“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.
This scripture is all about “Assurance.” It clearly is teaching you that it is possible to know whether you are saved or unsaved. The assurance of the believer is not based on feeling, but on the principles of God‘s Word. We can know we are saved because Christ is in our hearts, we our the witness of the Word of God, because we love the brethren, we keep His commandments, and because we have the inner witness of the Holy Spirit, that we are the children of God. So now that we are assured that we are saved, John goes further on to say, “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:” 1 John 5:14 KJV This is the confidence we have in approaching God, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us— whatever we ask— we know that we have what we asked of him. Now we are Assured the Confidence, so now John explains how to enjoy, by sharing a deep sense of satisfaction and purpose that knowing Christ and walking with Him brings Joy. In the bible it says, “And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.” 1 John 1:4 KJV God is the light !! He is my light, just as He should be yours. If you hear His message and cleanse yourself of evil, you can walk in the light of God. As it says in the bible, “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” 1 John 1:5-7 KJV Now we have the Assurance, Confidence, To Enjoy, The Joy to Walk with God in Light. This is the “Simplicity of God,” He is not complex and Man’s understanding is finite, because God is infinite. So if you want to walk in the light of God, don’t wait any more. Ask Jesus Christ into your heart today, because He is the one that put all of our sins on the cross and died for us to pay our penalty so we could have eternal life. Amen
By: Jeff Ellinger