Answer 5: The Spirit gives new believers confidence in their new relationship with God

“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” John 1:12

It was seven years after we started journeying with Victoria towards Christ when she finally took a step of faith and received Jesus as her Lord and Saviour. 

She grew up understanding that she needed to fulfil some religious rituals, recite memorised prayers and meet God’s standard of behaviour to please God. She felt like a failure every time she could not meet God’s standard, and it caused her to distance herself from anything related to religion and church. 

After some time, she realised that God is not interested in religious rituals, but instead, he created us in his likeness because God wants to have a relationship with us. The Holy Spirit ministered to her heart and brought Christ’s salvation to her. 

When, like any believer, she faces seasons of doubt, the Holy Spirit reminds her heart of the assurance of her salvation. (1 John 5:1-13) 

The Holy Spirit affirms our identity as God’s children and Jesus’ brothers and sisters even in our deepest afflictions (Hebrews 2:9-11). “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children” (Romans 8:16). When we cry to God as “Abba” (which means “Daddy”), the Spirit of God comes alongside our spirit and gives us assurance that we truly are God’s family. Being children of God means we have access to the “throne of grace” through our intimate moments of prayer, any time and from any place. We have the promise that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need (Hebrews 4:16).

Children of God, the Holy Spirit declares you are God’s child, and that there is no condemnation for you, because you have been delivered from the curse of the Law. You have freedom and healing because the ability to heal belongs to Jesus.

Discover a massive comfort from our heavenly Father, when we, by the ministry of the Holy Spirit, echo our elder brother and Saviour, praying “Abba! Father!” (Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:6) “Take heart! He has overcome the world!” (John 16:33)

Who You Say I Am – A Child of God

By Hillsong Worship

Who am I that the highest King would welcome me?
I was lost, but He brought me in
Oh His love for me
Oh His love for me

Who the Son sets free
Oh, is free indeed
I’m a child of God, yes, I am

Free at last, He has ransomed me
His grace runs deep
While I was a slave to sin, Jesus died for me
Yes, He died for me

Who the Son sets free
Oh is free indeed
I’m a child of God, yes, I am

In my Father’s house
There’s a place for me
I’m a child of God, yes, I am

I am chosen, not forsaken
I am who You say I am
You are for me, not against me
I am who You say I am


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