Journal of Joy ~ Arizona, California and Nevada ~ February 2004
Before departure the Holy Spirit spoke to me that Arizona would be a very strategic trip. I sent the following message to the HGRM Leadership team for prayer: “The Holy Spirit said HE was sending me as HIS volcano, tornado, hurricane, and whirlwind.”
02.05.2004, Friday ~ The trip to Arizona was delayed thirty days due to PDX being closed as the result of a fierce ice storm the first week of January. Anticipation enveloped me as I waited for my flight. At 1:45 PM two fighter jets took off side by side in perfect harmony, then at 2:00 PM, two more followed. It was my first time to see them take off together! Praise the LORD for double portion, double anointing and where two or three are gathered in HIS name, HE is there! (Matthew 18:20).
This trip was a blending of family and ministry, as my mother had moved to Yuma, Arizona three years previous. The warm sunshine welcomed me to Arizona and immediately after collecting my luggage at the terminal we headed west on Hwy 10 (John 10:10) to Laughlin, Nevada. We arrived about five and one-half hours later and gratefully our rooms were prepared and ready.
02.6.2004, Friday ~ We enjoyed a scenic morning drive through the hills and desert of Arizona as we journeyed along Historic Route 66 (Isaiah 66 Hwy) up to Oatman, to see the burros in the streets and a re-enactment of a gun slingers fight. It is amazing how dry it is here compared to the lush green Oregon where I reside. The cacti offer a distant remnant of the color green against the dull brown background.
Signs along the way: Glory Hole, Fire House, Joy Lane, Hammer Lane, King St, 777 Rax Hummer, MP 234, M 55011.
We prayed along the route and then we stopped in the parking lot of the Mojave Valley Junior High school and specifically prayed Psalm 91 over this territory. Then we went to the Agape Thrift store and met managers, Cheryl and David. Many scarves were given to HGRM. PTL! Then, Mom and I went back to Laughlin and did a little shopping.
Signs along the way: Arizona 2 Hot, 888 HHA!
Later that evening, I went to the AVI Casino to meet David and Wendy for dinner, along with Steven, Alex and Michelle, Cheryl and her daughter, Chelsey. AVI means money in the Mojave language and the casino is located on the Fort Mojave Reservation. Alex had a dream from the Holy Spirit previous to my coming to Arizona what I looked like and what I would be wearing…the dream was pinpoint accurate.
02.07.2004, Saturday ~ We gathered for breakfast at AVI with David, Wendy, Michelle and Alex. Mom unexpectedly met a friend from Bend, Oregon. Only GOD! The Holy Spirit gave Isaiah 44 for our breakfast. Pastor Alex shared a dream about eagles. Pastor Alex, Jake and Delvin (brothers) have a very unique anointing for prophetic dreams and visions – they receive them every night. And every morning it is commonplace to share the dream of the previous night during breakfast. Dreams are a language the LORD gives to me very, very rarely. It was fascinating to observe the different languages the LORD uses to communicate with HIS people.
After breakfast, six of us traveled to the Colorado River where Nevada, Arizona, and California state lines meet. We prayed, prophesied, poured out anointing oil, declared, decreed and read Scriptures over the land. We asked GOD to make the river like HIS River of Life, we anointed the three Survey Seals 1969, and struck the hammer three times on the California side of the river. On the Arizona side of the river I read, Isaiah 44 and while I was reading a speed boat came jetting down the river leaving a wake of white waves!
David and Wendy took us on a drive-by-prayer tour of Mojave High School, Fort Mojave Reservation and Mojave Tribal Cultural Center. At the end of the tour we stopped by the Agape Thrift Store, once again seeking treasures for the making of Glory Rings.
Signs along the way: Keystone, 888, Joy Lane, Hammer Lane.
The afternoon held a prayer/prophetic season when Stephen gave me a handmade, hand carved shepherd’s staff and a rod for a friend living in Oregon. I was completely humbled by his obedience to the LORD. In 2003, he sent a Moses staff/rod made from Manzanita wood to me. Therefore, I am certain that I am double portion blessed beyond words! Glory to our Shepherd King!
Signs along the way: Full Palette, HZE 001, HZE 721, HZE 806. (Haggai, Zechariah, Ezra which speaks about the rebuilding of the temple (God’s people) and about sudden, unexpected, divine intervention from GOD, 4 times in 3 days. Zechariah 1:8, Red Horse.
We gathered at David and Wendy’s in the evening where I was privileged to meet Jake and Delvin (Pastor Alex’s brothers) at 6:55 PM. Cheryl and Terry joined us later in the evening. I ministered in prophetically and in prayer to Jake and Delvin – they were so open and humble before the LORD. Completely blessed me! Jake gave me a prophetic word:
Honey of the LORD ~ February 7, 2004
When I arrived in the Mojave Valley the Holy Spirit spoke to me about you. Like in the story of Samson, honey, your spirit is so sweet. You are anointed to go into the carcasses of people’s lives, into the dead places in people, into the destroyed places of people’s lives and bring the Word of GOD to it, just like honey into their lives (Judges 14:14). When God gives you prophetic words, gives you words, it brings honey to the dead places, even if it is divorce, relationships, etc. The word brings resurrection life, brings healing, brings anointing and brings restoration. It is the anointing that GOD has given to you. Psalm 19 ~ Sweeter than honeycomb…You are like a Nazarite, GOD has given you a strength to bring deliverance to HIS people. You have the strength of the LORD in you. You gird up GOD’s people with the words of strength you bring to their dead places. Jake Holmes, Mojave Tribe, Ganado Arizona
It was an unprecedented evening in the Spirit with large doses of hope, encouragement, glory, kindness, humility and love.
02.08.2004, Sunday ~ The morning awakened us with amazing sunrise adorned with a full arc rainbow. I met David and Wendy at 8:30 AM to join them as we drove to Barstow, California. The Holy Spirit gave the following Scriptures for the day: Psalm 20; Zechariah 1:15-18, 6:12, 9:12, Luke 11, and Ephesians 1:15-18.
Signs along the way: Joy Lane, Hammer Lane, 119.
As we were journeying along, the trunk unlocked on the freeway, and flew open unexpectedly. I heard the LORD say, “Unexpected. Go through the back door. Hidden Treasures.” The trip to Barstow is exactly 119 miles which is my birth date (January 19), I am convinced the LORD has a gift in Barstow and HE will be birthing, releasing, and imparting something unexpected, yet beautiful. Our expectations were soaring like an eagle flying the thermals, as we arrived at the church. Someone met us in the parking lot and escorted us through the back door. We just laughed and laughed. It was so like GOD to encourage us in this way.
Living Waters Fellowship in an international focused worship center. There was a very sweet time of worship, prophesy, teaching, preaching, imparting and revelation. We delivered the Korea Glory Ring as ordained and ordered by the LORD! HIS ways are always miraculous whether we can see the miracle or not.
On the way home, we stopped at CoCo’s for lunch. We parked next to an Intrepid which means to go boldly, without hesitation, forward into your destiny. When I opened the car door a butterfly (symbolic of new beginnings) was laying on the ground. On the other side was a Silver (symbolic of redemption) Mustang (symbolic of a particular Native American horse) 2003. We cruised through Needles on the way home and continued our drive-by-prayer tour past the Church of the Nazarene, United Methodist Church, Train Station, Mojave Tribe Justice and other points of Holy Spirit interest.
In the evening, we gathered for a season of prayer, intercession, ministry, and exhortation. The LORD provided a revelation to me personally of HIS Covenant Fire that HE releases when a Prophetic Glory Ring is sent forth, something akin to a Holy Covenant Ring of Fire containing the Promises of God. David said to me, “Everything you have poured out will be poured into you.” 02.09.2004, Monday ~ We left Laughlin, Nevada and headed south towards Yuma. On the way, we stopped for fuel, met David at the AVI to see the Native American display and then met David at JB’s for coffee before departing to Yuma. The LORD made certain that I was confident in the spiritual authority HE had imparted to me for intercessory prophetic prayer in this territory.
Signs along the way: HZE (the fourth vehicle with the Hezekiah, Zachariah, Ezra message only this was a fire truck – those that serve the community), Joy Lane, Hammer Lane, Kleen Harvest, Arrow (3x), Sundancer 778, CAT (2x), Pacific 1600.
Then we drove through Needles, California which is a gateway city between California and Arizona.
Mohave Valley News: Tornado warning headlines today…it is virtually unheard of to have a tornado warning in the desert. Newspaper Headlines: Earthquake (6.4 magnitude) predicted within nine months in California. The LORD gave us a safe journey to Yuma.
02.10.2004, Tuesday ~ Yuma, Arizona had a major windstorm today. While my Mom was teaching a pine needle basket class in the morning, I did some much needed housecleaning which reminded me my childhood and then I worked on organizing her computer files. In the afternoon, we went to Algodones for some mother-daughter time and an authentic Mexican lunch. As we journeyed south, I noticed three helicopters providing border control. I whispered to the LORD, that is what I need, three helicopters piloted by angels to patrol my spiritual borders.
Scripture for the day: Isaiah 66
02.11.2004, Wednesday ~ The morning was spent in leisure reading and soaking up some of the warm winter sun of Arizona. We headed to the Phoenix airport a little earlier than planned which is always a gift. It was my first time to see the rail cars stacked double, as I do not live near the railway in Oregon. It seemed to speak loudly that two-fold, double portion, provision is on the way.
Signs along the way:55488, Forward Air, 888 4-Runner, helicopter on Hwy 8, Harvest, 55555, 3, 73.7.
Song on Radio: “Country Roads, Almost Home” by John Denver.
We stopped in Dateland, which is one of my mother’s favorite places, took a brief scenic cruise to a date tree farm and enjoyed lunch in the temperate winter sunshine. This is the only place that I have visited that offers a Date Shake (ice cream and dates blended). We arrived in Phoenix at 8:17 PM and the flight home was easy. The LORD’s divine providence, provision, grace, mercy, timing, glory and love were evident throughout the journey.