MORIEL MINISTRIES – By James Jacob Prasch – March 10, 2009
Moriel and Jacob Prasch have received multiple inquiries regarding the issuance of a prophetic prediction by David Wilkerson dated March 7, 2009.
The complication is that although having some additions, it is not new but reiterates one made in 1992 when he said it would be "soon" 17 years ago and is confusing in that it urges 30 days emergency food supply be kept on hand, but stating he has no idea of when.
The latest version of Mr. Wilkerson’s prophetic prediction:
The Original version of Mr. Wilkerson’s prophecy – Sept 7, 1992:
Many prophetic voices from multiple quarters have been directed by The Holy Spirit to alert The Body of Christ of divine judgment coming on the planet generally, including on the utterly backslidden Protestant Democracies not excluding the USA due to the genocidal proportions of non therapeutic abortion. Britain and Europe however are even more post Judeo Christian and Neo Pagan than the USA, and incipient persecution of the true church and growing anti Semitism and anti Zionism, (both factors in divine judgment) are more acute. More importantly, scripture foretells a coming judgment of God on the Moslem world and unbelieving Israel is bound for ‘The Time of Jacob’s Trouble’.
We certainly do not deny David Wilkerson’s good intentions, nor can we deny that God has spoken through him in the past in the prophetic realm with accuracy. Additionally, Hebrew prophets like Jeremiah, Joel and Isaiah warned of judgments decades before they transpired.
There are however concerns that lead us to urge caution in testing Mr. Wilkerson’s predictions as we commanded to test prophecy in 1 Corinthians 14, and we are warned of those predicting things in a time specific manner that fail to transpire in Deuteronomy 18 & Jeremiah 28 where we have a list of biblically proven false prophets such as Paul Cain, Rick Joyner, Benny Hinn, Cindy Jacobs, Pat Robertson, and Kenneth Copeland.
In fairness, Mr. Wilkerson set no date, but the question automatically arises:
Also, how soon was soon in 1992?
Had Mr. Wilkerson said ‘soon’ and then said to store up 30 days food supply, it would make sense. Instead, his latest prediction states flatly he has no time frame and does not say "soon" as he did with the same prediction in 1992.
Biblical prophets gave clear signals. Store up 30 days food supply from when? Surely there must be clarification if this is from God.
Mr. Wilkerson discredited himself and his ministry in his shameful and stupid visit several years ago to the UK, and this has made many British Christians who had admired him in times past skeptical, not of his integrity, but of his credibility.
After denouncing the kind of ‘laughing & drunken’ counterfeit revivals associated with the Pensacola and Toronto fiascoes in his excellent recording "Reproach On The Solemn Assembly", in a direct, and some would say hypocritical contradiction of his own warnings, Mr. Wilkerson rejected solid warnings and accepted a number of engagements to speak many of the most lunatic fringe churches that continued promoting these very deceptions. One church he spoke at in The English Midlands promoted Benny Hinn only one month later.
Mr. Wilkerson then began defending the wolves in sheep’s clothing and criticized their opponents who warned the sheep from them. Mr. Wilkerson then went to London to a church that followed the Toronto Experience and Paul Cain (the confessed homosexual and alcoholic false prophet and mentor of Todd Bentley) to deliver one of the most utterly ridiculous, completely irresponsible, and totally unbiblical teachings imaginable.
With no regard to the exegetical context, Mr. Wilkerson invented the unbiblical doctrine of ‘feeding Jesus’ (Jesus Himself said that His food is to do the will of The One who sent Him) and essentially mindlessly blabbed out a line of biblically un-founded rubbish in its purest form.
We are warned not to sharply rebuke an older man, and we do not wish to. However, his teaching was a barrage of silly unscriptural junk not supported by the cited text in context and not of God. This however was the prelude to his supreme betrayal of those who trusted him.
Mr. Wilkerson spoke of being on the ground laughing unable to get up because God’s Hand was on him. The Fruit of The Spirit is ‘Self Control’ (ekreitei) not the lack if it. The fact that he ‘could not get up’ proves it was not God’s Hand that was upon him. The Word of God teaches the very antithesis.
For a respected brother of his stature to preach one thing but do the very thing he preached against was a colossal act of hypocrisy. It was a huge let down. It would have been better had he never come to Great Britain. His visit has had no enduring positive impact. Ever since Mr. Wilkerson’s indefensible antics in Britain, we have not been able to trust him or respect his judgment or discernment to the degree we once did. We do not attack his integrity but we simply cannot exercise the confidence in him in The Lord we so much did at one time.
Again, he is a man of God but none of us is perfect. He may be right but the prophecy is so nebulous how can we know? Why does he say something 17 years ago saying it would be soon, but now say store up 30 days provision yet saying he does not know for when? It is very unclear and the source of the prophecy no longer commands the credibility that he once did.
His nonsense in Britain was an idiotic disgrace. We just do not know if he is any longer reliable or not. Yet, we are not against him personally and we again recognize that God has indeed used him including prophetically. Our simple advice is to weigh his warning carefully. We want God to bless David Wilkerson and we still esteem his overall legacy. However, in the UK he sadly tainted it.
Having said that, without any reference to David Wilkerson, the scriptures generally point to a global crisis socially, economically, strategically, and politically with a coming chaos heralding the wrath of God. Many godly Christians likewise echo similar warnings. God’s judgment is coming and to a degree has already come. This no bible based praying Christian can possibly deny.
On this note, we would point our readers to the following article by our friend Brother Paul McGuire.
David Wilkerson’s Prophecy of Judgment
PAUL MCGUIRE.com – By Paul McGuire
"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 today’s "seeker sensitive’ church world those words may be an affront to the Evangelical Church’s god, who is not the Biblical God. The Old Testament prophets, the Apostle Paul, the Apostle John and the Lord Jesus Christ Himself were not "seeker sensitive." They told the truth! Using Jesus Christ, the Apostles and the Old Testament prophets as God’s standard, the seeker sensitive model could be characterized as false prophecy.
Some Bible teacher’s, who teach a Pre-Tribulation Rapture, which I believe the Bible teaches, may have difficulty with David Wilkerson’s prophecy because at face-value it appears to describe events that would occur during the seven year Tribulation Period. However, I would like to point out two things.
First, there is nothing in the Old Testament or New Testament that states that God cannot allow judgment prior to the Tribulation Period. History is filled with examples, of what may have been God’s judgment on a nation or an individual after the birth of the Church or what is commonly referred to as the "Church Age." It is a clear that "the time of Jacob’s trouble" begins with the Rapture of the Church and the revealing of the Antichrist. But, judgment has and can occur before that time period. The difference is that the judgment and wrath of God during the seven year Tribulation Period begins with the Church of Jesus Christ being removed from the earth and the man of sin or the Antichrist is revealed.
Clearly, when one reads David Wilkerson’s vision of judgment and his word’s, it appears to reflect David Wilkerson’s Post-Tribulation viewpoint. For example, Wilkerson writes, "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 generation." These words indicate a Post-Tribulation viewpoint. However, if Wilkerson’s vision is from the Lord none of the things Wilkerson says necessarily have to occur after the seven-year Tribulation Period begins or we are on the verge of the Rapture immediately before the Tribulation Period begins. I am not saying this with certainty as to the date of the "Rapture," as the Bible warns against specific date setting.
Obviously, we cannot equate David Wilkerson’s vision at the same level as the scripture. David Wilkerson has had earlier visions which did not seem to come true exactly as he saw them. Yet, many of the things he saw did come true. Some would raise the argument that if David Wilkerson’s prophecy is not 100% accurate that he is not truly a Biblical prophet. There is no question that in the Old Testament, a prophet could be stoned to death for not being 100% accurate. However, there are many faithful leaders in the Body of Christ who are alive today who have missed God’s timing or who have gotten certain things wrong. Yet, they remain faithful men of God. Again, the question could be legitimately raised, "Your argument is on a slippery slope theologically." In the strictest sense of interpretation that challenge is legitimate. That is why no man, vision or experience, including the opinions of this author can be put on the same level of scripture.
However, what if God did reveal something to David Wilkerson? What if, for example, what he saw was a consequence of an Israeli strike against Iran where computer guided missiles from Russia and other nations were launched. Intelligence experts are aware of the fact that there are thousands of missiles aimed at major U.S. cities and vice versa that are on a hair-trigger alert. What if Iran attacked Israel and that action precipitated a nuclear missile exchange through super-powers like Russia, China, Germany, Britain and the U.S. or Russian vessels armed with nukes traveling through the Panama Canal or off the coast of Venezuela or Cuba? What if an act of terrorism such as an EMP or Electronic Pulse Weapon crashed the power grid and U.S. system? Clearly, riots would occur and cities would burn. Or the possibility of an unexpected asteroid hit? The possibilities are endless. In addition, we have the theological debate among those who hold to a Pre-Tribulation position of an Ezekiel 38 scenario taking place before the Tribulation Period. I am not here to be an apologist for David Wilkerson, but I am suggesting that his vision does not necessarily conflict with the prophetic time table.
In the final analysis, David Wilkerson’s prophetic warning should be heeded. It does not mean that the Tribulation Period has begun, even though Wilkerson probably believes that. The point is that David Wilkerson had a long-term track record of being a strong and faithful preacher of the Word of God. He has challenged apostasy and false prophecy for years. At every level, David Wilkerson’s character is one of a true Biblical leader in a day where apostasy is epidemic. I for one take David Wilkerson’s prophecy soberly. I do not put it at the same level as the Scripture and I do so, recognizing the fallibility of even the best of Christian leaders. But beginning to be prepared both spiritually practically is prudent. The American Church and much of the Church in Europe is the Laodecian Church described by Jesus Christ in the Book of Revelation. After 911, the Church continued to slumber and even in the midst of global economic crisis the modern Laodecian Church refuses to consider the real possibility that Christ could return and Israel is our major prophetic sign.
Without question we are in the last days and Israel is God’s prophetic time clock. Iran is a threat to Israel’s very existence. Although, the Church and what Henry Kissinger recently called, "the new world order" trifles with Israel’s existence and right to the land, God does not. Isn’t it interesting that Wilkerson issue’s his warning as the threat to Israel is at the critical state. I don’t know about you, but I am going to seek the face of God and pray for the peace of Jerusalem. I will not be headed to the hills in a camouflage outfit, but I will do what the Lord has commanded us to do which is "occupy until I come." Ultimately, my faith is in the Word of God and not the prophecy of any man.
Paul McGuire is the author of 16 books on prophecy including "The Day The Dollar Died." Paul is a conference speaker and a professor at the King’s College & Seminary. paulmcguire.com