“7 Thunders” in the Bible?
In the book of Revelation chapter 10, verse 3, the apostle John hears voices coming out of the throne as of God like seven thunders. Psalm 29 vividly describes a sevenfold voice as the revelation of the glory, majesty, and power of God.
Based on what the Lord has spoken concerning Himself through scriptures, we’re confident He desires to loose His voice in thunderous ways as in the days of old and beyond!
The 7Thunders ministry, by design, encourages faith and stirs the body of Christ to belief that God’s voice is indeed going to be heard in and through every believer’s life.
What exactly is “7Thunders Ministry?”
Presently based in Kansas City, Missouri, 7Thunders is the traveling ministry for Kirk & Dee Bennett. It enables them to function in their roles at IHOP-KC as well as minister life into houses of prayer and praying churches world wide.
When was 7Thunders founded?
On a date marked with the Father’s stamp of destiny, October 3, 1999, the Bennett family received a 911 call that changed their lives. That call was Amos 9:11, “On that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, and repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old…”
In a 3 week long period, 6 additional thunderous prophetic words and several other prophetic tokens, the Lord undeniably confirmed that Kirk and his family were to give themselves to the rebuilding of the tabernacle of David. It was clear to them this was to occur in the context of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City and throughout the earth.
What are the core elements of 7Thunders?
In the six months following the Lord’s October 3rd summons, 3 foundation stones were clearly laid out for the Bennett clan as they began shaping and forming 7Thunders into a tangible ministry.
Those 3 stones are as follows:
- Ministering to the Lord
- Going to the Nations & Preaching to the Poor
- Reproducing the Priesthood of the New Testament Believer
We have a set of core values and objectives which form the life and breath of our organization. Our foundation stones are simple yet deep in spirit.
7Thunders is called to accomplish the following:
Minister to the Lord
Go to the Nations & Preach to the Poor
Reproduce the Priesthood of the New Testament Believer
Minister to the Lord | Psalm 27:4 “One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.”
Ministering to the Lord is clearly the single most important aspect in a believer’s life and fundamental to the tabernacle of David. It is, therefore the most important activity in the 7Thunders ministry. We are created to continuously praise and worship God from the heart.
By ministering to the Lord we:
Behold His Beauty In simplicity and devotion, we cast our gaze upon God in the scripture and through prayer & worship meditate on Him as we seek His face.
Inquiring in His Temple We continually inquire after God, that He reveal His heart to the church.
Go to the Nations & Preach to the Poor | Isaiah 61: 1-3 “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; he has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.” 7Thunders makes this real as we minister to the poor in churches and houses of prayer, in cities, nations and regions through the earth.
By going to the nations we:
Preach in the Nations Our calling is to preach, teach and train for the raising up of houses of prayer worldwide.
Minister to the Poor Our hearts move with the Father’s heart and His heart moves in extravagant love and compassion for the poor.
Reproduce the Priesthood of the New Testament Believer | 2 Timothy 2:2 “And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”
We at 7Thunders, actively impart, model and reproduce the priestly ministry that the Lord’s desired impact may be made manifest upon the earth.
By reproducing the priesthood of the new testament believer we empower priestly ministers of the gospel to:
Worship Beholding God and encountering Christ as a normal and daily activity and lifestyle.
Pray Receive understanding from the Spirit of Christ through the scriptures, dreams and visions and then pray them back to God.
Prophesy Training prophets that release “the testimony of Jesus” Revelation 19:10. Sharing Christ daily seeking to manifest Him and love as He loves.
Revelation 10:3 | “… and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars. When he cried out, seven thunders uttered their voices.”
Psalm 29:3-5, 7-9 (called the Psalm of the 7 Thunders) | “The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord is over many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars, yes, the Lord splinters the cedars of Lebanon….. The voice of the Lord divides the flames of fire. The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; the Lord shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh. The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth, and strips the forests bare; and in his temple everyone says, ‘Glory!’”
Zechariah 9:11-13 | “As for you also, because of the blood of your covenant, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope; even today I declare that I will restore double to you. I have bent Judah, my bow, fitted the bow with Ephraim, and raised up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and made you like the sword of a mighty man.”
Amos 9:11-12 | “”On that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David which has fallen down, and repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins, and rebuild it as in days of old; that they may possess the remnant of Edom, and all the gentiles who are called by My name,” says the Lord who does this thing.”
Psalm 27:4| “One thing I desired of the Lord that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple.”
Psalms 27:8 | “When You said, ‘Seek My face,’ my heart said to You, ‘Your face, Lord, I will seek.’”
Colossians 4:2-4 | “Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving; meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains, that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.”
Isaiah 61:1-3, 6 | “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, Becasuse the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has send me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of bengeane of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified…. But you shall be named the priests of the Lord, they shall call you the servants of your God. You shall eat the riches of the gentiles, and in their glory you shall boast.”
Isaiah 66:2 | “‘For all those things My hand has made, and all those things exist,’ says the Lord. ‘But on this one I will look: on him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word.’”
2 Timothy 2:2 | “And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”
Revelation 5:9-10 | “And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; as we shall reign on he earth.””
Hebrews 3:1 | “therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus,”
Isaiah 16:5 | “In mercy the throne will be established; and One will sit on it in truth, in the tabernacle of David, judging and seeking justice and hastening righteousness.”
Isaiah 66:21 | “‘And I will also take some of them for priests and Levites,’ says the Lord.”
Isaiah 62:4 | “You shall no longer be termed Forsaken, nor shall your land any more be termed Desolate; but you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land is Beulah; for the Lord delights in you, and your land shall be married.”
Hebrews 5:10-14 | “… called by God as High Priest ‘according to the order of Melchizedek,’ of whom we have much to say, and hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”
I Samuel 2:35-26 | “Then I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who shall do according to what is in My heart and in My mind. I will build him a secure house, and He shall walk before My anointed forever. And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left in your house will come and bow down to him for a piece of silver and a morsel of bread, and say, ‘Please, put me in one of the priestly positions, that I may eat a piece of bread.’”