In Loving Memory of Brother Wilkerson

Posted: April 28, 2011 in Devotionals, Uncategorized

I both weep and rejoice over the news that Brother Wilkerson died yesterday in a car wreck in Texas. Through this man God’s Holy Spirit was able to touch and illuminate countless people with the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ . . . and now Brother David is home . . . I quietly uttered a tearful and joyful hallelujah.

David Wilkerson had a heart that wept with God’s own heart over the sins of a fallen world. David did not feel the confidence in himself to change the world or anyone else for that matter, but he knew the power of  God’s words could reach those who had fallen so deep into sin and darkness so as to feel hopeless, therefore he sought earnestly to be a candlestick for the Lord. Please be mindful, the candlestick is not the means of light, but rather the place where the fire of God abides and radiates its light of hope and salvation.

You may indeed be a candlestick of seemingly smaller stature than Brother Wilkerson, but it is not the candlestick that shines, it is the flame of God which permitted to shine from it that pierces the darkness proclaiming hope and salvation. In fact, I would dare say the smaller, least significant and admired the candlestick is to the rest of the world, the more it may indeed be the preferred abode for this Flame of Glory.

Sisters and Brothers, we need, we must let the light of our Lord shine through us. Scripture says “obedience is better than sacrifice,” how much glory then is given to our Redeemer when we serve Him with both, sacrifice and obedience? Is this not the call of Christ to His disciples, to pick up our crosses and follow Him?

I beg you therefore Sisters and Brothers, settle it in your hearts to imitate Brother Wilkerson and to obey the voice of God’s Spirit as He directs your path. Go where He sends you, say what He gives you to say, and above all commune with the very heart of God in prayer and tears for those He can and would have saved.

David Wilkerson’s soul-stirring sermon on the necessity of anguish – to bear God’s heart, passion, and burden within our lives.

Ro 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
 Mt 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Brother David Wilkerson’s last Blog post

  1. Richard Vidair says:

    What a loss for the temporal world: What a gain for the heavenly realms. The anguish sermon stirs my heart each time I hear it. Sadly it would clear out most churches within minutes if preached today. I pray for myself and for each of us to have a spirit of anguish to enable the Holy Spirit energize us to impact others as David Wilkerson did.


  2. Brother John says:

    He is such a loss to this world! He was one of the very few known men of God that I respect – for the heart of the Father resonated through him. As we are sad over this loss, one question kept ringing in my heart – “Was this world worthy of him in the first instance?”

    Rejoice in the Presence of your King and Master, David.


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