Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~


[Simplify the Rudiments of War]


When we were first married 28 years ago, my husband was a general contractor and thus we built our own home after hours and on weekends. One of those benefits was installing a commercial grade garbage disposal. Over the years, I can remember stuffing too much down the disposal and cringing as I watched him patiently taking the pipes apart to fix the mess. I will never forget the year that I stuffed a sack of potato skins down the disposal on Thanksgiving day - just an hour before turkey time. It backed up so badly that they came up through the bathtub! We had no water until he dealt with the problem. I managed to learn that even though the disposal was commercial grade, there were some things that needed to be carried out to the garbage.



I had finished harvesting my rhema, making it edifying by taking out the negative things (love keeps no record of wrong) and taking out most of the negative details I had overcome in warfare. After a great deal of prayer, I decided to keep those things in my warfare testimony which were teaching examples to build ones faith (as opposed to fear). Most of the time when warriors are learning to overcome, they just get dumped on with slime and garbage from the enemy and there is nothing edifying to share with others. When we are involved in war, it takes a careful balance not to get our focus off the Lord and onto all the negatives. This is all a part of our overcoming.

Right before the transition in Ears2Hear postings to begin flowing like a river starting from my February rhema, (instead of circling behind the dam in themes and series), I had written a series on our authority and the lessons I had learned in warfare. I enjoyed writing the series and felt a strong anointing on what I shared. For those learning to war, I knew these were valuable lessons to help keep them within safe boundaries. However that little barometer called "peace" was strangely missing when it came time to actually put them on line.

So without that peace to actually post the series, I wrestled with the fact that the Spirit of the Lord was so strongly upon me while I wrote the series, yet this was not measuring up to my barometer. Was this fear? Had I opened the door to warfare? Did I write the series in presumption? HELP LORD!

I did break through and He said that He drew me to write about these things while I felt the passion and anointing to do so. But He also said that if I waited for His timing, He would multiply them for a greater impact. At that time I did not realize He also wanted them dispensed differently.



I was content with all of this until He circled once again, bringing one of the authority posts back onto my plate. This one happened to be a heavy one. Lord are You wanting me to post this? I thought we were waiting????? I wrestled for days about this, questioning Him on how I was supposed to address these issues and stay balanced and focused. I felt like I was not getting anywhere…

I was still wrestling with all of this when my husband came in and made the announcement that the bath tub had backed up again. He put his foot down and said, "No more garbage disposal at all until we can wash enough water through the pipes to clean them out." I wondered what it was that had caused the backup this time, and he said oranges…

I was overjoyed! The Holy Spirit flooded me with understanding all at once. This was my answer. In our rhema, oranges have represented the prophetic. {For further understanding on the interpretations of "Oranges" read the post entitled, "Team Interpretations", Grandma Anna’s dream; at }

The Holy Spirit connected the interpretation of the prophetic needing additional water to flow through the pipes to clean out the garbage and the heavy stuff!!!!!!!!!! I was so overjoyed I could have gone in and hugged that garbage disposal, but instead I carried a giant bubble of joy that He had answered my wrestlings.


That night when I went to bed, here is an excerpt of what I heard:

HEARD [2/19/04]: Exactly. Truth. You have nailed the hammer on the head. It is My will and My joy. A little here, a little there. Sprinkled. The hard stuff.



As I was thinking about these things, I turned with anointed hands to the following Word to Ponder:


I AM doing a good thing. If My son ask for bread, would I give him a stone? I AM grafting My sons into the line. As your sons join, go easy on them. In the Spirit, they are teens, full of good character, yet not strengthened in warfare. They may appear to prefer the party-time worship, but they really want to hear what you have to say. This merging with the sons is an insight I have given you and I will plant and firmly nail down this union. In the mean time balance your union by teaching them the rudiments of war and also enjoying their party-time worship.

Mal 4:6 KJV

And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse."



I was watching Star Trek and a temporary commander was taking over while captain Piccard went out on a secret mission. The shock of this change in leadership was unnerving to the crew. He was much less people oriented and very commanding, militant, organized and impatient. Deanna Troy said, "You have everyone wound up so tight, there is no joy in anything." The commander thanked her for her feedback and continued in the same personality and leadership style.

I could see that there are different approaches and focuses to our mission. Are we exploring where we have never been before… or are we obsessed with the opposition standing where we want to pass through?



We bought a little screen that filters the hole in the sink and I have been able to wash things without junk going down the pipe. Today, as I was scooping out the peelings and vegie fibers, there were small pieces of shredded vegies that the filter was not picking up. I asked Wayne if this rule was a forever rule, that nothing could go down the disposal or could I run small things through? He said I needed two principals…. A LOT of water to push the stuff through to the other end of the house, well PAST THE TUB… and just small portions of food, not a huge glob all at once. This was very quickened to me and was my final answer. Wash the more weighty Words and/or experiences through the pipes with greater amounts of refreshing Words.


CONFIRMATION: Right after I finished this post, we went to the bank. I walked up to the teller machine where Wayne was pushing buttons. My eye glanced at "You’ve come to the right spot. Then my eye bumped to the left and there was a hole with a door that said, "Waste." I chuckled, never knowing when the Lord is going to talk to me like this. I don’t look for signs, He draws me to notice them, and then after I see them I realize it is Him.




{Words to Ponder are summaries of His quickened Words}


My courageous and old time warriors, you have stood for so long and faced so many hardships! Your seasons of war have extended for years with little or no let up. How well you have served me with what little knowledge you had. The season has changed now, your intercession has been completed and it is time to move on into new territory.

I AM collecting all My own and bringing them into this new territory together. Soon all will have entered in to the last day battle. My sons will learn even as you have, that I AM the Captain. They shall know that even in the midst of rage, nothing happens without My permission. I will teach My sons the rudiments of war as they need them. I will allow small portions of opposition to reach them and strengthen their muscles a step at a time.

Instead of facing overwhelming demonic floods and total standstills as you did in the past, all shall experience great amounts of My Spirit pouring through the channels. There will be enough power in the streams of repentance to wash away the sludge of warfare as well as to be refreshed in. There will come a time when all shall learn that bathing in this stream is a powerful weapon of war. For did I not say that when a man’s ways please Me, even his enemies shall be at peace with him?

There is much to learn and if you stay humble at My feet and lay down your old ways, and not get ahead of Me in timing and presumption, I shall teach you new ways to war, a step at a time. In so doing, all shall remain safe, standing secure and stable within My confirmations and perimeters.

There will come a day when My people will become so sensitive to presumption that should the least thing go wrong, they will bow low lest they have taken their own way. Soon, all will learn to be swift to hear My voice, slow to speak their opinions and slow to avenge the devil. The wrath of man does not produce righteousness. From the oldest to the youngest, they will hear My voice of wisdom. They shall bow so low that they will hear Me through the weakest of vessels. Together as My family, you shall take the land.

Ps 27:3-4 KJV

Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.




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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