Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~


For several days I have been pondering the vision where I laid my head down upon the door handle of an open door:


rhema 12/29/08  spent


VISION:  I had an emotional vision where I laid my head down upon a door handle, of an open door.  I was so totally spent and exhausted, all I could do is sob and rest my head on the handle of the door.  I said, “I am SO tired.”  Then I felt the Lord’s hand laid upon me and heard Him reassure me that He would minister to me.  I dont remember whether He said, restore, heal, rise up, recover, strengthen... or what words, but I remember I knew all of them as He had said them before. 


It occurred to me that I was so deeply tired that even though an open door was before me, I was unable to look up and through the door for hope.  Even though I had a new place to step into, I had no zeal and had come to a stopping place where I could not move another step without the Lord’s help.  As I pondered this, the Lord sent me three applicable Words that I perceived were all related to that vision.


1.  A Divine Stopping Place

There will be a divine pause and stopping place between our coming to an end of our past and walking into a new place. 


Wayne told me a story about Ruth Heflen:


She was sent to an Emperor to give a Word.  She asked him if he would like to receive it and he said yes.  So she closed her eyes and spoke a sentence.  And then she stopped.  And then she spoke another sentence and then stopped.  This continued and she was flustered at this because always before her prophetic words were quite fluent.  So she opened her eyes and evidently the Emperor had signaled a person to write down what she said, and so the Lord was giving her the Word transcription speed! 


This was really quickened to me that He only speaks as fast as we can assimilate it or walk it out.   We dont need to know what it looks like way down the road, if we cant get past the first step.  The Lord reminded me of the dream I had where pastor and I were sharing a message one sentence at a time. 



: I went to pastor and said I had a gift of tongues to share. But instead he spoke one sentence of tongues in the mike and then I spoke the English interp of that sentence. And then we did the same back and forth one sentence at a time. It was a very easy going “Word” with spaces in between our voices with pausing and thinking. The final sentence was “Stop, Look and Listen.”


You have been asking Me to help you understand what I have been speaking into your life. Yes clarity is your gift of promotion, for as you are accountable with what you know, then I give you more. I am desiring to answer your prayers and train you in the gifts of interpretation. As you learn to stop and pause when things are quickened to you, I will open your eyes and ears to see and hear My Word in plain sight around you. I will bring My Word in many forms, many ways, through many circumstances. Allow Me to teach you how to take each Word and develop the fuller meanings. Take time to chew and assimilate the pieces and together they will make a good meal. As you are faithful to do this, I will make My Word clear speech.

What is most important is to take your time, don’t rush or be presumptuous when I speak. You are hearing Me speak, but do not necessarily understand how I want it applied. As you stop, look and listen, it will be a safeguard from making mistakes, especially at crossroads of opportunity.

Isa 32:2-4 NLT
He will shelter Israel from the storm and the wind. He will refresh her as a river in the desert and as the cool shadow of a large rock in a hot and weary land. Then everyone who can see will be looking for God, and those who can hear will listen to his voice. Even the hotheads among them will be full of sense and understanding. Those who stammer in uncertainty will speak out plainly.


2.  Two Options for Our Perspective

Catherine Brown posted the following Word (excerpt)


"2009 - a Word from the Founder"

by Catherine Brown


Dear Friends,

I was pondering what 2009 might bring when the Holy Spirit broke into my thoughts with this phrase, "It is a year of increase for some and decrease for others."


Immediately following these words, I had a vision in which I saw Jesus looking out to the horizon. He handed me a pair of binoculars. I put them to my eyes "right way round" and was able to see clearly. Everything was magnified just as one would expect with a functioning pair of binoculars. Everything increased. Just after this the Lord took the binoculars from me and turned them "wrong way round". I put them back to my eyes and everything in my vision became smaller, decreased and what was near seemed even further away than when viewed with the naked eye. The Lord looked at me as if pre-empting my next question and said, "Whether you experience increase or decrease will depend on your focus."

{End of Excerpt of Catherine’s Word.} 


When I read Catherine’s Word in regards to my vision, it was immediately imparted to me that I could not look through the open door, because my perspective was on the fact that I was going through a very hard time.  When looking at my life through those eyes, there was no place out.  I had only to look up through the door of the future to see that the Lord has provided me a way out and that way out was HOPE in His goodness, and His delivering power. 



3.  If You Dont Obey

The third Word that the Lord quickened to me in regards to my vision was very simple rhema where I asked the Lord a question:


RHEMA 11/10/08 

[Lord, is 2009 going to be as bad as what some of the leaders have said?]


HEARDFor those who dont obey, discipline. 




The time is so short and I love My own so passionately that I AM bringing them full circle to the end of their strivings.  Yes you have arrived thoroughly spent.  Sweet one, take this opportunity to pause, listen and ponder.  There are some very valuable lessons you have learned to have arrived here.  


Yes where you did not obey, you received My discipline.  However refrain from looking at your future through your failures.  Instead accept My correction in your life and move on with the understanding I have loved you with an everlasting love and I AM your Good heavenly Father Who has delivered you from death and destruction in your nature. 


I have given you a good future and hope and it is set before you in an open door.  You dont need to knock, push, press through, or strive for it to open.  It is already open dear one.  Simply pause and reflect on what I have taught you so that the changes made will be lasting ...  then at last, the past has passed.  Lift up your eyes and advance when I give you grace to do so.  You are not alone and you are highly favored as My beloved child.


Heb 12:3-13  NKJV

For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls. 4 You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin. 5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: "My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD,


Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;  6 For whom the LORD loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives."    7 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? 8 But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. 9 Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? 10 For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. 11 Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.  Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, 13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.





HEARD:  We back into a corner and we wait.  We have nowhere to go except to look up.  Exactly.


HEARD:  Despondent.  Lectures of the storm.  I am keeping you, do not be afraid.  Future.  My ways are not your ways.


Isa 55:8-11 NKJV

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," says the Lord.  9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.   10 "For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, 11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. 



There are seasons when I have raised you with tough love as well as raised you with comforting love.  At this point, there is a balancing scale in My hands, and I AM weighing issues I have spoken about to you for years.  Precious, I love you.  I want you to walk in freedom.  I want you to walk in power and grace.  I know how deeply your soul hurts when you don't measure up because of making deliberate choices that take you into captivity.  I love you and it hurts Me when you are hurting.


I don’t want you wallowing in self pity.  I don’t want you burning with shame.  I don’t want you wincing in condemnation.  I want you to grow up and mature the child inside of you that runs from obedience and turns to the world for escape.  This balance scale is weighing heavily on My heart.  The hand that holds these scales of tough love and comforting love is called Grace.  I offer you My abiding grace, but I AM asking you only one question.  I need you to be WILLING.  That is all.  Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and be willing to listen to Me and obey.  I will help you face these things, but you must be willing to do your part.  We will partner together and face this mountain.  How can two walk together unless they agree?


1 Cor 4:21 AMP

Now which do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a rod of correction, or with love and in a spirit of gentleness?


Ps 119:73-77 NLT

You made me; you created me. Now give me the sense to follow your commands.  May all who fear you find in me a cause for joy, for I have put my hope in your word. I know, O LORD, that your decisions are fair; you disciplined me because I needed it . Now let your unfailing love comfort me, just as you promised me, your servant. Surround me with your tender mercies so I may live,

for your law is my delight.


Amos 3:3 NKJV

Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?


vision:  I saw Wayne come to me and hand me a cup.  He said,, "Here I want you to try this.  Hope." 


I understood he was handing me the cup of Hope.


HEARD:  Waiting, it's grueling sometimes.  But when you see Me it will be worth it all.  Be expectant.



I have brought My people to a door.  A door of promise, a door of destiny.  Many have approached this door before, with seeds of promise, only to look at it, and see the insurmountable walls.  They were given the instructions at Jericho; the time waiting was much more than the time moving.  Years of waiting have passed, and the moving has been in circles.  But this has not been without purpose.


I have gone before you and set up your place.  Indeed, you have circled long enough.  Once again, you stand before the door and look at insurmountable odds.  But I say unto you, the hour is due.  At My command, these walls shall fall, and every man shall enter straight before him.  I go before you shouting “Grace.”  These walls shall fall and you shall be astonished at MY mighty hand on your behalf.


There are many who have been so sifted by the plow, and blackened by the fire, that they have lost sight of this door of promise, this great door of Hope.  They have been turned inside out, and backwards; some are even upside down.  But I have been turning the perspective so they may see My view.  I AM facing them forward, securing feet in front of the door.


Have no fear if you cannot see the door of promise.  Your eyes may still be burning from the smoke.  Trust Me to turn you in perfect direction.  Have hopeful expectation of what I shall do.  For when it opens, it shall open suddenly, and the Light from the other side will be so bright, there will be no questions as to your direction.


I give good gifts to My people.  Pick up those hopes lost from yesterday, and dare to believe, this time from MY perspective.  Even as the door stands before you, I stand on the other side.  When I open the door, you will not walk alone.  We will occupy together.


“I know thy works behold I have set before thee an open door and no man can shut it...”  (Revelation 3:8)





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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