Thoughts of Devon Gray on Recent Miraculous Events September 16, 2010

This study is a compilation of experiences, statements and dreams that have recently been reported. We will compare them with one older dream given in 1980 which seems very significant today. All appear to be warnings from the Lord about what is just ahead of us. We will examine these closely in the light of what is found in Scripture and the Spirit of Prophecy to see if could be of heavenly origin. If the reader has any added thoughts or comments or suggestions, that would add to this study (another piece to the prophecy puzzle they would be appreciated and welcome. This study is not the final word or set in stone, but work in progress. DG

PROPHECY LIKE A PICTURE PUZZLE:

Revealed prophetic events are like pieces of a giant picture puzzle. Some of the foretold events are clear as the Word can make them like the prophecies of Daniel 2. Others are couched in symbolism and their meaning is often obscure. This prophetic picture puzzle will not be completed until the controversy between Christ and Satan is completed.

Throughout recorded history, God has communicated with people through prophetic dreams and visions to reveal the future, give warnings, encouragement and reproof. The messages are sometimes for the benefit of just one individual, but most often prophecy is for all, especially in times of spiritual or national crisis,' or catastrophe. Prophecy is given to lead and guide his people.

When times are better the information comes more slowly, a bit at a time. However, when humanity is faced with a crisis the revelations increase dramatically to meet the need. So it is today. For years we have been living "IN THE TIME OF THE END," but now "WE ARE LIVING AT THE END OF TIME."

Around the world God's Spirit is being poured out upon countless millions of individuals by way of dreams, miracles and angels almost always disguised as humans. Whole primitive tribes in China and millions of Muslims worldwide are being reached this way where missionaries cannot go. But God is also using radio, TV and even iPods in a mighty way to get the gospel to all the world. He still is working through missionaries and lay people raising 1 day churches, digging wells, establishing clinics and hospitals, etc.

It is clear that God has greatly increased His activity to warn, keep posted and encourage people to draw nearer to Him before final test comes and probation for the world closes. It is his call to all honest in heart to get on board the Ark of safety before the door closes and the storms hit. There is every indication that we are in the midst of the gathering time and the loud cry of the third angel of Revelation 14.

LIKE SIGNPOSTS:

Prophecies are like signposts along the way telling how close we are to the coming of our Lord. He is and giving last minute instruction, warnings and encouragement so we do not lose the way in the flurry of all the distractions and events going on around us.

THE ENEMY ALSO AT WORK:

On the other hand the enemy is not asleep, for he knows his time is almost up. He is doing his best to muddy the waters and confuse people by counterfeiting what God is doing. Through dreams, visions and miracles he is seeking to bring the whole world under his control. Many passages of Scripture warned us about these things so we will not be deceived.

As this paper is primarily written for Adventists, the questions we want to ask are, just how do we fit into this picture? Does our background somehow make us more vulnerable to deception, and if so how? Because of our distinct message and God's leading, we may have a soft spot where the enemy can gain an insidious entrance. Consider the following ideas and see what you think.

VULNERABLE ADVENTISTS:

Adventist's are known as the people of the whole Book and who have the true Spirit of Prophecy. This has created a situation that the enemy has taken advantage of. Whenever someone reports that they had a dream or some miraculous event happened to them, they are looked upon by many with suspicion that this may be a deception. Deception overrides reason and out of fear they write off the person's experience. Let's look at this matter of fear.

DECEPTIPHOBIA:

This fear of being deceived (Deceptiphobia) is a malady that keeps some honest SDAs fearful of the true moving of the Holy Spirit according to Ellen White said would happen. Their first response is: "Be careful, brother or sister, this might be a deception." Thus, deceptive fear keeps them from precious newsflashes that would draw them closer to the Lord and be as encouragement and warnings. The Bible's "Prove all things and hold fast to that which is good" is not in the thought process of the deceptiphobic.

Where does this fear come from? Scripture says: "Perfect Love casts out fear." Unhealthy fear has its roots in a lack of faith in God's power to protect us from delusion, deception or lies. The Laodicean state of many in our church may contribute to this situation. They have failed to search the Scriptures, or establish a living relationship with the Lord that would protect them from being deceived. IN EFFECT THEIR FEAR OF BEING DECEIVED CAUSES THEM TO BE DECEIVED so that when God communicates with someone they see something to fear and be afraid of. Ellen White was most clear about this.

"THERE IS TO BE IN THE CHURCHES A WONDERFUL MANIFESTATION OF THE POWER OF GOD. BUT IT WILL NOT MOVE UPON THOSE WHO HAVE NOT HUMBLED THEMSELVES BEFORE THE LORD, AND OPENED THE DOOR OF THEIR HEART BY CONFESSION AND REPENTANCE.

THE MANIFESTASTION OF THAT POWER WHICH LIGHTENS THE EARTH WITH THE GLORY OF GOD, THEY WILL SEE ONLY SOMETHING WHICH IN THEIR BLINDNESS THEY THINK DANGEROUS, SOMETHING WHICH WILL AROUSE THEIR FEARS, AND THEY WILL BRACE THEMSELVES TO RESIST IT. BECAUSE THE LORD DOES NOT WORK ACCORDING TO THEIR EXPECTATIONS AND IDEALS, THEY WILL OPPOSE THE WORK. BECAUSE THEY DID NOT RESPOND TO THE WARNINGS, THE ENTREATIES, OF THE MESSAGES OF GOD, BUT PERSISTENTLY SAID, 'I AM RICH AND INCREASED WITH GOODS AND HAVE NEED OF NOTHING.'" RH NOV. 7, 1918

A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP NECESSARY:

In light of above, here is how you can be assured of not being deceived. You will need a right relationship with the Lord meaning daily communication with heaven through prayer and study. This means keeping the lines of communication open between you and heaven, having a living relationship. If you have this you are promised that you will know what is truth and will not be deceived. This also goes for the receiver of the message or dream (John 2:26, 27). Fear is evidence that there is a lack of love and trust in our heavenly Father to keep us.

Salvation is not based on believing or disbelieving dreams or visions, or going to church or any other works. Only one thing can save us a close relationship with our lord. The Lord longs to have a living, vibrant, intimate, personal and loving relationship with each of us personally. That has nothing to do with dreams, visions or experiences.

Prophecies role is to warn and instruct with advanced light and is only meant to be as signposts along the Christian pathway informing us where we are in history.

If you view the following experiences as not necessary for salvation, you won't get trapped in the quicksand of deceptiphobia. You should read these testimonies as information, as a few more pieces of the prophetic picture to expand our information base about what is ahead and how to meet the storm. Through these avenues Jesus is telling us that His coming is very, very near and trying to motivate us to be ready. That is what prophecy is for.

The controversy between Christ and Satan has been going on for 6,000 + years and is now about to climax in the final confrontation. We as soldiers in God's army will be kept and guided by our Commander in Chief, Jesus. That is one purpose of prophecy in our time. From our church's inception God gave us the Spirit of Prophecy in the person of Ellen White. But He did not end it there, for the last great battle is just about to begin.

Some question why we need any more communication from heaven. Isn't what we already have enough to insure our salvation they ask? Of course the answer is yes, but there is more. As soldiers in God's army we need advanced details about the battle and how best to proceed, God purpose is to keep us updated. Until the time of Jacob's struggle when He withdraws His Spirit for a time He will guide us through the minefields of Satan. His angels will be by our side constantly. We know all the major events from the Bible plus what was shown to Ellen White's writings for over 150 years. That light dealt with the major events to come and the how to of salvation, but it did not deal with the minor events that are present in our immediate future, for these have relevance ONLY FOR US living in this historic time, information needed only for our generation.

CONSIDER THE EVIDENCE:

We are now ready to consider today's evidence of God's leadings. We will share the latest information first and work backward, finally putting things in perspective of what this storm is, and approximately when it can be expected. Thanks to Danny Vierra, Kevin Fisher, Pastor Jack Darnell, Ron Wyatt, Ellen White and others for their contribution. All these movings of God are for our edification, enlightenment and encouragement. Praise the Lord that He is sharing light specifically for us. I praise the Lord for light given as encouragement and assurance that He is with us and will be with us all the way to the end. Amen!

DANNY VIERA SPEAKS OUT:

A Great and Terrible Storm is Coming A storm of persecution

A STORM IS COMING Relentless in its Fury Greetings!

I received a very interesting email this week from Dr. Diane Barnett, a physician who works at Uchee Pines. It is very sobering to say the least. The letter tells of a number of people who have had dreams about a coming storm that is relentless in its fury. But before I share Dr. Diane's letter (she has given me permission to share it with you), please read carefully the following quote from the Spirit of Prophecy:

"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, Dec. 27, 1898.

Now here is the letter from Dr. Diane Barnett: 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 the seriousness and soberness of the hour be with us. 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 were so strong that we could barely pull them. I heard a dog scream in the destruction of the winds just before waking. As soon as I awoke I felt 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. 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: At 4:00 in the morning, short, succinct, and memorable. I felt I had to tell someone of the dream so not to lose the impact. I called Winnie in Bermuda to tell her, and we had a prayer for help to get ready.

Then when I got to work, Lisa 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 unexpected the storm blew in on a sunshiny day and 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 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 had 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 banister 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 banister 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." I had a lecture to give to our lifestyle guests at Uchee Pines that morning.

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 to them, 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. Sydni left the room for a fever treatment while I finished discussing plans with her mother. June related to me how thankful she was to be able to come to Uchee Pines. She had struggled with weight issues for over 24 years unsuccessfully. What she had learned here at Uchee led her to a full commitment, and with God's grace, she and her husband would follow God's plan as a family.

I then asked her if she heard my lecture on Friday when I told about the storm dreams, especially Lisa's with the building that was for people that kept the Health Message. "Dr. Diane, I almost fell out of my chair when you told those dreams. Sydni had a dream last week about a storm. I went and found her to ask her about the dream, but all she could tell me was that it was a horrible storm and she was so afraid." The import of these messages seemed to be growing in weight. I had 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 then related all the above story. When I finished, he remarked that "this is very sobering, and we are not ready. We are too busy."

I then went to my office to get ready to go home. A young woman from off- campus came in 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."

On Tuesday, Dr. Karla Boutet's 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 on her porch and yelled out to them, "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 shore and be ready for the storm in shelter.

I continue to share this series of dreams because the seriousness grows as I hear from others that they, too, have had a dream or an experience of a storm. August 14th after church on Sabbath I shared the stories with the Hargreaves. Teresa tells me that in the last week she woke in the morning with the song "Shelter in the Time of Storm" on her mind and she couldn't get it out of her mind. She said that was unusual for her; 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 I had some friends over to the house. When I begin to share with them the story of 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 come to a house that they had never been to before but they feel like they know it. 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 disturbed 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 that time here at UP. 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 go back home and get my people ready."

August 27, 2010: In the last week, four 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 Pershin had a dream of a tidal wave. She knew it was coming and the Lord said: "Just hold on." She felt herself under water temporarily with the Lord again saying, "Just hold on." She came out from under the water and felt the peace and security in the Lord.

Mary Jane Lewis, Tatiana Meinhart, and Garrison Haywood all had a dream of a storm and I will add the details of these after they give them to me. September 2, 2010: Sean Bryant told me today that 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 that 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 feeling the great need to be ready now for the Lord's coming.

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?" 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 needs to be in place. Isaiah 26:20 says: "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 says: "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."

Dr. Diane Barnett continues: We know natural disasters are increasing on the earth and will get worse as we get closer to the Second Coming of Christ. But these dreams speak to my heart of another storm soon coming when everything that can be shaken will be shaken: "We are in the shaking time, the time when everything that can be shaken will be shaken. The Lord will not excuse those who know the truth if they do not in word and deed obey His commands. If we make no effort to win souls to Christ we shall be held responsible for the work we might have done, but did not do because of our spiritual indolence. Those who belong to the Lord's kingdom must work earnestly for the saving of souls. They must do their part to bind up the law and seal it among the disciples." CM 12.

"The time is coming when we cannot sell at any price. The decree will soon go forth prohibiting men to buy or sell of any man save him that hath the mark of the beast." We came near having this realized in California a short time since, but this was only the threatening of the blowing of the four winds. As yet they are held by the four angels. We are not just ready. There is a work yet to be done, and then the angels will be bidden to let go, that the four winds may blow upon the earth.

"In the last great conflict in the controversy with Satan those who are loyal to God will see every earthly support cut off. Because they refuse to break His law in obedience to earthly powers they will be forbidden to buy or sell." LDE 148.

"Now is the time to prepare. The seal of God will never be placed upon the forehead of an impure man or woman. It will never be placed upon the forehead of the ambitious, world-loving man or woman. It will never be placed upon the forehead of men or women of false tongues or deceitful hearts. All who receive the seal must be without spot before God--candidates for heaven. Go forward, my brethren and sisters. I can only write briefly upon these points at this time, merely calling your attention to the necessity of preparation. Search the Scriptures for yourselves, that you may understand the fearful solemnity of the present hour." CCh 334 The Coming Crisis.

Danny Vierra www.modernmanna.org

IS THERE A CONNECTION?

Is there a connection with a storm Ellen White described? See what you think. The Wind Storm. A verbal statement by E.G. White about the year 1908, but first some background information (From Elmer Johnson):

"Bro. Will Ross, now deceased, was a personal friend of mine for about 45 years. In our church fellowship we very often spent Sabbath afternoons discussing his experience in the message, and his conversations with Mrs. Ellen G. White. About 1908, while living in Loma Linda near Sister White, he frequently accompanied her in her walks, and would discuss the message and future events. On one of these occasions, while waiting at the railroad depot, in company with Sister McInterfer and Elder D. E. Robinson, her granddaughter's husband, Sister White related to the three of them about the storm of persecution that was to come upon Seventh-day Adventists. Brother Will related it to me as follows:

"Sister White told us as we three stood there on the depot platform, that a terrible storm of persecution was coming like a windstorm that blew down every standing object. There was not a Seventh-day Adventist to be seen. They, like the disciples, forsook Christ and fled. All who had sought positions were never seen again.

"After the storm there was a calm, then the Adventists arose like a great flock of sheep, but there were no shepherds. They all waited in earnest prayer for help and wisdom, and the Lord answered by helping them to choose leaders from among them who had never sought positions before. They prayed earnestly for the Holy Spirit which was poured out upon them making them fully ready for service. They then went forth 'fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners,' to give this message to the world.

"I was astonished, and asked if that applied to Loma Linda, as we were looking in that direction. Sister White replied to my question by stating that it applied to the entire denominational world. It so stunned me that I did not ask any more questions." - Will Ross, Boulder, Colorado.

"In the year 1943 when Elder D. E. Robinson was visiting the churches in Colorado, I was serving on the platform the Sabbath that Elder Robinson visited the Boulder Church, having with him the large Bible which Sister White held in her hand and leafing through during one of her visions. At the close of the service Brother Ross spoke with Elder Robinson about when he, Sister Mcinterfer and Sister White were standing on the depot platform visiting together, and Sister White related to him about the terrible storm of persecution that was coming to Seventh-day Adventists. Elder Robinson replied, „Yes, Brother, Ross, I remember it.

"So I documented this reply January 15, 1946, not wishing to forget this important narration related to me by Brother Ross. I frequently discussed it with him in later years, and his statement never varied." - [signed] Elmer M. Johnson.

Kevin Fisher asks: "Is there a tie between this statement of Ellen White and the recent dreams by numerous SDA's concerning the storm that is coming? The individuals who had the dreams related these storms to storms of persecution. Here we have both sources complimenting each other concerning the storm of persecution.

"This storm may be events surrounding the enforcement of the Sunday Laws that are coming soon. Great disasters will be in the land, natural disasters and also perhaps an economic collapse. Then perhaps some tremendous event also will take place, causing the world to assume that God is angry with planet Earth. Sabbath keepers will be pointed out as the cause of suffering and pain that has been inflicted through the various disasters. All-out rage and contempt will be directed toward those who keep the Sabbath of the Ten Commandments."

You will notice that this storm is tied to the coming Sunday Law. Two dreams Ellen White had about this adds yet more light.

Dream 1:

"We were ourselves refreshed by the Spirit of the Lord. That night I dreamed that I was in Battle Creek looking out from the side glass at the door and saw a company marching up to the house, two and two. They looked stern and determined. I knew them well and turned to open the parlor door to receive them, but thought I would look again. The scene was changed. The company now presented the appearance of a Catholic procession. One bore in his hand a cross, another a reed. And as they approached, the one carrying a reed made a circle around the house, saying three times: „This house is proscribed. The goods must be confiscated. They have spoken against our holy order. Terror seized me, and I ran through the house, out of the north door, and found myself in the midst of a company, some of whom I knew, but I dared not speak a word to them for fear of being betrayed. I tried to seek a retired spot where I might weep and pray without meeting eager, inquisitive eyes wherever I turned. I repeated frequently: „If I could only understand this! If they will tell me what I have said or what I have done! {1T 577.2}

"I wept and prayed much as I saw our goods confiscated. I tried to read sympathy or pity for me in the looks of those around me, and marked the countenances of several whom I thought would speak to me and comfort me if they did not fear that they would be observed by others. I made one attempt to escape from the crowd, but seeing that I was watched, I concealed my intentions. I commenced weeping aloud, and saying: „If they would only tell me what I have done or what I have said! My husband, who was sleeping in a bed in the same room, heard me weeping aloud and awoke me. My pillow was wet with tears, and a sad depression of spirits was upon me." {1T 578.1}

Dream 2:

"I saw the nominal church and nominal Adventists, like Judas, would betray us to the Catholics to obtain their influence to come against the truth. The saints then will be an obscure people, little known to the Catholics; but the churches and nominal Adventists who know of our faith and customs (for they hated us on account of the Sabbath, for they could not refute it) will betray the saints and report them to the Catholics as those who disregard the institutions of the people; that is, that they keep the Sabbath and disregard Sunday." {Spaulding Magan Collection p. 1.5, 1953}

Here we see described some Catholic activity against the true Adventists with the "churches" (protestant) and "nominal (so-called progressive new theology, celebrationist) Adventists" leading the Catholics to the "an obscure people." This will certainly be a terrible storm for the true Adventists when their own brothers and sisters in the faith betray them.

Before putting all this together or adding more pieces to the puzzle, There are 2 other events, described by Ellen White as happening during this time of the Sunday Law that relate to the terrible storm.
1. The bringing forth of the 10 Commandments of God for the world to see and
2. Satan personating Christ.

As to the bringing out of the Law of God, He set the stage in the early 1980's through a humble man named Ron Wyatt who was led to the hiding place of the Ark of the Covenant, something he never dreamed of finding. It cost him several years of intense hard work to find it. He also discovered with God's help, Noah's Ark, Joseph's Grain Pits in Succoth, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Red Sea crossing, and the true Mt. Sinai. Anyone interested in knowing more about this can contact Jerry and Rose Bowen at www.anchorstone.com, or Kevin Fisher at www.arkdiscovery.com.

Speaking of Kevin Fisher he also thought about a Scriptural connection to these dreams. Revelation 12:15-17 talks about a flood. Kevin explains:

"The recent dreams that were featured in Danny Vierra's newsletter, and written by Dr. Diane Barnett, contain mainly storms with water that threaten the lives of God's people. They seem to symbolize storms of persecution.

"Notice here in Revelation 12:15-17, these verses seem to fit together as one unit, in light of these recent dreams: 15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. 16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

“Verse 15 may be referencing this flood of persecution that is coming soon, aimed at God's faithful people. Verse 14 ended in 1798. In verse 17, this war has not taken place yet, but will happen after 1798, after we receive the Spirit of Prophecy or the testimony of Jesus Christ, so after 1844. It has not happened yet, because it is a future war that we are about to see. A storm of persecution is coming along with the Mark of the Beast Showdown."

MORE FROM DANNY VIERA:


From: Danny Vierra <danny@modernmanna.org
To: Kevin Fisher < kevin2@arkdiscovery.com
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 5:11:48 PM
Subject: Re: Pastor Darnall

"Kevin: "I printed the info below in one of my newsletters for the Elijah Prophecy called „Judgments Coming to Certain Cities. You can visit the archives at http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs040/1101645366958/archive/1102516405373.html "Here is the info you may be looking for.

Danny Vierra

Modern Manna Ministries

Greetings Brethren!

I want to share something with you that I think is very important. It has to do with 3 dreams from 3 different people in 3 different years. I verified with my friend the validity of them and she has assured me they are real and that she knows or has spoken to those who can witness the account of these dreams. I felt the contents of the dreams were too interesting and important not to share. What if these dreams come to pass? Are you ready?

The first dream takes place in the mid 80's from a pastor in California who ran an SDA end time/prophecy training centre. His name was elder Jack Darnall. He is now deceased. One night he sponsored a Bible study at his home and as the guests were leaving, he pulled one of the men aside and told him that he was impressed to tell him an impressive dream that he had. "It was the time when Jesus returned to earth in power and great glory. America had an African-American president when Jesus returned. He was tall and thin, had close-cropped hair, and large ears. When elected, at first, he was greatly beloved by the people, but then he became a terrible dictator. The dream was not widely discussed, because at this time they could not see a black man being voted in as president with so much prejudice in the country still." (I know 2 people who were friend of Jack and vouch for his Christian character.)

Friends, I made a call to Patti, the woman mentioned in the third dream to confirm the first dream was true. Patti said, "Yes, Danny, it is true. Elder Darnall told his wife, a friend, and a neighbour about the dream. His wife and friend had the exact same story and they perfectly matched. I checked it out myself. He also said there would be one more pope after John Paul II." That means Pope Benedict XVI--the pope of the Inquisition--would be the last pope!

The letter continues: [The] "Second dream took place last June 2008. A 16-year- old, Romanian-American boy in Florida had a sudden heart attack. He was hospitalised and the prognosis was not good. He had gone into a coma for 3 days. He was operated on and it was successful but he was slow to recover his speech from the coma. His name is Andrew. Andrew told his mother about the impressive dream he had but she did not take it serious at first because his memory was also affected, but every time he spoke to someone different about the dream, his words became clearer and more details were described. The nurse that was on duty, and became close to the family, shared the dream with a medical staff member at the Wildwood Lifestyle Centre in Georgia. From there, the story spread via Internet. In the dream, Andrew was taken in the presence of Jesus in heaven. There he saw the tree of life and the fruits which were huge and beautiful. Jesus told him it was time to get out of the cities for they were about to fall. Andrew said he then saw what appeared to be like a panoramic view of a news broadcast that showed the city of Atlanta, Georgia in ruins.

Andrew also felt he wasn't worthy to have been in His presence, and did not take Jesus seriously enough before. He was to tell his story to as many people as possible to get the message out that it was time to flee the cities and have a place in the country for destruction was about to come-the judgments of God. Now there's more detail, but you get the over all picture.

The third dream actually comes from a neighbour of my friend, Patti, in the Oklahoma ministry that puts out a quarterly newsletter that printed the above accounts. She quotes: 'My neighbour, who is a humble, God fearing soul, just had a dream where someone came to him and said, 'Something very big (of gigantic proportions) is about to happen in the Southeast United States.'

Now, I don't know how many of you keep up with Alex Jones at www.infowars.com or even know him, but he reported literally thousands of black plastic coffins outside a fenced in area near Atlanta. And those who are blowing the whistles about FEMA also report training for mega disasters in big cities. Can you say martial law? [And what about the 'concentration camps' being built in the U.S. ?].

Danny

(You will notice that some of the testimonies involved physical disasters, describing more than just a time of persecution.) dg

In August of 2009, Kevin asked Sherilyn, the daughter of Jack Darnall about his dreams. This is her answer:

Subject: My dad’s dreams
08/23/09
Dear Kevin

Yes, it’s true; my dad did have this dream regarding Obama. My father had many dreams, unlike ____________; my father had a very close connection with the Lord. He worked and prayed 24/7 for the Lord. His life showed his sincerity. He liked nothing more than to do God's will. No financial gain was wanted.

Sherilyn (Daughter of Jack Darnall)

THE OBVIOUS QUESTION THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU READ THESE ACCOUNTS IS WHEN WILL THIS STORM COME? What Ellen White was shown appears to pinpoint the time frame well. It seems likely that this terrible storm and flood that will hit God's people is probably tied to the coming Sunday law and that this will be sooner than most people think. Jack Darnell's dream in 1980 indicates that it will have to happen within the next 6 years if he gets 2 terms or within the next 2 years if he only has 1 term in office, the limits of Obama's term in office, maybe within the next 2 years and the current popes reign (He is 83). As seen from Darnell's dream he would become a tyrant which according to many reports seems to be developing from what he is about.

Ellen White saw an event that would come that would be an overwhelming surprise to the world and shake it to its core. This could be some natural disaster or man-made cataclysm. It is believed this event will initiate the call for a Sunday Law and church attendance for people to get back to God to abate the disasters that will be happening around the world. Lest some are intimidated by all this and are fearful, we are told that we have nothing to fear, for our Lord will keep us and protect us through the hard times ahead. Time will certainly tell about all this. We will just have to wait and see. It seems the Lord is telling us it may be sooner than we think.

"Transgression has almost reached its limit. Confusion fills the world, and a great terror is soon to come upon human beings. The end is very near. God's people should be preparing for what is to break upon the world as an overwhelming surprise." "Last Day Events, 1962

God continue to bless you as you seek do His will in your lives and your love relationship with Him. The bottom line is that WE ARE GOING HOME SOON! Maranatha!! Our Lord returns. Oh, that we may be ready. Look up and live for our redemption draweth nigh!

Respectfully submitted, DG

NEWSFLASH!!

This newsflash came in just as I was completing this monograph. It is so important and germane to the dreams that I had to include it. Bear in mind as you read it what Ellen White had to say about the Sunday Law in America.

"A time is coming when the law of God is, in a special sense, to be made void in our land. The rulers of our nation will, by legislative enactments, enforce the Sunday law, and thus God's people be brought into great peril. When our nation, in its legislative councils, shall enact laws to bind the consciences of men in regard to their religious privileges, enforcing Sunday observance, and bringing oppressive power to bear against those who keep the seventh-day Sabbath, the law of God will, to all intents and purposes, be made void in our land; and national apostasy will be followed by national ruin." RH December 18, 1888

THE NEWS FLASH: September 14, 2010

Subject: News from SDAs in Italy
From: PEM Newsletter Update
The Source: Seventh-day Adventist Church
Via Bella Mola Road
Oriola Romano, Italia 010

Attended: Kelly Franco and reported.
Presented by Dora Bonagni - Religious Freedom coordinator for Italy.

Reports from Rome indicate that Benedict XVI has instructed President Obama to initiate the "Family Day of rest Law, otherwise known as the National Sunday Law in America, the January 2011. The pope has also instructed his underlings to follow up with the New World Order, and the Universal Sunday Law. It is like they have been reading the GC book. Ed Archbold

COMMENTS:

We have known for years that the Sunday Law in America was the turning point and focus of the last great battle. The above quote if true indicates that it is here. It will probably start with a soft law, just a day of rest until some calamity causes them to insist that all go to church. When the people of God refuse to comply and follow the world, then will come the death decree. Ellen White described the sequence of events before, during and after. Without question this inspired timeline is the best there is regarding the chain of events.

1. The Sunday Law initiated

2. America doomed to national ruin

3. Terrible disasters follow the Laws enforcement, "wars, famine, pestilence, and great confusion in the land."

4. God's people called out of Babylon and probation closes.

5. Saints blamed for the judgments falling on them resulting in the Law being enforced with harsher penalties like prison sentences, torture for some.

6. Somewhere during this time Satan makes his appearance personating Christ. Ellen White saw him as a glorious being, looking and talking just like Jesus did and healing the sick and supposedly raising the dead. He announces that he changed the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday and that those refusing to obey the laws of the land guilty of death.

7. The death penalty is given so that at a particular hour the saints are fair game and can be killed.

8. The faithful flee the cities and villages before the decreed time. (Before this time, the Sunday Law was the sign that people were to get out of the cities. In AD 70 in Jerusalem the sign was when he Romans withdrew their siege for unknown reasons. As a consequence not one Christian lost their lives.)

9. The wicked begin to pursue the faithful and those still in their homes, but the angels of the Lord keep their weapons from working.

10. Those that can flee to the rock and mountains and isolated places, are led and fed by the angels. How long a time is not indicated, but maybe about 6 months.

11. The wicked pursue the saints, no doubt with the latest radar, sonar and tracking equipment and animals.

12. But God intervenes and His angels surround and protect His people. This is known as "The time of Jacob's trouble," They are described as Day and Night crying for deliverance." But "they must drink the cup" and God holds back the angels who long to deliver them until they have been purified. What God holding them back for is the last vestige of self to be laid on the altar of sacrifice and their characters made ready for habitation with sinless heavenly beings. When that is accomplished, then they are rescued. The next step for them will be to receive their glorified bodies. All traces of the old life and carnal man will be no more and the saints are then ready for the journey to heaven with Jesus and the angels.

13. Deliverance at midnight. All nature convulses. The sun comes up at midnight and the moon stands still, which means either the sun moon or earth has somehow been moved forward or held back or perhaps their orbits and axis' changed. This will profoundly affect gravity like for streams and rivers cease to flow or begin to flow backwards and shortly. It will cause much more dramatic activities described by Ellen White. Dark heavy clouds will come up and clash together with cataclysmic thunder and lightning. But there is one clear place of settled glory from which comes--

14. The voice of GOD THE FATHER coming from the clear open space in the sky, thunders like the sound of many waters (maybe like a great waterfall), shaking the heavens and the earth.

15. The first of three earthquakes rocks the earth

16. This quake is caused by the voice of the HEAVENLY FATHER. It opens the graves of all those from the 1800's on to our time who accepted the Sabbath truth and lived in faith under the third angel's message. They will come from their dusty beds, with new glorified bodies.

17. The sky opens and shuts and is in turmoil. The mountains will shake like a reed in the wind and cast out ragged rocks all around. The sea will boil like a pot and cast out stones upon the land (Underwater volcanoes?) again probably from a change of orbit or axis.

18. The voice of God speaks the day and the hour of His coming and delivers the everlasting covenant to His people, pausing after each sentence while the words roll like peals of loudest thunder through the earth. The Saints stand with eyes transfixed towards heaven listening as they understand what God is saying and will shout "Glory! Hallelujah!"

19. Their countenances will light up with the glory of God; and will shine with the glory, as did the face of Moses when he came down from Sinai. The wicked will not be able to look on them for the glory. And when the never-ending blessing is pronounced on those who had honoured God in keeping His Sabbath holy, there will be a mighty shout of victory over the beast and over his image. Perhaps this is where the Tables of Stone are displayed.

20. Next will be a time "when the land will rest." This seems like a strange statement and an out of place happening amidst all the turmoil. One possible explanation could be that at last the earth will be free from the enemy and the curse of sin. He will have control of the earth or its people no longer. The land will no longer be under the curse of sin which it had been for 6000 + years. With no people or living thing it will literally rest for the next thousand years (a Jubilee time) until the resurrection of the wicked. The next sentence says that the slaves (the prisoners of sin, those under the control of Satan who have longed to be free, and of course including those in prisons or held hostage etc., and those who are victims of evil governments and ruthless dictators, captives of Satan and ruthless demon controlled humans will be set free for Satan's rule has ended.

21. The next scene is the long awaited coming of Jesus. As it appears in the distance we are told that it looks like a very small dark cloud and are all the angelic hosts coming with Jesus. The question has been asked as to why it appears black. A scientist answered "Because it is coming at or faster than the speed of light therefore cannot catch up with it until it slows down, But when it nears earth it slows down and becomes a great white cloud, upon which sits the Son of man. Ellen White seeing this in vision was told by the angel that that cloud was the sign of the Son of man. That living cloud of majesty will be of unsurpassed glory as it comes still nearer the earth.

22. Now Jesus speaks, His voice will sound like many musical instruments. As when the Father spoke, the earth trembled, the second earthquake begins. As with the Father the heavens will again depart as a scroll when it is rolled together. This time the earthquake seems more violent. The very mountains and islands will be moved out of their places.

23. The saints with one voice shout, "Lo, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us."

24. As the Son of God calls forth the sleeping saints (this is the second resurrection of saints) there is another mighty earthquake. These are all those who served and loved God from Adam and Eve's time to our time. Ellen White described the scene:
"They responded to the call and came forth clothed with glorious immortality, crying, "Victory, victory, over death and the grave! O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" Then the living saints and the risen ones raised their voices in a long, transporting shout of victory. Those bodies that had gone down into the grave bearing the marks of disease and death came up in immortal health and vigour. The living saints are changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, and caught up with the risen ones, and together they meet their Lord in the air. Oh, what a glorious meeting! Friends whom death had separated were united, never more to part. {EW 287.1}

25. The living saints, the bride of Christ along with all the righteous raised saints from the two resurrections are all taken up in the air by the angels and begin the 7 days journey as the bride and groom accompanied by the billions of the raised saints to the Holy City. (It is thought that this may take place on Sunday so that they arrive in heaven on Sabbath) Never has there ever been a wedding procession like this, travelling through the corridors of space and the glories of the universe. They will fly through the stupendous corridor of light, the Orion, the brightest spot of the universe. We are told that at the end of this corridor is the Holy City.
"On each side of the cloudy chariot were wings, and beneath it were living wheels; and as the chariot rolled upward, the wheels cried, "Holy," and the wings, as they moved, cried, "Holy," and the retinue of holy angels around the cloud cried, "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty!" And the saints in the cloud cried, "Glory! Alleluia!" And the chariot rolled upward to the Holy City.

26. The Saints arrive and form outside the city in a perfect square. They are given their harps and crowns by Jesus personally. Can you imagine how long that will take?
"Before entering the city, the saints were arranged in a perfect square, with Jesus in the midst. He stood head and shoulders above the saints and above the angels. His majestic form and lovely countenance could be seen by all in the square." EW 285-291

27. They are ushered into the wedding feast on the sea of glass where the silver table described by Ellen White as many miles in length is set-up and waiting for us. From then on we will live with our Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus forever and ever Amen.

Dear reader isn't the prospect of this worth everything to you and me to make sure we are not left out. If we are it won't be Jesus' fault. He paid the supreme price for us so we could be there. If you do yet have that relationship with Him, isn't it time you came along? We are the only generation in history that is privileged to experience this. And do you realize that from what the Lord is confirming to many people, all this is probably 10 years or less. It is also true that many will be laid to rest, but that will only be like taking a nap. Whatever God wills is fine with me. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! We are going home! We are going home! MARANATHA! LOOK UP AND LIVE!

Respectfully Submitted by Devon Gray