Journal of Joy ~ Aglow International Conference, Nashville, Tennessee ~ November 2005
A few weeks prior to departure, Joyce called and asked if I would be willing to fly out to Tennessee to serve at the Aglow International Conference to be held at the Gaylord Hotel and Conference Center in Nashville. Although I did not know all the details or requirements, I willingly offered my time and services.
11.12.2005, Tuesday ~ Successfully I departed PDX at 2:35 PM through gate C8 in seat C8 on the 319 Airbus, then changed planes in Denver and departed through gate A33 in seat C8. Joyce met me at the Nashville Airport at 10:30 PM. It was an easy flight without delays or lost luggage. PTL!
11.13.2005, Wednesday ~ Joyce and I attended the St. Francis Catholic Church Sunday School class led by Mary Ellen then over to Love's Way Community Church where Joyce fellowships. There were three notable gifts: A Shofar, freedom in worship, and the testimony that this fellowship had formed since my last trip to Tennessee! Glory to GOD!
As we drove into Nashville to Gaylord Opryland Hotel for a training meeting, two helicopters hovered above. We spent the next few hours touring the hotel and being dispensed radios. Joy, Mary Ellen, Linda and I were on the VIP team (aka: The Women in Black). Our mission was to provide safe escort to the VIP's at the conference. The evening closed with dinner, a movie and communion at Mary Ellen's.
11.14.2005, Thursday ~ Linda and I drove into Nashville as Mary Ellen and Joy were checking into the hotel since I would be commuting from Lebanon, Tennessee for the week. We only had a couple of VIP assignments the first day and I was grateful to have the chance to learn more about the layout of the nine-acre resort. As in all conferences there were many challenges to overcome - but GOD was faithful to sustain us to complete HIS task. I knew the only way that I would make it through the week was through the grace, mercy and strength of God. As the LORD had not yet healed me of fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome each day was a miracle in overcoming. (God supernaturally healed me May 2011 of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, low blood sugar and anemia.)
On Monday evening, a door unexpectedly opened for me to attend the Volunteer's Banquet for the Chairs and Co-Chairs of the Conference Committees. It was a very special evening. Diane and Judy from Aglow International headquarters shared our table. Jane Hansen, President of Aglow International made her way to our table to personally thank us as she did to everyone in the room.
11.15.2005, Tuesday ~ Tuesday was the beginning of the whirlwind and literally tornadoes were dancing over the state of Tennessee. Nine touched down but none in the Nashville area - PTL! I went full-throttle for eighteen hours a day for the next five days with only brief moments of rest. Mary Ellen and Joyce were staying at the hotel, so they did not have to add the daily commute time to the long hours. Mary Ellen and I were assigned back stage for the majority of the conference. It is the place where the LORD positioned me so that I could intercede behind the curtain for whoever was on stage. It was complete joy to serve and pray for these leaders.
11.16.2005, Wednesday ~ The beginning of miracles: I met women from South America, Samoa and Japan backstage - all Prophetic Glory Ring connections of the most Divine!
11.17.2005, Thursday ~ Thursday evening, Terry MacAlmon ministered through worship. I anointed his dressing room with anointing oil and prayed intensely as he was ushered on stage. I could not imagine the kind of responsibility that he carried in the spiritual realm nor the amount of warfare that must assault him daily.
11.18.2005, Friday ~ It was the Flag Ceremony in 1997 New Orleans at the Aglow International Conference that completely transformed my perspective regarding my FATHER's nations. I loved watching the rehearsal on Thursday and then the actual Flag Parade on Friday (from backstage). It was definitely a double portion of blessing. During one of our breaks early in the week we were blessed to see what I affectionately called "The Fountain Dance" in the hotel's luxurious and extravagant courtyards.
11.19.2005, Saturday ~ There were two kairos moments for me at the conference:
Email sent to America Israel Prayer Shield December 1, 2005 when I arrived home from the conference. GLORY TO YESHUA!
On Friday, November 18th, 2005 I witnessed a miracle, an overt expression of GOD's response to our prayers and the prayers of many others.
In October 2001, the Holy Spirit asked me to make Prophetic Glory Rings for America and Israel. In the year 2001 - 7 (seven) other intercessors joined me in praying for America and Israel.
In the year 2002 – 4 (four) more joined. In the year 2003 - 12 (twelve) more joined and we began the America Israel Prayer Shield Group Email and added the America Israel Page to our ministry website. In 2004 the Prayer Shield doubled and a total of 51 (fifty-one) "I AM" Israel - America Glory Rings were dispersed through America, Israel and Canada.
In 2005 the Prayer Shield doubled again and a total of 55 (fifty-five) "I AM" Glory Rings were dispersed in North America and Israel. Recently, I looked up the number 55 in the Hebrew Dictionary - the word means "TO TURN!"....and I believe the LORD has TURNED HIS ear to our prayers for the relationship between America and Israel!
The single focus of this monthly AmericaIsraelPrayerShield has been to pray for the relationship between America and Israel and to pray for the Holy Spirit to raise up more intercessors.
The following Scriptures were sent with each "I AM" Prophetic Glory Ring for Prayer over America and Israel.
Last week, I was in Nashville, Tennessee at the Aglow International Conference. Among the guest ministers were Don Finto and Asher Intrater.
On the evening of the 18th, Jane Hansen, President of Aglow International received and released a mandate through Asher Intrater to intercede for Israel. To watch 103 NATIONS (not people) NATIONS - receive with open hearts and arms the mandate to pray for Israel was nothing less than a miracle.
Personally, it was a huge gift to me, as often when on the wall of intercession or when the LORD asks me to begin a new thing - it is a time of warfare, a time of being on the wall, a time of intercession, a time of persistence, and a time of perseverance...until there is Breakthrough years later!
And on November 18th, 2005 there was breakthrough for intercession for Israel! I cried, I laughed, I proclaimed, I shouted, I danced, I rejoiced and I praised the LORD! GLORY to GOD! And so did the myriad of angels! When Jane announced "103 Nations," immediately PSALM 103 was quickened in my spirit.
It is with deep gratitude that I offer thanksgiving to those of you that have walked the last four years in faith and perseverance! And to all of you that have joined us along the way. Thank You! The faithfulness of GOD is a sweet, sweet thing!
I am anticipating 2006 to be a year of the "UNEXPECTED" expressions and blessings of YHWH’s Favor, Mercy, Hope, Intervention, Surprises, Recompense, Peace, Joy, Love, Kindness, Healing, Restoration and Redemption!
The second miracle was the Jael teaching. Two weeks before the conference I sent out a teaching on the Jael Anointing. On March 7, 2002, Randy from Moorpark, CA gave me a "Jael Spike." I have been praying since then that GOD would release the "Jael Anointing" to HIS daughters. The "Jael Anointing" is to simply the anointing to take the enemy out of your camp!
To watch both of these miracles unfold before my eyes was beyond overwhelming. To witness 5000 people from over 100 Nations make a commitment to pray for Israel and to watch the "Jael Anointing" be released internationally was life changing. PRAISE GOD! PRAISE THE LORD!
Worship: What does one say about worship? Many worship leaders converging on stage to release one sound of adoration for our KING JESUS! Freedom as is rarely seen anywhere on earth in the body of Christ. Those in the audience with Shofars, Violins, Glory Rings, Swords, Scarves, Flags, Drums...all worshipping together! Sometimes the backstage floor just resonated with the sound.
11.20.2005, Sunday ~ More miracles: A woman from Argentina came up to ask me for directions…and yes, I have an Argentina Prophetic Glory Ring at home awaiting a divine appointment! As we were leaving, my path crossed friends from Oregon that I not seen in five years (Vicky and Marta from Bend, Oregon). Then another divine appointment: I had asked the LORD to see Bev this week. She is one of our intercessors from Kennebunk, Maine. Sunday afternoon we bumped into each other in an elevator - OH JOY! She was one sounding the Shofar throughout the conference. We had a delightful afternoon sharing lunch, communion and prayer with her friends.
During the week the other team that we worked in conjunction with was Transportation (aka - Freedom Fighters!). I felt honored to meet these delightful people purely devoted to serving KING JESUS (Mark, Freedom, Teesha, Patty and Jason).
11.21.2005, Monday ~ Mary Ellen and I met Jan, Carolyn and Marsha for lunch before she transported me to the airport. I departed on Flight 231 at 2:35 p.m. to Denver, Colorado.
Signs along the way: Expect the World
Then I took Flight 799, departing through gate A35 at 5:55 p.m. to PDX and safely arrived at home at 7:35 p.m. With a grateful for heart for those that provided the way through faithful intercessory prayer.