Expressions of Assurance

11.06.14

In the little book of 1 John can be found a multitude of expressions to impart to all those who are born of water and spirit the knowledge that they are saved, that is, given eternal life. Here are almost a dozen of them.

The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 1:7 …If we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

God is faithful and will cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9 … He who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Jesus’ sacrifice is powerful enough to cover our sins. He is sufficient.

1 John 2:2 …He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. (See also 1 John 4:10)

Knowing Jesus leads us to an obedient life….which is part of an eternal life.

1 John 2:3, 25 Now by this we may be sure that we know him, if we obey his commandments. … those who do the will of God live forever.

We devote our lives to one who wears The Name.

1 John 2:12 I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven on account of his name.

God has promised eternal life to those who follow Him. 

1 John 2:25 And this is what he has promised us, eternal life.

Because of the promises of God we can be bold and unashamed when Jesus returns.

1 John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he is revealed we may have confidence and not be put to shame before him at his coming.

Because of Jesus the life we live is not from life to death, but from death to life.

1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death to life because we love one another.

God sent Jesus so that we might live through Him.

1 John 4:9 God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him.

Believing in and following Jesus Christ makes us conquerors because He is a Conqueror.

1 John 5:5 Who is it that conquers the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Apostle John wanted us to be assured that our salvation was in place.

1 John 5:13 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.