Sandy Warner ~





I saw some cards, where one descending column was Jack, Queen, King and the other column had only one card in it:  9.  I realized in order for the Jack, Queen, King to be put in the right order it would need a slot to move into.  The 9 would have to go into the “on hold/ waiting” pile and then I could first move the King, then the Queen, then the Jack and they would be in proper order.


This was certainly an interesting vision! Since the 1950’s latter rain healing movement, the Lord decreed He was going to raise up a generation of character (fruits of the Spirit) that would not take His glory and use it for self-promotion and corrupt it works of the flesh.  We have been on hold waiting for the maturity of His fruits to grow up within us! 


Gal 5:22-25 NLT  But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  (23)  gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!  (24)  Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to His cross and crucified them there.  (25)  Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit's leading in every part of our lives.


The last fruit of the spirit is TEMPERANCE, which means self-control where our spirit rules over our soul which rules over our bodies!  Temperance is the freedom to say NO to the flesh and YES to God, promptly, without hesitation or struggle.  We are  in temperance lessons until it is finally matured.


In the meantime, He is moving our authority (kingship ruling) into place, then our bridal position to partner with Him (queen) comes into order, finally our sons (jack) have a foundation in which to bud forth and flourish.


Deu_8:2  Remember how the LORD your God led you through the wilderness for these forty years, humbling you and testing you to prove your character, and to find out whether or not you would obey His commands.


Psa_105:19  Until the time came to fulfill his dreams, the LORD tested Joseph's character.


Rom_5:4  And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.


1Co_15:33  Don't be fooled by those who say such things, for "bad company corrupts good character."


Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner. To better understand how God speaks, read Sandy’s book, “101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.” Website: Email: