dr mike okonkwo

Topic: You Have An Advocate [TREM Devotional 26 November 2020]

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“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 KJV

Beloved, Jesus Christ is our advocate. He is speaking on our behalf and saying:” Father they are standing based on what I did, not what they did. Guess what? The Father cannot ignore what Jesus did. Do you know why God has to answer us? If we became sinners based on what the first Adam did, then we have right to stand righteous before him because of what the last Adam (Jesus) did. So, if as a believer, you sin, He said don’t forget there is an advocate standing by my side speaking on your behalf. Therefore, you can declare to yourself: I am free. No more condemnation! I have boldness to come unto the throne of grace.

Satan likes to intimidate people who are ignorant. It is this intimidation he came with when Adam sinned. Adam had always enjoyed fellowship with God but the moment sin came, He started running from God. He was confused, intimidated and had lost his boldness. The next thing he did was to start lying. That is what sin does. Sin drives you away. When you become sin conscious, you run even from people who want to help you. The devil tells you that everyone has known, and you will start hiding. But that is not the will of God for the believer in Christ. The truth is that you have been cleansed… God deals with the believer’s sin differently from that of an unbeliever. We are not on the same level because we are already in His kingdom.

So, when a believer falls, 1 John 3:4 says, “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” But if you stop it there, you will stay in condemnation; but Verse 5 says, “And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin”. The reason He revealed Himself on earth is to take away our sins; past, present and future.

Further Reading: 1 John 3:1-8; Micah 7:8-11

Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Ezekiel 27-29; Evening- 1 Peter 3

Flatimes’ Notice Board: Until you are born again, God ever abiding presence will never be with you. You must be born again to enjoy continuous victory. Please say the displayed prayer below in faith:

Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.

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