From one of the two Spanish translators: For some time I have been wondering how to put into words what these dreams and their messages from God have done for me. As a translator, I am so very grateful for this opportunity, and I praise God for allowing me to participate in making these messages available to others.
This work is not about changing into another language the words that describe a dream, but it consists of doing my very best to accurately transmit what the Great God of the Universe is generously and lovingly sending to His people. That requires more than superficial reading. On the contrary, it has forced me to pray as never before, pleading with God for His Spirit to help me read carefully, understand what He wants to impart, and to find the clearest words and phrases in my language.
It has often been a challenge finding published translations of Spirit of Prophecy quotes. But in answer to my pleas for help, God has led me to websites I didn’t know existed, where I have found the help I needed. There are times when the work goes quickly; and there are also times when I cannot think clearly, and must pray especially that the enemy’s power be curtailed. There are times when my computer gives me so much trouble, that I must request “a techie angel” to fix things. The marvelous thing is that God hears, answers and guides me to the solution of my computer’s problem!
On a personal level, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of calls requesting my services. Additionally, most of those jobs have required very little time on my part. Not only have the jobs increased my income, but the minimal time commitment has allowed me to go home to work on the translations!
The work of researching the Spirit of Prophecy to locate any quotes that may have already been translated, has led me to read a great deal more than just the quotes. It has opened my eyes to so much that God has already given, but that I have neglected to read, assimilate, and apply to my own life. As I read and translated, I found that: (1) the dreams pointed out many things that needed to change in my own life, and (2) the opportunity to translate was a blessing that God was sending to me, so that I might choose to be changed and allow Him to save me. I was living as if the goodness that God presents in the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy were His suggestions for holy people. Now I realize that those high levels of purity and consecration are God’s very real goals for ordinary people like me.
The Truth book is powerful, but chapter 9 has shaken me to the core as I realized how guilty I am in God’s eyes. The way so many errors have crept into my life (and into my church) has not been accidental, but caused by my own complacency and negligence. By His grace, I have repented of the wrong ideas I have believed and shared with others. I am no longer content with just going to church each Sabbath and participating in the usual ways. As He brings my sins to mind, I am confessing my wasted opportunities, pleading for His mercy, and trusting in His compassion and forgiveness.
Although many of the dreams have made a great impact on me, “In the Heart of Jesus” has helped me to understand trials better, to see much more clearly the beauty of character that Jesus is longing to develop in each of us, and how He will go about doing it, if we allow Him. By God’s mercy and grace, trusting Him to keep His promises (Jude 24), I have resolved to be as one of those little stones that Jesus put into the fire and shaped into something He could use—completely yielded every day, in every way, to be made useful for His glory.
Praise the Lord for His goodness and for His marvelous works to the children of men!!