Sandy Warner ~ ~ swauthor777@usa.net ~ ~ www.thequickenedword.com


PENNIES FROM HEAVEN

 

[Go Sent Ones, You are Commissioned]

 

For several years the Lord has brought my attention to pennies on the ground. At first I thought it was unusual, especially when I was not looking for them. It wasnít long before the Lord started impressing me that one cent was His Word pun for "One sent." Every time I would see these little tiny treasures just waiting for me, it became a love gift of His precious promises.

 

I had no desire to pick them up off the dirty ground, but I would always call out, "One sent" and rejoice in these special reminders from Him. My precious husband, however, would bend low and pick up each penny. I donít know if it was a team gift or something, but I saw and called them and he retrieved and kept them.

 

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A LITTLE PROMPT

One day I bumped into an old acquaintance who was being used by the Lord as a sent one to Israel. She was preparing to move over there instead of taking more trips back and forth. We were standing in the parking lot talking about this and I glanced down at her feet and called out "Sent one!" Her eyes filled with tears as she glanced down, then bent low to retrieve the penny. She said, "This is your penny, you found it." I insisted that it was the Lordís Word to her, that she was called and sent and it was at her feet, and she was meant to have the penny as a reminder. She debated, but finally accepted the penny and that was that. As I left the conversation, the Holy Spirit quickened to me that this gal had been quite persistent because the Lord was telling me that I was sent and it was my penny. I received it in my heart as a special gift from the Lord, and then I promptly forgot about it.

 

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A STRONGER PROMPT

A few weeks later I was on a prophetic team to teach a workshop on the many ways God speaks. I spent the night in the home of my team mate. I was in her bathroom and there at my feet was a shiny new penny. I happily brought it out to her saying she was a "sent one." Once again, the same exact conversation was repeated that Iíd had with the lady sent to Israel.

 

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HE HAS THE LAST WORD

The next morning I was getting my things ready to shower. I laid my folded towel and washcloth on the carpeted floor in front of the shower because the towel bar was broken. They were one on top of the other, just as I had found them on the counter. However, being out of context without my home shower paraphernalia, I forgot to use the washcloth. When I was through showering, I opened the shower door to reach for the towel. There was the perfectly folded bath towel and the folded washcloth sitting squarely on top of it. Planted like a cherry on top of the washcloth, in the exact center - was that bright, shiny new penny. My mouth hung open and I gawked. I quickly glanced at the bathroom door and it was shut tight. I doubted very much that the hostess would have popped in while I was showering since the shower door was glass. Besides that, the door stuck and was noisy when shutting tightly. Finally I just stood there giggling as I looked at that perfectly positioned penny. It was aligned in exact center position, as though to say, "This was specifically placed there FOR YOU." He got me good, He had the last Word.

 

Ruth 2:16 NLT

And pull out some heads of barley from the bundles and drop them on purpose for her. Let her pick them up, and don't give her a hard time!"

 

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UPDATES

A couple of weeks later I finally had the courage to ask the lady if she had come into the bathroom and placed that penny. She assured me she did not. She did have a cat, but the door needed a strong tug to close that tightly. There was no doubt about it, the Lord sent His angel to plant that penny.

 

A week later I opened my Christmas present from my Sonshine and his sweetheart, our new daughter in law. It was a mouse. With both hands in the air, the little mouse was holding a penny on top of its head. The penny was heads up. A second penny was sitting on its tail, tails up. I put that little treasure on my desk and look at it every day and it warms my heart.

 

A couple of weeks after that, my husband found a shiny new penny on the ground right in front of our car door. He picked it up and stacked it on top of the mouseís head with the other penny. If you pick the mouse up and tip it over like a tea pot pouring out, there is a banner that reads, "A penny for your thoughts." Yes indeed, heads or tails, the Lord has the last Word no matter which direction you look.

 

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UPDATE CONFIRMATION [2/22/04]: After I had written this penny post and entitled it "Pennies From Heaven," Wayne and I were walking in the mall parking lot and he had just said the phrase, "A cascading effect." At that moment I felt a penny drop on the top of my foot and then bounce off onto the road. I had not scuffed my feet and distinctly remember feeling it on the top of my big toe. I wondered if heaven had dropped it! Wayne and I were talking about this amazing penny as we reached the car. I saw that he noticed something on the ground as he was sliding in. Then he leaned out the door and said, "So whatís a lug nut represent?" Lord You are just too funny!

 

Isa 22:22-23 AMP

And the key of the house of David I will lay upon his shoulder; he shall open and no one shall shut, he shall shut and no one shall open. And I will fasten him like a peg or nail in a firm place; and he will become a throne of honor and glory to his father's house.

 

NOTE: For those interested in 2 other penny stories, use the search feature at my website and type in penny and pennies.

 

WORD TO PONDER: SHINY TREASURES IN SMALL PACKAGES

My Beloved one, I love to plant My special love gifts just to warm your heart. I will never grow tired of circling My Words to you. I rejoice in reaffirming your calling, giving My never ending love for you and basking in My gratefulness that you love My Word so dearly.

 

All over the earth I have My sent ones, each a precious treasure planted exactly on the spot, exactly perfect for their mission. And each one of these "hidden in plain view" treasures have My Word tucked within them. As bowed over ones draw near to receive My Word, these shiny ones shall pour out like pennies from heaven, one little Word at a time. With each morsel of quickened Words and deeds, they pour My heart upon a world full of goods, but poor in humble pennies. Soon the whole world shall draw near for just one penny sent from Me. Sent ones, how wealthy you are!

 

Gen 41:38 KJV

And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?

 


 

~ THREE LITTLE PENNIES ~

Hi Loved Ones

The Lord often speaks to me through daily life parables. I love it when He speaks to me this way! It is true when one has a full grown language of interpretation that anything in life can have a symbolic meaning, but He says, only what is quickened by His Spirit gives life. "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life." (John 6:63 KJV) And so I have learned to tune into those little daily true life stories that He quickens as His Word. Usually when these kind of "Words" happen, I walk them out, then suddenly He breaths life on them and I realize the spiritual significance to what just occurred and how it applies to what He is saying to me. Even more fun is when I get a word of knowledge that something about to occur is one of those kind of Words. Recently I had one such Word.

 

As a background to this story, He had told me that He was bringing me into a training time in deeper levels of certain gifts. His key Word was "training." The story begins as I am pulling my cart up to the long grocery store lines and trying to figure out which line is the shortest. I glanced at the shortest line and noticed the sign that said, "Checker in training." The Lord imparted to my heart that He had a parable for me. Now I had some preconceived ideas about this checker in training! He had the shortest line because he was so slow. He would take forever looking up the fresh food. He would make mistakes and have to call the manager. He would not make mistakes and still have to call the manager.

 

All my life I have been given the wonderful gift of watching, listening and analyzing peopleís lives, learning from their hard life lessons, and adjusting my choices so I didnít make the same mistakes. This is a part of having a teachable spirit. I had it all figured out ahead of time that the Lord was about to give me one of those negative parables for my own good. "For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged." (1 Cor 11:31 NKJV)

 

I cringed as I took my place in line, watching this checker carefully. Soon it was my turn and I watched every move he made! He greeted me pleasantly. He didnít hesitate, he didnít void out an entry, he didnít call the manager and he made it through the vegies just fine. I had been so expecting him to make a mistake I was disappointed when nothing was quickened to me! While I am writing the check, I asked, "Lord, I donít get it, what was the parable?" I handed him the check and waited for the receipt. He handed me 3 pennies with a smile. Incredulously I stared at the pennies. "You mean I wrote the check for 3 pennies over????" He smiled graciously and said, "Yes." I thanked him and felt like they had been 3 million dollars.

 

As a child I used to hear people say, "A penny saved is a penny earned." Nowadays pennies donít buy much and no one really cares about pennies. But God still cares about pennies.

 

He was telling me that in my season of training, He wasnít interested in how slow it took me to catch on, how many mistakes I made, how many times I had to stop everything and call on Him to bail me out and whether or not I had all the correct answers in memory! What He was asking was that I be faithful in the little things and He would take care of the rest. I felt so loved when I left that store.

 

I pray that if you are carrying loads that are too heavy, you will find your way back to the Lordís lap and ask Him to help you to be faithful in the little things.

 

Matt 11:28-29 TLB

"Come to me and I will give you rest-all of you who work so hard beneath a heavy yoke. Wear my yoke-for it fits perfectly-and let me teach you; for I am gentle and humble, and you shall find rest for your souls; for I give you only light burdens."

 

Matt 25:21 TLB

"His master praised him for good work. `You have been faithful in handling this small amount,' he told him, `so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Begin the joyous tasks I have assigned to you.' "

Lovingly,

Sandy

 


 

A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS

9/10/99

 

Hi Loved Ones,

Since my posting last week on pennies, it seems that there are others out there who also delight in little things like pennies from the Lord and their spiritual penny jars are growing! I was intrigued by some of the responses and felt you would enjoy some of the insights shared.

Lovingly,

Sandy

 

 

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Hi Sandy,

I loved the word and teaching the Lord gave you and my spirit is soaring as I write. You see Sandy, the Lord began to teach me a valuable lesson about pennies that started 15 years ago. In the early Morning I would begin my time with the Lord, walking and praying. This way, no one could disrupted our time together. It would make my time with Him so meaningful as I walked my 3-4 miles.

 

One morning as I walked, I spotted a penny. The Lord prompted me to pick it up...which began 15 years of teaching. He told me not to despise small beginnings and menial tasks. Just as the penny seemed like mere nothings.. add them up and they become worthwhile. I looked forward to our walks and again as I walked very early I began to find more pennies. I would know that these pennies were placed there for me to find and so I began to praise the Lord for each penny I found. He told me not to spend these pennies and so I got a jar and one day my jar became full of wonderful reminders of our times together and His Words to me.

 

One time I was watching TV and a show had an experiment to see if people would pick up pennies on the sidewalk. Funny, how the majority looked at these pennies but kept walking. It wasn't worth bending over. Some Christians are that way to certain ministries. They want the prestigious work but don't want their hands dirty.

 

The Lord taught me many things because of the pennies. Just the other day they had a call for pennies because they were getting so scarce. Funny, how valuable something as small as a penny can become.

 

In His love,

(name)

 

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Sandy,

Has the Lord said anything else to you about pennies? He is driving me crazy with pennies...has been for over a year...Last year it was one...then in 99 He started giving me two at a time....three days I have had 5 in a day...different places and 5 is Benjamin's portion....

 

I had 15 in one day last week...a dime and 5 pennies...in different places. I am a nurse and I am finding them at my feet when I get out of the car...at the thresholds of houses I walk into and at my feet at a bedside while caring for a patient.

 

I have had people say they mean:

One sent

In God we trust

Liberty

 

I went to the house of one of my patients today...I had shared with her about the gold from Silvania's hair and had shown it to her...I got some when she was here in Atlanta. On my home visit last week, I had told the Lord I would pray for her if He would give me a penny on my way to the car to get my Bible...and He gave me two pennies. I was able to show her the gold and tell her of the miraculous healing of cancer that Silvania experienced.

 

Anyway, she has cancer too and had been told she had two months to live in February. I asked if I could come back today. It was a glorious time of asking for forgiveness for the sins of the white against the black. She was able to release some past hurts as a result and was able to embrace me as she forgave....as did her sister and daughter.

 

Since the other day, she has not been in pain and is no longer on pain medicine. Long story short, the pennies are giving me boldness to step out as ONE SENT.

 

(name)

 

 

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Thank you Sandy. It is so amazing to think that God really does care about the little things, and so often we don't even take the time to pray about the little things because we don't want to "bother" Him with these little things. and yet...it is His desire to show us HOW much HE cares even by giving us those little things.

 

(name)

 

 

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Sandy,

 

Thanks for the really encouraging modern parable about the "CHECKER IN TRAINING and the 3 PENNIES".

 

One thing that stood out as soon I read it was the freshness of the attitude of the young trainee. Sweet, simple and done with excellence and genuineness. This was an example of his stewardship of his responsibility. This is often how it is with someone who is just starting off in some ministry area for the Lord Jesus.

 

The 'old-hands" sometimes stand-back, be skeptical, think new ones can't do the job adequately maybe not even "stand in their queue". However the Lord knows genuine hearts and we sometimes need to be challenged that He gives the grace to do anything in his Kingdom - be it preach, give a word, serve the tables or sing a new song.

 

In fact as we stand back, release, open the way, facilitate and believe along with the

young sheep, we can have the great joy - with the Lord of the Harvest of seeing the

sweet genuineness of fresh new, keen service - TO HIM.

 

(name)

 

 

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Dear Sandy,

 

I was VERY blessed by your word on the Elijah List.

 

Another way you could see your event...was that even though we are in training, God is faithful to bring us through in confidence and professionalism. He is there even when we do not know what we are doing and at the same time turn the table on those who may be prejudging us to be a certain way.

 

I also noticed that #3, as in 3 pennies, is a "divine" number and copper is listed under brass which can represent judgment against disobedience. You were faithful and obedient to support those in training and now He has placed His divine judgment in your hands.

 

Much Love to you. Thank you again for sharing.

(name)

 

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Dear Sandy,

Thank you for your three pennies story.

 

Some time ago the Lord told me to never let the devil steal a single penny from me. That very same day someone shortchanged me a penny in a convenience store, and my soul felt a little awkward and foolish asking for the penny. But I did, and it was given to me.

 

The Lord cares about the very little things in our lives, and He is also especially concerned about some of the very little ways in which some compromise and give the devil his way.

 

He reminded me of the verse:

Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.

~Song of Solomon 2: 15

 

We may do well at obeying what we perceive to be the larger things and yet lose the battle through doing or not doing the small things. Incomplete or delayed obedience is still disobedience. He used the penny to show me that I was careless in small matters and that some very small matters carried great consequences.

 

Thank you for your faithfulness in relating this story. God used it to remind me and warn me of certain things in my life.

 

(name)

 


 

~ anonymous ~

Several years ago, a friend of mine and her husband were invited to spend the weekend at the husband's employer's home. My friend, Arlene, was nervous about the weekend. The boss was very wealthy, with a fine home on the waterway, and cars costing more than her house.

The first day and evening went well, and Arlene was delighted to have this rare glimpse into how the very wealthy live. The husband's employer was quite generous as a host, and took them to the finest restaurants. Arlene knew she would never have the opportunity to indulge in this kind of extravagance again, so was enjoying herself immensely.

As the three of them were about to enter an exclusive restaurant that evening, the boss was walking slightly ahead of Arlene and her husband. He stopped suddenly, looking down on the pavement for a long, silent moment.

Arlene wondered if she was supposed to pass him There was nothing on the ground except a single darkened penny that someone had dropped, and a few cigarette butts. Still silent, the man reached down and picked up the penny.

He held it up and smiled, then put it in his pocket as if he had found a great treasure. How absurd! What need did this man have for a single penny? Why would he even take the time to stop and pick it up?

Throughout dinner, the entire scene nagged at her. Finally, she could stand it no longer. She causally mentioned that her daughter once had a coin collection, and asked if the penny he had found had been of some value.

A smile crept across the man's face as he reached into his pocket for the penny and held it out for her to see. She had seen many pennies before! What was the point of this? "Look at it." He said. "Read what it says." She read the words "United Sates of America."

"No, not that; read further." "One cent?" "No, keep reading." "In God we Trust?" "Yes!" "And?" "And if I trust in God, the name of God is holy, even on a coin.

Whenever I find a coin I see that inscription. It is written on every single United States coin, but we never seem to notice it! God drops a message right in front of me telling me to trust Him? Who am I to pass it by? When I see a coin, I pray, I stop to see if my trust IS in God at that moment. I pick the coin up as a response to God; that I do trust in Him. For a short time, at least, I cherish it as if it were gold. I think it is God's way of starting a conversation with me. Lucky for me, God is patient and pennies are plentiful!

When I was out shopping today, I found a penny on the sidewalk. I stopped and picked it up, and realized that I had been worrying and fretting in my mind about things I cannot change. I read the words, "In God We Trust," and had to laugh. Yes, God, I get the message.

It seems that I have been finding an inordinate number of pennies in the last few months, but then, pennies are plentiful! And, God is patient...

 


 

VOLUNTEER SENT ONES FOR THE YEAR 2011 AND BEYOND
9/18/10 DAY OF ATONEMENT

PIX: I saw several inches of pennies inside a coffee can on the street.

HEARD: Those who are willing, will take a journey.

[Lord does each penny represent one person being sent?]
HEARD: yes.

PIX: I saw the word, YOU being written.

HEARD: You. You can do this. How? By listening. Keep your eye on the ball. I will be pitching to you really slow.

HEARD: The Bible tells us we must be born again. Find it.

 

John 3:3-8 NKJV
Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." 4 Nicodemus said to Him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?" 5 Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."

1 Peter 1:22-25 NKJV
Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, 23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever, 24 because "All flesh is as grass, And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, And its flower falls away, 25 But the word of the Lord endures forever." Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.

 

PIX: I saw someone give a cassette tape and a transcript of the Word that they gave a person.

 

RHEMA 9/10/10 MY PURPOSES FOR YOU ARE UNIQUE

HEARD: My purposes for you are unique.

EXPERIENCE: I was speaking in tongues and heard penny.

HEARD: Penny. Exactly right on target. I agree. Both. Yes.

 

COMMENTS: The year 2010 began a birthing of God's power (with Psalms 110:3 being the scripture of the year) for those who are willing to pray for people. That year, 5770 is a foundation for a decade of years to 5780. Every year there will be more and more pennies (sent ones) sent to the streets to pray for strangers, give them the Word of God, healing, deliverance and salvation.

WORD TO PONDER: SENT ONES, I WILL TEACH YOU 9/18/10
Dear volunteers, brave in your obedience and driven by compassion, I will teach you how to be sent outside of church walls. Keep Your eyes and ears in listening mode, to be divinely and instinctively led to the right people at the right time. I will give you signs as clues to their need, I will halt your attention and focus and you will clearly see to the matter at hand. I will send you My Word and if you keep your focus in seeking My lead, you shall hit home runs and bring salvations, healings, deliverances and prophetic Words to those who would never walk into a church without your rescue. You may feel that all you have to offer is a simple penny to the cause, but when I send you, you are backed with heaven's resources and we shall work along side you to minister into the hearts and lives of men.

Ps 110:3-4 NKJV
Your people shall be volunteers In the day of Your power; In the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning, You have the dew of Your youth. The Lord has sworn And will not relent, "You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek."

 

 

 


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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 Sandyís book, ď101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.Ē  Website:
www.thequickenedword.com    Email:  swauthor777@usa.net  
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