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YOU CAN LEAD A HORSE TO WATER BUT YOU CANT MAKE HIM DRINK  3/31/01 

 

VISION: I saw the ruling demon over the famine of hearing the words of the Lord. I have seen him many times over the years and battled him at different levels. In this particular vision he was standing at the end of a school hallway where the only choice in moving forward was to turn and walk to the left or to the right. I understood that the only choice to avoid captivity was to turn to the right, which meant the right way or the way of righteous living. The school represented training, where we learn how to follow our conscience in obedience to the Lord. This ruling demon could not touch those who turned down the right path.

Amos 8:11-12 NKJV

"Behold, the days are coming," says the Lord GOD, "That I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD.  They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the LORD, but shall not find it.

HEARD: Don't argue. Corrected. Change is inevitable. Horse. It's all in the defensive. Opinions.

 

PIX: I saw a picture of the wild kicking, black stallion.  He was raised up on his back legs.

 

IMPRESSION: I am to set my forehead like flint against those who kick against His Word.

Isa 50:4-9 NKJV

"The Lord GOD has given Me The tongue of the learned, That I should know how to speak A word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear To hear as the learned. The Lord GOD has opened My ear; And I was not rebellious, Nor did I turn away. I gave My back to those who struck Me, And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting. "For the Lord GOD will help Me; Therefore I will not be disgraced; Therefore I have set My face like a flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed. He is near who justifies Me; Who will contend with Me? Let us stand together. Who is My adversary? Let him come near Me. Surely the Lord GOD will help Me; Who is he who will condemn Me?

REVELATION: As I was thinking about this, I turned with anointed hands to the following verse and I had the sudden connecting download of revelation that when we have strongholds or opinions in our minds, it fortifies us like castles against hearing His voice. He is penetrating our castles so we can breakthrough and hear Him! He is doing this with His love!

Isa 50:4-5 NKJV

He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to hear as the learned. The Lord GOD has opened My ear; And I was not rebellious, nor did I turn away.

ROADBLOCK TO HEARING MY VOICE

You cry to Me to hear My voice, to open your ears, to open your eyes, to break the famine of hearing, yet the strong holds in your mind kick strongly against My messages and in particular against My chosen messengers. The rebellion of your opinions about them have fortified your heart from receiving the voice of My Word and My ways. I have purposely sent these weakest of vessels to you. How are they weak? They live the crucified life and have been given great authority. Yet, these rely upon Me, their beloved, to help them pull down the strongholds. They do not seek their own way or agenda, but they bow low to please Me. The traits of My weak ones, are the same traits which will be My strongest weapons in your life to pull down your own mind-sets and opinions.

 

I will keep on sending these messengers with the same messages because of My love for you. Even though you kick against the pricks like a strong and mighty wild stallion, and in spite of your constantly turning them away, they will keep on coming. For I have fortified them with foreheads set as flint and they shall remain relentless until you finally understand. I long to embrace and answer your prayers, but the strongholds in your opinions must fall first. Love will find a way to penetrate the walls you have fortified around your heart. Love will find a way.

 

Isa 50:4-5 NKJV

He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to hear as the learned. The Lord GOD has opened My ear; And I was not rebellious, nor did I turn away

 

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QUICKENED VISION: Someone sent me the following vision while she was being prayed over. She wanted an interpretation.

 

VISION: She saw Little Bo Peep holding a Staff with the words, "Little Bo Peep, has lost her sheep and can't tell where to find them. Leave them alone, and they'll come home, bringing their tails behind them." The friend said she didn't see any sheep, but the emphasis was on the staff.

 

INTERP: The missing sheep are the prodigal children who do not have a shepherd, a father image, a nurturing role model to grant them the comfort and protection of a rod and a staff. The staff represents not only nurturing care, but the manna, the bread of life and protection. It also represents leadership authority as in a scepter. It can be used as correction when we need it. The Father has allowed these prodigals to go into a famine of hearing so they will suddenly be awakened to their need to return to their roots in Him.

 

QUICKENED LINE ON SONG: (From Don Potter) You can not stay outside the camp and live.

 

ANOINTED HANDS WORD TO PONDER: TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF 3/31/97

Long I have waited for My people to hunger for My Words. I have so much to give them. I wait patiently for them to hunger and thirst after Me. There is coming a day when there will be the changing of the season, and a rapid change of hearts. They shall search to and fro for a Word from Me. "And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it." My Words will only come through My messengers.

 

Matthew 23:39 NRS

For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord."

 

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2 CONFIRMATIONS: After I had received this rhema about the wild horses and the revelation that they were the prodigals, someone wrote me about her prodigal husband. I wrote back and said, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." She wrote back in astonishment because she had been saying that for years about him. Within the next few days, another lady wrote in her email, "You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink." I was convinced that the wild kicking stallions were being sent into a famine of hearing God and they would grow very thirsty for Him.

 

WORD TO PONDER: DO NOT PUSH, ONLY INVITE  5/6/97

When you are wanting to join with others, and giving them an invitation to do so, remember you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. If you push him and he is not thirsty, then what would have nourished and strengthened him might cause the horse to bolt and run away and be left in bondage. Learn your lesson in this and do not push, merely recommend. That is all you can do, and that is all I do, for I honor the will of mankind. I know how to make them thirsty for Me. It does take time, but I AM patient.

 

"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it." (Amos 8:11-12 KJV)

 


 

UPDATE POEM:  TO LEAD A HORSE TO WATER  3/31/05

You can lead a horse to water

But you cant make him drink.

Mind-sets keep him bound

In everything that he thinks.

 

He can bow low and smell the cup,

Doubting what’s there for him to sup.

But it is not until he thirsts

That he will know what it is worth.

 

So draw those horses to passion

Drying them out in due fashion.

To roads of famine they will walk

Becoming willing to hear Him talk.

 

John 4:10 NKJV

Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water." 

 

 

 

 


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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:
www.thequickenedword.com    Email:  swauthor@usa.net  
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