First, let me encourage you to read David Wilkerson’s entire prophecy either at his own blog, or on my last blog post. After I read it, I spent some time praying and asking God what I and we should do about this.
Please keep in mind that much of this is metaphorical. God talks to me in ways that I understand, so when I speak of “combat,” please understand that this refers to spiritual combat, not the sort of combat that’s fought with guns and bombs. I can see how some folks could get the wrong idea from this, so I want to make it perfectly clear. Spiritual warfare involves a lot of prayer and a lot of obedience to God. It does not involve physical weapons or any kind of fighting in the material, physical world.
And when I speak of following the glory, this is a reference to the children of Israel following God when they were on their desert journey. God’s presence in the tabernacle was visible to them as a cloud, which would lift from the tabernacle and move on when it was time for them to break camp and move on. In the same way, we need to keep in close contact with God so we’ll know what He wants to do next, and what our part in it will be.
Finally, God may well have told David Wilkerson to lay in a month’s supply of food. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that–in fact, I think it’s only common sense to have enough extra food on hand to feed your family in the event of a natural disaster or whatever. But my thoughts immediately went to gathering more, and God addressed this in me as well.
That said, here’s what I heard:
“I will shake once again Heaven and Earth that you may know that it is by Me alone that you stand. Is your faith in your storehouse? That supply is not what you need. Seek Me and I will cause you to stand. I have never commanded My children to hoard bread against future need. My hand is sufficient to supply all your needs.
(My mind immediately started wandering toward things like raising chickens and building a greenhouse–great woman of faith that I am 😉 ) God said: There is no time for these pursuits, and you have no anointing for them. Pursue rather that which I have appointed to you. Paint, make your pottery, bake bread, and create that which I have given you to do. Others can grow tomatoes in hot houses. What I have given you is enough to keep you busy.
You and your family (including church family) will soon have all that you can handle. Do you desire adventure? Combat? Soon you will be satisfied. (Again–this refers to spiritual combat, not physical.) See that you do not for one moment take your eyes from Mine, for I will guide you with My eyes. You don’t need to focus on your surroundings. You cannot afford to look away from Me.
This is a dangerous affair. I tell you yet once again. Watch Me carefully and do what you see Me doing. Whatever you see Me doing–that is your direction for today. It may change tomorrow. Whenever you see the glory descend, encamp there. When it moves, follow. Break camp, however comfortable you may have become, and follow the glory. Do not tarry. Do not look back or linger. We will be moving fast (again, this is metaphorical and does not necessarily refer to covering physical distances) and I will give you strength to keep pace, but bad things can happen if you lose focus and forget that we are an army on the move. Help your brothers and sisters to keep the goal in view. Encourage one another daily. Build one another up in faith and do not hesitate to show your affection for one another.
As one, we conquer, for victory is in unity (again, this is spiritual). Leave no one behind. Don’t try to show one another up, but rather to hold one another up, help one another up, and pull one another up. The battle is about to be joined, so hold on tight. It’s going to be a wild ride.”
Please remember that the spiritual world is truly more real than the physical world. I am not talking about something of no importance here. The consequences of our action or inaction as God’s daughters and sons will last not for a lifetime, but for eternity. The times ahead will no doubt be frightening, but they will also be a time of great opportunity for the Kingdom. People will be looking for answers. Unless we are well acquainted with the ultimate Answer, what will we have to give them? So seek your peace in the Prince of Peace, and you will have all that you need as well as having something of limitless value to offer to those who are in need.