What is the Secret to Accessing the Miraculous?

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What is the Secret to Accessing the Miraculous?

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Jan 06, 2012  /     Articles  /  

“What is the Secret to Accessing the Miraculous?”  When Sid Roth asked me this question yesterday on his “It’s Supernatural” television program, my first thought was, I wish I had 30 minutes to talk about this instead of 30 seconds.  The reason is that I know many people will dismiss my answer as a cop-out or a corny spiritual cliché because it is too simple and un-convoluted.

“The secret”, I told him, “is that there is no secret.”  Or at least, it SHOULDN’T be a secret.  The key to accessing the miraculous power of God is the simplest and most basic belief of Christianity.  It is what brings us into the Kingdom of God, justifies us before God and allows us to please God in the first place.

The key to accessing the miraculous is simply faith in the finished work of the cross.  I know no other secret and I challenge anyone to point to anything in Scripture that gives us any other key to accessing the miraculous power of God besides faith.

Remember when the lame man at the Beautiful Gate was healed?  Peter said to the crowd of amazed spectators that gathered, “…Why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? His [Jesus] name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know.Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.”

The greatest spiritual discoveries are simplest and most basic truths.  It seems like everyone is searching for a tip, a trick or a new revelation.  The new books keep piling up.  Training centers are springing up everywhere.  Teachers are a dime a dozen.  And yet, it seems that the more we learn about the miraculous the less we experience it.

Perhaps what we really need is to UNLEARN most of what we have learned, and strip it all back to the utter simplicity of Gods Word.  I’m talking about a simplicity that is so elementary that it is offensive; an insult to our intelligence.

In ancient times (before Staples and Office Depot) writing materials were often difficult to come by.  For this reason parchments were often re-appropriated for different uses.  A scribe or author would simply scrape or scrub out the original text that was inscribed on the parchment and write something else over the top of it.

Believe it or not, priceless New Testament manuscripts were sometimes recycled in this way, much to the chagrin of anyone who recognizes their incalculable value.  These came to be known as “palimpsest” (a Greek word meaning “scraped again”) manuscripts and scholars have gone to a great deal of trouble to transcribe the underlying text of these palimpsest manuscripts using chemical regents, keen eyesight and more recently, computer technology.

Perhaps the most famous palimpsest manuscript is known as the Ephraim Codex.  The Ephraim Codex is so called because at some point around the A.D. 1200’s someone copied 38 sermons from the 4th century theologian, Ephraim of Syria, over the top of much of the Biblical text!  Thanks to the German Biblical scholar Tischendorf, who first deciphered the manuscript, the Ephraim Codex is today among the most significant biblical manuscripts in existence.

I’m sure the scribe who superimposed Ephraim of Syria’s sermons over the top of the Biblical text thought he was doing something important.  But, if he only would have understood that the real treasure was the original words underneath.  To get to the treasure, great pains were taken to peel back the layers of overlaid commentary to reveal the simplicity and the power of God’s Word.

If there is a “secret” to accessing the miraculous power of God, it is a secret because it has been obscured by the commentaries of a thousand teachers, each one piling on to the infinite list of prerequisites, pretexts, and procedures that are being taught as necessary.  If we can only strip it all back to the basics, we would discover the secret has been there all along: “Only Believe.”  My friend, if you are searching for the secret, I can tell you already — when you discover the secret, you will discover that the secret is really no secret at all.

— Ill talk more about this tomorrow

21 Comments

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    Toni Bishop Lang Says: May 31, 2012 8:01 pm

    Thank you , Man of God.

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    Evangelist Frank Opara Says: February 21, 2012 9:55 am

    According to mark 16:17,18….it is our faith that brings miracles…. i believe Holiness is essential in engaging the miraculous but its faith that matters the most.

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    ALLISTAIR Says: February 8, 2012 10:41 am

    B BLESD MAN OF GOD.I AGREE WITH WHAT U SAY,WE GOT 2 BELIEVE THAT GOD WIL PERFORM T MIRACLE.EVEN IF T PEOPLE DON’T BELIEVE,OUR FAITH IN GOD CAN BRING FORTH T MIRACLE 4 OTHERS.PRAY 4 ME OR JUST DECLARE T WORD OF BLESSING OVER MY LIFE & MINISTRY BCOZ I BELIEVE AS T CENTURION BELIEVED THAT JUST T RELEASE OF A GOD IRTH WORD WIL RELEASE T BLESSING.I ACKNOWLEDGE T ANNOINTING UPON UR MINISTRY & IT WAS PROPHOSIED OVER MY LIFE THAT I WOULD ALSO MOVE IN T MINISTRY OF HEALING(4 GOD’S GLORY).ALWAYS KEEP ME IN PRAYER.

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    Lucky Says: January 14, 2012 7:43 am

    The lord is able in all cases if only we believe. Our faith is cardinal in accessing anything of God because the prayer, fasting and holiness of an unbeliever is emanating from self, which can not please God. The key to knowing and doing the will of God is so simple that our intellectual enslavement could not allow the simplicity. God will help us all Amen.

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    Slavka Says: January 12, 2012 3:30 pm

    Amen! So simple, so true, so powerful 😉

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    Lois Willeford Says: January 9, 2012 5:57 pm

    Thank you and Amen! I enjoy reading your words it is Truth and refreshing. Thank you for all you do.

    Your CFAN partner

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    Mani Reddy Says: January 9, 2012 3:24 am

    thanks brother Daniel for this article. I would make it a bit more specific ie., it is Faith in the BLOOD of JESUS shed on the Cross of Calvary that is the secret to miracles and to everything.
    The BLOOD of Jesus has reconciled us to Father God and is much more powerful than anything else in this world.
    We overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.

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      Daniel Kolenda Says: January 9, 2012 3:36 am

      Thanks for the comment Mani. Yes…that is another great way to say the same thing. Bless you

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    Mark Stewart Says: January 8, 2012 3:37 am

    BELIEVERS RECEIVE
    Luke 1:45, “And blessed [is] she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.”
    LUKE 1:39-56

    There are many reasons why God’s blessings don’t always come to pass in a person’s life, but the most frequent cause is simply unbelief on our part. There are no limitations on God’s part. He is willing and able to do anything He has promised. The problem is with our believing.

    The Lord has given every believer faith (Rom. 12:3). It was given to us at salvation through hearing the Word of God (Eph. 2:8; Rom. 10:17). It is a fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:22). However, we must choose to exercise it.

    Our faith is linked to our knowledge (2 Pet. 1:1-4). What we think on is how we will be (Pro. 23:7). The problem is not that we don’t have faith. The problem occurs when we don’t allow our faith to work because we don’t keep our minds stayed on God’s Word. Then our faith is choked out by the cares of this life (Mk. 4:19).

    Keeping our minds stayed on God’s Word will release our faith and thereby release the power of God in our lives. Certainly Mary must have been a person who put God’s Word first in her life.

    Mary saw a performance of what she believed. We receive what we believe, not what we desire or even need. Today believe the word that the Lord has spoken about you

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    tapruett Says: January 7, 2012 3:37 pm

    john 6:29. let the Faith of Jesus reign! Xxoox

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    Obieze Nwachukwu Says: January 7, 2012 12:12 pm

    Thank u so much Evangelist Daniel pls we need more of this bread

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    james Says: January 6, 2012 6:17 pm

    powerful bro.we must return to the basic of our Lord.

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    Randall Reece Says: January 6, 2012 3:53 pm

    Daniel,

    Thank God for the simple Gospel….the mystery that was hidden and now has been revealed!!!

    Randall

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    Robert Says: January 6, 2012 3:18 pm

    You forgot one important element: action…faith without works is dead, obedience is better than sacrifice, and Christ saying prayer and fasting is what brings miracles. Holiness is the key to true faith not just believing…the devil believes….just a note from a brother…in love

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      Daniel Kolenda Says: January 7, 2012 10:16 pm

      Robert, please give a Scripture to support your point that holiness, prayer and fasting are what brings miracles.

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    mayamiko mwamadi Says: January 6, 2012 2:59 pm

    Evanelist Kolenda, I totally agree. This is God revealing such deep but simple truths to us. I sat under your teaching/preaching in Johannesburg, I could feel the glory of God being released from your being to-us-ward in the sanctuary. The words you spoke came out with an authoritative voice and I knew God was speaking through you. I was convicted and repented of the downward trend in my spiritual life. You are such a blessing to the body of Christ. Pastor Maya

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      Daniel Kolenda Says: January 7, 2012 10:17 pm

      God bless you Pastor. We love South Africa and I look forward to returning soon.

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    anis Says: January 6, 2012 2:51 pm

    Please could you recommend a book or interpretation on early return of Jesus Christ, the seven-year tribulation period or reliable interpretation of the Apocalypse? Thank You very much, God bless You- Ana

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    Eric Gilmour Says: January 6, 2012 2:26 pm

    I love it! You brought it home so sweet. You are a gem in the earth. I will passit on. “Deeper than this we cannot plunge, higher than this we canot rise…Jesus the lamb that was crucified.” -Adolf Saphir

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