God's one requirement for receiving from Him is that we would hear with faith (Gal. 3:2, 5). You can see faith. It is confidence in God's word and true confidence produces action. Real faith is acting like God's Word is always true, regardless of the circumstances. Faith is rooted in God's Word because it understands that God is always faithful.
"And to the centurion Jesus said, “Go; let it be done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed at that very moment." (Matthew 8:13)
God's Promises Are Guarantees
There are no "possibilities", "maybes", or "hopefully's" in God's word towards us. God has never said anything that was not a promise which you could wholeheartedly rely on. In other words, every word from God is a guarantee as far as He is concerned.
God will do anything for you that He has ever done for anyone else who has ever taken Him at His word and risked everything on it. He never fails to fulfill any of His promises for those who receive Him in faith just as He never fails to save anyone who receives Him in faith.
God never falls short of attaining absolutely everything He determined to do, and He has always determined to do everything He has ever promised to do. Every word He has spoken is a promise, and His word always accomplishes His purpose.
God's Word Accomplishes
"For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective];" Hebrews 4:12 AMP
When God is going to do anything, He sends His word (Psa 107:20). His word does not return ineffective and nullified; it accomplishes exactly what it is intended to (Isa. 55:11). He never leaves His word unattended. In fact, He is actively watching over it to perform it (Jer. 1:12). When God said, "Let there be light," light appeared because there was no other option any longer.
"God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?" (Numbers 23:19)
God does not change
"I am the Lord God and I do not change!" Mal. 3:6
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Heb 13:8
God ensures His word with his reliable, unchanging character (Jam. 1:17). One way He reveals His character to us is through the names by which He has made Himself known to us. Although God has referred to Himself in the Bible with more names than this, theologians refer to these as the seven redemptive names of God:
- Jehovah-Rapha -- I am the Lord God who heals you
- Jehovah-Jireh -- I am the Lord who provides for you
- Jehovah-Nissi -- I am the Lord your victor
- Jehovah-Shalom -- I am the Lord your peace
- Jehovah-Shammah -- I am the Lord who is always with you
- Jehovah-Tsidkenu -- I am the Lord your righteousness
Those who receive each of God's promises by faith have confidence that He will do what He says because it is who He is, and He does not change. Anyone who has confidence acts like they have confidence.
Will you take God at His word or will you question His character by doubting His word?