Frank R Molver (7 May 2011)
"Was Wilkerson's violent death that of a prophet?"
Thinking of the ways of dying, car wreck seems pretty brutal.
Seems fitting to a prophetic calling, like the ones mentioned in Hebrews 11 on heroes of the faith.
Many prophets died a violent death.
Those who are involved in ministry, evangelism and intercession can attest to the realness of spiritual warfare.
I don't believe the devil much appreciated Wilkerson, a powerful preacher of repentance against Christian compromise.
But he was here a long time, perhaps now that the shepherds are being removed, things will get worse.
32And what more shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of
Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets,
33who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness,
obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, 34quenched the power of
fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong,
became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. 35Women received
back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not
accepting their release, so that they might obtain a better
resurrection; 36and others experienced mockings and scourgings, yes,
also chains and imprisonment. 37They were stoned, they were sawn in
two, they were tempted, they were put to death with the sword; they
went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute, afflicted,
ill-treated 38(men of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in
deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground.