Journal of Joy ~ In the Cleft of the Rock ~ August 23-24 and 30-31, 2002
Beginning and Advanced Prophetic Glory Ring Workshops
The LORD gave us a mandate to hold Beginning and Advanced Prophetic Glory Ring Workshops in all four-corner border-States of America this year. We completed the California portion of the assignment in March and the Florida portion in June. The Washington State is the third portion of the mandate. We asked Constance, one of our HGRM ministry intercessors to accept the challenge of hosting the Workshops, which is quite a responsibility and demonstration of devotion to our FATHER of Lights (James 1:17). As per usual, she met the challenge with integrity, grace, kindness, generosity and love as is her nature to do so. Praise the LORD!
Beginning Prophetic Glory Ring Workshop
August 23, 2002, Friday ~ This morning I went to the hospital in Vancouver, Washington for one more look at my precious granddaughter born two days earlier. Sarah Joy is just that…laughter, pure delight and incomprehensible joy! And of course, hugs and kisses from my grandson Elijah…then on the road again.
The Holy Spirit directed me to travel along State Hwy 14 on the Washington border along the Columbia River. I had not traveled this road before. After traveling for about an hour, the driver of a large motor home apparently did not see my vehicle and headed into my space, so I moved into the lane with oncoming traffic to avoid being “road kill.” This was way too close for comfort for me personally. Immediately, I fervently petitioned the LORD for protection and in just minutes 12 military planes flew overhead in a pattern with three planes in a triangle formation – four sets. This was at milepost 137 and 138. It was a deep comfort to me. This was my first time to see this type of military formation in the air along the Columbia River. As my apartment in Gresham, was positioned directly beneath the military fly zone, I was familiar with the four jets that soared in the skies each morning at 9:00 AM. Some days the four jets departed one minute apart, other times two jets departed, and then two more followed fifteen minutes later. Because there were 12 jets, the Holy Spirit spoke volumes to me in this one simple act.
Signs along the way: 45 x 3, Beacon Rock, 34, State Hwy 14, Cross Creek, Bonneville Dam all the gates open, Skamania Court House, Wind River (2x) Wind Mountain, 34, 45, 55, 77, 88, 99, 77, 78, 99, From Sea to Shining Sea, CF on two silos filled with grain, 73333 (2x), 69 (2x), 255, 5-mile road.
A bit weary, I arrived in Spokane almost 7 hours later – two hours longer than necessary, I was extremely grateful to arrive safely at the Rock of Ages Church in north Spokane. The first sign I noticed as I was unloading the car was: The Cleft. I laughed out loud and proclaimed, “Oh, LORD keep me in the cleft of the rock and let Your Glory Pass by!” Constance met me at the church and we took a few minutes to peruse the area. There was a spirit of peace and comfort in the fellowship hall where we would be meeting. Just like the LORD to prepare the place! A very large room with high ceilings…Thank You, Jesus!
Then we shared dinner at “God the Father’s” Pizza – this is just the nickname I gave the pizza place. No, they have not changed their name from Godfather’s.
After enjoying a scrumptious pizza dinner, a divine appointment occurred in the parking lot. When Shealeah from Simi Valley, California recognized me, she called out my name across the newly refurbished asphalt parking lot filled with cars. Joyously, we reciprocated our current updates and departed with a sweet farewell hug. She had moved to Spokane a year earlier. Only God could orchestrate that kind of timing! For HIS Glory!
August 24, 2002, Saturday ~ The Workshop was like the color of sunrise bringing fresh hope and new encouragement to each one. Sometimes, when I am watching those in attendance choose their ribbons, adornments and additional supplies from the tables it reminds me of children standing at the edge of a beautiful hand-sculptured and colorfully painted carousel trying to choose which horse to ride. It is all so beautiful. Each one completed their personal worship instrument and received a prophetic encouragement from the Holy Spirit. A spirit of peace filled the room as the angelic presence joined us in worship. The LORD is undeterred in the completion of HIS purposes on the earth. I stopped by the Spokane County Courthouse on the way out of town...just a little more of the golden Holy Anointing Oil poured out and the proclamation of Psalm 91 over the city.
Signs along the way: Fourwinds, 88.
Advanced Prophetic Glory Ring Workshop
August 30, 2002, Friday ~ I left before sunrise to avoid driving in the heat of the day, anticipating another intrepid adventure with Yeshua. HIS grace and mercy…still and always overwhelm me.
Signs along the way: TRUST JESUS! intrepid, and 608.
August 31, 2002, Saturday ~ The Workshop was held at the same place as the weekend before. There were five women from Montana and Washington, so it was evident the LORD is determined to bring forth more unity in HIS Body! Everyone successfully created a Prophetic Glory Ring…all tinsel/fringe except one with scarves that was a completely new pattern. The Holy Spirit’s creative inspiration is incomprehensible to the finite mind as each Glory Ring is completely unique and different. It is comparable to the uniqueness of each person’s fingerprint or the way each snowflake has its own crystallized pattern.
The LORD directed me to travel home again that evening, so after a brief time of table fellowship, I headed for Gresham, Oregon – a safe six hour journey – arriving early the next morning. Praise the LORD for all that HE is doing in the earth! Glory to HIS Holy Name!