Jesus Our Advocate [3]

Wednesday 3rd April 2019 Prayer Devotion

Scripture Reading:- 1 John 2:1-17

Topic:- Jesus Our Advocate [3]

Text:- 1 John 2:1

By Kenneth E. Hagin:

This scripture in First John never was intended to encourage people to sin. John is simply telling us about God’s provision for sin. The Spirit of God will help us overcome sin—not encourage us to practice it! After all, John said, “These things write I unto you, that you sin not.”
In the first place, if a person is born again, i.e. if he has accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, he doesn’t want to do wrong. But often the devil tempts him through his flesh and overcomes him because he is not strong spiritually.
For example, if it were just a fault that Paul was talking about in Galatians 6:1, we all would need restoring, and there wouldn’t be any spiritual people left to do the restoring. We all have faults.
God wants His people to be restored to full fellowship with Him. It is a different matter, however, when people do not want to be restored. If they want to be restored, it is our obligation to restore them in a spirit of meekness, not arrogance.
James 5:14-15 says, when it comes to healing, the possibility of sin in conjunction with sickness, and of forgiveness are in connection with healing.

By way of illustration, if a man were to speak sharply to his wife, he is not eternally lost because of it. He is, however, out of fellowship with her! He needs to get back in fellowship with her by apologizing and asking her forgiveness.
Well, 1 John 2:1 says, if we sin, we lose our sense of righteousness and cannot enter God’s Presence. Righteousness means right-standing with God. Righteousness means the ability to stand in the Presence of God without any inferiority complex, without a consciousness of sin. If you have sinned or failed, you cannot stand in the Presence of God without a consciousness of sin.
But there is One who can go in on your behalf, Jesus Christ, the Righteous. He is the propitiation, the substitute, for our sins; and not for our sins only, but for the sins of the whole world. See 1 John 2:1,2.

Prayer Points:-
1. Oh Lord God, You are my advocate, and You died for me, thank You, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. Oh Lord God, delivered me from sinning and deliver sin from me henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. I command, sin shall not have dominion over me again, never again, in the name of Jesus Christ.

Happy Mid-Week!

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Tim Ogundele_Jesu is a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and an apostle by the grace of God. He has been used by God prominently in the area of salvation, healing, blessing, and especially deliverance.

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