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2016 PRAISE REPORTS
I have been standing in faith for financial breakthrough during this year of the 'Great'! I have been seeing 'fruit' of that breakthrough coming in gifts of meals and treats at my work place. I believe this is just the beginning of the flood gates being opened for a flood of blessings coming into my house! MO
We are seeing the glory of God's manifested goodness in our home. Supernatural finances are flowing in, because we have been faithful to give our tithes and offerings. We have also experienced the healing power of God in our family. After Pastor prayed in agreement with me for healing, God manifested His power in me and I am healed! This IS truly the year of the GREAT! V.A.
2015 Praise Reports
I needed $1000 for a specific bill. After prayer, It was just days, and $500 came to me! At Home Group I had you agree with me in prayer for the other $500. The very next day it came in! Hallelujah! God answers prayer! (VR 10/21/15)
I ask you for prayer for my husband to search and seek for the Lord Jesus. He was searching in other religions, contrary to the Word of God. The next day, he said, he was going to start reading his Bible. I'm excited this is an answer to prayer for his going in the right direction! (CH 10/21/15)
Jerri Curtis - This is my story regarding the healing from God I received thru the laying on of hands. In April, 2014, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This was my second time. The first time I had a lumpectomy and chemo and radiation afterwards. This time the doctors said that I would have to have a mastectomy on my right breast. The surgery went well and after 8 weeks, I began chemotherapy. I was to have 6 sessions. Unlike last time, when I was able to return to full time work only 3 days after taking the chemo, I started to get very sick. I could barely walk across the floor without getting very tired and dizzy. I had to have someone help me to the bath room and back. The cancer doctors could not figure out why. I begin hydration treatments that lasted most of the day, on a daily basis and shots of a medicine that was supposed to make me feel better. Unfortunately, it only made me more ill.
All during this time, friends, family and the Living Joy Church Pastors and members were praying for me. Gene and I were praying as well. This continued for nine more weeks, thru three more chemo sessions each getting worse, I truly thought I was going to see Jesus sooner than I had anticipated.
One Sunday evening, after seeing me suffer in pain for weeks and lying on the couch drained of energy my husband gathered me up and said he was taking me to Urgent Care. The Doctor there made it clear I was to go straight to the hospital ER. The hospital admitted me. After 4 days, they said they determined I had a Fistula between my bowel and bladder. After stabilizing me they released me telling me to go to my primary care doctor and get referred to a specialist and see my cancer doctor, I would have to stop chemo in order to have surgery. They couldn’t operate until the chemo was out of my system. 8 to 10 weeks later and after several prescriptions of antibiotics I underwent the surgery. It was very intensive. I was supposed to be out of surgery in 3 hours, and it lasted 6. This surgery left me with an ileostomy. Dr. Martin, the same doctor that removed my breast, said she could do another surgery in about 8 weeks to remove the ileostomy. I was so very thankful to God that I had awakened from that surgery and knew it was because I had so many of God’s people praying for me.
I returned home on December 23, 2014. The day after Christmas, I fainted twice early in the morning. Gene called the Doctor and she said to call an ambulance to get to the hospital and she would call ahead and have them admit me. I was there for another 3 days. During this time, they hydrated me constantly, gave me antibiotics and anti-nausea meds. They determined that I was totally dehydrated. Once they were able to figure that out, I finally got a little better. At least I wasn’t fainting or falling. I came home and was still ill. No strength. The family would try and get me to walk up and down the hallway. I could not. I was too weak.
On Sunday, February 1, 2015, Gene came home from church. He walked in and was smiling and crying. He came straight to me and said at the end of service that morning Pastor Ginny stood up and said God had told her God was going to anoint Genes hands so he could go home and lay hands on me for my healing. So we sat on the couch where I had been laying and prayed to God that he would heal me and make me better. I felt things moving inside my body, however I didn’t know what was happening. I now realize that God was healing me. On Tuesday, I woke up and felt wonderful. I had my energy back. I felt so good. God worked a miracle through Christ! I am so very grateful. He has given us so many blessings. Thank you Lord, Jerri Curtis February 2015
We have been experiencing renewal of the physical body ever since Pastor began having us pray for miracles of the body. These were things we were claiming, but began seeing after his messages. First : my knees Second : husband's hip Third : an area on the side of my face that was inflamed, swollen, and peeling Fourth : both of us received better range of motion in the neck, back areas Fifth : just general "stuff" that we are too quick to accept that is leaving on a minute by minute basis
Praise God for Spirit-minded, God believing/listening pastors! Love, T & C March 8, 2015
January 2014 - Colossians 3:17 says "And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him."
As many of you know, I am a music teacher and it is my intent not to "just be" a music teacher but someone who not only impacts the students but the parents as well through my programs. The school provides me with a $1000 budget for the whole year. This is divided up amongst my programs and some miscellaneous music supplies. With some unexpected expenses this year I was left with just about $200 for this last program. Now I don't do your average program where the kids sing a few songs and we are done. I try to make something that will move people emotionally and spiritually, through dance, through painting, through "glow" elements that make you go "Wow" how did that just happen, but one thing I know is that in all word or deed we do it in the name of the Lord Jesus.
This last week I rejoiced giving thanks to the Father for a generous donation had come in for my spring program, we are talking an additional $1000. On top of that I was given an additional $6000 worth of equipement to use for our programs, we are talking speakers, lights, etc. And then an additional amount of money was given to fund my next years programs and a field trip on top of what the school already provides. This is an answer to a silent prayer I had in my heart for many many years and I'm so grateful! So don't give up friends..anything is possible with God! AMG
Just recently I was diagnosed with cancer. My faith has not faltered. I still believed that God is the healer. Last week, I came across Pastor Michael, whom I've known for a very long time. He felt compelled by the Spirit to ask to pray for me. It was then that I shared the doctors report. He prayed for me. This week I went to the doctor and after a series of tests they could find NO Cancer! Hallelujah! Praise the Lord. His healing power is still at work! And it worked in me!! PJP
Just My Thoughts... November 2013
Several years ago while going through an extremely difficult time, I received a Word from Pastor Jack Hayford. In it he stated I would be "fully restored and the head and not the tail". As time passed, I continued to stand on this word but would occasionally wonder when this Word would be fully manifested.
Not long ago, while sitting under the ministry of Pastor Gulotta, I received the full revelation of this Word. There is nothing to wait for! I AM the head and not the tail! I have BEEN the head and not the tail! I am empowered through God to do what he has planned for me! I must accept and take what God has for me!
What a release! What a shift in focus! Praise God for the holy, inspired preaching of our pastor! C.W.
A Miracle from the Lord - August 2013
During the Viet Nam war, service men were exposed to Agent Orange. My dad was one of those. In the last several years, he has been battling lung issues. Upon the doctors suggestion, he needed a lung transplant. My family and I along with my church and other believers, stood in faith and prayer for my dad's lung transplant. After receiving a Word from the Lord, my mom was encouraged and the very next day received a call for my dad to hurry to LA for a transplant. Two lungs were available. With only an hour available, we needed a way to get him there quickly. The air vac team rushed him, and let my mom know there would be no charge. Praise the Lord! My dad had the surgery and is successfully recovering at this moment. Not only did the Lord provide for his air travel, but neighbors were moved with compassion to help financially for my mom's stay for the month near the hospital in L.A. We rejoice in God's faithfulness and Thank Him for answered prayer! R.R.
God's Miracle Power at Work - February 2013
I give God the Glory for my sweet miracle! I delivered my baby girl at 32 weeks into the pregnancy, hence 8 weeks early. She was born with multiple intestinal atresias. The atresias in the small intestine did not allow her to pass stool down through her rectum. All the amniotic fluid she swallowed was building up inside her tummy and dilating a section of her intestines. She was rushed to the Children’s Hospital in Madera, CA the following day. Two days later she went into surgery for the removal of the atresias. Her surgeon, with the divine guidance of God, removed the atresias by cutting out 19cm of her small intestines and sowing some of them together. She had to have a colostomy bag in, where she could pass stool, for the 6 weeks after surgery, while her intestines were resting and recovering. Six weeks later, the surgeon puts everything back together inside her body and tells us to wait 5 to 30 days for a stool. Well all Glory and Praise to our Greatest Doctor, Jesus, she passed stool the day after surgery!!! God has definitely showed His love, compassion, mercy and patience with us during these few weeks. From glory to glory and victory to victory, He has taken us in His arms and carried us through. There is no one or nothing else that can give us a hope and a future like our Lord! I will continue to do as His words says in Philippians 4:4-7 “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” I have found that there is no point or reward in stressing or being anxious. However, when we give Him the reins, He gives us the peace that surpasses all understanding! We know our baby girl is His and He will not allow any weapon formed against her to prosper. Our petition at this time now is that she tolerates her feedings and has no other complications so she can come home! Thank you all for your fervent prayers!! YD
Praise the Lord! After praying and standing in agreement with Pastor Ginny for my children to put their disagreements aside and make up - it happened. I'm so thankful for what the Lord has done! It really blesses my heart! GJ
Results of Miracle Night
Hallelujah! Miracle Night, August 12th, Pastor Michael Prayed for my husband and me. I really felt the power of God and sense His presence. My husband's been looking for work for a while. Today, He got a call from a friend to come apply at the company he works for. He did and Got the JOB! Rebecca
God Healed Me!
July of 2012 I was diagnosed with some time of blockage in the artery of my heart, commonly called the 'widow maker' artery. An angiogram was scheduled. I phone Pastor Michael, a few days before the angiogram, and had him agree with me in prayer for a good report. The day prior to the procedure, I began to notice my breathing seemed different, more full breaths with ease. By the end of the day, I experienced a bit more energy than usual and even a desire to get up and move around more. The next day the procedure was done and there was no sign of a blockage. Praise the Lord and Glory to God! He healed me! Marjorie
A Great Report
This afternoon, Saturday July 28, my brother was airlifted to Portland Oregon with what the doctors were calling a major to massive heart attack. The family stood on Ps. 73:26. Two hours later, the doctors stated they werent sure what level, if any, the attack was, they were waiting on the enzyme counts. He did have an artery that was 99% blocked and they reopened it. He is expected to be released Monday, July 30th. How many times can we say... Thank you Jesus!!! Carolyn
People Need to Listen
The Word from the Lord that you shared with me just a couple of months ago, is definitely coming about. I just want to say that if either of you have a word from God to share, people need to listen. You are direct pipelines from God. As Pastor Mike has declared, my (our) situation will change quickly....God uses both of you guys for so many things, but right now, He is using you to confirm His Word to me. Praise God! Not only do you teach the Holy Word of God, but you listen to Him and take His direction. I am so grateful to you both. You are God's tools. Carolyn
My sister, while visiting family in Alaska, suffered a stroke. But after we prayed and believed God, her recovery has been miraculous. She is now talking better, working with her hands and doing well in her walking. Praise God for His healing power. Julie C.
Praising the Lord
In September of 2008 while my wife Jean was in Wisconsin she was attacked with a massive stroke. She was in the hospital for one week, and thanks to GOD a blood vessel that had ruptured was healed. The doctors told her that they gave her three years to live, and once my wife was released from the hospital she called and let me know what had occurred. I remember going to church and Pastor Ginny prayed with me for my wife Jean. My wife remained in Wisconsin and we have been communicating by phone and emails. I told her about the church web site for Living Joy, and the sermons by Pastor Michael. Time has past by slowly, and now this September, 2011, Jean was attacked again. It has now been three years, and this time my wife had someone contact me right away. I reached Pastor Michael by phone, and explained the situation asking for a prayer of agreement. Pastor prayed and we believed for the healing of Jean. Jean could hardly speak when I first contacted her, because of a tube that had been placed in her throat, and one of her feet was bandaged from the second fall she incurred. Although she has received healing of another ruptured blood vessel, we are remaining in faith for a complete healing of all her body. God is doing a mighty work within her and continuing to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we've asked or can think. We praise God for His miracle healing power!
Carolyn - The first week of Nov., 2010, I fell head first off a hill,
approximately 15-20 feet. My one thought as I fell was, " Protect my
neck, Lord!". I landed face first, with my left cheek bone taking all of
my weight. The person I was with thought I was dead. I thought I had
knocked out most of my teeth and had broken facial bones.
My cell phone rang as I moved my legs. It was my husband returning a
call he had just missed. I hadn't called him, and a check later showed
no record of a call to him. As the person with me told him what had
happened, he began praying and claiming healing scriptures.
The broken teeth ended up being rocks, dirt, and my chewing gum. The
doctor found no concussion and no broken bones. My only residual effect
was in my jaw, on the left side. The jaw did not move well, could not
open very wide, and made a horrible sound. This past summer the pain
became severe and I was unable to eat anything on that side. It had
reached the point I was considering going to a specialist. At the same
time, though, Tom and I still claimed full restoration of the jaw.
When Pastor Michael said someone's jaw was being healed, and went on to say
it had a clicking in it, I KNEW it was mine! I Am pain free and have
no problem eating anything on either side of my mouth, regardless of how
large the food is!
Praise God, I am healed and fully restored from an accident that could
have crippled, disfigured, or killed me. Thank you, Pastor Michael for
hearing the voice of God and being willing to declare His Words.
A New Job!
It had been about three years with my old job where I was becoming very unhappy with how I was being treated. Pay cuts and no rest times. Working on holidays and anniversary and birthdays, including when my son was born... it was getting very bad. Crystal, my wife, and I were praying that God could do something. but this year, it got worse. So I told my boss that something needed to change, I needed more time to rest. He told me when the work was done I could rest. I knew the work was consistent, it would never get done. So Crystal and I came to agreement, that if God just wanted me to quit, then I would, after three strikes. And the first strike was up... no time off. While I was on the job, I was yelled at by a supervisor for doing my job. And he stopped me from continuing. Strike 2. hoping for a better trip, I received a phone call from the office telling me I would have to take another pay cut. So that was strike 3. So in total faith, I quit and prayed for my new job. I finished out the end of that month and God set us up with a few thousand dollars to take care of us for the next few months. After getting turned down in several other job interviews, I started up a painting company and tried to sell lithographs of my previous paintings, but they weren't selling. I started praying, and God promised me , I would never fall when I took the leap of faith. So we just trusted in God. I applied for a job at the Asolo theater and they called and signed me up. I now work at this job, which treats me wonderful, pays me consistently (with no cuts), gives me overtime AND gives me my days off to spend with my family. I'm so blessed that God has given me this job - I love the work I do and I'm appreciated. Gods cup over flows! I pray this encourages someone! Love God. Trust in Him. Jeremy.
Pam - At the end of service, Pastor called out by the Spirit, that someone was being healed in their lungs, and able to breath better. That was me! Immediately I felt a pop in my lungs and was able to take deep breaths!
Pastor Michael & Virginia Gulotta have been partners with Kenneth Copeland Ministries since 2008.