Our advocate 

Monday is here and there are so many promises we can hold on to all week to get us through the days. Today I want to focus on 1 John 2:1. I believe this promise is going to bless you and encourage you to face whatever comes your way. The scripture says “My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father–Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.” Do you know anyone who doesn’t sin? We all do so this verse is for all of us. We will sin this week but we have Jesus so we shouldn’t live in condemnation. I want to draw your attention to the last part of the verse. Jesus is our advocate. Think about this truth this week. It is an incredibly powerful statement. An advocate is similar to a lawyer. The main difference is that an advocate doesn’t always get paid. A friend could be an advocate for you. An advocate will stand up for your rights and will be your supporter when you go through a trial. He or she will speak for you in front of your accusers. A lawyer takes up your case and stands by you throughout the whole ordeal. A good lawyer will win your case. What better advocate or lawyer could we ask for other than Jesus? He is the ultimate advocate. He is the high priest sitting by God. He will plead your case and bring you to victory. He is in direct contact with God the Father. Thanks to Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, we have a direct line to God. We have a direct phone line to heaven. His line is never busy. You won’t get disconnected. He might put you on hold but it’s always for a good reason. He will get back on the line and listen to you. The good news is that even before you dial his number through prayer, He already knows what you are going to ask Him. He will give you the desires of your heart even if you can’t remember His number. His grace is amazing. We do need to keep the habit of going to Him every chance we get. Talk to your advocate this week. You might go through the strangest trial of your life. A trial that you think you are going to lose. It might look bleak and dismal but remember Jesus has authority over all the universe and the world. He is also the number one winner. He won on the cross and His legacy lives on. While you are going through your trial, ask your advocate to give you peace and patience. He has a never ending supply of them. Know that He is right by your side and He can provide anything you need. Get excited about this week. Our awesome advocate is going to be with us all week long. This is a promise to keep in your heart and hold on to. This week is going to be amazing because Jesus is going to publicly support our cause and see us through any difficulties. He knows what our rights are and He will defend us day after day. Amen!Suggested reading: Psalm 37:4; Proverbs 31:8-9; John 14:16; Hebrews 8:1-2; 1 Timothy 2:5



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