Dear God, Are you still here?
In the months prior to September 11, 2001, the Lord sent a Holy Hush to Times Square Church in the center of New York City. I am attending Times Square Church now, but I was not able to witness first hand, however I am using the accounts of the pastors of the church at the time. It is supported by testimonies of the church members.
This is the sermon given by the late Pastor David Wilkerson:
“Times Square Church was given a site at ground zero. Pastor Carter tells me that the tents were put there? This church was the closest to ground zero and to the disaster. Workers were working and are still working 24-hours around the clock and still working, feeding and ministering and being there in this time of horror.
But you see, Times Square Church was warned a calamity was coming. We are now in the seventh week of a visitation of the Holy Spirit and if you have been coming to this church you know that even weeks before that the Holy Spirit moved on the pastoral staff here to cancel everything.
We cancelled the Mission’s Conference, we cancelled the Youth Conventions, and we cancelled every speaker. We cancelled everything to come and call this body to prayer. We started with two weeks of prayer and those weeks of meetings continue this week again. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and stopping only when God says to stop.
But something indescribable has been happening in this church in this past seven weeks. Every service, as you witness today, a holy hush, a silence from the throne has come to this auditorium. There was one night when we sat for one hour in total silence and nobody could move. I remember putting my hands on my knees to stop them from trembling because of the awesome presence of God.
As the pastors began to pray and you remember if you’ve been here, you’ve seen the pastors weeping and wailing. I’ve seen pastor Neil laying here crying out to God. We were repenting. We were crying out to God and then the Holy Spirit spoke clearly that it was happening because a tragedy was coming, a calamity was coming to this city and to the nation and we didn’t know what it was. Suddenly a calamity struck the nation and especially here in New York City.”
The Lord prepared the church for the tragedy of September 11th so that they could be strong enough to be on the front lines of assistance. Praise God.
Times Square Church, New York, New York