Friday, March 26, 2010
Advocate, Who will speak for you when you die?
I John 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.
What happens to use when we sin and someone finds out? For example; You cheated on a test at school and your teacher catches you in the act. She confronts you and says, "little Johnny or Joanie, the consequence for this action is failure of the course and you'll have to repeat 7th grade." Your heart starts racing because you know your parents are going to kill you and everyone in class is staring at you as you hold back tears. That's when the guy who sits next to you stands up and faces your teacher. He says to her, "Mrs. Barker, Johnny/Joanie may have cheated on the test, but I would ask that you give me their punishment instead." Your shocked looking up at your teacher. She says to the guy who sits next to you, "Ok, that's fine. You fail. Johnny/Joanie, your no longer in any trouble."
God did this for us when he died on the cross to cover our sins. The punishment for our sins is death and Jesus died in our place. When we stand in front of God one day, Jesus will step in and take all of the blame for our sins.
How many of your friends do you know that don't believe in Jesus? When they stand in front of God one day, Jesus won't be able to stand up for them. What if the reason your friends spend eternity in Hell is because you didn't tell them that there is an Advocate available? Don't miss your chance! What will you say to God when he asks you why you didn't share Jesus with Sam who sat at your lunch table all year and will now spend an eternity in Hell?