Below are some testimonies from some of those who are connected with Glory of Zion International. Enjoy!
If you would like send us a testimony, email it to chuckp[at]gloryofzion.org!
|From: Chrystal M.|
Just wanted to share what a continued blessing you are to me!
Last week, on Tuesday night, my husband was out and I was feeling alone and under a spiritual attack and concerned about attending the next day's baby ultrasound. I was crying and crying and crying. The phone rang and I pulled myself together enough to answer it, and it was my landlord, and he was looking for a repair receipt, and asked me to check in the mailbox. There was no mail earlier in the day, but I checked anyways. Amazingly, no receipt, but, a package from GOZ was waiting for me. The phone call ended, and I ripped open the package. In it was the "Fear Not" faith declaration plastic bracelet and letter. Well, that just made me cry more, but differently, because I knew God was specifically speaking to me. Through teary eyes, I started to read the letter, and declared OUTLOUD the portion that states: "We are decreeing any fear will turn to laughter and the joy of the Lord will be released through [me]". Now, I shortly went to the washroom, and while I was sitting down, I suddenly burst out laughing -- it was just like the laughter started welling up in me, and those tears TURNED to JOY!!
Isn't that wonderful? It was such a testimony to me of God's unfaililng goodness and watching out for His kids. I really just marveled at the turn in the atmosphere and circumstance!
So, even though that package took weeks to get to Canada, the timing to get to my door, was just right.
I just love your family so much!
PS this past Sunday, April 15, I started feeling the baby kick, right at the point in the web-streamed service when Keith was praying for all the kids before they went to their classes. And then at the church I attend in person, during the sermon, the baby was just dancing. This is also such a blessing, because I hadn't felt the baby move in a long time and had been praying I would feel the leaping inside. So ANOTHER blessing!
|From: Carla T - Petaluma, CA|
Praise Report!!! Thanks for your prayers for my family and my teaching job. I just got a call from my school district that I have been rehired from my layoff with an increase in benefits! In 2009, this program has gone on quite a journey. It has been assigned to be cut completely, moved to a new location, given to a different director/ teacher and finally it comes back to me with more benefits than before. Also, in May, God gave me a business plan to take over another program in our building which was going to be cut. This other program's director was difficult to work with and there was a lot of bad blood established before I was hired in 2007. In early July, the school district approved my business plan and gave me the building rent free, support from the school administration, and all of the furniture and supplies that had belonged to the other program. And as icing on the cake, one of my daughters has been hired to work with me and my 8 year old can participate with me in this program for free, when she gets off school and I am working. Speed the spoil, hasten the booty! Our God reigns! Thanks for the prayers.
|From: Sherrie R. - Lee's Summit, Missouri|
Thursday, October 22, 2009
I too want to say thank you for all of these wonderful resources available to me. Thank you to all of you who make the effort to get up so early and release worship and the Word into my life! Also to those of you who may even miss out on your lunch break so I can be blessed, I say Thank you! The last 3or 4 weeks, like Norma in Israel I have had to make myself stop and make time to watch. Always, without fail it has helped me through something or has confirmed what I just went through the day before. It’s also spilling out onto members of my family and now my daughter is tuning in while she gets ready for work in the morning. I will not be missing anymore of these come hell or high water! When I get in my whiny mode and think how far Missouri is from Denton, I will pray for Norma and be thankful it’s just a 10 hour drive for me!
Keep up the awesome work and may God’s choicest blessings be upon you all!
Lee’s Summit, MO
Couldn’t let this week continue until I wrote to tell you that we are in breakthrough. Since Head of the Year an unusual progressive revelation is being released not just from GOZ but to those who believe for it. It seems like a downpour.
Sunday morning when you released that word specifically “be willing to return…”
This was a such a confirmation to us…I mean the whole word you gave was directly to us. A week ago (after a year of horrific warfare, actually 20), my husband had a visitation in a strong way. He is ready now to “return” to the land that God has given him. He has been delivered from a deep wound. This has been a long process. He is such a warrior. The next day he went to a large plumbing company and even though they were not hiring, they hired my husband. We knew it was the favor of God. We had to walk out some things this past year but we know that we have been given this territory. Now faith is……..
He has great joy in this. This a miraculous thing. He thought he was going into a new thing so he was resolved that God had taken him out of the plumbing business. We see the enemy had driven and stolen from us BUT GOD has been SOVEREIGNLY working a change inside that is amazing.
We have a strong seed in this new job which has great potential and we KNOW our Redeemer is our Source and we know the tent is being enlarged.
We continue to stand on the truth that each step we make we are debt free because we are in the plan of God and flowing in the very river of Life.
We see through the darkness and we are laughing!!!!!!!!!!!! The first day when evening and morning was created, God divided the light from the darkness. This was of course before the sun and moon was created. Such light, such revelation that did not have anything to do with natural light. That is what is coming out of your mouth right now- Chuck,
I saw a flood of light beams coming forth as I was watching you…it was the Morning Star exploding in you (2Peter 1:19). That word is phosphoros. It is the same light that surrounds the angels when they appear on earth. It is who we are.
|From: Carolyn - Miramar Beach, Florida|
I was just talking with someone @ GOZ and she told me to send you our testimony. My husband Tim and I have had a very hard and very miraculous year. (Tim is in the car business) During this year I have had two strokes and so I have not had the abilities I have normally had to be productive and help my husband. I had been praying and asking the Lord what could I possibly do to help Tim. The Lord has healed me physically but, I just forget things alot. I know He will heal that too. A couple of months ago Holy Spirit started talking to me about a recipe that He had given me. I once had a catering business and he gave me a recipe for a secret sauce in a dream.(it was a finishing sauce that you sprinkle on meats just before they come off the grill). I immediately made it and started using it. It was like an annointing on the food. People actually would get healed eating the food we prepared and prayed over with that secret sauce. I have never shared the recipe with anyone and had almost forgotten and then the Lord started reminding me of it. I just couldn't get it off my mind. We have had no money for anything other than our obligations. Month by month God has miraculously provided for us over this year. We have had many miracles. So a few weeks ago I started declaring that what was lost would be returned to us. I asked the Lord to send angels out to retieve it. A few days later my mother called me and asked me had I lost something? Of course I said yes, but had no idea what it could be. She was cleaning a closet out and found a bag of things that belonged to me and had found a bank envelope from my bank with $280.00 in it. That was the confirmation I needed that God wants me to do something with it again. This time sell it alone. What was really wonderfull was Tim told me to do a cost work-up the day before on how much it would take to make a bare bones batch to start off as small as we can but start.(500 btls. w/o the labels) It was $280.00. Praise God for He is good. So Sunday when the recipes were being proclaimed and all words going forth about secrets God is revealing to His people to prosper them. It was everthing He has been telling us. We seeded $100.00 of that $280.00 as He instructed for the future and His vision for us. I can't wait to see how He does it. And what will happen next. That was also the week that we were to have a suprise from the Lord. I got the lost money and my husband Tim got a car deal that netted him our lease pymt. for this month. Every day Tim was saying Lord I'm looking for my suprise in full expectancy and joy. Then right @ the last of the month a man walked up to him and said I'll give this for that truck and not a penny more and it was way more than the asking price. He paid cash. Without it we would not have met our obligations for the month. BUT GOD!
Praise Him. We thank God for all of you @ GOZI. We get so much direction and instruction. We are being taught how to walk in and what to do with, what Holy Spirit is telling us. And now we know we are on TIME in God's timing for our lives. Thank you Chuck and all of you for your faithfullness and the things you do to help and encourage us as we all go forward in Him. We love you.
Miramar Beach, Florida
P.S. Holy Spirit had also instructed us to have a Glory Room prayer closet. It has been in operation now for one month.
|From: Sue V.|
Dear Chuck, Pam and Glory of Zion Ministry Family,
I was so surprised to receive your gift of “prophetic” Healing Grace candle and anointing oil in tonight’s mail. I’ve just had a cancerous mass removed on my tummy and the stitches and drainage bag come out tomorrow. Miraculously, I’ve been virtually pain free since surgery! Thank You, Jesus!
Could you please add my 2 year old Sofia Alana (granddaughter) to your prayers? The plates on her brain shifted in a hard fall and now cause a ridge on top of her skull where they overlap. She was a very early “preemie” but now is at the 90+ % o f her birth height and weight. She sees angels in our midst, loves to praise the Lord in song and dance and just started “playing” the organ!
Blessings to you all – In Christ’s love and thanksgiving,
|From: Stefani Nau|
Dear Chuck and Glory Team,
It is with much excitement and joy that I write this report to you. God is soooooo good in all that he does. I didn't get to join in to the FirstFruits webcast for this month until Sunday evening. While watching I gave an offering with a note about how my husband has not been working at his normal job for over 5 weeks, with another 3 weeks off anticipated. He has been working odd and end jobs with family members just to make ends meet and we have gone through our entire savings just trying to get by until he went back to work. Well the spirit of God told me to give my offering during that webcast and today my husband made 15 times what we gave in that offering. It was less than 12 hours later and it is 2/3 of our rent money that is due at the end of the month. Praise God!!!! I know in my spirit that this is not all that he has for us. I know that God is moving us from blessing to blessing until we are overtaken by blessings.
I stand beneath the open heavens and receive all that God has for me and my family. I am sure that there will be more good news to come. We expect God to bless my husband with a bountiful job. One that he can do with honor and shine the light of God that is all over him.
Blessings to all of you,