Tea Party fulfils Wilkerson economic meltdown prophecy

David WilkersonIn March I wrote here about some of David Wilkerson’s prophecies, including this one from 2009:


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. …

In comments on that post I was pointed to another prophetic message by Wilkerson, for which I do not have a date but it seems to be quite recent (but before Wilkerson’s death in April): Here is part of that message:

It’s about to happen—very soon, one nation, and I’m speaking prophetically–if I’ve ever heard anything from God in my life, I heard it … Very soon a European or North African or Eastern nation is going to default on its international loan and when that happens, within two weeks, Mexico is going to default. …

And when the banks open the next day at 9 in the morning, $15 billion an hour is going to be withdrawn from our American banks -they’re going to be running our banks—the Arabs—all the Latin American countries, they’re going to be running our banks–and before the day is over, the USA is going to have to declare a “bank holiday.”


And we’re going into six months of the worst hell America has ever seen—there’s going to be chaos—not even the National Guard’s going to be able to quiet it down—we’re going to have to call out the whole U.S. Army. …

There’s going to be fear like we’ve never known—judgment at the door. When I was at Macy’s Dept. store in a vision and I watched people walking around stunned, they didn’t know what to do, they didn’t know what was happening; then a bunch of people walked into Macy’s and suddenly went wild and began to steal and within an hour everybody—I saw the spirit of everybody in the store—they were robbing and stealing—they raped Macy’s and destroyed five floors—Macy’s was raped and ruined in a period of an hour or two.

That’s just the beginning. Folks it’s all in this book (the bible) —we’ve been warned and warned and warned—you can’t tell me God hasn’t warned us. …

As I wrote in a comment about this message, much of this looks like an economic prediction rather than a prophecy. Indeed it looks remarkably like the completely non-prophetic message from Will Hutton in today’s issue of UK newspaper The Observer, also published on The Guardian’s website (The Observer is in effect the Sunday edition of The Guardian). Hutton even puts a specific date on his prediction: this Friday, 22nd July:

For months, Republicans have used their new majority in the House of Representatives to block any move to lift the artificial cap on the amount the US government can borrow. If by this Friday they still refuse – insisting on up to $4trillion of spending cuts, excluding defence, and no tax increases as the price of their support – then the US will be unable to service its public debts. The biggest economy on Earth will default.

The results will be catastrophic, argues JP Morgan chief executive Jamie Dimon – a warning repeated by Obama. The US government will have to start to wind down: soldiers’ wages and public pensions alike will be suspended. But in the financial markets there will be mayhem. Interest rates will shoot up and there will be a flight from the dollar. Banks, uncertain about their expected income from their holdings of US Treasury bonds and bills, will call in their loans, creating a second credit crunch. Some may collapse. …

The main difference here is that Hutton names the USA as the first nation to default on its debts. His language is not quite as apocalyptic as Wilkerson’s, but this kind of economic meltdown will surely lead to widespread looting.

Hutton puts the blame for this partly on Rupert Murdoch, currently a convenient whipping boy for rival newspapers, and partly on the intransigence of the right-wing Republicans of the Tea Party, who he describes as follows:

These are politicians who in some respects have more in common with Islamic religious fundamentalists than the Enlightenment tradition which gave birth to western democracy. The Tea Party sees neither virtue nor integrity in any position but their own. … They have been sent by God and their electors to bring down Washington.

Yes, Scott, even in the USA there are people, elected politicians, who reject the Enlightenment tradition. But I wouldn’t disagree if you called this lot “delusional”.

Do some of these Tea Party fundamentalists actually want to provoke the kind of economic meltdown which Wilkerson prophesied and Hutton predicts? Do they think that by doing so they can provoke Jesus into coming again? But if so, have they considered the human cost of this? Have they even realised the effect it would have on their own prized prosperity? Whatever their rhetoric might be, few of them are really ready to live off the land.

Politicians of the USA, if you know what love is, back down from your threats and agree a reasonable budget. And if you don’t know what love is, whichever side of this dispute you may be on, you should drop the claims so many of you make to be Christians.

Thanks to Shoq as retweeted by Joel Watts for the link to Hutton’s article.

7 thoughts on “Tea Party fulfils Wilkerson economic meltdown prophecy

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  2. Peter, this blog is the end. Of my mind. Small as it is! What? First, creation science proving evolution? Now, debt ceiling debates and tea parties (why not throw in reading tea leaves, Peter?) confirming “Wilkersonian” (coinage for the exchange) economics? I didn’t know that libertarian Rand-o-rama tea partisans were so heterodox? At least not in excuse-making – since the original party at Boston. I guess I’m in a feint. Since Most High Right Reverend Saint IMF Rogoff is predicting the re-equalization of wealth inequalities – given that we wait —> sufficiently long (see that arrow of time? Peter, do you see it?). Waiting For Godot.



  3. I am glad I don’t listen to the news anymore. A person could get worried, or even scared if they spend their time listening or watching….

    Not one news-outlet has the “whole picture”…and many of the “prophetic voices” in The Church have a distorted preconception of what is yet to come that effects what they speak as prophecy.

  4. Chris, I’m not sure how seriously I take this. But we were all taken by surprise by the collapse of some banks a few years ago. That didn’t cause looting, but it might have done if governments hadn’t take strong action to stop a wider collapse. If next time the US government is unable or unwilling to act …

  5. Taken by surprise is one thing….

    Worried or frightened for what might be to come is something completely different. And, what I see and hear are people saying “it’s a sign of the times”….

    And, my response is…”What times?”

    I even wonder – perhaps a one-world government might be a good thing for The Church…it was a good thing for The Church during Christ’s day – it made a way for the Gospel to advance quickly and over wide spread regions…could it perhaps do that again? Rather than the apocalyptic view of a one-world government and currency…why not see what The Kingdom could do with it….That’s what I say. 🙂

  6. The Tea Party doesn’t want to promote an economic meltdown. They want to eliminate the deficit and wasteful spending, and balance the budget. All these things would promote a healthy economy.

  7. Chris, I am by no means wanting to suggest that this has any “end times” significance. From the perspective of many centuries it is just another small blip. But it could be the biggest thing in our lifetimes. And I don’t want to spread fear. But it is good to be prepared for what might happen.

    Mjazz, you may know the Tea Party better than I do. But whether they want economic meltdown or not, that might be what they get if they won’t compromise with Obama.

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