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Prophecies for America

Beginning last April the Lord began to speak to me about the turning economy and then began, piece by piece, to explain some things coming in the next few years. In March I was asked to share some of it publicly.

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009
I was taking some time on Saturday, February 21, to seek God and pray. He began to speak to me in a way that I could not see Him but could hear Him. He told me a public event was going to happen that would spur an inordinate amount of violence in the U.S.

He said, “It would happen twelve twelve.” I didn’t know if He meant a date, or a time, or something symbolic. He said there would be some people, the majority of them would be black, in the big cities that would react by going out and rioting: start buildings on fire, loot, and destroy things.

As these acts would occur the media would begin to portray them as racially inspired actions. As the rioting continues and the media stirs up the race issue, random acts of violence against white people occur. Even rapes would somehow be associated with these outbreaks.

Everyone will be watching footage of these riots and fires and such on television and the internet. More instant viewable footage will be available of these events than any other incident in the history of mankind. People will be watching a lot of violence as it occurs.

As things are getting really out of control, groups of white people, the Lord called them militias, would begin to go out and find groups of rioting black people and become violent, even killing some. While this is happening, the media continues to stir it up.

Eventually I saw the military get involved, after what seemed to be an extended delay.

I was told young men would get together, looking for opportunities to commit violence against black people, even in small towns across the nation. Murders will happen. This will all be on TV. This whole thing doesn’t last very long, a month or just short of that. Once the military gets involved it dies down quickly.

(I only told Alwyn, the President of my Shouts of Joy Ministries Board; I just mentioned it briefly without any details. Then a few days later I told Douglas but I told him not to tell anyone.)


Saturday, Mar 7, 2009
On March 7th my Pastor, Tim Snell, sent me David Wilkerson’s prophecy about these same events. I responded to Tim in brown just below each paragraph, in light of what the Lord was telling me. See email below:

On Sat, Mar 7, 2009 at 5:10 PM, wrote:
Sent from my BlackBerry Smartphone provided by Alltel
From: “Bruce Dailey”
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2009 14:04:06 -0600

Subject: AN URGENT MESSAGE From David Wilkerson………

I received this, this afternoon. Read it and judge it for yourself. At best we are sobered and pause to think about what’s going on in our day and time. At worst this is dead on and we are warned and prepared. As 1 Chronicles 12:32 implies we must understand the times. men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do – 200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command;

Something to think about.

— On Sat, 3/7/09, wrote:


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.
My (Joie’s) comment:  This will begin because of what is going to happen in December.

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 Psalm 11 it is written, “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (v. 3).
My comment:  I am not hearing that this is God’s wrath but instead a ploy from the enemy to cause immature people to fear, of which God is going to use in multiple ways.

God is judging the raging sins of America and the nations. He is destroying the secular foundations.
My comment:  The second sentence is true (at least from the part I am hearing; also this economy thing will financially wipe out a number of the immature churches built on the desire for success and not on the will of God. Many mega churches are not full of deeply mature people and when they hold back their tithing because of the fear of the economy, the big churches will not be able to meet their financial debt and many will fold). The sin of the believer is to fear their financial circumstance and thus hold back what the Lord has commanded us to give, that being the tithe. God will use this act of fear to clean up the big churches. This is the fire that the scripture is speaking about in I Corinthians 3:

10By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. 11For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. 14If what he has built survives, he will receive his r eward. 15If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.”

The prophet Jeremiah pleaded with wicked Israel, “God is fashioning a calamity against you and devising a plan against you. Oh, turn back each of you from your evil way, and reform your ways and deeds. But they will say, It’s hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart” (Jeremiah 18:11-12).
My comment:  He is speaking to the church here.

In Psalm 11:6, David warns, “Upon the wicked he will rain snares (coals of fire)…fire…burning wind…will be the portion of their cup.” Why? David answered, “Because the Lord is righteous” (v. 7). This is a righteous judgment – just as in the judgments of Sodom and in Noah’s generation.
My comment:  Not feelin’ this one.


First, I give you a practical word I received for my own direction. Lay in store a thirty-day supply of food, toiletries and other essentials. In major cities, grocery stores are emptied in an hour at the sign of an impending disaster.

As for our spiritual reaction, we have but two options. This is outlined in Psalm 11. We “flee like a bird to a mountain.” Or, as David says, “He fixed his eyes on the Lord on his throne in heaven – his eyes beholding, his eyelids testing the sons of men” (v. 4). “In the Lord I take refuge” (v. 1).
My comment:  Resist fear. Resist acting in fear, making decisions in fear. Continue to tithe. Stick together. No to fleeing!

I will say to my soul: No need to run…no need to hide. This is God’s righteous work. YES! I will behold our Lord on his throne, with his eye of tender, loving kindness watching over every step I take – trusting that he will deliver his people even through floods, fires, calamities, tests, trials of all kinds.
My comment:  Yes and Amen! And we not only need to believe it; we must LIVE it! This time of chaos is coming and we should be ready but we need to have God’s perspective on it. Much of what is coming is coming from the enemy, not the wrath of God because of our sin, at least how I hear it. We as the church must continue on in hope, in joy, in love, NOT IN FEAR which is the plan of the enemy. To fear is to worship. Do not worship the flesh. Do not worship the enemy. Worship gives place to the one worshiped. This is serious and for now. God is saying that what we attend to, what we are giving attention to, we are worshiping. If we attend and worry and think about money or the lack there of, if we fear chaos, or turmoil, we are not pleasing the Lord. Do not take sides! Take love! Be aware of the ploy to push you to take a side. Take on LOVE only!

Note: I do not know when these things will come to pass, but I know it is not far off. I have unburdened my soul to you. Do with the message as you choose.
My comment:  Begins in December but I am not allowed to say why. Not yet anyway.

God bless and keep you.
In Christ, DAVID WILKERSON 3-05-09

My concluding comment:  Those are my thoughts and what I have been hearing from the Lord in the past short while. Jo


Monday March 9, 2009
Early in the morning on Monday I had a short vision in which I asked the Holy Spirit if this, the things I had heard about the riots and all, were true and He affirmed that yes they were.

Thursday, March 12, 2009 afternoon
I was at Michelle Little’s house and had a vision. The following was what Michelle wrote, verbatim, as I had the vision:

This fear that is drumming up all around us is not from God. Fear of your circumstance is not from God. Fear of God is from God. Fear of circumstance is not fear of God. Fear of wrath is fear of God. But fear of losing your money or having difficult times is of the flesh.

When this public event happens people will be already wound up. The Holy Spirit was showing Joie how prior to this event, people will be wound tight with fear. Then when this event happens it will be like the straw that breaks the camel’s back. With fear and hate, the demons are being worshiped, so they are “stirred up” and that’s where the looting comes from.  Many black people will turn on whites and some white people will turn on blacks. There are many white people that are hating and waiting and will seize on that moment to act out in violence.

During this time many will pull back even more with their money. Money is not as big of a deal as people are making it. While all of this is happening, God will continue to beef up the economy of the Church. He has plans for good from what the devil plans for evil. God is positioning the church to be more powerful than it has ever been in these recent times.

The Holy Spirit said: Joie tell them about the building in New York that will not burn down. (Joie then explains that the building is the one where the street comes together in a triangle and the building is at the point; the building’s face is flat.) As she was explaining this to me the Holy Spirit said: In Manhattan. That building will not burn down. It is in Times Square.

The Holy Spirit continued: Speak peace. As you live peace. As you have peace. As you stand on peace. Always know that He who has begun a good work will perform it.

The Holy Spirit said: David Wilkerson is hearing the Lord through the language he speaks and the understanding he has. He is voicing things through his voice like Joie voices thru her voice. They are both speaking about the same thing. The same end will come through these events. The church will be purified. The world/flesh will be put down. And the wages of sin will be destruction.

Friday March 13, 2009
I was at Michelle Little’s house working on the Rwanda pages on my web site. I had made a note to go over a number of pages that have not been updated for years. That afternoon I reread the poem that the Lord asked me to write and gave it in a prophetic way about Rwanda. This poem was written, oddly enough, on March 15th in 2006. At that time I was asked to write a post script and to post it publically even though it had nothing to do with Rwanda. After reading the short paragraph that I wrote when I posted it and then reading the entire poem I felt a very strong sense from the Lord that this last stanza was for now. It was after reading this poem that I began to pray about going public with what I was hearing. Below is the poem and the paragraph in its entirety. Please pay close attention to the addendum.

March 15, 2006
I had a series of deeply painful dreams. When I woke up the Lord began to speak to me. He said that the real pain of genocide is the ripping of the soul, the death and loneliness of the living, the pseudo survivors. The real survivors are those who go to the Comforter and receive life for their death. We, as the church, assist those survivors with our tears. We share their burden and ease their pain and legitimize their soul by weeping. We open a door of hope to their death, a door in which their very essence can hope for God. When a soul, any soul hopes in God, then there is life after all. In a vision I was given the mandate to write a verse. He called it a verse in the vision. He also said that the world would read it and He would cause the world to weep for Rwanda, for its walking dead, for those who could weep no more. And when the world would weep, the altar of death that Rwanda was, the altar constructed by Satan himself to bring worship of fear and even blood sacrifices to himself, this altar would be washed clean by our tears. I know that we the church will not fail Him again for Rwanda, but will allow our living souls to weep. May God have His way as I write the words that He has given through this prophet and comforted soul…

Weep for Rwanda
15 March 2006
by Joie Pirkey

The hate was stirring
The demons danced
Worship had begun
Fear came next, but not of God
The devil got his glance.
Ever moving
Searching for a chance.

“You’ll use it all somehow,”
the prophet whispered as he watched
“I know you always do”
What seems completely unfathomable
Becomes our deepest seeds
When our souls grasp round our deepest needs

You have stitched
No, I have stitched him in my soul
So deeply that we were one
When they pulled him from my grasp
I died a thousand deaths
Where were you?
Where were you then?

Slaughter all the evil
Oh God put it away
How can the soul survive the tear
When all is torn away
My pain is your pain
Our souls are linked somehow
Where, where are you now?
Father why?
Father why?

Tear the pain from me
It kills my soul
It takes away what I could be
It’s searing death inside of me
Why Father Why?

“This is what happens when my children disobey,
Where, oh where is my church today?
Where, oh where was the church that day?”

I’d see him walking on the hills
He doesn’t recognize my gaze
Because he is gone forever
It’s only I who sees
Only I.
Only I…

When he was torn out
My very self went away
And there was nothing left
Except enough frayed self to feel the pain
Nothing but the pain
So I asked again
Father where are you?
Where are you in the pain?

The blood cries out from a thousand hills
Father can you see?
It’s the last and only whimper
When tears are no more
Who, who can weep for me?

Who will take my sorrow
And bare it’s ugly wrath
When I am all alone
Defeated in this aftermath
Who, who
Will weep for me
When tears are no more?

Tears are for the soul not destroyed
The rare beautiful soul
Which still possess tears
That soul is not among the hills
That soul is not here
Here we are the walking dead
So who will weep for me
Father can you see?

“My church, my church will weep for thee”
the prophet solemnly screams
“My church, my hands, my heart, my feet”
“My church will weep for thee”

Where has the church gone?
The prophet drops his head
Where oh where has the church gone
As he gazes upon the walking dead

“I am at the head,
you are feet and hands
I reside in the soul
Crying move!
‘Where was God?’ you said.”

The prophet scorned, shaking his head
The question must be instead
Where is the body
Not the head

“Weep, weep for Rwanda
Weep for every Jew
Weep for them in Somalia,
In Iraq
And for those among you.

And I’ll save your tears in a bottle”
The prophet cried today
“The Lord Almighty calls you to weep
To sing the weeping song
Repent for keeping silent
You, my Billion strong.”

“Deconstruct that altar
Wash away the sacrifice
Redeem the land with singing
And I will hear their cry
I, I will use it as a seed
To meet their deepest need.”

Added to the end as a post script, also on March 15, 2006, the Lord specifically said to add these lines:

Another time is brewing
There within your midst
Sound the alarm
Blow the trumpet
Begin to prepare to resist

Take up your strong arm
Mighty church
And wield your mighty blow
Or once again the world will weep
But this time in the snow. 

I want to just make a quick note regarding this poem. In the second to last stanza where it says “Weep for every Jew, Weep for them in Somalia, In Iraq, And for those among you” as I wrote the verse in 2006 I could tell that I was speaking about the future. As I re-read the poem those lines jumped out at me as well as a future warning. After some prayer and also some time with the folks from the House of Prayer I believe that those lines are prophetic, in that, in the near future those people groups will experience very difficult days. As I watched the news this afternoon and listened to one of the women at the House of Prayer also comment on the pirates in Somalia I am drawn to a sense of foreboding regarding their future. Please join me in prayer for these four people groups: Jews, Somalians, Iraqis, and those among us. 



During the extended time that the Lord was revealing these upcoming events to me there were a few points that He kept reiterating to show me their importance. The first is that to fear anything but God is a sin and actually worships the enemy. The second is that He is going to use these upcoming events to clean up the church to make it ready for what He wants to do in the near future. Part of that cleaning process is to make sure that you are right in your heart about fear, prejudices, headship, and money. And thirdly, as mature Christians we are to be at peace, not fear, take on love, and act upon what we know is right. If we keep Him at our center and seek to please Him in all of this we will weather the upcoming difficulties well and will in effect help those around us.

I also want to say here that when the Lord speaks through a prophet about an upcoming event it is not the prophet’s job to set the plan for action, nor to lead those efforts. That is the job of the Apostles and the Pastors. “What do we do then?” has been a common question after hearing these words, but that answer, I believe, should come from the leaders. I suggest you go to your spiritual leadership and ask for discernment, and what they feel is an appropriate response.

If more comes I will be sure to post it on this blog and on the Shouts of Joy Ministries group on Facebook. In both of those places we can discuss, process, suggest, and question, so please feel free to make comments.


April 14, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. I was literally shocked at what you say God gave you for a prophecy for America. I wouldn’t want to be standing clost to you , anywhere near you. I am prophecying that if you are to keep believing this is of God, your will DEFINITELT lost what you think is your ministry. God WOULD NEVER single out groups like this in a prophecy!!!!!!!!!! Just your sendinhg out to people could and probably will harm many people!!!!!!!!!!! Mark my words, this is NOT OF GOD and I don’t care who you are or what kind of prophet even this Wilkerson thinks he is. Both of you are treading on thin ice with saying this is of God. I want NOTHING more t6o do with ANY of your newsletters and can’t get off your mailing list because I do nopt have MSM!!!!!!!! How you EVER got my email in the first place had to be none of your business as I don’t even know who you are but i believe I know how you stole my email address from me going to a conference at a church in Neenah!!!!!!!!!! That doesn’t give you or that church the right to give out my email address!!!!!!!!! I would be VERY careful if I were you calling yourself a Christian!!!!!!!! You can’t begin to know what damage you have already done to my husband, who is a native African and black, and all my African and African American friends and all this rascist garbage you are calling Prophecy from God!!!!!!!!!!!!! You need to truly seek repentence!!!!!!!!!!! Mark MY words!!!!!!!!!!! and God’s!!!!!!!!!!! You have no idea what Prophecy even is appaerntly!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Jane | April 20, 2009

  2. As a close and personal friend of Joie, I support her 100%. And I’m proud to be standing beside her and her ministry. The comments from Jane are totally out of line. As a believer and a Christian you/we need to discern what is being said and pray out it before just lashing out. The words from God is what she was told to deliver. And it’s up to indivuals to decide what they believe. If you dont believe it that’s your right, but to lash out without facts are truly Unchristian. As an African American, I was aware of this phophecy and I truly believe it. And to address Joie as a racist you are as far wrong as the east is from the west. If you’d taken the time to research her ministry you would have learn how much she has given to people locally as well to the country of Rwanda. I’ve accompanied Joie twice last year to Rwanda to help aid genocide survivors and widows. Along with serving orphans. She isn’t a racist at all! Read Habakkuk 1 verse 5, and open your mind to all and any posibility God could and would use to straight out our country. Last year we elected the first Black president, and believe me some people weren’t happy, and the underlying tension of racism still exsist. Even in some churches today it still resides. The phophecy talks of not choosing racial side but God’s side of love.. This will be a time when churches will need to stand up and truly follow God. That two wrongs dont make a right. To stand on his word,of loving, and living by his words, instead of being tempted by the devil and start pointing fingers.. We as believers will know we’re of one God and of one blood. Next,is up to you. As for me? Joshua 24:15

    Comment by Elvin | April 20, 2009

  3. To Jane:
    You must have misunderstood what was written. I do not understand how you can think that what I wrote is racist. I believe what God is saying here is to get any bit of racism out of people’s hearts now before it becomes part of the upcoming problem.

    About the email address, at the conferences, which our ministry sponsored and actually began, which were hosted at Valley Harvest in Neenah, we had a sign up sheet for email addresses and you must have signed up.

    If you are willing to chat about what you think I am prophesying I am more than willing to discuss it with you. I think it will be helpful to go over some of it so that at least you can be sure that what you are assuming is correct, regarding how you are interpreting what the content of the message is.

    Either way I can see that you are very upset and for that I’ll pray.

    I do think it is important for me to point something out about what you have written here, if you are in fact actually prophesying as you say that you are, I am wondering where the love is? It says in Corinthians that prophesy with out love is a clanging cymbal. I realize that when things hit us that we don’t believe, it can be very aggravating, even madding and our first response is easily one of anger, however especially when you say that you are prophesying love needs to be all over it. Take in mind what I sent. If you believe theologically that prophesy is simply speaking things/blessings into existence, as some are apt to believe, then I can see how you would interpret what wrote as racist. However, that belief is simply bad hermeneutics, bad Biblical teaching. If a person believes, as I do that prophesy can also be forth telling then to share upcoming events that are bad and asking the church to prepare for them is in effect loving as Agabus did in the book of Acts. He prophesied a famine and the church sent food to Judea that saved the church there when the famine actually came. In the same way of thinking that you may have here, Agabus would be in sin by cursing the church in Judea saying they would be having a famine. But that is not the case. He is warning them, and because of that, saving many. He is loving them enough to warn them about bad things, even though many may become afraid.

    I hope this clears some of what you are misunderstanding up.

    Comment by joiepirkey | April 20, 2009

  4. Through much prayer the last couple of weeks I believe Joie and David are both right, although the timing is still in question. I know something is happening in June, but that may be for me personally. However, when praying about the trouble to come that we have been discussing, I only have heard “Great destruction. It will not come near your tent.” I do live in a small town where the races live mostly in separate areas, but we have not had any problems getting along. I pray this continues for all our sakes.

    Comment by Lindy | May 1, 2009

  5. You are of a group called, “Watchmen.” We are passionate about the integrity of god’s word and don’t hold to the “pharisee’s” chatter about christianity. Your prohpecy and timing are correct. We are on the “precipice of eternity,” as it is the time of the end.

    I have been classified as “legalistic,” a “heretic” and not speaking in “love.” Love isn’t an emotion and isn’t all warm and fuzzy. There are times of loving kindness, (mercy), but these days, in this time… there is a prophetic voice of warning of the coming calamity.

    1.) All prophecies in Scripture are culminating NOW.
    2.) The “church” in America has preached a damning message of a cheap ‘n easy grace and an emotional based love.
    3.) God is and has been Love from the very beginning. The Gospel is offensive to the flesh. But it is better to fall on the Rock of offence, than to have the Rock fall on us and crush us.
    4.) Western Christian mentality has bred a laodicean people who are convinced they are in need of nothing.
    5.) Because of this, most people, even those who live impeccable and moral lives, are not going to make it into the “Joy of Yahweh.”

    All those “naysayers” who rail against what you say, will repent, hopefully, when calamity hits. Billy Graham said, “if god does not judge America for its many sins, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah. This nation is far more abominable than they.

    I have been told in my spirit that this nation, and subsequently the world, will be judged soon. but in that, the church, being a very worldly, Babylonian bastardization of the truth will receive the judgment from this nations sins.

    God told me this: being lukewarm is believing one has salvation, when in fact they’re blind, wretched and naked. In the book of Revelations, The “Angel if the Lord” called out to the Church,

    Rev 18:4 “Come out of her, my people, that ye have not fellowship in her sins, and that ye do not receive of her plagues:
    5 for her sins have been heaped on one another up to the heaven, and God has remembered her unrighteousnesses.

    The church has been a long time partaker of the sins of Babylon and was given a last chance to get out of her. THIS IS THE CALL THAT IS GIVEN NOW.

    I am very familiar with David Wilkerson and love him and God’s ministry through him. I was told by several “pastors” that you cannot live on a steady diet of preachers like him. HA!! He is a Pastor!! many people submit to his leadership, including me. The reason Rev. Wilkerson is not poplar in the U.S. is the “laodicean factor.”

    Thank you for your site and you words. I am with you.

    Comment by John Sheridan | October 1, 2009

  6. just found this site-want to be part of it.

    Comment by peggy rickard | February 5, 2010

  7. Wonderful words.

    Comment by Yvette Shadwell Goggin | July 27, 2010

  8. I have recently been made aware that the technology that I saw being used in the vision posted above is now actually available. Here is one statement I alluded to what the Lord had shown me:

    “Everyone will be watching footage of these riots and fires and such on television and the internet. More instant viewable footage will be available of these events than any other incident in the history of mankind. People will be watching a lot of violence as it occurs.”

    In one vision I saw a college age white girl holding her cell phone up as if she were recording a man throwing a burning barrel into a window. This video she was taking was going somehow directly online and news stations were getting the feed from the internet and showing it on the news as the event occurred. This had been a significant part of the preparations for these events because we knew that the riots would not begin until the technology caught up. When I say we I am referring to Elvin Blair and I. We had discussed a number of times when we thought these events would actually occur and we continued to refer to the technology being something common enough that a number of of young adults would have this ability to video things as they occurred.

    I received this in an email last night from a friend:

    “The new technology to broadcast over the internet from your smartphones is still in early stages, but it was amazingly simple to setup and actually pretty cool. The site / app can be found at or search for “ustream”. It took me about 10 minutes to get up and running from scratch. The movements seem a mix of college kids (who are pretty tech savvy), liberals, and street people. So, if you go to and search for “occupy”, you can find kids in a lot of different cities that are streaming content live. Last night, I saw some of the Occupy DC live, where the police were tearing down their makeshift building structure, and “David” led the cops on a chase of sorts. This drew a lot of attention, and the feed was even picked up by ABC news. This live streaming is actually kind of neat in that people are blogging about it and interacting with the broadcaster as the event goes on, so I’ve actually engaged some of them a few times. One blogger voiced their call to power as “we are legion”.

    Another comment I have is that after just rereading this post I find the trouble in Somalia to be interesting.


    Comment by joiepirkey | December 7, 2011

  9. “Prophecies for America Joiepirkey’s Weblog” ended up being a good read and therefore I ended up being pretty happy to come across the blog. Thank you-Stevie

    Comment by | February 5, 2013

  10. You commented that it begins in December. We’re you possibly seeing December of a different year, or was that part delayed by God in some way. I don’t recall anything happening in December of 2009.

    Comment by Jim | July 5, 2013

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