Coming Wave of the Holy Spirit #10. When John wrote his first letter, the early church was facing a growing number of heresies. Part of the purpose of this letter was to remind the early believers of the essentials of the Gospel which he and the other Apostles had faithfully proclaimed. John taught that by sticking to these basics and by remaining and abiding in Jesus, all could have confidence at His coming. When we abide in Jesus, He keeps us walking in the light. As we abide in Jesus, we are able to walk in His plans and purposes for us. As we abide in Jesus, He causes us to grow. As we abide in Jesus, we too will have confidence at our Bridegroom’s return.