Response to Daisy Escalante’s Dreams
Towards the end of July 2017, God gave pastor Ernie Knoll a dream telling him that none of the messages preached by Daisy Escalante have come from His throne.
Soon after, Pastor Knoll and an assistant spoke with her and her husband by phone. After mentioning several details that show that the messages she has received are false, pastor Knoll begged her in the name of Jesus to stop publicizing her messages. We do not know whether she will do that or not.
The enemy has given Daisy Escalante some truths, but he has also included some subtle errors. By those errors (which may appear insignificant) he hopes to deceive many. Those who do not discern small errors will find it easier to accept other, greater errors.
It is very important to remember that messages from God cannot contain any error. God does not mix error with truth. Therefore, it is not advisable to share or listen to what she preaches.
The enemy is determined to mix error with truth. Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 8, p. 184
The path of error often appears to lie close to the path of truth. It is hardly distinguishable from the path that leads to holiness and heaven. But the mind enlightened by the Holy Spirit may discern that it is diverging from the right way. After a while the two are seen to be widely separated. Counsels for the Church, p. 322
Many apparently good things will need to be carefully considered with much prayer, for they are specious devices of the enemy to lead souls in a path which lies so close to the path of truth that it will be scarcely distinguishable from it. But the eye of faith may discern that it is diverging, though almost imperceptibly, from the right path. … Satan perverts and misquotes Scripture … Evangelism, p. 590, 591
Here are some examples:
- Daisy Escalante told us that she has never rebuked the angel in the name and by the blood of Jesus, to know whether or not he was sent by God.
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1
- God’s people are to say to any angel that may appear to them:
In the name of Jesus Christ whose blood was shed for all who will believe in Him and have everlasting life, I command you to not say a word but depart and never return to me.” From the dream, “Regarding Angels.”
- The angel(s) should respond:
"The name of the One in whom you command me to leave is the name of the One who has sent me. I cannot leave as He–my Lord, my Master, Michael, the One who all should call out His name, Jesus Christ–has sent me.”
- The messages do not praise and honor Jesus.
- Her angel guide does not exalt Jesus or show love to Him.
- The angel that accompanies and instructs her does not show a Christian attitude.
- Heavenly angels do not get angry. They do not shout nor get worked up when they see us sin or make mistakes. The angels imitate Jesus.
- Pastor Knoll has seen the angels become very sad, but they are always kind and compassionate.
- We should remember how the angels acted in the dream, “The ABC.”
- We need to remember that when Jesus rebuked even the Pharisees, He did it with sadness. The Spirit of Prophecy says that He had tears in His voice.
- Her accompanying angel told Daisy Escalante that he is the angel that stands next to God’s throne. In other words, he identified himself as the angel Gabriel.
- God’s angels are humble; even Gabriel seldom gave his name.
- A heavenly angel will only tell the truth; he will not lie.
- She claims to have seen God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
No man hath seen God at any time. 1 John 4:12
- The message that talks about the time she threw a snail teaches pantheism.
- That was the beginning, or the “Alpha,” of the great apostasy into which Dr. John Harvey Kellogg fell.
- The enemy deceived many with that theory.
There are those who say that nothing, not even insects, should be killed. God has not entrusted any such message to his people. It is possible to stretch the command “Thou shalt not kill” to any limit; but it is not according to sound reasoning to do this. Those who do it have not learned in the school of Christ.
This earth has been cursed because of sin, and in these last days vermin of every kind will multiply. These pests must be killed, or they will annoy and torment and even kill us, and destroy the work of our hands and the fruit of our land. In places there are ants [termites] which entirely destroy the woodwork of houses. Should not these be destroyed? Fruit trees must be sprayed, that the insects which would spoil the fruit may be killed. God has given us a part to act, and this part we must act with faithfulness. Then we can leave the rest with the Lord.
God has given no man the message, Kill not ant or flea or moth. Troublesome and harmful insects and reptiles we must guard against and destroy, to preserve ourselves and our possessions from harm. And even if we do our best to exterminate these pests, they will still multiply. Selected Messages, Vol. 3, p. 329
- The urgent call to leave the cities is not from God, neither is it a message for Seventh-day Adventists at the time of the end. Pastor Knoll said that God showed him the following:
- The messages about living in the country were given over 120 years ago. The time to look for land and cultivate it, and build a small house in the country has passed.
- Now, all of us must depend on God individually, stay alert to all He says, and obey what He commands. He will show all who ask what to do.
- Today, it is almost impossible to leave the cities.
- There are many suburbs, but little true countryside.
- Very few families are financially able to buy property and build or buy a house without getting into debt.
- They also lack a way to support themselves in the country. There are few jobs available with which to support a family.
- A message like that is discouraging, and may cause people to get into debt and serious financial problems that will destroy their faith.
- God will help His people flee from the cities when they see the sign He has given in the Spirit of Prophecy: the Sunday law.
- The message on dress is not correct.
- Mary, the mother of Jesus, did not dress like Eve.
- Ellen White did not dress like Mary, but like the time in which she lived.
- We should dress for this time, simply and modestly, but without calling attention to ourselves by being odd or extremist.
- God’s children should not be laughingstocks.
- The dress of women who always hide their arms and legs with long skirts and long sleeves does not agree with what God says should be worn at this time.
- Long sleeves are for winter, not for summer.
- God’s people should pay attention to the information on the For My People Ministry website under health in the document titled “Dress for Today.”
As the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman armies was the signal for flight to the Judean Christians, so the assumption of power on the part of our nation, in the decree enforcing the papal sabbath, will be a warning to us. It will then be time to leave the large cities, preparatory to leaving the smaller ones for retired homes in secluded places among the mountains. Last Day Events, p. 121
Anything that will make a stir, create an excitement on a wrong basis, is to be dreaded, for the reaction will surely come. Last Day Events, p. 3
Follow the customs in dress so far as they conform to health principles. Let our sisters dress plainly, as many do, having the dress of good, durable material, appropriate for this age, and let not the dress question fill the mind. Our sisters should dress with simplicity. Child Guidance, p. 414
- Setting dates is not of God.
- For example, to say that probation for Adventist leaders ended in 2015, that the pope’s visit indicates the beginning of something, etc.
- God has not given any dates after 1844.
- Anyone who sets dates shows that their message is not from God.
Those who have listened to the messages given by Daisy Escalante will doubtlessly have noticed other errors. We must remember that the messages God sends cannot contain EVEN ONE ERROR, because God is perfect, and all He does is perfect.
That is why we must examine each message carefully, including the messages given by pastor Knoll, to be sure that they come from heaven and are not a subtle deception of the enemy. Satan will use his amazing mind—much more powerful than our brains—to mislead everyone he can and, if possible, deceive even the very elect.
As we evaluate all messages, may God help us to pray much, ask for the leading of the Holy Spirit, and be watchful. Let us read and learn Isaiah 28:10, 2 Timothy 2:15, and 1 Thessalonians 5:19-21. Then, we must decide whether to believe them or not, based on the weight of evidence.