“The Accuser And The Advocate”
(why you need Jesus)
It is particularly important for everyone living in this world; irrespective of who you are: Christian, Muslim, Pagan, or idol worshiper, to have an in-depth understanding of the way things are playing out in the spiritual realm, at the kingdom level.
For instance, in Revelations 12:10 the Bible states clearly that: “…for THE ACCUSER of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.”
Basically, in this scripture, the word of God is identifying the devil as The Accuser of the people of God!
And true to it, ever since the devil has been sent out of heaven into this world, his unwavering determination has been to always present himself along with God’s people, every time they come before His presence, to accuse them of every wrongdoing, to deprive them of the goodness of God. See confirmations in Job 1:6 and Job 2:1
While on the other hand, in 1 John 2:1, the bible made abundantly clear also that: “…And if any man sin, we have AN ADVOCATE with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” Glory to God!
With this scripture, it can never be overemphasized that our Lord Jesus Christ stands to play a significant role in always ensuring to put up a case on behalf of the children of God, to shame the devil, and nullify all accusations!
In all honesty, you will agree with me that it may be practically impossible to be completely free from the accusations of the devil because of our involvement (directly or indirectly) in acts of sin. You may recall the bible says: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Rom 3:23.
Besides, many are still in the act of sinning, maybe ignorantly, as described in Isaiah 64:6, when the Bible says:
“But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags…” Actually, most people think they are fairly righteous, but indeed they are genuinely ignorant they are wallowing in sin!
Perhaps, this is the more reason our Lord Jesus Christ has to continually stand in for us as “An Unrelenting Advocate!”
More compelling, if we understand the scripture in
John 10:10, where the Bible states: “ The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly,” I believe everyone will be better informed on the need to appreciate our Lord Jesus Christ!
Without prejudice, there is no knowledge or any known religious Books of any faith or belief, that has lay claims to the fact that its religion presents to its believers An Advocate before the throne of God, like the Holy Bible!
Therefore, if you believe there is a judgment seat in Heaven, with God as the Supreme Judge, the devil as the accuser of the brethren, and you as the accused, it stands to reason then that you definitely require the services of An Advocate to stand a chance! Have you ever pondered on this before?
Though the services of our Lord Jesus are free, it doesn’t just come on a platter of Gold.
Do you have a “functional relationship” with Jesus?
For as many who carry merely attractive and decorative titles in the churches or ministry, I mean: Evangelists, Pastors, Prophets, Bishops, Apostles, Shepherds, Deacons, etc, who have graciously sold their souls to the devil, they have lost their functional relationship with Jesus, I’m afraid, they will surely have a bigger problem along with the Accuser (devil) before God because they have deprived themselves of the services of An Advocate (Jesus!)
Therefore, it is better to ask ourselves this question: are you sure you have Jesus standing in to defend you from the accusations of the devil, or have you lost it already?
Nonetheless, Jesus is beckoning to you now: “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hears my voice, and open the door, I will come into him and will sup with him, and he with me.” Rev 3:20
Why don’t you just open the door of your heart to Him now and start a functional relationship with Jesus? You need Him more than He needs you, I’m sure you know it!
I pray we will not ignorantly deprive ourselves of the benefits of having Jesus stand up for us in judgment in Jesus’ name…
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