Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~



There are many signs on the earth and heavens today.  However we need to turn to scripture first for valid interpretations of what scripture says are signs and also to find out what these signs mean.  Some of these “signs” in scripture are only represented in a bad sense so it is inappropriate to think that some signs are validating a prophetic message, unless the specific message is an actual warning from God. 



Snow – Hail – Earthquakes – Volcanoes –  Fire – Famine – Plague – Tornado


These signs are represented in different ways.  Here is a quick synopsis of what I found, then the same summaries are followed by their scriptures.


SNOW:  Snow in scripture is represented in a good sense as a treasure, a covering of our sins and even the Lord’s hair..  I found nothing negative about snow, except when they mention that leprosy was white as snow.


HAIL:  Hail can represent a time of trouble, a judgment or a plague.


EARTHQUAKES: Earthquakes in scripture in a good sense can represent resurrection and deliverance.  Earthquakes in scripture in a bad sense can represent punishment or wrath. 


VOLCANOES:  Volcanoes (burning sulfur/ brimstone) in scripture represented punishment and torment.


FIRE:  Fire in a good sense represented via scripture as protection, light, offerings and sacrifice, holy purity, His Word.  Fire in a negative sense represented the rebuke of the Lord, a test, judgment.


FAMINE:  In scripture famine in a bad sense represented sin against God, evil times, rebuke, reproach, lesson, judgment.


PLAGUE:  In a bad sense plagues in scripture represented the rebuke of the Lord, the anger of the Lord.


TORNADO (WHIRLWIND, TEMPEST)  - A tornado in a bad sense represented terror, destruction, distress and anguish, anger and fury of the Lord.  And in a good sense represented the chariots of the Lord.





Snow – Hail – Earthquakes – Volcanoes –  Fire – Famine – Plague – Tornado


SNOW:  Snow in scripture is represented in a good sense as a treasure, a covering of our sins and even the Lord’s hair..  I found nothing negative about snow, except when they mention that leprosy was white as snow.



Job 38:22-23

"Have you entered the treasury of snow , Or have you seen the treasury of hail,  Which I have reserved for the time of trouble, For the day of battle and war?


Isa 1:18

"Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow ; Though they are red like crimson,

They shall be as wool. 


Ps 147:15-19

He sends out His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly. 16 He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes; 17 He casts out His hail like morsels; Who can stand before His cold? 18 He sends out His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow.   19 He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and His judgments to Israel.


Rev 1:14 NKJV

His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow...


HAIL:  Hail can represent a time of trouble, or a judgment or a plague.


Job 38:22-23

"Have you entered the treasury of snow , Or have you seen the treasury of hail,  Which I have reserved for the time of trouble, For the day of battle and war?


Ex 9:22-26 NKJV

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt — on man, on beast, and on every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt." 23 And Moses stretched out his rod toward heaven; and the LORD sent thunder and hail , and fire darted to the ground. And the LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt. 24 So there was hail , and fire mingled with the hail , so very heavy that there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. 25 And the hail struck throughout the whole land of Egypt, all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail struck every herb of the field and broke every tree of the field. 26 Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, there was no hail .


Rev 16:21 NKJV

And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone  about the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail , since that plague was exceedingly great.


EARTHQUAKES: Earthquakes in scripture in a bad sense represent punishment, wrath.  And earthquakes in scripture in a good sense can represent resurrection and deliverance.


Isa 29:6  NKJV

You will be punished by the LORD of hosts With thunder and earthquake and great noise, With storm and tempest  And the flame of devouring fire.


Ezek 38:19-21 NKJV

For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: 'Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel, 20 so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.'


Rev 11:18-19

The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, And the time of the dead, that they should be judged, And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, And those who fear Your name, small and great,

And should destroy those who destroy the earth."  19 Then the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of His covenant was seen in His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake , and great hail.


Matt 28:3

Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake ; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.


Acts 16:26-27

Suddenly there was a great earthquake , so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were loosed.


VOLCANOES:  Volcanoes (burning sulfur/ brimstone) in scripture represented punishment and torment.


Gen 19:15-16, 24-35 NLT

When the morning dawned, the angels urged Lot to hurry, saying, "Arise, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be consumed in the punishment of the city."   .......  24 Then the LORD rained down fire and burning sulfur from the heavens on Sodom and Gomorrah. 25 He utterly destroyed them, along with the other cities and villages of the plain, eliminating all life — people, plants, and animals alike.


Deut 29:22-26 NKJV

so that the coming generation of your children who rise up after you, and the foreigner who comes from a far land, would say, when they see the plagues of that land and the sicknesses which the LORD has laid on it:   23'The whole land is brimstone , salt, and burning; it is not sown, nor does it bear, nor does any grass grow there, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His anger and His wrath.' 24 All nations would say, 'Why has the LORD done so to this land? What does the heat of this great anger mean?' 25 Then people would say: 'Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD God of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them out of the land of Egypt; 26 for they went and served other gods and worshiped them, gods that they did not know and that He had not given to them.


Rev 9:18-21 NKJV

By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed — by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths. 19 For their power is in their mouth and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents, having heads; and with them they do harm.  20 But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk. 21 And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.


Rev 20:10 NKJV

The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.


Rev 21:8 NKJV

But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."


FIRE:  Fire in a good sense, was represented in scripture as protection, light, offerings and sacrifice, holy purity, His Word


Ex 13:21-14:1  NKJV

And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night. 22 He did not take away the pillar of cloud by day or the pillar of fire by night from before the people.


Rev 4:5 NKJV

Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.


Ex 29:18 NKJV

It is a burnt offering to the LORD; it is a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to the LORD.


1 Kings 18:38-39 NKJV

Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench. 39 Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said,"The LORD, He is God! The LORD, He is God!"


Matt 3:11-12 NKJV

He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire .   12 His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."


Mal 3:3 NKJV

And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire  And like launderers' soap.  3 He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi,

And purge them as gold and silver, That they may offer to the LORD An offering in righteousness.


Jer 23:29 NKJV

"Is not My word like a fire?" says the LORD.


FIRE:  In a negative sense, fire in scripture represented the rebuke of the Lord, a test, judgment


Isa 66:15  NKJV

For behold, the LORD will come with fire  And with His chariots, like a whirlwind,

To render His anger with fury, And His rebuke with flames of fire.


1 Cor 3:13-15 NKJV

...each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone's work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.


2 Peter 3:6-7 NKJV

But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.


FAMINE:  In scripture famine in a bad sense represents sin against God, evil times, rebuke, reproach, lesson, judgment.



1 Kings 8:35-36 NKJV

"When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against You, when they pray toward this place and confess Your name, and turn from their sin because You afflict them, 36 then hear in heaven, and forgive the sin of Your servants, Your people Israel, that You may teach them the good way in which they should walk; and send rain on Your land which You have given to Your people as an inheritance.


1 Kings 8:37-40 NKJV

"When there is famine in the land, pestilence or blight or mildew, locusts or grasshoppers; when their enemy besieges them in the land of their cities; whatever plague or whatever sickness there is;  38 whatever prayer, whatever supplication is made by anyone, or by all Your people Israel, when each one knows the plague of his own heart, and spreads out his hands toward this temple: 39 then hear in heaven Your dwelling place, and forgive, and act, and give to everyone according to all his ways, whose heart You know (for You alone know the hearts of all the sons of men), 40 that they may fear You all the days that they live in the land which You gave to our fathers.



Ps 37:18-19  NKJV

The LORD knows the days of the upright, And their inheritance shall be forever.  19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.


Ps 105:14-17 NKJV

He permitted no one to do them wrong; Yes, He rebuked kings for their sakes,  15 Saying, "Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm."  16 Moreover He called for a famine in the land; He destroyed all the provision of bread.  17 He sent a man before them —  Joseph — who was sold as a slave.


Ezek 5:12-17 NKJV

One-third of you shall die of the pestilence, and be consumed with famine in your midst; and one-third shall fall by the sword all around you; and I will scatter another third to all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.  13'Thus shall My anger be spent, and I will cause My fury to rest upon them, and I will be avenged; and they shall know that I, the LORD, have spoken it in My zeal, when I have spent My fury upon them. 14 Moreover I will make you a waste and a reproach among the nations that are all around you, in the sight of all who pass by.  15'So it shall be a reproach, a taunt, a lesson, and an astonishment to the nations that are all around you, when I execute judgments among you in anger and in fury and in furious rebukes. I, the LORD, have spoken. 16 When I send against them the terrible arrows of famine which shall be for destruction, which I will send to destroy you, I will increase the famine upon you and cut off your supply of bread. 17 So I will send against you famine and wild beasts, and they will bereave you. Pestilence and blood shall pass through you, and I will bring the sword against you. I, the LORD, have spoken.'"


PLAGUE:  In a bad sense plagues in scripture represent the rebuke of the Lord, the anger of the Lord.


Ps 39:10-11  NKJV

Remove Your plague from me; I am consumed by the blow of Your hand.  11 When with rebukes You correct man for iniquity, You make his beauty melt away like a moth; Surely every man is vapor.


Ps 78:50 NKJV

He made a path for His anger; He did not spare their soul from death, But gave their life over to the plague.


Ps 106:29 NKJV

Thus they provoked Him to anger with their deeds, And the plague broke out among them.


TORNADO (WHIRLWIND, TEMPEST)  - A tornado in a bad sense can represent terror, destruction, distress and anguish, anger and fury of the Lord


Prov 1:27-28 NKJV

When your terror comes like a storm, And your destruction comes like a whirlwind , When distress and anguish come upon you.  28 "Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me.


Jer 23:19  NKJV

Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD has gone forth in fury —  A violent whirlwind !

It will fall violently on the head of the wicked.


Nah 1:6  NKJV

God is jealous, and the LORD avenges; The LORD avenges and is furious. The LORD will take vengeance on His adversaries, And He reserves wrath for His enemies; 3 The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, And will not at all acquit the wicked. The LORD has His way In the whirlwind and in the storm, And the clouds are the dust of His feet. 4 He rebukes the sea and makes it dry, And dries up all the rivers. Bashan and Carmel wither, And the flower of Lebanon wilts. 5 The mountains quake before Him, The hills melt, And the earth heaves at His presence, Yes, the world and all who dwell in it.  6 Who can stand before His indignation? And who can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury is poured out like fire, And the rocks are thrown down by Him.


Isa 29:6  NKJV

You will be punished by the LORD of hosts With thunder and earthquake and great noise, With storm and tempest  And the flame of devouring fire.


TORNADO in a good sense can represent the chariots of the Lord.


Isa 66:15 NKJV

For behold, the LORD will come with fire  And with His chariots, like a whirlwind.





Here is a list of some of those that are mentioned as signs


Rainbow................................... (Gen 9:13)

Stars...................................... (Luke 21:25)

Leprosy......................................... (Ex 4:6)

Water to blood............................ (Ex 9:14)

Frogs........................................... (Ex 9:14)

Lice ............................................. (Ex 9:14)

Flies  ........................................... (Ex 9:14)

Cattle sickness........................... (Ex 9:14)

Boil............................................... (Ex 9:14)

Hail.............................................. (Ex 9:14)

Locusts....................................... (Ex 9:14)

Darkness.................................... (Ex 9:14)

Death of 1st born........................ (Ex 9:14)

Brazen serpent....................... (John 3:14)

Water from the rock................ (Acts 7:36)

Manna...................................... (Acts 7:36)

Shoes not worn out................. (Acts 7:36)

Split alter                              (1 Kings 13:3)

The sundial......................... (2 Kings 20:8)

Daniel and the lions................ (Dan 6:27)

Sun........................................ (Luke 21:25)

Moon..................................... (Luke 21:25)

Earth...................................... (Luke 21:25)

Water to wine......................... (John 2:11)

Blood, fire and vapor of smoke (Acts 2:19)

Prophets were signs................. (Isa 20:3)

Miracles by Jesus................ (John 20:30)

Miracles by Apostles.......... (2 Cor 12:12)





Genesis 1:14

Then God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years;


Exodus 4:9

And it shall be, if they do not believe even these two signs, or listen to your voice, that you shall take water from the river and pour it on the dry land. The water which you take from the river will become blood on the dry land."


Exodus 4:17

And you shall take this rod in your hand, with which you shall do the signs."


Exodus 7:3

And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt.


Numbers 14:22

because all these men who have seen My glory and the signs which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have put Me to the test now these ten times, and have not heeded My voice,


Deuteronomy 4:34

Or did God ever try to go and take for Himself a nation from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs, by wonders, by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?


Deut 11:2-3

Know today that I do not speak with your children, who have not known and who have not seen the chastening of the LORD your God, His greatness and His mighty hand and His outstretched arm —  His signs and His acts which He did in the midst of Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to all his land;


1 Samuel 10:7, 9

And let it be, when these signs come to you, that you do as the occasion demands; for God is with you.   So it was, when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, that God gave him another heart; and all those signs came to pass that day.


Isaiah 8:18

Here am I and the children whom the LORD has given me! We are for signs and wonders in Israel From the LORD of hosts, Who dwells in Mount Zion.


Dan 6:27

He delivers and rescues, And He works signs and wonders  In heaven and on earth, Who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.




Isa 20:3

Then the LORD said, "Just as My servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and a wonder against Egypt and Ethiopia,





2 Cor 12:12-13

Truly the signs of an apostle were accomplished among you with all perseverance, in signs and wonders and mighty deeds.


Mark 16:20

And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.


Acts 2:43

Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.


Acts 4:30

by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus."


Acts 5:12

And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon's Porch.


Romans 15:19

in mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.


2 Corinthians 12:12

Truly the signs of an apostle were accomplished among you with all perseverance, in signs and wonders and mighty deeds.





John 20:30-31

And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.


Acts 2:22

"Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know.


John 2:11

This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.


John 6:2

Then a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He performed on those who were diseased.




John 4:48

Jesus asked, "Must I do miraculous signs and wonders before you people will believe in me?" 


1 Cor 1:22

God's way seems foolish to the Jews because they want a sign from heaven to prove it is true.


Matthew 16:3

and in the morning, 'It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.


John 6:26

Jesus answered them and said, "Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.


John 9:16

Therefore some of the Pharisees said, "This Man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath." Others said, "How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?" And there was a division among them.


John 12:37

Who Has Believed Our Report? But although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him,





Luke 21:11

And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.


Luke 21:25

"And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;


Acts 2:19

I will show wonders in heaven above  And signs in the earth beneath:  Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.


Mark 16:17-18

These signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak new languages.   18 They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won't hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick and heal them." 





Matt 24:24-25

For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.  See, I have told you beforehand. 


2 Thessalonians 2:9

The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,


Revelation 13:13

He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.  And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.


Revelation 16:14

For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.


Revelation 19:20

Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.



“...There upon the earth I saw the souls of the sons of light to whom had been given a work of power to do. This work was a miracle to them and was a true sign to His working – a gift of power that had come from Him.


As soon as the sons of light began to work rejoicing in this manifest of Jesus in their midst, the sons of darkness accompanies by the shadows of the enemy forces of evil also began to work miracles and do wonderful things.  The signs that they brought were even greater and more spectacular that those of the sons of light.  Deriding the lesser signs and wonders that the others had worked, the evil ones mocked and scoffed with great delight,  Not only did the false, lying signs and wonders show great power but also they were far more numerous.  These false wonders deceived many, and some, who at first had looked to the true works of God, now turned away after these greater, yet false signs.  When the Lord would do one work as a sign, then the enemy would work many even greater wonders.


He said to me, “I have given this power unto the enemy, yet he shall not deceive my own unto whom I shall give sufficient light so that they shall be able to discern the know which are the true works of My hand.  I shall do this to refine and purify them.  They will have to choose which wonders are right and which are of Me.  Those who truly desire to follow Me shall correctly define things as they are and shall not be deceived or led astray.  But those who are not truly following after Me and do not desire Me shall chose the way of the greater and more numerous wonders and false signs.  Deceiving themselves, these shall follow after the lying workers of miracles because they seek not to follow Me and are deceived in themselves.


As I watched, I saw great numbers follow after the greater, yet false signs and miracles, being greatly deceived.  (Yet His own were not deceived.)  Following after the false wonders they did not return to those sons of light in whom He was present no look any more at those apparently lesser miracles that He was working in their midst.  Those who followed the lying signs became ensnared and at last were destroyed. 


No longer were those who accepted the false wonders present among the sons of light who remained alone with Him.”


Annie’s Visions


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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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