Journal of Joy ~ Lebanon, Tennessee ~ September 2004
09.20.2004, Monday ~ Over the years the LORD has been so faithful to provide transportation to the airport. Gratefully, HE is the one who recompenses and brings blessings to those who give with kindness so generously. The second portion of the flight from Texas to Tennessee, the LORD prearranged a delightful divine encounter with a man carrying a Bible. Only GOD!
Joyce warmly greeted me at the Nashville airport and then we shared the many blessings of the LORD in our lives over a relaxing dinner. Lebanon, Tennessee is my home away from home, a place filled with friends, fond memories, sweet fellowship and kind moments. As is traditional with southern hospitality, a gift bag awaited my arrival. The gifts were expressions of the prophetic word from the Holy Spirit through Joyce,
“I see more travel and more writing for you. A change of seasons. The LORD has been preparing you. You are prepared. HE will be giving you revelatory knowledge in a new, deeper, more intimate way. A season of HIS abundance. A season of HIS fragrance. A season of HIM delighting in you even more.”
Enclosed was a Monet 2004-2005 International day Planner. When I inquired of the LORD about 2005, HE said, "An Unprecedented Year!"...which means "novel, unexampled."
09.21.2004, Tuesday ~ Tuesday, the LORD provided a "tent meeting" (Exodus 27:21, NASB) atmosphere for me to work during the day. In the evening, Joy, Mary Ellen and I enjoyed dinner before the Lebanon Aglow Meeting. During the evening, Barbara Gibson, the guest speaker from Lebanon, Tennessee surprised me with the following prophetic word:
Your ministry will mushroom…mushroom…it is like it has taken off a little…but I just see it spiraling …wider and wider and wider and wider and it’s going up which I can only interpret as being … more and more and more wonderful like the Spirit of God. As I just see it spiraling and it is ever increasing and it is also increasing in speed…and I don’t know why HE is saying that to you but HE is saying it…and in it …(speaking in tongues)…in this spiral…in this spiral is all provision….it is not just a haphazard spinning…it is a spinning with purpose and it is a spinning that has all provision in it…so as the circle gets wider and it gets faster there’s all provision in it…all the energy, all the understanding, all the revelation, all the finance is in there so there is nothing lacking. It is not spinning out of control it is spinning with much purpose.
09.22.2004, Wednesday ~ This Scripture was waiting for me when I awoke:
I will satisfy fully the life of the priests (you, precious JennJoy) with abundance (of offerings shared with them) and My people (you!) Shall be satisfied with my goodness, says the LORD (Jeremiah 31:14, NASB).
During my morning walk I noticed little acorns scattered randomly under the large sprawling live oak trees and pondered the miracle of the miniature seed and the majestic branches of the oak tree spread over me in canopy style, a parable of GOD hovering over me. The people of Tennessee are very friendly...as I walked through the neighborhood of large brick homes with white trim; everyone outside of their homes greeted me like a new-found friend. The south has certainly captured the art of majestic entries...captivating doors, adorned porches, majestic entrances, wide accolades, and beautiful driveways are commonplace.
At high noon, DL, Savannah, and Terri came by to take me for the girl's afternoon-out-southern-style including shopping and dining. The afternoon was pure delight and joy. As only GOD could ordain, I met DL and Joy in May 1999 at an Aglow Retreat on the Oregon Coast. Now, the LORD has opened doors for DL to minister in Washington DC and the open door for the "I AM" Prophetic Glory Ring ~ America and Israel to be hand delivered to the White House. All for HIS Glory!
Joyce and I shared a relaxing Eagle Peak kind of dinner. The LORD had designed this trip to be one of rest, peace and blessings beyond compare...HE is so faithful.
09.23.2004, Thursday ~ Joyce, Mary Ellen and I met Barbara for lunch and a delightful afternoon of sharing dreams and visions the LORD had given us. Barbara began ministering about 30 years ago, she is now 74...which so totally blessed me as I was 44 when the LORD birthed HGRM. It was a complete gift of the LORD to be able receive an impartation and blessing from one so faithful to our FATHER's Kingdom. We are very excited about what the LORD is bringing forth in this new season.
The early evening brought a prayer journey to Franklin and Brentwood, Tennessee, two cities overflowing with profound history and rich inheritance.
09.24.2004, Friday ~ The Morning Scripture waiting on the breakfast table:
For JennJoy ~ Zechariah 9:12-17, "Return to the stronghold of security and prosperity, you prisoners of hope; even today do I declare that I will restore double your former prosperity to you. (Psalm 40:2, Isaiah 40:2). For I have bent Judah for Myself as My Bow, filled the bow with Ephraim as My Arrow, and will stir up your songs, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and will make you (Israel) as the sword of a might man. And the LORD shall be seen over them and HIS arrow shall go forth as the lightning, and the LORD GOD will blow the trumpet and will go forth in the windstorms of the south. The LORD of hosts shall defend and protect them; and they shall devour and they shall tread on their fallen enemies as on sling stones that have missed their aim, and they shall drink for victory and be noisy and turbulent as from wine and become full bowls (used to catch the sacrificial blood), like the corners of the (sacrificial) altar. And the LORD their GOD will save them on that day as the flock of HIS people, for they shall be as the precious jewels of a crown, lifted high over and shining glitteringly upon HIS land. For how great is GOD's goodness and how great is HIS beauty! And how great (HE will make Israel) goodliness and (Israel's) beauty! Grain shall make the young men thrive and fresh wine the maidens" (AMP).
On the highway to Knoxville....
Signs along the way:Easton Coach, Eagle Transport, Ezekiel 16, and this great sign: “That “Love Your Neighbor” Thing. I meant that. God."
One very different aspect of the Southern States in comparison to Oregon is that many of the bill board signs speak about different aspects of the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST...which is so refreshing.
Last summer, Laurie contacted me through our website email asking for prayer. We began communicating through email. The LORD's kindness prepared the way for us to meet in Knoxville, Tennessee. It was my joy to give Laurie one of the "I AM" Prophetic Glory Rings for America-Israel and a personal Glory Ring - "The Fragrance of HIS Freedom and Love." Laurie ministers in worship arts at their home church in Kingsport.
Joy and I prayed through the cities of Knoxville, Crossland, and Crossville as we communed and worshipped the LORD.
The evening held an extravagant dinner at Jerry and Mary Ellen’s followed by sweet praise, heartfelt worship, heavenly foot massages, and anointed prayer. Kathie and her sister, Linda of Lafayette joined us
09.25.2004, Saturday ~ In the morning, Joyce and I went to an Aglow Prayer Meeting in Cooksville, Tennessee. As soon as we arrived, I was asked to share about HIS Glory Reigns Ministries. Delightfully, the HGRM and I were very well received. During a brief lunch, I handed out the Flags, Banners...Teaching Notes and met Karen who had contacted me via email about hosting a Prophetic Glory Ring Workshop. GOD is certainly in the divine appointment ministry!
Joyce brought three Prophetic Glory Rings to share: 1) For the Nation of Greece, 2) For the State of Tennessee and 3) The FATHER's Lavish Love-one of Joy's personal rings. As only GOD could order it, in 2000 when the Glory Ring was made For the State of Tennessee ~ Praise HIS Majesty! Scriptures: Psalms 144-150, two large butterflies were placed on each side of the ring.
As soon as I finished sharing, Mary from Knoxville shared a vision the LORD had given her at a recent Prayer Conference in Georgia about butterflies. Then Venoy brought a teaching on butterflies. The LORD was pretty clear about HIS message of the butterfly. The State of Tennessee Glory Ring which had been in Joyce's faithful stewardship for four years was generously given to Mary Bolton of Knoxville, Tennessee.
In the afternoon, we stopped by Mary Ellen's for awhile to visit with Kathie and Linda just a bit more before they headed home to Lafayette.
The evening affectionately held church service at River of Life with Michael and DL. A sweet evening of praise and worship led by Mary Ellen, divine impartation, powerful prophetic words, passionate prayers and FATHER GOD's love covering it all.
09.26.2004, Sunday ~ Joyce and I went to the Catholic Church with Mary. I found it interesting that the Mass reading was Psalm 146 (same Scripture as the Tennessee Glory Ring). After church we went to Mary Ellen's for a light Sunday morning brunch then home for a relaxing afternoon which included a walk in the park and a 1957 movie filmed in location on Greece about discovering hidden treasures.
09.27.2004, Monday ~ Joyce dropped me off very early at the airport which was followed by a quiet flight home. My beautiful daughter, Angie picked me up at noon, then she, Elijah and Sarah (treasures from heaven) came over to visit. As I was given a suitcase full of clothes during the week in Tennessee, she wanted to see all the blessings of the LORD.
In closing, the Holy Spirit shared this Scripture which I pray will bless you, especially to those that have been faithful to pray for me through the ever changing seasons of this ministry.
Luke 6:38, NASB, "Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return."