Ernie Knoll and the For My People Ministry
Since the spring of 2005, Ernie Knoll has been receiving dreams from God for His people in fulfillment of Joel 2:28 and Acts 2:17. He has seen last day events, heaven, and the new earth. He has received messages of revival and repentance.
Not surprisingly, these dreams have not been well received by many within the Seventh-day Adventist Church, including the leadership. The messages have either been ignored entirely or rejected. This is very troubling and is a fulfillment of Revelation 3:17 in the description of Laodicea that is rich and increased with goods and in need of nothing. It is also in direct opposition to the Bible admonition in 1 Thessalonians 5:19 which says to “quench not the Spirit” and “despise not prophesying.”
Ernie’s fall into sin and subsequent repentance has not helped the widespread acceptance of these messages. Many feel that God could not use Ernie as a messenger because they think a prophet is beyond falling. However, as you will see in chapter 2 of volume 2, “Ernie Knoll’s Fall and Repentance,” this was not the case with many Bible prophets. Some of the most outstanding people in the Bible fell into sin, and yet God forgave them and continued to use them.
Dreams and visions from the Lord are part of God's "present truth" and if rejected, amount to a rejection of the Lord Himself. This is a very serious action with consequences for God's church. In 1888, the Lord had a message of "present truth" for His people, which was also largely rejected. This rejection again caused God’s people to “wander in the wilderness.”
Again, the Lord is trying to bring His people to the shores of the Promised Land. Will we reject His messages again or will we embrace them and allow the Lord to prepare us for His soon return? This book is an attempt to set the record straight and to bring the truth before God's people. Our prayer is that His people will hear His voice.
Purpose of these books
The purpose of the TRUTH, the whole TRUTH, and nothing but the TRUTH is to explain how many have made false claims against God’s messages and His messenger, Ernie Knoll. It will reveal that Elder G. Edward Reid was not truthful in stating that the conference is the only storehouse. It will show that Steve Wohlberg, Eugene Prewitt, Ángel Rodríguez, David Gates, Vance Ferrell, Linda Kirk, and Laura Lee Jones have a different agenda. In volume two it will include detailed examples of apostasy and spiritualism in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. However, it will show that the Church will not fall, but will be cleansed and stand stronger. It will reveal how God showed His prophet, Ellen White, that evil angels will take the form of men and that there are conference leaders and pastors who are not what people think they are. This is why it is very important to study God’s messages for ourselves.
Reason for these books
The book, the TRUTH, the whole TRUTH, and nothing but the TRUTH was not the idea of any person, but God Himself. On April 24, 2009, Ernie Knoll received a dream from God with instructions on preparing these books (Ernie was not to be the author or a compiler of these books). As was mentioned in the previous point, these books were not written to attack the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This church is God’s church, and as such, God will lead it just as He led the Israelites through to the Promised Land. In the book of Matthew, Jesus said, “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” Matthew 10:34. In Revelation Jesus further says, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” Revelation 3:19. It is the desire of the compilers of this book that all of God’s people will repent and take hold of Christ and His righteousness. Then, “When the character of the Saviour shall be perfectly reproduced in His people, then He will come to claim His own.” Maranatha, p. 112
Below is the dream Ernie received:
The Boardroom, April 24, 2009
In my dream, Becky and I sit at a long table in a boardroom. We are waiting to start a meeting. There are people we know and have met and some we know but have not met. They either sit at the table or stand behind the table with a notepad and pencil to write instructions. All look eager to begin the task they are about to receive.
As I look toward one end of the table, I notice an empty seat. Behind it are two large ornate wooden doors. The room becomes quiet as everyone notices the doors suddenly open, which emits a very bright light. We now see an innumerable amount of angels. It is as if looking through a large round portal. Several angels walk through the doorway. They blow what appear to be trumpets, with each one set to a different octave as if announcing someone’s arrival.
Suddenly a large entourage of angels affixed in battle gear enters the room. They hold a special spear in their left hand and a special sword in their right hand. Another large entourage of angels walks through and fills most of the empty area of the boardroom. The Herald walks over and stands to the right side of the empty chair at the end of the table. Several angels enter, line up on each side of the double doors, and stand side by side facing each other. They raise their wings to form an archway over the doorway. The angels with trumpets now play the most harmonious sound that announces the main arrival. The Herald turns to face the doorway and kneels on his right knee. All the angels kneel and bow their heads, except those who form the archway and those with trumpets.
We now see Jesus walk through the doorway and under the archway of angels. Those of us at the table and behind the table rise to our feet and drop to our knees. Our eyes are transfixed on Jesus. On His head is a crown of which there are no words to describe, except that it looks holy. He wears a purple robe that glows from His brightness underneath. He now greets everyone and says, “I am your Creator. All angels may rise.” The angels all stand up. The Herald stands and looks down the length of the table. Jesus now says, “To all of you [not the angels], I am your Creator, your Savior, and your Brother. You may all stand. Those at the table may be seated.”
Jesus looks down at us at the table and those standing behind us and says, “I have called you here because it is now time to begin. I have shared with My messenger information and instructions that, as you know, many ignored. Many of the men I have placed in position now no longer look to Me for direction. I have sent rebukes to these leaders and pastors but they ignored My rebukes. Now they are raging against My messengers and not allowing them to speak in My churches. They have made false accusations against the messages without warrant. It is time for war!”
I notice that with these words all the angels in unison stomp their spears on the floor and stand at attention, each looking straight forward. Jesus continues. “It is time to show to all the wrongs of these leaders. It is time to reveal the lies they are using. It is time to show that many leaders are not teaching the truth. It is time to unmask these leaders. You are to begin at the top and show how they lie and steal. However you are not to share your own beliefs and thoughts. You are to show this only through what I have written in the Bible and through My prophet Ellen White. You are to prepare written information in the following manner.
The beginning of this document must explain the purpose of the complete document. It must explain how this document will show that Ed Reid, who holds the keys to the storehouse, has made false claims against My messenger. It must show that he was not truthful in stating that the conference is the only storehouse. You must reveal that Steve Wohlberg, Eugene Prewitt, Ángel Rodríguez, David Gates, Vance Ferrell, Linda Kirk, and Laura Lee Jones have a different agenda. Reveal how I showed My prophet Ellen White that evil angels will take the form of men. Show how there are conference leaders and pastors who are not what people think they are. The beginning of this document must reveal the wrongs of these men. Foremost you are to reveal that what Ed Reid, Steve Wohlberg, Eugene Prewitt, Ángel Rodríguez, David Gates, Vance Ferrell and others have said is not what I have said and is only half the truth. This document must go into details, showing the truth as to the appropriate placement of tithe and tributes. Show where the storehouse is and how important it is to return a tithe. Show where tithe is to go and who is to receive it. You must write these things so that even the most uneducated reader will understand the misleading of the leadership.”
Someone at the table now raises his hand. Jesus looks at him and says, “You are getting ready to ask why we are defending what Ernie was shown when you were told not to and that this is something that is to be left to only Me and the Holy Spirit. Whereas you will be putting the words down, you will not be the one doing the writing.”
I now see something that is hard to explain. A bright form in human shape comes from Jesus and becomes many and each goes and stands next to each person at the table and those who stand holding a notepad and pencil. Jesus explains, “I will be the one showing each what is to be said. As you all prepare this document, do not hold back. If there has been a wrong, point out that wrong. Remember that you must write this document so even the uneducated will understand. You are to make very clear the truth about tithing and the storehouse. You are to discredit and show whom those are that have made falsehoods. Show how I said to not support the spiritualism which is within My church. Reveal how My church is in apostasy, but remember that I will cleanse My church. Show how it will not fall but will stand and be stronger. Show the evidence of the apostasy and the truth I have written from the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy. Prepare this document and then spread this to all church members and let each spread to all of My churches. Let this document go out so that all who have made false statements will now see the truth. Show them, through the wrongs they have shown, the truth as it is in ‘It is written.’ Go forth, My army, and let the war begin in My house of worship.”
Defending the dreams
Some may question whether it is right to “defend” Ernie Knoll and his dreams by revealing the erroneous statements of the “critics.” There are times when we must ignore those who would rise up against us, but there comes a time when the glory of God’s name is at stake and His truth is reproached. Then there is a need to stand up and vindicate the truth, just as Ellen White had to from time to time.
Battle Creek Letters, p. 120
The Lord now calls upon me to make plain to others that which has been made plain to me. If men refuse to receive the words of warning, the guilt will be upon their own souls. I am bidden to say, Your soul is in an unsaved state. You are not in harmony with truth and righteousness.
Manuscript Releases, Vol. 9, p. 23
My work has been in the field since 1845. Ever since then I have labored with pen and voice. Increased light has come to me as I have imparted the light given me. I have very much more light on the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which I shall present to our people if my way is not blocked by such influences as the influence exerted by Fannie Bolton. Such a work as hers calls for my pen and voice to contradict her statements, in order to save poor souls from being entirely swamped by her assertion that she has received the Holy Ghost.
Signs of the Times, July 27, 1882
It may at times be necessary for the servant of God to vindicate his own character, and to defend his course, that the Lord's name may be glorified, and the truth be not reproached. Let all who are treated with neglect or injustice, follow the example of Samuel, taking care not to make self prominent, but to maintain the honor of God. Let the injured one, instead of dwelling upon the wrongs which he has suffered, show the people how they have wounded Christ in the person of his servant. Many hearts would thus be led to humiliation and repentance, when if personal feelings were aroused, they would be as hard as stone.
Prophets and Kings, p. 418
Had the prophet [Jeremiah] been intimidated by the threatening attitude of those high in authority, his message would have been without effect, and he would have lost his life; but the courage with which he delivered the solemn warning commanded the respect of the people and turned the princes of Israel in his favor. They reasoned with the priests and false prophets, showing them how unwise would be the extreme measures they advocated, and their words produced a reaction in the minds of the people. Thus God raised up defenders for His servant.
God’s message to His children
Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, December 4, 1894
The children of God are to stand firmly for the right under all circumstances. They are not to be deceived by those who have the mind and spirit of the world, or be united with them in their spirit or practices. The bands of union will grow stronger imperceptibly, and the professor of religion, united in some alliance with the world, will finally feel resentment against any one who presents to him the necessity of coming out from the world and being separate. He will come into a condition of such harmony with the world that he will listen to the suggestions of Satan; and as his self-importance is fed by the praise and flattery of the world, and this is more acceptable to him than the self-denial required by the cross of Christ, he turns from the peculiar people of God to those who offer enticements to gratify worldly ambitions and enterprises in harmony with the natural tastes and desires. Backslidden from God, he has tasted the applause of men, and it has become pleasant to him. As he does not receive this praise in the church of Christ, he turns to the world.
God’s message to His pastors
Spiritual Gifts, Vol. 2, p. 284
Preachers should have no scruples to preach the truth as it is found in God's word. Let the truth cut. I have been shown that why ministers have not more success is, they are afraid of hurting feelings, fearful of not being courteous, and they lower the standard of truth, and conceal if possible the peculiarity of our faith. I saw that God could not make such successful. The truth must be made pointed, and the necessity of a decision urged. And as false shepherds are crying, Peace, and are preaching smooth things, the servants of God must cry aloud, and spare not, and leave the result with God.
The Kress Collection, p. 124
What is the matter with those who claim to believe the truth of the third angel's message? Why has it lost its power with the very ones whom God has honored for the sake of making it known to all people. Self has interposed; Satan has so wrought upon human agencies, and self has grown to such large proportions that it will not recognize a Thus saith the Lord, through his appointed channels.
God will purify His church
Early Writings, p. 50
The mighty shaking has commenced and will go on, and all will be shaken out who are not willing to take a bold and unyielding stand for the truth and to sacrifice for God and His cause. The angel said, "Think ye that any will be compelled to sacrifice? No, no. It must be a freewill offering. It will take all to buy the field." I cried to God to spare His people, some of whom were fainting and dying. Then I saw that the judgments of the Almighty were speedily coming, and I begged of the angel to speak in his language to the people. Said he, "All the thunders and lightnings of Mount Sinai would not move those who will not be moved by the plain truths of the Word of God, neither would an angel's message awake them.
What spirit motivates our leaders? Are we better than these?
Manuscript Releases, Vol. 18, p. 153
Methodists and Baptists have worked earnestly, warned and threatened their people not to go and hear the Adventists, that it was at the peril of their souls if they should go and hear them. But they came from six to ten miles and manifested great interest.
Tangled in their own words
The Desire of Ages, p. 594
In His contest with the rabbis, it was not Christ's purpose to humiliate His opponents. He was not glad to see them in a hard place. He had an important lesson to teach. He had mortified His enemies by allowing them to be entangled in the net they had spread for Him.
For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.
The truth will stand
Early Writings, p. 96
I was shown that the truth once published now, will stand, for it is the truth for the last days .... Truth is straight, plain, clear, and stands out boldly in its own defense; but it is not so with error. It is so winding and twisting that it needs a multitude of words to explain it in its crooked form.