Journal of Joy
Montana - August 2004
~ Convocation of Eagles ~
8.12.04 ~ Leaving three
days later than planned due to three different families in crisis, the journey
began at 9:45 AM. A white cross in the sky above my apartment is GOD's
first promise and then a fighter jet crosses over me as I head east on
I-84. Thank you FATHER for air support! Two months earlier this year,
Shawn and I took a similar journey, this time it is just JESUS and I. It
is my first time since the car wrecks in 1994 to drive this distance
alone. Certain of the LORD directing my path and walking in faith, the
575 miles slip by quickly and I arrive in Kalispell at 7:05 Pacific Time
or 8:05 Mountain Time.
Signs along the way: Crown
Point, 80888 at milepost 8, England, Banner Furnace Fuel-A Total
Oil Company, Crown Line, Mount Joy Road, Mission Impossible and Dragon
It is also my first time to
attend the Convocation of Eagles (A Cherokee Style Worship Gathering).
Bob and Dixie Cole hosted a
dinner gathering the first evening where I meet Cherokee and Pat Jones
and reconnected with Laura Larsen and Russ and Ginny Sands. Ahhhh, the
blessings of fellowship. The LORD directed me to bring ten flags to give
away, which I did immediately at this gathering. The Glory Ring for Russ
and Ginny Sands was delivered tonight. (Click here
to see photo) PTL! Releasing HIS
BANNER OF LOVE!
8.13.04 ~ In the morning, I drove out to Columbia Falls
for the first day of the Convocation of Eagles and was completely
surprised to find myself being directed by a woman on a horse to park in
the field. As I parked by the pick up with Oregon License Plate 777, I
thought, oh, I need to meet whoever drives this truck. The field was
full of grasshoppers which irritated my spirit as they symbolize one of
the plagues in Egypt, so I prayed Joel 2:23-27 over the land, the
gathering and everyone coming as only GOD brings justice and recompense
to what the enemy has devoured, stolen or destroyed. Then the Glory
Van arrived and I knew it was time to begin!
Jeni Running Brook Coville wore
a Traditional Cherokee Dress (Regalia) of calico. The Cherokee women
used calico because it tears easily for hand sewing. The Dress is also
know as the Tear Dress. Amazing miracle of GOD - HE brought three
Jennifer Lynn's together. We are in the photo above. Only GOD could
arrange that - from Oregon, Washington and Montana! Glory!
The first day, positioned as an
observer, I learned many things such as the Cherokee have a Friendship
Circle, not a Sacred Circle, as do other Native Americans. The Cherokees
always have a fire and a Fire Keeper. A few years ago, I was privileged
to drive across the Trail of Tears and visit the Cherokee Reservation
and see the Eternal Flame, so the fire and Fire Keeper seemed rather
logical. Toonacheeke (Slow Turtle) of the Chabunagungamaug Nipmuck Tribe
(Cliff Chelsey) shared about his role as Fire Keeper which he has been
doing for over 20 years. That it was over 95 degrees and we were
dancing around a fire did not seem logical at all. Smiles.
Convocation began with a Grand Entry followed by a Flag Song and
Ceremony. The Flag Ceremony reminded me of the years my sons (both Eagle
scouts) were in Scouting.
After the Fire Keeper shared, I
noticed this man from the Tribe of Judah Christian Motorcycle
Association with Fire Boots! His name...Shadrack, Meshack
or Abednego?...I am almost sure?. Smiles. I just loved his boots.
During the first Worship Time,
the staff of the copper and red fire flag that I was worshipping with broke and I knew
that GOD was breaking through with HIS CONSUMING FIRE! Glory!
In the evening we gathered at
New Covenant Fellowship in Kalispell. The last week of July the LORD
directed me to make a Glory Ring for Charlie and Tiana Caldwell of
McKinleyville, California. Charlie is of Native American heritage and Tiana is
of Jewish heritage...the marriage of two cultures. The
of the Glory Ring: THE GATHERING OF HIS NATIONS! The prophetic word from
the Glory Ring given to Charlie and Tiana two weeks ago was being
released before my eyes. Loren (of Jewish heritage) and Cherokee (of
Native American heritage) are brothers in the LORD (see photo below).
~ Jonathan Maracle with Broken Walls. A prophetic word visualized before
me, Native Americans and Jews demonstrating unity and
One of the
warriors offered me his drum. Being raised in a family of musicians, I
knew when someone offers you their instrument it is an honor. In futile
attempt, I explained to him that I couldn't keep a beat, he insisted that
I try anyhow. So, I began watching the woman in front of me hitting her
drum and tried to follow along. The warrior just laughed and smiled,
"You don't see the sound, you hear the sound. Listen!" That
was very profound. I never did get the rhythm but a valuable lesson was
reiterated: Some things are for hearing and some things are for seeing,
it is important to know the difference.
law of physics is called the Butterfly Effect by James Gleich, "The
notion that a butterfly stirring the air today in Peking can transform
storm systems next month in New York." By the same measure, my
belief is that worship in Kalispell Montana can transform storm systems
next month in Florida.... slowing down and delaying the storm! Worship
of the One True GOD changes the earth's atmosphere as HE comes and
inhabits HIS people with HIS presence which is transforming.
worship on Saturday evening, the deep, rich purple scarf from Arizona
came off my
Glory Ring, "THE HEART OF HIS ARROW" so I gave the scarf to
Jeni as the Holy Spirit directed. When something comes off a Glory Ring the
parable is that GOD is releasing something. In this evening, HE is releasing HIS
majesty, passion, royalty, dignity and honor to Jeni and First Nations
worship, I met a young warrior, Ryan Perkins (age 12). In 2000 someone
gave me a bear claw and I had been waiting on the LORD as to whom it
belonged to...and it was pure delight to send it to him when I arrived
photo of the Warrior
in black, blue and yellow colors.... when I first saw him the Scripture in Jeremiah
came immediately to mind.
shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, And the young men and the old,
together; For I will turn their mourning to joy, will comfort them, and
make them rejoice rather than sorrow. I will satiate the soul of the
priests with abundance and MY people shall be satisfied with MY
goodness, says the LORD. (Jeremiah 31:13)
When I asked
about the colors of his regalia he said that the black was because his
people danced all night until they had the breakthrough of the morning
(yellow sun and blue sky).
The Children's Blessing Dance with Good Medicine Ministries and
Warriors of the Way Drum.
Cherokee Jones presenting Russ Sands with Warrior of Valor Medal
for Veterans of the United State Military from over 565 Native
American Nations, Tribes and Bands.
see Jeni's web site for many more photos by Jack High (Jeni's dad) and
details of the many ministries that were represented throughout the
Sent to: Clifford Chelsey (Toonacheeke (Slow Turtle) of the Chabunagungamaug Nipmuck
Tribe), Whitinsville, MA, USA
Scriptures: Exodus 13:21-22, John 10:10, Psalm
104, Psalm 105, Psalm 149, Psalm 150, Acts 2:1-4, John 15:13,
Revelation 21, Revelation 22, II Corinthians 3:17-18, John 17
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