Prophetic Message to New York - Sept 7, 1992.
-by David Wilkerson.
“This warning is not meant to scare you. It’s meant only for you to
take to the Lord and pray. This is what I believe God has shown me:
“Thirty days of chastisement will fall on New York City such as the
world has never seen. God is going to let down the walls. There will
be unimaginable violence and looting. The violence will be so
ferocious, it will shock the whole world. Our streets will be lined
not just with the National Guard but with militia.
“A thousand fires will burn at the same time throughout the city. The
Los Angeles fires were confined to a few sections of that city, but
New York will be ablaze in all its boroughs. Times Square will be
ablaze, and the flames will ascend into heaven and be seen for miles.
Fire trucks will not be able to handle it all.
“Trains and buses will be shut down. Billions of dollars will be lost.
Broadway shows will stop completely. Businesses will flee the city in
an unstoppable hemorrhage. Such things are expected in Third World
countries, but not in a civilized nation like the United States. Yet,
in not too long a time afterward, New York City will go completely
bankrupt. The Queen City will be cast into the dirt, becoming a city
“You may ask, when will all this happen? All I can say is, I believe I
will be here when it happens. Yet, when it does, God’s people are not
to panic or fear.”
Calls and messages have flooded our ministry offices, asking, “Was the
terrorist attack on September 11 the calamity you were prophesying
back in 1992?” No, not at all. What I saw coming will be much more
severe. Indeed, if America rejects God’s call to turn back to him,
we’ll face the same judgments Israel faced. And they will hit not only
New York but every region in the country. Even the heartland won’t be
spared. The nation’s economy will collapse, and violence will erupt.
Fires will consume our cities, and tanks will rumble through the
I believe our window of opportunity to respond to God’s call is brief.
We all should pray that our nation repents and turns back to the Lord.
But our most intense prayers should be for our own hearts: “Lord, let
me tremble not at the disasters, but at your Word. I want to hear your
voice in all of this. Cause me to turn wholly to you.”
-Times Square Church, 1657 Broadway, NYC, New York 10019.