Dear Partners and Friends,
In the fall of 2004, when a disk blew out in my back, I had to take the final stand against this attack I’d been dealing with for several years. The Lord showed me how I had gotten in such bad shape and He gave me knowledge, understanding and wisdom in how my body would be restored.
I have had faith. Faith to preach, to lay hands on the sick, to believe for financial breakthrough. Faith for my family, for the ministry and for my Partners and Friends. But the Lord let me know in no uncertain terms that, as far as my personal health was concerned, I was living on leftover faith.
And because of His great love, not just for me but for you, too, He took me right back to the basics to bring my restoration.
He took me back to the foundational principles that I’ve been teaching you for more than 38 years. The last stand for my healing began with a basic declaration of faith. My family gathered together to declare God’s Word for my healing, my ministry staff joined us, my personal physicians came into agreement with us, and you prayed in faith with us.
And today, my health is completely restored. Praise God!
That same stand we took together for my healing is the action we must take for any situation in our lives that makes us in any way less effective for the ministry and work to which God has called us. Restoration always comes by the Word of God, whether the situation involves healing, deliverance, finances, emotions or broken relationships at home, in our church or in our business.
The declaration of faith is sure! The Lord has proved it to Gloria and me over and over again, day in and day out, since the day we made our first declaration that Jesus is Lord of our lives (Romans 10:9).
Below I’ve outlined the steps to the Declaration of Faith we’ve used to get through the hardest of times. As we take these simple steps, we give the Lord all the room He needs to bring restoration to every challenging circumstance of life—whether the problem is our own doing or a work of the enemy.
From the day each of us begins living with Jesus as Lord, the key to restoration and wholeness in every area of life is the same:
For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:10
You know you always have my prayer of agreement as you take your stand for your complete restoration!
5 Steps for Receiving From God
(Based on Hebrews 4:12-16)
Present the Promises (Present Your Case). For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart (verse 12).
Go to the Word of God and find the scriptures that fit your situation. (Romans 10:17)
Ask the Holy Spirit to show you the promises He desires you to apply. (Romans 8:1-16)
Pray and Worship God. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do (verse 13).
Humble yourself before the Lord. (James 4:10)
Lay the promises before Him. (I John 5:15)
Hear His wisdom and the instruction of the Holy Spirit. (John 16:13)
Make Your Petition. Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God…(verse 14).
Write your petition out as your Word-based declaration of faith. (Philippians 4:6)
Present it to the high priest of your confession, Jesus.
Prepare to Receive. Let us hold fast our profession (verse 14).
Let faith and patience work together in your life. (James 1:3-4)
Praise God for the Manifestation of Victory! Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace…and find grace to help in time of need (verse 16).
My Declaration of Faith
I, (Name)______________________________________ on (Date)_____________________________ agree with God’s Word that these scriptures are in full operation in my life. God’s Word is life to me and health to all my flesh! I declare it is done in Jesus’ Name. It is finished! Amen.