Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~



QUICKENED rebuke:  Today at the grocery store (market) I had reached in to get my pen to write a check.  It was not anywhere in my purse.  I was feeling very low (and hopeless) about writing and saw it as a sign that the enemy was trying to steal my pen and thus writing.  I muttered under my breath, “It’s probably a parable.”  Wayne  heard me and quickly rebuked me saying, “Don’t be like that!”  He is rarely so strong with me, and I wondered what exactly he meant.  He said, “Where everything is a demon or everything is a parable or a sign.” 


A couple minutes later the cashier asked me if I had a coupon for the pop.  I said, “No.”  It was not a sad no or a disgruntled no, it was simply no.  The cashier said a quick,  “Don’t be so negative.”  He had a little cherub grin on his face and I wondered if he had heard the exchange between Wayne  and I.  In that brief moment I did not believe he heard a word of it.  The Lord had simply filled his mouth, like Wayne ’s.  As the cashier grinned he punched in a 60¢ coupon into the register.  I thanked him and was kind of stunned that the Lord would rebuke me so suddenly.  I was comforted by it in a strange kind of way. 


In the car I explained the Lord’s rebuke to Wayne  and what had occurred and also a correction in what he had said that not everything was a sign or a demon, only what is quickened.  I said,  “I can hardly wait to look up the number 60 when I get home.”  [The coupon was for 60¢]  But I had forgotten by the time we got home.  About 45 minutes later Wayne  came in while I as working on the computer and asked me what 60 meant!  He was taking a bath and started thinking about it!  So we looked it up.  I laughed when I read it.



 60 agoraios {ag-or-ah'-yos}

¤ from 58;; adj

¤ AV - baser sort 1, law 1; 2

¤ 1) in, of or belonging to the market place 2) frequenting the market place 2a) hucksters, petty traffickers, retail dealers 2b) idlers, loungers, the common sort, low, mean vulgar 3) generally, proper to the assembly, suited to forensic speaking, business-like transactions


 060 'ebel {ay'-bel}

¤ from 056; TWOT - 6a; n m

¤ AV - mourning 24; 24

¤ 1) mourning 1a) for the dead 1b) for rites of mourning (metaph) 1c) mourning garb 1d) period of mourning


UPDATE 4/21/97  [The next day] Today I found my pen on the table.  It was not lost, simply misplaced.  It was an encouragement to find it.


HEARDTrust Me.


Prov 13:12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.


You have suffered a long season of mourning, for your spirit grew heavy with the pain of delay. I tell you to cease mourning for it is the dawn of a new day. I have broken through with My light and will turn your mourning into morning. I give a brand new start for a brand new day.

“Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:19 KJV)

“To proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, 3 To console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.” (Isaiah 61:1-3 NKJV)



UPDATE:  After 13 long years of waiting and preparation, the Lord launched me into public writing ministry 2 months later.  Smile!







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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