Preparation When I asked the Holy Spirit about Foley, Alabama weeks earlier in prayer, He gave me this acronym: F. A. - FATHER ALMIGHTY. It was with a sense of GOD's Hand being over this ministry trip that I came to Alabama. Anticipating to see HIS HAND move on the behalf of HIS people. And so HE did! to those coming from Florida, Louisiana, Georgia and Alabama! GLORY TO HIS HOLY NAME!
July 17, 2006, Saturday ~ 3:30 AM Oregon time was the awakening call. There is always much spiritual tension and earthly excitement in the atmosphere before a Prophetic Glory Ring Workshop. Brenda, Jan and I arrived at Palm Bay Opry Land, Foley, Alabama around 7:00 AM to set up. Jan set up all the recording equipment in preparation to record the workshop. This was a first for the ministry and we are now blessed to have a CD available of the morning teaching: The Synergy and Synthesis of Worship.
Jan had opted to provide a Southern Luncheon - also known as - The Father's Banqueting Table for all that attended which was beyond generous and extravagant.
Following the morning teaching, we entered into a time of worshiping in prayer with music and dance. It is the time when each person seeks the face of GOD, the heart of GOD, the hand of GOD about their Glory Ring during worship. It is with remembrance that each Glory Ring is about HIS GLORY, HIS COVENANT RELATIONSHIPS, HIS ETERNAL LOVE, HIS EXTRAVAGANT GRACE!
This was our first time as a ministry to offer registrations to couples and it was certainly confirmed as being the LORD's idea. The night before I flew out to Florida, I was praying with friends and a prophetic picture was given: I see you handing out handkerchiefs, like healing cloths that Paul sent out. Although the person speaking was not aware of the Linen Napkin Teaching, it was very clear in my spirit what the Holy Spirit was speaking to me. So when I arrived home much later that evening and was packing for the trip in the early morning, I searched for every handkerchief that was in my possession. Twenty-One (21) - the exact number that attended the workshop...and the day of my granddaughter Sarah Joy's birthday.....it was destined to be a holy moment of GOD.
During the time of feasting at the KING's banqueting table, I read the Linen Napkin Story and each person received a handkerchief. Tucked inside each one was a Scripture and yes, the LORD also confirmed HIS word in that as well. When one of the men came up to the table to choose a handkerchief, he looked at me quizzically and I suggested that perhaps he was to take one as a gift to someone else. He sighed a huge sigh of relief and carefully chose one to give to another, his mother.
Following the luncheon, there was a brief teaching on the "how to" of making a Worship Instrument. Then everyone was released to choose supplies and make their personal Glory Rings. It is wonderful to watch the angels hover around the room ministering to everyone. GOD's presence of peace, glory, impartation and healing was very recognizable! In watching the men measure their ribbons the Scripture in Matthew 7:2 ...and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you" was quickened to my spirit. As they came to the workshop uncertain of the outcome, yet GOD noticed the measure of their faith and met each of them in profound ways. OUR GOD is so overtly FAITHFUL! In the late afternoon, as per usual, the Holy Spirit flowed through me giving prophetic words over all the Glory Rings. When Cheryl came for her prophetic word, the LORD directed me to give her the purple brocade tablecloth, which has traveled to workshops across America for five years. It was the first time I have ever wrapped a tablecloth around someone to take home. I realized that in the spiritual realm it was symbolic of the mantle of the Father's Banqueting Table...HIS table of incomprehensible grace, relentless love, passionate mercy, dynamic favor and extravagant generosity being released to Alabama. FOR HIS GLORY!
When Melissa brought her Glory Ring to me to receive the prophetic word, I immediately noticed how she had glued the gemstones "back to back." Although the concept of guarding each other's back is certainly not new, it was the first time that I saw it symbolically expressed on a Glory Ring. Perhaps it is time that we as HIS treasures on earth guard and protect more carefully all of HIS treasures.
This was the first time I was not darting everywhere taking photos during the workshop, as Jan graciously ran the recorder, took photos, filmed a video and served the luncheon. Smiles. The night before the workshop, Jan spent some time making the wonderful name badges for everyone. This was a huge gift to me personally, as well as to those that came from other areas. Many others extended helping hands as well with setting up and taking down. After unloading the vehicle at Jan's home, I continued giving prophetic words to those staying at Jan's home until about 9:30 PM.
During the evening Jan and her granddaughters made Glory Rings as there was not time for Jan to make one at the workshop. It seemed so much like GOD, to have her wait and share the experience with her inheritance from the LORD. As the GLORY was still very much present surrounding each of us, the last photo is taken after I retired to the Blue room. Brenda from Louisiana and the Georgia Girls continued to party with JESUS!
With a grateful heart to Christians United Ministries, Inc. for hosting the very first workshop in the State of Alabama. With sincere heartfelt appreciation to our HGRM Prayer Shield of which we encourage you to pray about joining and Christian United Ministries for your faithful, righteous prayers of intercession. May our FATHER GOD be blessed above all else.