by David Wilkerson [May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]
All the prophets saw the end times and prophesied of the gathering of a separated, holy people who would have great understanding in the Word of the Lord. Daniel heard great things from God but “understood not” (Daniel 12:8). However, he saw a day coming when a purified, tried and tested remnant would understand; there would be a last-day company full of wisdom and discernment in the things of God. “Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand” (Daniel 12:10).
Isaiah deplored the spiritual blindness of backslidden Israel. He said, “They err in vision, they stumble in judgment” (Isaiah 28:7). The little discernment they once had was destroyed by their lusts. But Isaiah prophesied of a day in which “the deaf [shall] hear the words . . . the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness. . . . They shall sanctify my name . . . and shall fear the God of Israel. They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine” (Isaiah 29:18, 23-24).
I believe the last-day revival so many preach about is a revival of cleansing. If the work of the Holy Spirit is to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, then it is certain that in a great Holy Ghost outpouring there will be powerful waves of conviction, and a careless, indulgent Church will be shaken and forced to face her sins.
While multitudes of Christians chase after signs and miracles and flock to teachers of success and prosperity, God has been calling out a “wilderness people” who are consumed with hunger for more of Christ.
Right now a glorious company is coming forth! One day God began to stir their hearts and they became disillusioned with all the hypocrisy and shame. They got into the Word of God and saw for themselves what His ultimate purposes are. They put on Christ’s robe of righteousness by faith, submitted to the claims of Christ, and decided to walk alone, if necessary, to be wholly obedient to Him. They set themselves to hear and understand the Lord’s will. They began to see things in the Spirit and were made to understand that the end of all things is at hand. To these, the Word of the Lord has come!
“Christ is coming! Repent, for the day of the Lord is near! Lay aside every besetting sin and set your affection on things above! Do not partake in the empires and dreams of men. Forsake it all and go out to meet Him.”
That word is being proclaimed loud and clear!