Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~


When I write Words to Ponders, they are what the scripture calls prophesying.  I am learning the past few years to simplify what He gives me to help make a point clear before passing it on.  I have not yet conquered this, but it is what I try to do and am getting better at it.  So I may hear and see a large scope of many threads but I try to narrow it all down to something simple before I dispatch it as in a Word to Ponder. 


Acts 2:46 NKJV

 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart.


I am not very good at reading or listening to long articles, sermons or prophesies.  My mind goes off and it is hard for me.  So I try to stay away from such when dispatching a summary Word to Ponder, which is the prophesy of what I have seen and heard.


As an example, in writing classes they teach you how to make a sentence that introduces the subject of that paragraph, and then make all the rest of the paragraph about that sentence.  And in sermon and speech classes they teach you how to choose only 3 main points to your sermon because no one will remember past 3 points.  So when I write Words to Ponders, I try not to have more than 3 main thoughts and hopefully one per paragraph.  It is my goal in the back of my mind, but not a rule.  I probably mess up all the time, but it is something I subconsciously aim for. 


Speaking or writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit is a wonderful experience.  It usually flows and you dont need to spend time worrying about grammar, sentence structure or format.  


2 Peter 1:20-21 NKJV

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation,   for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.


John 11:51-52 NLT

This prophecy that Jesus should die for the entire nation came from Caiaphas in his position as high priest. He didn't think of it himself; he was inspired to say it.


However there are times when ahead of time, someone gets the download from the Lord about the general subject and perhaps accompanied by a specific Word.  They may have time to think about the Word before speaking it.   They can think out the direction they will take (and the direction they will not take) before they share.  This helps them keep on track and not ramble.  And when they share, they rely on the Holy Spirit to give them unction and anointing while in the background of their mind, they have taken mental note of the direction they are going.


All this to say that no matter what form your Word takes, it is best to stay narrowed down so people will remember it.  Often times when I hear a prophesy or even a sermon from the podium, it rambles.  It flows from one subject to another, to another to another.  When these kind of Words come, I simply just “soak” in the Presence of the Lord and just let the Words wash over my soul.  I listen instead for a quickened sentence, something that is pertinent and something I can take home with me. 




When I first started at the forum sharing the rhema from my archives, I added many pieces of what I saw and heard together into one word.  I separated them by ===== so people could understand they were given at separate times, but really did all fit together.  I did this to help teach how the Lord builds His Words in us, through many pieces.   


For years I would read or hear a prophet’s Word and wonder how they got the Word.  I wanted to hear the Source, so I could chew on it for myself and not just be handfed.  Because of this, it became a deep passion for me to share these tid bits because I knew they were anointed all by themselves.  I realized the power of the Holy Spirit could take His Words so much farther than through my limitations of interpretation and ability to communicate.  (Teach people how to fish for dinner and they have fish for a lifetime.)


In the teaching settings, like the QW Forum, the QW class, and the Quickened Word elist ... it is OK to give more details and let the Lord take them and apply them.    However the format that I teach with many details is not a good idea when trying to give ONE Word to a corporate body... like for instance a congregation or a prophesy to a group. 


The most important part of learning to prophesy is to keep it simple and let the power of the Holy Spirit impact people.


2 Cor 1:12 NKJV
The testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity.


1 Cor 2:3-5 NLT

And my message and my preaching were very plain. I did not use wise and persuasive speeches, but the Holy Spirit was powerful among you. I did this so that you might trust the power of God rather than human wisdom.



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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