Image result for jesus advocate

When I think of an advocate, I think of an attorney who goes to trial on my behalf to defend me. A defense attorney does not care if you are guilty or not guilty – that attorney’s job is to defend you no matter what. However, Jesus Christ is the only Advocate who gave His life to pay the penalty for his “client.” The sentence you and I deserve is eternity in Hell. However, Jesus paid for that penalty and we no longer have to serve that sentence if we are truly born again! I love the rendering above – it captures the essence of the meaning, don’t you think?

Read the verses below:

ADVOCATE: (1 John 2:1-1) My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 

There is not an attorney on earth who has died in order to take the punishment for his client… not one! No wonder Jesus is the One and only Saviour of the world. There is none other! Buddah, Mohammad, and all the other “gods” of this world cannot claim this title. None have shed their own blood as a substitute sacrifice and have risen from the dead in order to save the sinner from eternal life in Hell. I’m not being a “hater” here, reader! I’m providing you with Bible verses that prove everything I state here. If you don’t believe that the Bible is the words of God to mankind, then you won’t believe anything I write here. But if you are born again, these words (backed up with Scripture) will open your eyes and will bless your heart!

Verse 2 of 1 John 2 says that Jesus is the propitiation (a substitute) for our sins. Jesus became a substitute – He will stand with me at the judgment seat and advocate for me. He will tell the Father that I accepted Him as Saviour and that my sin is covered by His shed blood on the cross. Rejoice, oh Christian! The Advocate never loses a case 🙂

This means that you, Christian, also have the same Advocate, the Lord Jesus Christ. He knows you inside out because He created you and His Spirit lives within you. There is nothing He does not know. What a blessing to know that I don’t have to fear what comes after when I die. I know that my Advocate is waiting to defend me against Satan, the accuser! Thank You, Lord!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.