Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~


Flat and unbending.  Cold and unrelenting.  When I reach out to touch you, it doesnt feel like what I see.  You are mounted on my wall and I look at you every day.  I feel a smile, I see a smile.  When I am provoked I see that too.  When I turn on my light, yours turns on as well.  So why is it that when I touch your face, it feels so flat as though you are not real?  I long to touch you and feel warmth in return. 


There came a day when I pointed at you, then dropped my eyes upon my own hand.  I saw one finger pointing away but three pointing straight at me.  And then I understood.  In the window of my heart I looked at you and saw a reflection of myself.  I can only see what I am right now, or what I was before.  So if I was critical at what I saw it is because in my own reflection, I had been guilty of the same.


One day I will put away sticks and stones and know you as you really are.  I will see the glory of what you have become and I will see Jesus.  And when I reach out to touch you, you will no longer be flat and unbending, cold and unrelenting.  You will stand before me face to face and I will see the deep pools of the reflection of your love for me.  And I will know my Jesus face to face. 


It is not until the perfect comes, that parts and pieces will go away.  The wholeness of intimacy is only possible when I allow you to swallow up my parts.  When my corruptible parts are swallowed up I will see life on the other side of death.  I will see Jesus on the other side and I will know Him as He knows me.  Oh death where is your sting?  Faith, hope and love have triumphed and we have victory through Jesus Christ.


1 Cor 13:10-12 AMP

But when the complete and perfect (total) comes, the incomplete and imperfect will vanish away (become antiquated, void, and superseded).  When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; now that I have become a man, I am done with childish ways and have put them aside.  For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection [of reality as in a riddle or enigma], but then [when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been fully and clearly known and understood [by God].


1 Cor 13:10-13 NKJV

But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.


2 Cor 5:4-5 NKJV

For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.


1 Cor 15:53-57 NKJV

 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory."   "O  Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?"    The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.



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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