BLESSED ASSURANCE

O what a blessing it is to be a child of God and have the assurance of salvation and eternal life in Christ Jesus!! The book of 1 John helps us to know if a person is truly born of God or not. 1 John 5:1,5 tells that a child of God should INTERNALLY believe wholeheartedly that Jesus (Savior from our sins) is the Christ (Messiah – the Anointed One) and is the Son of God. 1 John 5:2-3 mentions that a child of God should EXTERNALLY (in actions) love God and His children, and obey His commandments, which are not burdensome. The result of being a child of God is victory through our faith that has overcome the world (1 John 5:4). Such a testimony is acceptable in God’s sight. “And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life” (1 John 5:11-12). May the Lord enable each of us to have the blessed assurance of salvation and eternal life.