Sandy Warner ~


8/07/15  TAKING NAPS – DEEP SLEEP / trances

I am one that has resisted naps because then I don't sleep well at night.  Recently because I have been having waves of sleepiness in the late afternoon, I have been taking 30 - 60 minute naps. I am finding this does not affect my sleep at night!


8/08/15:  To actually be at peace enough to listen.  I am with you sweetheart. 


I have discovered that I am hearing and seeing what He is saying and doing during these naps.  I remembered Paul Keith saying that Bob Jones took a nap every day at 3 PM in order to hear the Lord and he often had trances then at that time.


I was studying Genesis this week and I happened to look up the word DEEP SLEEP.   I was surprised that it meant trance.  This is when God Himself puts us into deep sleep and ministers to us.



Strong's Hebrew Dictionary
8639. תַּרְדֵּמָה tardemah
Search for H8639 in KJVSL

תַּרְדֵּמָה tardemah tar-day-maw'

from 7290; a lethargy or (by implication) trance:—deep sleep.

See Hebrew 7290


Here is the list of when the OT uses that word:


Genesis 2:21   And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

Genesis 15:12   And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

1 Samuel 26:12   So David took the spear and the cruse of water from Saul's bolster; and they gat them away, and no man saw [it], nor knew [it], neither awaked: for they [were] all asleep; because a deep sleep from the LORD was fallen upon them.

Job 4:13   In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men,

Job 33:15   In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;

Proverbs 19:15   Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Isaiah 29:10   For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.


Here is a NT scripture about a trance:


Acts 10:10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,





An interesting night. I wrote this poem in the wee hours as I struggled to find sleep. As I laid there listening to the rain, I began to hear these words in my head, so I grabbed my pen and pad (Lol). I'm not sure if I finally dozed off for a moment, but I was soon listening to the sound of the rain for a while then I began to write again on the pad, the other post.  (When Rain Falls). 


Falling rain play me a lullaby

So that I can finally close my eyes

And fall into a peaceful sleep

So my Lord may speak to me


I’m sure there are words He wants to say

But first I must get very still


As this flesh of mine takes a nap

My spirit-man thus stays awake

Listening patiently…for my Lord to speak


I’ll awaken feeling all refreshed


Yet as He speaks…He gives total rest.


May we all embrace the new day full of Hope.



Precious there are times when life around you is like troubled waters.  Remember Me when I was in the storm on the sea of Galilee!  I knew in Whom I put My trust.  I already saw the will of My Father, that we were to cross over to the other side. I allowed His will to carry us and I simply laid down and slept.  Yes sometimes life knocks you out of your resting place.  Stand up, take authority.  The troubled waters around you shall become peaceful and still once again.


Learn the secret of taking naps.  Put time aside.  Bring your body, soul and spirit into a peaceful place so that you can listen to Me.  You will find encouragement and refreshment as life around you settles and becomes peaceful in My arms of love.


Mark 4:35-41 And the same day, when the evening was come, he said unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. 36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him just as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. 37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. 38 And he was in the rear of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awoke him, and said unto him, Teacher, care you not that we perish? 39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 And he said unto them, Why are you so fearful? how is it that you have no faith? 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?


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