1 John 5:13 – I wrote these things to you who believe on the Name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may believe in the Name of the Son of God.
If we will believe the testimony God has given to us of His Son, then we will know that we have eternal life. He has given us His Word so our joy may be full, and we may know all He has freely given to us. All of the promises of God are certain – they are absolutes! We can confidently trust in Him, and boldly proclaim what He has said about us (2 Corinthians 1:20; Romans 3:4, 10:17).
The things John has written in this Epistle establish the proofs of what God has done for us when we received eternal life – the life of The Only Begotten Son. There is no need to wonder. Rather, surrender to God and to His ways, and let God perfect everything concerning you. Everyone who has received Christ Jesus has been given the authority to be the sons of God (John 1:12). By believing what God has said and believing in Christ Jesus – the Truth, the Way, and the Life – we have life through His Name (John 14:6, 20:31).
Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen