Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~




HEARD:  To be gracious.  A war with words.  I am protecting you.


QUICKENED MEMORY:  This week I heard this scripture in my iTouch:


Luke 4:22
So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth.


It burned a hole through me!


PIXI saw my white horse turn around and look at me with His all seeing eye.


PIXI saw a big pink Mack Truck.


HEARDYes sweetheart, a mack truck.  Please be careful. 



I heard John Paul Jackson say this week that he quickly learned that when his authority in God increased, he could barely just twick his finger and a person would feel like they were blown away with something he said. He said he had to learn extreme discipline in what he said and how he said it, because of the impact and influence his words were having on people.


God has been taking me through lessons in how to speak graciously, but still be to the point, bold and give correction with His heart. We each have things to learn in how to find the balance.  I have been praying over this so much this year and my sense is that the Lord's rebukes were directly related to the sensitivity and hardness of a person's heart and their ability to receive what He said.


We are entering into an era of the fear of the Lord, where His authority and power will be displayed in extreme ways.  Remember how Peter spoke a rebuke and Ananias and Sapphira died for lying to the Holy Spirit.  I remember Bob Jones saying many times that the church has been crying out for clarity and easy to understand prophetic Words, but the Lord told him we were not mature enough to bear the accountability of receiving such Words, and that is why He has been speaking to us in parables and riddles and strong meat rhema that needs interpretation.  The greater the clarity, the greater the accountability to receive and obey.  I have realized that the opposite is true too, the greater our obedience, the more our hearing and seeing is clear speech.


Num 12:6-8 NLT

And the Lord said to them, "Now listen to what I say: "If there were prophets among you, I, the Lord, would reveal myself in visions.  I would speak to them in dreams.  7 But not with my servant Moses.  Of all my house, he is the one I trust.  8 I speak to him face to face, clearly, and not in riddles!  He sees the Lord as he is.  So why were you not afraid to criticize my servant Moses?"


I remember Bob Jones saying NOT to come to him and ask for a Word unless they wanted correction. Now in order to avoid the whole thing, he says JESUS LOVES YOU AND THAT IS THE BEST WORD YOU CAN RECEIVE. And I have heard Bobby Conner say that when he looks into people's eyes he knows EVERYTHING that is not covered under the blood of Jesus through asking forgiveness and repentance. Who in their right mind would want to come to such fear of the Lord servants, unless they were either clean or desperate to change? 




COMMENT FROM QW MEMBER:  This is really good Sandy. It confirms that sometimes God does direct us to admonish, but when doing so, we are to find the proper balance of gentleness, love and reproof.


I am reminded of something my counselling teacher told our class in Bible college. He said that if you have something you need to tell someone that might be kind of hard to "swallow", you look at it like making a sandwich. You first take a word of encouragement about something that is good or positive that they have done well, or something good the Lord sees in them to kind of build them up, (that would be likened to the first piece of bread), and then you add the meat, (that would be the difficult Word that they might not like), and then you follow it up with another Word of encouragement, love, affirmation so that the difficult Word is sandwiched in on either side with good things so that the difficult meat in the middle is much more palatable and easier to get down! :o)


Scripture says when we admonish, we are to gently rebuke or warn. An admonishment carries a concern for something that has gone awry that is no longer according to scripture. However, notice that even in admonishments, they are carried with only gentle reproof and mild language.


MY RESPONSE:  This is a great Word of Wisdom, thank you!  I have 2 contrasting responses to this!


Sometimes when I hear the tone in someone's voice and they are giving feedback, I am just waiting for the BUT part. Or the HOWEVER part.... It seems that the BUT part, ends up taking away from the good part of the feedback.


On the other hand, just last night (!!!) I had a discussion with my son over their ability to get the kids to eat their meat. Part of it is chewing and softness. And I told him that when he was a toddler, I tried everything I could think of to disguise pot roast meat. Nothing worked. Finally I blended it all up with Miracle Whip and served it in a sandwich! So all I can say is that is better to draw men with a little honey.


I think that in the days of strong meat/ chastisement of the Lord He is going to help people swallow His strong Words with a lot of miracles, stemming from the sweetness of His love.


Here is the teaching the Lord gave me about giving Admonishments:



2 Thess 3:14-15 NKJV

And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish {3560} him as a brother.


Col 3:16-17 NKJV

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing {3560} one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.


GREEK ADMONISH: To caution, reprove gently, mild rebuke or warning




NT:3560 noutheteo (noo-thet-eh'-o); from the same as NT:3559; to put in mind, i.e. (by implication) to caution or reprove gently:

KJV - admonish, warn.



NT:3559 nouthesia (noo-thes-ee'-ah); from NT:3563 and a derivative of NT:5087; calling attention to, i.e. (by implication) mild rebuke or warning:

KJV - admonition.





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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