The Greek word affirm is φάσκω or fas’-ko. It is a verb. It means to assert. It is a declaration. An affirmation is the act of affirming.
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 1 John 5:13 NIV
This is a declaration. This is an affirmation of our faith in Jesus. John is affirming in words that those who believe in the name of Jesus will have eternal life. That is an awesome proclamation.
14This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 1 John 5:14 NIV
This affirmation gives us all the confidence to approach God. It is our promise from Him that He will always listen when we talk to Him. Prayer is so important. We need to talk to Him. We need to talk to Jesus.
There are no missed calls with God. He has affirmed us and said, “These are my children, you cannot have then, Satan!” He has affirmed His love. We need to affirm our faith.
15And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. 1 John 5:13-14 NIV
So we know that he hears us. Now, we know that we will have what we ask of Him. He gives us what we need and then some. He may not give us what we want when we want it. When we pray, we should pray for his will to be done.
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