Preacher David Wilkerson


Aug 23, 2017 by Will Maule

23 Of The Best David Wilkerson Quotes You Will EVER Hear

Christian author and minister David Wilkerson was nothing short of a hero. The author of 'The Cross and the Switchblade' spent many years in New York City, ministering to violent and drug-addicted youth, and seeing many turn to Jesus. As you can imagine, he has written some phenomenal stuff. So we thought we'd put together 23 of his best quotes. Enjoy! 

1. On miracles
“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.”

2. On love
“Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.” 

3. On Pentecost
“When you strip it of everything else, Pentecost stands for power and life. That's what came into the church when the Holy Spirit came down on the day of Pentecost.”

4. On prayer
“I have questioned God sometimes whether prayers have gone unanswered. But answered prayer is still harder to believe.” 

5. On letting God change us
“We are so busy working on God, we forget He is trying to work on us. That is what this life is all about: God at work on us, trying to remake us into vessels of glory. We are so busy praying to change things that we have little time to allow prayer to change us.” 

6. On blasphemy
“The worst kind of blasphemy is to think God is behind all your hurt and pain, that it is the heavenly Father disciplining you.” 

7. On God's faithfulness
"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."

8. On getting lost
"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."

9. On suffering
"Everything you go through as a Christian is a training exercise behind which God has a divine purpose. He did not save you so that you could cruise into paradise on a luxury liner; He saved you to prepare you to be of use in His kingdom. The moment you were born again, He enrolled you in His school of suffering. And every affliction, every trial, is another lesson in the curriculum."

10. On obedience
"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."

11. On humility
"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."

12. On witnessing well
"The world is not looking for more doctrinal proof of the reality of God! It is not looking for greater proof of the resurrection or better arguments about creation. The world is looking for Christians who can stand up to every crisis, fear, trouble and difficulty and remain calm and at rest in the midst of it all. The world needs to see God's children trusting wholly in their Lord."

13. On true faith
"Faith is not to get you out of a hard place but to change your heart in the hard place."

14. On becoming a faithful worshiper of Jesus
"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."

15. On a great awakening
"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!"

16. On pursuing riches
"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."

17. On Repentance
"Most Christians never associate joy with repentance. But repentance is actually the mother of all joy in Jesus. Without it, there can be no joy. Yet, any believer who walks in repentance will be flooded with the joy of the Lord."

18. On Biblical preaching
"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."

19. On Biblical hope
"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."

20. On fear
"True freedom from fear consists of totally resigning one's life into the hands of the Lord."

21. On death
"'To die is gain!' That kind of talk is absolutely foreign to our modern, spiritual vocabularies. We have become such life worshippers, we have very little desire to depart to be with the Lord."

22. On worship
"God does not accept weak, boring, half-hearted worship!"

23. On failing to reach the lost
"To some Christians today, this world is not a sinking ship or a world reserved for fire. It is an international capitol building overrun with undesirables whom these believers plan to kick out. They will then take their place, renovating and governing it all themselves. Such thinking is symptomatic of a dying love for Jesus and a clinging to this world!"

We hope you enjoyed these incredible quotes from David Wilkerson, and pray that you will share this article with someone to encourage and challenge them today! 

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