Most of us have heard God’s voice in the sound of a calm breeze, seen the wonder of His majesty in the expanse of beautiful blue skies, and witnessed His amazing creations in even the smallest of animals that scurry along the ground. Yet, there is an entirely different side to God’s character. His message is also manifested in the supernatural realm through dreams that present urgent revelations of powerful truths that God wants delivered to His body of believers. (Psalm 18:11-13 NIV) He made darkness His covering, His canopy around Him—the dark rain clouds of the sky. Out of the brightness of His presence clouds advanced, with hailstones and bolts of lightning. The Lord thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.
One night, as I awaited Tim’s return from his baseball game, I drifted off to sleep. This night was like no other. I was about to hear the voice of God in a whole new way. There I was, sleeping quite soundly in our dimly lit hotel room when I saw in my dream a light coming from a room at the end of the bed. I looked to my left and saw my assistant, Donna, holding a yellow ticket. Donna was making an emotional appeal for me to pray with her for the lady who owned this ticket. Still in my dream, I got out of bed, walked toward Donna, and began praying in the Spirit.
As I was praying, I felt impressed by the Lord to say the word “siete.” Once I finished praying, I laid back in bed and fell asleep, only to be awakened by the sound of two incredibly powerful thunderclaps. I opened my eyes in my dream to see Donna standing, once again, at the foot of my bed, so I began sharing my dream with her. I told her how the Lord had put the word “siete” on my lips, which is number seven in Spanish. One of the Biblical meanings of the number seven is to complete—to finish.
The thunder was so loud and the dream so vivid that it awakened me from my dream state about the same time as Tim knocked on the hotel room door. I got up to open the door for real this time, and when Tim entered, I asked, “Was it thundering outside?”
“No,” he answered.
I knew then that God had spoken to me. Rather than in His usual whisper, God spoke to me in a thunderous voice. The thunder was so loud that it was as if I was standing outside in the midst of a powerful storm. God, have I done something wrong? Suddenly, I saw a vision of Kathryn Kuhlman and understood that speaking the word “siete” had come from God. God had given me this vision of Kathryn Kuhlman because He knew I would realize that I was in tune with His Holy Spirit just as Kathryn Kuhlman had been her whole life.
I had never before heard God speak to me in the sound of thunder. I knew in my dream that God had come to me like a bolt of lightning, and He was close. To be awakened by such a thunderous boom, the lightning strike had to be no farther than ten miles. The realization that God was that close to me changed something in me. I knew then that when God wants to get our attention, sometimes He does so in a voice that cannot be denied—overwhelming us with an immediate need to deliver His message to a world who has ignored His warning for far too long.
I see now the admiration and honor Kathryn Kuhlman had for the Holy Spirit. Just like Kuhlman, we need to revere God. We need to know that holy fear of Him! He is real! My words to God are, “Lord, may I never say or do anything of myself. There is nothing worth more than You. I am merely a vessel You have chosen to use. Speak to me and through me. I am Yours.”
(Job 37:5 NIV) God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; He does great things beyond our understanding. I never want to speak or do anything out of Diane, out of my flesh. I want my thoughts and my words to align with God. I am awake, Lord, and I hear Your voice. “Siete.” IT IS FINISHED!
Just like the cloudy skies before a storm, we are living in dark times. God has been speaking to us, His bride, for a long time. He has been warning us to wake up and fulfill His purpose. He sends the lightning before the storm, yet some still ignore or deny His existence. When the thunder rumbles and roars so closely, however, everyone will be awakened. When God comes storming in through the darkness, everyone will know that He is God. We are to be prepared for that time. “Siete.” IT IS FINISHED!