Saturday, April 30, 2011

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Live for Jesus

Rev. David Wilkerson's Last Words / Died at the age of 79

Rev. David Wilkerson, founding pastor of Times Square Church in New York City and author of the well-known book The Cross and the Switchblade, was killed Wednesday in a head-on collision in Texas. He was 79.

"It is with deepest of sadness that we have to inform you of the sudden passing of Reverend David Wilkerson, our founding pastor," Times Square Church Senior Pastor Carter Conlon said in a statement on the church website.

Conlon added that details of the family's wishes and a memorial service would be provided as information became available.


Last Words

Wilkerson posted a blog dated April 27 -- the day of his death. In the post, titled "When All Means Fail," he encouraged those facing difficulty to "hold fast" and stand strong in faith.


Do you know that before his death Bro. Wilkerson wrote his final devotion about God's faithfullness in the midst of deathly circumstances and edified the Body of Christ to stay faithful to God without even knowing that God will take him to his Eternal Home even before the day could end. In this matter as the Bible says, even though Bro. Wilkerson is physically dead his final devotional words speaks to the whole world prophetically (Heb 11:4).

"GET RIGHT WITH GOD BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE FOR YOU!" has always been the prophetic thread that went through all his sermons. The following link is a great sermon compilation of David Wilkerson's preaching (Click the following LINK to hear this wonderful preaching that will surely stir your soul to live a Holy Life) :

This following devotion is the last Bro. Wilkerson wrote before he died later that day.


To believe when all means fail is exceedingly pleasing to God and is most acceptable. Jesus said to Thomas, “You have believed because you have seen, but blessed are those that do believe and have not seen” (John 20:29).

Blessed are those who believe when there is no evidence of an answer to prayer—who trust beyond hope when all means have failed.

Someone has come to the place of hopelessness—the end of hope—the end of all means. A loved one is facing death and doctors give no hope. Death seems inevitable. Hope is gone. The miracle prayed for is not happening.

That is when Satan’s hordes come to attack your mind with fear, anger, overwhelming questions: “Where is your God now? You prayed until you had no tears left. You fasted. You stood on promises. You trusted.”

Blasphemous thoughts will be injected into your mind: “Prayer failed. Faith failed. Don’t quit on God—just do not trust him anymore. It doesn’t pay!”

Even questioning God’s existence will be injected into your mind. These have been the devices of Satan for centuries. Some of the godliest men and women who ever lived were under such demonic attacks.

To those going through the valley and shadow of death, hear this word: Weeping will last through some dark, awful nights—and in that darkness you will soon hear the Father whisper, “I am with you. I cannot tell you why right now, but one day it will all make sense. You will see it was all part of my plan. It was no accident. It was no failure on your part. Hold fast. Let me embrace you in your hour of pain.”

Beloved, God has never failed to act but in goodness and love. When all means fail—his love prevails. Hold fast to your faith. Stand fast in his Word. There is no other hope in this world.

Words in Memory of the Man of God : Rev. David Wilkerson, founding pastor of Times Square Church in New York City

I remember the day my Dad read the Biography of this precious man of God, he got so inspired that a little while later he told me all about it when we met. I was blessed greatly hearing his life story from my Dad. It shows how much God has greatly used this man who has surrendered his entire life for the Lord.

The Bible says, "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints." (Psa 116:15). It means that God knew the accident of Bro. Wilkerson and allowed the death of the physical body to take place. But it was precious before HIS SIGHT. True the enemy has taken the life out of this man, but it was not an accident to God who is in control of everything.

God has taken him to home because his time is up. He would have never expected to see the Lord so suddenly. He is a prophetic messenger the Lord has appointed and used as HIS MOUTHPIECE. The has taken him out as sudden as the message that he speaks always by God's inspiration. How about us? Are we prepared to meet the Lord suddenly like Bro. Wilkerson. If not we should look to the Lord now and should ask for His Mercies to save us and renew us for eternity.

Hear what the word of God says about humans, "15 As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes. 16 For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, And its place remembers it no more. 17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children, 18 To such as keep His covenant, and to those who remember His commandments to do them." (Psa 103:15-18). When a flower blooms, many of us see it with great interest. But when it fades, we do even bother to care about it even for a second. In the same way, when we die suddenly nobody will care to find our names and our history to speak about it. But God has a record for all HIS RIGHTEOUS PEOPLE and he cares for them. God will speak about every work that we have done on earth for Him and will speak about it for eternity to us and before the whole of heaven.

Now we much choose to live for Him who died for us all (2 Cor 5:14-15), so that like Brother Wikerson one day when we suddenly leave this earth unexpectedly or die on the appointed time of God, we might inherit God's reward for eternity ahead. We can be sure that Brother Wilkerson is with the Lord. You can say, how can be so sure about it.

On the authority of the Word of God, I can clearly say that because Brother Wilkerson has believed Jesus as his personal saviour and Lord, lived for JESUS by faith and have worked for Him sacrificially by faith, he will come with those who have died for the past 2000 years in the Lord at the time of the Rapture and will receive a brand new glorious body as the child of the living God (1 Thess 4:14-18). After this, no accident will be able to kill him physically anymore. He will live eternally blessed with Jesus.

Dear Saints, look in to your own life and ask yourself a honest question, "Because Jesus died for me, am I living for Him and Him alone?" If you are living with a worldly mindset and have been involved in spiritual adultery, REPENT TODAY and receive a new empowerment from the Lord to work till death for JESUS CHRIST your true love (Rev 2:10). May the Lord's comfort fill all the family members of Brother Wilkerson and all the Body of Christ and strengthen all. I pray to the Lord of Harvest to raise many more men and women of God to arise like him. If you are ready, you will become one of them whose name will be written like this great general Bro. David Wilkerson in Kingdom of God for eternity. Say YES now to the Lord's voice if God has been stirring you to live for Him and be remembered by God for eternity ahead.

Much Love and Blessings,

Abraham Israel

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