When God calls you to something, He is not always calling you to succeed, He’s calling you to obey! The success of the calling is up to Him;the obedience is up to you.— David Wilkerson
The most colossal David Wilkerson quotes to get the best of your day
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
How can you know when you are trusting in man rather than in God? If you fall apart when someone else lets you down, or if the actions of others affect your walk with God, then you know you are leaning on the arm of flesh!
A humble person is not one who thinks little of himself, hangs his head and says, "I'm nothing." Rather, he is one who depends wholly on the Lord for everything, in every circumstance.
Blessed are those who believe when there is no evidence of an answer to prayer.
How quickly we forget God's great deliverances in our lives. How easily we take for granted the miracles he performed in our past.
Worshippers aren't made when they see the enemy on the run, put to flight.
The truth is, worshippers of God are made during dark, stormy nights. And how we respond to our storms determines just what kind of worshippers we are.
Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.
If you are experiencing confusion, pain, and suffering, it may be that God is working things out for you in his own way. It is most often the sovereign work of our God unfolding a master plan known only to him.
Our nation is being led astray by ungodly judges, mayors and governors, who are given to change, defying the Constitution and substituting their own wicked agendas.
When God sets His heart on you, you will be tried often.
But the longer and harder your affliction, the more deeply God has set His heart on you, to show you His love and care.
Likewise today, some Christians are content to merely exist until they die.
They don't want to risk anything, to believe God, to grow or mature. They refuse to believe his Word, and have become hardened in their unbelief. Now they're living just to die.
Anything that effects our decisions besides that of the Glory of God and His Will Alone is an idol. Why are people so free to do as they please and make decisions off of pleasures, feelings or emotion? It is because they have not been taken captive by the Lord Jesus Christ and He alone does not rule in that life, there are rivals on the throne.
Riches and the things that are necessary in life are not evil in themselves.
And all of us face cares and troubles in this life. The sin comes in the time and energy we spend in pursuing these things, at the expense of neglecting Christ.
I'm not about to put up a silly skit and preach a 15-minute message on 'how to cope' to a multitude of people who are dying and going to hell. I tremble at the thought.
The greatest fear that haunts this city is a suitcase bomb, nuclear or germ.
Many people carry small gas masks. The masses here seem to be resigned to the inevitable, believing an attack of major proportions will happen.
Eighteen years ago, the Holy Spirit led me to establish a church in the heart of Times Square.
True freedom from fear consists of totally resigning one's life into the hands of the Lord.
Biblical hope is not wishful thinking or an optimistic outlook;
rather, it is a confident expectation based on the certainty of God's Word that as He has anchored us in the past, so He will in the future.
Many of those who once were so passionately in love with Christ now run about pursuing their own interests. They're burdened down with stress and problems, chasing after riches and the things of this world.
Jesus didn't save you so you could cruise to heaven in a luxury liner.
He wants you to be useful in His kingdom! The moment you got saved, He enrolled you in His school the school of suffering and affliction.
Are you becoming more sweet-spirited, more like Jesus? Are you looking soberly in the mirror each day and praying, ‘Lord, I want to conform to Your image in every area of my life’? Or has your bitterness taken root, turning into rebellion and hardness of heart? Have you learned to shield yourself from the convicting voice of God’s Spirit?
At first, He shook us very tenderly but now His shaking has become violent, because He has not succeeded in awakening us... God is going to shake everything in sight so that He is revealed as the only unshakable power!
God uses people. God uses people to perform His work. He does not send angels. Angels weep over it, but God does not use angels to accomplish His purposes. He uses burdened broken-hearted weeping men and women.
Beloved, God has never failed to act but in goodness and love.
When all means fail-his love prevails. Hold fast to your faith. Stand fast in his Word. There is no other hope in this world.
What is it about tears that should be so terrifying? the touch of God is marked by tears...deep, soul-shaking tears, weeping...it comes when that last barrier is down and you surrender yourself to health and wholeness
Also, I preached to gangs on the streets of Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx - and miracles began to happen.
As I look back over fifty years of ministry, I recall innumerable tests, trials and times of crushing pain. But through it all, the Lord has proven faithful, loving, and totally true to all his promises.
You see, growing in grace doesn't mean doing more or greater things for God.
True growth comes in doing the same things over and over, with more heart assurance that we're doing everything for Him.
The cry for peace will increase according to scripture.
Every Teen Challenge ministry is responsible for raising its own finances, but we assist these works with finances, prayer and counseling, especially overseas in areas such as Siberia, Africa, South America.
To believe when all means fail is exceedingly pleasing to God and is most acceptable.
The Teen Challenge ministry was born out of those humble early days of ministry.
It now includes over 500 drug and alcohol rehab centers around the world, even in Muslim countries. These include homes for girls and women addicts and alcoholics, all which are reaching many.
The Teen Challenge Training Center on Pennsylvania farmland houses over 200 men in rehab. Other farms and centers have been birthed out of this ministry all over the world.
You asked the Holy Spirit for a miracle, and now that you’ve got one you’re trying to argue it away. People who don’t believe in miracles shouldn’t pray for them.
After much prayer, careful study and reliance on the Holy Spirit, I have concluded this about Christ’s intercession for us. Jesus died on the cross to purchase peace with God for me – and He is in heaven now to maintain that peace, for me and in me.
We are blood-secured, delivered from the enemy’s power, and raised up into newness of life in God.
The prophet Zechariah warns that any nation that touches Jerusalem will be cut off.
God's covenant with the church and Israel is unbreakable.
Christ died to save this lost world; he did not come to destroy, maim or pour out wrath.
Our ministry is debt free and we have not had to beg or plead for finances.
Recently I prayed, "Lord, I want to know your peace at all costs.
I won't listen to the devil's lies any longer. I know my salvation is not in my performance. No, Jesus, you alone plead my case. I rest in what you've done for me." Can you say the same by faith?
I have no ghost writers. I personally write every message and every piece of published mail.
My oldest son, Gary, is a seasoned minister and travels with me for ministers' conferences.
The UK is becoming a pagan nation along with most European nations.
America is a giving nation and very compassionate.
I believe in walking in the Spirit.
I got a lot of heart. I am going to give it my all every day. I have no excuses. I come prepared every day. I put it in the hard work.
From the beginning, this has been a faith-based ministry.
Both of our daughters, Debbie and Bonnie, are also cancer survivors.