Faithful and True
Revelation 19:11-16 (NLT) Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there. Its rider was named Faithful and True, for He judges fairly and wages a righteous war. His eyes were like flames of fire, and on His head were many crowns. A name was written on Him that no one understood except Himself. He wore a robe dipped in blood, and His title was the Word of God. The armies of heaven, dressed in the finest of pure white linen, followed Him on white horses. From His mouth came a sharp sword to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. He will release the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty, like juice flowing from a winepress. On His robe at His thigh was written this title: King of all kings and Lord of all lords.
In this passage, we see five names for Jesus:
Faithful and True
The Name no one understands but Him
Word of God
King of kings
Lord of lords
Belief means we accept it, embrace it, have a conviction about something. Belief the foundation of our faith.
Trust means we sense of firm reliance or dependence on another person’s character, integrity, truthfulness, ability, and strength and have a confident expectation that they are who they say they are and can do what they say they can do and their intent toward us is good and beneficial. Trust is based upon the knowledge of the other person, what we know to be true about their character and their behavior.
The Greek word for Faithful is pistos, and it means faithful, trustworthy, loyal and reliable.
The Greek word for that is aléthinos, and it means true, genuine, unadulterated, not flawed, real, authentic.
The revelation of His Name Faithful and True is His commitment to us: you can rely on Me. You can count on Me. I will never disappoint. I will never let you down. I will never fail you.
John 1:1&14 tells us In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.14 And the Word became human and made His home among us.
Numbers 23:19 (NLT) God is not a man, so He doesn’t lie. He is not a; human, so He does not change His mind.
Knowing His Name is Faithful and True enables you to trust in His other Names as well. Because you know Him as Faithful and True, you can embrace Savior, Healer, Rock, Fortress, Deliver, Shepherd, Victorious One, Immanuel or any of the other 350+ Names.