The Mike Evans (David Wilkerson) ‘Prophecy’ ‘Plague’ Insert

The Mike Evans ‘Prophecy’ Plague Insert

The first week of April this year (2020), a letter was sent out from ‘Jerusalem Prayer Team,’ Jerusalem, by Mike Evans, a former colleague of David Wilkerson, which quickly circulated thro’ social media. One such letter rec’d by the ministry below, was posted on Face Book

“Recently I received an email from a Christian organization out of Israel, Mike Evans, and I thought that I would share it with you:”

Dear Robert, God has given me a word that has shaken me to my knees. As I was working on this revelation that God put in my heart, I picked up an old Bible, and a handwritten note fell out. It was from a meeting I had with Dr. David Wilkerson at the Embassy Suites near the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport on a Tuesday in 1986 when we were having breakfast. The letter he wrote was addressed to Rev. Richard Dortch, who ran PTL under Jim Bakker. It said, “Within 12 months from the date of this letter, the judgment of God will fall on PTL. You are fornicating with brick and stone. Flee now and repent. Bats will fly through the empty building.” It was exactly 12 months to the day that the Charlotte Observer broke the PTL scandal story.

In that meeting in 1986, Dr. Wilkerson said something else to me: “I see a plague coming on the world, and the bars and churches and government will shut down. The plague will hit New York City and shake it like it has never been shaken. The plague is going to force prayerless Believers into radical prayer and into their Bibles, and repentance will be the cry from the man of God in the pulpit. And out of it will come a third Great Awakening that will sweep America and the world.” ”Plan to join us in watching this amazing and prophetic message tomorrow at 6:00 PM (CST) on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1094173014269685/
Your ambassador to Jerusalem,Michael David Evans Make an online donation here: https://giving.jerusalemprayerteam.org

Various endings, concluded the letter, as below.

“Click here so we can send you the video, and a transcript of this amazing and prophetic message from Dr. Mike Evans, and the entire prophecy from David Wilkerson.” http://pages.jerusalemprayerteam.org/2020-Coronavirus-Great-Awakening 2020-Coronavirus-Great-Awakening-LP-All.html

Here is another source posted to Face Book with the ending; Did you see what he just said? The greatest coronavirus plague is in New York City right now, shaking it like it has never been shaken. David Wilkerson’s ministry is there, Time Square Church. If you can shout, you need to now. God is going to send a third Great Awakening that is going to shake America and the world out of this coronavirus.”  Mike Evans  ://www.facebook.com/events/1094173014269685/

Prior ‘Great Awakening’ Background Message

https://www.jerusalemprayerteam.org/2020/11/06/a-divine-interruption/

Here is a Mike Evans blog source in which he introduces his ‘David Wilkerson’ ‘prophecy’ with some background on a ‘Great Awakening’ message which he had been preparing prior to discovering the slip of paper tucked in an old Bible for 34 years:

Mike Evans: Does the coronavirus have a prophetic significance?  To answer your question, YES.  The Apostle Paul wrote, “Once more I shake not only the earth but also the heavens…so that what cannot be shaken may remain” (Hebrews 12:26-27).  God is going to shake everything in sight so that He alone is being revealed, the only unshakeable power.  Not only for Believers but also unbelievers, He has a great shock and surprise as we realize that our relationship with Jesus has to endure the storm; otherwise, we get exposed for building on a sandcastle.

Now here is the good news.  Are you ready for some good news?  A great awakening is coming—a divine interruption of the way life has been is coming.  The Lord has said to me, Jesus is coming for a glorious and triumphant church, not a limping, broken, panic-stricken church that is hoarding toilet paper.

As I was preparing this message in my prayer room, I picked up an old Bible.  I have several dozen Bibles, and a note fell out of this old Bible and as I read it, I started trembling and crying.  Here is why.  That note was written in 1986 on a Tuesday.  I was having breakfast with a minister by the name of David Wilkerson at the Embassy Suites near the Dallas Fort-Worth Airport.  That day, he showed me a copy of his letter which was addressed to Rev. Richard Dortch who was running PTL, then under Jim Bakker.  It said,

David Wilkerson “Rev. Dortch, within 12 months from the date of this letter, the judgment of God will fall on PTL.  You are fornicating with brick and stone.  Flee now and repent.  Bats will fly through the empty building.”  

Mike Evans A month later, I was with Dortch, and he mocked David’s warning saying, “if I fornicate it will not be with brick and stone.  These attacks aren’t against me or Jim Bakker, they are against God.”

Of course, you know what happened.  It was exactly 12 months to the day that The Charlotte Observer broke the PTL scandal.  But during that meeting, David Wilkerson said something else to me that I wrote down.  He said,

David Wilkerson “I see a plague coming on the world and the bars, church, and government shut down.  The plague will hit New York City and shake it like it has never been shaken.  The plague is going to force prayerless believers into radical prayer, into their Bibles, and repentance will be the cry from true men of God in the pulpit.  And out of it will come a third Great Awakening that will sweep America and the world.”

Mike Evans When New York City was the global epicenter of the coronavirus crisis, we saw the first part of that prophecy fulfilled. Things are being shaken that many people relied on.  And with all of my heart, I believe the rest of that prophecy will be fulfilled as well.  I believe that God is going to send a third Great Awakening that is going to shake America and the world out of this coronavirus.

This new Great Awakening will only come when two things happen.  First, the idols have to be removed from their place in the hearts and minds of God’s people.  “Son of man,” God said in Ezekiel 14:3, “these men have set up their idols in their hearts and have put right before their faces the stumbling block of their iniquity.  Should I be consulted by them at all?

And second, there must be a widespread, sincere, and heartfelt repentance.  Revelation 9:20: “The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of the gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk.”

Another background source for the story, including transcript of video Mike Evans sent out: https://hiddeninjesus.wordpress.com/2020/04/07/mike-evans-a-great-awakening-is-coming-or-what-34-year-old-notes-prophesying-a-plague-in-new-york-might-be-tucked-in-your-bible/

In the transcript Mike lays out his ‘Great Awakening’ message, which was prepared well in advance of discovering the ‘prophecy’ paper in his Bible, claiming;

This is indeed a prophetic word from God.

The title of the message is “Coronavirus Will Usher in a Great Awakening!” I’m going to say that again. The Coronavirus Will Usher in a Great Awakening!

Michael Brown Response To ‘Prophecy Paper’

“Dr. Michael Brown recently ruminated on whether or not a recently unearthed, possibly forged prophecy by none other than David Wilkerson could be a legitimate word of God.”

https://pulpitandpen.org/2020/04/16/michael-brown-peddles-long-lost-prophecies-from-david-wilkerson/

Pulpit And Pen Brief Commentary:

1. For all that Dr. Brown lauds in Wilkerson’s prophetic soothsaying, it should be noted again that the man is supremely inaccurate and has been proven false many times. Dr. Brown recently issued his wager regarding Chuck Pierce. We ask that he feels free to apply that same standard to Wilkerson.

2. This is not a direct prophecy from Wilkerson but is a summary of what was said in a hand-written scrawl. We don’t know what comes after, or even before.

3. We find the timing very suspicious, and while Dr. Brown says he doesn’t believe Mike Evans created it as a forgery, we have no such assurances, given it was hidden away for 35 years and only now is coming to light. Previously unknown prophecies with impeccable timing should always raise some eyebrows.

4. The plague on the world has not shut the government down. Far from it, they have only increased in size and become more powerful. The government is the cockroach or tardigrade in this scenario – it will never die.

5. In many locations, bars are still open, with some countries declaring them “essential services” along with cannabis stores. In other locations where they were previously closed, they are beginning to open up again.

6. The fact that New York City is mentioned is irrelevant, as the majority of Wilkerson’s prophecies were about New York City. It is incidental to the prophecy, not specific to it.

7. We have little evidence that the plague has forced people into radical prayer, into their bibles, or that the man of God will be crying in his pulpit, as most pastors have voluntarily chosen to leave their pulpits. The only calls for repentance I see are from pastors who left the pulpit telling the ones who remain to repent of not going to online services.

8. I don’t know what great awakenings he is referring to, but as the curve is flattened and some states and countries have begun to open up again, so I don’t see a third great awakening emerging, particularly when then previous 7 points are true, and have not and will not come to pass.

Mike Evans -Wilkerson Profit Prophecy?

https://giving.jerusalemprayerteam.org/ec/a-great-awakening-is-coming-paperback-edition/

A Great Awakening Is Coming! – paperback

In 1986 David Wilkerson gave Mike Evans an incredible prophecy: “I see a plague coming on the world, and the bars and churches and government will shut down. The plague will hit New York City and shake it like it has never been shaken. The plague is going to force prayerless Believers into radical prayer and into their Bibles, and repentance will be the cry from the man of God in the pulpit. And out of it will come a third Great Awakening that will sweep America and the world.” In ‘A Great Awakening Is Coming,’ Dr. Evans shares how God is working to stir revival in the hearts of people during a time of struggle. Sharing Scripture, inspirational stories, and accounts of awakening throughout history, he offers hope that the Lord has not left us, but is preparing us for a coming Great Awakening. $16.95

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David James warned us that the new book by Mike Evans uses the bait and switch method to get people to purchase this book. As David mentioned in his review there is no scripture to back up the fact of a great awakening coming to America and in fact the entire world. The apostle Paul warns us in I & II Timothy where he reveals the opposite is true. The church is heading towards doctrine of demons I Timothy 4:1 and denying the power of Godliness II Timothy 3:1-5. False teachers in the last days will pervert the truth of God’s word. This is in the future according to Jesus, Matthew 24:451124.

A GREAT AWAKENING IS COMING! DVD Set

These six powerful messages from Dr. Mike Evans are vital to helping you understand what the COVID-19 crisis means—not just for health and economic life, but for spiritual life. There is a mighty work of God stirring, and He is calling us to be a part of it. £39.95

Evans’ New Book-Bait & Switch

https://www.vcyamerica.org/prophecy-today/2020/05/15/a-new-book-on-the-subject-of-a-great-awakening-that-is-coming-is-a-bait-and-switch-type-of-book-2

VCY America – Christian Information Radio. TV. Online

May 15 2020 Jimmy DeJong

Evans’ New Book-Bait & Switch-Using Spurious Wilkerson ‘Prophecy’ As Bait

JD: David let’s get to the book “The Great Awakening is Coming”. What does it have to say about a future great awakening or a revival?

DJ: I wouldsay that I was somewhat surprised by the book overall. It wasn’t what I expected. The ads on Fox News give the impression the book would be what’s in store for America but after reading the book that really all feels like marketing hype and is sort of a bate and switch.

Evans opens his book by saying, “God has given me a word that has shaken me to my knees.” “I picked up an old Bible and a handwritten note fell out it was from a meeting I had with Dr. David Wilkerson.” Wilkerson apparently told Evans the following, “I see a plague coming on the world and the bars and the churches and government will shut down, the plague will hit New York City and shake it like it has never been shaken.” “The plague is going to force prayerless believers into radical prayer and into their Bibles and repentance will be the cry from the man of God in the pulpit and out of it will come a third grade awakening that will sweep America and the world.”

JD: What can we expect in a global great awakening? In other words is that in the scriptures?

DJ: Well the Bible doesn’t necessarily discuss everything that will happen in history between the first and second comings of Christ. But it does tell us what things would be like as we move deeper into the last days leading up to the Rapture in Daniel’s 70th week. For example in I Timothy 4 Paul said now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith giving he to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons. The general global trend will likely be more toward conflict and apostasy then toward revival. We must continue to prepare people for the rapture and warn them of the judgment that’s going to be coming afterward.

JD: David James with his Bible in his hand comes with his review of a book now on bookshelves entitled “A Great Awakening is Coming”.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

Great Awakening Series A Great Awakening Is Coming - YouTube

David James warned us that the new book by Mike Evans uses the bait and switch method to get people to purchase this book. As David mentioned in his review there is no scripture to back up the fact of a great awakening coming to America and in fact the entire world. The apostle Paul warns us in I & II Timothy where he reveals the opposite is true. The church is heading towards doctrine of demons I Timothy 4:1 and denying the power of Godliness II Timothy 3:1-5. False teachers in the last days will pervert the truth of God’s word. This is in the future according to Jesus, Matthew 24:451124.

No Evidential Support For ‘Plague Prophecy’

https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/apr/24/facebook-posts/no-pastor-david-wilkerson-did-not-predict-covid-19/

There is no evidence that Wilkerson, who died in 2011, actually made this prediction. 

PolitiFact reached out to the Times Square Church, the non-denominational church that Wilkerson established in 1987, and a spokesperson there said, “The church is not aware of Pastor David ever writing that in any of his books or sermons.”

Called into question by Julie (Wilkerson) Klose, the niece of David Wilkerson

Did David Wilkerson Give a Prophecy About a Plague in New York City Back in 1986?

Rev. Wilkerson, the author of The Cross and the Switchblade and the founder of Times Square Church, was known for his powerful preaching and prophetic voice. The quote attributed to Wilkerson by Evans certainly mirrors a lot of what is happening in New York and around the world today, but is being called into question by Julie (Wilkerson) Klose, the niece of David Wilkerson and the daughter of Rev. Don Wilkerson, co-founder of Brooklyn Teen challenge.

In a Twitter post, Klose, an author and freelance blogger, said, The quote by David Wilkerson was pieced together by someone who took some of his prophecies to make a new quote. While he was a prophetic teacher, please don’t misuse his words. Integrity counts even with prophetic voices and teaching. Source your quotes!”

Additionally, Times Square Church made an announcement after receiving numerous inquiries about the quote that has gone viral: To the best of our knowledge, David Wilkerson has never made this statement, either in his prophetic books or in his recorded messages.”

A representative of the church also noted, “We are not saying that the quote is not true. Rather, that we cannot corroborate if it is true or not.”

In all of David Wilkerson’s ‘prophecies’, none mention a plague; none of his books, none of his sermons. No one heard him mention a plague.

Further Evaluations Of ‘Plague’ ‘Prophecy’

“Wilkerson was never shy about speaking his important prophecies publicly, writing them in articles, and even books (The Vision). Further, I wonder that if Evans believed it was a significant prophecy in 1986, why didn’t he reveal it to his listeners and followers.

Consider the more recent prophecy by David Wilkerson that does not mention a great plague that will cause another “Great Awakening.”

“I am compelled by the Holy Spirit to send out an urgent message to all on our mailing list, and to friends and to bishops we have met all over the world. An earth-shattering calamity is about to happen. It is going to be so frightening, we are all going to tremble—even the godliest among us.

For ten years I have been warning about a thousand fires coming to New York City. It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all across America will experience riots and blazing fires — such as we saw in Watts, Los Angeles, years ago.

There will be riots and fires in cities worldwide. There will be looting — including Times Square, New York City. What we are experiencing now is not a recession, not even a depression. We are under God’s wrath…”

God is judging the raging sins of America and the nations. He is destroying the secular foundations.”

(Wilkerson further warned people to “lay in store a thirty-day supply of non-perishable food, toiletries and other essentials.”) – David Wilkerson, “An Urgent Message,” March 7, 2009, World Challenge (online)

Wilkerson appears to have forgotten the prophesy that he purportedly gave to Evans in 1986.”

Reconstructed ‘Prophecy’

https://www.premierchristianity.com/Blog/Did-David-Wilkerson-predict-coronavirus

Did he actually say it?  

“There’s no videotape or audio recording of the above words. And given that Wilkerson passed away in 2011, he can’t confirm the authenticity of his prediction. But Times Square Church, which was founded by Wilkerson, has said in a statement to PolitiFact: “The church is not aware of Pastor David ever writing that in any of his books or sermons.” 

Perhaps that’s unsurprising, after all, Evans says Wilkerson spoke these words at a private breakfast meeting between the two leaders nearly 35 years ago. Why should Times Square Church – or anyone else – be aware of what was said behind closed doors? On the other hand, if Wilkerson believed a plague was coming which would result in churches closing their doors, wouldn’t he have shared that message with more people, rather than just Mike Evans? It seems odd that no one else knew of it. 

Importantly, Evans says he wrote down the prophecy in note form at the time (ie not word for word). After finishing the meeting with Wilkerson, Evans placed this note inside his Bible and more or less forgot about it. Then, just a few weeks ago, as the pandemic swept the globe, Evans stumbled across his old Bible, and as he opened it, the note fell out. So struck by its content, Evans reports he was “trembling and crying” as he read the slip of paper.”  

Now, if you’re a sceptic, this “sudden discovery” of a note from three decades ago will sound far too convenient. Whereas, if you’re inclined to believe prophetic words like this, you’ll see all of this as part of a sovereign God’s plan. You’ll put it down to his timing, and his providence. 

*In any case, we should note the above quoted words – which are circulating on social media – were not given to Evans word for word. Instead, Evans has reconstructed the notes he took decades ago into these few sentences.*

See- Who is Mike Evans? & Context

https://www.premierchristianity.com/Blog/Did-David-Wilkerson-predict-coronavirus

“So far, Evans has chosen not to release slip of paper on which the notes from the 1986 meeting were written. However, he has apparently shared a photo of the notes with Messianic Jew and apologist Michael Brown, and Brown does not believe it’s a forgery.” 

Friend Of Mike Evan’s Confirms ‘Prophecy’?

Other’s Insist ‘Urban Legend’ Possibility

“This is being debunked, as there’s no corroboration that Dave actually said what is being attributed to him is this statement. Christians have urban legends too.” B.B.

Unfavourable Charity Reviews

https://ecoxplorer.com/2014/05/scam-alert-bogus-mideast-peace-charities/

BJ C. says

January 8, 2020 at 2:17 pm

“The Jerusalem Prayer team refuses to return money that was erroneously taken from my sister’s debit account. My elderly low income sister has a brain tumor but a caring heart. She saw an ad on Facebook for the Jerusalem Prayer Team and was touched by their mission. She barely has enough money to pay her expenses but she wanted to give $21.00 – later she found that her account had been depleted with a donation of $2,144.00!! She has filed a claim but the customer service dept at Jerusalem Prayer Team says my sister must take it up with Facebook. Facebook couldn’t help her.
My sister received a receipt from Jerusalem Prayer Team saying they received her donation so they have her money. I have called on her behalf and the person acknowledged that they have my sister’s claim but she kept repeating that my sister must go through Facebook- I explained that Facebook wasn’t helping her. The customer service person first said her supervisor was too busy to speak to me – I said I ‘d wait she said they weren’t in – then she said her supervisor wouldn’t speak with me.
I mistakenly thought that being a Christian entity that I could simply explain the situation and they would do the right thing and return my poor sister’s money. Apparently not.”

S. S. says

February 5, 2019 at 11:52 pm

They use DPC&S, INC and Mail America Forest for those fancy mailings and address labels. For a tune of $1,200,000.00 a year. Your donations, heavenly gifts,(money), hard at work. Well spent? Helping the American Economy not the Jewish People.

S. S. says

January 31, 2019 at 11:27 am

Lets look at the Friends of Zion Heritage Center. He wanted to call it the Mike Evans Heritage Center but that was nixed by the Jerusalem City Counsel. Self promoting? He spent 110 million, DONATED, charity dollars. How many individuals could have been feed, clothed, housed or financially assisted? Now, they have a high tech carnival ride with a restaurant and gift shop at the end. In his new information letters he wants to expand it. Lets put in children’s play ground and training area for soldiers. I have read the reviews and about fifty percent say it was a waste of time. I contacted friends in Jerusalem and they advised it was more of a tourist trap then some place a locals would visit. It has offended most Jewish people. I am having Jim Baker flash backs……..

Disingenuous Expensive ‘Friends of Zion’ Museum

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/friend-or-foe-a-former-texas-missionarys-visit-to-mike-evans-foz-museum/

“What isn’t disclosed in the museum is the long history of Mike Evans and the Jewish people. JewishIsrael.com, an organization dedicated to researching and raising awareness of missionary activity, has published many articles about such past and current efforts on Evans’ part in the Jewish Communities of both America and Israel.

I personally consider Mike Evans to be one of the most aggressive and deceptive missionaries that Israel has ever faced. The foothold Evans has managed to get in our holy city is devastating…

The Jewish community of Stony Brook wasn’t very welcoming to Evans’ “Hebrew-Christian” group and its deceptive conversionary tactics. The interviews played in the FOZ museum describing the outreach to Holocaust survivors in Israel were reminiscent of the struggle Evans faced with past Jewish community leaders in NY. Evans was confronted by Stony Brook Hillel Director Richard Siegel who said, “There seems to be the process of taking lonely alienated individuals and attempting to befriend them. The tie-in with Judaism is simply the grabber, but the essence is conversion to Christianity.”

Evans also came under fire when the Long Island Board of Rabbis, along with the Long Island Council of Churches, issued a statement concerning the conversionary practices of “Hebrew-Christian” groups, and that they are “particularly concerned about the alleged dishonest conversionary tactics employed by Evans, Jews for Jesus, and others.

More recently, the deceptive tactics have been used to bolster credibility and claim endorsements that weren’t actually given for the new FOZ museum...

As a former missionary from Texas, I understand very well what Mike Evans and the FOZ team is doing. They are establishing a portfolio of credibility, and legitimization.  A kosher stamp from once-rival Malcolm Hoenlein was a prize opportunity Evans couldn’t pass up.”

More Surprising Antics From Mike & His Museum

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-what-caused-this-jerusalem-museum-to-totally-fabricate-a-story-about-netanyahu-1.5440254

Topping It All Off- Mike Sues Jentezen Franklin

https://www.charismanews.com/us/81849-mike-evans-sues-jentezen-franklin-over-holocaust-survivor-funds

Fact And Fiction – Considerations

With the David Wilkerson ‘plague prophecy’ circulating on social media, and in many conversations, I felt compelled to research once again, endeavouring to separate fact from fiction, and in doing so, being grieved by the widely, strongly held belief in that which is most likely fiction. Not all can give attention to the time necessary to uncover and reveal fact and fiction, but attention should be given to consider what is revealed.

David’s high profile popularity makes it more difficult to embrace considerations of any fiction. Let the facts speak. Yet even here, in part 1, David is not the subject of pursuit, but Mike Evans, and one little word, on one little scrap of paper, ‘plagues.’

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