Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~



QUICKENED SIGNHonoring ordinary people who do extraordinary things.


QUICKENED MOVIE:  Today we went to the movie, Amazing Grace.  I heard the Word of the Lord through William Wilberforce’s life.  He felt called by God and didn’t know how to resolve that and his desire for parliament.  As it worked out He served God in parliament.  Near the beginning of the movie I heard the Lord say "A war with words" and then watched as William spent the passion of his youth and health in unrelenting, persevering conviction to work on the mindsets of his peers through his words.  From one man against all, he finally turned abolition of slavery to the popular vote and ended the slave trade in Great Britain. 


I felt a deep undercurrent of God's heartbeat in the fact that He is using His servants to win a war with Words.  Instead of directly battling principalities and demons, they are sent to destroy strongholds built through mindsets.  As for me, He is doing it all with the whisp of a feather pen.  Wayne once saw me on a white horse and my weapon was a huge white feathered pen that touched the ground and swept up over my shoulder.  (smile) Only God can do such a thing with a feather!  I have long believed that it is much easier to cast out demons than to touch the mindsets of free willed men.   


He once showed me a huge warehouse with a slot on the top.  It was like a piggy bank that I would be filling with His Words.  I scribed His first Word and dropped it in the slot and then watched the tiny piece of paper float down exactly like a feather, onto the floor of this huge concrete box that was about 3 stories tall. 


After that time, He gave me the analogy of “A penny for your thoughts” and has spent me one penny at a time as I deposit His Words into that giant bank.  It was interesting to me that at the end of the movie one of the members of parliament stood to his feet to honor William, who had spent so much to win the minds and votes of those whose wealth depended upon the slave trade.  He said something to the fact that Napoleon was a great man who won a great war, but when it was all over he had the haunting memories of dead men.  But William, a common man won his war through peace and returned home to sleep in peace.  The Holy Spirit immediately brought back the quickened poster I read before I went into the movie: ”Honoring ordinary people who do extraordinary things.”  And thus, the power of spending one Word at a time, daring to topple strongholds while trusting God to empower mere pennies and feathers. 


2 Cor 10:3-6 NKJV

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds , casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.



I was touched by the fact that in the movie, William was a student of John Newton who had been a slave trader and then came to the Lord in repentance.  John was the one who wrote the song, Amazing Grace.  It was John’s influence that seeded and fueled William’s passion.  As I thought of the power of mentoring, to pour one’s life into another, I saw the power of what it means to be a bridge...the infrastructure that moves people to commitment.


When Wayne and I were still young and I went back to college to finish my degree, I did my thesis and research on opening a store in a local mall.  After all the facts were gathered, we chose not to open a store in the brand new mall that was being built at the time.  We realized that the first business of its kind is the one who spends most of their money to change the mindsets of the people, and actually build the infrastructure.  If they have a new product or new idea, they have to convince the public of its benefit.  After that business has spent everything on its dream, it is actually the second business that comes in with the identical product that becomes the success.  It reaps all the previous advertising that went into convincing the public of its need.  This truth has been played out in many arenas of life. 


We saw this on a practical level where the mall contract required the businesses to finish the inside of their store.  When you walked into the spaces for lease, they were actually bare infrastructure without walls, fixtures or anything.  It was a minimum of a $25,000 before even starting that had to be freely left behind for the next store in line.  Back then, that was a lot of money.


Today as I was thinking about the slave trader who repented and told his story to young William, I saw him as a parable of today’s bridge.... A generation that takes the time to mentor and invest in our kids.  There is so much life spent in building an infrastructure, and once built it is rarely seen or its details understood.  But what remains is the passion to move the harvest of what was invested of time, energy and commitment to the finish line.  Our harvest and our inheritance IS our children.  And that is why God said that infrastructures of those who planted in our lives could not become perfect without us. 


So the slave trader repented and told his story to one who listened.  And the one who listened took a torch and changed nations. 


Heb 11:40 AMP

Because God had us in mind and had something better and greater in view for us, so that they [these heroes and heroines of faith] should not come to perfection apart from us [before we could join them].


QUICKENED AD:  When we walked out of the movie and down this same mall, we stopped at the food court to get a bite to eat.  My eye glanced at an advertisement:  “Purchasing millions with just pennies.”  I looked away and smiled, thinking of “one sent” (cent) and the simple power of spending a penny, one Word at a time.  Yes there are many ways to win a war, but it is the God of peace that crushes the enemy under foot.  And He does so with a war of Words.


Ps 33:6-9  NKJV

By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.  He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap;

He lays up the deep in storehouses.  Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.  For He spoke, and it was done;

He commanded, and it stood fast.


Rev 12:10-11 m NKJV

Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony , and they did not love their lives to the death.


Luke 21:14-16 NKJV

Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer;  for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.



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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