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1st John 5:13
The apostle coming to the end of his letter now gives two reasons for writing. These things have I written that Christians may know that they have eternal life and that thy may believe on Jesus Christ. What things has he written that will give us the assurance of our personal salvation and eternal life? 1. Our daily walk not just our words are the evidence of our relationship and fellowship with God, ch 1:6-. 2. We all will sin either by commission or by omission it’s a fact we must accept as believers to admit it and confess it we get forgiveness to deny it makes us a liar. Ch 1:8-9. 3. You can’t love the world, its views, morality and priorities which neglect and reject God’s Word and be a believer ch 2:15. 4. Believers do not live a normal lifestyle in sin, if your normal life practices are against what God says, it shows you are not a Christian. 5. Love for God will be shown as we love others you can’t love God and hate others ch 4.20. In summary your normal life priorities, attitudes and actions are the evidence of your true beliefs, that is your relationship and fellowship with God. Many look back to a time when they prayed a prayer in a church etc and put their trust in that but the evidence in daily life is lacking. 2nd Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.” Our assurance of salvation ir relying on the promises in the Word john 3:16 “ God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” We have the Holy Spirit within us confirming our relationship with God. Romans 8:16 “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God;” True belief will be shown in one’s actions in life. 2nd Corinthians 13:5 “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you , except ye be reprobates?” 1st john 5:13 “ These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” The hymn writer spoke of the assurance we can have, in the hymn Blessed Assurance.
Blessèd assurance, Jesus is mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God, Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

Perfect submission, perfect delight, Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending bring from above Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

Perfect submission, all is at rest I in my Savior am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above, Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.

This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior, all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior, all the day long.
Be ready be sure eternity is forever!


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