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Do you ever read about the miracles of Jesus and think to yourself, I wish I could experience the miraculous?

I want to tell you that it is not only possible for you to tap into and experience God’s incredible power, He wants you to experience and cooperate with Him in the miraculous.

In Mark 11:22–25, Jesus says this to His disciples…

“Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.

“Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.”

From this text, we learn four substantial keys to the miraculous. I want to focus in on the first of those keys, which we find in verse 22.

“Have faith in God.”

This is not about faith in a doctrine. It’s not just about faith in a principle. It’s about faith in a person, and that person is God.

What does it mean then to have faith in God? To have faith in God is to have faith in His Word, to trust Him and to lean upon His Word.

Several years ago in my church, for the purpose of illustration, I had several ushers get in front of the platform where I was speaking. Then without warning, I dove into the air, and boom, they caught me. It was a leap of faith.

Sometimes in your walk with God, He is going to have you take a leap of faith with nothing under you but His promise.

Friend, God’s promise is able to hold you up, so have faith. Hebrews 11:1 provides a biblical definition of what that looks like…

Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. (AMPC)

Faith is the title deed. It’s the proof of things we do not see. It’s the conviction of the reality of those things.

To have faith in God means to embrace His Word, but it also means to act upon His Word. In fact, James 2:26 says, “Faith without works is dead.”

The next question then, is how do you obtain faith in God? Romans 10:17 says, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

There’s something amazing there. Hearing and meditating on the very promise that you want to believe creates in you the faith to believe that promise—whether it’s a promise for provision, for healing, for peace, or for guidance.

When you put the Word of God in you, it will produce faith within you. In other words, get into the Word and the Word will get into you.

Friend, if you want to cooperate with God to experience His power in you, the first key is to have faith in God. As you continue in Mark 11:22–25, Jesus provides three other substantial keys to tapping into the miraculous.

You must Have faith in God, Entertain no doubts, Ask, and Let go of all offenses. The four keys even spell out an acrostic: H.E.A.L.

We’d love to help you unpack each of these keys in greater detail by sending you Pastor Bayless’ message “Four Keys to Healing.” We pray that as you listen, you’ll uncover the truths that will help you experience God’s full healing power! Thank you for your generosity to continue broadcasting the gospel through Answers with Bayless Conley!

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