The Covenant Promises of
Joy © 2002
January 9, 2002: As I was working at the computer, the Holy Spirit
spoke to me that I was to get up, leave what I was working on and go to
the beach immediately. Within five minutes I was in the car on the way
to the Oregon Coast. HE has taught me the benefits of immediate
obedience! The day was very gray and overcast. Drizzling as we say in
Arriving safely at Seaside, Oregon in the early afternoon at the
beach where the statue of Lewis & Clark marks the end of the Oregon
Trail, I parked the car in the usual place. Getting out of the car, I
prepared to go to the beach. As the weather was a bit chilly, I put on a
winter vest, and then as I was getting ready to put on my raincoat, a
couple was getting into the car next to me. The man stopped and helped
me with my coat while his wife waited patiently for him to do so. It was
so much like what JESUS would do.
So, cradling the warm chocolate mocha between my hands, I strolled
slowly across the wet sand to the rolling white-capped waves. The ocean
has always been a place of peace, restoration, and joy to me. As one
friend writes, “I go to the sea to breathe!” The sound of the
breakers caressing the beach always soothes away any tension that I may
The drizzle stopped. The almost completely empty beach was very quiet
and still with the exception of some noisy seagulls. The presence of the
LORD was sweet. The wind held still as I sauntered down the beach. In my
spirit, I hear from the Holy Spirit very clearly that I am going to find
a sand dollar and one shortly appeared. I had spent many years looking
for a sand dollar on the beach and finding my first when I was 37 years
old…so a sand dollar is something that I cherish. As I held the first
sand dollar in my hand, I asked, “PAPA G, what is this about?” The
Holy Spirit spoke, “It is symbolic of a covenant relationship.” Then
when I picked up the second sand dollar the Holy Spirit spoke, “This
is symbolic of double portion.” I laughed out loud in pure delight.
And when I picked up the third sand dollar, the Holy Spirit asked me,
“Jennie, what do you want?” I began shouting to the waves …..FATHER
in the name of JESUS…..holding the three sand dollars in my hands….
1. Revival in Oregon
2. 10,000 souls deceived by a lie of
satan to come to the saving knowledge of JESUS CHRIST!
3. For all the Oregon Gambling Casinos to be turned into Worship
Jesus Christ Centers.
Sometimes the waves would come over the sand dollar just as I would
see it and I would speak to the waves to stop overtaking the sand dollar
and then I would run to get it. Sometimes a wave of evil or a life
circumstance comes into our lives and keeps us from receiving our
promises of GOD. So we have to push back the waves of discouragement,
despair, disillusionment and depression with prayer, intercession,
perseverance and press into GOD and not let go of the promise HE has
given to us.
The empty coffee cup is filled to overflowing with sand dollars. So I
stopped for a moment or two, emptied the contents of the cup into the
vest pockets, stuffing them to overflowing with sand dollars. The Holy
Spirit continued to direct my steps…to the right….to the left….over
here….and I continued to shout proclamations of covenant promises to
4. For People to see YOUR face, FATHER, hear YOUR voice, walk in
immediate obedience to YOUR word!
5. Unity in the body of JESUS CHRIST! (Ministry Relationships Restored)
6. Restoration and complete HEALING from all forms of spiritual,
physical, emotional and mental abuse
7. Reconciliation among families in the Body of Christ
8. Provision for 50 Biblical Christian Worship Centers near every capital city in America
9. Marriages Restored and Redeemed!
As I head south, down the beach, I came across seagulls greedily pecking apart
the sand dollars. Screaming at the top of my lungs for these birds to
leave the sand dollars alone. I thought of so many people that I had
been praying for and it was just like satan has just kept pecking at
them trying to tear them apart or their lives apart or their family
apart or their finances apart or something apart! My spirit was so
agitated, I yelled, “PAPA, you must do something about these birds,
they are tearing the sand dollars to pieces!” So, I prayed for the
birds to be diverted and to leave the shells alone. To the north side of
the beach a couple began throwing out breadcrumbs, with a large sound of
fluttering wings, and the squalling sound of many seagulls, they rushed
to the northern part of the beach to the breadcrumbs.
It reminded me of the time of Elijah, when he was fleeing Jezebel and
GOD raised King Jehu, and the spirit of Jehu in the land took over the
spirit of jezebel….it was awesome! Glory to JESUS! Isn’t it just
like JESUS to provide “The Bread of Life” in a crisis to allow the
covenant promises of GOD to come forth!
As the sun is slowly dropping into the golden horizon....I wait for
the fullness of the sunset, wait for the fullness of what GOD is doing,
wait for the fullness of HIS purposes, wait for the fullness of HIS
glory, wait for all that HE has for me, that I don’t need to
rush home to do the dishes. Continuing to pick up, stuff my pockets, and
proclaim covenant promises to the LORD. There are too many sand dollars
The yellow ball of fire over the horizon fills the sky with a blazing
display of colors over the mist and the waves. HIS glory mist released.
HIS glory released. Staggered me completely. Embracing each moment and
the fullness of HIS glory I began to walk backwards up the beach, not
wanting to miss a moment of the HIS glorious sunset. Finding of course
more sand dollars along the way…..each time proclaiming a promise of
GOD to the heavenlies.
The time on the beach slipped by so quickly. Three hours of running, singing, praying, dancing,
interceding, walking, laughing. Just the physical healing required to
even make this day possible is overwhelming. Tears ran down my cheeks
many times during the day. Praying and interceding for my FATHER’s
As I arrived near the parking lot a woman in a yellow coat with black
trim came down the steps to meet me. She stopped a few feet in front of
me and with much tenderness in her voice asked, “Are you okay?”
“Yes, I am, did you see that glorious sunset?” I replied. Not
answering, she turned quickly and walked up the stairs to the parking
lot ahead of me. The word “angel” came to my spirit and mind
immediately. So I followed her to the parking lot and she went into the restaurant
and stood by the window watching me.
With my vest pockets stuffed full, looking like a kangaroo with two
pouches, I am sure that is for double portion…I carefully took off my
coat and vest and laid them in the trunk of the car. My boots and jeans
are very wet and soaked as I had run into the waves many times. It did
not matter to me at all.
Noticing the woman in the window was still watching, I backed the car
out of the parking space. Immediately she turned from her place at the
window, came out the door of the restaurant, went down the steps, turned
right and walked toward the beach. An guardian angel perhaps.....
After arriving home, I carefully laid the sand dollars in the bathtub
to wash them…..counting them more than once to make sure. 39 is for
truth Jesus was hit 39 times before he was crucified….BY HIS STRIPES
WE ARE HEALED! HE is the TRUTH! The truth is that GOD does keep HIS
Covenant Promises. JESUS is the fullness of the new Covenant.
On Saturday, January 12, 2002 the LORD asked me to go outside and
look at the rainbow. I was working at the computer so, this meant
getting up, and going out the front door of the apartment. The south,
east, and west sides of the apartment do not have any windows with a
view of the outdoors. There was a double rainbow to the southwest with the inner rainbow ending over my car. I
knew that GOD was confirming HIS release and HIS word from Wednesday,
just three days before.
The reason I have shared this testimony is because there are those of
you here that have lost or misplaced or given up hope regarding a
covenant from the LORD, the birds of life (symbolic of the circumstances
of life) have torn it apart, and GOD wants to give it back to you. If
you have covenant of the LORD that has been lost in a wave of
discouragement or despair or that the birds have pecked apart, broken
and destroyed then please come forward. You may take one of the 39 sand
dollars. It is the double portion of HIS promise. HE gave me 39 sand
dollars double-portion. HE asked me to give to you the double portion of
HIS promise. Please receive, embrace, and accept all that HE has for
As note, it is important to remember, a Covenant Promise request must
be in alignment with character of GOD, must align with the Gospel of
JESUS CHRIST, as we are a part of the new covenant as HIS believers, and
must not be formed out of manipulation, control or vindication. It must
have the heart of GOD sealed upon it.
Some Scriptural References regarding Covenant Promises:
What is a covenant? It is a promise. There are almost 300 Scriptures
in the Bible that speak regarding covenant. Just think by reading one
Scripture a day on covenant….by the end of any given year you could be
almost an expert on the word.
1. In Genesis 8 and 9, God makes a covenant to Noah and seals with
HIS sign from heaven – a rainbow. This is a one-way covenant….God
made the covenant to Noah.
2. In Genesis 17, God makes a covenant to Abram, that he will be the
FATHER of Many Nations and then GOD changed his name from Abram to
Abraham as a seal of the promise.
3. In Numbers 25, God makes a covenant of peace and priesthood to the
descendants of Eleazar who was Aaron’s Son. This is a generational
covenant that was passed on from generation to generation. And in
Ezekiel 37:26-27, God makes a covenant of peace with Israel.
"Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall
be an everlasting covenant with them; I will establish them, and I will
set My sanctuary in their midst forever. My tabernacle also shall be
with them; indeed I will be their God, and they shall be My
4. In I Samuel 20, Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David.
This is a covenant from one person to another person’s family. It is
imperative that a covenant with someone else does not supercede your
covenant with GOD and thereby becoming an idol in your life.
5. In II Chronicles God appears to Solomon a second time….GOD may
give more than one covenant to a person.
6. Often we look at a marriage relationship as a covenant
relationship. Sometimes it is known as holy matrimony……some of us
have lived in unholy matrimony. It is possible for another person to
break covenant with you and therefore position you in a place you would
have never chosen to be such as divorced, homeless, jobless, car less,
bankrupt, etc. There are consequences to broken covenants. The other
side to that is that a marriage relationship is first a covenant to GOD,
then a covenant to each other. Are you keeping your covenant to GOD? is
the first question in any marital discomfort or dispute.
7. The Apostle Paul explains in Hebrews 8, 9, & 10 the new
covenant that JESUS brought to us. This is of course the basis of our
March 2003 - The Story
Continues with Cindy Bremmer, Saint Helens, Oregon
What I learned from Noah's Life
things you need to know about life you may learn Noah... One
Don't miss the boat - be on time. Two
Remember to be in the boat that JESUS is in. Three
Think and plan ahead - it wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark. Four
Be prepared - when you're 600 years old, someone may ask you to do
something really important. Five
There will always be those who will criticize and condemn you for
walking in obedience to the LORD GOD. Let GOD take care of the critics. Six
Build your future on HIS word, will and way. Seven
the sake of safety travel two-by-two or in teams.
Haste and Hurry are not always an advantage. The snails were on board with the
When you are stressed out - lean back and float for awhile. Ten
Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs and the Titanic by professionals
- with GOD all things are possible, even the impossible. Eleven
Both rain and sunshine make the rainbow - HIS eternal covenant promises
often includes experiencing more than one of HIS elements. Twelve
The rainbow is a full circle with all the colors of the prism of GOD -
symbolic of HIS never-ending, ring of love, full circle relationship with HIS
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Given to: Marcia Crawford, Oregon
City, OR, USA
Scriptures: Jeremiah 31:1-9, Isaiah 61:7, Matthew
16:17-19, Psalm 116:15 and Song of Solomon.
Jennifer Lynn Joy
when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven,
and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the
LORD filled the house." I