Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~


Many years ago, I tormented demons because I was tired of the warfare and resistance. I did not do this in deliverance ministry with people, but rather in my own personal prayer time when they would oppose my being able to hear the Lord. Sometimes I heard and saw them as I did this. It gave me satisfaction that they were being punished for messing with me, and it also gave me a greater sense of control over them when they were rebellious and would not leave. I have since seriously repented of this practice. I want to share with you what the Lord taught me.





Deliverance is an important part of ministry. Jesus did a healthy balance between teaching, praying, healing and delivering, and He is our role model for ministry. One day when He was approaching the man with the legion of demons, they cried out asking Jesus if He had come to torment them before their time.


Matt 8:29 NKJV

And suddenly they cried out, saying, "What have we to do with You, Jesus, You Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?"


Jesus had the authority to do so, but He chose NOT to torment them. Instead, He simply said, "Go!" Jesus obeyed the scriptures. Scripture says that vengeance belongs to God, it is not ours. {Deut 32:35; Rom 12:19. Heb 10:30} Vengeance is punishment. Vengeance in the Greek means vindication, retribution, retaliation, and punishment.





Jesus did not use the enemy's weapons to overrule them. The enemy uses intimidation, control, and domination. The tormenting of demons is using their own hierarchy of threat and domination in order to control them into submission. Remember, not all deliverance is authorized by Him. Even the witch doctors deliver.


Matt 7:22-23 NLT

On judgment day many will tell me, 'Lord, Lord, we prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.' But I will reply, 'I never knew you. Go away; the things you did were unauthorized.'





When people are forced to be a channel for demonic interrogation, it is an unloving, shameful and defiling thing to do to them. Jesus delivered out of loving compassion. It is a clear violation of scripture to violate their will and command demons to speak through them as channels. {Duet 18:10-12; Lev: 6-7}

There are many NT recordings of Jesus delivering people from demons. Only in the one case (Mark 5) is there an instance where He possibly asked the demons their name: in the man with the legion. It is the opinion of most scholars that Jesus was NOT speaking to the demons at all, but rather to the man, and the demons answered instead. I believe Jesus would not violate scripture to use a person as a medium. There are several cases where He commanded the demons to shut up.





When a deliverer questions devils in order to gain knowledge from them, they are partnering with devils instead of the Holy Spirit.


Romans 16:19 NKJV

For your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil.


1 Cor 10:19-22 NKJV

Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord's table and of the table of demons.





To listen to or heed information from demons is to be seduced by doctrines, or teachings by devils. The knowledge gained is unauthorized.


1 Tim 4:1

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;





There is absolutely no reason to seek the father of lies for the truth.


John 8:44 NKJV

He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.





Faith does not come by hearing demons. Faith comes by hearing God's Word. We seek the Holy Spirit for our knowledge, discernment, power and authority to cast out demons.

(Rom 10:17; I Cor 12:8-10; Mark 3;15)


Mark 16:15-18 NKJV

And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons ; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."






When Jesus was on earth, He gave us authority to bind demons and loose people, but He did not give us authority to execute judgment and vengeance.  Many quote the following scripture to validate executing judgment upon demons and principalities.  This is a prophetic scripture of promise that is quoted 3 times. 


Ps 149:5-9  NKJV

Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing aloud on their beds.  6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand, 7 To execute vengeance on the nations, And punishments on the peoples; 8 To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron; 9 To execute on them the written judgment - This honor have all His saints. Praise the Lord! 


It is clear that this honor (majesty, glory and splendor) is given at the time Jesus comes back with His saints.  Jude states WHEN this takes place.  We are told to judge nothing before its time.


Jude 14-15 NKJV

Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, "Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, 15 to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him."


1 Cor 4:5 NKJV

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one's praise will come from God.


John 5:24-30

"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.  25 Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live.  26 For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself,  27 and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man.  28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice  29 and come forth — those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.  30 I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.


The book of Enoch was quoted in the Bible and was accepted writings by the 1st century church.  The following passage speaks of executing judgment upon the saints, when Jesus comes back.


Enoch 1:9 And behold! He cometh with ten thousands of His holy ones to execute judgement upon all, and to destroy all the ungodly.




1. The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the elect ⌈⌈and⌉⌉ righteous, who will be living in the day of tribulation, when all the wicked ⌈⌈and godless⌉⌉ are to be removed. 2. And he took up his parable and said--Enoch a righteous man, whose eyes were opened by God, saw the vision of the Holy One in the heavens, which the angels showed me, and from them I heard everything, and from them I understood as I saw, but not for this generation, but for a remote one which is for to come. 3. Concerning the elect I said, and took up my parable concerning them:

The Holy Great One will come forth from His dwelling,
4. And the eternal God will tread upon the earth, (even) on Mount Sinai,
And appear from His camp
And appear in the strength of His might from the heaven of heavens.

5. And all shall be smitten with fear
And the Watchers shall quake,
And great fear and trembling shall seize them unto the ends of the earth.

6. And the high mountains shall be shaken,
And the high hills shall be made low,
And shall melt like wax before the flame p. 32

7. And the earth shall be wholly rent in sunder,
And all that is upon the earth shall perish,
And there shall be a judgement upon all (men).

8. But with the righteous He will make peace.

And will protect the elect,
And mercy shall be upon them.

And they shall all belong to God,
And they shall be prospered,
And they shall all be blessed.

And He will help them all,
And light shall appear unto them,
And He will make peace with them.

9. And behold! He cometh with ten thousands of His holy ones
To execute judgement upon all,
And to destroy all the ungodly:

And to convict all flesh
Of all the works of their ungodliness which they have ungodly committed,
And of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.




Vengeance is Mine, it belongs to Me.  I am the Judge Who renders punishment to the wicked.  Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give Me this place, for I have written, Vengeance is Mine, and I will repay.  Do not torment demons.  Do not punish principalities.


There will come a time when I will give My saints a two edged sword which will execute vengeance and the judgment written.  I will honor them with the power to punish all demonic disobedience.  Even now your weapons are not of flesh against flesh, but mighty to the pulling down of strongholds.  The demonic is strong in its rebellions against Me.  Bind them and loose yourselves and stand strong against them and bring every thought into obedience to Me.  Even so My Beloved ones, it is not yet time to punish all disobedience.  Your obedience is not yet fulfilled.  To do so is presumption and folly and opens doors of persecution into your own life.  You reap what you sow.


2 Cor 10:4-6 NKJV

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.




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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