WISDOM OF THE LORD! ~ For the Nation of Finland! ~ May 2002
Given to: Ruth Mays, Ashland City, TN ~ January 2006
Scriptures: Proverbs 1, 2, 3. Handmade by Betty Leach and Jennifer Lynn Easton Joy
January 23, 2006 ~ 12:24 pm Hello Jennifer!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for the incredible Glory Ring. I'm sorry I have not written before now, but aside from being busy, I just did not want to just send you a mere thanks. I wanted to pray more about the Glory Ring and see what else God might be saying prior to writing to you. Sorry, it has taken this long. I want you to know that the day that I received the Glory Ring in the mail, I was sitting at my dining room table praying and having one of those.... 'what's next Lord', and 'Lord do you hear me?' days. I was in deep prayer and worship when the mailman came driving up the driveway blowing his horn. The timing of it's arrival was incredible! I was so in awe as I unwrapped it and saw all the details that were included on it. The colors are so defining to Finland, and the jewelry looks just like the pieces that my Grandmother had, and each hidden item within it seems to have meaning. The fullness of it is yet to be revealed. I do need to ask, and I hope you remember, there was a large silver broach that was approx. 2 1/2" round that also resembled a belt buckle, that the clasp on the pin was broken (the box had a corner damaged in the shipping). My first round of going into worship with it (with Terry MacAlmon in the background) this piece came flying off. At this point I have not yet re-attached it, as I wanted to know if you had felt anything in particular to its significance. I think I see where it was attached before, but I really want to be in prayer prior to reapplying it. I know working with banners, etc. each piece is very specific and takes different prayer. If you remember it and sense anything, please let me know. Also, I wanted to express to you that that afternoon after receiving it, I had to run into town and pick up my son from school, and I had the opportunity to listen to the tape you sent with it and I was able to have it sink in. How incredibly humbling it was to hear the testimony of how this was made and how long you have waited for someone to come forth to pick up this intercession. The ways of the Lord are truly incredible. Through your gift of giving me this Glory Ring, I in turn cleaned out my closet of the simplified flags, hoops and one particular wall banner, and brought them to the final GCST Conference meeting and gave them away as gifts. I do not know if God will have me take the material from your books and to begin to make more intricate worship instruments or if my calling on that is finished, but I know that a new day in this part of my life has begun. Thank you so much for your part in bringing forth this part of my destiny. For truly I do not take this task lightly. Saturday, I took the Glory Ring to the GCST meeting and although I used it some in the worship, the main song God had me use it in was one that Mary Ellen McFadden sings about the whole earth. I felt very much so that in the marching around the room in the processional with the Glory Flags going first, then a sword and then the Glory Ring for Finland was very strategic. God truly is wanting to move around the world and in Finland in a greater way. I believe it was Mary Ellen who later mentioned that with the way that Jesus was written that it also could be read as Jews. I also have sensed this, and as the Jewish flag is the same colors as the Finnish flag, I believe the intercession for the two will be intertwined. I would love to write more, but once again time constraints have arose. Please know I thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me this honor. May the Lord Bless your ministry and may all those things which you have been praying to see the fruit of come forth. In Jesus, Ruth Mays ~~~~~~~~~
How the divine connection was ordered by the LORD GOD:
January 6, 2006 - 7:44 am Thank You Joy for sharing your testimony of the Aglow conference and putting the pictures on your web-site. How excited I was to see it all!! My name is Ruth Mays, and I was Secretary for the Committees working the conference (perhaps we met during the week, but there were so many new faces, I don't remember everyone). Anyway, since I was busy holding down the fort for the GCST Workroom, I did not get to see much of the conference and was not able to take any pictures. So to have these (especially the Nativity Garden!!) is a wonderful gift. I feel like I'm God's spoiled child this morning, now that He through you and Mary Ellen and Joyce have provided me with pictures I had so wanted to get. THANK YOU!! I also want to say that through looking at your web site of the Glory Rings, has been an awesome confirmation. Number one confirmation, although I have made simplified Glory Rings in the past, I do not have the anointing to go forth and make ones such as yours and I am not to try do so (confirmation!!). I do have the anointing to do smaller purse size ones that are on small metal rings and I will continue to do them as the Lord leads. They usually are for fruits of the spirit, to bring down God's Glory, to exclaim His Royalty, and one I do make for praying for the USA and one for praying for Israel. May the Glory of God sweep over these two nations!! Another confirmation was on a study I was doing on seeking wisdom. And of course the scriptures were from Proverbs 1,2,3. This study also stated to study your roots. I was thrilled to look at the Glory Ring that you created for Finland (my roots)--it is on Wisdom and with the same scriptures!! Thank you for your faithfulness to the call of God on your life. Thank you for the beautiful web site you have and the ministry you do to release the anointing of God over the earth. May the Lord bless you in the beautiful land of Oregon. I always thought God would let me move there, but he chose TN. Bless you my sister in the Lord!! May your year be one that you see much more fruit of your labors. In Jesus, Ruth Mays W TN Field Rep, Aglow International ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ January 6, 2006 Ruth,
I have a Glory Ring for the nation of Finland...have been waiting 3 years for the divine appointment. I would say you are about as divine as it gets. If you want to send your mailing address, I will send it out to you with a copy of the books and other information. Wahoooo! Jesus is LORD!
Love and Prayers, jj Expect unexpected blessings from God! ~~~~~~~~~~~ January 7, 2006 ~ 8:27 am Wow, Jennifer - I sure did not expect a blessing like this!! I will receive it with honor and pray as the Lord leads me for my ancestral homeland!! Just for your information. I'm originally from northern Minnesota, and my grandparents-parents, etc. were all 100% Finn and so I am, too. I am number seven in my family. On the lighter side, I joke with people that pure breds are often high strung and that is not just my blonde hair that makes me different. Thank you again for this gift-- It has been a desire of mine for years to own a beautiful Glory Ring--and I could never understand why if I have the anointing to do small ones and to do banners, why am I was not to go forward with Glory Rings. This truly is a gift from God!! Thank You!! In Jesus, Ruth Mays ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ January 7, 2006 Isn't this just so much fun! Hope to have it in the mail to you next week.
Blessings, Jennifer Expect unexpected blessings from God!
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