The following was written by the late Dave Wilkerson. It is for today. For I had thought by the tribulations of the world, especially the horrors and angst in the Arab countries, that we were indeed in the end times. But, we aren’t yet. We have more to go through. For as Dave reiterates, we, who call ourselves the Church, have had a falling away, so that our own President says, “we are no longer a Christian nation?” Wherefore, I pray for your fire Lord, and your purging; separate the wheat from the chafe, to purify us Lord, to bring us to our knees as a nation, Lord! For only then will the end days come with this as Dave preached, with the biggest Revival America and the world has ever known.
“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 Lord’s true body isn’t going to weaken and sputter. It’s not going to dwindle in numbers, or decrease in power or spiritual authority. No, his church will go out in a blaze of power and glory. And it will enjoy the fullest revelation of Jesus that anyone has ever known.
Ezekiel writes, “The fish of the great sea [shall be] exceeding many” (Ezekiel 47:10). There is coming forth a body of believers who will swim in the rising waters of the Lord’s presence.
This is what God is showing us in Ezekiel’s vision of the rising waters (see Ezekiel 47:3–4).
Ezekiel is speaking here of an increase of the Holy Spirit. In the latter days, there will be an increase of God’s presence among his people.
The very spring and foundation of this river is the cross. We see a literal image of this in the following verse; “One of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water” (John 19:34).
This growing flow of water is the image of Pentecost, when the Holy Ghost was given to the disciples. Along with this gift of the Spirit, Christ’s followers were given a promise that he would be a river of life springing up within them. And that river would flow out into all the world (see John 7:38–39).
The river of life will crest just prior to the Lord’s coming. This is foretold in the vision given to Ezekiel. God took the prophet on an amazing trip. Carrying a measuring rod, the Lord paced off 1,000 cubits, about one-third of a mile. At that distance, the Lord and Ezekiel began walking in the water which at this point was ankle high.
Ezekiel testifies, “He brought me through the waters” (Ezekiel 47:3). And the Lord just kept urging the prophet onward, deeper and farther into the water. After another 1,000 cubits, the water came up to their knees. And it was still rising.
Do you see what was happening here? Ezekiel was walking into the future, right into our time. Christians today live in the final 1,000 cubits of the river in this vision. We’re in the very last measurement of water. And Ezekiel says that when he stepped to the edge of this measure, the water was too deep for him, too overwhelming. “I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in” (47:5).
I can only imagine this man’s wonder as the Lord asked him, “Ezekiel, what is this sea that has risen? If this river is all about life and resurrection power, who are the ones who’ll be so blessed to swim in such glory?” He could only envision what we now enjoy.
Maybe you’ve experienced the presence of Jesus abundantly. You may be thrilled by your present revelation of him. Yet, I tell you, you haven’t seen anything in comparison to the increase that’s coming to the righteous. Christ is going to open our eyes and wonderfully appear in our midst. He’ll reveal himself to us, pouring out on us as much of his life as we can possibly stand without already being in glorified bodies. ”
Lord, you have bestowed on me such a heaviness of spirit for America, and the direction we are going. However, even with your judgement already on us, I know you are watching us with tears in your eyes, Lord, pleading with your people to get serious, and come back to your blood at the Cross. Dear Lord, I pray for our nation, but, I trust in you. I never thought I’d say this, but, no matter what the outcome, I know that I know that I know, that it WILL be YOUR will. “Thine Will be done!” Perhaps we have more to go through to get to that cleansing process. I don’t know, but you do Lord. Man cannot manipulate your WILL God, even all the money spent on elections cannot. Perhaps we haven’t sunk low enough, and with your judgement comes punishment. For I know that until your “CHURCH” is on it’s knees and we go THROUGH that fire, there won’t be revival. Shake us Lord, and get us in that place you want us to be in. For it shall be such glory be when that Revival does come; it will be the most magnificent claiming back of America and the world from our enemies, that will prepare us for your Rapture. For we are not there yet…man is still in the natural.
Certain things have to happen yet, before Jesus comes back. We aren’t there yet. I used to think with all this Arab spring we were ready for the Rapture. Wrong. We have had a falling away and are now an Apostate church. By church, it includes all denominations, including Catholic. But Babylon too, has to be rebuilt…whether literal or fictitious…Babylon the whore. Well literal Babylon in near Kuwait and Saddam already started rebuilding (a 1989 UPI by the late Tom Brokaw). And the Jews are going to rebuild their Temple…right next to the Dome of the Rock.. I heard on TBN, who are over in Israel ALL the time.. That plans are already being made for the Temple…that they have literal plans. AND lastly, America hasn’t sunk low enough. THAT’s what God told me. We have more sinking to do.. We are Apostate…which is the falling away…now only 48% Christian. We are all crying out the same thing…”Mitt Romney save us…” Even Glenn Beck, but, hardly anyone is crying out, God please save us… We aren’t being serious with God, in these big mega Churches, that are all as Hagee says, “happy-clappy”…Right now Obama is ahead of Romney in polls. And God has told me unequivocally that whoever wins, HE is in charge and it is for a reason. Because He also told me, that all may not be solved “if” Romney got in either. He is using 2 Mormons…Glenn Beck & Romney. Why? We HAVE NO CHRISTIANS to step up to the plate….We have no Christians that could stand and take the media persecution and the Establishment GOP crucifixion, cause money rules.. Money (even Obama now and power) is what rules America. Revival is starting to bud in some churches, but it is man-orchestrated and not a true repentance and a falling TO cry out and submit to God. For most are still hanging on their beliefs of living for today, where anything goes. We just may loose America as we know it. If it happens, God is STILL in charge. God said, do not fear, for I am allowing judgement to America, just as He did Israel in Ezekiel. His people have turned away in stubbornness for the secular. But, He says, I AM still THE GOD, who will save you if you look up at ME and not of things, or in the natural. We are right now in America where Israel was and is. Thank you Lord, I pray that others listen to this old vessel. I love you Lord…..
A friend recently posted this on Facebook…
“I speak to you to be reunited. This is a day of sweet reunion for you in the realm of the spirit–that place of the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There will be no rift in My Body, says the Lord. I cannot manifest My presence in the midst of chaos and separation. Come now to the upper room of the Spirit and be in one accord; one heart, one mind, one Spirit. Rejoice in the power of your coming together, says the Lord. “Ephesians 4:1-6 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with long-suffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. ” Marsha Burns
“Will I Wake in Heaven?
I am feeling slow;
I know someday soon.
It will be time to go.
Tomorrow when I wake,
Will I be here on earth;
Will I still face my death
Or will I know my rebirth?
I can’t tell you now
Because nobody knows
Whether I’ll dress in my clothes
Or in heavenly robes.
All I know is I’m tired
And life’s no longer sweet,
And I’m ready to rest
Lying safe at God’s feet.”
*And I’m ready now…
For no earthly things even tempt me anymore.