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ASSURANCE OF SALVATION

Assurance is produced by faith. Ephes. 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. (KJV) It is a privilege to be able to approach God with freedom and confidence. Thanks be to Christ, by faith we can enter directly into God’s Presence through prayer. We know we’ll be welcomed with open arms because we are God’s children through our union with Christ.

2 Tim. 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. (KJV) We know that God guards the souls of His children, until Christ’s second coming. We know that God is still in control. No matter what setbacks or problems we face, we can trust fully in God.

Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. (KJV) We have wonderful priviliges associated with our new life in Christ:

  • (1) we have personal access to God through Christ and can draw near to Him without rituals or a human priest.
  • (2) we may grow in faith, overcome doubts and questions, and deepen our relationship with God (Heb.10:23

Assurance is made full by hope. Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: (KJV) Hope keeps us from becoming lazy or bored. Like an athlete, train hard and run well, remembering the reward that lies ahead (Phil. 3:14).

Hebrews 6:18-19 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: [19] Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; (KJV) Two unchangeable things are God’s nature and His Promise. God embodies all truth; so, He cannot lie. Because God is Truth, we know we can be secure in His Promises. We don’t need to wonder if He will change His plans. Our hope is secured and immovable, anchored in God. God gives His children (John 1:12-13) an unconditional Promise of acceptance. When you ask God with sincerity and honesty, to save you from your sins, He will do it. This truth should give us comfort, encouragement, assurance, and confidence.

Assurance is confirmed by love. 1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. (KJV) Love on our part, is the evidence of our justification and regeneration, not the cause of them. We each must go to our own heart; if we find love there to the brethren, let us feel assured that we have passed from death unto life. But a person who has no love is still spiritually dead. We must love one another (Mat.22:37-40).

1 John 3:19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. (KJV) When we feel guilty that we are not loving as we should, or not doing enough to show proper love to Christ, we should remind ourselves that God knows our motives as well as our actions (Eze.11:5). His still, small voice of assurance is stronger than the accusing voice of our conscience. If we are in Christ, He will not condemn us (Rom.8:1; Heb. 9:14-15).

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. (KJV) If you ever fear for the future, eternity, or God’s judgment, consider God’s love. He loves us perfectly (Romans 8:38-39). We can settle our fears by focusing on His immeasurable love for us, and then by allowing Him to love others through us. His awesome love will quiet your fears and give you confidence.

Assurance is the effect of righteousness. Isaiah 32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever. (KJV) We have God’s Spirit with us now, for He is available to all believers through Christ (John 15:26). Only when we allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives can we achieve true peace and fruitfulness (Eze.36:22-38; Gal.5:22-23). There will be an amazing outpouring of the Spirit when the worldwide kingdom of God is established for all eternity (Joel 2:28-29).

Assurance is abundant in the understanding of the Gospel. Col. 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; (KJV) Our soul prospers when we have clear knowledge of the Truth as it is in Christ Jesus. Faith and knowledge make our soul rich. The stronger our faith, and the warmer our love, the more comfort and contentment we will know. The treasures of wisdom are hid, not from us, but FOR us, in Christ. These are hidden from proud unbelievers, but displayed in the Person and redemption of Christ. Beware of the danger of enticing words. Many are ruined by the false disguises and dishonest appearances of evil beliefs and wicked practices! We cannot be built up in Christ, or grow in Him, unless we are first rooted in Him, or founded upon Him. Being established in the faith, we must abound and improve in it more every day. God will withdraw this benefit from those who do not receive it with thanksgiving. Our gratitude for His mercies is rightly required by God.

1 Thes. 1:5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. (KJV) Whenever the Bible is heard and obeyed, lives are changed! TRUE Christianity is the power of God to every one who believes. The Holy Spirit changes people when they believe the Gospel. When we tell others about Christ, we must depend on the Holy Spirit to open their eyes and convince them that they need salvation (to be saved). It is only God’s power that changes people. It is never our intelligence or influence. Without the work of the Holy Spirit, our words are absolutely meaningless. The Holy Spirit not only convicts people of their sin but also assures them of the Truth of the Gospel. Does your life confirm or contradict what you say you believe?

Some Verses of Comfort and Assurance

Romans 8:35-39 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? [36] As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. [37] Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. [38] For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, [39] Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (KJV) Believers have always had to face hardships in many ways: persecution, illness, imprisonment, even death. Any one of these could cause them to fear that they have been abandoned by Christ. But these above verses clearly state that it is impossible to be separated from Christ. His death for us is proof of His unconquerable love. Nothing can stop Christ’s constant Presence with us. The Bible tells us how great His love is so that we will feel totally secure in Him.

2 Cor. 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. (KJV) For those who believe in Christ and what He has done for us, death is only a prelude to eternal life with God. We will continue to live, eternally with a gracious and loving God. This is great hope and assurance.

1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. (KJV) The love of God is perfected in him that keeps His commandments.

1 John 3:24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. (KJV) True believers have a personal and mutual relationship, living in Christ as He lives in us. This reveals itself in Christians who keep the three essential commands:

  • (1) believe in Christ,
  • (2) love the brothers and sisters, and
  • (3) live morally upright lives.

The Spirit’s Presence is not only spiritual and mystical, but it is also practical. Our conduct and speech verifies His Presence.

1 John 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. (KJV) When we become Christians God’s children, John 1:12-13), we receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit. It actually is God’s Presence in our lives, because the Holy Spirit is God! His abiding within us is proof that we really belong to God. He also gives us the power to love (Rom.5:5; 8:9; 2 Cor. 1:22). We must rely on that power as we reach out to others. When you do so, you will gain confidence.

1 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. (KJV) There are some people who just hope that they will receive eternal life. These people are not secure in Christ. John tells us in this verse that we can KNOW we have it. Our being certain and assured is based on God’s Promise that He has given us eternal life through His Son. This is true whether you feel close to God or far away from Him. Eternal life is NOT based on feelings, but on facts. You can know that you have eternal life IF you believe God’s Truth. If you aren’t sure that you are a Christian, ask yourself: “Have I honestly committed my life to Him as my Saviour and Lord?” If you can answer yes, you know by faith that you are indeed a child of God.

Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: (KJV) The Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts and souls and tells us that we are God's children.

The resurrection of Jesus (Acts 17:31) is the “assurance” (pledge) God has given that His plan of salvation is true and worthy of acceptance. The “full assurance of faith” (Heb.10:22) is a fullness of faith in God which leaves NO room for doubt. The “full assurance of understanding” (Col. 2:2) is an perfect and unwavering conviction of the Truths of Scripture. It is a joyful steadfastness on the part of any one believing, that he has grasped the very truth. The “full assurance of hope” (Heb. 6:11) is a sure and well-grounded hope of eternal glory (2 Tim. 4:7-8). This assurance of hope is the person’s knowing he/she has salvation. This unfailing and certain assurance, which believers may gain unto their own personal salvation, is founded on the Truth of the Promises (Heb.6:18), on the inward evidence of Christian graces, and on the testimony of the Spirit of adoption (Rom.8:16). This assurance is backed up by the testimony of Scripture (Rom.8:16; 1 John 2:3; 3:14), from the command to seek after it (Heb.6:11; 2 Peter 1:10), and from the fact that it has been achieved (2 Tim. 1:12; 4:7-8; 1 John 2:3; 4:16). This full assurance is the result of faith. Believers may be lacking of it, and are advised to seek the grace of full assurance (Heb.10:22; 2 Peter 1:5-10). The attainment of this grace is to be diligently sought. True assurance leads to abiding peace and joy, and to love and thankfulness to God. True assurance may in different ways be shaken, lessened, or suspended, but the belief out of which it springs can never be lost. Assurance comes from faith, which is supplied to us by the Holy Spirit (Gal.5:22-23).

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Assurance of Salvation

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Being Humble      Doubt

Faith        Fear       Failures

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