This Lesson is part of John’s Gospel Easy Notes Series.
Many people suffer from lack of assurance that they are God’s children.
First of all is the promise: “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God (John 1:12).” You may or may not remember the time, place, and occasion when you invited Jesus to be Lord and Saviour of your life.
For some, it is a gradual process and not a one split-second decision. In whatever way you came to know Jesus, you are given the right to be God’s child (I think it was Billy Graham who pointed out that God does not have grandchildren).
Your family’s history as members of a church is not enough. “Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.” —Billy Sunday
After you come to Jesus, do not doubt his absolute power to keep you to the end of life and beyond the grave.
Look at the assurances he gives:
“No one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand (John 10:29).”
“I know my sheep (John 10:14, 27).”
“Whoever comes to me, I will never drive away (John 6:37).”
“I shall lose none of all that he has given me (John 6:39).”
What if Jesus did not send the Holy Spirit?
Would it make a difference?
Are we ignoring the help the Spirit of God is always ready to give in our life and situations?
Have you ever felt the pain of being ignored by your friends or family? How do you think the Spirit of God standing beside you will take it when you act as if he doesn’t exist?
He is in you if you belong to Christ. When will you start treating him like how you would treat a person from a royal family coming to be your guest at home?
The Holy Spirit is not Someone who obeys the commands of men or women as some modern day evangelists try to make us believe.
He is God and Almighty. He is Lord God. Give him the honour and praise and glory and adoration he deserves and is worthy of.
Remember he always turns the spotlights on Jesus (John 16:14). He is with us and in us to testify and witness to the greatness of the Son of God and his finished work on Calvary’s cross.