Every day, people send prayer requests to our Ministry. Most want to be healed, but there are requests for other things as well. Whatever the need is, three verses in particular always have my attention, and they are Mark 11:22-24, in which Christ Jesus said,
22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

The key to receiving ANYTHING from God lies in BELIEVING what He says in His Word. I don’t care if it’s a simple need, or a big one, if you don’t believe, you don’t receive. That’s the simplest way I know to put it. We can try to come up with all these formulas, but these verses get results. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time to waste on stuff that doesn’t work. God’s Word WORKS, but only when we meet the conditions thereof. All three of these verses contain “conditions”; meaning, if you do your part, God will do HIS part. That also means, if you don’t meet the conditions, then, forget it.

Condition #1, Have faith in God. What is “faith”? It’s being fully convinced, having no doubt whatsoever. To me, having faith in God is easy. I mean, when was the last time God lied to you? Hmmmm? That’s right, He hasn’t, and He never will.

Condition #2 in verse 23, “That whosoever shall SAY…” It doesn’t say, “think”, it means to state with authority that which you believe and have absolutely no doubt of. Please note that Jesus used a mountain in this example. That’s a pretty big statement. Do YOU believe when you speak to your mountain, whatsoever that mountain is: sickness, oppression, worry, fear, poverty, whatever, when YOU tell that mountain to be cast into the sea, THAT IT WILL MOVE?

Jesus then revealed condition #3, SHALL NOT DOUBT IN HIS HEART, but shall believe that those things which he SAYS shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he says. Do you believe that? Or have I lost you here? I’m not talking “positive thinking” here, or some type of religious hype, I’m telling you what JESUS said! Many discount these verses, saying, “If God really meant that, we could literally write our own ticket in life, and that isn’t how God works.”

Ok, valid point. But if God didn’t mean what He said, then that would make Him a liar, and I’m not about to go there. If God didn’t want us to operate His Word, then He wouldn’t have let Jesus reveal it, would He? I’m just simple enough to take God literally at His Word in every area of my life. In other words, I believe what is written therein!

In verse 24, Jesus reinforced what He said in verse 23; “What things soever ye desire….” Do any of you religious folk see a limit there? I don’t! WHEN YE PRAY, not IF ye pray, BELIEVE THAT YE RECEIVE THEM, AND YE SHALL HAVE THEM!

How do you think I’ve stayed well all these 27 years that I’ve been in the ministry? I have literally taken God at His Word, every hour, every day of my life. The first “revelation” God ever gave me was Psalm 103:2-3, which says,
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

Now, do YOU believe those two verses, literally? Will you stake your life on them? I have, and therefore I walk in them daily. You can only have what for which you believe, and doubt not. Many people I know believe just as strongly that they are NOT forgiven of their sins, and that God does NOT heal all their diseases. And guess what? They ALSO receive that which they believe and doubt not. And yet they’re willing to ask ME to pray for them to be healed. Why? Well, I BELIEVE, that’s why!

Let me point out, not everyone I pray for gets healed, you see, that rule that God made about “BELIEVE YE RECEIVE” applies to not only me, but the person I minister to, as well. That’s why I spend so much time teaching!

THEY must believe they RECEIVE! Some people stumble there. Oh, they have faith in MY faith, but they don’t have any faith in THEIR faith. And that really hurts the “RECEIVE” part. It isn’t good enough for you to hope I have some super connection with God, so that He will heal you. Actually, you don’t even need me in order to be healed and delivered. You need JESUS, and you need to BELIEVE! I’m just His “messenger service”, declaring to you what you should already be walking in and living in.

The Apostle Paul dealt with the same issues as I’m dealing with here. He wrote in Romans 10:8-17,
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

You see, God’s Word runs on faith. It runs on believing He said what He meant, and meant what He said. If you want the benefits written in God’s Word, you must BELIEVE, and there’s no loopholes or a back door going in. Who believes the Gospel? I do, and I’m here to tell you, it works! It will work for you, or anyone else who takes God at His Word.

If you’d spend half as much time BELIEVING as you do trying to prove it DOESN’T work, you’d already be delivered from whatever it is that you need delivered from. Only BELIEVERS will be found in God’s Kingdom when it’s all over in this life. It isn’t up to God if you’ll be there; He has already provided everything you need to be there. You’re invited! it’s entirely up to YOU! So when someone asks, Who believes the Gospel? You’ll not only be able to say “ME!”, you’ll be able to PROVE IT with signs and wonders following!