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This is the day of the Lord's preparation. He says: “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.” The great work from which the mind should not be diverted, is the consideration of our safety in the sight of God. The storm is coming, relentless in its fury. Are we prepared to meet it? Are our feet on the Rock of Ages? Are we one with Christ, as he is one with the Father? {RH December 27, 1898, par.14}

In this article I am publishing a series of dreams that were sent out in many e-mails by brethren in the U.S. and will give you the interpretation at the end of the article. It is about Adventists who all dreamt about the same theme, that a storm, relentless in its fury, is coming over us. The brethren are all Seventh-day Adventists in good standing. Dr. Diane M. Burnett, who worked in Uchee Pines as medical doctor, collected the dreams. Uchee Pines is an OCI project and one of our most successful lifestyle centers. The dreams are published already on many other English Internet sites (just google for “a storm is coming relentless in its fury diane burnett”). Dr. Diane published updates to the dreams on her own website until about 2013.

Here are the dreams:

The Storm Is Even At The Door

“The storm is coming, relentless in its fury. Are we prepared to meet it?”

Written by Diane M. Burnett, MD
Initially written September 2010
(with ongoing updates)

A white barn in the storm

I recently had a dream that when I related it to others I found that they, too, had had a dream about a storm. May these accounts impress you with the seriousness and soberness of the hour.

On Tuesday, August 3rd, I had a dream before awakening in the morning. I was walking outside to go into a building with my family. It was a clear day and one of my brothers was racing and playing around on the way in, making me laugh. As we got inside to a certain room, I felt wind blowing in. I knew that the room would never get warm unless the opening to the room was closed. My father and I went to go close it and saw that the main doors into the building were wide open. At that point I realized that the building was made of wood and was much like a barn. As we approached the doors, I saw that a tremendous storm was on us. The atmosphere of laughter was turned into crisis. All was dark and things were whirling every direction with winds of hurricane strength. We were struggling to close the doors as the strength of the winds was so strong that we could barely pull them. I heard a dog scream in the destruction of the winds just before waking.

I awoke with the sense that the storm was the final crisis of the earth and that it is “near, even at the doors.” I realized that all earthly buildings (spiritual and temporal) would be destroyed in such winds. I felt desperate to have the fullness of God’s grace, His protection. I felt anxious to know that I had oil in my lamp and that my house was built on the Rock. I have been praying for direction regarding certain decisions I must make, and I felt this dream was to help me know what to do. I felt it was significant as it was in the exact same manner as two previous dreams I had regarding my daughter’s cancer that happened exactly as the dreams. (Please note: A follow-up event to this dream is noted later in this writing).

After prayer and Bible Study, I called a friend in Bermuda to share the dream with her before I lost the impact of the dream as the busy activities of the day. When I arrived at work, Lisa who works and trains under me was in my office.

“Lisa, I have to tell you about the dream I had this morning.”

After relating to her my dream, she said to me: “That’s strange. I had a dream last night about a storm, too. In my dream I was standing outside of a large white building. Before me was a river and there were people all over the place playing and going about whatever business they had. Several of us were standing next to the white building, and though I was with them I had a sense that I really should be in the building. Very soon a warning was given to all of us that a really bad storm was coming and that we should seek shelter. Since I was standing close to the entrance of this large white building I thought that I’d stay outside just long enough to see the storm approach. I have always enjoyed storms so I didn’t feel intimidated. But quite unexpectedly the storm blew in upon the sun-shiny day. All were so surprised that it was hard to maintain our footing. A large stocky man came out of nowhere and grabbed my arm and dragged me to safety inside the building, rebuking me for being outside. People were screaming and all was crazy outside, but inside everything was peaceful and restful. And immediately I had the sense that this place was for only those who kept the health message and lived in unity with God. Many did not come inside though there was space for everyone. At that point, I woke up.

She did not think her dream was anything significant until she heard my dream. Hearing her dream also brought greater impact regarding the significance of my dream.

Later, on Thursday of that week we were having devotions for medical conference. I shared my dream as well as Lisa’s. One of the students then said that Nicky also had a dream about a storm. When Nicky came in we asked her to share her dream.

She dreamed that there was a tsunami. Hundreds of people were being pulled out to the ocean and drowning. She was striving with all her energy to save an unknown person. She had to grab hold of the person and pull with all her strength to get the person to shore. There was a stairway with a bannister coming out of the ocean. She put the person in front of her so that she could prevent the wave from crashing on the person. She got a hold of the bannister with one hand, and with the other held onto the person. It took great effort to keep the person from being pulled out with the under-tow.

The next day, Friday morning, I had a phone conversation with a patient’s mother in England. She told me that she and her husband were convicted that they needed to move back out to the countryside. They had moved closer to the city for convenience because of her husband’s work. But the children were now totally unruly after being in public school.

I told her it was not only an option, but a directive from God as we are at the end of time. I then related my dream, as well as Lisa’s and Nicky’s. With amazement she then told me: “Dr. Diane, I had a dream about a storm six weeks ago. It was flooding and people were drowning everywhere. My concern was for my 5 children. I was desperately looking for all of them to make sure they were safe.”

Later that morning I had a lecture to give to our guests at Uchee Pines. As I finished my talk on cancer, I told them that I believed we were at the end of time. I related all the dreams about a storm, now four in number.

The following week on Monday afternoon I was seeing patients. I was visiting with our 15 year-old guest and her mother. The mother related to me how thankful she was to be able to come to Uchee Pines and learn so much about the health message. She said she had been led to make a full commitment to the laws of health by God’s grace.

I asked her if she heard my lecture on Friday when I told about the storm dreams, especially Lisa’s dream with the building that was for people keeping the Health Message.

“Dr. Diane, I almost fell out of my chair when you told those dreams. My daughter had a dream last week about a storm. She told me she had a dream of a horrible storm and she was so afraid.”

The import of these messages seemed to be growing. I felt compelled to tell everyone. I went to the executive office and asked Brother Champen if I could tell him something. “Well, I don’t know. Is it good or bad?” he asked. “Yes!” was my answer.

I related the story of the multiple dreams of immense storms. When I finished, he remarked that “this is very sobering, and we are not ready. We are too busy.”

While preparing to go home that evening, a friend from off-campus came in my office to visit. “Chrissy, I have to tell you something.”

“Oh no. Do I need to sit down?” she asked. “No,” I said, “You need to kneel down.”

After I told her all of the dreams, she said to me, “Dr. Diane, I had two dreams last week about tidal waves. But there was a big wall by the shore and as long as we stood on the wall we were safe.”

The next day, Tuesday, Dr. Karla Boutet told me of an experience (not a dream) that she had while at camp meeting at Camp Alamosa. It was a nice day and she decided to take the kids out on the lake in the paddle boat. As they paddled down the lake a little way, a woman stepped out her back porch and yelled out to those on the lake, “A storm is coming.” Karla turned and asked her if she knew when it was coming. Others turned and headed for shore, encouraging her to head for shore as well. Just as they reached the dock the storm burst upon them. She felt impressed that this was as the storm coming upon the earth and that she should not ask “when” but to head for solid ground and be ready for the storm in safe shelter.

I continued to share this series of dreams as the message was so powerful, and because it seemed as though God had given the message to many people around the globe and I wanted to know other experiences.

After church on Sabbath, August 14th, I shared the list of dreams with the Hargreaves. As Teresa hears the accounts, she tells me that in the past week she woke in the morning to the song “Shelter in the Time of Storm” and she couldn’t get it out of her mind. It was unusual for her as she never awakens with a song on her mind like that. She even told her parents about it as it seemed so out of the ordinary.

Later that day friends came over to the house for fellowship. Before they departed, I began to share with them the storm dreams. Jane interrupts me about three dreams into the story. About 4 weeks ago she had a dream about a storm wave. Joella’s family, her own family, and her church family had gone to a house that they had never been to before. Someone suddenly shouts: “There’s a big wave coming.” “I walk to the front door and I see a huge wave, so huge it looks like it could hit the moon. I am afraid because I am thinking that no one is going to survive this, no one here underneath this roof. I stand watching it and as it gets closer it turns into monuments, like the red rock monuments of our land. I turned from looking out the door and saw that everyone in the room was in deep prayer. It seems like their prayers are what turned the waves into monuments. I felt impressed not to disturb them and went to the back of the house. I then felt at peace, not afraid. It felt like God was there.”

“When this dream occurred, I was going through very difficult trials at Uchee Pines. I felt out of place and I wanted to go home. As I woke up from this dream, I felt assurance that I was doing the right thing getting the training here at UP because the storm is coming and that this is what I need to take back home and get my people ready.”

August 27, 2010: In the last week, three more people have told me of a dream they have had in the last 2 months pertaining to being in a storm, mostly a tidal wave or tsunami. Amy P. had a dream of a tidal wave (see below in updates). Tatiana M. and Garrison H. have also had a dream of a storm.

September 2, 2010: Sean B. told me that recently he dreamed he was in a house and a tremendous and frightening storm was outside. All of the events Christ said would happen before His coming were happening, one right after another in quick succession. He said he knew they would happen quickly, but he didn’t know it would be so quick. He saw fire coming out of the sky. He looked outside and saw a black cloud the size of a man’s fist, growing as it came closer. He could see that it was the Lord coming but it dissipated before reaching him. He awoke with relief that I was a dream and that he still had time to get ready for the Lord’s coming.

I shared the list of storm dreams with Danny Vierra, who then asked to share them in his newsletter. The large number of dreams coming in convinced me that the accounts had to be spread far and wide, and I was eager for many to read the story. One week after going out on the internet, many others began to call and relate their experiences to me.

September 13, 2010: Henry M. told me he has been awakening several times in the last couple of weeks with the song “A Shelter in the Time of Storm” on his mind.

September 14, 2010: Janet L. emailed this account: “I had a similar dream as [Teresa Hargreaves] as it ended with the song “A Shelter in the Time of Storm.” It was a tidal wave. As I saw it coming, I was standing in the ocean and my belongings were in the water, like a dresser with drawers with my clothes in it and other things floating in the water, and I was trying to rescue my stuff and I saw the tidal wave in the distance-so big coming at me. I just decided to let it all go and turned to a large Rock and held on to that rock. I felt the rock was Jesus. I have a fear of tidal waves and drowning, but as I held on to the rock my fear left me and I felt peace. As the giant wave started to crash over me, I heard as though from heaven the song “A Shelter in the time of storm”. It was so beautiful, and then I woke up.”

September 17, 2010: Karen’s dream as emailed to me:

I was in a crowd of people in a strange city. There was a sense of chaos... like people were trying to get away from the area and they all seemed frightened by something. There was darkness over the city... like a storm was coming. I looked to my left and saw a white building with large front doors (like the front of a church)... they were open and I could see people praying inside... and it seemed to be lit up somehow... standing out from all the other buildings around it. There were many steps up to get to the doors and I had begun to walk up them to get away from the crowd. I felt like I was being beckoned inside and I looked back and wondered why the other people weren't coming up the stairs to safety. Then I realized that no one was looking for a safe place but instead were just trying to get out of the way of whatever was coming!! They didn't realize that shelter was right there and they were passing it by!! I felt a sense of urgency to continue up the stairs and get inside quickly so I did and as I walked through the doors a sense of peace came over me.

September 24, Wowa from Germany wrote to me:

“I've just read this [email] message [of storm dreams] 2 days ago. And last weekend Alden Ho was talking about your email in Bonn, Germany. But just after reading this email my eyes got wider. I remembered having a similar dream in the beginning of August this year. I was about to fly to Namibia with Share Him. So I was wondering, what this dream is about, why do I dream about a storm.

In my dream, I and some friends of mine were in a huge city, with huge skyscraper. It was a warm day and the sky was clear. But suddenly it became dark, I had the sense that its night. And I saw a tremendous wave coming from the east. I don't know why I know it was the east... but in my dream I have had this sense. It was higher than all the skyscrapers. We tried to bring us to safety. So we ran into these high buildings. Higher and higher. Then I saw my mother behind a French door, I knew that she will die when I will not open the door, because behind her was another French door trying to hold the water back. A friend of mine opened the door and we continued trying to get up to the roof. As we reached it we saw in all the darkness helicopters flying, the city under water and a next huge wave coming. At this moment I woke up.

This dream was so real. The sudden change, from clear sky into this dark storm and huge waves coming, was even in this dream surprising. I was confused what the meaning of this dream is.”

September 22 , 2010 Kevin and Melania Manestar emailed the account of Melanie's dream in October 2007:

“It was like I was by myself somewhere in a place where I could see the sea and the mountains. I had no sense of family, just myself observing and trying to escape from this scene before me. There were other people present, but I only heard them, did not see them. And I found myself looking at the sea. I was at the beach somewhere, and all of a sudden I could see the water making waves, small waves, but bumping into each other very strange, very strange (violently). I remember someone else saying how strange the sea was acting. Then, on my way back home, I couldn’t take the same road, because that road was all of sudden filled with water, lots of water, you would have to swim through it, [but] you couldn’t make it because it was way above my head. But, I couldn’t swim because that water also was bumping, small waves bumping into each other very, very angry, and coming from every direction. Then I took another road and I got somewhere, supposedly to the place I was supposed to go, but then darkness came and I couldn’t make it. I was in front of water, and knew I would have to cross it to get to safety. But I couldn’t make it so I had to wait there. That is how the dream ended.”

Hiram Edson

Between October 4-12, I (Dr. Diane) took a trip with my friend, Vicki, to visit some of the Adventist historic sites. We visited Joseph Bates home, the first Adventist church to keep the 7th day Sabbath, William Miller’s home and church, Hiram Edson’s barn, and Battle Creek. Of importance to me was Hiram Edson’s barn. We arrived at the site about one hour before Sabbath on Friday evening, October 8th. We had to get gas and a motel before sundown and were racing the clock. The site’s hostess, Louise Nettles, took us through the newly built house and we stood at the cherry wood table Edson made from his land. It was there that the Whites, Bates, and Edson prayed for light as they studied the Bible to know the problem in their interpretation of scripture. We then went out to the reconstructed barn built with some of the lumber from Edson’s father’s barn. The surroundings were much like they were in Hiram’s day. Rolling acres of cornfields went as far as one could see. As Louise Nettles talked with us in the barn, she approached the back barn doors to shut them for the night. Standing directly behind her, as she grabbed the doors to shut them I realized that this was the barn of my dream. The layout, the lumber, and the large doors were just as I saw in my dream. A sense of awe came over me as I wondered what the meaning of this could be. I didn’t want to leave, but longed to go walk through the field and pray as Hiram Edson did long ago. Sabbath morning I prayed for understanding of the meaning of the barn in my dream. Being involved in the medical work and teaching the particulars of the SDA health message, I believe that the Lord desires the health message to take a more prominent role in connection with the sanctuary in the 3 angels messages.

I feel very sure that the Lord is giving the message of urgency and the imminence of the hour. When we as doctors have a patient that is approaching the end of their life, we tell them that “they need to get his/her affairs in order. Is your will made? Is everything in account?” I believe the Lord is telling us that we are at the end of life here on earth. It is time to get our affairs in order. Our living will need to be in place.

Isaiah 26:20 “Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.”

Matthew 7:24-27 “Whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.”

Below are additional accounts of storm dream as I receive them:

Told by Christina I. 11/10: Christina told me she had a dream maybe in May 2010. She cannot recall the dream now, but as she was gaining consciousness she heard this message over and over, louder and louder: “Tell everyone you know, Jesus is coming soon. Tell everyone you know, Jesus is coming soon.”

Received from Amy P., 12/3/10

We were in a residential neighborhood, Andrey, Sam, and I; I was holding Sam, we were in the middle of the street. God was telling me something hair-raising was coming, but I didn't need to worry. Soon after, I looked up and saw a tidal wave high above the housetops and wide, engulfing both sides of the street, headed our direction. There was nowhere for us to run, but I wasn't afraid, just in awe of this huge wave. As we stood there watching, upon reaching us, we lost our footing. I held onto Sam, going through the wave alive and coming out of the water unscathed. It was like swimming in the ocean and diving into a wave and coming up after it goes over you. That is all I remember. I had a wonderful sense of comfort after waking from that dream that stayed with me for several days.

Diane M. Burnett, MD
Former Medical Director of Uchee Pines Lifestyle Center
527 Nuckols Road
Seale, AL 36875
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The Interpretation of the Dreams

In the book of Joel, and in Acts (2:17), we learn that the Lord will pour out His Spirit on all flesh in the last days of the latter rain.

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your [1] sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your [2] old men shall dream dreams, your [3] young men shall see visions: And also upon the [4] servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call. (Joel 2:28-32)

We Adventists like to apply these verses solely to Ellen G. White and overlook the fact that she fulfilled just the part with the young “men” who were to have visions. The time of the latter rain had indeed come around 1888, but it was rejected and discarded, so it stopped for 120 years until 2010 and then began to fall anew. The verses speak clearly of four different groups of people at the time of the latter rain, and thus it is not permissible to apply these verses to Ellen G. White alone for the complete  timeframe. All of it could have happened in her days if the church had accepted the message of Minneapolis, and then the Spirit would have been poured out also on the other groups mentioned: [1] the sons and daughters, [2] the old men, and [4] the servants and handmaids.

In the article You must prophesy again... we have already shown who the sons and daughters (1) of the verses are, who first recognized the voice of God from Orion and began to obey the command of God in Revelation 10:11 to proclaim another midnight cry.

The old man [2], who had dreams of God, is presented in the article series The Director [Ernie Knoll] where we show that he is unfortunately fallen. In spite of this, his dreams include loads of confirmations for our studies which will also be published there.

The outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the servants and the handmaids (4), however, represents that part of the prophecy of Joel which we have just read about. These are the dreams of selected members of the Advent people, who constitute the last generation. This last generation is composed of two groups...

1. The Martyrs in the (repeated) 5th seal who have to complete the number of those who have been executed for their faith in Jesus:

And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. (Revelation 6:9-11)

2. The 144,000 who will not taste death, and will go through the time of plagues without an Intercessor by the faith that Jesus had:

And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. (Revelation 14:1)

Indeed, we find exactly those two groups in the dreams above.

I wrote in November 2010 as the final sentence of the first edition of this article that I had more to say, but for certain reasons I would let you alone with your thoughts. My intention was to encourage you to think for yourselves, or at least to start asking questions. Now in February 2013, after nearly two and a half years, no one except the few members of this movement of the fourth angel expressed interest, which shows the state of the church more than clearly.

Even Dr. Diane Burnett, whom I had written to in November 2011, and—as we can read above—herself wanted to know what it meant that she had seen Hiram Edson's barn in her dream, was not interested in further studies and did not answer when I pointed her to our website. She should have already noticed in the Orion presentation what Edson's barn symbolizes, because the Orion clock starts ticking precisely with this event. When she found the brethren with these dreams from August 2010 on, the second version of the Orion study had just been published, and therein was expressed in clear terms that Orion is a symbol for Jesus's Intercession in the Most Holy Place before the Father's throne.

Hiram Edson's barn stands for the day when he stepped out of the barn and saw in a vision the heavens opened and realized that Jesus walked over from the Holy Place into the Most Holy Place. And so the barn of Edson, which in the dreams of the brethren often is seen as a “white house” or “white building”, also stands for the end of the clock cycle, when Jesus will leave the Holy of Holies, causing the plagues to begin to fall. Then only the 144,000, who have really been following Jesus wherever He goes (Revelation 14:3), will figuratively stand with Him on the sea of glass, while the earth will be given to destruction (Revelation 15).

All of the above brothers and sisters dreamed of the storm of persecution that can be recognized from the Scriptures, but only a few dreamed of the white house in which they were saved. Only in the Barn of the message of the fourth angel, which is closed with two huge doors (closing of the door of grace for the Adventist Church when the storm breaks) is real spiritual and physical security. Only those who have closed (fully understood and accepted) the double doors of the Orion Message and the Vessel of Time are totally protected from the storm wind. By the prayers of the church of Adventists, who have accepted the High Sabbaths, the waves of persecution will be transformed in rigid monuments that cannot harm them. They stand firmly as witnesses to the Father with a pure life and the realization of what their High Calling is.

The dreams, however, show that the majority will not reach the safety of the white house. They simply overlook it and run around aimlessly. I hope and pray that the people who saw the white house in a dream will finally wake up, enter and close the doors by intensive study.

On the other hand, those who saw the tidal waves, tsunamis and floods are also God's elect, who will have the great honor to be allowed to testify with their martyrdom for the Father. They are those seen by Ellen G. White with the red border on their white robes in heaven. As the storm stands for the persecution, so the water masses stand for the minions of Satan, who will bring the Sabbath-keepers to death. History repeats itself:

And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. (Revelation 12:15)

The waters, by which they will be covered for a short period, symbolize the baptism with which they have to be baptized into Christ's death, to share eternity with Him after their resurrection.

All the dreams of those who will drink the cup of Jesus are of great comfort. In the dreams, Jesus points to the shortness of time under water and that everything will be just for a moment, until they re-emerge completely unharmed (resurrected). They must stand firmly on the pier or swim to the Rock (Jesus); then they will also be embraced by His peace and their fear will fade by the love of God.

Some of us have also had dreams about a white house or a building in which we are saved. However, some dreams and visions stand out. There are a lot of details that give us advice and assistance through this difficult time. Some of those people already joined us on the farm here in Paraguay where they devote their service to Jesus. This section is about them, because they have received the Living Spirit of Prophecy from God and will direct both the martyrs and the 144,000 to victory in the final battle, through the delivery of God's counsel.

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