HIS GLORY REIGNS MINISTRIES
1995 - A Year of Conception!
“For nothing will be impossible with God. And Mary said, “Behold, the bond slave of the LORD; may it be done to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her” (Luke 1:37-38, NASB).
Mary's prayer became my prayer. This year began with an unexpected, abrupt act of violence which left me homeless, without a vehicle and gainful employment. To fulfill a vow to GOD to avenge the death of his first wife, my husband tried to suffocate me. GOD supernaturally intervened and my life was spared. The close of this year held the diagnosis of my permanent physical disability, moving into a tiny apartment, a new job in a new city, and my three children attending universities. In HIS divine mercy, HE sent to me an apostolic mentor, not that I knew to even ask for one, but ADONAI knew HIS plans for me. The LORD inquired of me, "Will you worship me no matter what?" Too broken to say anything else, "Yes, LORD, I will worship you no matter what!"
1996 - A Year of Birth!
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations. Then I said, 'Alas, LORD GOD! Behold, I do not know how to speak, Because I am a youth.' But the LORD said to me, 'Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ Because everywhere I send you, you shall go, And all that I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them, For I am with you to deliver you,' declares the LORD" (Jeremiah 1:5-8, NASB).
The trauma of the previous year was fading through the healing ministry of the Holy Spirit even though the consequences of divorce and financial devastation were set before me. The name Jennifer means "to be set apart unto the LORD" in the Hebrew language. Although, I was not a youth in my chronological years, I felt very incapable of what the LORD asked. HE instructed me with every meticulous detail of creating Prophetic Glory Rings with HIS own unique pattern. Over the course of the year, I made eight personal Glory Rings. The Holy Spirit requested that I remove all secular media influences from my life (movies, newspapers, magazines, books, TV) and devote my life to studying the Scriptures and worshipping my KING JESUS. It was an in-depth season of HIS impartation. January held my employment termination because I refused to deny the sexual harassment that was perpetrated against one of my coworkers, which left me unemployed for six months. The LORD graciously opened a door for employment in July, the same week the unemployment insurance benefits ended.
In December, HE asked me to make 50 finger (one-inch rings with 8 ribbons) Glory Rings to send out with a "very rough draft" of the booklet, Have Glory Ring will Travel! instead of the traditional holiday greeting cards. Surprised and overwhelmed by HIS request, it was January 1997 before the assignment was completed. The Holy Spirit spent the next two years teaching me how to hear HIS voice and give prophetic words (words of encouragement, exhortation and edification) over Glory Rings - HIS Prophetic Songs in color, type and symbol before any were released to Nations in 1998.
1997 - A Year of HIS Introduction!
“Then Moses said to the LORD, “Please, LORD, I have never been eloquent, neither recently nor in time past, nor since You have spoken to Your servant; for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” The LORD said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who make him mute or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now then go, and I, even I, will be with your mouth, and teach you what you are to say.” But he said, “Please, LORD, now send the message by whomever You will” (Exodus 4:10-13, NASB).
The LORD’s question of “Will you worship me no matter what?” continued to envelop me and then HE added another question, “Jennie, will you count the cost of serving Me and serving Me alone?” Three years previously, in the summer of 1994, I sustained two vehicle wrecks within 48 hours leaving me with a myriad of injuries including a brain trauma. The LORD asked me to write my first book, Have Glory Ring will Travel! with a brain trauma and other complex physical injuries. After three years of writing on borrowed computers and hundreds of revised pages it was completed in 1999. About half-way through the writing, a computer virus destroyed the document and I began again. After over three years of countless late nights when it was finally finished for the second time, the book (original copies, back-up disks, etc.) were completely destroyed through the betrayal of a trusted friend. When I recovered from that devastating shock, five months later the Holy Spirit asked me to begin again. After the book was completed and the copyright application mailed, the LORD provided a computer for the ministry (summer 2000). THE LORD did not say it would be easy, HE said HE would walk with us. HE is faithful to HIS word.
Resurrection Sunday weekend my sister, Susan went home to be with JESUS after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. I continued to send out finger Glory Rings with prophetic words as friends sent in requests for their friends. The Holy Spirit asked me to give $10 of my weekly $25 food budget for HIS Glory. It was HIS way of providing for this assignment. After months of seemingly unrelenting pressure from my prophetic friend, I finally consented to share about the Glory Rings the day following an Aglow meeting in Vernonia, OR. A summer afternoon held the first Glory Ring Class in June 1997. Later in the year, I attended my first Aglow International Conference in New Orleans, LA - the Holy Spirit opened my heart to see the multi-faceted colors of HIS Nations. The second "Glory Ring Class" was held in Corvallis, OR at the close of 1997.
1998 - A Year of HIS Infiltration!
“Incline your ear and come to Me. Listen, that you may live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you, According to the faithful mercies shown to David. Behold I have made him a witness to the peoples, A leader and commander for the peoples. Behold, you will call a nation you do not know, And a nation which knows you not will run to you, Because of the LORD you GOD, even the Holy One of Israel; For HE has glorified you. Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while HE is near" (Isaiah 55:3-6, NASB).
As I passionately worshipped ELOHIM, this ministry was birthed, even though it was not something I personally desired. The Holy Spirit filled me with contentment and peace as I worked full-time as a HR Administrator during the day and created Glory Rings in the evenings. As I did not see myself in ministry, I did not retain any records of the first 600 Glory Rings with hand-written prophetic words that were sent to friends, and friends of friends. The first week of 1998 held the first Glory Ring Class in Bend, Oregon. Additionally, I was abruptly terminated from another place of employment. Gratefully, the corrupt and dishonest practices, I refused to cover up finally surfaced large enough for the government to close their doors. A couple of months later, I moved to Redmond, Oregon to accept a new position and the Holy Spirit asked me to give 30% of my income to HIS Kingdom.
February through August, I held a Glory Ring Class the first weekend of every month in my small duplex. In August, the first Nations Glory Rings were created for China, Africa, Russia and the USA, followed by the first City Glory Ring for Portland, Oregon. As I purposed each day to walk in complete obedience to HIS voice, I found that HIS presence, anointing and grace surrounded me. "Will you worship me no matter what?" resounded daily in my spirit. To HIM be the GLORY and HONOR.
1999 - A Year of HIS Invitation!
“But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, “Do not fear, for have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you” (Isaiah 43:1-2, NASB).
Each year in ministry holds a unique set of tests, challenges and victories as the LORD is faithful to refine HIS own. The beginning of 1999 embraced my only daughter's wedding ~ Our FATHER's beautiful masterpiece. As a ministry we applied for non-profit status and formed the Advisory Board. As my physical body was in consistent chronic raging pain any traveling was a testimony of walking in faith and obedience. Spring included a surprise invitation to an Apostolic Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The LORD strategically provided 12 individuals to receive the 12 States and Nations Glory Rings that I took to the conference. At the time, it was an extreme act of faith on my part. Also, in the spring, the company that employed me was purchased by another company, so the LORD opened an opportunity in Hillsboro, Oregon, for new employment. Fall brought an invitation to Nashville, TN to minister in prophetic dance. As usual, HE extended HIS grace and mercy as I purposed to walk in obedience to my KING. The LORD graciously continued to open the doors of ministry providing personal invitations to each place as a confirmation of HIS will. Then another surprise invitation arrived to attend the Aglow International Conference in Florida - all expenses prepaid by one of HIS own. HE opened the door for five Glory Ring Workshops to be held this year and Glory Rings sent to 15 Nations and 7 states of America. Our HGRM Prayer Shield began this year with 12 intercessors! A huge miracle from my perspective! Glory to GOD!
2000 - A Year of HIS Glory!
“And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us" (Romans 5:3-5, NASB).
The beginning of 2000 held the same two questions from the LORD, “Will you worship me no matter what?” and “Will you count the cost of serving me and serving me alone?” And HE added a third question, “Will you serve My People no matter what?”
In the early spring, more transition arrived, as the company that employed me went through internal changes, so the LORD provided an employment opportunity in Corvallis, Oregon. The month of March held a move to a new city and a new job - all blessings of the LORD! In the spring the complete data base for the ministry was destroyed - time to rebuild again. For the first time, as a ministry, a purchase price was placed upon the books to help offset the increasing costs of printing. We continued to give books to those attending Glory Ring Workshops. The books were given freely to anyone until this time.
This was our first year to release an Anointing Oil, as inspired by the Holy Spirit, 35 bottles of "Remnant Bride" Anointing Oil were sent out. The new job abruptly ended in the fall as a third test of integrity faced me, resulting in unexpected changes positioning me in a living in a garage for three months. At the close of the year over 100 Glory Rings were sent forth, 11 states of America, 33 Nations and the remainder to individuals. This was our first year to release a Native American Glory Ring. The Holy Spirit directed my path to over 100,000 miles on Oregon roads in the last 4 years praying for the land of my birth! Eight Glory Ring Workshops were held including Tennessee and Colorado - the first outside Oregon’s borders. GOD continued to expand our tent pegs through HIS overt grace and mercy. Personally, the year held two life-changing celebrations - On 04.29.2000 my first grandson, Elijah Thomas, was born and on 10.04.2000 my Dad, went home to be with JESUS. The LORD's ways our higher than our ways (Isaiah 54).
2001 - A Year of HIS Jubilee!
“You shall thus consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim a release through the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, and each of you shall return to his own property, and each of you shall return to his family" (Leviticus 25:10, NASB).
The word “Jubilee” means different things to different people depending on their cultural history. Early in 2001, the ministry office and I moved from the rented garage into a 600 sq ft apartment - affectionately known as my prayer closet. The LORD clearly asked me to give up my working career to serve HIM and minister to HIS people. It was more than a step of faith - it was like jumping off a cliff without a parachute. In that season of extreme faith the HGRM Covenantal Prayer Shield, Jubilee Prayers for America, and Advanced Glory Ring Workshops became functional parts of the ministry and we received our tax-exempt (501 (c) 3) status. GOD extended our tent-pegs to NY, CT, TN, KY, CA, and WA where Beginning and Advanced Prophetic Glory Ring Workshops were held. GOD poured out HIS provision for Glory Ring supplies in an unprecedented way. Over 300 Glory Rings were sent forth to 17 states of America, 7 Native American Tribes, 30 Nations, 200 at 12 Workshops, and the remaining for individuals. The LORD's grace and mercy has allowed us to continue to be a debt-free ministry. Personally for me it was a year of great victory and healing in my physical body. To top off the year I was given the gift of a Cruise to Mexico with three ports of calls - Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta - ONLY GOD could have arranged all that! Glory to HIS Holy NAME!
2002 - A Year of HIS Triumph and Victory!
“I am the LORD, your HOLY ONE, the Creator of Israel, Your King. Thus says the LORD, Who makes a way through the sea and a path through might waters, who brings forth the chariot and the horse, the army and the mighty man (They will lie down together and not rise again; They have been quenched and extinguished like a wick): Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert” (Isaiah 43:15-19, NASB).
This was a year of many victories and new things. The New Things included: 1) My Ordination as a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, 2) My first international ministry trip to Peru, 3) Our first Baby Dedication which included my grand-daughter, Sarah Joy born 08.21.2002, 4) Performing a Wedding Ceremony as a minister, 5) Our first Family Flag Workshop, 6) The HGRM Covenantal Prayer Shield enlarging to include Leadership, Ministries and Individual Intercessors, 7) Completion of the four-corners of America (WA, ME, CA, FL) Glory Ring Workshops, 8) The first HIS Glory Reigns Worship Gatherings in Gresham, Oregon 9) The introduction of our first web site (www.hisgloryringministries.com), 10) The ministry began asking for a Registration Fee for the Workshops to help offset the increasing costs – (the first 50 workshops held no registration fees).
The victories included: 1) Finishing a Glory Ring for every State in America, 2) Making and giving away over 1400 bottles of Holy Anointing Oil, 3) The HGRM Prayer Shield increasing to over 100, 4) Over 350 Glory Rings created (10 Nations, 2 Tribes, 27 states of America, the remainder at workshops and to individuals), 5) Facilitating over 50 workshops since 1997, 16 in 2002. This was my 3rd year walking in faith as the LORD has not allowed me to take a salary while I am in ministry. In GOD's mercy the ministry continued to remain debt-free. One thing remains true ~ This ministry is an expression of HIS wonders, signs and miracles. For HIS Glory alone!
2003 - A Year of HIS Divine Presence!
And HE said, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest (to be soothed, secure, dwell peacefully, comforted, quieted). Then he said to HIM, "If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here" (Exodus 33:14-15, NASB).
This year held many new miraculous beginnings including: 1) Our first baptisms, 2) First Ordinations, 3) Have Glory Ring will Travel! translated into the Spanish Language, 4) The first branches of HIS Glory Reigns in Lolo, Montana and Hillsboro, Oregon 5) America-Israel Prayer Shield and 6) Native American Prayer Shield began this year. We sent out 130 Glory Rings (28 Nations, 2 Cities, 3 Tribes, 3 Ministries, 81 individuals, and 13 states of America). Seven workshops were held in Oregon, Montana, Colorado and California. It was also a year of release as each State in America now has a Prophetic Song - a Glory Ring which we believe will usher in prophetic intercession in each State.
The LORD opened a door for me to work part-time to help provide for the ministry needs as the warfare against the finances of the ministry were much greater than anticipated. Each year the LORD sends HIS treasures of love to walk with me to whom I am deeply indebted and grateful. The close of the year held a move to Fairview, Oregon which is much more conveniently located for the ministry needs and proximity to an international airport. Only through the creative power of the Holy Spirit have over 1900 Prophetic Glory Rings have been given to GOD’s Nations, States, Tribes, Cities, Churches, Ministries, Families and Individuals. For HIS Glory alone! HIS PRESENCE is the reason for the continuation of this ministry.
2004 - A Year of HIS Release!
“Then Moses commanded them, saying, “At the end of every seven years, at the time of the year of remission of debts, at the Feast of Booths,…” (Deuteronomy 31:10, NASB).
Do you see the warfare, or do you see the victory? The Holy Spirit graciously has taught me to look for and focus on HIS victory, HIS purposes, HIS plans, HIS dreams, HIS goals, HIS heart, HIS desires....so that I will continue regardless of the cost. GOD has sent me to Canada, Mexico, Peru and USA (31 States) in the last 8 years for Prayer Journeys, Divine Appointments, Preaching, Teaching and Glory Ring Workshops....that is a miracle! This year was a year of contending for and maintaining the territory the LORD gave to us the 9 previous years. We continued with the four Prayer Shields, Glory Ring Workshops, the website, HIS Glory Reigns Worship Gatherings and sending forth Prophetic Glory Rings. The test of betrayal is one that sooner or later comes into the life of a Christian. Readily, we learn that it is not so much about the betrayer but about our response to the one who has betrayed us. The LORD allowed this specific test four times this year which I found to be more challenging than I ever imagined.
The year held a major victory of completing 51 America-Israel Glory Rings proclaiming the “I AM” over these two nations. The year also held some rest for me as I purposed to take time for the healing of two food poisonings, chronic fatigue and adrenal gland exhaustion. We crossed over the 2000th Glory Ring created this year as well as sending forth 51 worship flags.
Additionally, I had the privilege of attending my first Native American Christian Gathering - The Convocation of Eagles. As 2005 approaches we are delighted to have a HIS Glory Reigns Worship Gatherings beginning in Vernonia, OR in March 2005 as well as continuing our Fairview, OR Worship Gathering.
2005 - A Year of HIS Fullness!
“But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit" (Galatians 5:22-25, NASB).
Surprised by the plan of GOD, in January, I found myself in a Master's of Divinity Program at Marylhurst University while continuing to work part-time and be in ministry full-time. The beginning of 2005 held the same three questions from the LORD, “Will you worship me no matter what?” and “Will you count the cost of serving me and serving me alone?” and “Will you serve My People no matter what?” And then HE added another question, “Will you love My People no matter what?” Any “Yes” response to the LORD is through HIS mercy and grace, as for me there is no other path.
As a ministry, we discontinued facilitating HIS Glory Reigns Worship Gatherings because of the time constraints of academia. Glory Ring Workshops were held in Korbel, CA and Fort Collins, CO, which also hosted our first Children's Workshop.
A major miracle was the completion of my second book in June, A Collection of Joy. The month of June also held some of the most staggering false accusations and persecutions I have ever endured...trusting my FATHER to bring forth HIS justice, HIS truth, HIS light for HIS GLORY! July held another surprise as the Holy Spirit released three new Anointing Oils.
In the fall, I traveled to Moorpark, California and to Nashville, Tennessee as the LORD continued to direct my steps. Additionally, in September, I transferred to Multnomah Biblical Seminary to continue my studies and the first week of school, another vehicle ran into my vehicle leaving me with more injuries to overcome and more healing to embrace. Gratefully, the LORD sent four handmaidens to the ministry to help make Glory Rings, in addition to adding intercessors to all of our Prayer Shields. We began a North America Continent Prayer Shield in December as the year closed. We have created over 2100 Glory Rings including 338 made for Nations, States, Cities, Tribes and Territories for HIS Glory. Over 15,000 visited the web site in 2005. In looking back, I remained amazed at what the LORD GOD does with a shattered life and a few ribbons. “Yes, FATHER, I will worship you no matter what!”