3203 Holy Spirit, and assurance

3203 Holy Spirit, and assurance

The Holy Spirit assures believers of their standing in Christ and their eternal salvation.

The Holy Spirit makes an individual a member of Christ

Ro 8:9 See also 1Co 2:12; 1Co 6:11,17; 1Th 4:8

The Holy Spirit assures believers that they have been born anew

Ro 2:29 The true sign of belonging to God is not any outward mark on the body, but the regenerating power of the Spirit within. See also Jn 3:5-6; Ro 7:6; 2Co 3:6; Gal 4:29; Tit 3:5-7

The Holy Spirit assures believers that they are God’s children

Ro 8:14-16 See also Gal 4:6

The Holy Spirit assures believers that God loves them

Ro 5:5

The Holy Spirit assures believers that Jesus Christ lives in them and they in him

1Jn 4:13 See also 1Co 12:13; 1Jn 3:24

The Holy Spirit assures believers that God’s power is within them

Gal 3:5 See also 1Co 2:4-5

The fruit of the Spirit is evidence of the believer’s standing in Christ

Mt 7:15-20 Spiritual gifts alone are not a sufficient basis for assurance. See also Ac 13:52; Ro 8:6; Ro 14:17; 2Co 6:6; Gal 5:16-25; 1Th 1:6

The Holy Spirit assures believers of the significance of Jesus Christ

1Co 2:10-12 See also 2Co 3:14-17; Eph 3:5

The Holy Spirit is the first instalment of the believer’s inheritance in the kingdom of God

2Co 1:21-22 See also Eph 1:13-14; Eph 4:30

The Holy Spirit assures believers of their final victory in Christ

2Co 5:5 See also Ro 8:11,15-17,23; Eph 1:14

See also

1085God, love of
2372Christ, victory
3030Holy Spirit, power
3130Holy Spirit, Counsellor
3230Holy Spirit & regeneration
3239Holy Spirit, anointing
3254Holy Spirit, fruit of
3278Holy Spirit, indwelling
3287Holy Spirit, sealing of
5805comfort
6647eternal life, experience
8104assurance

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