I am writing this testimonial because Ernie’s recent dreams show that now is the time to surrender our “treasures” to God, and I want to be a witness to God’s faithfulness. Some may say that this testimonial is a fabrication, but it is entirely true!
God has been good to me all my life. Following my parents’ example, I always gave a double tithe and offerings as well. Giving was our way of life, and we always had enough—no luxuries, but enough!
Reading brother Knoll’s dreams, I have been deeply impressed that Jesus’ coming is almost here, and that I won’t retire, because Jesus is coming! As I pondered the implications and ramifications of that truth, I thought about my modest retirement savings. Several things came to mind:
- The unstable economic condition of the U.S. (recent banking crisis and stock market instability);
- The people who lost their retirement money due to selfishness and fraud;
- That my retirement money could disappear overnight;
- Ellen White statements about money and the financial conditions of the last days; and
- The increasing disasters that confirm the fragility of our lives.
I weighed my fears of not having enough for future needs against the warnings of Jesus in Ernie’s dreams that this is the end. I struggled with the phrase that Jesus repeats in the dreams: “Will I find faith?”
After earnestly praying for guidance and reading the instructions from Jesus about where His people should place their “treasure,” I realized that I had to make a decision. I could choose to allow God to increase my faith, or I could “play it safe” and never find out what God would do to keep His promises. I decided to cash out my retirement and ask God to teach me to trust Him. After returning “Caesar’s portion,” I donated every penny to a worthy ministry.
But this is not the end of the story! God has kept His promises and more. He did not just sprinkle blessings on me, but He is still pouring them, drenching me in His love, joy and peace. Even though I have no earthly savings, I have more income than I need. As if that weren’t enough, He recently offered me free housing, utilities and food! My situation may appear similar to that of a naked baby bird, but my Father in heaven is not only warming and sheltering me with His feathers but also feeding me with His own hand. I have no regrets.