Wednesday 23rd November, Today’s Article: Our Eternal Advocate (Rhapsody of Realities Today)

OUR ETERNAL ADVOCATE 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 (1 John 2:1).

The greatness of the Father’s love for us is indeed beyond human comprehension. No wonder the Spirit had to pray through Paul for the Church to come to the understanding of the immensity, magnitude, and
unconditional love of the Father towards us (Ephesians 3:18-19). He sent Jesus to die for us; He raised Him from the dead and appointed Him as our eternal advocate. Hallelujah!

He said in our theme verse, “If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ the righteous.” No one else qualifies to plead your case, except the one who died in your place; He took your place as a sinner and gave you His righteousness. No one can condemn
you before the Father.

When Satan, who is described in Scripture as the accuser of God’s people, accuses you and tries to declare you undeserving of God’s blessings, the Lord Jesus, your advocate, stands up in your defense. He pleads your case. The Bible says He loved us and washed us from
our sins in His own blood (Revelation 1:5). His blood speaks continually in your behalf, cleansing you from all unrighteousness and every stain of sin (1 John 1:7).

Jesus did all that He did in order to present you holy, blameless, and unreproveable in the sight of God (Colossians 1:22). In heaven, Jesus isn’t trying to defend you from the Father’s wrath, for the Father Himself loves you (John 16:27). The Father ordained Jesus to be your
advocate—counsel for the defence. With Him on your side, it’s impossible for you to be defeated or disadvantaged. Hallelujah!

PRAYER

Dear Father, I thank you for your grace, mercy, and love by which I live a life of glory, free from sin, guilt, and condemnation. Thank you for the blood of Jesus that cleanses me from all unrighteousness, making me holy, unblameable, and unreprovable in your sight, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:

1 Timothy 2:5-6; Hebrews 12:24 AMPC; John 14:16 AMPC

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 1 Peter 1:22-2:1-25 & Ezekiel 29-30

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Jude 1:1-11 & Daniel 11-12

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About the author

Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.

 

Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.

 

At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.

 

Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.

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