The gift of being a seer is a rare gift, which does not fit into the norms of humanity, let alone Christianity. As Abraham Herschel endorses the uniqueness of the prophetic, “To a person endowed with a prophetic sight, everyone else appears blind; to a person whose ear perceives God’s voice, everyone else appears deaf.” As a child, when I first shared my “overactive imagination” the result was severe punishment, so I remained silent for the majority of four decades. It was painfully frustrating to be able to see when no one would listen and the futile attempt to share invited rejection, criticism, condemnation, and abandonment. The introduction of others gifted prophetically encouraged me to speak once again. In my mid-forties, life circumstances brought me to a place where I had nothing else to lose, so I began to speak again in response to God’s call upon my life.
In the creation of the Prophetic Glory Rings the Holy Spirit has faithfully provided a picture including symbols, colors and meaning for each design. Each time my hands begin a Prophetic Worship Instrument it is as though the FATHER’s hands are over mine and I simply pattern HIS creative movements. As I was seeking the Holy Spirit for a means to describe how a Prophetic Glory Ring functions in the spirit realm, HE gave me the following prophetic understanding.
During prayer, I received the following insight. Like a video on a screen, I watched a movie of many little children blowing bubbles through miniature and giant-sized plastic wands. Little Bubbles. Big Bubbles. Huge Bubbles. Giant Bubbles. I understood that in a similar way as children release bubbles into the air, so too the colorful wand waving back and forth opens the worshiper to a sense of wonder. Similarly, when worshiping with a Prophetic Glory Ring, the Holy Spirit reveals to us the Glory of the LORD. Each Glory Ring is a unique design with a Prophetic Song or message being released through worship, intercession, prayer and dance movements.
The language of the Spirit is much more cosmic than the languages of the earth. The Holy Spirit enables us to see into the spirit realm and understand more clearly the languages of ABBA ADONAI. The sound, the song of the Glory Ring may be compared to the sound, the song of a human voice or to the sound of the trees worshipping in the wind or to the sound of a waterfall cascading over polished rocks bubbling up praises to God. Just as when one sings, combining words, harmony and rhythm, the person communicates a message of praise to the LORD (Psalms 22, 29, 45).
For two years, I was content to make prophetic Prophetic Glory Rings at the Holy Spirit’s prompting and to worship at HIS direction without completely understanding the “why” of everything. It took me a much longer time to realize the implications for ministry and the plans that EL SHADDAI prepared for me (Jeremiah 29:11).
A Prophetic Glory Ring, The Hope of Jesus, was a gift from a sister in the LORD. The following was imparted to her by the Holy Spirit to share, when she gave me the Glory Ring:
Name: The Hope of Jesus. Colors: Royal Blue and Silver. The sequins on the handle represent the radiance of the Presence of God. It comes full circle. It has no end. The blue cord is also full circle. It is God’s authority in every situation. The field of royal blue ribbons is draped over the light of God, HIS brilliance. The ribbons themselves signify our hope in Him. The feathers, held in place by two hearts represent the breath of God, the words HE whispers with a double portion of love. The large sequins are as mirrors, reflecting HIS Glory onto the faces of HIS people.
A Prophetic Glory Ring is like a banner or a flag on a ring/circle instead of a rod or stick. The ribbons, scarves and tinsel/fringe are symbolic like the fabric of a banner. However, a Prophetic Glory Ring is much easier to transport and sometimes easier to use depending on the confines of space and time.
If another person, in another place, worships in a different way with different colors, different music, different expressions of visual worship, it is acceptable to the LORD when it is of HIS Spirit and Anointing (Leviticus 22:2; Philippians 3). As we move forward from understanding the purpose of a Prophetic Glory Ring in worship, to the creation of a Prophetic Glory Ring it is important to remember that our creative spirit is a gift from the LORD GOD. Each person is positioned to be inspired by the Holy Spirit in the creation of a worship instrument. The focus is not on artistic or creative talent, it is on listening prayerfully to the Spirit of God.
In closing a bit of wisdom from Harold Best, “for the Christian artist, his and her work is action toward God, before God and under God’s protection.” We trust God with the outcome of our worship instrument creations and with our artistic gifting.
Listed below are a few of the first personal Prophetic Glory Rings that I created with the corresponding Scriptures. This is to provide the reader the understanding that the Word of God and HIS anointing and creation of a Prophetic Glory Ring are inseparable. The true Worship of God and the pure Word of God cannot be separated, any more than the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit can be divided. It is not humanly possible.
HIS JOY (Psalm 16:11; John 15:11) HIS Covenant Promise (Genesis 17:7) The Rose of Sharon (Song of Songs 2:1) HIS New Beginnings (Isaiah 43:19) The Kingship of Jesus Christ (1 Timothy 6:15) The Crown of HIS Glory (Psalm 8:5) The Hope of JESUS (Romans 5:1-5) The Consuming Reign of GOD’s Fire (Deuteronomy 4:24) HIS Angelic Ministry (Hebrews 1:4) Rivers of God (John 7:38) HIS Pentecost Fire (Acts 2) HIS Wedding Song (Revelation 5:9)
A friend noted with surprise that I have over fifty Prophetic Glory Rings and other worship instruments. When I asked her, “How many worship songs do you know and sing?” She giggled with understanding as she is a musician and I am an artist. Her repertory includes at least fifty musical pieces, similar to my collection of worship instruments such as Glory Rings, flags, swords, drums, mantles, prayer shawls, rain sticks, tambourines, scepters and banners (Psalms 149 and 150).
A Prophetic Glory Ring is a prophetic song in color, symbol, type and meaning and may also be created to visualize a dream, a vision, or prophetic word. As an example, through the weighty inspiration of the Holy Spirit, I created the first Glory Ring for a State in the United States of America. The Holy Spirit gave me a prophetic picture to accompany the Glory Ring.
The Prophetic Name of the Glory Ring: The Father’s Heart! Scripture: 1 John 1:1-3.
In 1996, the Holy Spirit gave me a vision of many colorful streams flowing out of the FATHER's beating, pulsating with life, overtly loving heart. Then HE gave me a picture of the United States and there were many streams flowing out of Kansas all over the world. The Glory Ring is made of a Wicker Heart that hung in my daughter’s room since her birth in 1977. The LORD was releasing HIS desire to birth a new movement out of the heart of America. Wicker is symbolic of the Apostolic being released or sent forth as Moses was sent forth in a wicker basket. There are one hundred and five ribbons of three yards in length on the ring. Three is symbolic of the Resurrection Power of Jesus Christ as He rose on the third day.
Kansas was the first State in America receiving a Glory Ring specifically designed with a prophetic word for that State. Five years later, through divine supernatural assistance, a Prophetic Glory Ring had been created for each State in America.
In the beginning of the ministry, first I created personal Glory Rings, then Glory Rings for individuals, followed by Glory Rings for States of America, then Nations and last Continents. The LORD continues to build my confidence and faith as HE affectionately ordains my steps. The following narrative describes how the first Glory Ring for a Nation came into being and one of the consistent and recognized patterns ABBA ADONAI developed in designing this ministry.
As was common in the earthly realm, during the summer of 1998, the LORD awakened me early one morning and strongly impressed upon me to pray for China. My first question to HIM was, “Pray for China, do you know how big China is?” Understanding my uncertainty in this new territory, HE gave me Scriptures to begin praying over China. As I pursued my new assignment to pray for China, and continued to inquire of HIM, with a passion akin to a blazing fire, one evening HE boldly declared, “It is MY CHINA.” Within in a few days someone, not knowing anything of my prayers for China, brought to me a scarf designed with a map of China that they had purchased from a thrift store in central Oregon (a highly unlikely place with a 99.9% Caucasian population). A few weeks later the first Prophetic Glory Ring for China was completed, it was also the first Prophetic Glory Ring for a nation. Because I did not know anyone in China, I wondered how the LORD was going to send the Glory Ring to China. As only HE could orchestrate, HE sent someone from another city to the very small prayer meeting being held in my home that knew a missionary in China and immediately sent the Prophetic China Glory Ring to them.
Almost a year after the LORD entreated me to pray for China, I attended a large Apostolic Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado through the extravagant gift of faithful friends. At the end of the first session, the speaker asked us to join hands with the person next to us and to pray for them. There were several empty chairs between myself and the man at the end of the row. So, we met in the middle and took hands. When I looked at his name badge, I immediately noticed, he was from China. Surprised with delight, I inquired, “China, you are from China? I have been praying for China.” Placing his hand across his heart and with a warm smile, he bowed humbly and said, “My China."
In HIS own creative way, God enlarged this ministry to the nations. For each nation receiving a prophetic Glory Ring there is a miracle, sign and wonder resulting from a divine appointment that only the LORD God could possibly orchestrate. Whatever it is that I create, it is always and only for the Eternal Glory of Yeshua.