Posted: March 08, 2009
3:15 am Eastern
© 2009 WorldNetDaily
A respected pastor, best-selling author and founder of a major ministry to teens predicts an imminent "earth-shattering calamity" centered in New York City that will spread to major urban areas across the country and around the world – part of what he sees as a judgment from God.
David Wilkerson, author of "The Cross and the Switchblade," a book about his ministry to troubled New York street kids that was later made into a movie starring Pat Boone, tells readers of his blog this weekend that he is "compelled by the Holy Spirit to send out an urgent message" about his prediction.
"An earth-shattering calamity is about to happen," he writes. "It is going to be so frightening, we are all going to tremble – even the godliest among us."
Wilkerson's vision is of fires raging through New York City.
"It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all across America will experience riots and blazing fires – such as we saw in Watts, Los Angeles, years ago," he explains. "There will be riots and fires in cities worldwide. There will be looting – including Times Square, New York City. What we are experiencing now is not a recession, not even a depression. We are under God’s wrath. In Psalm 11 it is written, "If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?"
This is bothersome. On the one hand, this could be nothing more than some random mental meandering of a famous yet obscure pastor. On the other hand? This could be precisely what it appears to be. Either way, it strikes me as just the type of cataclysm that potentially can occur if this runaway global economic crisis isn't ended soon. And I do mean soon. If the economy of Europe or America or the rest of the world collapses, and particularly if all three go down, then there will definitely be rioting in the streets and burning across continents like has never before been seen or experienced in the history of civilization.
Call me crazy or stupid....but I believe prayers are in order. Along with planning.