This evening I picked up the book "Set the Trumpet to Thy Mouth" by David Wilkerson. I'd read it before, but wanted to check it out once again in light of my own understanding of what scripture says about the last days. I especially wanted to remind myself of what David Wilkerson had to say about the judgment and fall of America, which is what the book is about.
Imagine my surprise when I got to the section, titled "Warning Signs". The words could have been taken from today's headlines, literally. Read this excerpt:
"Before the great holocaust there will be smaller holocausts -- the oil fields of the middle east will be ablaze, and the smoke will rise night and day as a warning of the greater holocaust yet to come. There will be bombs falling on oil fields, on shipping docks and storage tanks. There will be panic among all oil producer, and shippers, and upon all nations dependent on that oil.
This parts of the next excerpt reads like a special report on the evening news: (emphasis mine)
Soon, very soon, an economic nightmare will explode into reality. What frightful news it will be! "O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness" (Jeremiah 51:13). America is about to face a time of mass hysteria, as banks close and financial institutions crumble and our economy spins totally out of control. Gold and silver will also lose their value."
"They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them..." (Ezekiel 7:27)"
"The chaos that is coming cannot be stopped by our government..."
"Scoff if you choose, but the underlyiing fears about a collapse will soon become a tragic reality. Numerous cracks will appear in our fragile prosperity, and soon even the most optimistic will know in their hearts that a total collapse is certain. Senators and congressmen will sit in stunned silence as they realize no one can stop the tailspin into chaos. Business, political, and economic leaders will be terrorized by its suddenness and its far-reaching effect."
"Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it" (Ezekiel 14:13)."
Could the end be closer than we want to think?
"The great holocaust follows an economic collapse in America. The enemy will make its move when we are weak and helpless."
Sounds like Wilkerson quoted from the news headlines? Think again. The book was published in 1985! Could he have seen in the scriptures and by the Spirit of God the judgment coming on America?
I guess we'll just have to wait and see...however, I'd suggest you start doing some prepping in the meantime. You see, there will be survivors to the judgment that is coming.