Blessed assurance

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Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine;
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.
  This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.
This is my story, this is my song,
  Praising my Savior all the day long.
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Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending, bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
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Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Savior am happy and blest;
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.
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Naresh Bansode

Sathe Nagar, Mankhurd, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

This song Boost me everytime whenever I listen to this song, it gives me Hope. And the Assurance that I am saved forever.


Docky

Jalingo, Taraba, Nigeria

Indeed Jesus is our blessed assurance and all is at rest.

I fell in love with this song since I gave my life to Jesus.

To the glory of God I walked down the aisle with this song to take the solemn vow of matrimony.

"Oh what a foretaste of glory divine "


Venkatrao

Khammam, Telangana, India

This song encourages me with new faith,

Really it is my song and my story in Jesus. now I have assurance I could be with my Lord for ever ..


Antony Pereira

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Often times, I am prone to sing without realizing the depth and the abundance of riches in the song. Now as I sing these words “ Foretaste of glory divine” I am realizing our Loving Saviour’s glorious plan for each one of us- that live our lives enjoying His presence growing deeper. It’s possible only when we submit our lives more abs more to God. Oh we love you Jesus, oh how we love you.


Henry Chima

Owerri, Imo, Nigeria

Oh bless thee my Lord. Ur redeeming blood always on me


Julie

Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States

The Lord gave me this song as a celebration for a family friend that went home to be with the Lord.

I will miss my friend Rico greatly but he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior so even though my heart is heavy.

I know I will see him again when I am called home myself.

This simple prayer said outloud

Father God thank you for sending Your Son Jesus to die in my place.

I ask forgiveness for all my sins. I repent.

Write my name in Your Book of Life.

I ask the Holy Spirit to live inside of me.

In Jesus Holy name I ask this Amen.

2 Corinthians 5:8, 5:17

Colossians 1:13, 14

Ephesians 2:8, 13 death to life

Romans 3: 23, 25

Romans 6: 22, 23 & 8:16

If you just did that this just happened

Luke 15:10


Onyemaobi Ijeoma

Lagos, Nigeria

Blessed assurance, Jesus is Mine. I believe in the faithfulness of God, that he would grant me my own husband in this month of March. I’ll sing this song to remind him of his assurance that this year is my year of marital settlement. This is my story and it will forever be my song, IJN, Amen.


Euphy

Nairobi, Kenya

Sure all is at rest. When with God as perfect assurance, I lack nothing and am comfortable getting lost in God's love. All am doing is looking and waiting, all from above.


Marcia

United Kingdom

I was at a very good friend’s Mother’s funeral yesterday. We were sitting in the church awaiting the arrival of the family members. As we waited, one of our Pastors asked the worship team to sing, so we could just spend some time ministering to the Lord. This song was the first song (not on the list) which was sung.

I gave my life to the Lord in my 30’s, I didn’t attend church before that. The song lyrics were unfamiliar to me, but I was familiar with the chorus.

The past few months have been challenging, spiritually and physically. My Mum passed away 9 years ago, and she would always reassure me, my siblings and everyone who God brought her way, always. In all circumstances she had words of wisdom, which I now know were directly from the word. (read her Bible every morning, but didn’t attend church)

As I sang the song yesterday I remembered where I’d heard the song. My Mum would sing the chorus at the top of her voice, “This is my story” whenever she received news that may have caused others to breakdown.

I’d never really heard the rest of the song.

I’ve just written down the lyrics, as I believe the Lord was encouraging me that I am not alone in the storm. That He has always been with me through all of the challenges, He’s never left me and will never forsake me. He was reassuring me, like my Mum would have, to keep my eyes fixed on Him.

Jesus truly is our blessed assurance... this truly is my story.


Alfred Dove

Columbus, OH, United States

This song gave me strength at the news of my daughter’s dear friend passing.

It dropped into my spirit as I tried to ease her grief. I sang it over and over to comfort her spirit. It one of my favorite hymns.

The well-known chorus of a gospel song says, "This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long." If we speak the fact that we are in the spirit, our story and song will be that we are in spirit. All day long we may praise the Savior that, because the Spirit of God dwells in us, we are now in the spirit. This will be a very effective inoculation against all the "bugs" sent by the enemy to trouble us in the Christian life.

Formerly we were busy planning. Now we are serenely trusting. Formerly there were constant sorrow and frustration. Now we are like a weaned child, who rests in his mother's bosom. Formerly we were filled with our own thoughts and had many cravings and ambitions. Now we consider God's will as the best and rest in Him. Indeed, "Perfect submission, perfect delight," and "Perfect submission, all is at rest" [Hymns, #308]. Ephesians 6:6 says more or less the same thing: "As slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the soul." No longer do we do God's will by the soul, which is self-assurance. Now we are doing God's will from the soul, which means carrying out His will practically and wholeheartedly. The soul-life which once rebelled against God's will is now brought into full submission to His will through the work of the cross and is willing to do His will wholeheartedly. Formerly everything was outward; we either walked according to our self-will, or we tried to do God's will according to our self-will. But now, in everything, we have become one mind with God.

We also need to live a rejoicing life, a happy life. We all have to be "hallelujah people," who rejoice in the Lord always (Phil. 4:4). Sometimes the most restful thing is to sing a hymn. Singing a hymn fills us with joy and helps us to enjoy Christ as our rest. The chorus of Hymns, #308 says: "This is my story, this is my song,/Praising my Savior all the day long." A rejoicing life is a life of enjoying God in Christ as everything; this enjoyment makes us happy and causes us to exult all the day. The Christian life should be a rejoicing life.

Now we need to consider the way to have a group meeting. Ephesians 5:18 tells us to be filled in spirit. We believers who love the Lord Jesus, who are seeking His purpose, and who are burdened for His recovery should be persons filled in our spirit all day long. We should be filled with the Triune God, who is today the all-inclusive Spirit to us. When we are filled within, surely we will utter something out from our spirit. Ephesians 5 tells us to be filled, speaking and singing. Our speaking and singing are not in common language. We may speak or sing a psalm, which is a long piece of poetry. It may be like Psalm 119, which has one hundred seventy-six verses. There are twenty-two sections with eight verses in each section. Twenty-two is the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet. Each section of Psalm 119 is according to a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. We may speak or sing a hymn, which is somewhat shorter than a psalm, or we may speak or sing a spiritual song, which is shorter still.We need to speak and sing these psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs long before coming to the meeting. Even in our home, it is very good to be speaking and singing. The husband may say, "This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior...." Then the wife may respond with, "All the day long" (see Hymns, #308). Or she may say, "I have passed the riven veil. Here the glories never fail." Then the husband responds with, "Hallelujah! Hallelujah! I am living in the presence of the King" (see Hymns, #551). If we are filled in spirit, we will have something to utter. The small group meeting may begin at 7:30 p.m., but if a couple begins to sing at dinnertime, around 6:00 p.m., the small group meeting will have already begun. Such a meeting can continue as they drive together to the meeting with the other saints.

As we read the Word of God, we should not only pray, but also sing to the Lord. This is to read the Word by psalming. (In ancient times the Psalms were sung and not merely read or spoken.) Praying requires more exercise of the spirit than speaking, and singing requires even more exercise than praying. By singing we can truly get into our spirit. We need more singing both in the meetings and in our daily life.The chorus of the well-known hymn 'Blessed Assurance' says:This is my story, this is my song,Praising my Savior all the day long.This is my story, this is my song,Praising my Savior all the day long.Many Christians have sung this hymn, but not many praise their Savior all the day long. What do you think would happen if we praised the Lord all day long? No doubt, we would be utterly immersed in the Lord.

We all need to say happily, triumphantly, and rejoicingly—"Jesus is mine!" We all know the familiar hymn that says, "Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine; Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!" The chorus of this hymn says, "This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long" (Hymns, #308). We are not praising the Lord all the day long for a good house, for an expensive car, or for a heavenly mansion with golden streets and pearly gates. We are praising the Lord all the day long for the fact that Jesus is ours. We are those who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, who is both theirs and ours. To fully understand 1 Corinthians 1:2, you need John 1:1, 14, and 17, John 3:16 and 34, and John 15:26. Also, 1 Corinthians 1:9 tells us that we have been called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. The Greek word for fellowship means joint participation, common participation. God has called us into the participation in His Son. We could even say that God has called us into the enjoyment of His Son.