Go Ye Therefore Women's Conference, Hermitage, Tennessee, USA
The day before…
This is a journey of many firsts. My first time to Nashville, Tennessee. My first time to be invited to Speak, Dance, Minister and Intercede at a Women’s Conference. My first time to fly to Tennessee. My first time to send 36 bottles of anointing oil and 50 books Have Glory Ring will Travel! before a conference. God was launching HGRM and I was along for the ride of a lifetime. Preparing the way: Thank you to my friend and sister in the Lord, Betty Leach to whom God gave the vision and the faith to make the Elijah Mantle Cloak. Thank you to Jenn Carr, Corvallis, Oregon for making the Sword of Victory Prophetic Glory Ring that was an integral part of this journey.
September 30, 1999, Thursday ~ My daughter, Angela was kind enough to chauffeur me to PDX. It is a gift to have my only daughter live close enough to provide this service. It is always a joy to spend time with her.
Flying from Portland to St. Louis, the weather was perfect and for the first time I saw the northern part of the United States from the air. The LORD showed me cities that had “lights” in them and cities with dark places – that needed much prayer. May we remember to pray for the cities of America.
Arriving in St. Louis, Missouri at 5:55 PM on runway J (J is for Jesus). The gate number is 33 – symbolizing God’s Promises and that God was keeping HIS promise to me to provide the way for HIS plans. Before departing from Portland, I asked the LORD to protect the luggage, especially the Glory Rings. At gate 33, as I watched out the airplane window, my Glory Ring suitcase was carefully placed on the top of the carrier by the airport personnel, never even mixed with the other luggage. Now we know that was a miracle if you have traveled at all. We safely departed St. Louis and headed towards Nashville. I will be grateful to put my feet on the ground.
Arriving in Nashville, a few minutes early, another traveling miracle, I immediately went downstairs to the luggage terminal to retrieve the luggage, and while waiting, all the lights in the terminal went out. A complete black out. In terms of deboarding the plane, the timing was impeccable. After a few minutes, the generators revved up and the lights came on. Joyce, who met me at the airport, was upstairs when the lights went out, and thought, “JennJoy has landed” because the level and strength of energy source changed. Keeping in mind that God appoints, anoints, calls, chooses, sends and is in charge whether we admit it or not.
After retrieving the luggage and making our way to the vehicle, the license plate number matched my flight number, so I immediately thought since the flight was perfect, the week would be the same. A double portion of God’s blessings.
I was stunned by the liquid air, the humidity of Tennessee. I mentioned to Joyce that I needed a spoon to drink the air. My lungs never fully recovering from an incident in 1988, it was clear that GOD would be providing the air that I breathe on this trip.
There is nothing on earth quite comparable to southern hospitality. I met Joyce last May at a Conference on the Oregon Coast and was truly grateful to be able to have this time to spend with her.
October 1, 1999, Friday ~ Two dear friends, Dorothy and Pam from Vernonia, Oregon flew in on Friday to be there to intercede and stand with me in prayer. Amazing gift from God.
Friday evening was the opening of the “Go Ye Therefore” Women’s Conference. I was asked to provide a Sword Dance to open the Conference. I knew that God wanted me to do this, I just did not know how to do this. I have never taken a dance class and I am not exactly a ballerina in grace or form. I do believe God has an amazing sense of humor and this was one of HIS moments in displaying it. HE loves to ask the impossible so that we do not have any choice but to trust HIM. And so, I did just that. I danced with the Sword of Victory Prophetic Glory Ring that Jenn Carr had made for me along with my first Sword that was handcrafted by a student at Mount Bachelor Academy where I was gainfully employed in 1996-1998.
Prophetic Glory Ring used in the dance:
Sword of Victory! Scriptures: 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20; 1 John 5:4. Gift to Jennifer Joy, Hillboro, Oregon, USA from Jennifer Carr, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.
Following worship, David spoke. It was a wonderful introduction to the conference and opened many doors in the spiritual realm. Ministry went until quite early or late however you perceive it. God came and changed people’s lives, healed people, restored people, delivered people, and lovely them hugely.
October 2, 1999,– Saturday ~ The second day, Saturday, in the first hour of the morning the youth provided mini dramas for evangelism, very stirring in the Spirit and very convicting to the complacent. May the Holy Spirit cause us to pray for the next generations.
Following the break, the morning Breakout Groups were next, and my topic was “Intimacy in Worship.” No matter where God sends me, I never ceased to be amazed at how God prepares the hearts of those coming to hear and receive what HE has to offer. There are too many miracles to even begin to write.
Following lunch break was my first dance with someone, Jennifer M, a Messianic Jew from Nashville. It is amazing how God orchestrated this, as we had never danced together, and I had only heard the music once. The song was “Go Forth”. I danced with two Glory Rings: Jewels of Glory and Crown of Glory. She danced with leaps and twirls. It must have been a God thing. All I saw when I was dancing were angels. Glory to HIM. I am sure my Father God had a purpose, two Jennifer’s, a Jew and a Gentile, both redeemed, dancing together to worship Jesus. The name Jennifer means “to be set apart unto the Lord” in Hebrew. The Celtic meaning is a “white wave” and the English meaning is “Fair Lady”. Clearly God had HIS plan of double portion released in this place.
Prophetic Glory Rings used in the Dance.
The Crown of HIS Glory! Scriptures: Zechariah 9:16 and Revelation 2:26-29. Handmade by Jennifer Lynn Easton Joy.
The Crown of HIS Jewels! Scriptures: Malachi 3:17; Isaiah 61:7. Handmade by Jennifer Lynn Easton Joy.
In the evening service, Michael preached, an on-fire marketplace apostle. Ministry time lasted way late in the day or very early the next morning depending on what time zone one is in.
Miracles: About 10:30 PM I noticed a little girl about the age of 2 sitting on the far-right edge of the stage near the bottles of anointing oil that I had sent for the conference. She was very carefully holding a bottle of anointing oil with her left hand and sticking the index finger of her right hand into the bottle of oil and then rubbing oil all over her face, legs and arms. She was very intentional in making little circles with the oil. It was truly precious. So, I went up to her, smiled and held out my hand. She poured a little oil in my hand and stirred it up with her finger, never speaking a word, just smiling with delicious happiness. Blessings beyond words...
After the service during the ministry time, as I was sitting on the steps of the stage next to Joyce, we were sharing about the presence of God’s Glory. I heard someone laughing and looked down to notice a teenage boy sitting at my feet with his hands held up catching the oil mixed with gold sparkles that was dripping off my hands. The oil flowed for about 20 minutes as others came and wiped their hands across mine, taking all the oil, that simply reappeared time and time again. The oil from my hands was more like the consistency of honey than olive oil. I believe that signs and wonders are simply a way to give GOD’s people hope, to build their faith, to comfort them and mostly to let them know they are loved by GOD.
It has not been my nature to ask for signs and wonders because my life is a sign and a wonder. And I have believed GOD that goes with me, and HIS presence brings signs and wonders. However, this evening changed my perspective because of how it impacted the lives of others. So, from now on, I am intentionally asking God for signs and wonders, to demonstrate HIS joyous power, love, kindness and majesty. One of the young girls that came up to receive the dripping oil, found a gold flake in the palm of her hand, it was about the size of a dime. There is such a sweet faith and divine expectancy in the hearts of God’s children. Sweet pure innocent love.
October 3, 1999, Sunday ~ This morning we returned to Harvest International, where the conference was held Friday and Saturday. The Sunday morning was more fellowship, worship and partaking of God’s sweet harvest. A young girl brought me a scarf for the ministry, a young woman brought me a sweater, another woman gave me a necklace, and even more gifts than this…The generosity and kindness in the hearts of those the LORD allowed me to meet overwhelmed me. True southern kindness.
Sunday afternoon, Helen took me on a private tour of Nashville and some specific places to pray. In downtown Nashville, at the Parthenon, and the Cumberland River. Lightning and Thunder stormed out of heaven as I prayed and poured Anointing Oil into the Cumberland River. A holy alignment and agreement.
Then we went to the Opryland Hotel. Beautiful. Extravagant. Amazing about 3000 rooms, the Delta River, waterfalls, light shows, restaurants and fountains. I pray that the Opryland Hotel will be filled with a Christian Conference! Let the sidewalks be filled with those proclaiming Jesus as King!” I could see it…I could see it happening. GLORY!!!! Worship music blasting through the place!!! Flags, Banners, Glory Rings, Dancers, Singers, Worshipers…all for JESUS! As only God could orchestrate it, there was an amazingChristian Worship Conference at Opryland Hotel in 2005.
October 4, 1999, Monday ~ We spent time on Monday shopping for Glory Ring supplies. Praise God for provision and some distinctly southern adornments and fabrics. As the sweet memories of this journey keep expanding, we shared a southern style lunch and enjoyed the beautiful fall weather, even though very humid for my way of thinking.
Pam and Dorothy flew home to Oregon today. How grateful I am for faithful friends and intercessors that truly make a difference in the Kingdom of God.
n the evening, Joyce and I attended a class on Spiritual Warfare in the evening, and I was privileged to meet more of God’s precious saints, The closing of a sweet journey.
October 5, 1999, Tuesday ~ Tuesday morning, I was taken to the airport for a safe flight home. My angel was waiting at the gate at PDX to take me home.
A heartfelt thanks to Helen and Joyce for their kind hospitality. Nashville is a city of long rounded words, green fried tomatoes (I tasted my first), Southern hospitality and friendliness, chocolate pizza (a definite reason to return), gentle hearts, and music. Oh, another Nashville way is everyone has two names. I received double portion: JennJoy and JoyFul…names of endearment from sisters in Christ.
Two Prophetic Glory Rings were given while I was in Tennessee:
For The Peace of Jerusalem! Scriptures: Matthew 7:11; Colossians 3:12-17; Psalm 122, 123 & 125. For Jennifer Middleman, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Handmade by Jennifer Lynn Easton Joy.
HIS Resurrection Power! Scriptures: Mark 15 & 16; Luke 22, 23, & 24. For Helen Boring, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Handmade by Jennifer Lynn Easton Joy.
In closing, God is able to do more abundantly than you can even imagine if you just give HIM a change. Let go of being in charge of your own life and let HIM be totally in charge. Miracles are waiting. Let HIM love you full. Embrace all that HE is and all that HE is doing.