[anzac] NEVER GIVE UP!! - Wilkerson

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 03:30:47 +1300
-by David Wilkerson.

In 1958, I was brokenhearted over a news story about seven teenage 
boys who stood trial for murdering a crippled boy. The Holy Spirit 
stirred in me so strongly that I felt led to go to the New York 
courthouse where the trial was taking place, and I entered the 
courtroom convinced the Spirit had prompted me to try to talk to 
those youngsters.
As the day's session came to a close, however, a realization 
began to dawn on me. I thought, "Those boys are going to be 
led out that side door in chains, and I will never see them again." 
So I got up and made my way down the aisle toward the judge's 
bench, where I asked to be allowed to talk with the boys before 
they returned to their cells.
In an instant, policemen pounced on me, and I was unceremoniously 
escorted from the courtroom. Flashbulbs popped all around me, and 
I was besieged with questions from reporters who were covering the 
trial. I could only stand there speechless, utterly dumbfounded, in 
a humiliating, embarrassing situation. I thought, "What will my 
church back home think? People are going to see me as crazy. I've 
been so naive."
In the midst of all this chaos, I prayed inside, "Lord, I thought you 
told me to come here. What went wrong?" I couldn't pray out loud, 
of course, because the media would have thought I was even 
crazier than I appeared. (And I looked pretty silly already, as I was 
wearing a bow tie!)
God heard the cry of this poor man that day, and he has honored 
my silent cry ever since. You see, from that very pitiful scene in 
the courthouse, the Teen Challenge ministry was birthed, with a 
reach today that extends worldwide. And I happily share in David's 
humble testimony from Psalm 34: "My soul shall make her boast 
in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad" (Psalm 34:2).
David is saying here, in essence, "I have something to tell all of 
God's humble people on earth, now and in ages to come. As long 
as this world exists, the Lord will deliver everyone who calls out to 
him and trusts in him. In his incredible mercy and love, he delivered 
me, even though I made a very foolish move."
All you need to know is that our blessed Lord hears every sincere 
cry, loud or unspoken, and he responds. Even if you acted foolishly 
or had a terrible failure of faith, you only need to get back to calling 
on your Deliverer. He is faithful to hear your cry and to act.

SOURCE- http://davidwilkersontoday.blogspot.com

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