Journal of Joy ~ Fort Collins, Colorado ~ November 2003
Colorado Prayer Journey and Beginning Glory Ring Workshop
11.13.2003, Wednesday ~ As I was sitting at the airport a very large fighter jet rolled along the runway and took off – followed by five more and a supply carrier. Timing 12:41, 12:42, 12:43, 12:44, 12:45, 12:46, 12.47. A parable that the LORD is sending HIS forces before me and that HE will supply all my needs. Only GOD! Flight 508 – Seat 9 A – Depart 12:45 PM.
Pastor Luree picked me up at the Denver Airport then we headed north to Fort Collins. After dinner, while Pastor Luree drove me to John and Robin’s she saw me standing under a huge “A”. The Holy Spirit spoke to her, “The A is symbolic of MY ANOINTING.” We arrived at Robin’s just before 7:00 PM to participate in the USSPN Fort Collins Prayer Meeting. Although, Robin is originally from Montana, not from the south, her hospitality is genuinely southern style – very warm and generous.
After the prayer meeting John showed his Golden Warriors Squadron War Party from Freedom Iraq. John works for HP and sent the War Party some equipment to help facilitate the record keeping of the F18 Hornets during flight based on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. It was very impressive to see the hornets take off and land on the ship (while it was moving and at night) and see the bombing of Iraq – they were 90% or higher on hitting their targets. It was an honor for John and HP.
11.14.2003, Thursday ~ We departed about 9:00 AM heading south for Denver for a luncheon in honor of Pat who was a part of USSPN before she moved to Washington DC. On the way to Denver near Longmont an American Bald Eagle majestically soared above us.
Signs along the way: 333-3333, 222, 888, 555 (x2).
It was so ordained by GOD. I was sitting across the table from Pastor Calvin of Solid Rock Church where Bob and Dixie took me in 1999 – how is that for a divine appointment. There were many other divine appointments and I felt very blessed and honored to be included.
Robin invited Rosalyn, Pat’s traveling companion to come to Fort Collins with us for the Prophetic Glory Ring Workshop the next day, so she did. After returning to Fort Collins, we went to set up for the Beginning Glory Ring Workshop, which is always a delight to be able to prepare the evening or day before.
11.15.2003, Friday ~ We arrived at 8:00 AM for the Beginning Glory Ring Workshop which was hosted by Pastor Luree and The Ark of the Word of Life. The day was full of surprises and GOD’s overt grace, mercy and favor. At the close of the day, nine women had finished their Prophetic Glory Rings and received prophetic words over their worship instruments. My favorite portion of each workshop is when the Holy Spirit releases and reveals HIS words of love, encouragement, hope, joy, and truth to each open heart.
After the workshop we drove to Colorado Springs to make connections for Rosalyn. We were given a few more divine moments with Pat and Earl, then Robin and I went to the World Prayer Center. Not only was it open, there were two young anointed women of GOD worshipping, one was seated at the keyboard, and the other held an acoustical guitar. Their sounds and songs of worship filled the space. Wahoooooo! So, my unspoken hope of being able to come to the World Prayer Center was made fully available by the LORD. It was very, very sweet to have the privilege of worshipping with flags, dancing, praying, proclaiming, decreeing, prophesying and taking communion. We were blessed beyond words. The angels traveled with us wherever we went! Glory to GOD!
11.16.2003, Saturday ~ The LORD had opened the door for me to share a message at The Ark of the Word of Life, which was followed by two to three hours of praying with many of the flock. Doug and Sarah from the Fort Collins Vineyard were visiting that day and it was wonderful to minister with them. They are such a gift to the body of Christ.
In the evening, we went to a meeting at the Iasis Church in Fort Collins. A strategic movement is happening in the body of Christ in Fort Collins. The LORD reigns!
In the late evening, we watched the Matrix movie which I will address later.
11.17.2003, Sunday ~ Robin and I met with Pastor Luree in the morning to debrief the workshop. It was a sweet time of fellowship. Then we met with Sarah for lunch and a precious time of fellowship.
In the late afternoon, we watched the movie, Matrix 2. The revelation the Holy Spirit imparted to me about the Matrix movies: False Prophets and Shepherds always feed your flesh first! Understanding the LORD is not an essential for cooperating with HIM. We need to seek HIS face diligently, even when we do not understand or see HIS purposes. We unintentionally limit HIS grace and mercy functioning fully in our lives when we choose to trust our flesh over GOD.
Today is my son Jeremy's 27th birthday, so I took a few moments in the evening to call him. In our family, the day of one's birth is about celebration of a life well-lived.
11.18.2003, Monday ~ After four days of driving “Miss Jennifer” everywhere, Robin graciously drove me to Golden, so that I would be able to share lunch with my nephew, Christopher.
Signs along the way: 321 JHN (license plate on a Thunderbird) John 3:21 – “But he who practices the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.” 888 GEN – License plate (Genesis 8 is the account of Noah and the LORD’s covenant promises – therefore a triple portion of covenant promises being released – YES GOD!) We traveled along Harmony Road on the way to the Freeway South. 444 (Ezekiel 44:4), HOPE 4 x 4, Whatever it takes, 51 F, Hummers (4) and 555 (Isaiah 55:5).
We met my nephew, Christopher at the Golden Grille in Golden, Colorado. Robin went shopping while Christopher and I visited his mother’s graves site, where we placed a bouquet of beautiful flowers. Sometimes the briefest moments hold the sweetest memories. Christopher then departed for an Italian restaurant where he waited tables. Robin and I window shopped for a while, praying over the city, and then we went to Christopher’s place of employment. We enjoyed a late afternoon treat of tiramisu. Robin intentionally left an overtly generous tip to bless my nephew, a college student at the Colorado School of Mines. This act of generosity touched me deeply.
The LORD then directed our path to the State Capital and the Temple Emanuel. It is the first time in all my ministry trips that the LORD has ordered my steps to be at the same State Capital four times in five months.
The remainder of the trip to the airport was three-fold and full circle.