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David Wilkerson (1931 2011)
Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker David Wilkerson in text and pdf format. Founder of Times Square Church in New York City with over 100 different languages spoken in the congregation. Wilkerson wrote many powerful books such as: The Vision and Cross and the Switchblade. His ministry was prophetic as God called him to be a watchman to the Church in North America. He gave clear messages on repentance to the Church.
Wilkerson also founded Teen Challenge where there are hundreds of centres for Christ-centered drug recovery and addiction recovery. He also organized and spoke at pastors gatherings in many countries where he gave prophetic strong messages to encourage pastors and leaders.
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A Call To Anguish (Text Transcription)
A Call to Anguish (by David Wilkerson, 9/15/2002)
Would you open your Bibles to the first chapter of Nehemiah please? Please just leave that open on your lap. We’ll get to it in the course of my message.
I would have a hard time preaching this i ... read more
A Christless Pentecost
The following is a prophetic warning from Azusa Street 75 years ago, concerning the dangers of a Chrisiless Pentecost!
Frank Bartleman was an eyewitness to the out-pouring of the Holy Spirit in 1907 at Azusa Street, Los Angeles. He has been characteriz ... read more
A CLEARER VISION OF CHRIST
The book of Daniel mentions several benefits for those who have a repentant heart. Indeed, for all who acknowledge their sin, God does the miraculous. One such benefit is a new and clearer vision of Jesus. Read what happened after Daniel's repentance pray ... read more
A Cloud Of Witnesses
Hebrews 12:1 tells us that the world is encircled by a cloud of witnesses who are with Christ in glory. What does this multitude of heavenly witnesses have to say to the present world? We live in a generation that is far more wicked than Noahs. What ca ... read more
A CLOUD OF WITNESSES
Hebrews 12:1 tells us that the world is encircled by a cloud of witnesses who are with Christ in glory. What does this multitude of heavenly witnesses have to say to the present world? We live in a generation that is far more wicked than Noahs. What can ... read more
A CONSPIRACY OF INTERRUPTIONS
All hell quakes at the effectual, fervent prayer of a single believer. The powerful praying of just one intercessor sounds like raging thunder in the caverns of the damned. Not one inch of space in hell remains unaffected by a believer who denies himself, ... read more
A CONTRITE SPIRIT
Why did God look so favorably upon Jacob, a deceiver? We read in Isaiah: "I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones" (Isaiah ... read more
A FOUNTAIN OF LIFE
I have seen men mightily used of the Spirit who were later put on the shelf by God. The Lord told them, Im sorry, sonI love you, I forgive you, and my mercy will come through for you. But I cant use you. To me, this is one of the most dreadful things ... read more
A GLIMPSE INTO THE HEART OF JESUS
But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say to him
when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? And will not rather say to him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and ... read more
A GREAT AWAKENING
What do I mean by a great awakening? Im talking about what Paul describes as a revelation and enlightenment: That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: the ... read more
A HEALING WORD FROM HEAVEN
Jesus was drawn to an impotent man lying by the pool of Bethesda. "And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be ... read more
A HEART TO KNOW HIM
God has sworn by an oath to give us a new heartone that is inclined to obey.
I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the Lord: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart (Jerem ... read more
A LESSON ON LISTENING
God had to teach Elijah a lesson on listening so he took him to the top of Mr. Horeb and gave him an illustrated sermon.
And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind re ... read more
A LIFE OF COMMUNION
Multitudes of Gods offspring know little or nothing of a life of communion with him. Why is this so?
I believe such Christians have a sad, twisted concept of the heavenly Father. I recall Jesus parable about the servant who hid his talent because he ... read more
A LIGHT NOT MEANT TO BE HIDDEN
Jesus tells us, Ye are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14). His statement here is about much more than just doing ministry. It extends beyond teaching, preaching or passing out tracts. Christ tells us very plainly, Ye are the light. Hes saying, ... read more
A LITTLE TASTE OF HEAVEN
A foretaste is an advance taste or realization. The Bible calls it an earnestthe earnest of our inheritance (Ephesians 1:14). It means to bring a taste of the whole before we have the whole. Our inheritance is Christ himselfand the Holy Spirit bring ... read more
A NEW CREATURE
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live
If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).
You may say, I know Im in Christ by faith ... read more
A PASTORS RESPONSE TO AN URGENT WARNING
It is the task of a true prophet to warn. We have recently heard such a clear warning of perilous days just ahead of us. The prophet is like a man who comes to warn a shepherd that ravenous wolves are approaching.
It then becomes the shepherds task to ... read more
A PERFECT HEART IS TRUSTING
The Psalmist wrote, Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded (Psalm 22:4-5).
The Hebrew root word for trust suggests to fling on ... read more
A PERSONAL REVELATION OF CHRIST
If you are a preacher, missionary or teacher, think about this: What are you teaching? Is it what a person taught you? Is it a rehashing of the revelation of some great teacher? Or have you experienced your own personal revelation of Jesus Christ? If yo ... read more
A PLEASING WALK
The Apostle Paul taught the Colossian church: Walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in knowledge of God (Colossians 1:10).
What is required for a pleasing walk? Paul tells us: Put on therefore ... read more
A ROD OF IRON
The apostle Paul writes of Christ's ascension into heaven: "And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it" (Colossians 2:15). That's right! Staggering behind our Lord's triumphant procession was th ... read more
A SMALL STEP
What a small, easy step it is from doubting a father's love to taking matters into our own hands. But what a tragic one! The moment you force things according to your will, you expose your heart to an avalanche of evil.
The first thing that changed in ... read more
A SPECIAL TREASURE
In Numbers 13 and 14, we see that Israel had sent twelve spies to search out the Promised Land. When these spies returned after forty days, they planted three lies in the hearts of God's people:
"There are too many people in the land — and they're too ... read more
A VERY PRESENT HELP IN TROUBLE
Many dear Christians tell me true stories of incredible hardships — problems that keep piling up, discouragements that keep coming at them. Humanly speaking, they all seem to be impossible situations and my heart goes out to every believer who experienc ... read more
ABOVE ALL THAT WE ASK FOR OR THINK
God always desires to pour out more of his glory on his people. He longs to do for us exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think (Ephesians 3:20). This is why he wants a people who have a ravenous appetite for more of him. He wants to fill them ... read more
ACCEPT HIS LOVE
It does not matter what you do to try to clean yourself up. If you don't trust Jesus to save you through His grace, all your righteousness is as filthy rags in God's sight. Your flesh isn't accepted before God; it can't even be reformed. All flesh was don ... read more
ACCESS TO GOD
I sought the Lord in prayer and I asked him, What is the most important aspect of your making us your temple? Heres what came to me: access with boldness and confidence.
Paul says of Christ, In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by ... read more
AFTER THE SIFTING
When Peter was sifted he failed miserablybut not in his faith. You may be thinking, How can that be? This man denied knowing Jesus three different times.
But you see, if Peter had failed, then Jesus praying would have been to no avail. I know Pete ... read more
ALL HE WANTS IS YOUR FAITH
God doesnt want your home, your car, your furniture, your savings, your possessions. All he wants is your faithyour strong belief in his Word. And that may be the one thing that other, more spiritual-appearing people lack. You may look at another person ... read more
ALL THE GRACE YOU NEED TO OVERCOME
Weve often heard grace defined as the unmerited favor and blessing of God. Yet I believe grace is much more than this. In my opinion, grace is everything that Christ is to us in our times of sufferingpower, might, kindness, mercy, loveto see us throu ... read more
Jesus gives us more than one reason why we need his peace. Christ said to his disciples in John 14:30, The prince of this world cometh. What was the context of his statement? He had just told the twelve, Hereafter I will not talk much with you (14:3 ... read more
AN ACT OF LOVE
God did not wait until I became "good enough" to be His son. And He did not wait until I had all my doctrines figured out. No, He said, "Even when you were lost in sin, I came to you to be reconciled. I loved you when you were wallowing in filth. I called ... read more
AN EVER-INCREASING OUTPOURING
In chapter 47 of Ezekiel, the prophet was being shown the following: In the very last days, the church of Jesus Christ will be more glorious, more victorious, than in its entire history. The Lords true body isnt going to weaken and sputter. Its not goi ... read more
AN EXAMPLE OF GODS PURPOSE IN OUR TAKING SPOILS
While David and his army were away, the Amalekites raided his village of Ziklag. These marauding invaders took all the women and children and burned down the whole town. When David returned, he was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning hi ... read more
AN ILLUSTRATED SERMON
Everything Jesus did and said was meant to say, "This is my Father at work. This is what He is like." Everything from turning the water into wine to the raising of the dead was an illustrated sermon meant to reveal the heavenly Father.
"I do nothing o ... read more
AN IRONCLAD PROMISE
God has given us an ironclad promise for life on this earth. He says that when our enemy attempts to walk over us, My people shall know my name: therefore they shall know that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I (Isaiah 52:6). In other w ... read more
AN URGENT MESSAGE
I am compelled by the Holy Spirit to send out an urgent message to all on our mailing list, and to friends and to bishops we have met all over the world.
AN EARTH-SHATTERING CALAMITY IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. IT IS GOING TO BE SO FRIGHTENING, WE ARE ALL GO ... read more
ARE YOU A MERCIFUL CHRISTIAN?
"But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
"Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also ... read more
ARE YOU A MERCIFUL PERSON?
Great are thy tender mercies, O Lord (Psalm 119:156). The Lord is gracious and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. The Lord is good to all; and his tender mercies are over all his works (145:89, my italics).
I want to ask you a ... read more
ARE YOU AMONG THE 7000?
We know that all through the Bible, the number seven is equated with Gods eternal purpose. Therefore, I believe the number of 7000 that God quoted to Elijah in 1 Kings 19:18 simply denoted everyone who made up his remnant. The people he sets aside for hi ... read more
AS A LITTLE CHILD
Matthew tells us Christ called a little child to him and took the youngster in his arms. He wanted to give his disciples a profound illustrated sermon. He told them, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall n ... read more
AT THE END OF THE ROPE?
Are you at the end of the rope? Weary, cast down, about to give up? I challenge you to answer the following questions with a simple yes or no:
-Does the Word of God promise to supply all your needs?
-Did Jesus say he would never leave you, but would b ... read more
AWE AND RESPECT
The Bible makes it clear that there is a fear of the Lord that every believer is to cultivate. True fear of God includes awe and respect, but it goes much further than that. David tells us, The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that th ... read more
BACK TO YOUR FIRST LOVE
“Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love” (Revelation 2:4).
I believe this warning to the Ephesian church is intended for every Christian living in these last days. Simply put, the Lord is telling us, "It's ... read more
Whenever opposition arises, Gods grace thrives in us. Think about what happens to a tree when a great storm beats violently against it. The wind threatens to uproot the tree and carry it away. It breaks off branches and blows away its leaves. It loosen ... read more
In Matthew 24 Jesus uses a parable to teach about being ready for his return: Be ye also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man cometh. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, who his lord hath made ruler over his household, to giv ... read more
Be Steadfast And Unmovable
We have learned from Isaiah 49 that the Lord knows your battle. He has fought it before you. And it is no sin to endure thoughts that your labor has been in vain, or to be cast down with a sense of failure over shattered expectations. Jesus himself expe ... read more
BECOMING A GIANT WITH GOD
“Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us” (Psalm 62:8).
You must consider your daily appointments with God more sacred and important than appointments with any other people — no matter who the ... read more
BECOMING PEOPLE OF PRAYER
In Jeremiah 5, God pleaded, Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem
seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it (Jeremiah 5:1). The Lord was s ... read more