Obviously, someone knows what is about to happen to our dollar. While they order the regular members to not use astrology, the jokehovian leaders use it all the time. They know that Neptune is reaching 9 degrees of Pisces in short order, and when it does, all bedlam is going to break loose in the financial markets. The dollar will abruptly become toilet paper, and people are going to need to prepare if they are to have any shot of surviving it. Reasonable amounts of food, the equipment needed to survive regular rolling blackouts, and quality items such as clothing are essential, as is having a decent amount of silver (or gold) to make it until they can re-establish a new currency (whether the Amero or your microchips, or just using gold or silver itself).
By stripping everyone of whatever wealth they have, the leaders are ensuring the jokehovians are going to have an impossible time. Whatever funds they could have used to purchase the Fenix LD22 flashlight instead end up in the Worldwide Damnation Fund (and yes, I still have mine I got in 2012, plus all the rechargeable batteries and chargers I got for the 2013 blackout). They could have bought LED light bulbs that would cost more now, but use less electricity when it becomes scarce. They could have bought quality small appliances and cookware instead of having to replace it when the dollar is toilet paper. They could have invested even a small amount into silver--when I checked one suit dry cleaning's worth, I got one silver Kennedy (1964) half dollar and one silver quarter with that money. But no, they have to have everything.
I would be willing to bet that, once the collapse happens, your congregations are going to be insisting that everyone needs to donate silver and gold. Whatever wealth they now have will become toilet paper, and they will need the silver and gold they ordered you to NOT invest in (by direct order or by ordering you to surrender your wealth, it matters not). They are also going to be gathering up everyone's food and supplies. You have a battery charger, it is communal property. You have some NiMH batteries, they belong to the congregation to be used as the hounders dictate, not as you see fit. You have a flashlight, that too is congregation property. Then, when the lights go out at the big boasting session, or when you are in field circus and the one squiggly thing blows and leaves you in the dark, you don't have that flashlight.
Additionally, how hard is it now to gain back those opportunities. People that lost the chance for a 6-figure income (not that much these days--do they think we are living in 1890?) are going to be destitute even without the dollar collapse. That 6-figure income could have allowed them to do more--including working part time or taking a month off now and then to pious-sneer (or to donate more, if they are so foolish that they really want damnation for the whole world). And how do they think people can afford to do a 2-week mission in Israel if they are destitute? The trip itself costs a monster box of silver's worth, and if those "expensive books" are compared to college textbooks, that could be another grand bag of 80- or 90% silver coins in double donations. Where do they expect people to come up with the money? And debt is not sustainable--once you are in debt, you are paying interest on it forever.
Hopefully, the dollar becoming toilet paper will put this religion in its place.