Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~




I heard the Lord say that He had “tempered” me.  Immediately I thought of a sword but did not know what it meant to be tempered.  Then I watched the series, “How It’s Made” and they were making cutlery knives and they mentioned the word, “tempered”  so I realized the Lord was drawing my attention to the process He is bringing His people through. 


Isa 54:16-17 NKJV

"Behold, I have created the blacksmith Who blows the coals in the fire, Who brings forth an instrument for his work; And I have created the spoiler to destroy. No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me," Says the LORD.  



Forge – Quench – Temper – Grind


{The following is from research I gathered on the internet.}


Steel is made from the natural element iron, plus a small amount of carbon added to it.  The two are heated to melt them together and the impurities are removed. 


Historically, blacksmith’s “Forged” hot metals through hammering them on an anvil.  The metal was pounded and shaped then reheated with the same process until formed.  The pounding was not just for shaping, it was to flatten, compress and diffuse the carbon so that the steel was much harder and stronger.  Nowadays they forge metals with presses and rollers under extreme pressure.


Finally the metal is “Quenched” in a water bath.  This cools the metal and stops the breakdown process from the heat.  This plunge leaves the metal very hard but brittle and stressed.  So the metal must be reheated again to alleviate the stress so it wont crack when used.


This last reheating step is called “Tempering” where the steel is heated to the right temperature for its ultimate use, whether more towards a hard unbending nature or a hard but flexible one.  Tempering temperatures range from 100 degrees to 1000 degrees, changing the metal colors from clear, yellow, orange, brown, purples, blues, grey, then red.  Most tempering is between 300-650 degrees F depending upon the use of the steel.  Clear is totally hardened, yellow is a tad less hard, blue steel is more flexible and grey steel is the softest and most bendable. 


When making a sword or knife, the steel is not forged thin, rather the edge is pressed thick until after it is tempered.  After the tempering, the blade is then ground down to make it sharp.



When I created you as My instrument I heated the fires in your life and melted My Word and Spirit into your nature and drew out the impurities of your soul.  It was a perfect blend of warfare where your faith stood that I AM a Good God and I bring all things in your life together for good.  This made your faith strong and your soul repentant. 


In the fullness of time I drew you out of the fiery kiln and while you were still yet soft, tender and repentant from the fire, My Word came down upon you and shaped you through pressure into a flattened, humble place where you learned to lay low before My hand.  Yes you suffered from the blows of men and disappointments but you passed the test and yielded all back to Me.


When you were perfectly aligned with My Word I plunged you into the refreshing drink and bath of My Spirit to cool you down and set you.  This was a time of settling, confirming, establishing your destiny:  the mold, shape, calling, gifts and how you are to function.  You became strongly confirmed in this process, but ultimately the cracks in your faith from past blows would have ultimately broken had you not become tempered through one more fire.


Once again I put you through a heating process to melt your cracked and brittle places and form you to be more flexible to My call upon your life.  Now I have pulled you from the heat and you are My finely prepared, very hard instrument that will not yield to the enemy.  Now you are also able to bend to needs when you hear My voice knocking. 


I will bring you through a final stage to sharpen your skills and gifts and allow you to see the fruit of being My sharp threshing instrument with the piercing of My Word into the hearts of mankind.  You shall refute every spoken word that is against My good purposes for your life and others.  Courageous ones, lives will change because you went through the process.  Yes the fires are hot, but I do My perfect work in your life. 


Isa 54:16-17 NKJV

"Behold, I have created the blacksmith Who blows the coals in the fire, Who brings forth an instrument for his work; And I have created the spoiler to destroy. No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me, "Says the LORD.


Jer 23:28-29 NKJV

"The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream; And he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat?" says the LORD. "Is not My word like a fire?" says the LORD, "And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?


Heb 4:12-13 NKJV

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword , piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.




AMAZING CONFIRMATION 7/31/08:  I just went to bed after post the Blue Steel word to the forum and watched Most Extreme Homes.  The man in Australia had built a watchman’s home on an island overlooking the ocean.  He built it into the earth so that it was camouflaged by all the local landscape and only the front windows were visual.  It was a very low profile beach house.  It was built out of concrete and looked exactly like a covert, stealth bunker peering out of its terrain.  The inside of this amazing concrete box home was all galvanized steel.  The cupboards, counters, doors, many walls, the bathroom, the kitchen, the dining table, even the headboard on his giant bed was steel. 


The squared out, plain windows were uniformly placed along the length of the bunker home, encapsulating the ocean view.  They were built so that they appeared like ocean paintings on the wall.  It was quite extraordinary. The entire place looked like a watchman’s fortress. 


The backyard was a huge, huge concrete wall encasing a large very flat courtyard.  He used that space for practicing archery for bows and arrows. 



The instruments that God has forged are very sharp steel arrows.  The word to shoot an arrow is a mystery word in the OT.  If you do a Word study on it, you will discover that scripture uses the same word for teachers as the last day rain.  These teachers are watchmen who discern and know the times, and are stealth hidden arrows in God’s quiver.  However when they are sent, they are clearly visible as God’s sign upon the earth.


Isa 30:20-21

And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers {# 3384) be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:  21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.


Ezek 44:23  KJV

And they shall teach {#3384}  my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.


Hos 10:12 KJV

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain {#3384}  righteousness upon you.


Ps 32:8 KJV

I will instruct thee and teach {#3384}  thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.


Ex 4:12  KJV

Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach {#3384}  thee what thou shalt say.



Hebrew 3384


OT:3384 yarah (yaw-raw'); or (2 Chron 26:15) yara' (yaw-raw'); a primitive root; properly, to flow as water (i.e. to rain); transitively, to lay or throw (especially an arrow, i.e. to shoot); figuratively, to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach:

KJV - (+)archer, cast, direct, inform, instruct, lay, shew, shoot, teach (-ering,-), through.


(Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)



PROPHETIC WORD 4/08/06: Pastor heard, “Heal the Steel” during the prayer room. The Lord has given me rhema in the past about the stony hearts like steel, being melted.


Ezek 11:19-20 NKJV

Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh.


Isa 48:3-5 NKJV

"I have declared the former things from the beginning; They went forth from My mouth, and I caused them to hear it. Suddenly I did them, and they came to pass. Because I knew that you were obstinate, And your neck was an iron sinew, And your brow bronze, Even from the beginning I have declared it to you; Before it came to pass I proclaimed it to you,


Ezek 36:25-28 NKJV

Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. 28 Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God.



I burn the dross and melt the steel of all that is cold and stiff, unyielding and hard when I try them in the fires of life When tempered just right, I bring those places out of the fire and hammer them into symmetry. Balanced just right, boundaries are stretched for a greater expanse. I complete that which has been forged by plunging it into the cool refreshing waters of the Holy Spirit.


Generations are passing by fast. Build bridges from faith that will last. Not faith in empty words, but tested through walking. Being tried in the fire, not in vain empty talking. Each step you take is easier having forged a way past words that condemn. Not listening to doubt, unbelief or fear but, heeding My voice as I speak into your ear.


Dan 3:25 NKJV

"Look!" he answered, "I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God."



After having been through the heat, those places that were unbending in your life, the mind-sets, the opinions and wrong assumptions, they are now soft, pliable and yielded. I will heal you from your fires and re-shape your boundaries to fit My purposes in your life. Remain open and pliable and willing. Remain flexible and compliant and yielded to My voice. Do not harden your heart again, but stay soft and tender and allow My Words to penetrate and I will keep you warm and flexible to follow My voice.


Ezek 11:19-20 NKJV

Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh.




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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