Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~




DREAM:  I dreamed that I was looking out my window and there were 2 ladies who had come to a lovely shaded green grass area and they followed a bushy tailed squirrel around and caught it by the tail.  I was reminded of catch the foxes that spoil the vine.  They were going to put it in their car but then let it go.  They stood under what seemed like a canopied tree, although I could not see the tree.  They looked up and exclaimed that it was such a special holy place, with the huge angel of the Lord protecting it.


I heard the Lord say, Had not the simplest warning been heeded. 


In the next scene there was a large crane that drove up and was carefully maneuvering just underneath the telephone wires. I noticed some morning glory vine that had wrapped around the wire.  The machine was going to dig a ditch on the boundary line of our property in the back. 


Yesterday I was listening to Rick’s The Call and he had shared this part about falling into the ditch of depression



From Rick’s book, The Call


For days I had been in a deep depression. Everything seemed so bleak. Even the very sound of people irritated me, and any disruption of what I wanted to do angered me. I thought the worst of everyone and had to fight to contain the black thoughts which arose in me toward them. I felt as if I had slipped into hell and was sliding deeper into it each day. Finally, I cried out to the Lord, and almost immediately, I found myself standing in front of the door with Wisdom standing next to me.


“Lord, I’m sorry. I slipped from Your presence all the way into hell it seems.”

“The whole world still lies in the power of the evil one,” He replied, “and you walk on the edge of hell every day. Through the midst of it there is a path of life. There are deep ditches on either side of the path of life, so you must not deviate from the narrow way.”


“Well, I fell into one of the ditches, and I could not find my way out.”


“No one can find his own way out of those ditches. Following your own way is how you fall into them, and your own way will never lead you out. I am the only way out. When you fall, do not waste your time trying to figure everything out, for you will only sink deeper into the mire. Just ask for help. I am your Shepherd, and I will always help you when you call on Me.”


“Lord, I don’t want to waste time trying to figure everything out, but I would really like to understand how I fell so far so fast. What caused me to turn from the path of life and fall into the ditch like that? You are Wisdom, and I know that it is wisdom to ask.”


“It is wisdom to know when to ask for understanding and when to just ask for help. Here, it is wisdom for you to ask. Only when you are in My presence can you understand. Your understanding will always be twisted when you are depressed, and you will never accurately see truth from that place. Depression is the deception that comes from seeing the world from your perspective. Truth comes from seeing the world through My eyes from where I sit, at the right hand of the Father. Like the cherubim in Isaiah 6:3, those who abide in My presence will say, ‘The whole earth is filled with His glory.’”


I remembered how as a new believer I had read this text and actually thought that these cherubim were deceived. I could not understand how they could say “The whole earth is filled with His glory,” when the whole earth seemed to be filled with wars, disease, child abuse, treachery, and evil on every side.


Then the Lord had spoken to me one day and said, “The reason these cherubim say that the whole earth is filled with My glory is because they dwell in My presence, and when you dwell in My presence you will not see anything but glory.”


“Lord, I remember You teaching me that, but I have not lived it very well. I have spent much of my life seeing things from the dark side. I guess I have spent much of my life sitting in one of those ditches beside the path of life rather than walking on it.”


“That is true,” the Lord responded. “Every now and then you would get up and take a few paces, but then slide off into the ditch on the other side. Even so, you have made some progress, but now it is time for you to stay on the path. You do not have any more time to waste in those ditches.”


The Lord’s kindness and patience seemed overwhelming as He continued.


“What caused you to slide into the ditch this last time?” He began.


After thinking about it, I could see that I had become consumed with maintaining the feeling rather than knowing the Source of the feeling.  “I took my eyes off of You,” I confessed.


“I know it seems too simple, but this is all you did, and taking your eyes off of Me is all that you have to do to drift from the path of life. When you abide in Me, you will see nothing but glory. This does not mean that you will not see the conflicts, confusion, darkness, and deception in the world, but when you see them, you will always see My answer to them. When you abide in Me, you will always see how truth prevails over deception, and you will see the manner in which My kingdom will come.”

{End Rick quote]



My generic personality, the basic one deep inside is chipper and given to laugh easily.  I remember Rick Joyner saying that when he met Enoch in heaven he was totally taken back by how joyful and happy Enoch was.  He exuberated so much joy and when Rick saw Elijah, he asked why he wasn’t as joyful as Enoch.  Elijah replied that he had the same choice as Enoch but he allowed the spirits of domination, control, manipulation/ Jezebel to affect him.  If you remember Elijah got really depressed and wanted to die. And then he spent some “cave” time.


1 Kings 19:4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.


1 Kings 19:9 And he came there unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What do you here, Elijah?


What really got both Wayne and I was that Elijah said that we form our personalities while we are on earth and we take them with us to heaven!  Wow that really affected us both.  After that Wayne began to pray that the Lord would heal him of his outlook because he did not want to be stuck in eternity the way he was.  And I began to really soul search about my own self. I realized how upbeat I used to be and how much I used to laugh and how life had beaten me down.  I saw how my joy had really faded and I missed being me.  We both began asking the Lord to give us our joy back as it had been stolen.  Since that time, I have watched Wayne change and also my I am experiencing my old chipper self again inspite of difficult circumstances. 


We usually make it a rational choice to begin all of our prayers listing the things we are thankful for.  And it was only later I discovered that scriptures tells us that is how we are supposed to enter into Him! 


Psalms 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.


In the 1970’s I was depressed and went to a Charles and Francis Hunter meeting and in a very small room of maybe about 30ish people Charles said he had a word for someone about a star that loses its light.  He said that a dark star is one that turns inward.  The gravity pull goes inward and sucks the light right out of it.  That word really hit me between the eyes and I began making it a rational choice to get my eyes of me and my circumstances and find ways to GIVE my way out of the void I was feeling.


I remember Bob saying that depression is a choice to NOT love.  He said that depressed people are self-centered people.  Depression is a refusal to receive love and give love.


Anyway, back then one of Wayne’s and my favorite times together was in our Jacuzzi.  When I was feeling depressed would play our thankful game of trading back and forth and listing all the things we were grateful for.  Sometimes this took a long time and we were prunes when we got out.  It always worked for me, I felt so much lighter and freer after our declarations.  I had no idea back then these were spiritual decrees that had power.  I only knew it was a game that made me feel better.  Being thankful for even the simplest things was the opposite of having a negative outlook on circumstances. 


Psalms 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.


I understand now that those 2 tools of Giving and being Thankful were very important foundations the Lord gave me because I had no idea how difficult life would become years later.  It is important to note that both giving and being thankful were rational, logical choices that required my effort.  They were not based on feelings or my physical health or energy.  I strongly believe in the daily therapy of having something to give that is received and being thankful even for the little things. 


CONFIRMATION:  After writing the above, this was the first Word to Ponder that came up on the W2P website:




There are times in life, when after a heroic struggle, you retreat to a cave of isolation and weep. Always know that you are never alone, for I AM there with you. Beloved, yes shed your tears and die to self-will. Then after having visited this place, listen for My voice, for I do not want you to live in the cave. My voice calls you to come out to the light and rise in the triumph of what you have planted through your tears.


Ps 126:5-6 NKJV

Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.




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: