves it this way. He wants you to live on the defensive. He wants you reacting instead of acting. He wants you to feel that darkness is inevitable and that the works of vile men cannot be reversed. In fact, the wicked one wants you to believe that the overpowering demands of your everyday life are so great that you cannot even consider being a warrior in the larger battle for the soul of a nation. How better to dismantle America than to prevent the army of God from ever entering the theater of battle?
Let me speak plainly. Have you had enough? Are you ready to reopen the Bible and apply its message of supernatural victory to your life?
You road map to victory begins by asking the right question.
1. What is God’s will for me as a warrior? We must answer the bigger questions but this one comes first. The Bible tells you that your FATHER wants you strong, securing the thoughts and emotions in your mind to force them to submit to truth. Confess that your father wants to make you mighty through training for and living in a culture of victory forged by habitual breakthroughs in battle.
Ephesians 6:10-13 says, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
You must settle the question of your victory in this war. Yes, you must fight but you are designed for triumph in battle. Admit that the evil one has had the upper hand because of your ignorance of the Word of God and the heart of God, and that you are done with this ignorance once and for all.
That you may not yet know how to fight does not matter at this point. You may not yet have your emotions under control. What you need now is to know beyond knowing that God your Father has assured you inward and outward victory.
2. Now you must take your stand. “Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” – Ephesians 6: 14-17
This is your personal declaration of war. Some balk at this because the idea that they are challenging Satan awakens fear. “If I announce my opposition to Satan I open myself up to attack.” This is a huge misnomer. You are already under attack. The only difference now is that you are fighting back.
It is a disastrous myth to think that if you leave Satan alone that he will leave you alone. As I have said before, that is like believing that the bull will not charge because you are a vegetarian.
Since you are going to be attacked anyway, you must learn how to return fire. Nothing matches prayer for retaliation against Satan.
3. Now we must begin praying prayers that get through and prevail. The truth that God has limited some of His activity to our prayers is a great mystery. However, we do not have the luxury of waiting until we unravel this mystery before we avail ourselves of the great privilege of prevailing prayer.
When Jesus taught us that we need to pray, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” the clear message is that God waits for us to enforce the victory He won on the Cross. Simply put, heaven comes to earth in pieces, in segments as the product of fervent prayer. We are commissioned, empowered and trained to take high value ground that was once the unchallenged property of Satan.
It is urgent that you see why that after Paul told us to be strong and to put on all of the armor in Ephesians 6, he concludes his admonition with verse18: “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.”
Prayer and prevailing prayer can look the same but they are completely different. You may have been praying and then settling for something that is not the will of God. The angel told Daniel, “Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia.” -Daniel 10:12, 13.
Whatever it takes: The modern spoon-fed believer cannot imagine warring 21 minutes let alone 21 days. Yet, it is this tenacity in intercession that changes the world. You pray fervently, utterly and without regard to time or personal sacrifice because your marriage, your children, grandchildren and the miracles that yearn to come are worth it!
Consider that Daniel did not have the great intercessor Jesus at the right hand of God. The victory of Calvary was still a future event and its eternal benefits were not yet in place. How much more then should we feel bolder in prayer than Daniel!
First you counterpunch the attacks in your soul. Then you take on the attacks on your loved ones. You enlarge your retaliation to envelope health, finances, taxes, enemies, and your entire daily grind.
With each victory comes a deeper resolve. You exhale knowing you are finally on the offensive driving back devils that you once tolerated for reasons you cannot even remember. The days of dread are in your rear view mirror.
Yes, you will be attacked again but now instead of dread you welcome the opportunity to exercise your new found boldness in prayer and to see the new kinds of intervention that the Holy Spirit will unfold.
4. Now you have earned the right to call America back to God through prayer! You can ask questions you never asked before. Arthur Matthews said, “Questions again flood our minds. How do these spirit powers exert their influence in society? Where do they get in? Is there a distinctive modus operandi that would help us identify them? What can or what should we be doing to control and prevent their intrusion?”
Here is a historical fact that should deeply sober every American Christian: Israel lost the knowledge of God in one generation. Judges 2:10,11 says, “When all that generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation arose after them who did not know the Lord nor the work which He had done for Israel. Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served the Baals.”
America is repeating this process. Our government is guilty of outright war on the things that made America great. Dr. Benjamin Carson, the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital “Let’s say somebody were [in the White House] and they wanted to destroy this nation, I would create division among the people, encourage a culture of ridicule for basic morality and the principles that made and sustained the country, undermine the financial stability of the nation, and weaken and destroy the military. It appears coincidentally that those are the very things that are happening right now.”
Satan has saved his very best lie for God’s remnant. Remember that Jesus said “to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” Satan is plying a special lie on the elect of God! Satan is even imitating the voice of the Holy Spirit to tell this lie! He is doing this because this remnant is the final firewall stopping his agenda for America.
In a nutshell, here is the deceiving message from the devil to the righteous core: “The best days of the Church are behind you. God must judge America to allow the return of Christ. God cannot do it again because He does not want to. The bottom line of this lie is the times are too hard, the task is too great and we are too small.”
I have heard from sources I trust that our government has dreadful plans to overrule the Constitution and come after our freedoms. What do we do with this information? The saints in Damascus heard Saul of Tarsus was coming with authority from the government to arrest and execute Christians.
Those believers could have cited end time prophecy to justify running and hiding but instead they took their stand. They set themselves to fervent prayer and unleashed heaven on the situation. A light blasts Saul off of his horse ending the threat. As a bonus to this victory, the Church gets a new Apostle named Paul.
In this hour, our revival prayer must be mingled with two seemingly opposing attitudes: An utter desperation that admits that God must do it again, and a violent confidence that God will do it
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March 30th, 2016 By Mario Murillo
General Zod ordered them to activate the world engine. Suddenly, downbursts of inconceivable power began squashing and pulverizing an entire city and its innocent citizens. A wise scientist discerned what was happening—aliens are terraforming the earth. Terraforming is a science fiction device that dates back to at least 1941. Machines transform atmospheres so they can be colonized—essentially, absorbing an existing world in favor of a new matrix.
By now, many recognize this as a scene from the movie Man of Steel. Last night wasn’t my first time to see the film. Seeing it on television is not the same as a theater on a gigantic screen with deafening sound and a responsive audience. It should have been an amusingly tepid affair—but for some reason—the terraforming scene disturbed me. Now I know why. It is because it is happening right now.
Walt Disney Studios, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Coca Cola, IBM, the NBA (to name a few) are and terraforming North Carolina and Georgia. They are absorbing Christianity. These corporations are pounding, pulverizing and eradicating an existing culture in favor of a new culture.
Their world engine says, “You will allow boys into the girl’s showers and bathrooms—you will not call homosexuality a sin from the pulpit—you are not allowed to operate a Christian adoption agency unless you place children in gay and lesbian homes—you will do this or we will blast your economy back to the stone age.”
If you believe their motivation is to advance equality and human rights…then you couldn’t sell bogus bonds to your mother. It has nothing to do with rights. It has nothing to do with equality. It has everything to do with the world engine.
If they cared about women’s rights and gay rights these corporations would stop doing business with Moslem countries where women are mutilated and gays are executed. They would stop doing business with China because of gross human rights violations. The world engine cannot say Islamic terror no matter how much blood flows. It cannot call the mass extermination of Christians in the Middle East genocide. Here is a headline that came out today:
Saudi government ‘wants to EXECUTE gay people who show their sexuality in public & online’
SAUDI law makers could impose the death penalty on gay people who show their sexuality in public and on social media, according to reports. The government in the Sunni Kingdom is reportedly demanding tougher punishments on those found guilty and claimed social media has caused a boom in homosexuality. According to Okaz newspaper, the last six months has seen 35 cases of homosexuality and 50 cases of cross-dressers as well as cases of “sexual perversion” in Saudi Arabia.
NONE OF THESE COMPANIES ARE TRYING TO PUNISH SAUDI ARABIA THE WAY THEY ARE PUNISHING GEORGIA AND NORTH CAROLINA
It is all about the world engine…a complicated device indeed. This engine operates on a double standard. Because of the World Engine, Mayor Ed Lee of San Francisco bans flights to North Carolina but does not ban murderers in San Francisco. Kate Steinle was walking on a busy pier in San Francisco with her father when there was a single popping sound in the air. She fell to the ground, struck by a bullet, the victim of what police say appears to be a random killing. The man who fired the deadly shot—45-year-old Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez—an illegal alien, a repeat felon who has been deported five times to Mexico—but protected by S.F.’s sanctuary policy.
The world engine is why you hear all about the horrors of Christianity and nothing about Islam. Mosques face no economic threat from these corporations. If this were about equality they would not be trampling freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Even gay activist Milo Yiannopoulos is disgusted with the open persecution of Christians in the name of gay rights.
Since Moslems and illegal aliens vote democratic they are protected. The world engine sees Christianity as the sole obstruction to its brave new world. The world engine has decided that the one last unprotected and unrepresented group should be the Christians. They are fair game for insults, illegal arrests search and seizure and financial tyranny.
What is the end game of the world engine? To complete its terraforming, it must create a herd of low information—amoral—drug addicted—government dependent people. To do so, the engine forms strange alliances. Feminists and Moslems—Seeker pastors and atheists—greedy corporations and socialists—all natural enemies gleefully work together. They are united by hate not by love.
What the companies are doing to Georgia and North Carolina is not human kindness but a cold cynical marketing scheme. Right now hurting Christians sells. If enough people felt strongly about the oppression of devil worshipers, we would have Satan day at Disneyland. Why do politicians cave to anti-God policies? Because opposing churches gets you reelected. Why do seeker pastors refuse to stand with their brothers for righteousness? Because by looking anti-biblical, anti-judgmental gets you a crowd.
The behavior of these corporations is not just illegal it is felony extortion and intimidation…they have called the church out. They have declared war on us. They are testing the early version of the mark of the beast. Here is the most important thing to know: When you are in a war–you must know you are in a war–prepare like you are in a war and fight like you are in a war.
This world engine can be a very easy excuse for a fearful church. But we must not violate scripture and fashion a doctrine in order to justify our fear. Certainly things are going to “wax worse and worse” but Jesus forever sealed the issue in Matthew 24:14 when He declared a worldwide impact of His Gospel before the world would be allowed to end.
In a segment of the church today it is fashionable to want revival. It is “in” to talk revival talk. Satan has not wished to bury revival talk but, rather, he wants to congratulate us for only saying we want it. He is amused by our pompous symbolic effort to bring revival. The devil delights in the fact of our pride. We are so pleased with our awareness of the needs for revival that it seems enough to just want it.
There is a young crop of Christians that is entirely different from swooning saints. I told you in a recent letter that the youth will bring a Lion Revival! These young Christians ask disturbing questions about why we always seem to want something that we never deliberately try to get. If the church is not careful, we may be passed over in favor of this new breed of believers who don’t have our religious childhood diseases.
II Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” That is a promise that we have all heard and believed, but probably never realized its true significance. A promise and instructions are embedded in that verse that will remove Satan’s vile talons from the throat of our nation.
The eyes of the Lord see everything but they focus on what is going on with His people. Let us come before Him now, aware of our total helplessness. Let us announce that we are His people and that we do not fear our time, but we fear the Lord, and we have come to stand before His presence on behalf of a new demonstration of His glory on earth. Then we will see the barriers removed and the long-awaited revival explode!
Your Greatest Hour
The art of doing what people say can’t be done.
By Mario Murillo
This is the hour of darkness, violence and perplexity. This is the hour that sneers at hope—ridicules faith—taunts righteousness, and abhors dreams and visions. The bullhorn of evil is drowns out any call to a just cause or a holy endeavor. It screams to every vessel of God, “You can’t do it—compromise or quit!
Hell is belching out defeatism—a defeatism so complete that its victim—redefines their failure and it becomes success.
The government calls food stamps, condoms, needles, and methadone salvation for the needy. The real message is “your highest hope is to live out your days in government slavery.”
-The White House calls acts of surrender to our enemies, diplomatic solutions.
-The thug culture tells urban youth turning tricks, dealing drugs and looting stores beats honest work.
-Political correctness says “keep saying that Islam is a religion of peace because it will keep Muslims from acts of violence.”
-Moral relativists say you can’t overcome perverse desires—therefore they are natural.
-Church growth models tell pastors it is a win—if you remove the Cross, Blood and hell from your sermons—to get a crowd. This model indeed herded people into harmless meetings…but by distracting God’s people from revival it helped hasten the moral landslide of America.
Recent history proves compromise is unnecessary. Between 1965 and 1985, 25 million Americans were converted to Christ. Ministries like Billy Graham, Oral Roberts, Kathryn Kuhlman, Pat Robertson, and Jerry Faldwell had a combined television audience of 40 million people. The largest arenas and stadiums filled with hungry hearts yearning for a true encounter with God. Those preachers shifted America toward morality.
We are constantly being told what we can’t do. America can’t believe in God. You can’t hold a marriage together. Christians can’t live in victory. Students in our Bible School hear that they can’t have miracles and the power of the Holy Spirit. The list of things that are now impossible grows longer each day.
We hear faith-killing statements everyday: “the day for that is past. People don’t want to hear it anymore. There are no resources for that. You are too young. You are told old. You are not educated. You are overqualified.
Are you sick of hearing that you can’t do great and mighty things? Does your gut tell you some awesome intervention of God can still happen? This can also be your greatest hour—the hour you practice the art of doing what others say you cannot do. Now learn the art!
1. Every visionary that ever lived did what others told them they could not do. As dark and evil as today is—as daunting as the task may seem—many have faced impossible limits like this before. In fact, the tortured culture of today was vividly described in this verse: “Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” –Daniel 11:32. Here are two groups of people: 1.Those corrupted by flattery—seduced into believing that drunkenness and denial was natural. 2. Those that know God and do what their circumstances said they could not do.
This second group shakes off the despair, the religion and the threats of their time by knowing God. This will take you to the next level.
2. Only you and God know what you can still do in this hour. No matter how many teachers you have, there is no substitute for your private relationship with Jesus. He alone can tell you how to do the impossible.
Today, there is a core that is being pulled into an intimate knowledge of God. He is drawing people to Himself—people who refuse to fear and be intimidated by what goes on around them.
1 Samuel 30: 6 tells us, “Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.”
David knew what the circumstances said. He could hear the death threats. What he wanted to hear was the voice of the God he had so passionately loved and served. His cry is—“I know what life is telling me but what do YOU say? Even when your life lies at your feet like sputtering rubble—like David’s did, the choice to trust God—to be led by God remains.
God said to David in 1 Samuel 30 verse 8 “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.” This guidance violated all reason! It opposed logic…it was what everyone would have told David he could not do.
3.You can know with absolute certainty God wants you to do—and when you know, you will become unstoppable. What are the threats of this time compared to God? Paul said, “If God be for us who can be against us.” If God has spoken, how can your lack of resources matter? How will He not provide? If He says it is doable that settles it.
It is clear that the times we live in require wisdom and power that we can’t imagine. The sheer sophistication of evil can overwhelm us. Nevertheless there is no excuse to compromise. No one has the right to tell God that reaching this generation is beyond the power of the Word of God. We can do things to win America that people say we can’t do!
There are more ideas and tactics discovered with the help of the Bible—ideas that will reveal God’s will to the masses—push back the power of Satan—and do more good for this generation than all of the learning of philosophers and politicians combined.
There is unlimited authority and strength available through the Holy Spirit. Do you really think He won’t show you what to do about your church, your career, your problems and your needs? It for these matters that Jesus sent Him to us!
4. Know when to start. When you know God, and you know what He wants you to do then you must start. You must set the time. You must take that first step to do what you know you are supposed to do. He may only give you a first step…but when you take that step you will know what the next step is.
Finally: The greatest vessels of God appear in times of calamity and confusion. This day of trouble is your opportunity to be your best, to be more than you ever imagined you could be.
To do what others say you can’t do is the most eloquent act of defiance against fear: The moment you decide to stand, fight and build you will release the power of the Holy Spirit. Unknown reserves of courage will well up within you!
Never forget that this will all soon be over: In heaven, you will only regret what you did not leave on the field of battle. It is the steps untaken, and the challenges avoided that will haunt you.
This will all soon be over. The threat that seems so big now will look so puny there. So let me ask you…what are you saving your courage for? What are you withholding your talent, resources and dreams for? Surely they are all for such a time as this. This is your greatest hour—the hour that you did what others said you could not do.
Now I want to invite you to a convention that will help turn America around!
We three voices agree. A supernatural intervention unlike anything we have seen in history must come or America is finished. The church in America has been struck by an iceberg. Over one thousand preachers a month are leaving the ministry defeated by the open hostility of our culture and the draining effect of lukewarm believers. We cannot go on this way. We must rise and face the challenge of a godless America.
This convention will confront the threat against the American Church head on. We have brushed aside all of the frills and distractions you may associate with religious conventions. Our focus is for you to receive fresh fire and direction.
The Living Proof World Convention will be held at New Life Church March 3- 4- 5 New Life Church 10800 Hammerly Blvd, Houston, TX 77043 church Phone (713) 932-1479
DIRECT CONVENTION LINE: (775) 432 1665
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