Your defense attorney is the best…
My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
The best way to start dealing with your sins is for you to confess – that is, begin agreeing with God as to what He says about your sin. Then you’ve got to confidently deal with your sin.
Now, what do I mean by “confidently”? What guilty person goes before a judge confidently?
First, you have your own attorney when you face the judge for adjudication. According to God’s Word, you have an Advocate, which is another name for attorney.
Here are the principal players in this scene when you are in God’s court of justice:
- God the Father is the presiding Judge.
- The devil is the prosecuting attorney, pointing his accusing finger, saying, “Look at him/her!”
- Jesus, your defense attorney, stands by you (the accused) saying, “But Father, look at Me. I shed My blood for him.”
Because Jesus died, our debt is paid. Hallelujah! “In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him” (Ephesians 3:12). “Let us therefore come boldly unto the Throne of Grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16). Though our sins are as scarlet, He will wash them white as snow!
Praise God—your defense attorney is the Judge’s Son!
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