Yesterday we again rejoiced knowing that Jesus intercedes (prays) for us even though we are not giving a thought to our own need. That is AMAZING GRACE! Now, I want us to look at Jesus as our “Advocate”. “My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” (1 John 2:1).
This is the only place in the New Testament that this title is used in connection with our Savior. This word “advocate, parakletos” means: “one who may be called upon to provide help or assistance – helper, counselor”.
In addition to the fact that Jesus is always praying for us, He is also standing ready to assist, help and counsel, at a moments notice. While the context of the verse is in relation to sin that may affect our lives and communion with the Lord, it also reveals that He is always ready to work for our defense. He is very interested in giving the help we need “so that you may not sin”. There is never a moment that Jesus will not come to our aid if we ask. The greatest hindrance to our receiving help from Him is that we do not humbly ask. Paul says that when we are tempted, God “will also provide the way of escape” (1 Corinthians 10:13). Seeking the help of our Advocate is the way of escape, no matter what we face.
You may be in a difficult situation as you read this blog. Will you take a moment right now and ask the Lord Jesus, our Advocate, to speak to your heart through His Word with wisdom, comfort, counsel and correction, if needed. He will not fail to answer any earnest prayer that is truly seeking Him.
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