Mississippi Mercy, Pt. 1 – May 11-16, 2009
While praying at the Chicago Portage October 30, 2008:
I heard the Lord say, “There are over 50 million babies worshipping around my throne and the sound of their worship is unimaginable to you. A portion of their worshipful cry is mercy for their mommies and daddies and their grandparents who counseled their mothers to abort them.
I love these innocents more than you know and I love their mommies and daddies and grandparents as well.
It is time that the worshipful sounds of the 50 million are released through America!
As you, with understanding, position yourself between heaven and earth and ask for the floodgates of My mercy to opened, in response to the cries of the innocents here, and your calling for My kingdom to manifest in earth, flood gates of mercy will be opened. When the floodgates of mercy are opened, everything changes!”
Mississippi Mercy Prayer Journey Chronicle of Events
We are forever grateful to all who prepared the way for Mississippi Mercy in every state, without your faithfulness we couldn’t have completed this assignment.
Following is a brief summary of highlights and prophetic insight from this most amazing journey.
We were to present ourselves as lightning rods of intercession, trumping structures of death in the heart of North America, enforcing the eternal victory of the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
And through our worship release the sound of life, giving voice to the 50 million eternal souls crying mercy, which would in turn open floodgates of mercy in the earth. However, multiple levels of kingdom transaction transpired.
The Trump Card
The lives of many people along the Mississippi River have been brought into great bondage by the playing of an ace.
The Lord had us make 3000 aces with "Eternal Life" engraved on the front, with 10 hearts representing the 10 states we would visit, and 12 stars representing the 12 days of governmental intercession that was released.
There were also two silver trumpets, representing the proclamation of Zech. 4:7 and Phil. 2:10
Louisiana – The Governmental Mantle State
After much prayer and counsel we felt that we needed to start this journey from the mouth of the Mississippi and travel upstream. The team felt the mouth of the Mississippi was like the entry into the womb in the heart of our nation and we were going against the flow of idolatrous humanism that has engulfed our land.
Once we got on the ground we knew exactly why the Lord had us begin here! It was because a U.S. Senator, the Governor a State Senator had come into agreement and read into the official records of the United States Senate that Louisiana proclaimed abortion was harmful to women.
This Louisiana decree gave us legal foundation for implementation of Mississippi Mercy.
This is a State with a Governmental mantle moving into position and preparing the way for justice and righteousness to return to the land. We bless these men and the State of Louisiana.
DAY 1 • MAY 11, 2009
MEETING 1 – SPANISH PLAZA, NEW ORLEANS, LA
We are grateful for Chuck Pierce taking time from his busy schedule to send us off.
He released Psalm 89:1-10 and the following decrees: The dividing has begun… there is a shift in administration….There would be a swirl for ten months, and then we would see fruit.
Chuck released a decree that the structures of Leviathan and the communication grid that had ruled would not govern God's people.
You have called us to a place of wrath and a place of death. That curse has been broken off our state. Declare to the next seven generations a revelation of who they will be and what they will bring to our nation and this state. Father we declare that you alone are God and you alone will bring the breath through to our nation in Jesus name.
As James leads this journey we ask a blessing. Ps. 68 - “I sing of the mercies of the Lord forever with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to the generations. Oh Lord of hosts who is mighty like You? Your faithfulness surrounds you. You rule the rages of the sea. When the waves raise you still them. You have broken Rehab in pieces as one who has slain. You have scattered your enemies with your strong arm.”
Father we decree that this is the beginning of a scattering of the enemy structure that is holding the righteous plan of this land intact. Father we say it now will begin to scatter and speak to that Rehab harlot, leviathan structure. And we say to you, you are now bound. You cannot rule up this Mississippi.
When you get to the headwaters, declare the awakening has begun!
We then called for the leaders of Louisiana to prophesy over the next 7 generations. The spirit of the Lord fell mightily on Apostle Willie Wooten as he began to decree what he saw.
Our instructions from Jim Chosa were to position ourselves as lightning rods of intercession for the eternal cloud of witnesses, and for the 50 million eternal souls crying mercy before the throne.
Upon departing the gathering, a great lightning storm flashed in the distance - it was beautiful to behold. Truly a lightning storm in the spirit was released that night.
DAY 2 • MAY 12, 2009
MEETING 2 - LSU MOUNDS, BATON ROUGE, LA
We felt the two mounds which LSU had been built around were like idolatrous breasts, and represented universities feeding off of humanistic philosophy. We had noticed growing out of one of the two mounds was a gnarled, deformed tree, which screamed at us prophetically on many levels and the tree representing breast cancer as being related to abortion issue.
The ladies released the From Fragmentation to Fruitfulness Oil over the tree, and had a powerful time of intercession. Upon closer inspection of the tree, they found that the knots looked like open and closed wombs.
We then sent two runners to the top of each mound with a portion of communion and Hannah's oil to bring forth on one, and mercy oil on the other. As the runners released the oil atop the two mounds, a fresh wind began to blow.
MEETING 3 - NATCHEZ VISITOR CENTER, NATCHEZ, MS
In Natchez, the team met with Martha Lucia, honored general in the body of Christ. With Martha were her two granddaughters, spiritual historian Dana Millar, and several seasoned leaders from the Mississippi-Louisiana area.
We had a prophetic word that the Lord was doing a root canal in Natchez, drilling through layers of generational iniquity. We saw Natchez as a furrow in the earth that was to bring forth fruitfulness and prosperity. The enemy had planted some things in that furrow that had produced the iniquitous structures that we were dealing with, but the prophetic destiny of that region was to produce prosperity.
We did much intercession concerning the womb of Natchez and ancient slave trade and the corrupt economic structure in the region.
This whole journey has been about sound. Dana Millar presented James with two bells: one was a very antique bell, and the other a golden bell. The old, iron bell represented iron sharpening iron. The gold bell represented the release from the poverty spirit and the sound of Kingdom provision.
A young black man in his mid-20s came to the edge of the group, took off his hat, and bowed his head and prayed.
Pastor Samuel had moved to Natchez from Illinois. We were astounded, because in the morning meeting we released Hannah's oil that Chuck had given us to birth forth, and now in the afternoon gathering, Samuel appears.
It reminded us much of the '07 Cumberland Journey and the Benjamin visitation.
James felt led to give Samuel the gold bell to break poverty structures off of Mississippi.
MEETING 4 - BLUFF PARK GAZEBO, NATCHEZ, MS
We met in Natchez high above the Mississippi in the Bluff Park Gazebo, under the backdrop of a tremendous sunset. The gazebo was packed with people, even many flowing down the stairs and standing around below.
We released the sound of the drums. James had been saying continually that with each abortion the heart beat of America had been separated from the heart of God. The drums were in a prophetic sense like defibrillators and realigning the heart of America.
Although we didn't realize it at the time, Ruthie Young released the theme song for the journey, the Ray Hughes song - Heavens are Open.
Martha Lucia began to prophesy that God is bending us as His bow. She was caught up in the rhythm of the drums, and said that they sounded like marching. And prophesied over us that the angel of the Lord was going before us preparing the way at each stop up the river.
When we got to St. Louis, a young African-American woman asked to speak with me after the gathering. She said that when the drum began to beat she saw a large angel on a white horse riding up the Mississippi river. She asked the Lord what this meant, He said, “This is the Angel of Triumph, he is preparing the way as they travel up river.”
DAY 3 • MAY 13, 2009
MEETING 5 - ILLINOIS MONUMENT, VICKSBURG NATIONAL PARK, VICKSBURG, MS
Martha Lucia had carried the Illinois Monument in Vicksburg in her heart for two years, knowing that it was a strategic structure concerning the stronghold of death in America.
The convergence of Mississippi Mercy and Martha’s burden were like nitrogen and glycerin.
The structure was a large, round rotunda with a 12-ft. hole in the roof. The building was based on Greek architecture with 12 sides on the interior along with the seal of the State of Illinois in the center.
Martha related how important the Zech. 9 scripture (One of the foundational scriptures for this journey) was. She related how the bend in the river at Vicksburg coincided with the bending of the bow of the Lord.
James then shared the following dream:
"Several weeks before the journey began, I was to meet with Martha to discuss strategy for her portion of the initiative. The night before the meeting, I had a dream. In this dream, there was a white tree that had writing on it that I couldn't interpret. There was a young man with me from the next generation. The tree felt like velvet to touch, and as I touched the tree, the DNA of the tree came off in my hand.
The next moment, I noticed Martha and her associate standing on top of a hill on the other side of a ravine, and I was standing beside her. I then threw a snowball that struck the embankment that the tree was standing on, and a large portion of the embankment fell in on itself. Martha and I then were able to peer through the hole and look inside the mountain. It looked like a cavernous ice palace, very deep, very wide. Martha and I were amazed how thin the shell of the mountain was. We were again standing on the other side of the ravine, and watched as the whole side of the mountain collapsed to the left in the form of 12 huge obelisks, each larger than the Washington Monument.
We could then see the interior of the whole mountain. To the left, there was a large cavern with an underground river flowing through it. It appeared much debris had gathered on the lip of the waterfall, blocking the flow of the river. All of a sudden, the debris broke loose and 24 obelisks of different sizes, sandstone in color, flowed out of the river and over the waterfall. Martha was ahead of me on a swinging bridge with her associate, and I shouted to her, 'I have never seen this much supernatural manifestation on a prayer journey.' I then shouted to her, 'I think that you have a key of revelation that we need.' "
Martha went to Job 38:22-23, she wanted to go to the scripture because she said that she knew what scripture that was.
"Have you entered the storehouses of the snow or seen the storehouses of the hail, which I reserve for times of times of trouble, for days of war and battle?" The key that Martha then released was that the treasures of hail and snow were laid up for battle (triumphant reserve), and that the images that James saw were accurate.
Note* When we arrived in St. Anthony Falls, St. Paul, Minnesota, there were twenty-four small obelisks chained together as a guardrail for the falls.
We moved inside the monument from there, and took our positions around the perimeter of the rotunda and released the sound of the shofar. One intercessor heard the demons scream as they left while the shofars were being released. As James began to strike the drum that he had positioned in the middle of the room, it sounded like a thousand drums of thunder. We were all taken back by the resound.
The song "You Deserve the Glory" took us into a very deep, lengthy period of worship with sounds unimaginable to us. Song after song of worship: "Jesus- Just Something About that Name," "Majesty," "To Him who Sits on the Throne," and there was a spontaneous song of Mercy being sung into the heavenlies with spontaneous cries of Mercy. As that concluded, we began the Battle Hymn of the Republic.
The moments inside this portal were among the most memorable of the journey. On a scale of 1-10, more than one person commented, this one was a 10.
MEETING 6 – BEHIND THE ILLINOIS MONUMENT, VICKSBURG NATIONAL PARK, VICKSBURG, MS
We had an afternoon meeting scheduled at a different site, but our experience in the morning had been so overwhelming we wanted to worship in the resound of that portal once again, but it wasn’t to be. The park rangers wouldn’t let us back into the monument.
We were again grateful for the goodness of the Lord! He had given us access in a sliver of time to accomplish the assignment, but a part of me so wanted to hear that sound again.
MEETING 7 - WINTERVILLE MOUNDS, GREENVILLE, MS
In the evening we gathered atop the ceremonial Winterville mound, just outside of Greenville. It was a steep climb up the eighty-nine steps to the top. We released Genesis 1:1-3. We then positioned ourselves around the perimeter of the mound and released the blast of the shofar.
As we were worshipping, there were five white cranes that flew overhead. There was a brief explanation by James of the connection of the whole mound culture cropping up from Cahokia. All that explanation led us into a thank you for Native American authority to be there by Jim Chosa. We then released the sound of life and the blessing of God for the land. We then began to welcome God to the meeting. A dove flew by at this time.
After the shofars the drums were released, and there was a good season of drumming, which culminated in a military style Hoorah shout that was repeated numerous times. We then cried out in song for mercy, particularly opening the floodgates.
There was a time of deep weeping and travail, with mourning coming over some. We then held the twelve red bowls the Lord had instructed us to bring and filled them with intercession.
We began to sing songs over Mississippi, which brought us to There is a Fountain Filled with Blood.
Ruthie began to share that the root of Mississippi's name is father, and that we were to raise up a fathering mandate. We believe a great portion of Mississippi’s Redemptive mandate is to call forth fathers. We believe there will be a powerful gathering in Mississippi called “Fathers, Come.”
We believe Mississippi Intercession will dive deep into this Fathering mantle.
Billie Joe then drove a stake and decreed that Mississippi would never be open to occultic powers again. We then went out under the talit of Mississippi, which was held over everyone as they exited.
DAY 4 • May 14, 2009
MEETING 8 - CHUCALISSA MOUNDS, MEMPHIS, TN
MEETING 9 - TILDEN ROGERS SPORTS COMPLEX, WEST MEMPHIS, AR
Apostle Ruby and Robert Green, along with their daughter Robin, welcomed us to the state that carries the mantle to expose and dislodge the serpent.
As we have interceded alongside Apostle Ruby and Robert Green these past few years, we were well aware that West Memphis is the Eastern Gate of Arkansas and holds keys of worship to unlock Memphis. Jim Chosa had previously given a word that West Memphis is to Memphis as Jerusalem is to Bethlehem.
Kevin Jones and his two sons along with pastor Roy Boyer drove all the way from St. Louis to lead worship for us in West Memphis, and worship we did.
A young mother, Tiara, and her child Sheniqua (new baby born) came to the meeting through prompting of spirit, not by word of mouth. The baby was blessed by Apostle Ruby.
We sang the Native American name for God – Makao! Ruby had received the name at a gathering of 16 Native American tribes at Oklahoma City. We also sang Yahweh.
Pastor Roy had a visitation at Hamilton, Alabama, he was given the word Kadoskah by Lord. Kadoskah means new governments, transitional time, new wine skin, to enclose or bosom. We warred with these words.
Ruby locked up pride and the false kings of Memphis, unlocked real worship sound from Memphis, she saw the gateway between West Memphis and Memphis being opened and a flood of angels rushing through the gate.
MEETING 10 - CHURCH PARK, MEMPHIS, TN
Three Kings over Memphis
The Franklin Graham “Rock the River” Initiative was originally set to stop in Memphis after Baton Rouge. But the Graham organization couldn’t find the unity among the churches needed, so they made a decision to bypass Memphis.
I heard of their decision on a Tuesday and began to be greatly burdened for Memphis.
I had a regional prayer meeting scheduled in Cairo, Illinois the following day and two men from Memphis came to the meeting. As I shared my heart concerning Memphis they spoke up and said, “The kings of Memphis have risen up against the King of Kings and said we rule here.”
The three kings are the spirit of death that murdered Dr. Martin Luther King. The spirit of sorcery that intoxicates and enslaves people through the blues, pioneered by B.B. King, and the spirit of mammon that the king of rock n’ roll, Elvis Presley, sold his soul to exchange his worship anointing for.
Elvis carried such a mandate to worship, that after his conferences he many times would sing hymns through the night. The mandate for Memphis is to be a land of grace or “Graceland. “ But a spirit of entertainment dominates the worship in that area.
We wanted to find out what lay in the center of Memphis between Sunn Records, the birthplace of rock n’roll, Beal street birthplace of Memphis blues and the Lorraine hotel, site of the assassination of Martin Luther King. Church Park was the spot.
Located between three churches, Catholic –
Pentecostal Institutionalized –
Baptist, we thought it very prophetic when the Pentecostal church wouldn’t let us use their parking lot.
The spirit of Religion dominates Memphis and a spirit entertainment rules the worship of the church. We believe genuine worship gatherings, worshipping the King of Kings in strategic locations around Memphis, is key to breakthrough. Even worship at “Graceland” for grace has been twisted in the land of Memphis.
We worshipped at Church Park as a “SEED” of the coming “FREEDOM” and rang the bell over Memphis. We believe Memphis redemptive gift is to be a Memphis Bell ringing glorious praises of eternal life over the earth, from the land of grace.
MEETING 11 - CROSSWAY CHURCH, MEMPHIS, TN
Because we couldn’t get permits to be in a park in Memphis, Cross Way Church graciously opened their doors for us to gather. Cross Way is located in a suburb just outside Memphis we felt this very prophetic as well.
Ray Hughes had originally agreed to meet us in Memphis, but when he looked at his schedule, he was already slated to be somewhere else.
The breakthrough came that evening as we sang his song “The Heavens are Open” a cappella - we must have sang this song 10-15 minutes - and the anointing just keep getting stronger. We changed the chorus from thousands and thousands to millions and millions.
Blessing and honor
Glory and power
To Him who sits on the throne
Four living creatures
Millions and millions come on
Singing Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lamb
This song did open the heavens that evening, and Ray Hughes, who had a heart to come to Memphis, did come - just not in the way we expected.
That shouldn’t be a surprise to us now, should it?
We feel we will be back in Memphis very soon to help open the portals there.
DAY 5 • MAY 15, 2009
MEETING 12 - ROAD ON THE LEVEE, HICKMAN, KY
We made a brief stop to worship at the border between Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas at Hickman.
MEETING 13 - COLUMBUS-BELMONT PARK, COLUMBUS, KY
We were blessed by the many from Kentucky who gathered with under a beautiful pavilion overlooking the Mississippi River. A wedding was taking place on a hill just across the way. I wonder what they thought of us.
This was another very strategic spot, we had not known at this site, the South had stretched a mile long chain across the Mississippi to keep Union forces from shipping provision to their troops.
This was the first place we discovered we could turn the red bowls over and use them as drums. The worship was tremendous at his site.
A Holy Hush fell on us that afternoon.
We ascended in worship and descended in War!
“Release your voice. Oh God, voices of the children singing to their fathers. Let us hear their sounds. Crying Mercy, Holy God, have mercy, mercy on our fathers, grandparents, and mommies. Forgiveness covers it all – cry – repentance for that. No shame or guilt. My blood is sufficient. Release the blood of Jesus over the head over Leviathan and Jezebel.”
The men sang out, “We call the captives out from the belly of the beast.” The women sang also, “We call off the grave clothes of death. Mercy touch us all and let restoration come.”
MEETING 13 - ST. MARY’S PAVILION, CAIRO, IL
We met at St. Mary’s Pavilion, which we renamed the “Tent of Meeting.”
The breakthrough came as Kansas team member Anne Crane released a burden she had been carrying for 2 1/2 years concerning repentance to African-Americans.
The Lord is so gracious in my continuing education. When Anne first shared with me what she wanted to do I thought to myself, not another one of these, but I could see that she was burdened, and I try to give team members freedom to release their heart because you just never know. Well…
This was a divine moment orchestrated by a Holy God who knows exactly how deep wounds run and who knows exactly how to execute justice in the earth.
God had prepared a young black prophet from Cairo named Zachariah and his pregnant wife for this Holy moment. After a season of deep, honest, travailing repentance, a sword was handed to Zachariah to cut off some things from the heart of America, and cut he did! He also released prophetic decrees, declarations, and proclamations.
II love prayer journeys because of the continuous wonder of the divine orchestration of a Holy God perfect in position and timing.
I didn’t receive an offering that evening because other than team members present were a house prayer team who had prepared a tremendous meal for the team, and a few who appeared to be very poor, and I don’t know I just didn’t get a release to receive one.
However, as we were leaving Zachariah caught up with me pulled a hundred dollar bill out of his wallet and said he had prepared an offering for this journey. I knew this was a sacrificial offering, and I was deeply moved. I had a great sense this final act of the evening was dealing a deathblow to poverty in the region.
DAY 6 • MAY 16, 2009
MEETING 14 - TRAIL OF TEARS STATE PARK, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI
In 1832 Andrew Jackson executed a plan began by Thomas Jefferson to forcibly remove Native Americans from their land east of the Mississippi to Oklahoma territory. Families were removed from their land, put in concentration camps, and then force-marched to Oklahoma thus the Trail of Tears. We chose to worship at the site where they camped as they crossed the Mississippi river and entered into Missouri. The same spirit of greed and death Jefferson and Jackson were aligned with President Obama and many of our leaders have aligned themselves with as well. Sanctioning the murder of 50 million innocents and now authorizing U.S. money to fund abortion throughout the earth, the trail of tears has become an ocean of tears courtesy of the United States of America.
What a perfect spot to ask for the sounds of the innocents to be released!
God is rising up powerful bands of worshippers in Missouri along the Mississippi River (Rolland Smith had seen and prophesied this many years ago but we are watching it manifest now) and many of those joined us at this site. The rhythm of the drums, were tremendous here, and breakthrough came as the young folks began to decree and declare over the next seven generations.
MEETING 15 - CHESTER, ILLINOIS
We worshipped a few feet from a bank full Mississippi River and a few hundred yards south of Menard Penitentiary.
The worship team had come prepared with music and song sheets but the first breeze blew the plan away. This wasn’t a surprise to those of us who had been worshipping for days now. This whole journey has been about sound, new sound! New wine following from free hearts, there is something about worship when He forces us to move instant out of season. That was the beauty of the moment at Chester. God just totally messed up the plan and everyone loved it, once the music blew away, a young woman began to sing prophetically, and the intercession began to flow like the river we were beside.
We rang the bell here! Let FREEDOM ring through worship in the heart of America.
MEETING 16 - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, UNDER THE ARCH
The meeting in St. Louis was very special in many respects. It was the half way point in the journey, the home team came out to greet us, around 300 people, Lou Engle joined us, but most of all God anointed the gathering.
This was where: a young African American woman asked to speak with me after the gathering. She said that when the drum began to beat she saw a large angel on a white horse riding up the Mississippi river. She asked the Lord what this meant, He said, “This is the Angel of Triumph” he is preparing the way as they travel up river.
Kevin Jones who had led worship for us in West Memphis was leading worship here as well. What is so significant is that the churches of Granite City were together on the platform releasing the sound of LIFE.
Granite City has been known for the sound of death that comes from Hope(less) Clinic, the abortion clinic that has ended well over 200,000 lives from at least 10 states in the heart of America.
The church in Granite City has been notorious for its division, but God has blown upon the church in these last few months and a new sound is rising over Granite City as the worship teams from different churches have joined together at strategic moments to release the SOUND of ONE!
Lou Engle began to leads in a chant:
"Jesus, I plead your blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America."
At every stop along the river, we have linked the intercessions of this journey with all those that have gone before, believing a tsunami of intercession is breaking across the heart of America. Through the blood, we had been breaking the union between Jezebel and Leviathan and trumping death with Eternal Life. Tonight Lou Engle who has great authority in dealing with Jezebel released eternal decrees concerning her.