A few weeks prior to departure, Joyce Breazeale 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.
November 12, 2005, Tuesday ~ Successfully I departed Portland, Oregon International Airport (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. I have departed through gate A33 before and expect the continuation of God's promises to come forth and be released in Tennessee. Joyce met me at the Nashville Airport at 10:30 PM. It was an easy flight without delays or lost luggage. Praise God!
November 13, 2005, Wednesday ~ Joyce and I attended the St. Francis Catholic Church Sunday School class led by Mary Ellen then went over to Love's Way Community Church for their morning worship service. 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. We dubbed ourselves: 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.
November 14, 2005, Thursday ~ Linda and I drove into Nashville as Mary 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. Five and half years later, 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.
November 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 - Praise GOD! 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 backstage for the majority of the conference. It is the place where the LORD strategically 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.
November 16, 2005, Wednesday ~ The beginning of miracles: I met women from South America, Samoa and Japan backstage - all Prophetic Worship Glory Ring connections of the most Divine!
November 17, 2005, Thursday ~ Thursday evening, Terry MacAlmon ministered through worship. I anointed his dressing room with Holy 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.
Today is my son Jeremy's 30th birthday. He is in my heart and prayers. I called to wish him a Happy Birthday and to let him know we will celebrate when I return to Oregon.
November 18, 2005, Friday ~ It was the Flag Ceremony at the Aglow International Conference in 1997 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA that completely transformed my perspective regarding my FATHER GOD's nations. I truly loved watching the rehearsal on Thursday and then the actual Nations of the World 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.
November 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 Worship Glory Rings for America and Israel. In the year 2001 - 7 intercessors joined me in praying for America and Israel. In the year 2002 – 4 more joined. In the year 2003 - 12 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 "I AM!" For the Nations of Israel and America! Prophetic Worship Glory Rings were dispersed through America, Israel and Canada.
In 2005 the Prayer Shield doubled again and a total of 55 "I AM!" For the Nations of America and Israel! Prophetic Worship 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 AmericaIsraelPrayerShieldhas 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!" For the Nations of America and Israel! Prophetic Worship Glory Rings 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. For me to watch 103 Nations receive with open hearts and arms the mandate to pray for Israel was nothing less than a miracle.
"The spiritual Destiny of a nation is carried by the remnant of Believers within that Nation ... God's purpose and Destiny for a nation cannot be understood by looking at the unbelievers of that Nation. When God looks at a nation, he looks at it like a piece of fruit - like a nut with a shell surrounding it. The unbelievers in the nation are like the outer shell, but we, the Believers, are the part God is looking at as the bearers of national destiny. God's purpose and the Destiny for your nation are not found in the outer shell of the unbelievers, but in the core fruit of the believing remnant of the nation!" Asher Intrater
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 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 ABBA ADONAI’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 released a teaching on The Jael Anointing. On March 7, 2002, Randy from Moorpark, California 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!
Worship: What does one say about worship? Many worship leaders converging on stage to release one sound of adoration for our KING YESHUA! Freedom as is rarely seen anywhere on earth among the people of God. Those in the audience with Shofars, Violins, Glory Rings, Swords, Scarves, Flags, Drums...all worshiping together! Sometimes the backstage floor just resonated with the sound.
November 20, 2005, Sunday ~ More miracles: A woman from Argentina came up to ask me for directions…and yes, I have an Argentina Prophetic Worship 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 Means and Marta Richards from Bend, Oregon. Then another divine appointment: I had asked the LORD to see Beverly Crisman this week. She is one of our HGRM 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 dubbed as the Freedom Fighters! I felt honored to meet these delightful people purely devoted to serving KING JESUS. Mark, Freedom, Teesha, Patty and Jason...it truly was an honor.
November 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, Go through the Gate of Hope.
Then taking Flight 799, departing through gate A35 at 5:55 p.m. to Portland, Oregon International Airport (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.