Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~



Wayne and I watched the movie Secretariat on TV last night.  And I have been pondering this wonderful parable.  Secretariat was a famous race horse.


HEARDThe last shall become the first.


(PARABLE:  I heard this while Secretariat was running his race in the movie.  He had a tendency to hang back behind the other horses and let them run, then later he would pull out and move into first place.)


Mark 10:31  NKJV

But many who are first will be last, and the last first."


PARABLE:  Continuing the play on words between the first and the last, Secretariat was "won" by the toss of a coin.  The person who got Secretariat actually lost the coin toss and the other person chose the other horse.  But Secretariat's new owner was thrilled, because he is the horse she had wished for had she won the toss.  So Secretariat was last, but was first.


QUICKENED QUOTE:  The lady who owned Secretariat said, "I believe I won my race because I made it here and I didnt quit.  And now you go and run your race."  Years earlier when she first presented Secretariat to her father before he died, he said to her, Let him run his race."  The emphasis was on the word "let."  There was a poll of tension among horse trainers, whether to allow horses to run to their fullest, or to hold them back.  The horse trainer with a previous horse had burst the horse's heart by allowing him to run full speed.  When he mentioned this to the lady, she repeated that he was the one she wanted to race Secretariat.   


He was really good at running the short races but they didnt know if he had the endurance in him to run the longer races.  When that longer race came, Secretariat was allowed to run to his passion and he ran 31 lengths past all the other horses and to this day the record has never been broken.  Secretariat had a 22 pound heart and won many races;  a normal horse's heart is 9 pounds.     When he retired, he sired over 800 times.  To me Secretariat represents the champions who have run their races for years and didnt quit. 


THOROUGHBREDS:  Today Steven Shelly shared what William Branham said regarding thoroughbreds.  He said you tell them something and they are off to do what you told them to do.  You tell them to gallop and they are ready to do it.  But there is another crowd that has got mule religion.  He will hear the command and perks up his ears, turns them and makes you think he is listening.  But he has no intention of doing what you tell him to do unless he wants to.  It is his character because he is a hybrid, a mixture, sterile and can not reproduce. 



I heard this after copying the following rhema:




HEARD (during pre-prayer): Worn out old mule. No never.


PIX: I saw the beautiful and strong horse named Secretariat.

(I have a photo of him on my pocket PC)



Beloved, sometimes you feel like you have run your last race. I understand how tired you have become. You may feel like an old worn out mule, but I say NEVER. You are My powerful horse in battle, and you have run many races with a heart beating with My compassion. Yes, My zeal has enflamed you and you have burned for Me.


Know that even as you have run as a heroic champion in your day, you will also bear many children of the same stock. Champions are in your loins and you are not out to pasture, but merely transitioning into greater works of bringing in a harvest that is beyond your greatest expectations.


Do I not amply reward those who win? You have won well, My beauty. You passed by all the naggings that said it could not be done. You overcame all the obstacles in your way. You saw the goal of My promise and you ran every bit of it without faltering. Well done thou good and faithful servant!


Job 39:19-25 NKJV

"Have you given the horse strength? Have you clothed his neck with thunder? Can you frighten him like a locust? His majestic snorting strikes terror. He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; He gallops into the clash of arms. He mocks at fear, and is not frightened; Nor does he turn back from the sword. The quiver rattles against him, te glittering spear and javelin. He devours the distance with fierceness and rage; Nor does he come to a halt because the trumpet has sounded. At the blast of the trumpet he says, 'Aha!' He smells the battle from afar, the thunder of captains and shouting.





Steven quoted William in his sermon this AM.


"And why does God let troubles come? God harnesses trouble, puts bits in its mouth, and makes it obey Him, and those troubles bring us into a closer fellowship with God."   -William Branham


The bride of Christ are Thoroughbreds.  You tell them something and they go run and do it.






Paul Keith had a dream the Lord told him there were more famous horses than Secretariat.  He said they were the ones who lived in obscurity.


"Many of us will be the beneficiaries of what they do, we just dont know it. Several years ago I was happy that I had gotten a revelation and thought I had broken through.  Then I went into an experience where I watched this little Granny who spent most of her day prayer.  She would go into her prayer closet and begin to prayer.  And I saw the heavens open.  And I watched Granny go into heaven and I saw the Lord extend His scepter.  I saw Him give her that revelation and she began to articulate it into the Spirit realm, by herself.  Nobody was around, just received the revelation, and send the revelation into the Spirit.  Then I watched me go into my prayer closet and I though I had gone into heaven to get the revelation.  I put up my antennae, and I picked up on her signal!  It was her revelation!  If you tune into the right channel, you will get some revelation." 


CONCLUSION:  What is quickened to me in considering the parable of Secretariat's life are these 2 scriptures:


Matt 19:29-30  NKJV

And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.  But many who are first will be last, and the last first.


Mark 10:31  NKJV

But many who are first will be last, and the last first."


There are many waiting on the shelves of life who are faithfully serving God.  They do not have a recognized position on earth, but God sees them.  They have been generously yielding their lives so that others may advance.  They are holding back their reigns of ambition and promotion and waiting for God's passion and anointing to drive them into position to win their own races.  These are God's hidden champions!




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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