David Wilkerson quotes

  • 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.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Christian #Mother #Jesus

  • How quickly we forget God's great deliverances in our lives. How easily we take for granted the miracles he performed in our past.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Past #Christian Inspirational #Miracle

  • Our nation is being led astray by ungodly judges, mayors and governors, who are given to change, defying the Constitution and substituting their own wicked agendas.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Change #Judging #Wicked

  • Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Love #Relationship #Inspiring

  • God has never, in the history of mankind, allowed His name to go long offended.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Christian #Names #Long

  • If you are experiencing confusion, pain, and suffering, it may be that God is working things out for you in his own way. It is most often the sovereign work of our God unfolding a master plan known only to him.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Pain #Confusion #Suffering

  • God hates the LUKEWARM GOSPEL OF HALF-TRUTHS that is now spreading over the Globe. This gospel says, 'Just believe in Jesus and you'll be Saved. There's nothing more to it.' It ignores the Whole Counsel of God, which speaks of Repenting from former Sins, of Taking up your Cross, of being conformed to the Image of Christ by the refining work of the Holy Spirit. It is totally silent about the Reality of Hell and an After-Death Judgment.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Jesus #Hate #Believe

  • 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.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Succeed #Calling #Obedience

  • Likewise today, 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.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Christian #Believe #Godly

  • Jesus didn't save you so you could cruise to heaven in a luxury liner. He wants you to be useful in His kingdom! The moment you got saved, He enrolled you in His school the school of suffering and affliction.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Jesus #School #Adversity

  • You win over people just like you win over a dog. You see a dog passing down the street with an old bone in his mouth. You don't grab the bone from him and tell him it's not good for him. He'll growl at you. It's the only thing he has. But you throw a big fat lamb chop in front of him, and he's going to drop that bone and pick up the lamb chop, his tail wagging to beat the band. And you've got a friend. Instead of going around grabbing bones from people... I'm going to throw them some lamb chops. Something with real meat and life in it. I'm going to tell them about New Beginnings.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Dog #Real #New Beginnings

  • Beloved, God has never failed to act but in goodness and love. When all means fail-his love prevails. Hold fast to your faith. Stand fast in his Word. There is no other hope in this world.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Mean #And Love #World

  • 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.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Christian #Running #Dark

  • Blessed are those who believe when there is no evidence of an answer to prayer.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Prayer #Believe #Blessed

  • 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.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Silly #People #Dying

  • 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.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Evil #Faces #Energy

  • Christ does not inhabit buildings or a certain atmosphere; in fact, the very heavens cannot contain Him. Rather, He is manifested through our obedient, sanctified bodies-His temples.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Heaven #Atmosphere #Doe

  • To believe when all means fail is exceedingly pleasing to God and is most acceptable.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Believe #Mean #Failing

  • Are you becoming more sweet-spirited, more like Jesus? Are you looking soberly in the mirror each day and praying, ‘Lord, I want to conform to Your image in every area of my life’? Or has your bitterness taken root, turning into rebellion and hardness of heart? Have you learned to shield yourself from the convicting voice of God’s Spirit?
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Sweet #Jesus #Taken

  • 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.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Church #Spirit #Holy

  • Many of those who once were so passionately in love with Christ now run about pursuing their own interests. They're burdened down with stress and problems, chasing after riches and the things of this world.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Love #Running #Stress

  • 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.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Christian #School #Exercise

  • The church used to confess its sin, now it confesses its right.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Church #Sin #Used

  • We are blood-secured, delivered from the enemy’s power, and raised up into newness of life in God.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Blood #Enemy #Newness Of Life

  • How can you know when you are trusting in man rather than in God? If you fall apart when someone else lets you down, or if the actions of others affect your walk with God, then you know you are leaning on the arm of flesh!
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Fall #Men #Flesh

  • After much prayer, careful study and reliance on the Holy Spirit, I have concluded this about Christ’s intercession for us. Jesus died on the cross to purchase peace with God for me – and He is in heaven now to maintain that peace, for me and in me.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Jesus #Prayer #Heaven

  • The Word says, ‘Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world’ (1 John 2:15). Jesus warned, ‘Beware of covetousness: for a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things which he possesses’ (Luke 12:15). Things—our possessions—can tie us down to this world. While heaven and hell prepare for war, we go shopping. Eternal values are at stake! The end of all we know is near—and we are busy playing with our toys!
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Jesus #War #Men

  • Christ died to save this lost world; he did not come to destroy, maim or pour out wrath.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Wrath #World #Christ

  • We humans can work hard for each other, and we should and we must work. But it is God, and only God, who heals.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Hard Work #Should #Heal

  • The day you learn to be publically specific in your prayer, that is the day you will discover power.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Prayer #Christian Inspirational

  • What is it about tears that should be so terrifying? the touch of God is marked by tears...deep, soul-shaking tears, weeping...it comes when that last barrier is down and you surrender yourself to health and wholeness
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Soul #Tears #Down And

  • 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.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Crush #Pain #Godly

  • 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.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Believe #People #Christian Inspirational

  • God uses people. God uses people to perform His work. He does not send angels. Angels weep over it, but God does not use angels to accomplish His purposes. He uses burdened broken-hearted weeping men and women.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Angel #Men #People

  • Faith comes by hearing all the Word, not just preferred sections.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Hearing

  • 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!
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Christian #Jesus #Thinking

  • The greatest fear that haunts this city is a suitcase bomb, nuclear or germ. Many people carry small gas masks. The masses here seem to be resigned to the inevitable, believing an attack of major proportions will happen.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Believe #Cities #People

  • Anything that effects our decisions besides that of the Glory of God and His Will Alone is an idol. Why are people so free to do as they please and make decisions off of pleasures, feelings or emotion? It is because they have not been taken captive by the Lord Jesus Christ and He alone does not rule in that life, there are rivals on the throne.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Jesus #Taken #Idols

  • I am not officially involved now in the direction of the Teen Challenge ministry, but I rejoice that God permits me to be the father of these ministries.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Father #Challenges #Ministry

  • A final word: I am not knowledgeable about the internet. I do not have a computer. I guess that at 74 years of age, I don't have the patience to learn.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Patience #Years #Age

  • I have no ghost writers. I personally write every message and every piece of published mail.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Writing #Pieces #Mail

  • Eighteen years ago, the Holy Spirit led me to establish a church in the heart of Times Square.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Heart #Squares #Years

  • My oldest son, Gary, is a seasoned minister and travels with me for ministers' conferences.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Son #Ministers #Conferences

  • Our ministry also supports orphanages in the U.S. and overseas, thousands of poor children in Latin America, drug centers for addicted men, and a drug center in Israel.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Children #Latin #Men

  • Our ministry is supported entirely by faith, through the missions gifts of readers who receive my messages every three weeks. We seldom mention money, and we never burden supporters.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Faith #Three #Ministry

  • Recently I prayed, "Lord, I want to know your peace at all costs. I won't listen to the devil's lies any longer. I know my salvation is not in my performance. No, Jesus, you alone plead my case. I rest in what you've done for me." Can you say the same by faith?
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Christian #Jesus #Lying

  • In these times, God's people must trust him for rest of body and soul.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #People #Soul #Body

  • We simply can't trust God's power fully until we experience it in the midst of our crisis.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Christian #Trust In God #Midst

  • I have questioned God sometimes whether prayers have gone unanswered. But answered prayer is still harder to believe.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Prayer #Believe #Gone

  • When God sets His heart on you, you will be tried often. But the longer and harder your affliction, the more deeply God has set His heart on you, to show you His love and care.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Heart #Affliction #Care

  • Drugs, what a devil-inspired poison! It’s death on the installment plan.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Christian Inspirational #Drug #Devil

  • The Teen Challenge Training Center on Pennsylvania farmland houses over 200 men in rehab. Other farms and centers have been birthed out of this ministry all over the world.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Men #House #Challenges

  • I weep when I see these videos that are sent to me from all over the country.  Whole groups of bodies jerking out of control, falling on the floor, laughing hysterically, staggering around like drunkards Anything that cannot be found in Scripture has to be rejected outright  -  totally rejected,
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Country #Fall #Laughing

  • God does not accept weak, boring, halfhearted worship!
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Doe #Worship #Boring

  • From the beginning, this has been a faith-based ministry.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Faith #Ministry #Faith Based

  • Every Teen Challenge ministry is responsible for raising its own finances, but we assist these works with finances, prayer and counseling, especially overseas in areas such as Siberia, Africa, South America.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Prayer #America #Challenges

  • We want his power more than his purity.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Want #Purity

  • You may claim to love Jesus but your life proves you are still walking in darkness—confused, befuddled and foggy! When you are truly in love with Jesus, conversing with Him, He turns up the light. There is no darkness at all in His presence. The worst possible darkness to mankind is not in the hearts of God-hating Communist leaders or Christ-hating atheists. It is, rather, the horrible darkness that blinds so-called Christians who refuse to walk in the light.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Christian #Atheist #Jesus

  • Both of our daughters, Debbie and Bonnie, are also cancer survivors.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Daughter #Mother #Cancer

  • Our ministry is debt free and we have not had to beg or plead for finances.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Ministry #Debt #Finance

  • Prayer and humility, along with a hatred for sin, produces a ‘mind to work.’ ‘So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work’ (Nehemiah 4:6). True revivals of holiness always produce workers. Books and seminars and lectures don’t—but revival does!
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Prayer #Wall #Book

  • America is a giving nation and very compassionate.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #America #Giving #Compassionate

  • I believe in walking in the Spirit.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Believe #Spirit #Walking

  • Faith is not to get you out of a hard place but to change your heart in the hard place.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Heart

  • The Teen Challenge ministry was born out of those humble early days of ministry. It now includes over 500 drug and alcohol rehab centers around the world, even in Muslim countries. These include homes for girls and women addicts and alcoholics, all which are reaching many.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Girl #Country #Women

  • A watered down gospel is no gospel at all
    -- David Wilkerson

  • Also, I preached to gangs on the streets of Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx - and miracles began to happen.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Miracle #Manhattan #Brooklyn