99 ~ New England States
March 30, 2016 – April 5,
Jennifer Lynn Joy © 2016
Peter 1:5-8, NASB,“Now for this very reason, applying all
diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence and in your moral excellence,
knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control,
perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness and in your godliness
brotherly kindness and in your brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities
are yours and they are increasing, they render you neither useless nor
unfruitful in the true knowledge of our LORD JESUS CHRIST!”
– Wednesday – Arose early to be prepared for shuttle pick-up at 4:30 AM
to fly to Hartford, Connecticut via Salt Lake City, Utah and Detroit, Michigan
arriving at 7:30 PM. Steve and Rachel met me at the airport and we then drove
to Windsor, Connecticut where they reside.
– Thursday – Our goal for today was the State of Maine. It was an
approximate 7-hour trip heading northeast up Interstate 84 then to Interstate 95. The name of the
vehicle is “LIBERTY” and we are declaring,“AND FREEDOM FOR ALL!”
Before we arrived in Maine, we stopped to purchase a bottle
of wine to add to the olive oil and kosher salt. We did not have a wine opener,
so Steve opened the bottle with a long nail. We were both slightly “Christened”
during the process. The parable of the nail as it relates to the Cross of
Christ and the wine splashing over us as we were purposing to drink fully of our
FATHER’s Covenant New Wine (John 2).
along the way: 888, Freedom, Eagle, 22, Finish the Race
We stopped along Harbor Beach and Long Sands Beach and of
course, at The Nubbel Lighthouse, drove through York Village, over to Cape
Neddick then up to Mt. Agamenticus (elevation 690 feet). We poured oil, we prayed,
we laughed, we worshipped, we sang, we decreed and declared the GOODNESS OF
ELOHIM over the State of Maine.
My outdated Iphone was having camera issues, so some of the
photos belong to Steve. When I returned home, someone gave me a new Android
Phone – an amazing unexpected surprise gift!
My heart is full of gratitude and praise for YESHUA that the fourth corner border
State of America is completed. The next few days are just a bonus while I am
here. In 2002, I prayed over the New England States and it is good to return to
this extraordinarily historic corner of America where an American Flag is
commonly flown in every front yard. Many of the historic buildings in this
State were built before Oregon, my home, was even explored by the Lewis and
– Friday – Today Rhode
Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts were completed. Glory to Yeshua!
We departed at 9:38 AM and then returned for forgotten
items and departed again at 11:08 AM.
Signs along the
way: 333, Sword Ave, 91 (Psalm 91), 496,
Deerfield, Windsor, 291E, 84E, Luke 1, 69, New England Group, Patriot Spirit of
America, 777, 1040, 24 (Psalm 24), paradigm (shift), 72369, Rte 119, Littleton,
We began in
Connecticut, traveled to “Watch Hill” in Waverly, Rhode Island and prayed and poured
anointing oil at the Light House and in the Atlantic Ocean. Steve sounded the
anvil on the rocks with the State of Connecticut Worship Hammer at the Light
House. May the LIGHT of YESHUA increase in this place. We stopped by the “Ocean
House” for a brief tour of this extravagant facility. Throughout the day the
heavens greeted us with fog, light drizzle, cloud coverage and a moment or two
of sunlight bursting through the clouds.
We both noticed
this day was not nearly as grueling at the day before. For this we give thanks
as we press forward.
the late afternoon, we drove to Springfield, Massachusetts and parked at
Pynchon Point, Town of Agawam, the confluence of the Connecticut and Agawam
Rivers. We walked down a paved pathway to the river where we prayed, poured oil,
and decreed and declared Scriptures over the land and rivers.
the river’s beach, I found a heart shaped rock half granite/half agate. Steve
said, “Oh look a heart of stone being turned to flesh.”
Ezekiel 36:26, NASB,“Moreover, I will give you a new heart and
put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your
flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”
arriving in the New England States, the weather has been a combination of rain,
sleet, fog, thunder, lightning, sunshine, clouds, and snow is expected Sunday and
04.02.2016 – Saturday – We opted to drive to New Hampshire and
Vermont in the late afternoon, allowing me to fly home two days early and
giving Rachel the time she needed to prepare for a trip as well.
Signs along the way: Sword Ave, 321, 91 (Psalm 91), Wisdom Way,
Glory Sandwich, Double Rainbow
We departed in the
afternoon at 2:31 PM and arrived in New Hampshire at the Connecticut River at
5:35 PM and in Vermont at the Connecticut River at 5:45 PM near the town of Battleboro.
On the return trip to Windsor, Connecticut the heavens gave us an extravagant
double rainbow near Holyoke, Massachusetts. Trusting GOD’s double portion,
double blessing over this journey.
We celebrated at Ruby
Tuesday’s in the evening…grateful the four corner border States of America are completed
before Passover 2016. A miracle.
The LORD has
graciously escorted me to 18 States in America in 8 weeks only for HIS Eternal
Glory as HE sent me on this 2016 American Prayer Journey.
04.03.2016 – Sunday – This morning we worshipped at Steve and
Rachel’s local church and then went by Wintonbury Early Childhood Magnet
School, Rachel’s place of employment to pray and pour anointing oil.
Steve took this as a day of rest literally and slept most of the day. The truth is Prayer Journeys, contending for America, changing the Spiritual Atmosphere through prayer and intercession can be physically exhausting.
In the evening, we spent time in prayer, communion and debriefing the week.
Steve closed our day with "Benediction for Jenn" in three parts...an original prophetic song on the grand piano. This brought me to tears. Piano music is one of my most favorite sounds on earth and it is a rare gift for me to sit at the feet of such a gifted and anointed musician.
04.04.2016 – Monday – Steve is the musician who is writing the A432 Songs for the States of America.
Steve, Rachel and
I spent the morning in prayer and worship. Steve provided another prophetic song, "Celebration Song" as tribute to the LORD GOD for HIS powerful presence during this week of intentional prayer for the New England States.
Then I finished packing and we headed to the Hartford Connecticut airport for a departure time of 4:30 PM.
Due to de-icing
equipment malfunction, the flight was delayed two hours, which meant there was
no connecting flight, which meant I stayed in the Detroit Michigan Airport
Hotel at $350 a night which was not reimbursed because the airline declared
that it was weather related, even though it was equipment malfunction. I was
scheduled to fly out at 8:30 AM tomorrow morning. It has been a challenging
week on many levels and I am looking forward to being home.
Today is Angela’s,
my only daughter’s birthday and I am thinking about her and as always praying
for her, missing her and her family.
04.05.2016 – Tuesday – Intentionally, I was at the gate at 6:30
AM just because things are rather chaotic in this airport. The person at the
gate explained that I am on tomorrow’s flight, not today’s flight, and that I
need to return to Delta Kiosk which is at least 10 gates away. My feet are way
past pain to completely numb. As I am returning to the Delta Kiosk where I
spent two hours waiting last night for this morning’s flight, a young man, with
brown hair, khaki pants, blue shirt, brown jacket, and brown shoes tapped me on
the shoulder. I stopped and turned to look at him. He said, “I am so sorry for
the way they are treating you, this is wrong.” I am too exhausted to have a
conversation, and nod my head in gratitude, “Thank You.” Then I turned my head
and began walking up the slope again to the kiosk and I thought, that was an
angel. When I turned to look back, he was gone. Sometimes God sends a moment of
comfort to give us strength to forge forward.
When I arrived at
the Delta Kiosk everyone apparently had “cranky cereal” for breakfast. After
waiting again, while three women are discussing a non-related work situation, a
large woman grabbed my boarding pass and yelled “What’s the issue here?” I
explained that I was on a flight, that was delayed, that missed the connection,
that required airport hotel, that required re-booking and now they say the
flight is for tomorrow not today. She yelled, “I do not care what has happened
to you, what do you need?” I said, “I need to go home, I just need to go home, Please.”
Then she looked up the flight and said that there were three seats available,
what is the issue? She called the person at the gate and then they had a
screaming match, she issued the boarding pass and sent me back to the gate.
Before I approached the counter at the gate, the woman who helped me before…well she
actually wasn’t helpful…began yelling, “I already told you this flight is full.
I already told you there is no seat for you on this flight….” On and on and on
she yelled. Hands on her hips, feet apart, ready to kill someone. The man
standing next to her grabbed my boarding pass, then he grabbed my carry-on
suitcase, opened it, pulled out my laptop, shoved it in my arms and said, “Get
on the plane!” I explained that I can’t carry the laptop, that I need the
suitcase. He completely ignored my request to have my carry-on returned to me.
“I am checking the suitcase, you are getting on the plane carrying the laptop.”
Then he grabbed my arm and pulled me toward the entrance ramp to the plane. I
am stunned, shocked and in tears as I find my seat.
In Salt Lake City,
Utah, I am of course, required to carry the laptop through the airport to the
connecting gate, then again in the Redmond, Oregon airport which de-boards
outside on the tarmac. The checked luggage is lost which requires filling out
forms at the Delta counter.
The person that
came to pick me up at the airport, got hungry, and instead of waiting for me to
fill out the lost luggage forms, just left to get himself food and returned to
the airport an hour later.
Home had never
looked so good.
04.06.2016 – Wednesday - The luggage arrived this morning. Both
suitcases covered with mud… apparently dropped somewhere along the way.
Sometimes we do
not live in a perfect world. And sometimes things go awry. And sometimes I am
surprised by the unkindness that surrounds me.
Yet at the end of
each, it is only about the advancement of GOD’s Kingdom on Earth, nothing more,
Romans 5:3-5, NASB, “And
not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation
brings about perseverance and perseverance proven character; and proven
character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been
poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”
Yours for YESHUA,
Jennifer Lynn Joy, Minister
©JENNIFER LYNN EASTON JOY