I JOHN 2:1-2
1 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:
2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
An advocate is one who stands in your stead. An advocate is also considered a comforter. Jesus spoke that the Comforter would come and bring all things to our remembrance. We are all guilty of sin before God, but Jesus is our advocate. He bore the pain and suffered the shame so that we could be free. As an advocate, He can only represent us as we confess our faults to him. There is nothing we can do that could separate us from His unfailing love. I wanted to also share the following quote with you. I pray it encourages your heart.
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Don’t that just take the scare out of it now? God’s with us. Although you sin, you got an Advocate. Tell God you’re sorry, come on back. That’s the way to do it. Don’t think you’re cast off forever. As long as you still have enough desire to come to this church, come on. God’s still with you. That’s right. Sure He is.
Yes, He will just keep moving, as long as you’ll… as He’s called you. He’s still in the saving business to call you. And all He’s calling, He’s still wooing at your heart. Come on, no matter what you done. God still wants to forgive you and take you back, love you a little bit, and hug you up to His bosom, give you a few spiritual vitamins, put you back in the church, in your position again. He came to redeem, to seek and save that which was lost.
William Marrion Branham
Pastor Jack E. Duff