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The Tent Dream

Testimony of Brother Ben Howard

It was about this time that I had a dream about a camping trip that some ministers and I took together. We each had our own tent. And when it came time to make camp and set up our tents, we were in a sandy field. Some of the ministers commented on how lucky we were to camp here, because the stakes (to tie the tents down) were so easy to drive into the sand. So they had their tents up in only a few minutes. As they hurriedly put up their tents, I noticed a pile of crossties by the roadside. (Crossties are the heavy timbers used under railroad tracks). I began to roll those heavy ties over to where I was erecting my tent, so that I could tie my tent to the crossties (Paul's foundation). Some of the ministers commented to me that it was not necessary to tie the tent down so firmly, seeing that we would not be there very long. But I ignored them and continued to tie the tent firmly to the crossties. Then we all retired for the evening.

Now during the night there came a bad wind storm and my tent was shaking violently, but it didn’t blow away. The next morning, all the other tents had blown down and were scattered across the field. The ministers were nowhere to be found. Then I awoke from the dream. This dream taught me that it was important to take enough time to do what is necessary to be sure that what we are doing will stand in times of adversity; rather than building something hurriedly with less structural integrity. When I awoke from the dream, I was thinking of 1 Corinthians 3:9-15 and Matthew 7:24-29. I began to be very cautious about God’s work; making sure that what I believed did fit the Word perfectly, and to do everything to the best of my ability and understanding. I believe that is one of the reasons this work has stayed strong throughout some 40 years. It has been getting stronger as the years pass and will assist the bride in getting ready for the rapture.

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