(This vision was given to David Wilkerson years ago. I submit it to you for prayer and preparation.)
I see the rise of a super world church. I see the formation of a super world church council consisting of a union between liberal, ecumenical Protestants, and the Roman Catholic Church joining politically hand-in-hand to create one of the most powerful religious forces on earth.
This union is going to start as a cooperative charity program and it will end in a political union. This visible super world church is going to be spiritual in name only, freely using the name of Jesus Christ, but will in fact be antichrist and political in many of its activities.
This powerful church union will be deeply involved in social action, tremendous charity programs, and ministries of compassion. Its leaders will make statements about meeting human needs. They will send out a call for social action, political intervention, and a greater voice in world affairs.
There is going to be a sudden mysterious chain of events. Just when it appears the ecumenical movement is nearly dead, a rather mysterious chain of events will bring about the framework for this union. Rome is going to insist on and receive concessions from the Protestant ecumenical leaders. The Pope will be considered more of a political than a spiritual leader of this church union.
Protestant leaders of the ecumenical movement are going to insist upon and receive concessions from Rome. Protestants will not be asked to consider the Holy Father as the infallible head of the church. They accept his political leadership without accepting his role as Peter’s successor.
I see something that frightens me to the very core of my soul. I see an army of career people invading the most influential posts in this super church. They are going to be ungodly, antichrist people, obsessed with the idea that this super church must become a big political power, strong enough to defeat anybody who opposes its actions.
While those who are in leadership are speaking about miracles and love and reconciliation, these hirelings who work under them are going to be harassing and persecuting every religious organization that does not come under their leadership.
I see homosexuals and lesbians welcomed to the super church union. I see this super world church, in the guise of understanding, accepting homosexuals and lesbians into its’ fellowship. Homosexual and lesbian love will be vindicated by the leadership of this church union. Homosexuals will not only be welcomed, but they will be encouraged to continue in their practices. Homosexual and lesbian ministers will not only be ordained and given places of authority, but they will be heralded as a new breed of pioneer evangelists introducing new concepts of love and evangelism.
I see in nearly every major city in the United States and around the world, homosexual churches catering exclusively to the spiritual needs of their own kind, with full recognition from organized religion. Their Sunday school and church literature distributed to their children will suggest to teenagers that homosexuality is a normal and acceptable form of Christian practice.
I also see some of the members of this super church would embrace anti-Christian practices such as nude dancing in church and occult practices.
Nude dancing in some of these member churches will be excused as an artistic form of worship. Men are going to become worshipers of the creature more than worshipers of the Creator. God will be forced to give these kinds of worshipers over to their sins. As a result, many will be given over to a reprobate mind, creating a new form of mental illness that will not respond to any kind of treatment. God will not let that go unanswered. Although nude dancing will not become widespread, it is going to be accepted by many church leaders in the future as a legitimate expression of worship.
I believe this super world church will condone certain occult practices. They will set up study committees to de-fang the devil. They will make his image into one of a non-entity, bland, and someone not to be feared. In some of the most respected, wealthy churches in America, séances will replace prayer meetings and that is already happening. More and more ministers are going to be intrigued by the supernatural planks of the spiritualist and Satanist groups.
I see the day coming when certain ministers who have never been too close to Jesus will get very close to the devil. Satan is going to appear as an angel of light to deceive, if it were possible, the elect, the chosen of God. Satan’s own ministers will appear as these angels and will try to spread the message within the church that the enemy, Satan, is not to be feared. The super church will never officially accept the occult practices outright, but phrenology, palmistry, fortune telling, and horoscopes will be widely respected and accepted.
THE SECOND SUPER CHURCH
(David Wilkerson also saw the rise of another super church during the end-times. Instead of being political like the first church, this one would have almost no political power. Instead, they would be filled with supernatural power. Instead of speaking out openly and visibly like the first church, the second church would be silent on social issues and would operate invisibly to the world, even going underground to avoid severe persecution. However, the same persecution that forces them to go underground would also cause them to unite and draw closer to the Lord. In his supernatural power, they would boldly proclaim the gospel throughout the world.)
I see the rise of a super church, a supernatural invisible church, a union of deeply spiritual followers of Jesus Christ, bound together through the Holy Spirit and mutual confidence in Christ and in his word.
This supernatural church of true believers will become a kind of underground church. It will include Catholics and Protestants of all denominations, young and old, black and white, and people of all nations. While this visible super church gains political power this invisible body of believers will grow tremendously in spiritual power.
This power will come from persecution. The persecution madness that is coming upon this earth will drive these Christians closer together and closer to Jesus Christ. They will be less concerned about denominational ties and more concerned and emphasis on the coming of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit will bring them together as one people in all walks of life.
Although this supernatural church already exists around the world, in the days coming soon it will become almost invisible. It will not speak out on social issues, but as persecution becomes more intense, this body of true believers will become almost radical in its’ evangelistic efforts. In addition, this invisible church will receive supernatural unction and Holy Ghost power to preach the gospel to the four corners of the earth.
His actions were cited in a recent post entitled, “Pope Francis Taking Unprecedented Actions to Unite World Religions”. I believe he has set the stage and prepared the world for the next step, which brings about the formation of an alliance between Catholics and Protestants with the Pope as their political leader.
An example of his growing political role was his upcoming speech to the United Nations on September 25, 2015. That was his first Papal visit to the United States. Amazingly his visit coincides with the end of the Shemitah year, which is the same time we were attacked fourteen years ago on 9/11 and then hit by the collapse of the housing market seven years ago. Many Christians believe we could see the death of the dollar soon. So the timing of the Pope’s visit is either an amazing coincidence, or perhaps a planned event by the same people who are planning to take down the dollar.
Many believe Pope Francis is a strong candidate for the second beast, the false prophet identified in Revelation 13:11-18. This beast is revealed as a spiritual leader because he has “two horns like a lamb” and he makes the people of the earth worship the first beast. But he will be more than a spiritual leader. He will also be a political leader because he is the one who implements a global economic plan, which causes everyone to receive the mark of the beast.
“And he causeth all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bond, that there be given them a mark on their right hand, or upon their forehead; and that no man should be able to buy or to sell, save he that hath the mark, even the name of the beast or the number of his name” (Revelation 13:16-17).
The mark of the beast is all about controlling people by controlling their money. This high tech device will enable the financial elite to control the wealth of every person in the world. Anyone who resists or refuses to submit to their authority can easily be eliminated from their system, making it impossible for them to buy or sell.
So the second beast plays a dual role as both spiritual leader and political leader.
If David Wilkerson’s vision is correct, this role will be fulfilled by the Pope. With big storm clouds now moving in, 2015 or 2016 could be the year when the Pope steps into his new role.
Meanwhile, God has a plan for his people. Major changes are coming to the true church. Denominational walls are coming down. Doctrinal disputes are coming to an end. Man-made programs and schedules will be abandoned. Big name ministries will fade away. A worldwide army of nobodies will soon arise in their place. The Lord alone will be magnified.
The days of playing church will be over. We won’t have time for that any more. With the flames of persecution all around us, we will refuse to settle for anything less than genuine encounters with the Lord. From those encounters will come increased spiritual power and authority as we are filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit. Through his power working in us the glory of God will be revealed to the world, giving them one final chance to repent and be saved.
The body of true believers will finally become the Bride, the Church without spot or blemish, who has made herself ready for the return of the Lord.