Relentless in its Fury

A friend of mine named Diane Barnett is the Medical Director at Uchee Pines Institute. She has shared a letter that is very sobering to say the least. The letter tells of a number of people who have recently had dreams about a coming storm and waves that are relentless in fury. 

But before sharing Dr. Diane's letter, please read carefully the following quote "This is the day of the Lord's preparation. He says: "Behold, I come as a thief….  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 as 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: "Whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken unto a wise man, who 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 hears these sayings of mine, and does them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who 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

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." 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….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. 





As I reflected on the above, I received another email from a friend of mine who is an academy chaplain. His message was in response to the my last email. It is very sobering to read, especially when tied to what you have just read above. 



"And there are so many winds blowing!  It makes me tremble!  How can God's people stand?  I can remember wondering how Satan could ever shake up the Adventist Church...how he could ever cause so many to fall.  But every direction I look now there are people falling away.  Some by very blatant errors, some by following subtle misdirections.  How could he have accomplished this? To prepare our young people to not only know and desire God but to discern and stand up to the errors of Satan is so daunting it almost makes me cry!"



The people of God are directed to the Scriptures as their safeguard against the influence of false teachers and the delusive power of spirits of darkness. Satan employs every possible device to prevent men from obtaining a knowledge of the Bible; for its plain utterances reveal his deceptions. At every revival of God's work, the prince of evil is aroused to more intense activity; he is now putting forth his utmost efforts for a final struggle against Christ and his followers. The last great delusion is soon to open before us. Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our sight. So closely will the counterfeit resemble the true, that it will be impossible to distinguish between them except by the Holy Scriptures. By their testimony every statement and every miracle must be tested.  GC88 593


Those who endeavor to obey all the commandments of God will be opposed and derided. They can stand only in God. In order to endure the trial before them, they must understand the will of God as revealed in his Word; they can honor him only as they have a right conception of his character, government, and purposes, and act in accordance with them. None but those who have fortified the mind with the truths of the Bible will stand through the last great conflict. To every soul will come the searching test, Shall I obey God rather than men? The decisive hour is even now at hand. Are our feet planted on the rock of God's immutable Word? Are we prepared to stand firm in defense of the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus?  GC88 593