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Use the Access Code

When I was a kid in the 1980s, I used to play the Nintendo video game Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out, named after the boxing great. 

In order to earn a championship fight with Mike Tyson, you must defeat nine different boxers. 

But if you could get your hands on the code, you could skip those nine opponents and gain direct access to a fight with Mike Tyson. 

A fight with Mike Tyson was your ultimate desire. 

In a similar way, faith is the code that gives you access to your ultimate desires. 

For instance, according to Mark 5:34, after a woman who had been suffering from illness for twelve years presses her way through a crowd to be healed by Jesus, Jesus tells her, “Daughter, your faith has saved you.” 

In other words, faith functions as the code that gives her access to a blessing. 

When times get tough, type in the access code. Faith is the code