“My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world (1 John 1:1, 2 NASB).”
“You are my dear children, and I write these things to you so that you won’t sin. But if anyone does sin, we continually have a forgiving Redeemer who is face-to-face with the Father: Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:1, 2, TPT).”
The prosecutor, the devil, is not wrong when he proclaims that you have broken God’s laws (Rom 3:23). The question is not “am I guilty,” it is “who is representing me in heavens court room?” Our Heavenly Father loves you and invites you to accept Jesus and Holy Spirit your Lawyer’s, your legal team. The other question is, “are you going to try to defend yourself or accept Father’s offer?”
The Advocates with the Father
“Christ engages in representative consultation on behalf of His people with a perfect understanding of the divine character and claims, and a full knowledge of existing needs. He is unlimited in His personal rights and resources and unhandicapped by incapacity or inability. In fulfilling this office of Advocate, Christ upholds the rights of the children of God, sustains the privileges of sonship and maintains the cause of every member of the household of faith. “Paraclete” or “Advocate” is made up of two parts, “para” meaning with, or alongside, and “klesis,” to call; that is, one called alongside. In the tabernacle of the Old Testament God spake from between the cherubim which were on the mercy seat of the ark of the covenant. The two cherubim in their typical teaching express advocacy. In the New Testament the Spirit of God and the Son of God are both called advocates. The import is plain. God the Father has called to His side the Spirit and the Son to co-operate in the work of mediation and maintenance for the benefit of His redeemed people. These are tangible tokens of the lovingkindness of the Lord to reassure our hearts that the entire work of salvation will be completed (1).
“Father God in view of the gracious and generous provision you have made for my salvation, I gratefully accept Messiah Jesus and Holy Spirit as my Advocates and walk with you like they do. O precious Messiah and Holy Spirit, my Advocates, you abide in the beauty of holiness before Father God continually from generation to generation. You act in every righteous cause, graciously. Appeal for me when I seek spiritual strength and favor, generously. Assure the perfecting of my salvation, gratuitously. You answer for my defects and defaults, grandly. And you advocate my access to the throne of grace and acceptance with Father God on the ground of reconciliation, gloriously (2).”
- Rolls, Charles J.. The Indescribable Christ: The Name & Titles of Jesus Christ A to G . Believer’s Bookshelf Canada Inc.. Kindle Edition.
2. Made into a personal prayer by Michael J. Weiss, Sr. from; Rolls, Charles J.. The Indescribable Christ: The Name & Titles of Jesus Christ A to G . Believer’s Bookshelf Canada Inc.. Kindle Edition.