Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~

RHEMA 11/13/07 Time to Service Your Engine Soon

FUNNY PARABLE: Sometimes the Lord gives us the gift of discernment and we dont even realize it in our ignorance. His sense of humor is so delightful, He knows exactly how to touch our funny bones.

We have been having an error message come on intermittently when driving our car. It says, “It is time to service your engine soon.” Just about the time we decide our car may be falling apart and we need to take it in, the light turns off. So I prayed and asked the Lord for understanding. The other day I was driving to church and it turned on. I suddenly had the idea that perhaps it had to do with the temperature because I had a quickened eye glance at a dial that tells me when the car is warmed up enough to turn on the heater. Ah ha! The car was now warm and the light turned on!

So I started taking note of whether the engine had heated up or not and if the light was on or off. It turned off again and I noted it. Then the next time we drove the car together, I mentioned it to Wayne that I had decided in my simple female way of knowing practically nothing about cars, that it was the car temperature! I explained to him what had happened and he chuckled. That wonderful female investigation of car diagnosis worked until the next time I got in when it turned on in the exact opposite way.

So today we went to a place that allows you to plug in their diagnostic tool for free. It said that the car thermostat was erratic and didnt know whether it was too hot or too cold! Immediately I sputtered and laughed out loud. It was so hilarious to me and I knew God was smiling at me. The following scripture was impressed on my heart:

Rev 3:15-17 NKJV
"I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot . I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.

APPLICATION: The truth is that God’s people have been in such a state that we have been on a pendulum swinging from hot to cold and back again. It is due to trials and tests and need for escape.


DISCERNMENT: I have been inwardly chucking about this car diagnosis because this is exactly the way I have been used behind the scenes in a software company I work with. I do research to find glitches and bugs in software updates. I am blind to the knowledge, going by prayer, my nose to discern, and researching with reports on my findings and what I did to get them, then I turn them into the one who has the tool to plug it all in! It is so amazing how God can use each of us even when we are weak and dont know much about anything. My quickened eye glance at the car thermostat was a perfect example of how the Lord leads me into His truth. It is a lot of fun to be so led!

Rom 8:14-15 NKJV
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

UPDATE 11/19/07 ANOTHER CAR PARABLE: Today I had a reader asked me for the interpretation to the following dream:

DREAM: I dreamt that I had car-trouble and I got out and opened the hood. I found that my battery was on fire ! ..... In fact, it had fallen over on its side, and fluid was leaking all over like lava. A burning red lava under my hood in several places against the tire-well and firewall. I remember pulling off the battery's cables and throwing the battery out on the ground. I dashed into my vehicle and brought out my (old, but working) fire-extinguisher and put out the fires under the hood. I could see the white extinguisher-power putting out the fires.

SANDY COMMENTS: This really hit me in the right place. The volcano was a good word parable of the many visions and Words I have had about the Lord placing His anointing within us and it simmering underneath the surface until He places the right pressure on, and it comes pouring out of us.

Well I have been suffering burn out and trying to rebuild my soul to a healthy place. I basically “played” most of the summer and then also worked on completing a huge family project that had been mounting and passed down to me for many years: ancestor photos and their history. A couple days ago I finally completed this huge project and sent it off to the printer to be hardbound and printed in full color for Christmas gifts. Yesterday it hit me that I was no longer feeling burnt out, but refreshed. This dream really ministers to me! He has cooled down all my places of burn out!

Matt 11:28-12:1 AMP
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. {I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.} Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest ( relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. {Jer 6:16.} For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good — not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.




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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