Summary: We have an advocate, we have a Lawyer that will go to battle for us. Satan wants to trap us in sin and he wants us to think after we have sinned, then there is no hope. Jesus came to set us free, and who He sets free is free indeed.
My Advocate, My Lawyer
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:
2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
I have entitled this today: “My Advocate, My Lawyer”
Verse one presents the fact that the Lord saves us from sin, not in sin.
This passage tells us that we, as believers, do not have to sin, victory over sin is found in the Redemption plan of the Cross.
If any man does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
I did not say that we would not sin; I said sin is a choice that we make.
I understand there is no one that is perfect, but I also understand that we sin by choices we make.
Sometimes our flesh becomes weak and we give in to the temptations of the enemy.
Understand again, that is a choice you make. When I am weak, Christ makes me strong, at least if I let Him.
We, as Christians, have an Advocate that will stand in the gaps with us.
Jesus is not only in our hearts but He is seated at the right hand of the Father, signifying that His mission is complete, and His very Presence guarantees intercession.
25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. 26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
Heb 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
Heb 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
I John 2:2 says: And he is the propitiation, Satisfaction, for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
This is saying that the satisfaction is as wide as the sin.
If man does not experience its benefit, then it is man’s fault.
Sin will kill, but the good news is Christ Jesus made a way for us to be forgiven of those sins.
Jesus, our Advocate, is the One who will stand in the gap between us and the Father, and He makes a way to Him where there was no way.
Ro 8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
Heb 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
Church, we have an advocate, we have a Lawyer that will go to battle for us.
Satan wants to trap us in sin and he wants us to think after we have sinned, then there is no hope.
Joh 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Jesus came that we might have life more abundantly!
Sometimes when we mess up, we stay in the thing that we messed up in.