Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~


[Open The Door To Rest]


EXPERIENCE: Today I was so tired I fell asleep in my chair.

HEARD: Handmaidens usually do too much. They wear themselves out.

Upon awakening I looked out the window and saw a sign in the sky in the clouds. The clouds looked like a lady sitting at a desk. Then she turned into a duck. It’s head was turned with the bill tucked under the feathers of its wings. That is where its oil glands are located.

In my thoughts, I likened the oil glands to His anointing. The duck‘s bill was even receiving what I would call an anointed mouth as it rested. Lord, help me apply this lesson while I am working at my desk or out and about. I so desire to live in Your anointed presence by way of Your Kingdom principles. I want to come into your rest in all that I do and say and not be so stressed out.


Beloved handmaidens, learn a lesson from the ducks. They rest with their bills comfortably tucked into the feathers where I placed their oil glands. Likewise, search out the oil of My presence. You will find it in My place of rest. You are wearing yourselves out with too much activity. I have not placed all that stress upon you. Come into My resting place and hide yourself in the shadow of My wings. That is where you will receive My anointing.

"So God's rest is there for people to enter. But those who formerly heard the Good News failed to enter because they disobeyed God. So God set another time for entering his place of rest, and that time is today. God announced this through David a long time later in the words already quoted: "Today you must listen to his voice. Don't harden your hearts against him." This new place of rest was not the land of Canaan, where Joshua led them. If it had been, God would not have spoken later about another day of rest. So there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God. For all who enter into God's rest will find rest from their labors, just as God rested after creating the world. Let us do our best to enter that place of rest. For anyone who disobeys God, as the people of Israel did, will fall." (Hebrews 4:6-11 NLT)



I had been thinking about the doorway to His throne room. For many years I had been interceding over this.

HEARD: Just opposite the doors. To the throne room. The wait, it won’t be that long.

VISION: I was lying on my back looking up at the huge doors, waiting for them to open. I had my hands behind my head, my right leg crossed over my left knee, and I was bouncing my calf and foot back and forth, like I used to do as a child. When I was bored as a child, I would lie on my back, crossing my knees in the same fashion, and look up at the cloud formations in the sky.

The Lord was tongue and cheek telling me that I was to wait in front of the doors, and I might as well relax while I was doing it!!!

CONFIRMATION: Today, my son and I are outside watching Wayne pressure wash the house. My son (knowing zilch about my rhema this day) puts his arm around me and chants: "One, two, three, four. We need someone to open the door. Five, six, seven, eight. We need someone to open the gate!"

CONFIRMATION: When I came back in I glanced at my Family Circus calendar: The family was looking at the clouds and an outstanding sky. Jeffy asks, "Is it an ad for something Mama?"

This confirmation was a 2 fold joy, because today was also the day I took the cloud photos in to get negatives made for my book cover.




{Words to Ponder are summaries of His quickened Words}


Long you have waited for My promises to come to pass! As you wait upon Me, I want you to learn to rest in your faith. It is one thing to believe Me, it is another to rest in the process. Resting does not change your focus or anticipation, it merely gives you a relaxed contentment as you do so. Dear one, I will grant you many joys with signs along your pathway. These will delight your heart as you fully rest in Me. I AM able to perform that which I have promised. What joys await you, dearest!

Heb 4:1-3 NLT

God's promise of entering his place of rest still stands, so we ought to tremble with fear that some of you might fail to get there. For this Good News--that God has prepared a place of rest--has been announced to us just as it was to them. But it did them no good because they didn't believe what God told them. For only we who believe can enter his place of rest.



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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