We are also to begin the release of God's glory into the State of Texas. Chuck Pierce spoke the following words over Kay and I at “The Releasing of the Fire of His Glory” meeting at New Life Church in Houston on Sunday, September 26:
"Now there’s one more thing I want you to see. The symbol of this year means we will become one with His Glory and the Glory will begin to move and we will move with His Glory. Now, Tom, I think the Lord brought you and Kay here. You and Kay stand up. Let’s welcome one of our key leaders in the prayer movement in this state. Tom and Kay Schlueter. I think the Lord brought you two here so you know that as the Ark moves you need to find the path the Ark is on in Texas. Go back to what we saw prophetically a year or so ago when I showed it here. I never showed it again. Never mentioned it again actually. This was the place God asked me to show what the State looked like from Heaven. Follow that because there will be a move of God’s glory this year. "After the meeting I Spoke to him about our assignment this Saturday in Gonzales as we retrace the “War of Independence” trail. He said to me, “Start it there. Don’t pull anything down but release His glory.”
On Saturday, October 2, we gathered at the historical marker outside Gonzales where the actual battle had taken place. Kenneth and Sherry Poe live on the very land that belonged to Ezekiel Williams (see below). Sherry is our county contact for the Coastal Bend Region of TXAPN. There were eighteen (see below) of us that gathered at the marker. After I made opening comments and prayers, Sherry read the following account of the battle:
"Regidor Joseph Clements, 9/30/1835, Gonzales: "We are weak and few in numbers (18) but will nevertheless contend for what we believe to be just principles. God and Liberty!" As the call went out, troops from other Texas colonies began arriving and on 10/1/1835, there were 150 from Colorado, Washington, Lavaca, and Dewitt counties. Castenada, the Mexican officer in charge of the dragoons, moved his camp 7 miles west to the Ezekiel Williams farm on the banks of the Guadalupe River. The colonists in the meantime had dug up the small cannon in question from the Davis peach orchard and mounted it on wooden wheels. On Thursday evening at 7 p.m., the Texas forces led by John Henry Moore moved across the river at the Gonzales ferry with 50 mounted men, the cannon and others on foot. Before departure, the group had been led in a rousing prayer meeting by frontier Methodist pastor, W. P. Smith who had come from a settlement on the Colorado river. The arrived at the battle site about 3 a.m. in a thick fog. A barking dog alerted the Mexican army to their arrival and when the fog lifted, they found themselves in a corn and watermelon field. They moved into an open area for battle. A courier offered a meeting and after it was denied the cannon was filled with scrap metal and the first shot, known as the Lexington of Texas, was fired. A rifle volley by the Texans led a small charge toward the Mexicans and they retreated to San Antonio. The confrontation precipitated the muster of the first Texan army."
Our next gathering will be at 2 PM at Stephen F. Austin State Park in San Felipe on Saturday, October 16.