TODAY’S MANNA for Friday Feb. 9, 2018

You have a lawyer that represents you before God the Father!

My little children, these things write I to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
1 John 2:1 King James Version

We are not to sin, but God knows that man is fallible, so He provided a way to be cleansed and made righteous before Him if we did sin (Not that He wants us to). The Word of God is the truth and it says He is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us. “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14), the Word is alive for evermore. God provided us with an advocate (a lawyer if you will) (G3875. parakletos, par-ak’-lay-tos; an intercessor, consoler:–advocate, comforter), a mediator to go before God the Father on our behalf. But we must first ask Him for that forgiveness, a heart felt repentance (change), not just lip service, He knows our hearts. Then we must allow Him to effect a change in us. And when we are judged by God this is what happens: Standing in God’s court and the accuser of the brethern (Satan) lists all of the things you have done wrong and stands back and smiles at you. Then Jesus stands up, looks at the Father and says: Dad, I already paid the price for “Put Your name here” sins. Father God slams His gavel down and says “Not Guilty!”

Father, thank You for giving me an advocate with You, someone I could go to when I need forgiveness. Someone who is not of this flesh that can stand before You on my behalf. Father, I thank You for Your Son Jesus, whom You gave for me and to me, to be my Lord and Savior. Thanks Dad that I have a way back into Your righteousness. A way for You to welcome me Home. In Jesus’ name, I pray.

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