We are sorry to report that David Wilkerson died in a car accident on 27th April 2011. His daily devotional is still being sent out by his organisation (from a supply written before his death) and they continue to bring much comfort, direction and wisdom even though David is now with the Lord. We have printed below the devotional that was sent out on 27th April 2011. The words are particularly relevant and we would ask all readers to carefully consider this message.
David Wilkerson is the pastor who ministered to New York gangs and drug addicts back in the 60s. One Brooklyn gang member who responded was Nicky Cruz and having given his life to the Lord he has used it to preach the gospel worldwide. David founded World Challenge Inc and is pastor of Times Square Church in New York City.
David Wilkerson never sought public acclaim, in fact he stood against many of the excesses and hype in much of the modern church. He has faithfully served the Lord, acting as a watchman for the US and the world. His daily devotions will help and inspire you as the world situation darkens and our Lord's return gets ever nearer. Click on the links below to find out more about this important ministry:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011
WHEN ALL MEANS FAIL
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
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.
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