David Wilkerson's End Times False Prophecies
The following are a collection of quotes from David Wilkerson's newsletters that indicate he has been giving false prophecies about the end times. David Wilkerson claims to not be a prophet, yet he even says in his newsletters he was given a prophetic message from the Lord for us, and he keeps giving prophecies. Regardless of whether he is a prophet or not, his prophecies are not coming true, as will be shown below. Also see a critique of his False Teachings compared to scripture.
(David Wilkerson's quotes are in dark purple and indented, mine are in plain text and scripture is in teal )
No More Gospel on Television Networks by 1999
"No more gospel Television Networks by 1999". . . "Right now I sense in my spirit that in less that 5 years there will be no more so-called gospel television networks. They will all fall into bankruptcy and absolute ruin." (From David Wilkerson's newsletter "In the Solomon Church" 12-19-94 (it can also be found at the following URL if you can read polish: http://www.tscpulpitseries.org/polish/ts941219.htm)
Have all the gospel networks dissapeared from TV after 1999?. Have all the gospel networks fallen into bankruptcy and absolute ruin since 1999? Was the "Spirit" speaking to Wilkerson telling him the truth?
Fires, Race Riots, Tanks in NY Streets, churches Closed by 1993
"1,000 Fires burning in NY, Race Riots, Federal Troops, Tanks in the streets, churches closed, by 1993": "I have had recurring visions of over 1,000 fires burning at one time here in New York city. I am convinced RACE RIOTS WILL SOON EXPLODE! New York City is right now a powder keg-ready to blow!...federal and State Welfare cutbacks will be the spark that ignites the fuse. NEXT YEAR, New York City could have over 100,000 angry men on the streets, enraged because they have been cut off from benefits....Federal troops will have to move in to restore order. New York City will have tanks running down its avenues....Churches will be closed for a season because it will be too dangerous to travel about. Fires will rage everywhere." (From David Wilkerson's Newsletter Oct. 8, 2001 "A Prophetic Warning to New York City" where he quoted a prophecy from his Sept. 7, 1992 newsletter.)
In this David Wilkerson prophecy he said this would happen the NEXT YEAR. 1992 + 1 = 1993
- Were there 100,000 angry men on the streets in 1993?
- Did the recent destruction that befell NY on Sept. 11, 2001, involve the WHOLE city?
- Have race riots exploded in NY even after 2001?
- Or has there been a resurgence of Love in NYC since Sept. 11, 2001?
- Have federal troops had to move in to restore order because of welfare benefits being cut off?
- Have Tanks run down the streets of NY city anytime after 1993?
- Were all the Churches closed since 1993?
- Was Wilkerson's church closed?
- Are people still walking about NY city?
- Did fires rage everywhere or just in the Twin Towers?
- Did even one of the above predictions occur by 1993?
- Is David Wilkerson a False Prophet?
End Time Prophesy for 1993 now means Sept. 11, 2001
" and messages have flooded our ministry offices, asking, 'Was the terrorist attack on September 11, the calamity you were prophesying back in 1992? No, not at all. What I saw coming will be much more severe. Indeed, if America rejects God's call to turn back to him, we'll face the same judgments Israel faced. And they will hit not only New York but every region in the country. Even the heartland won't be spared. The nation's economy will collapse, and violence will erupt. Fires will consume our cities, and tanks will rumble through the streets."
Did David Wilkerson forget that in 1992 he said that this calamity would befall NY that VERY NEXT YEAR in 1993? Now he is claiming that it is still coming. Did Wilkerson make a mistake or was it God who made the mistake? Does God make mistakes?
Prophecy of Financial Crash in 2000 Failed
Financial Crash in 2000: "For the last two years I have been crying aloud, warning all who would hear
that America is receiving her last call and that judgment is at the door. I did not say this was the end of the nation, but the last call before a financial crash."
"I am writing this letter to you on Saturday, April 15, 2000. I have on my desk the headlines in yesterday's paper: "BLACK FRIDAY - BIGGEST ONE-DAY DROP IN HISTORY." The Dow fell 618 points - the Nasdaq fell 355. I do not know what is coming in the next sixty days. If the market bounces back, I can assure you it will be temporary. THE CRASH IS INEVITABLE - NOTHING CAN STOP IT." (David Wilkerson's prophecy from his cover letter dated: May 1, 2000.)
David Wilkerson admits false prophecy of 5-01-00, due to market reaching record high by May 22, 2000 (7 days later). From a cover letter dated May 22, 2000 when asked about his warning that the stock market was going to crash, when it didn't, Wilkerson states:
"In prayer, I have told the Lord I am ready at any time to confess I am wrong - that I must have spoken from my own fears or that I have spoken unadvisedly. Recently, when the market reached record highs, I wondered if those calling me a false prophet were right."
Please notice he calls himself a prophet here (he denied it in his previous cover letter). And yet a few sentences later, in regards to his error, he says,:
"No matter what others think, I cannot shake off the urgency of the Holy Spirit to warn God's people. . . . I hear God's still, small voice saying, 'It is coming. It will happen suddenly. Forget the criticism -- warn the people.' "
So what we have in one sentence he refutes in another, i.e., previously he said, being as the stock marked did not fail he must have spoken from his own fears (and thus not from God) and thus he was in error. But a few sentences later he says it's still coming. How many other prophets sing this same tune with every false prophecy? (he admits other errors in this same newsletter re divorce and starting church homes).
Wilkerson admitted his mistake this time. Doesn't he claim to being lead by the Holy Spirit? Was it God's spirit that led him astray? Does the Holy Spirit lead believers astray?
Wilkerson Still Claims he is a Prophet of God
Here is another article by David Wilkerson, from his very own ministry, where the very first words state, "I bring you a prophetic word from the Lord.", i.e., he is speaking as a prophet. (http://www.tscpulpitseries.org/english/undated/tsrczion.html).
What does scripture tells us about those who give false prophecies?
"If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has NOT spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him." (Deut. 18:22)
How many false prophecies should a real prophet or teacher of the Word be allowed? Paul told the Thessalonians:
"For our exhortation does not come from error or impurity or by way of deceit; but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men but God, who examines our hearts." (1 Thess. 2:3).
Please notice that Paul claimed that his teachings were not in error, or in an attempt to deceive or were they in any way impure. And yet today's "prophets," and their followers claim that error is ok. It really makes you wonder which bible they are reading.
CONCLUSION: David Wilkerson is a false Prophet
There are many other false prophecies in David Wilkerson's newsletters about the end times -- this is only a small sampling.
Other Articles exposing David Wilkerson as a False Prophet
The Deception in the Church's False Prophets web site has a plethora of articles exposing false prophets.
David Wilkerson is also a False Teacher
See this critique of Wilkerson's false teachingscomparing what he says with scripture.
Also see an article by James Sundquist David Wilkerson's River of Life Vision exposed Sundquist exposes Wilkerson's Vision as a fraud because it is scripturally inaccurate and gives adequate scriptures to prove his point and also exposing Wilkerson's false theory that the Church has replaced Isreal, i.e., Replacement Theology.
© Sept 24, 2001 - Updated 12-14-18