The Lord called me recently to go on a trip to Virginia for national reconciliation so that God’s house of prayer would be established from the west to the east coast of America and to receive an impartation from Reinhard Bonnke for signs, miracles, and wonders in the Body of Christ. The LoveHOP-pers sent me out to join in with the Awaken the Dawn Conference and also TheCall VA for this purpose, and the trip was a huge blessing to our house and me. I had several great conversation throughout the trip. One was with a taxi cab driver that thought I was sent for another trail of bad luck in his life only to be convinced that our meeting was from God. Another was with a young man that heard the gospel for the first time, accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and he introduced to the Holy Spirit in an airplane. Another main one was with a younger man name Joshua that was looking for true happiness. During the time at Awaken the Dawn, I heard several sobering prophetic words from legit prophetic voices in the Body of Christ from Fredericksburg that were confirmational to many of the words we were getting at LoveHOP as well. As we were preparing to do prayer at TheCall VA, the Lord also gave me such an encouragement to pray for the next generation of consecrated ones when I realized that the dream that I had of them in 2009 of the room was the same room that I was standing in with Eddie Brown and Lou Engle as shown in the dream. I was also greatly honored to stand with such great women and men leaders in the Body of Christ when God ordained a divine appointment for all of us to meet at a place for reconciliation in our nation where Mary Ball Washington (the mother of George Washington) would pray for the nation. The following are the details, and if you are short on time, I would encourage reading about "Awaken the Dawn Conference" and the "Divine Appointment for Reconciliation for Our Nation" sections.
THE ARABIAN TAXI CAB DRIVER
When I booked the flight tickets, I realized afterward that I somehow mis-read some of the information and that some of the extra trips I will be taking will be an inconvenience; however, I was so wrong, and I am so glad that it was the Lord that booked my tickets. I arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, which is about three hours away from my destination on a late Tuesday night on May 22nd. I booked a place at a hostel in Baltimore, and it was about 12 minutes away from the BWI airport. I was hoping to have God-conversations with some of the people at the hostel. The best option was to take a taxi cab in the middle of the night to stay overnight at the hostel and head to my destination in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
When I came out from the BWI airport, there were Middle-Eastern men who were surrounding me and compelling me to take their taxi. I finally decided to go with one of the companies. There was an older man who was driving a van from that company, and he said that he would take me. I felt a sickness inside, and I felt God wanted me to take a different one. So I was scanning around, and I pointed at a younger man for me to drive his car. At that moment, all of the men started to be emotionally unraveled in a weird way. Some of them laughed really hard as though they were mocking, and some of them looked so perplexed with their mouths opened. I thought I just did something really wrong but I just ignored it and went along for the ride.
As we were driving together, the taxi man questioned me why I picked him and was mumbling to himself as though something very tragic just happened. I asked him why he was so frustrated, and he began telling me that his life is followed by a trail of bad luck. He remarked that the night was another proof that Allah does not have favor on his life. He had only made $10 the whole day, since it costs $100 to rent the taxi. The older man with the van wanted to help him by offering to take me to my destination so he could take his customer to Washington DC to get over $100, instead of $30 if he had taken me. So when I picked his taxi, their plans were ruined but I believe that God wanted to intervene and touch His life like how Elijah was used to touch the widow’s unfortunate life (1 Kings 17:10-16).
So I began telling him that it was Jesus Christ that wanted to touch His life, and the Lord would bring me to places purposefully so He can encounter them because He has sent me on a mission. I told him that God wanted to show Him that Jesus Christ is God. He began telling me about his faith, how he couldn’t be frustrated at me cause I have been so sweet to him, and I began praying for him at the end. I am believing that the Lord answered my prayer for his life and that his eyes are being opened to the gospel.
I arrived to the hostel, and I slept for six hours to wake up the next day to take the Amtrak to Fredericksburg, VA. On the Amtrak, I met a really nice African American man, and we had great conversations about life, God, and our traveling experiences.
AWAKEN THE DAWN CONFERENCE
I was very encouraged by the faith and the things that God was doing in the East Coast, especially among the younger generation. David Bradshaw, the Director at the Prayer Furnace for Fredericksburg, is only thirty years old, and God was using him alongside with his father, Scott Bradshaw, to be an example of the blessings from God that comes from multi-generational involvement. Scott has been a pastor for about twenty five years, a man marked by meekness and love, and him and his son with a few other younger leaders started the house of prayer together for about three years. Their pool of wisdom from the Lord and the love of God in their lives bore forth amazing fruits. They have about over two hundred part-time and full-time staff intercessory missionaries, and they are all so genuine in their pursuit for God with much unity among themselves even among Virginia that is spreading.
Many of the words that were shared were confirmations that what the Lord was doing in CA were also happening in the East Coast or in our nation. Randy Martinez, the twenty-six years old co-director for the Prayer Furnace and a very rare prophetic messenger, shared several dreams and one of them impressed on my heart greatly that he shared on Sunday.
Randy had a dream where it was spoken, “The transitional generation is in need of the prophetic voice. Jeremiah 23:18.” That was spoken about three times in the dream, and it ended with, “This generation will not respond to this.” (I forgot some of the details of the dream. One of the details of the dream included that the church was blasting out promotional materials that was irrelevant for a generation to encounter God.) Another key word for me was from Benjamin Atkinson.
He shared to about a hundred to two hundred prayer leaders from around the nation at the House of Prayer Love Feast on Sunday, May 27 a word that he generalized from a series of dreams that he received. He said that the reason why the stonewall of prayer (rooted from Nehemiah 4) was not being established from the West to the East Coast of America is because we are in need for true consecration/holiness and that we need to pray for our president. I had actually forgotten and was not thinking of marking, or writing, that down on my notepad, and I only remembered one of the two issues that is facing the Body of Christ. I began going around asking three leaders what the other issue was to mark it on my notepad besides the need to pray for our President before I got an answer from David Bradshaw. All of the three leaders around the nation had already forgotten what Benjamin said and I knew many of us in the room did not mark it down or write it. I’m not quite sure how many people remembered that word if we consider it as being from God and urgent. I thought that it was interesting that it happened on Memorial Day and that the dream Randy Martinez received about Jeremiah 23:18 was true of us.
“For who has stood in the counsel of the Lord, and has perceived and heard His word? Who has marked His word and heard it?” I believe it was another sign that our nation is a tickle-ear generation because of the issue of consecration. David Bradshaw told me that Benjamin shared the two key issues because of a series of dreams that he received from the Lord. I am praying that the Lord would teach us meekness and the ways of love. However, where we lacked because of the works of the flesh, the Lord would cover us in love through the sons of Zadok-type of believers (Ezekiel 44).
TheCall VIRGINIA 2012 & RECONCILIATION BETWEEN THE WEST AND EAST COAST
On Friday, May 25 Lou Engle invited the leaders to come together that would be speakers or will be doing prayer on the stage in preparation for TheCall Virginia the next day on Saturday. There were about seventy people in the room, and at the end of the meeting guideline Lou asked for us to begin to be in prayer for the children or the next generation of Nazirites that would be raised up. Several us began praying for TheCall among other things but Eddie Brown, one of the spiritual sons of Lou and the Director for the Justice House of Prayer in San Diego, began praying for the children. I talked to Eddie afterward, reminding him of a dream that the Lord gave to me to encourage him about the Nazirites.
I had a dream in 2009 or late 2008 about the Lord raising about fifty consecrated children around the world, and they were selfless lovers of God, always giving glory to the Lord in everything movement that they made. In the beginning of the dream, I saw a gate of golden heads, like humans, that were praying in tongues. The gate opened, and I entered in to see a throne in the front in this small room that had two columns and five rows of wooden chairs. I saw Eddie, Lou Engle, Jake Hamilton, Heidi Baker, and a few others that were praying for the next young consecrated generation. They were crying out before a throne, and the Lord sitting on the throne looked at me in the dream. He told me that these children that I saw behind the intercessors were more precious than any precious jewels in this world. He shared to me that the world is about to see the next great shakers of the earth, and Lou is just a taste of what we are about to see in this next generation of abandoned lovers of Jesus. As I was sharing this dream again to Eddie, and also reminding him how the Lord confirmed it in his life at the LoveTent in 2009 to encourage him, I realized that the room was what I saw in the dream. We were so excited together, and we stayed there talking about God calling us to charge in the message about covenant in the Church.
Afterward, Eddie conversed with Faytene Grasseschi, the leader for TheCry in Canada, and Rob who recently moved to Phoenix, AZ. They shared about what they have been learning in marriage and how to keep the vow of their covenant. Rob shared that it is much easier to think that you are a loving person when you live alone until you are exposed of the weaknesses in marriage. Faytene agreed and said that it was much easier to be selfish when you are by yourself, living for your own dreams, until you get married. I began asking them some questions about marriage, and Rob encouraged me to read a book called “Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make us Holy More Than To Make Us Happy” written by Gary Thomas. During the time in preparation for TheCall Virginia, some of us from the house of prayer leaders in California shared about the bridge of connection from the West to the East Coast.
We generally saw the significance of serving, blessing, and asking for forgiveness for our pride toward the East Coast when we do it later on stage with Scott Bradshaw and Benjamin Atkinson on Saturday. Some of the leaders from CA that were called to go to be there and were able to go included Jim Stillwell (IHOP East Bay in North CA), Nick Parnell (Revival House of Prayer, previously known as Rock House of Prayer), Roger Joyner, David Lee & Ramone (Daniel Company), Jason and Kristen Robillard (Camp Cedar Lake), Davis Hill, Eddie Brown (JHOP-SD), others that I may not have seen, and me. Davis Hill represented for CA and Scott Bradshaw represented for VA on stage. The reconciliation time was God-ordained as we engaged throughout the whole day. A key word that the Lord was releasing was that God is building His stonewall of prayer, deriving from Nehemiah 4, extending from the West Coast to the East Coast. While we were on stage, Eddie and I noticed a little girl on the bottom of the stage, Eddie picked her up, and the little girl smiled and extended her arms toward me for me to carry her.
(Ramone praying for the marketplace leaders. It was as intense as this picture.)
(David Lee also praying for the marketplace leaders.)
(We love children! She had beautiful eyes. I think she is mix.)
(David Bradshaw is the man extending his hand in prayer for those in the West Coast as he is representing the East Coast from Virginia.)
DIVINE APPOINTMENT FOR RECONCILIATION FOR OUR NATION
Jason and Kristen Robillard, Mary Leonard (Senior Chaplain for Crisis Relief International or CRI), and I wanted to go see the rock where Mary Ball Washington had prayed throughout her life. Mary Washington was the mother of George Washington, and she was a woman of prayer for our nation, her son, and during the Revolution in US. When we got there, we just realized God had some divine appointments for us to bring for deeper reconciliation for our nation and with the Jews.
Rosemary Schindler (related to Oskar Schindler, the one who saved over 1000 Jews during the Holocaust), Catherine Paine, Chief G. Anne Richardson (Chief from the Rappahannock tribe), Teri Buck (Director of the Joseph Project), Carol, and Deborah were praying together in the gap of the rock that had split in two to pray for our nation and reconciliation. When Mary Leonard, Jason and Kristen, and I arrived, we saw Scott Bradshaw that had also driven there and was watching the prayer meeting. They were finishing up, and I asked for us to pray again for our nation that the stonewall of prayer from Nehemiah 4 would be established, realizing that this was one of the main assignments that God had called for me to be a part of.
The elder ladies were women of honor, so much meekness, and people of God’s love, and it was wonderful that there was so much unity in our thinking in where we need to stand in prayer for our nation. We were trying to figure out where we should stand on the divided rock that symbolized America, and Rosemary amusingly remarked, “The dirty waters on the left side of the rock is probably the West Coast of CA.” “In that case,” I responded, “I should stand with you.” The other ladies also were trying to figure out what to do. Catherine Paine (Cathy), the one the Lord called to pray to move to the East Coast to pray for our nation for over twenty years and helped launched TheCall and Lou Engle into the calling, decided to stand between the two rocks. (She previously lived in the West Coast and then moved to the East Coast.) She did that to symbolize the covering that she was called to for our nation as we were praying in Fredericksburg, VA, the place where the most Americans had died during the Civil War. We believe that the rock began taking a physical form of our nation that is still divided today because of certain areas that lacked reconciliation toward the Native Americans, Jews that were assaulted during WWII when our nation refused them as refugees, and the division in the Church because of lack of true spiritual mothers and fathers between the older and younger generation. Cathy was holding Chief Anne’s hand who was standing on the right side of the divided rock. (Chief Anne has been used previously by the Lord to seek for reconciliation between her tribe and England, America’s mother nation. She gave the headpiece and presented it before the Queen of England, in which she accepted.) Rosemary helped direct Jason Robillard to stand at the bottom or the root of the divided rock since salvation came to the Jews first and then to the Gentiles. Jason is a Messianic Jew who was divided from and had no knowledge of his ethnic root until a few years ago because his grandparents have been concealing it from the family for his safety because of WWII. Mary Leonard stood in the middle in the gap since she is working with the CRI in Missouri, a disaster relief organization that sends out trained Christian responders to reach the harvest during crisis. When we were all set in place, we began to pray for our nation.
We prayed for reconciliation with the Native Americans, the Jewish people with our nation, and for the next generation of leaders to rise up that would bring the gospel back to Jerusalem through the silk road in Asia. Two years ago, in June 6 2009, our nation passed the S. Res 111 which stated simply that M.S. St. Louis just happened without any apology. The MS St. Louis ship carried refugees during the WWII for passengers that wanted to run away from the Holocaust, and they were not welcomed in our borders. However, Rosemary began sharing historically what happened, and shared that many Jews felt assaulted and many wanted to kill themselves. Hitler began mocking the Jews that it seems that none of the nations wanted the Jews either. She remarked that the Rabbis shared to her that the number 111 in Hebrew alphabet when interpreted numerically, it is equivalent to the word, “vomit.” The Jewish leaders believe that our nation’s attempt for reconciliation with the Jews is like vomit to God in June 6, 2009. I began stating that I understand why our house of prayer will be praying and fasting for forty days on June 9 this year, three days after the day MS St. Louis ship event happened 72 years ago. Rosemary remarked that the ship traveled on the ship to several places for 40 days and 40 nights, where many of the nations rejected the ship that carried over a thousand passengers. The prayer time became more evident of God’s divine reconciliation for our nation when she realized she was carrying the Oskar Schlinder’s bible, the man who saved over a thousand Jewish people during the Holocaust.
At the end of our conversation, we were really glad that the Lord covered the prayer that we were called to do and that God ordained the time for us to meet together. I asked that the ladies would pray for me afterward, and before that time, Cathy gave me two books that God told her to give to me. One book is, “Healing America’s Wounds” and “What Christians Should Know About Reconciliation” by John Dawson.
TRAVELING HOME: BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT FOR NEW SAVED BELIEVER & SHARING ON JOY
He Got Saved & Baptized with Joy!
David Lee, Ramone, Davis H, Scott B, and I went to Dulles Airport in Maryland where Scott B, and Davis dropped us off early Monday morning on May 28 for our flights out at 8am to Salt Lake, Utah. I was seated at 4C, where another passenger also got the same seating number. She was then moved to first class with her husband that was sitting at 4A by the window so I can keep my seat. It was as though the enemy knew what was going to happen, and tried to destroy the plan of the conversation that I would have with the young man sitting at 4B. When we finally got our seatings in place, a two-year-old-looking baby girl in the next side of me was making a lot of cute noises, and she smiled and giggled at me. She has a green ribbon that ties the few strands of hair on top of her head in place, and her mom and dad were watching her as she sat on her mother’s lap. It seems like I became a baby-magnet all of a sudden recently with all of these babies extending their arms toward me. She started to pick out her dad’s phone while smiling at me with a pacifier in her mouth, and she would give it to me at least four times before she stopped taking it out of his pocket and her dad would withdraw it back again. (I just finally turned on my phone right now only to find out that it is acting weird. Maybe I should pray for Father to give me another phone. LOL.) The young man right next to me began to make some comments about the baby, and we began having talking about her and many other things.
We began sharing to each other the reason why we were in the area. He is 27 years old half French and half Arabian, and he has been traveling around the world for the sake of business to do import and export for his father. His name is Kadar. I began sharing about the reason why I was going to Virginia, and I told him that I was sent on a mission by God to do reconciliation for our nation with others. I began sharing to him the gospel about Jesus Christ, the God-man who stands in the gap for our sins from the perspective of the justice of the Father. He was very excited to hear and learn about God. He laughed in excitement about the fascination of our loving Father and he remarked, “Wow! I understand the gospel! That is so cool!” I shared about the purpose of Jesus’ resurrection, and I introduced him to the Holy Spirit that would lead him to the Truth since I cannot travel with him everywhere. He accepted Christ into his life, and he was filled with the joy of God. Eventually, we had to part ways, traded numbers, and I went to a flight from Salt Lake, Utah to Long Beach, CA.
Experience True Joy from God, the Abundant Life Giver
I ended up sitting right next to a young man name Joshua reading a book about happiness, and I asked him what he was learning about happiness. He stated that he lives in Tennessee, a place where there is a church at every block, but it seems like he is still searching for something that is beyond a religious experience. I eventually shared my life as a Christian believer as I tried to fill the void in my life that would not be filled consistently as a believer and the reasons why that was happening. God would then meet me where I needed to be filled as I seek Him with all of my heart, soul, and mind, and He fills me with true joy. Kadar then came into the airplane, and he ended up sitting right in front of me and made it more obvious for Kadar that the Lord WANTS HIM! I encouraged Joshua to search God with all of his heart, soul, and mind and that when we do, we will find Him. God will fill us with the abundance of what it means to have eternal life. Joshua traded numbers, and hopefully we can hang out with each other while he is in Orange County.
HELLO CALIFORNIA & IS THIS MY CAR??
Overall, I am sooo glad to be back at home with our family at LoveHOP and my family. I was surprised and felt so appreciated to find that my car has been cleaned, polished, waxed, and looking like three years younger when Amee picked me up. My best friend, Amee, since we were in seventh grade initiated the efforts and Darlene helped several hours on the 923k miles made by Toyota Camry made in 1996. LOL. I came home to see that my hamster, Promise, is still alive and thankful that my brother took care of it.