Journal of Joy ~ Lolo, Montana, USA ~ March 16-24, 2003
03.16.2003, Sunday ~ The Day Before Departure Arising early, I traveled from Gresham, Oregon to Corvallis, Oregon, home of Oregon State University from which both of my sons graduated, one with a degree in Engineering the other with a degree in Business and a minor in Business Law. The purpose of the journey was for the simple pleasure to worship with my sons at the Vineyard Fellowship. Shawn, my oldest son was part of the Worship Team as a guitarist, and Jeremy, my second son was part of the set-up/take-down crew. Worshiping with my children and grandchildren is one of my greatest delights, gifts and pleasures on earth. Whenever my children ask me what I would like for a birthday, Mother’s Day or Christmas gift, I always answer in the same way, “to spend time with you.” The truth is the only thing we have on earth that has the potential of being eternal is our relationships. God ordained our families, we choose our friends. HIS wisdom supersedes all.
Signs along the way:Golden Eagle Transport-Coast to Coast, Spirit 69.
Following the service at the Corvallis Vineyard, we went to Mary’s River and to the Willamette River to pray and pour out Kosher Salt from Jerusalem (2 Kings 2:19-22) and “The Antidote” Holy Anointing Oil.
In a recent prayer time with the LORD, HE spoke clearly, “THE ONLY ANTIDOTE FOR A LIE IS THE TRUTH!” Since JESUS CHRIST is the truth, the revelation of that statement seems quite profound no matter what (John 14:6).
Departure and Arrival Day
03.17.2003, Monday ~ This would have been the day to celebrate my Dad’s 79th birthday on earth, but since he is in heaven celebrating eternal life every day, it was a blessing to me to be flying to Montana for a week of ministry. During the familiar ride to the airport a motor home with the logo Montana Keystone pulled out in front of us. It never ceases to amaze me how GOD sends HIS messages at just the perfect place and the perfect timing for HIS Glory! My utmost desire is to hear the loving voice of the LORD anyway HE wants to speak to me whether it be through colors, signs, music, sounds, nature, words, languages and/or symbols. Airport security has changed again and gratefully I passed through gate number one without any hassles – that was a miracle!
Flexibility is an important key in traveling as in most aspects of life. On the first leg of the journey an exceedingly obese person sat next to me and on me. As I could not see my right arm or right leg due to their size and their weight was causing me extreme pain…I thought, “GOD help me!” Almost immediately, the flight attendant announced that we could move to any vacant seat if we so desired. Although it took the person sitting on top of me a great amount of energy to rise again and allow me to escape, he did oblige me the chance to find another seat. THANK YOU! JESUS! Already two miracles and we are just barely in the air! Glory to GOD!
Deborah, Dorothy and Brandon were at the Missoula airport to warmly welcome me to Montana. The welcome to Lolo was filled with gifts, surprises, delights, sweet treats, a key to Montana and so much more!
03.18.2003, Tuesday ~ Grace, Dorothy, Rebecca, Deborah and I met for morning tea served with huckleberry tea cake. The purpose of the morning gathering was for me to give each person a Prophetic Glory Ring with a prophetic word and Holy Anointing Oil. The Prophetic names and Scriptures for the Worship Instruments are as follows:
May 2002 ~For the State of Montana ~ HIS NEW BREAD AND NEW WINE! Given to: Deborah Shannon, Lolo, MT, USA. Scriptures:Isaiah 28:16-17; Isaiah 43 and 61; Hebrews 1; Matthew 5; John 2; 1 John; Revelation 4, 5, 22. Handmade by Jennifer Lynn Easton Joy
August 2002 ~ For Israel and America ~ “I AM!”Given to: Rebecca Mitchell, Lolo, MT, USA. Scriptures: Exodus 3:14; Isaiah 44:6; Isaiah 62; Jeremiah 24:7; Ezekiel 44:4; Psalm 91; Matthew 18:20; John 6:35, 8:12, 8:23, 8:58, 10:9, 10:11, 11:25, 14: 6, 1 Corinthians 15:10. Handmade by Jennifer Lynn Easton Joy
February 2003 ~ For Lolo, Montana ~ HIS RIGHTEOUS BRANCH AND RIVER OF GLORY! Given to:Dorothy Robinson, Lolo, MT, USA. Scriptures: Isaiah 11; Ezekiel 47:12; Psalm 3 and 46; John 7:37-39; John 15, 16, 17; Ephesians; 1 Peter 4:7-19; Revelation 19, 22. Handmade by Jennifer Lynn Easton Joy
March 2003 ~ HIS FIRES OF JOY! Given to:Rebecca Mitchell, Lolo, MT, USA.Scriptures: Daniel 3:17, 9:16-19, 10:6; Isaiah 61; Psalm 30; Jeremiah 3:17; Malachi 3:17; Matthew 3:17; John 15, 16, 17; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18; Ephesians 3:14-21; 3 John 4; Revelation 1:10-20. Handmade by Jennifer Lynn Easton Joy
March 2003 ~ HIS PASSIONATE LAVISH MERCY! Given to: Grace Scharff, Missoula, MT, USA.Scriptures: Daniel 3:17, 9:16-19; Psalms; Jeremiah 3:17; Malachi 3:17; John 15, 16, 17; Ephesians 3:14-21; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18. Handmade by Jennifer Lynn Easton Joy
March 2003 ~ HIS MORNING GLORY JOY! Given to: Dorothy Robinson, Lolo, MT, USA. Scriptures: Daniel 3:17; Jeremiah 3:17; Isaiah 61; Psalms 16, 30, 43, 55, 139; Malachi 3:17; Matthew 3:17; Luke 24:1-3; John 15, 16, 17; Ephesians 3:14-21; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18; Revelation 21, 22. Handmade by Jennifer Lynn Easton Joy
March 2003 ~ AT THE FEET OF JESUS! Given to: Deborah Shannon, Lolo, MT, USA. Scriptures: Daniel 3:17, 10:6; Jeremiah 3:17; Malachi 3:17; Matthew 3:17; John 15, 16, 17; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18; Ephesians 3:14-21; Revelation 1:10-20. Handmade by Jennifer Lynn Easton Joy
It is amazing to view through the lens of the Holy Spirit the combined details of the songs in colors, type, symbols and sounds reverberating through this territory. A significant orchestration of harmony, peace, love, humility, joy, mercy, communion, grace, and kindness, bread of life, tree of life, and passion of GOD is embedded in the preceding symphony. The depth of FATHER GOD’s love for HIS people never ceases to overwhelm me! It seems in this season HE desires for more to experientially enjoy the Prophetic Songs (Glory Rings) that HE is releasing to HIS daughters. To close our morning gathering, Deborah read Isaiah 46:9-10 as a prayer and proclamation for HGRM followed by a time of prayer.
For lunch, we were invited to Brandon’s class at Lolo Elementary School. This is the same elementary school that we prayed over last July 2002. The following is just one of the marvelous miracles we observed. In the very noisy cafeteria, Brandon and Deborah sat across the table from me. A boy with dark brown hair and blue eyes sat down on bench next to me. Freckles sprinkled the bridge of his nose. I said hello to him and explained to him that I was visiting from Oregon. He said that his name was Justin and then he tipped his head down and quietly ate his lunch, rarely looking up. During the brief lunch time my eyes observed every child in the cafeteria as my spirit prayed for them.
I remembered a time so clearly in the fall of 2000, as I was driving past an elementary school and I heard the LORD command, “Pray for MY children!” I was startled by the intensity of HIS voice. And then I realized that HE was asking me to pray for the children that no one is praying for and for the children that are forgotten, abandoned, abused, neglected, persecuted, bullied…that I was to intentionally pray for each child in each school regardless of the city, territory, state or nation where HE directed my path. Praying for children in academic environments immediately became a normal component of every prayer journey that I have taken since that epochal moment in time.
After lunch we walked around the colorfully decorated playground, visiting with some of the children and silently praying for each precious one. As we drove away from the school, across of the gravel parking lot Deborah declared that she was completely astounded! She explained that the little blue-eyed boy that chose to set next to me during lunch was the same one that I specifically prayed for last summer. At the time, Justin was bringing much harassment to Brandon’s life at school, so we took an intentional moment and specifically prayed for him and his circumstances. I was certain that his harassing behavior signified that his home life was abusive. His behavior completely changed following our prayers for him and his family. ONLY GOD could arrange for this boy to sit on the bench next me. ONLY GOD!
I do not believe that children are born mean. Although, human beings are born with a carnal nature, a nature to focus on self which is often just for survival, most behaviors are taught through modeling. Children are taught to be mean, to hit, to fight, to be rebellious, and to communicate without words by the adults in their lives; or they are taught to be kind, respectful, obedient and to communicate with words. Children imitate what they see long before they do what they hear. Research has shown they will continue for the remainder of their lives to model their parents’ actions much more than their parents’ words. Only divine intervention and an intentional life choice change, halts the pattern of the previous generation. Whenever I pray for children, I also pray for the influencing adults including teachers, family members, and others in their sphere of influence.
After stopping by Ray and Dorothy’s ranch style home, to have Dorothy join us, we proceeded towards Hwy 12/Lolo Creek Road/Lewis and Clark Trail to Traveler’s Rest – a restaurant and conference room under construction.
Key words:Under Construction. It was estimated to be finished in a year or more. The intercessors for the ministry were praying for a place for HIS Glory Reigns – Lolo Branch One - Worship Gatherings to meet. We looked at this location among others, prayed, poured out holy anointing oil and waited upon the LORD for HIS plan, purpose, vision and destiny to unfold.
Then we drove to the five cities of Stevensville, Corvallis, Florence, Hamilton, and Victor. Stevensville is home of the St. Mary’s Mission where we stopped for a historically rich opportunity to visit the small communal museum. While in Hamilton, we went to Hamilton Liberty Christian Church to pray, pour out Holy Anointing Oil and sprinkle salt on the ground for healing, restoration and redemption of the land. Then we continued south through the quaint city of Hamilton, where we stopped by a local fabric store and found some wonderful eagle and tree of life buttons, in addition to fabric and ribbon for Glory Rings and Worship Flags.
On the way back to Lolo, an American Bald eagle soared above us (Isaiah 40:31). We stopped in Florence to pray at the Hair Gallery where three women were brutally murdered approximately eighteen months ago. The perpetrator of this heinous crime is still at-large. This extreme act of unprecedented violence impacted this innocent, peaceful community with crushing devastation. The heavens dropped close upon the hills surrounding Lolo as our prayer journey arrived at a solemn close.
Signs along the way:Give the gift of Life, Give Birth, Need Direction: Talk to ME! God, New Beginnings: Put your hope in GOD.
03.19.2003, Wednesday ~ Capital City, Helena, Montana is the first destination for our eastward expedition today. We stopped at the Continental Divide, MacDonald Pass to pour out holy anointing oil and salt. The wind blasted fiercely over the mountains! We prayed for unity (Psalm 33) in America from the Atlantic to the Pacific and that the Sword of the LORD would come and divide (Hebrews 4:12).
At mileage 3303, an American Bald Eagle soared over us as we turned toward Helena. This flight of the eagle was very prophetic and a priceless gift from the LORD.
The drive to Helena was delightful with clear dry roads, majestic, purple Rocky Mountains, open wide cerulean blue Montana skies and warm comforting sunshine! It snowed eighteen inches last week, gratefully the snow melted before I arrived. The LORD surely prepared the way for us! HIS favor is a sweet, sweet thing! Yes, it is!
Entering Helena, I mentioned to Deborah that the LORD usually provides parking for the vehicle in close proximity to the destination. She grimaced in unbelief and then followed the directions that I verbalized to her as the Holy Spirit spoke to me. She turned toward the parking lot behind the capital building and noticed an open parking space very close to the back entrance. She retorted, “Well, God never does that for me!” I countered, “Have you ever asked HIM?” She flustered, “Well, no.” I smiled warmly, “God is interested in a relationship. HE enjoys being asked.” I believe each of our steps can be ordered and ordained by the LORD, if we simply take the time to ask HIM to do so.
Naturally, GOD orchestrated this day for the Legislature to be open, therefore all the Senators and Representatives were in attendance along with lobbyists. All the offices and rooms were unlocked with complete access and much activity. Enthusiastically, we embraced the opportunity and toured the capital, took photographs, prayed blessings, and conversed with other visitors and employees at the Capitol. It was so much more fortuitous than I could have imagined or hoped for. A divine invasion transformed the time and space defining the parameters of our day.
As we casually strolled towards the parking lot we simultaneously noticed three license plates that inspired within us an outburst of spontaneous laughter: AMGLORY - OIL4YOU - CRT WHLS. In celebration, we poured out Anointing Oil, sprinkled more of the Kosher Salt and prayed over the city of Helena.
The majestic Cathedral was our next destination. At the front door is a statue of Joan of Arc and other saints. The white sign was imprinted with red bold letters: NO ADMITTANCE! Around the side of the building, I observed a young man wearing a yellow hard hat taking long strides towards the parking lot. A silver cross, dangled around his neck loosely over his navy-blue t-shirt. Dark hair, blue eyes and a broad smile greeted me. I inquired if there was a possibility for entrance because it had been thirty-three years since I had been to Helena. He was completely agreeable, asked us to stay on the carpeted path as the floors were being rebuilt. Under construction was an understatement. Even with the pews pushed to one side, the floors ripped up, and dust covered everything, it was easy to imagine the grandeur when all was in place. The stained-glass windows were priceless prophetic statements of creative genius. As we were admiring the architecture, during our private tour, an older woman entered the building and demanded that we leave immediately. Not willing to give up our gift from the LORD, I kindly informed her that we had permission to enter. Reluctantly she retreated and gratefully, we continued the tour taking photos, praying, walking with shoes that were anointed with Anointing Oil and enjoyed a sweet, sweet peace of the LORD.
As we departed this beautiful capital city, we passed by Helena Middle School and Helena Central High School, which were strategic places for prayer.
Signs along the way (as we headed for Three Forks): 44777; 333 (Jeremiah 33:3); 50 degrees (Jubilee; 4444 (3-fold Ezekiel 44:4); 12:55 PM (12 spiritual authority – Isaiah 55; 51145; Flying Eagles; Eagle Tires; You’re in Prime Beef Country; Life is a Choice; Let there be Lite; The anvil fears no blows.
As we circulated around the south western Montana country byways, there was a bit of rough road, which Deborah navigated expertly before we arrived at Three Forks. The LORD was faithful to provide an angelic host going before us.
Signs along the way: Sugar Baby; Townsend Seed, Inc.
I heard from the Holy Spirit to stop and pray in the city of Townsend, which we did. Deborah asked which direction to take, and of course, as I followed the Holy Spirit’s directions, we ended up in front of the courthouse and city jail where we stopped, prayed, poured salt and Anointing Oil. Townsend is the first city planted on the Missouri River, which indicated the Missouri River was the next candidate for Anointing Oil, salt and prayer. The kosher salt is from Jerusalem, therefore, we are praying for the peace of GOD to cover America and Jerusalem, for complete healing and total redemption of the land, for the bountiful fruit of the land to come forth and for a full rich harvest.
We drove along HWY 287, as our direction continued east-west, which is a portion of the original Lewis and Clark Trail. We stopped by the Madison River, a very quaint authentic log cabin, and the Deep Creek Overflow to pray, pour Anointing Oil and salt. We passed through cities of Logan and Trident on our way to Manhattan. Our intentional purpose in Manhattan was to anoint the Veteran War Memorial and pray over the city then we headed on to Butte, Montana. We stopped in Butte, to pray and have a bit of dinner at a local restaurant. Safely, we arrived back in Lolo after a very long day. The stars were blazing brightly overhead in the very huge, navy blue Montana sky.
03.20.2003, Thursday ~ The morning tea was surrounded by the discussion of establishing the first HIS Glory Reigns Worship Gathering in Lolo, Montana. This was an embryonic beginning, and I found my inner spirit determinedly concentrating because it was important to me to establish a foundation of prayer, intercession, organizational aspects, and then seek the LORD for any changes HE might require or prefer. Our passion and purpose is to create a place for people to gather that desire to worship the LORD GOD in Spirit and in Truth. The afternoon was a time of questions and answers, prayer, teaching on communion followed by participation in communion which was a very holy accolade.
For dinner, we met at the Mustard Seed Restaurant in Missoula and then drove over to the place we had rented for the Worship Gathering. The flexibility key was needed once again as the microphone was missing and the room was half the size we had reserved. Even though the situation was unsatisfactory, we quickly adjusted, accommodated and trusted the LORD to be faithful and inhabit the praises of HIS people and bring the sweet peace of HIS presence as the first branch of HIS Glory Reigns was officially birthed! GOD is triumphant!
03.21.2003, Friday ~ We met in the cool early morning to debrief last evening’s worship gathering which was a very valuable time of discussion as we are clearly on a steep learning curve as we gingerly move forward in understanding GOD’s will for us. Then I moved into facilitating the Advanced Prophetic Glory Ring Workshop. As I was still learning how to effectively navigate the Advanced Glory Ring Workshop and teach others to how to make the Tinsel Glory Rings, I was grateful for only three in attendance. For over five years I had walked a step-by-step accumulation of experience until the complicated process was mastered. This experience to share the process truly was the kindness of GOD!
March 2003 ~THE LIGHT OF HIS PRESENCE!Scriptures: Ecclesiastes 11:7; Psalms 16:11, 43:3, 119:105, 140:13; Isaiah 60:1; John 12:36; Colossians1:22; 1 Peter 2:9. Handmade by Deborah
March 2003 ~NEW LIFE!Scriptures: Colossian 3:s1-4. Handmade by Dorothy
March 2003 ~THE BLOOD OF JESUS! Scriptures: Hebrews 12:22-24, 13:20-21; Colossians 1:19-20. Handmade by Grace
March 2003 ~HIS ATONING GLORY!Given to: Rebecca Mitchell. Handmade by Jennifer Lynn Easton Joy
To close a nearly perfect day, in the evening, Jeff, Deborah and I celebrated the LORD’s glory at a very extravagant restaurant, Shadows Deep, nestled on the highlands, overlooking the city lights of Missoula, Montana.
03.22.2003, Saturday ~ This was our predesignated day to pray over the city of Missoula. We drove to Sentinel High School, Montana University, Clark Street, Trailhead of the Missoula “M”, St Joseph’s School, Sacajawea Park, Lewis and Clark Road, Expedition Drive, and Charles M. Russell Elementary School as strategic places of prayer.
The Holy Spirit directed us to the Salvation Army Thrift Store where we found scarves and handkerchiefs for .49 cents each. Totally the LORD’s Providence! At the check-out counter, the cashier exclaimed, “I just put them out not over an hour ago and here you go and take them all!” Deborah and I laughed, it was a GOD moment.
The rain began to fall as we left Missoula returning to Lolo, symbolizing the rains, reins and reign of ADONAI over this place, a soft refreshing mountain precipitation descending with love from heaven.
03.23.2003, Sunday ~ We attended church at the Florence-Carlton Community Church where Reverend Christine, presented a teaching about Change – Adjusting and Adapting to Changes.
The message focus was based on 1 Samuel and Jeremiah 33:3 with the following rhetorical questions: What does it mean to be totally devoted to the LORD? What would your life look life if you were totally devoted to the LORD? What does it mean to call unto the LORD?
The LORD liberally gave us another completely divine appointment and a gift to be able to worship with the community of believers. We were hospitably invited to consider their community room as a potential location for a future Glory Ring Workshop next fall.
As we left the church it began to snow, beautiful white elegant flakes. We stopped by the house to slip on warmer clothes then drove towards Lolo Pass and the Montana Idaho border on Highway 12. The landscape was thickly blanketed with very deep beautiful glistening white snow! The mountains stood tall and regal in pristine elegance. When we drove past Woodman School we realized the LORD had intentionally highlighted places of academic endeavor as strategic places of prayer this week. The Holy Spirit had faithfully served has our tour guide taking us to predestined Montana’s treasures. We stopped at a roadside restaurant at the summit of the pass and heartily embraced the opportunity to walk along the freshly covered with snow footpath surrounded by a border of oak, pine, fir and spruce trees, resembling the pristine details of a Eugene Christopherson painting. We arrived at the creek side in just a few moments and took the time to offer more prayer, praise, and thanksgiving in gratitude to the LORD for a miraculous week. We poured more holy anointing oil and more salt unto the MOST HIGH GOD!
In the evening, the LORD allowed me the rare privilege of preparing dinner for Deborah’s family. My famous chicken enchiladas were lavishly served with fresh salad greens, savory condiments, and tantalizing chipotle tortilla chips and mild green salsa. Later in the evening we savored Dorothy’s homemade old-fashioned, fresh peach pie topped with vanilla bean ice cream. The gift of table fellowship remains a cherished memory. HIS blessings are truly countless.
03.24.2003, Monday ~ After packing the suitcases and loading the car with much less than when I arrived a week ago, we stopped by the Lolo Trail Café for breakfast which turned out to be a very unique divine appointment. Then we drove into Missoula by Hellgate Canyon High School, a place that obviously needed prayer before arriving at the Missoula Carousel! which is located next to Dragon Hollow. We intentionally arrived an hour before opening, to have time to pray for the churches, schools, government, businesses and the people within the city.
Literally, it has been years since I mounted a horse on a Carousel! Oh my! This was exhilarating! My polished black horse was named Cannonball and Deborah rode a shimmering white American Beauty decorated with blossoming red roses while Brandon mounted Triple J adorned with yellow roses. Wahoooooo! It was a blast! No, I did not get the brass ring! Next time!
Upon arriving home, I learned that a portion of the HGRM intercessors were praying and fasting the week that I traveled. Truly, it was easiest ministry trip I have ever taken!