Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~




HEARD:  I am keeping you.  Something simple.  Someone who is advancing slowly. It’s not a wild ride.  How to prepare.  You will learn as you go.  Humility.  Lay low.  Remain sensitive as to how to maneuver in the days ahead. 


[Prayed last night about needing direction on how to manage $ concerns for future.  Then I watched JP tonight, so comforting!]



“We may not understand, but we trust Him to take care of us.  I have told my staff wherever I speak, I don’t pretend to understand every way of God.  But I do trust God.  I know that whatever is going to come my way, He will prepare me for it, bring people to me that will prepare me to do what I don’t know how to do.  He will take care of me.  When do you need hope the most? It is in the times when things are most difficult.” 


DREAM:  We were looking up on the grassy hill and watched a turtle egg hatch.  It looked to be about the size of a large dinosaur egg.  But when it hatched, the turtle was really big, much bigger than the egg, and covered in hair just like a new chickie or bird before they lose their fluffy feathers.


We were in our car and watching it.  It was slowly going down the mt and took 2 large traversing turns down a gentle grassy hill.  At the bottom of the hill, a very tall angel came over to me and said, "Excuse me mam, but I think you are following me.  I said, “No actually I am following that turtle.  We saw it hatch.” 

[I had prayed that the Lord would manifest angels to me.  So I was wondering if that angel was in charge of the turtle's journey.]

QUICKENED:  It was interesting that the turtle was “advancing” downhill.  This is a symbol of humility.


John 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease.   


James 4:6 But he gives more grace. Therefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble.


AH:  Today I turned with anointed hands to the following Word to Ponder and posted it to the Word to Ponder e-list.  I had no idea that this came from turtle rhema, until I received a confirmation from a reader.



It is time to shed and abandon old ways and old patterns that do not promote abundant health to your soul, body and spirit.  Yes what is outside of sin is lawful, but all things are not edifying; they do not build you up.  Precious one, you have asked for My increase in your life.  If you stayed in the old skin in your thinking, perspectives, emotions, habits, the increase of My anointing would burst through cracks in your character and it would cause much damage to you and others.  Beloved if you are feeling tight and squeezed in areas, it is because I AM moving you to let go and leave the old self behind.


I have brought you through years of maturation where these old patterns no longer fit you.  Simply be willing to lay these down and walk away.  Your character in Me has grown to the place where your will is strong enough to say, “NO!” to old dysfunctions of what no longer works to appease and what no longer fits My image.  Strip off the old self, abandon it and return to it no more.  You are a new creature in Me, and old things have passed away.  As you abandon the old skin, you will have a new covered protection and home in Me.  I will increase your blessing as you swim freely in the waters of My Spirit.


Mark 2:22 NLT

And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. The wine would burst the wineskins, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine needs new wineskins."



God is so amazing. About a half hour ago, my daughter and I heard a light repeated rapping on the door. She thought it was one of her friends, but when she opened the door, it was a large TURTLE!  The turtle was actually knocking on my door!


I haven't seen a turtle in this area in about ten years.  It was quickened to me so I came straight to this site.  My jaw dropped when I saw the words "abandon the shell" at the very top!  


When I read it, I thought, "Well, this isn't specifically about turtles, but it seems to fit . . . hmmm."  So I went to explore your rhema about turtles, and I found this exact word from 2008 -- complete with a picture and a word about turtles (that wasn't included here).  God is saying, "Yep, I'm talking to you!"


QUICKENED GRAPHIC:  Yesterday on Facebook, someone posted this turtle photo and it was SO quickened to me. 



6/14/13 WOW CONFIRMATION GRAPHIC:  I am so amazed at this.  I just looked up the rhema that the Word to Ponder is from the QW reader mentioned.  I see the turquoise water in that rhema!


Well this morning when I was going to post that Word to Ponder and felt in the mood to create a graphic to go with it.  So I scrolled through my graphics and found this one above with the turquoise water.  Now that I look at it in hindsight, those rocks looks like a bunch of turtle shells!





HEARDOh really, the turtles abandon their shells?


VISIONI saw all these turtle shells lined up along a flowing creek bed and a pool of water.  These shells were standing up on their ends, like armored shields and were all stacked together like Pringles potato chips in a can!


I saw that the turtles had shed them because they no longer fit and they had jumped into the water with brand new and larger shells.  The water was a lovely turquoise.


[This is a Word parable, because turtles do not shed their shells in real life.]


HEARDOld wine skin. 


Mark 2:21-22  AMP

No one sews a patch of unshrunken (new) goods on an old garment; if he does, the patch tears away from it, the new from the old, and the rent (tear) becomes bigger and worse [than it was before].   And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; if he does, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost and the bottles destroyed; but new wine is to be put in new (fresh) wineskins.





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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