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HEARD:  Sacrifices.  The sacrifices of a broken spirit.  What was represented of the One was represented of them all.  No, not all sacrifices are the same, sweetheart. 



The above Word from the Lord was an answer to prayer to give me understanding.  I had been praying over two siblings who had a broken relationship.  One wanted to reconcile and the other did not.  Yet both siblings claimed they had a broken and contrite heart before the Lord over what had broken.


The Lord is clearly saying that all sacrifices of a broken and contrite heart are NOT the same.  So I was led to do a word study on the words broken and contrite heart.  I was surprised to see that there are 2 kinds of brokenness and they are not the same at all. 







There is one kind that is not a broken heart at all, it is a broken or wounded spirit caused by the smiting or wounding of the falling of an idol in one’s heart.  This brokenness can be compared to a son who has been afflicted, chastised or spanked by God for his disobedience.  The sacrifice of such a heart is the final yielding to the Lord of what was loved that represented an idol in the heart or life of such a person.  It is deeply painful but not to the point of total crushing, rending, quenching and destruction.  And as a loving Father, God comforts those Whom He spanks, and He understands the underlying need that filled the hole with unrighteousness.  He understands the painful release and redeems such by accepting the sacrifice unto Himself.


This same painful and wounded spirit can also happen from experiencing the deep disappointments from living in a fallen world.  Hopes and dreams became broken and as they are yielded up to God as burned sacrifices of faith and hope, He receives them unto Himself.  It brings Him honor when we have dared to hope and dream to trust in Him for the desires of our heart, only to find them come to ashes on the other side.  We give Him great honor when we remain steadfast that He is a Good God, our loving Father in Whom we trust, regardless of the outcomes of our dreams and aspirations.   


Prov 17:22 NKJV

A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit {5218} dries the bones.


Prov 15:13 NKJV

A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, But by sorrow {6094} of the heart the spirit is broken {5218}.


Prov 18:14 NKJV

The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness, But who can bear a broken spirit {5218}?






OT:5218 nake' (naw-kay'); or naka' (naw-kaw'); from OT:5217; smitten, i.e. (figuratively) afflicted:

KJV - broken, stricken, wounded.




OT:6094 `atstsebeth (ats-tseh'-beth); from OT:6087; a idol; also, a pain or wound:

KJV - sorrow, wound.




OT:3820 leb (labe); a form of OT:3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything:

KJV -  care for, comfortably, consent, considered, courag {-eous}, friend {-ly},  ({broken-}, {hard-}, {merry-}, {stiff-}, {stout-}, double) heart ({-ed}), heed, I, kindly, midst, mind (-ed), regard ({-ed)}, themselves, unawares, understanding, well, willingly, wisdom.




OT:7307 ruwach (roo'-akh); from OT:7306; wind; by resemblance breath, i.e. a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively, life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension, a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions):

KJV - air, anger, blast, breath, cool, courage, mind, quarter, side, spirit ({-ual}), tempest, vain, ({whirl-}) wind (-y). 







The other is a broken heart and spirit that is a direct result of having felt the heart of God and grieved with Him, cried with Him, carried a portion of His burden and became broken to pieces, crushed to powder, destroyed, hurt, quenched, torn, in birth over what has fallen.  It is the true travail of voluntary intercession that refuses to let go of the groaning pain of the Holy Spirit until there is some kind of spiritual release.  As a result of this brokenness, such a crushing finds no way to heal outside of God building something brand new.  It is a true deeply painful sacrifice such as Jesus portrayed in His life in the garden of Gethsemane and on the cross.


Ps 51:14-17 NKJV

Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, The God of my salvation, And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness. 15 O Lord, open my lips, And my mouth shall show forth Your praise. 16 For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken {7665} and a contrite heart — These, O God, You will not despise.


Ps 34:17-18  NKJV

The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, {7665}  And saves such as have a contrite spirit.


Ps 69:19-21  NKJV

You know my reproach, my shame, and my dishonor; My adversaries are all before You. 20 Reproach has broken my heart {7665} , And I am full of heaviness; I looked for someone to take pity, but there was none; And for comforters, but I found none. 21 They also gave me gall for my food, And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.


Ps 147:2-3 NKJV

 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.   He heals the brokenhearted {7665}  And binds up their wounds.


Jer 23:9-12  NLT

My heart is broken {7665}because of the false prophets, and I tremble uncontrollably. I stagger like a drunkard, like someone overcome by wine, because of the holy words the LORD has spoken against them. 10 For the land is full of adultery, and it lies under a curse. The land itself is in mourning — its pastures are dried up. For the prophets do evil and abuse their power. 11 "The priests are like the prophets, all ungodly, wicked men. I have seen their despicable acts right here in my own Temple," says the LORD. 12 "Therefore, their paths will be dark and slippery. They will be chased down dark and treacherous trails, where they will fall. For I will bring disaster upon them when their time of punishment comes. I, the LORD, have spoken!


Ezek 6:9 NKJV

Then those of you who escape will remember Me among the nations where they are carried captive, because I was crushed {7665} by their adulterous heart which has departed from Me, and by their eyes which play the harlot after their idols; they will loathe themselves for the evils which they committed in all their abominations.




OT:7665 shabar (shaw-bar'); a primitive root; to burst (literally or figuratively):

KJV - break (down, off, in pieces, up), broken ({-hearted}), bring to the birth, crush, destroy, hurt, quench, quite, tear, view {by mistake for OT:7663}.




OT:1793 dakka' (dak-kaw'); from OT:1792; crushed (literally powder, or figuratively, contrite):

KJV - contrite, destruction. 






HEARD:  The sacrifices of a broken spirit.  What was represented of the One was represented of them all. 


As I pondered those 2 kinds of scriptural brokenness, the Lord reminded me that when He died, He had a broken heart and when they pierced him on the cross, blood and water gushed forth.  Jesus poured out His gushing blood, totally spent and expended to the last breath of life.  His very life paid for every kind of broken heart, contrite heart, and broken spirit. 


His agony not only felt the pain of the Father, the Holy Spirit, and His own life, but He carried upon His own heart, each and every broken heart and spirit through out all history.  He intimately knew each person, their plight and their brokenness.  He felt it all. Through One representation, His very life paid and redeemed for all that caused such brokenness. 


To Him be the glory and honor and praise, with our adoring love, to Him Who stood in the gap for such a wayward people as us.  Thank You.


Matt 26:37-44 NKJV

He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed. 38 Then He said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me." 

39 He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, "O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will."   40 Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "What! Could you not watch with Me one hour?  41 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." 

42 Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, saying, "O My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done."  43 And He came and found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy. 44 So He left them, went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.


Ps 22:14-18 NKJV

 I am poured out {8210} like water, And all My bones are out of joint; {6504}  My heart {3820} is like wax; It has melted {4549}within Me. 15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And My tongue clings to My jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death.  16 For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet; 17 I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me. 18 They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.




OT:8210 shaphak (shaw-fak'); a primitive root; to spill forth (blood, a libation, liquid metal; or even a solid, i.e. to mound up); also (figuratively) to expend (life, soul, complaint, money, etc.); intensively, to sprawl out:

KJV - cast (up), gush out, pour (out), shed (-der, out), slip.




OT:6504 parad (paw-rad'); a primitive root; to break through, i.e. spread or separate (oneself):

KJV - disperse, divide, be out of joint, part, scatter (abroad), separate (self), severself, stretch, sunder.




OT:3820 leb (labe); a form of OT:3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything:

KJV -  care for, comfortably, consent, considered, courag {-eous}, friend {-ly}, ({broken-}, {hard-}, {merry-}, {stiff-}, {stout-}, double) heart ({-ed}), heed, I, kindly, midst, mind (-ed), regard ({-ed)}, themselves, unawares, understanding, well, willingly, wisdom.




OT:4549 macac (maw-sas'); a primitive root; to liquefy; figuratively, to waste (with disease), to faint (with fatigue, fear or grief):

KJV - discourage, faint, be loosed, melt (away), refuse, utterly.




OT:1749 downag (do-nag'); of uncertain derivation; wax; -wax.  


John 19:33-34  NKJV

But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.


Rev 1:7 NKJV

Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.


Zech 12:10 NKJV

"And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced . Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.



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:  







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