David Wilkerson (May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011) was an American Christian evangelist, best known for his book The Cross and the Switchblade. He was also the founder of Times Square Church in New York, a non-denominational church.
Wilkerson's widely distributed sermons, such as "A Call to Anguish," are known for being direct and frank. He emphasizes such Christian beliefs as God's holiness and righteousness, God's love toward humans and especially Christian views of Jesus. Wilkerson tries to avoid categorizing Christians into distinct groups according to the denomination they belong to, and as such he is an evangelist with broad appeal.
Wilkerson died April 27, 2011 as a result of a car accident in Texas
Some of the details of this reputed vision were:
"Worldwide recession caused by economic confusion"
"At most a few more fat flourishing years, and then an economic recession that's going to affect the life style of every wage-earner in the world. The world economists are going to be at loss to explain what's happening. It's going to start in Europe, spread to Japan and finally to the United States."
There will be a move toward a worldwide, unified monetary system. The US dollar will be hit bad and it will take years for it to recover.
The only real security will be in real estate (until a somewhat later stage, at which point this apparent security will also disappear).
"Nature having labor pains"
Environmentalists will come under heavy criticism.
There will be major earthquakes.
There will be a major famine.
Floods, hurricanes and tornadoes will increase in frequency.
"A new kind of cosmic storm appearing as a raging fire in the sky leaving a kind of vapor trail."
"A flood of filth and a baptism of dirt in America"
Topless women will appear on television, followed by full nudity.
Adult, X rated movies will be shown on cable television. Young people will gather at homes to watch this kind of material in groups.
Sex and the occult will be mixed.
There will be an acceptance of homosexuality, and the church will even say that it is a God-given gift.
"Rebellion in the home"
"I see the new number one youth problem in America and the world as hatred towards parents."
"A persecution madness against truly Spirit filled Christians who love Jesus Christ"
There will arise a world church consisting of a union between liberal ecumenical Protestants and the Roman Catholic Church, using Christ in name only.
There will be a hate Christ movement.
There will be a spiritual awakening behind the Iron and Bamboo Curtains.
There will be another wave of riots.
There will be a fall in moral conduct.
There will be a new drug that will be popular with teenagers that will break down resistance and will encourage sexual activity.
Homosexual and lesbian ministers will be ordained and this will be heralded as a new breed of pioneer.
There will be nude dancing in church, but this will never be widespread.
There will be occult practices in churches.
David Wilkerson, Elizabeth Sherrill, John Sherrill (1962). The Cross and the Switchblade. Jove.
America's Last Call, On the Brink of a Financial Holocaust (1998)
Beyond The Cross and the Switchblade
David Wilkerson Speaks Out
Dearly Beloved (2009), ISBN 0-9712187-4-9
End Times New Testament
God's Plan to Protect His People in the Coming Depression (1998)
Hallowed Be Thy Names (May 2001) ISBN 097093260X
Have You Felt Like Giving Up Lately? (March 1983) ISBN 0800784812
Hey, Preach . . . You're Comin' Through!
Hungry For More of Jesus (February 1992)
I'm Not Mad at God
Jesus Christ Solid Rock
Jesus Person Maturity Manual
Life on the Edge of Time
The Little People (1966)
Man, Have I Got Problems
My Bible Speaks to Me
The New Covenant Unveiled (April 2000)
Parents on Trial
Pocket Promise Book (1972), ISBN 0-8307-0191-5
Pocket Proverbs (1983), ISBN 0-8307-0893-6
Purple Violet Squish
Racing Toward Judgment
Revival on Broadway (September 1996)
Set the Trumpet to thy Mouth
Sipping Saints (1978), ISBN 0-8007-8339-5
Triumph Through Tragedy (2001)
Twelve Angels from Hell (1965)