BUILD YOUR FAITH FOR A STRONG FOUNDATION
By Emily Dotson
Every building stands upon a carefully laid foundation. The material substances we use to lay our building’s foundation determine its strength. Likewise our words are the material substances of our faith and give us the strength to withstand the storms of life. Satan brings the storms to test our faith and shake its foundation. So we must build our healing foundation on God’s Word only. Then our faith is strong enough to hold our anchor firm when the seas rage.
When your faith for healing is based upon the Bible, your foundation will outlast all attacks. Jesus said, “My words shall not pass away.” “Upon this rock (of His words) I will build my church and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it”. As, “The Word of God shall stand forever” (Mt. 24:35, 16:18, Isa. 40:8). God’s Word is eternal while other things, reports, such as diseases are temporary.
The Bible is our covenant, revealing God’s will from the beginning. “I will not break My covenant with you” (Judges 2:1). His covenant with mankind is everlasting (1 Chron. 16:17) committing Himself to mercy for all who love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations (Deut. 7:9). It is up to you to love and obey God so you may receive His blessings and covenant promises. The lack of obedience will open the door to Satan who will steal your healing with curses (Deut. 7:10).
Your foundation must be based upon a decision to trust the Word above all feelings. Faith for healing that is based upon God’s Word will allow you to rest upon chapter and verse in the Bible. He tells us, “Though the mountains depart, and the hills be removed, My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed, says the Lord that has mercy on thee” (Isa. 54:10). As Abraham’s seed we believers are heirs of His covenant of kindness--in Jesus Christ. “If you are Christ’s then you are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the covenant” (Gal. 3:29).
The letters of Paul to the Romans and the Galatians clearly establish our covenant relationship. "By faith through grace, the promise is sure to all the seed… that is of Abraham’s faith, who is the father of us all (Ro. 4:16). We must learn our covenant standing and rights so that we can have boldness to take our blessings. Satan has stolen many benefits and blessings from the church by concealing these truths with deception.
To build a foundation you must accept that your words will establish life or death in your life. Jesus is the Word made flesh (John 1:1). We must proclaim His Word from the Bible. The wise man that built his house upon the rock was secure. His house withstood the wind and rains that beat against it. He heard the Word, accepted it and his foundation held firmly on the Rock. We build upon the apostles and prophets with Jesus as our Cornerstone. As Eph. 2:20-22 tells us clearly, we are built together for a holy temple and habitation for the Lord. So you become a tree of righteousness to bring forth good fruits. We must obey God and be fruitful, and then help others!
You must stand for your own personal healing. Your boldness to enter God’s mercy through Jesus’ body and blood is your prayer right and it will be your test. This is where some miss the mark and give up before they win. The faith of Christ will bolster your confidence, however we must hold firm our rejoicing unto victory. Then your words, based upon His Words, will carry you through.
It is labor, but not to earn faith, it’s to prove faith. Stating the word proves your faith. This is “faith with works” that produces life, the healing kind of life. Speaking faith-filled words seals healing faith just as speaking a confession of Jesus as Lord seals our salvation (Ro. 10: 6-10). As God’s Divine Law, you cannot possess what you do not confess. Jesus as our Intercessor is waiting for us to believe His work for us. If he does not hear us confess His Word He cannot make intercession for us. He is a loving merciful God, but He also is a faith God. He cannot change.
God’s lovingkindness, and his mercy are looking for your trust and faith. You can believe His Word and change your doctor’s “incurable report” just as I changed my “incurable” lupus report. Psalm 103:2-3 says, “….bless the Lord O’ my soul, and forget not all His benefits, who forgives all mine iniquities and heals all my diseases….”
You can rest on that unchangeable Word. Read His Word, meditate in His sayings, and then say those words to yourself until you are possessed with God’s Word for your situation. That is what Bible meditation really is. The Hebrew word for meditation is defined as “to ponder by talking to our-self.” After meditating then make an open confession of the Word. Your faith lies dormant until words are spoken by your voice. So turn on the switch of faith and win your battle. Your words will put God’s power into action. Your faith will stand the test when the storms come because your faith is built on God’s Word as a foundation.
I have been healed of lupus for 20 years because I built my faith on the Word. God exalts those who exalt His Word. Exercise your faith and it will grow as strong as a mighty oak tree. Your roots will then connect with God’s power as your foundation is built on His Word.
Emily Dotson was supernaturally healed of lupus. Now she teaches others how to overcome disease through the power of God.