Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~



This week as I was praying over a person, the scene from Fiddler on the Roof came to me, where Tevye sings to his wife and wants to know if she loves him?  She replies that she has lived with him, fought with him, starved with him, if that’s not love them what is?  Tevye is not satisfied and asks again, But do you love me?  She replies, I suppose I do.


Hos 2:14-16 NKJV

'Therefore, behold, I will allure her, Will bring her into the wilderness, And speak comfort to her.  15 I will give her her vineyards from there, And the Valley of Achor as a door of hope; She shall sing there, As in the days of her youth, As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt. 16 "And it shall be, in that day," Says the Lord, "That you will call Me 'My Husband,'  And no longer call Me 'My Master,'


There is a difference in serving the Lord through obedience, where we obey Him as a slave to a Master… and serving the Lord as a laid down lover where He is our Husband and we would gladly lay anything down because we love Him.  Throughout our years in the wilderness, He has been calling us to Himself where He is teaching us that the language of love is actually much greater than the language of obedience.



In the same movie, it begins where marriages are made by the MatchMaker.  Children marry out of obedience to the laws of tradition and family. And they do not marry for love, rather they learn to love with whatever they were dealt.


In breaking away from the law and tradition, the family line progresses downward from “We seek Your permission.  (May I?)  …. To “We are not asking for your permission, only for your blessing."  And then finally to an announcement of what is their intent.  


When there is a love relationship between the Lord and us, He does listen to men, to their heart’s desires and works with us to accomplish both His desire and ours.  It becomes a journey from the breaking away of what is religious to what is love.  However the warning in the journey of finding a 2-way partnership with Him is that in no place should loving violate obedience to scripture or the law of loving others. 


Love is not demanding others to obey scripture, rather love is longsuffering in serving and waiting until there is a volunteer love to WANT to obey scripture.  That is the kind of relationship God wants with us.  He wants to take all the religious-ness out of our life and form us into a humble, laid down lover that is so thoroughly saturated with Himself that everything we do and say comes from being one with His love.  Yes it is obedience, but for the right reasons.



When we mature into full son-ship we will have the same authority to simply announce our desires and it will be done.  And that will not be because we have broken away from the religious through an independent spirit, but be because we are so in love with Him that we will know that our heart as His.  We will be fully abiding with Him and in Him and we will have His full blessing, permission and authority to speak His kingdom into the earth.


John 15:7-8 NKJV

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.



Long I have waited for a generation of lovers who would serve Me out of their passionate hearts, birthed from intimate and genuine two way relationship.  My people know Me as Lord and Master. To serve so duty bound is to choose a life imprisoned in performance.


They have yet to know Me as Lover and Husband.  How I long to connect and establish bridges of communications that cross their boundaries of fear and mind-sets and normalcy where all things are decently in order!  True passion is rarely in order, dear ones.  True passion breaks all boundaries of cultural decency.  True passion only knows one way, get to what matters and die for it when necessary.


The passion I speak of is much deeper than an emotion of the moment.  It comes from a fire deep inside where the truth burns and builds, ever stretching to find a way towards expression.  It is in its expression that our mutual joy is known to the fullest. This brings the consummation of what you yearn for.  I will have a people who will so love Me, their torches will so love Me nothing will stand in their way towards expression.


Duty leads to burn out.  It always did, it always will.  Passion leads to My never ending eternal flame.


Hos 2:14-16 NLT

"But then I will win her back once again. I will lead her out into the desert and speak tenderly to her there. I will return her vineyards to her and transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope. She will give herself to me there, as she did long ago when she was young, when I freed her from her captivity in Egypt.  "In that coming day," says the LORD, "you will call me 'my husband ' instead of 'my master.'





When you give your time, are you listening and responding with your heart, or are you doing your duty?  Is love what you do, or is it who you are inside?


Innocent trust and love are fragile, and once broken, hearts become layered for self protection.  Those who are layered over with thick skin are covered with scars from having had their trust betrayed.  They are unable to feel the passions of My love.  They are unable to feel My Presence.  I have been peeling the layers of hard hearts year after year.  Much progress has taken place as I AM changing hearts to know the true fruit of My love.


Yes I too AM betrayed every day.  But I listen intently with My heart.  I look beyond the fault and see the need.  I hear the truest heart cries and longings.  I AM passionately involved.  It floods Me with years of longsuffering as I bring My children out of the vices of death and into the abundant life I have promised them.  My love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  My love never fails.


Beloved, I want to move you.  Trust My infinite love for you, so that you may feel once again.


1 Cor 13:4-8  AMP

Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.  5 It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God's love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].  6 It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.  7 Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].  8 Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end].


Gal 5:22-23 NKJV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.






"The church has become so busy with their own agendas that they have fallen from that place of intimacy with God and became intimate with the world.  No one is exempt!  You can get so busy in ministry that you lose your first love and you go under...


... The love for God must come first and foremost.  We need to make God first in our lives.  The priority for ministry in our live is:  God first, our spouse second, our children third, our church fourth and our ministry last.  When ministry gets out of order it will fail.  This was a warning to the church of Ephesus and it's the same warning to the church today.  As great as the churches are, their candlestick will be removed if they do not return back to their fist love...


... The immature church developed a religious spirit instead of building on the foundation of love.  It became too busy working for God instead of working with Him and He wants to be a part ifs life.  God is preparing the Zadok priesthood that will separate the precious from the profane.  God is refining fire and He's purging the unredeemed soul within the saints so He can use them in His army.  The church must repent of anything it has put before Christ. 


Ezek 44:23 AMP

The priests shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the common or profane, and cause them to distinguish between the unclean and the clean.


Rev 2:1-6 NKJV

'These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands:  2 "I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars;  3 and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name's sake and have not become weary.  4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.  5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place — unless you repent. 







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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