The Nature of the act of Faith is expressed by the Spirit by the word receiving Jn 1:12 12 But as many as received[by faith] him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Rom 5:11 11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received by faith the atonement. Which receiving is an act of the soul or conscience, this is not an outward receiving like we do with our physical hands as if someone is physically offering or handing us something literally. The Elect Receive forgiveness of sins Acts 10:43 43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. When they believe, but we believe as a result of having that spiritual knowledge of forgiveness or remission of sins made known to us; for it [forgiveness of sins] is a Covenant Blessing for all of the Many that Christ died in behalf of Matt 26:28 28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. That is a New Covenant Blessing to a Elect People is stated clearly in Heb 8:10-12 10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: 11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. 12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. vs 12 That is the blessing of remission of sins that Christ refers to in Matt 26:28 for the Many ! And God makes known His Covenant[and remission of sins] to them fearing Him Ps 25:14 14 The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew[cause them to know] them his covenant. Its this God causing them to know it which causes them to receive it by Faith ! So God makes known the benefits of His Covenant to them fearing Him ! Yet who is it that fears Him ? For none by nature do that per Rom 3:18 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes. But it is only those who have been born of the Spirit Heb 8:10 10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: This God does by putting His Spirit into us Ezk 36:26-27 King James Version (KJV) 26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. And so being born of the Spirit of which Faith is a fruit of Gal 5:22 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Then through that spiritual faith of the spirit God gives the instrumental means of making known the Covenant Blessing of Remission of sins to Faith, and so by it, we receive Remission of sins by Faith, which Faith persuades us of the reality of the Blessing ! Faith in fact is from the greek word peithō which means: persuade a) to persuade, i.e. to induce one by words to believe So thats how one receives Remission of sins by Believing Acts 10:43, they were persuaded by the Spirit, and not only forgiveness of sins but also any other spiritual blessing effected by the Blood of Christ, like Justification by His Blood Rom 5:9 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Faith receives that as it is revealed or made known to them by the Spirit and the Word of Truth, the Gospel of their Salvation ! I have just explained a biblical view of receiving spiritual realties by Faith !