Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~


{Teaching}  TO FIND THE CLEAR WORD  12/06/12


I pray every day, usually several times a day to hear and see what the Lord is saying and doing.  I crave His fellowship and without His daily bread, my life is dust.  In this lifestyle, I have gone through seasons where I want so much more than I am receiving by way of “experiencing” the Lord, and then I get discouraged and fall back into the level of gifting that I am accustomed to. There is really no level of “settling” with the Lord.  The closer we come to Him, the more we crave.  And so I have run myself through many knot holes in all the “ways” I have tried to jump to heaven and landed into a heap.  (smile)  Never-the-less, I do know the Lord’s promises that if we ask, seek, knock… it will be given, found and opened. And I believe this is a basic key to my consistency in hearing Him.  I am relentless, because His flame inside of me is relentless, regardless of whether the flow is in feast or famine.


Matt 7:7-11  NKJV

" Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!


I love to hear certain prophetic people because of their amazing experiences in the Lord.  And yet many times I kind of smile because the actual Word they brought back from their spectacular experience is something I have already heard in one simple sentence, pix or message.  Remember Elijah experienced the Lord passing by and there was a strong wind, rocks breaking into pieces, an earthquake, and fire!  But in all of these the Lord was not in them, He instead chose to speak in a calm, tiny and silent whisper!  (Hebrew definition of His still, small voice.)  


I King 19:11  NKJV

Then He said, "Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord." And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.  13 So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, " What are you doing here, Elijah?"


So what is it we really need?  Do we need to be wowed and experience His fireworks, or are we living in such a confused world that we need a Word that is extremely clear and simple?  Each of us have His river flowing deep within us.  We have been given the capacity to hear His message. And whether it be spoken in a quickened bumper sticker or a spectacular visitation of heaven, what is important is what He says to us, not how it came.  This is not to underestimate the spectacular!  I still crave and ask for it, because I know it is there and available, as I have experienced these times before! But when it comes to what is really important…. It’s receiving His deeply needed and relevant Word that is important to each of us.


JOYOUS LAUGH:  I have just stopped and paused from writing this to check my emails.  I have heard from Tao, and he says:  “I didn't receive much today.  I saw a tiny and insignificant object which the people didn't pay attention to and it grew bigger and bigger - then it started getting people’s attention.  Then I heard the word, “Aim.”




HEARD: I stand at the door and knock. Footsteps.  A powerful encounter.  On our knees.  Where are you taking us?  


HEARD SONGThere is a river that flows deep within.


HEARDI’m in here! 






VISIONI saw someone at a cashiers counter and she was serving food.  She was pointing to people and also to me and said, “You and you have this gift.”  It was the gift to unwind mysteries.  I came up to her and asked how she knew I had the gift to interpret.  She said, I heard one little word, “Ignition.”  I smiled and said it was amazing how one simple word can expand into a whole message. He gives us the keys to unlock mysteries.


PIXI saw a spotlight on top of a miner’s hat. 


HEARD:  Hidden.  I will reveal to you.  The secrets in hidden treasures.  Map.  Timeline.


My house.  Cluttered.  Simplify. You heard Me very clearly.  It’s a gift to see so much.  A panoramic view.  Set them free.  It’s process of unveiling.


REVELATION:  Revelation is a part of how God speaks to us by taking off the cover of what is hidden and making it manifest.  The process of revelation can happen as a sudden event, or it can happen a step at a time as we seek to understand what He has said to us.  Suddenly the truth “dawns” on us and we understand exactly the point.  He puts His spotlight on the simple truth and then it expands into a panoramic view.  We should never give up when we don’t understand, rather we should put it to prayer that He will bring His Spirit of revelation so His truth will unfold before us.



“You can read the Bible 3 times a year and there is no life in it unless you have revelation.  Ask God to speak to you, read it until it becomes real to you.  And you say WOW.  When that happens, stop and meditate on it for a week.  Revelation is not just inspiration from God, but carries the faith, the  gift and the ability for you to live in it. 






HEARDOn bended knee.  Waiting for the opportunity.    Sent to heaven. 

HEARD SONGThere is a river flowing deep within.

HEARDA clear Word. 


PIXI saw some sticky things they use to hold things up on a wall.  It reminded me of a sticky post-it note.


UPDATE Note: On 12/07/12  I was in the mood to create a simple graphic with a simple word and post it to FB. As I was pondering this, I felt that it had much value in deconstructing complex Words of the Lord down to the most simplest of elements. I have been enjoying creating the Word Pictures. 


Many times I am unable wade through a long prophetic Word that has too many large paragraphs that is all words.  I need smaller chunks of information to process to be able to work my way through reading/ studying it.  The more variety the better.





So often I give long Words with all the details because I am teaching the way the Lord speaks in many pieces and parts.  I do think that is important since it is a part of my calling to teach His language and how to get to the meat and chew it.  However throughout the years, I am getting better at cutting out a LOT of what I hear and see in order to keep them more basic and easier to follow.  I do not encourage others to copy my lengthy style of delivery, because people only have so much time and their attentions spans are only so long.  My own attention span is simple and I usually start to skim after about 1 page.  A prophetic Word does not have to be long in order to be powerful!


Here are some tips on how to deliver a clear Word.


  • Always try to reduce the truth of what you have heard and seen from the Lord down to the most simple basic truths and then back that truth with scripture. 

  • You can start with that basic Word in the title of your message, in your introduction, in a graphic, or in a headline scripture. 

  • You can even summarize that Word with a punch line at the very end.  If you do a punch line, make sure that your audience knows it is THE punch line to everything you have said.

  • You can expound that truth with tidbits of stories, visions, scriptures, experiences, graphics, sound effects, and pazzazzzzz.  But remember to come back to His point - that precious nugget that He gave you.  The very best way to hone into a point is to continue to circle and re-emphasize it 2-3 times in different means.


In a world full of noise and advertisements, it is so hard to find a solid point and remember it.  De-cluttering a Word is taking everything out that does not directly relate to the main theme.  De-cluttering is making a written prophesy less than one page.  De-cluttering is making the side bars 2-3 at the most.  De-cluttering is keeping your paragraphs short and simple with only one subject.  De-cluttering is not rambling and changing your subject, but sticking to your point.  De-cluttering down to a simple word is preaching no more than 3 points and summing all up in a way that people remember them. 


De-cluttering is finishing right. 


People need a punch line, they need to be reminded of what they just heard.  Find a way to encapsulate the heart of a message in a way that resolves all the sidebars.  A punch line can be a prophesy, an interpretation, a prayer, a final comment, a word of wisdom, a scripture, a poem, a song… something that pulls all the loose ends together and shares that precious Word in a nutshell version.


Make the Word of the Lord simple, easy to understand and easy to remember.  Become creative in how you accomplish this.  Ask the Lord for some creative ideas!





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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