HIS Glory Ring Ministies, Inc 

WORSHIP HAMMER

 Jennifer Lynn Joy © July 4, 2007

On a very warm, sunny June 12, 2001, Cindy and I left headed to Canada to attend a conference. The LORD provided my travel partner, the meals, room and transportation miraculously all within a week before the departure date.

From my Journal:

June 15, 2001

Friday Morning: My first day to take rings (Glory Rings) into worship up to the fourth floor “box”, which was designated for radical worship. There were two men worshipping….I did not speak to them. The LORD wanted me to meet them but I was too shy to introduce myself. So, I said to the LORD that HE would have to manage the introductions.

 

June 15, 2001

Friday Evening: Cindy went ahead of me and found a place in the long line outside as there were about 3000 at the conference. When I caught up with Cindy, she was standing-in-line talking to the two men that were in the “box” upstairs worshipping during the morning service. I laughed inside knowing the LORD had set this up. I met John of The Maranatha Group and Bruce. They referred to themselves as the “Fresno Five” as they came with three others from Fresno, CA. John was carrying an arsenal bag of worship instruments that I really wanted him to open. He would not open it while we were standing-in-line outside but waited until we arrived to the “box” on the fourth floor. When John opened his arsenal first he pulled out an Elijah Mantle (I have one of those), then a flag from Albany (I have one of those), then a blue prayer cloth (I have one of those), bottles of anointing oil (I have some of those) …it was like meeting my twin brother in the spiritual realm. Then he pulled out a solid steel hammer with a 40-pound head! (I do not have one of those!) During worship he lifted the hammer over his head as though it weighed 2 pounds not 40 pounds and began hammering. Oh JESUS! I could literally hear and see doors, cracks, crevices, caskets, barrels, gates, doorways and windows being sealed shut in the spirit realm. I thought to myself, I simply must have a hammer, a “girl hammer!” The hammer head was engraved in Hebrew Letters:….The LORD Contends….HE Establishes. I was not strong enough to lift John’s hammer off the floor even though I really wanted to! It was an amazing time of worship and prayer. I knew that my life was being impacted for eternity.

 

June 16, 2001

Sunday, ...for the rest of the conference I worshipped in the “box” with the other radical worshippers. I asked John to make me a hammer. His first response, “NO!” Then I was overcome with an anointing of boldness and told him that he could not tell me “NO” without asking the LORD! After a bit of conversation, Bruce agreed that he would make me a “girl hammer!”

A little over six years later, I am releasing this for the first time and how the LORD moved during that time in Canada, which is still impacting the call of GOD upon my life. John and Bruce’s faithfully prayed for me, anointed me with oil and prayed over my worship instruments. Their prayers moved many things in the spiritual realm for my benefit. I hope they always remember to pray for the one with the “girl hammer.” They are faithful sons of the MOST HIGH GOD!

September 1, 2001

The LORD awakened me to the words: “Jubilee Prayers for America” and briefly outlined HIS desire for an American Prayer Shield and to pray for one state in America each week. I randomly listed the states and sent the list to 35 intercessors on Saturday morning. Most are aware that Pennsylvania was the first state that we prayed for and New York was the second state…the same week as September 11, 2001. When the LORD awakens me to pray, I take it very seriously. We have been praying for one State in America every week since that time according to HIS desire and plan for America.

On the same Saturday afternoon, a package at the Post Office held my “girl hammer” complete with Hebrew Letters, a cross on the top and a solid oak handle. I was beyond excited. I called Bruce to thank him and he mentioned that it was finished on the 18th of August. They took it to church that Sunday, anointed it with oil and prayed over it. John and Bruce did not know that my sister Susan’s birthday is August 18 and that she died four years earlier from complications of cancer. John and Bruce did not know that my sister Susan wrote a song called, “Maranatha” as she was a pianist and flutist. And John and Bruce did not know that my Dad was a carpenter and he died October 4, 2000 from complications of cancer. The gift meant so much to me on many levels. How ELOHIM connects people for HIS divine purposes perpetually amazes me.

There are those who have asked, “What do I do with a hammer?” First of all, I completed an extensive Biblical study of the Scriptures relating to the two phrases: THE LORD CONTENDS and HE ESTABLISHES. I needed to know HIS PERSPECTIVE! HIS PURPOSES! HIS THOUGHTS! There is much in the account of Nehemiah rebuilding the wall regarding intercession with a hammer.

Most are aware that Oregon and Washington trade off on a fairly regular basis for being the most unchurched state in America. It is common knowledge as to the amount of serious witchcraft in these two states. I asked the LORD about how to pray with the hammer and spent some time in prayer regarding how to pray for those entrapped and deceived in witchcraft (WICCA, Satan Worship, etc). The Holy Spirit gave me the number: 10,000. These are people in Oregon who had never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ that were entrapped in witchcraft. (These are not those who have heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ and renounced Him.) As a fourth generation native Oregonian I am rather passionate about the spiritual atmosphere in Oregon. So, I began praying and literally hit the hammer 10,000 times and prayed each time it hit the ground for the LORD to contend for one lost in witchcraft, for the LORD to establish HIS truth in their soul and spirit and for them to come to saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, our Messiah through the anointing, atonement and resurrection power of YESHUA. Sometimes during the season of prayer the Holy Spirit would give me a name or more things to pray about. This took a few days of intense intercession in September 2001.

Most of us have been deceived by satan at one time or another in our lives. I lived with a lie of satan for 25-years that hugely impacted the outcome of my life, so I have a deep and fervent passion to pray for others entrapped by his subtle and overt lies. True freedom in CHRIST JESUS is one of my core values.

Other questions that have been asked along the way:

“Do you have to have a hammer to pray for the lost?” Absolutely not! The hammer is a worship instrument like a piano, guitar, drum or flag. It simply enhances, if you will, resonates the prayer like any worship instrument enhances the song or prayer.

“Do John and Bruce still make hammers?” As far as I know mine was the second and last hammer they made.

“Should everyone pray for witches?” My intercessory prayer is at the unction of the Holy Spirit not at my own personal desires. Therefore, if the Holy Spirit has anointed, called, chosen and ordained you to pray for the lost including those deceived by satan in witchcraft then be obedient to the LORD’s will in your life. HE will guard what HE ordains. The Scriptures are very clear that YESHUA is at the right hand of the FATHER interceding for us. For me personally, YESHUA is always my first prayer partner. I listen to HIS prayers and agree with HIM, that way it pretty much secures the outcome alleviating a lot of disappointment and broken expectations.

“Do you travel with the hammer?” At the unction of the Holy Spirit I took the hammer to the March 17, 2007 Glory Ring Workshop in Salem, Oregon…it was the first time I ever used it in prayer during a workshop. Would it surprise you that the woman I prayed for had been raised in witchcraft?

Do you take your hammer to church? No, as with all worship instruments it is essential to be sensitive to the place where you worship and honor their parameters. I have always used my worship instruments at home much more than any other place. True intercessory prophetic prayer and dance does not include entertainment or performance nor does it require a stage.

Above all, remember that Jesus Christ was a carpenter and a hammer was a tool that HE used on a regular basis. It seems to me that the fullness of HIS redemption included being hammered to a cross for the salvation of all humankind. It is imperative that we come into agreement with the price YESHUA paid! That we come into agreement with HIS prayers for the lost and with HIS atonement, anointing and resurrection power that sets the captives free. It is about ELOHIM's Kingdom in heaven and on earth!

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SEPTEMBER 2001

WORSHIP HAMMER!

A Gift to: Jennifer Lynn Joy from Bruce Jacobson and John Hadden, Fresno, CA, USA

Scriptures: The LORD Contends: Jeremiah 23:29, Isaiah 49, Jude 3, Jeremiah 50, Judges 4 and Judges 5. HE Establishes: Psalm 89:3-4; Psalm 90:17; Psalm 40:1-3; Psalm 119:38, Amos 5:14-15, II Thessalonians 3:3,James 5:7-12, I Peter 5:5-11, II Corinthians 1:22-23,I Chronicles 16:29-33, Psalm 78:5-7, Psalm 93:1-2,II Chronicles 1:9-12, Proverbs 4:26-27, Jeremiah 10:12-13 and Colossians 1:6-10

 Dimensions: 11” Oak Handle (Hebrews 11) and 1 and 7/8 inch head = 12 and 7/8 inch total.

"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how will it be made salty again? It is good for nothing anymore, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men." Matthew 5:13