Thursday, November 7, 2013

THE SIGN OF BILLY GRAHAM

He is, without a doubt, one of the greatest evangelists ever from America. He has held crusades around the world, calling many, many souls to come and kneel at the old rugged cross and receive salvation from Jesus, the Lamb slain from the foundations of the world.

And he is, as he holds his last crusade, without a doubt, a sign from God.

Take heed, America, our sins are about to be judged. Your laughing, mocking, scorn and ridicule at such a pronunciation will NOT stop what God Almighty is about to do to America. He is going to rock our world, He is going to rock YOUR world, and those who have laughed, mocked, scorned and ridiculed are about to be horrified that you ever did such a thing. You will run frantically to those who have tried to warn you wanting to know what is happening, but it WILL BE TOO LATE. Embrace the one you gave your devotion to, embrace your naked, grinding rock stars, embrace your tough NFL, NBA and sports stars, embrace your badboy movie stars, embrace your homosexual and lesbian stars, embrace President Obama, who you think is your ultimate “cool” star. America’s day for judgment has arrived for a preacher of righteousness is about to step onto the stage.

In the mid-1990s, David Wilkerson preached a sermon titled THE FAMINE HAS BEGUN. In it, he preached about what God’s plan is for a nation, a people, a society who is about to be judged. The words on this page as I have transcribed his sermon look thin and pale compared to how this mighty watchman thundered them out from the pulpit. As Wilkerson fiercely preached the Word of God you can hear the sounds of “Amen,” “Praise the Lord,” and “Yes, Lord!” in the background. Now, they are preached to a generation who will think Wilkerson like Lot as he tried to warn the inhabitants of Sodom, as one who mocked.

David Wilkerson (emphasis mine):

Behold the days are coming when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, but a famine of hearing the word of God.

God’s plan for either shaking a nation, redeeming a nation or warning a nation has always been the preaching of the word of God; it has always been God sending a preacher.

Surely the Lord will do nothing but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the prophets. God said to Jeremiah, “Behold, before thou camest out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee to be a prophet unto the nations." And then later, Jeremiah could say, “The Lord touched my mouth, and He put His words in my mouth.” When God wanted to reach Jeremiah’s generation He touched his lips, He put a word in his mouth, and God delivered the Word thru the prophet.

Now, in every generation God has raised up and set aside chosen vessels. These have been touched with the burning coals from the fire of the altar of God. God has put His word into their mouth, and He has sent them out, and He has used this principle ever since the beginning. Remember, God has no other plan, God has no other alternative, He has no other plan to save or warn a nation, a people, or a society other than sending a preacher. He sends men of God anointed to preach His Word.

In Genesis 6 and 7, we hear God saying of that generation, “The end of all flesh has come before me for the earth is filled with violence thru them, and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.”

Now here is an entire society about to be annihilated. Here is an entire society that is going to be wiped out. Men and women, children, cattle, the whole society is going to be annihilated. The end of all things is come. What is God’s plan? How does God send mercy? How does God deal with this last generation? He sent a man. He sent a preacher. The scripture says Noah, a preacher of righteousness, 2 Peter 2:5.

He didn’t send a politician to try and legislate some false piety to bring the people back to God. He didn’t send a poet or an orator to try to play on their emotions. He didn’t send a strongarm general to try and raise an army and to try and force some sort of morality on the people, dictate morality. He raised up a preacher of holiness, a preacher of righteousness and for 120 years this man went from city to village to town. He went everywhere preaching, not just judgment, the Bible says he was a preacher of righteousness.

Yes, he warned, he built an ark. This man was moved by the fear of God the Scripture says. And a preacher who is moved by the fear of God is not much a motivator of success. He’s not much interested in self-esteem. He doesn’t preach hype. He doesn’t preach politics. He is moved by the fear of God. He knows his generation is dying and going to hell, so this man stands and he preaches righteousness. That generation had no other call. Had no other effort from the hand of God other than God sending a man with a message.

I want you to get that principle in your mind; we are going to see it further as we go. This is the way God has been working from the beginning.

When the wickedness of Nineveh came up before the Lord, He determined to destroy that entire population within a set time, 40 days after the time that his servant had arrived on the streets of Nineveh. And what does God do? This generation is doomed. This generation is about to fall under judgment. What is God going to do? Is He going to work thru a politician? Does He work thru legislators? Does He work thru poets? Does He work thru attorneys? Does He work thru any other form? No! He sent a preacher by the name of Jonah, a Jewish preacher.

The word of the Lord came to Jonah saying, “Go to Nineveh that great city and preach against it, for its wickedness has come up before me.”

You know the story. Jonah flees to Tarsus, ends up in the belly of the whale. But God has no alternative plan, God has no other plan. He says you are going to go, you are my only plan. Spits him out of the belly of the whale, sends him back. The Scripture says the word of the Lord came the second time unto Jonah saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh and preach it the preaching that I tell you.” Nothing else but a man walking the streets.

Crowds gather. This man is not preaching hype. He’s not trying to win their favor. He doesn’t care what they think of his preaching. They are about to die and go to hell. This man says you got 40 days and you’re dead! Forty days and it’s over! You talk about hard preaching! You talk about tiptoeing around sin -- No! This man did not tiptoe around sin! He said it bluntly, frankly and put it to the point -- you are going to die, judgment is coming, you have 40 days! That was God’s only plan. . . .

Then Paul is raised up and Paul says, “It pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” Paul makes it very clear, unmistakably clear, that when God is about to judge a nation, when God is either about to bless with a revival or He is about to send judgment, He uses preachers. He raises up men of God that have been shut in with Him, He gives them the message, He anoints them, they come forth fearlessly from the presence of God, and the Scripture, according to Paul, says God hath, in this time, manifested or revealed His Word thru preaching. That’s Titus 1:3.

Now, let’s talk about our time. Let’s talk about this present generation.

As I see it, if there was ever a generation that needed straight Holy Ghost warning, convicting, soul-stirring preaching, it is this generation. It is our time. We are far more perverted than Sodom. We are far more violent than Noah’s day. We are far more wicked than Nineveh could have ever conceived to be. So if ever a generation needed the Word of the Living God, it is today! We need powerful preaching, more than any past society. We need a smiting conviction that smites the heart. Instead, sad to say, what we most need we are not getting in the United States. Instead, we are witnessing a famine of hearing Holy Ghost preaching.

I say it again, God’s only plan is thru the preaching of His Gospel. That was the plan for Christ’s generation, for the apostles’ generation. That’s the plan for this last hour. Folks, it’s not thru politics, and everyone running around the country who tells me we are going to organize, we are going to legislate holiness, you don’t know your Bible! God raises up anointed, fearless prophets and preachers of His Word to bring a nation, a generation to their knees! Or to harden their hearts before judgment comes!

This is the hard preaching that Pastor Wilkerson delivered, warning that God has only ONE PLAN when He is about to judge a nation, and that is to raise up a preacher of righteousness. It is the next part of this sermon in which we need to pay heed and recognize that Billy Graham is a clear sign that the United States of America is at the same place Noah’s generation was at and Nineveh was at.

This is directly and exactly transcribed from Pastor Wilkerson’s sermon:

For example, I am telling you now that I believe that there is a famine in the land, and it’s already begun. For example, we are told that television ministries reach the most people in the United States. Now I am going to tell you straight off that 20 years ago, I could name four or five, I know Billy Graham is one who has stayed true all thru these years, but I could name three or four, these were friends of mine, acquaintances of mine, that were on television, and they had a Jeremiah-type message. They thundered against sin. They spoke against leaders who were living in adultery and fornication. Those evangelists, I’ve watched over the years, I’ve preached in some of their meetings, and you know where they are now? They have now opted for talk shows. And men who used to fire, the fire of God, shut in with the Lord, and people were smitten and fallen on their knees, now they are hosting talk shows about beauty tips, dieting, exercise, and you look at these men, and I look at them and say, “God has stripped them from the Word of God, there is a famine.”

Do you get this?

In a sermon from 20 years ago, from the early 1990s, in a sermon about the ONLY PLAN THAT GOD HAS WHEN HE IS ABOUT TO JUDGE A NATION IS TO SEND A PREACHER OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, THE ONLY PERSON DAVID WILKERSON NAMES AS A PREACHER OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IS BILLY GRAHAM.

And now, on his 95th birthday, November 7, 2013, Billy Graham who has been retired from public life for many years, a man David Wilkerson called a preacher of righteousness, has chosen to give what he calls his “last message” because he is deeply concerned about the direction America has chosen to go morally.

Americans glorify and worship the fallen angels and their offspring, the nephilim, of Noah’s day in our movies and music videos (Katy Perry and Kanye West’s E.T. for starters anyone?) We idolize the violence of the streets of Nineveh in our video games (Grand Theft Auto, anyone?). Women rip the unborn babies from their wombs to lay on the altar of Molech and then hold rallies across America and shout, “Don’t you judge me. You can’t make me feel ashamed. I’ve done no wrong.” And America has chosen to follow President Obama as he beckons us down the path to the plains of Sodom and Gomorrah saying, “There’s no sin here. Surely God wants you to be free to choose the one you love.”

Oh, America! America! Your end is fast coming upon you. God has ever had only one plan -- He sends a preacher of righteousness one last time. He gave Noah’s generation 120 years, He gave Nineveh 40 days, He gave Sodom and Gomorrah one night. What is our time frame? How much time does this wicked nation have left? I know not, but hear America, hear! as I do know this -- the moment Billy Graham steps into that pulpit, our clock will strike midnight. And in THAT DAY when judgment falls upon this nation, we will know it just as surely as Noah’s generation knew it when they tried to escape the ferocious flooding, and the Sodomites knew it when they tried to flee from the fire falling from the sky. In that day when you are fleeing what comes upon this nation, for judgment falling ALWAYS causes man to run as fast as he can, Miley Cyrus will be NO help to you. Lady Gaga will be NO help to you! Beyonce will be NO help to you! Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, George Clooney will be NO help to you! And President Obama will certainly be NO help to you because he is rushing toward Sodom, not away from it.

Billy Graham is a sign, America -- this preacher of righteousness is a sign!