Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~



When people are unable to receive their healings, gifts of the Spirit, hear God or feel His Presence, often it is due to having a bitter root. Here is a revelation the Lord gave me about getting rid of a bitter root.


HEARD:  A root of bitterness.  They tell 6 people and those people tell 6.  It spreads so fast. 


Heb 12:14-16 NKJV

Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled...



NT:4088 pikria (pik-ree'-ah); from NT:4089; acridity (especially poison), literally or figuratively:

KJV - bitterness.


Being angry and

Incubating unforgiveness

Tastes like acid in the soul.

Telling others

Encourages defilement,

Rejoicing in revenge.


Eph 4:31-32 NKJV

Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.


PRAYER:  Lord we know how to change our speech, behavior and forgive, so please grant us the grace to do so.  However we do not know how to get rid of a bitter root.  We ask that You will remove the bitter roots so they never defile again, in Jesus Name.





HEARDSafe fellowship.  Can you set me right? 


Thank you for your soul, no thanks.  Generations of broken hearts. 


Matt 16:26-27

For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul ? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?


VISIONI saw a plate of roots and they looked like separated tubers with knobs and woody.  However each one had tiny, moving white roots that were the size of threads growing out of the tubers.  I knew immediately that they were bitter roots. As I watched the white threads moving, I realized they were alive.


Heb 12:14-16 NKJV

Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled.


UPDATE 5/06/10

Scripture calls it a ROOT of bitterness and doesn’t specifically call it a spirit.  We have no instructions on how to get rid of a root, except for correct behavior which is to pursue peace and holiness with all people.  I started asking the Lord if there was any other way to get rid of a root of bitterness, outside of forgiving and pursuing peace and holiness with people. 


The Lord answered my prayer.  I had been wondering what the meaning of the plate of roots meant as I was cleaning out our fridge and found a bag of old lemons in the back.  They were in different levels of drying out and shriveling up.  When I saw them, I immediately remembered the fig tree that Jesus cursed, and it DRIED up at the roots.  One of the job assignments of the Holy Spirit is to bring His Words into remembrance.  And when we make connections with His Word, we receive peace.  So when He brings things into remembrance, we can count on the fact that this is one of the ways God speaks. 


John 14:26-28  NKJV

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.  27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 


REVELATION:  I knew this was how we get rid of a bitter root!  We curse it and command it to shrivel up in Jesus Name.  Not only that, but when I looked up the scripture speaking about it, removing mountains and forgiving is in the same passage!


Mark 11:12-14

Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. 13 And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 In response Jesus said to it, "Let no one eat fruit from you ever again." And His disciples heard it. 


Mark 11:20-26

Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21 And Peter, remembering, said to Him, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away." 22 So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have faith in God.  23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.  24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. "And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.  26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses." 


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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