Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that. All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death. 1 John 5:12-17 ESV
How is the assurance of salvation the key to:
- Answered prayer?
- The forgiveness of sin?
The “sin that leads to death” can be understood as physical death, e.g. some of the Corinthian believers died (1 Corinthians 11:27-30). Ananias and Sapphira are also Christians who committed a sin that resulted in physical death (Acts 5:1-11).
- The focus of every prayer should be: “Your will be done”
What has God revealed to you?
- Assurance of salvation to grow stronger in you heart
- Elders meeting this evening