Journal of Joy ~ Korbel, California, USA ~ June 25-30, 2003
Beginning Prophetic Glory Ring Workshop
06.25.2003, Wednesday ~ As I was finalized preparations for the flight tomorrow, my visual periphery took note of a sign Wave of Fire, and it was immediately quickened to my spirit that the LORD was planning to release HIS Wave of Holy Fire to Northern California.
06.26.2003, Thursday ~ A shiny black helicopter hovered above, slightly behind us as I noticed in the rear view mirror while in route to the airport…which is a visible reminder to me to go into the territory and do as the Holy Spirit directs - nothing more, nothing less, allowing nothing to distract me from the purposes of my FATHER GOD! It was 12:34 PM when we arrived at the airport.
I stopped by the beverage stand to purchase bottled water and then sat in one of the polished hardwood chairs at table number thirty-two (which is symbolic of Covenant Promises of GOD) and waited for the cup of hot peppermint tea to be served to my table number seventeen, (which is symbolic of Victory). Through symbolic language the LORD showed me that HE planned to bring forth HIS Covenant Promises and HIS Victory in Korbel, California, and that the hearts of the people were prepared for what HE was bringing to them.
Since Vickey was a delayed in arriving at the airport, Suzie and Beth Ann came over; it was a joy to see them all. We drove to Covenant Lane, Korbel (only GOD could have arranged all of that) and arrived at The House of HIS Power, which was first name the LORD gave me for their house. Then Vickey took me on a tour of their home, The Temple of GOD House. Their house is likened to the Temple of GOD with an Outer Court symbolizing the large deck complete with picnic tables, lounge chairs, potted plants and yard art. The Inner Court was the bright kitchen dining area with white accents which joined the joining living room area and then the Most Holy which included a small private prayer and worship room next to the master bedroom adorned like a bridal chamber. Up the narrow stairs was the Holy of Holies which I likened to the Upper Room, a quiet place set apart for communing with the LORD, which also served as the guest quarters. David and Vickey are servants of the MOST HIGH GOD, and HIS presence continually dwells in this place.
After a California dinner outside on the deck, we spent the rest of the evening getting acquainted in the Inner Court. The large country kitchen was painted in vibrant sunshine yellow with white accents and the living room was painted with a lavender ceiling, purple walls, and decorated with green, gold and ivory accents. It was as though the rooms were singing the praises of GOD, in like manner of rocks crying out and trees singing to the LORD.
06.27.2003, Friday ~ In the morning, Vickey shared the some Glory Ring supplies that she had been collecting for the workshop and HGRM. As I looked at the beautiful scarves, interesting belts and colorful ribbons the Holy Spirit imparted a new design for a Glory Ring: A wheel within a wheel, a ring within a ring. The Breath of GOD over the Reign and Rain of GOD! Mercy JESUS, may Your Glory Come Even More! The visions were for two family Glory Rings and one Nation Glory Ring. The sweet dew of anointing poured from our FATHER GOD’s throne throughout the day. Glory to YESHUA!
Mid-morning, we took the workshop supplies over to the place the workshop was going to be held. The building was previously a schoolhouse and currently is a meeting place for the Korbel Volunteer Fire Department. High ceilings, ample space, twinkle lights, dining area, dancing area, workshop area – Glory to GOD! A sweet gift to be able to set up a day in advance!
Tiana stopped by to pick up some things from Vickey, and her car stopped working (it was a divine stop). She called her husband Charlie for help. As Suzie was on her way out from McKinleyville to join us for lunch, she stopped by to pick up Charlie, and lunch quickly changed from three people to six. Even David was able to get off work and join us. GOD had a plan! HIS love is often so surprising and in packages we never expect and sometimes would never even consider opening. Charlie and I share the same vision for a Skateboard Worship Park, which the Holy Spirit gave to Charlie in 1995 and to me in 1998. He was quite surprised as I truly do not possess a "skateboarder’s" demeanor yet, I have a prophetic, anointed son that diametrically changed my perspective of kids on skateboards. Glory to GOD!
Kathy, the HGRM Intercessor for Massachusetts and the one who was given the Massachusetts Glory Ring, is Tiana’s sister. It was an overwhelming exclamation point of “small world-BIG GOD!” From California to Massachusetts HE is releasing HIS glory and power!
After lunch, Suzie and I went into McKinleyville for a divine appointment at a local thrift store. I came upon this wonderful Gold Lion adornment and knew immediately it was for Charlie’s Glory Ring. Frequently, as individuals register for a workshop, the Holy Spirit will impart pictures, visions, and/or ideas regarding their worship instrument such as a token, an adornment, a silk scarf, a colorful ribbon, a piece of remnant cording and/or jewelry that represents HIS message to them. The Gold Lion which represented the Lion of Judah, for Charlie’s Glory Ring was one of these extraordinary occasions. Sometimes, we just need to stop and seek HIS face for HIS will for HIS gifts for HIS people. HIS Love is so amazing!
The evening was spent with the David, Suzie and their family, a delightful evening of meeting all five children and even family visiting from out of state. It delighted my soul and spirit to be able to spend time with intercessors of this ministry and have the rich opportunity to become acquainted with their families. The LORD is about restoring HIS families and releasing them into ministry. Suzie drove me back to David and Vickey’s under an ebony sky with a crown of stars shimmering above. I have always been drawn to the heavens, even though my knowledge of astronomy is very limited as I can only identify a handful of cosmic patterns such as the Big Dipper, the Little Dipper, and Orion.
06.28.2003, Saturday ~ We arrived at the retired schoolhouse by 8:00 AM and prayed as we prepared for the day. The morning of the workshop I always review the set-up from the day before to verify everything is in place and order before we begin. We usually have a time of refreshment, getting acquainted and settling in before the workshop is in session. There was an abundance of anticipation, excitement and energy flowing through the atmosphere. The presence of the LORD was thick and sweet as we began the day with HIM!
The group was a close-knit communities friends and families, most of whom attended a local protestant Christian church. Five cities were represented from the Northern California Territory: Cottonwood, McKinleyville, Red Bluff, Redding, and Korbel and fifteen people between the ages of seven to seventy; men, women, teenager, and children, the family of GOD worshiping in spirit, truth and freedom. Two women came to pray and intercede for the entire day which is very rare and made such a huge difference for everyone in attendance. Sixteen Glory Rings were made including one meticulously and creatively constructed from bamboo, leather, beads and eagle feathers by Charlie who is a Native American.
Close to the end of the workshop, I realized there were twelve bottles of anointing oil remaining on the table. I gave each family represented a bottle of “HIS Glory Coming Down” Anointing Oil to take to their neighborhood, their territory, their city, their lake (Shasta) so they might pour out the Anointing Oil of the LORD!”
After the workshop, the David and Vickey hosted an amazing BBQ on their deck with seemingly countless people. It was divinely glorious! After dinner some of us moved into the Inner Court area (Kitchen/Living Room), and we had a delightful season of prophetic prayer, healing, restoration, commissioning, forgiveness, redemption, renewal and anything else GOD was offering at the KING's banqueting table. Prophetically in the spiritual realm, KING JESUS came and Peter walked on water, John the Beloved had a revelation, King David was anointed, Mary washed the feet of Jesus, Miriam Danced, Deborah took up her sword, Anna worshiped, Esther received favor and David danced. To HIS GLORY alone!
06.29.2003, Sunday ~ In the morning, we went to The McKinleyville Foursquare Church where the sweet anointing and presence of the LORD was poured out. After the close of the service, while a couple of people were lying on the floor under the anointing of the LORD, a little boy ran in and looked at the man lying on the floor. “Is he dead?” he asked. I answered, “Oh, no, he is just having a little visit with JESUS.” The little browned eyed toddler looked at me and remarked, “He has to lie down to do that?” Then he ran off yelling to his brother, “It is okay, he isn’t dead, he is just talking to JESUS!” Laughing still…
In the afternoon, David drove, I rode “shot-gun,” and Vickey was melted in a pool of Glory in the back seat. We headed north to Trinidad and spent a little time on the beach pouring out Anointing Oil in the Pacific Ocean, enjoying the surprisingly warm sunny weather. A playful sea otter entertained a few of us as he perched on rocks then climbed the rocky hillside beside the beach. During our journey, we passed by the Big Lagoon, Stone Lagoon, the Roosevelt Elk Herd and the non-descript city of Orick. Then we stopped by the Forest Service Center and were blessed to see three baby swallows leaning out of their nest. Hungrily, they awaited their parent’s return, with their mouths open wide, squeaking sounds proclaiming the importance of their immediate need. We drove through the Redwood National Forest, crossing over the Mad River, Little River, Redwood Creek and Klamath River. Eventually we stopped at the Bridge of the Golden Bears and poured anointing oil into the Klamath River. The massive towering redwood trees lined the banks of the rivers and the highways like courtiers arranged to welcome a returning King.
The end of our prayer journey led us to the Arcata Plaza where more Holy Anointing Oil was poured on the ground as we walked and prayed. On one corner of the plaza a silver leaf is riveted to the cement planter with the number one, and on the opposite corner was another identical silver leaf with the number nineteen. One symbolizes unity, and nineteen faith (not to mention my birthday 1.19) – it was clearly an indication from the LORD that we were to pray for unity and faith among the believers in this city (Psalm 33).
06.30.2003, Monday ~ Vickey opened up the newspaper to the heading, Squeezing Joy into Life and I wondered how many of us really take the time to enjoy our relationship with our Father God, with Jesus Christ of Nazareth, with the Holy Spirit. Sometimes it is just a decision to step back, set everything else aside and decisively move into the fullness of the LORD’s presence.
As I was preparing to leave, the LORD clearly spoke that HE is bringing nine cleansing fires to Northern California burning out the counterfeit fruits and bringing in the genuine fruit of HIS Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:21-23) in HIS will and HIS way for HIS Eternal Glory.