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DAVID WILKERSON: How It All Began

Note: The skinny 27-year-old Pennsylvania preacher's call from the Lord was clear, but incredibly unexpected....

Right Song, Wrong Side

David Wilkerson first offered this timely message in the July 1991 issue of Charisma. In light of his tragic death, we’re reposting it as a testament to his remarkably prophetic voice.

The great need of this hour is for Christians to learn to sing the song of deliverance on the testing side of trouble.

The children of Israel were in a hopeless predicament. The Red Sea was before them; the moutains were to the left and right; Pharaoh and his iron chariots were closing in from the rear. God’s people seemed helplessly trapped, just waiting to be cut down. Yet God purposely had led them into this precarious spot.

It was panic time in the camp of Israel. Men shook with fear, and women and children wept as they huddled around relatives. Moses was mobbed by irate family leaders who cried: “Surely this is the end. Weren’t there enough graves in Egypt to bury us there? You had to drag us out here to die. We told you in Egypt to let us alone. It was better to be slaves there than to die in this miserable wilderness” (see Ex. 14:11).

Quotes from David Wilkerson

Charisma spoke with David Wilkerson in 2008 during Teen Challenge’s 50th anniversary. Here are some never before published quotes that he shared with us.

Education regrets

“I carried with me all this time
over the years a bit of self-condemnation if I only had more education. I only
had one year of Bible school. My
parents were poor and could not afford college. I had an inner nagging if only
I had been more educated I would be much better in my exegesis of scripture.
But my father taught me to pray. He said ‘God will always make a way for a
praying man.’

“I was so busy in my 30s and did
not have time to read enough. I was hungry for a deeper insight into scripture.
I studied the Puritans and tried to improve my knowledge of scripture.

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