[anzac] FEAR NOT!! - David Wilkerson

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 11:08:01 +1200
GOD IS STILL KING of THE FLOODS
-by David Wilkerson (Sep 15).

The Psalmist writes, "The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods 
have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves" (Psalm 93:3). 
The floods represent the rising waters of afflictions, the overwhelming 
crises that are coming on the earth affecting multitudes. This is 
the flood of unemployment, housing nightmares, ever-growing 
financial difficulties. We now face a great flood of fear and confusion 
about what to do to survive the storm.

It tears my heart to have a single mother stop me on the street 
weeping, "Pastor, what am I going to do? I lost my job, and I may 
lose my apartment. I have nothing to live on. Where will I go?" 
Top-level executives are being laid off with no warning. Workers 
tell me they see bosses crying at their desks, asking, "What will 
I do? I'm broke. What about my mortgage? I have no benefits."

Some terrible things are happening, even to some of the godliest 
believers. I ask God, "Lord, what do I tell them? They are in the 
flood." I know these saintly people pray and read God's Word. 
Indeed, they have learned to trust the Lord. But now their faith is 
being tested to the limit. I get calls from some who are soon to 
lose everything. I can't just give these people a pep talk and a 
few Scriptures and ask them to cheer up. I am not suffering the
way they are. I still get paid, and I am not in danger of losing my 
home.

I ask you, please, hear my heart as I say this: The time is not far 
away before we all will be deeply affected by the economic flood 
coming to the whole world. Great trials are ahead for all of us who 
deeply love the Lord. Here is what I am led to do by the Holy Spirit. 
I ask it of my family, all of whom work with the church body. I urge 
you to pray to see if the Lord is leading you to do the same: No 
more buying of luxuries. Cut all spending except absolute 
necessities. Sell every unneeded item. Turn it to cash and give it 
to ministries to the poor and needy. Downsize as much as possible. 
Be willing to let it all come to this: "Having food and raiment 
[covering], let us be therewith content" (1 Timothy 6:8). 

Build up your faith by reminding the Lord daily of his promises: 
"The Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea, the Lord sitteth King for 
ever" (Psalm 29:10). "In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me 
never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness" (Psalm 31:1). 

In Christ, 

David Wilkerson
http://www.tscpulpitseries.org/