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Assurance comes from doing what is right. It's in the Bible, Isaiah 32:17, NKJV. "The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever."
We have the assurance we can experience and possess the divine nature now. It's in the Bible, 2 Peter 1:4, NKJV. "by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust"
If you are willing to follow Him, He accepts you as you are. It's in the Bible, 2 Corinthians 8:12, NKJV. "For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have"
God can keep us from falling. It's in the Bible, Jude 24, NKJV. "Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,"
Judgment will be given in favor to the saints. It's in the Bible, Daniel 7:22, NKJV. "until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom."
Christ has given us the victory. It's in the Bible, 1 Corinthians 15:57, NKJV. "But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
God will lead us to and in the paths of righteousness. It's in the Bible, Psalms 23:3, "He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake"
God is the one who started the good that is in you, and He will complete it. It's in the Bible, Philippians 1:6, NKJV. "being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ"
Jesus is our defense attorney in our missteps. It's in the Bible, 1 John 2:1, NKJV. "My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous."
The Father loves you. It's in the Bible, John 16:27, NKJV. "for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God."
If we admit our guilt and wrongs, Christ is true to His promise to forgive and cleanse us of all what we have done. It's in the Bible, 1 John 1:9, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
He forgets our sins and iniquity. It's in the Bible, Hebrews 8:12, NIV. "For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more"
We can in assurance boldly approach God by the blood of Christ's sacrifice and His work as our High Priest. It's in the Bible, Hebrews 4:15-16, NKJV. " For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need."
The blood of the Lamb gives us the power to overcome. It's in the Bible, Revelation 12:11, NKJV. "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death."
No one can take us from God's hands. It's in the Bible, John 10:29, NKJV. "My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand."
God causes us to triumph. It's in the Bible, 2 Corinthians 2:14, KJV. "Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place."
What we could not accomplish, Christ accomplishes for us. It's in the Bible, Romans 8:3-4, NKJV. "For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit."
All situations that face us - with God, it is possible to be delivered. It's in the Bible, Mark 10:27, NKJV. "But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.”
God cares. It's in the Bible, 1 Peter 5:7, NKJV. "casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you."