13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. 1 John 4:13-16
It is the witness of the Holy Spirit within us that tells us we are saved. When we receive Jesus as Lord and Savior we are born again and we receive the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit who leads and guides us into all truth. It is the Holy Spirit who convicts us of sin. It is the Holy Spirit who draws us near and transforms us from the inside out.
John was an eye witness of Jesus Christ. He walked with Christ during His earthly ministry and John could testify that He has seen the Lord. It is God the Father who has sent His Son Jesus to be Savior of the world. God put in place the plan of salvation from the foundations of the world. He knew that when He created Adam and Eve that they would choose to sin when given freewill. It is because of His love for us that Jesus has chose to come and give His life for us.
If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God they are saved. The Holy Spirit lives in them and they live in God. When we come to Christ we are called to live in Him. We are called to abide in Him. Our lives are transformed daily. Biblical Christianity is not living for the Lord once in a while. Biblical Christianity is not living for God one day a week. It is living daily for Him and surrendering our hearts and lives to His will.
As believers we rely on the love God has for us. We don’t rely on our love for God. We don’t rely on our own strength and power. We actually die to ourselves and rely fully on the Lord. He has called us to decrease that He may increase. It happens on a daily basis one step at a time. May we seek first His kingdom and His righteousness. May we abide in Him and remove any sin or anything that would hinder our walk with Him.