Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~






Hi Loved Ones,


Recently in asking the Lord to send His quickened Word to me, two intercessors received visions the same week, of the Lord's banner and shared them with me. The first one was given to Grandma Anna, my Mom:



"On Sunday, March 12th while in worship I had an open vision. I saw an extremely tall flag pole that went into the clouds. I couldn't see the top of it but I knew it had a flag flying because of the cords at the bottom for raising and lowering a flag. Suddenly I was lifted up to see the top of the pole in the clouds. Waving in the gentle breeze was a huge orange flag with a purple circle in the center. Then I was down at the bottom again. A Vine began rapidly to climb the pole. I was carried along horizontally with the Vine and watched it climb clear to the top. When the Vine reached the flag, it changed form and wove itself into the material, although it still looked like a Vine. The Vine moved through the orange flag straight into the purple center. It then branched into many vines in the material which began to radiate outwards towards the edge of the flag. When they reached the edge, they became regular looking vines and shot into space. It was rather like watching fire works. I watched them from the top and knew they would hit the earth although I was so high up I could not actually see that. From the directions they went, I knew they had been scattered all over the earth."


[end of vision]



At prayer meeting the same week, one of our intercessors shared her vivid vision of the American flag raised up and waving in the clouds. People of different ethnic backgrounds were singing "God bless America" including a Jewish lady. Suddenly she exclaimed that Jesus was coming back.


[end of vision]



I was also given a vision of this banner. The following is an excerpt from my book, 101+ Ways God Speaks (And How to Hear Him): "When I went to sleep on November 14, 1985, I had a strong yearning for Jesus. As I slept, He came to me and opened my eyes. I saw a huge, gigantic banner unfolding across the sky. This was so huge that it took the entire sky to unfold the banner and display what was written: It said, "THE LORD JESUS CHRIST." Suddenly I found myself in heaven looking down upon a vast desert. It was dry, brown, flat, and immense.



As I gazed upon the lifeless desert, someone was standing above and behind me declaring the scroll of Isaiah 35: "The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the Lord, the excellency of our God. Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. Say to them of a fearful heart, be strong, fear not: behold your God will come with vengeance; He will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water..." (Isaiah 35 KJ)



After Isaiah 35 had been announced, I heard the Lord say, "And the desert shall blossom as a rose. It shall happen all at once, and it shall happen suddenly." Immediately I saw the desert come to life. The sight was astounding and oh so beautiful! Everywhere blossoms emerged: this dry, lifeless region became a spacious garden of color and beauty. Then I came out of the gazing vision. As I woke, I was still in awe of what I'd seen, because it was so beautiful. I knew the Lord was speaking a promise of what He would be doing to our dry desert like lives. He was going to rain His Presence upon us and we would emerge with life and beautiful blossoms."


[end of vision]









The Old Testament speaks of the Lord raising up His banner. Other meanings of this same Hebrew word are flag, sail, flagstaff, signal, token, banner, pole, sail, ensign, or standard. "All inhabitants of the world and dwellers on the earth: When he lifts up a banner (5251) on the mountains, you see it; And when he blows a trumpet, you hear it." Isa 18:3 NKJ) (Some other scriptures using this same Hebrew word 'nec' [Strongs # 5251] are: Isa 5:26, Isa 11:10, Isa 11:12, Isa 18:3, Isa 31:9.)





The scripture says that Jesus is the Vine and we are the branches: "Yes, I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him shall produce a large crop of fruit. For apart from Me you can't do a thing. If anyone separates from Me, he is thrown away like a useless branch, withers, and is gathered into a pile with all the others and burned. But if you stay in Me and obey My commands, you may ask any request you like, and it will be granted! My true disciples produce bountiful harvests. This brings great glory to My Father." (John 15:5-8 TLB)





The color orange is not literally quoted in the scripture. However, the closest proximity is the color amber. Amber is fossilized resin from tree sap. The ancient Greeks and Romans regarded amber as a gem that could be polished to a high gloss. The prophet Ezekiel mentioned amber three times, (Ezek 1:4,27; 8:2) and always in context with the appearance of fire. These scriptures were in context to God's glory appearing to Ezekiel and the cherubim bearing His throne.





Purple was a most expensive and ancient dye coming from a shellfish around the Mediterranean Sea. It is said that a total of 250,000 mollusks were required to make one ounce of the dye. Thus purple was associated with royalty and the wealthy. Purple was found in the high priest's clothing, the tabernacle and upon Jesus at His trial. (Ex 39, Ex 27:16, Mark 15:17, Es 8:15, Lu 16:19)





The fact that the banner was being unfolded, (as though it had been rolled up like a scroll) to reveal the words, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, represents the "manifestation" of Jesus Christ, or the revealing of Who He is to the world.



The word revelation, from Revelations 1:1 is the Greek word (Strongs #602) apokalupsis (ap-ok-al'-oop-sis). The meaning of apokalupsis is disclosure. It is translated as appearing, coming, lighten, manifestation, be revealed, revelation. It comes from a word meaning to take off the cover.



This is the same word used in the scripture: "For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God." (Rom 8:19 KJV)



Jesus said to Jerusalem, "For I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!' " (Matt 23:39 NJV) This banner will unfold to the whole world, and Jesus is not coming back until Jerusalem welcomes WE who come in the Name of the Lord. He is going to manifest Himself through us, to the world.





In all three visions, we saw the movement and the folds of material in the waving of flag/banner. Although the wind was invisible, its effects were not. It moved the banner to and fro, just as His Spirit carries us. "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit." (John 3:8 NKV)



In the Old Testament, the wave offering (also called the peace offering) was presented to the Lord by raising it above the heads of the priest and worshipper, and waving it before the altar. It was then eaten by the priest, the worshipper and his guests of non-officiating priests, Levites and the poor. There were three kinds of peace offerings: (1) thank offerings for His blessings; (2) votive offerings accompanying a vow to God; and (3) freewill offerings spontaneously presented in worship and praise. (Deut 12:18; 16:11-14, Lev 7:12; 22:29, Num 15:3,8, Lev 7:16; 22:18,21)



It was quickened to me that waving of His banner in these visions could have special significance to this offering. This could be a parable of those called to be priests and worshippers who have offered their lives as sacrifices to the Lord and in turn the Lord hosts a dinner with guests included, whereby all partake of the sacrifice. These sacrificial ones will be raised up as waving banners in His wind, and be meat to the world. (John 4:34)





In context with the other visions, the Lord will not only raise up Himself and those that represent Him, but also once again bless America and raise her up to proclaim Jesus to the world. In the mid 80's I had a vision of the map of America. I saw band members on a field and they were outlining the map. They were all out of line and it looked like a very disorderly map. Then in the vision I saw the same scene as though a video was rewinding. The members stepped into their place and it formed a perfect looking outline of the USA. The Lord has promised He will restore the years that have been eaten by the cankerworms and He is going to rain upon all flesh. (Joel 2:23-29) He will once again return America to her godly heritage and she will be used to bless even the Jewish people.





He is raining His Presence upon us. Even now we are experiencing His touch and reviving as. (Hosea 6:2,3) More and more of His Presence will fall until it becomes a deluge and even the most hopeless lives who are dry, flat, barren and without hope will spring to life. We will experience the glory of the Lord.





The Lord is going to raise His banner as a sign for all the world to see. This banner will be like an advertisement, a sign to draw the unsaved. The banner will be moved by His Spirit and unfold before the world. Those abiding in His glory, His priests and kings, will burst forth upon the world to share the heart of His kingdom. This will happen as He rains His Spirit upon a dry and thirsty world.









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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