In the final chapter, John reminds us of 2 amazing faith truths. The strength of faith produces a) a life which overcomes the trials of the world and b) a confidence that God hears and answers prayer. Whether we face internal struggles in breaking free from the past and living the new life or whether we are lifting a concern to God in prayer, He is present and listening. How do we know this? See verses 6-12. Jesus came to us “by water and by blood” this being the physical presence of God with us. The Spirit who confirms in our spirit the truth of God also testifies to God’s presence with us. Thus water, blood and Spirit confirm that as He is present with us. In His presence He is able to effect our overcoming and not only hear but answer our prayers…praise God.