Look For Christ
Focus: Hebrews 9:28 - KJV
28. So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
One basic truth that some refuse to appreciate is that the sacrifice of Jesus made on the cross is a sacrifice for the entire mankind made once and for all. By it, the yoke of death that was crafted for man from the time of Adam has been taken away. As true and perfect as that is, no man is free from death until he appropriates this sacrifice unto himself, to take the benefit thereof. From the time of His ascension, an assurance was given that He would return the same way He was seen ascending. Between His ascension and return, He is advocating before the throne, for everyone that ascribes His sacrifice unto himself, against the voice of the accuser of the brethren, who is forever seeking to seethe man like wheat, despite salvation. Hence, unless and until Christ be recruited as our advocate by accepting Him, He does not have our brief to advocate on our behalf. No wonder He said He would say to some He never knew them.
This is how that works: even though salvation is available to all, it is by grace through faith that we are saved and not by our works. Therefore, the salvation made available by the sacrifice is not fully ascribed particularly because thereafter, we have often been in disobedience worse than Adam. Nonetheless, if we relate with Christ as our Advocate, because He does not want His death to be in vain over us, He appoints to us the Holy Spirit to teach us all things. While in the tutelage, we still make mistakes here and there, which mistakes by eternal provisions, are deserving of “death”. But Christ steps up to ensure that we are ransomed. Those who so appoint Him their Advocate are those who have agreed to live by Him doing good works, and looking forward to His return/appearing.
We go through pain and unnecessary agony when we fail to have the right advocate interceding for us. There were three characters in Bible days: Job, Judas and Peter. Against each one, accusations were put before the throne of God. Job suffered devastation as he had no advocate; Judas ended up dead in devastation as he had no intercessor; but Peter went away almost unscathed just because the super Advocate interceded for him and he was restored. We can also be freed from the devastation of today, and the rejection in eternity, if we do what is right by appointing the one who loves us and gave His life up for us to live, so that we may indeed have life and have it more abundantly.
SOLUTION: Advocates do not go to Court on behalf of a person unless the same first becomes a client; whether pro bono or otherwise, there must be client and advocate relationship. Such relationship comes only through contact. Contact Jesus today and He will never allow the accuser of the brethren to have you devastated.
Please pray thus: Lord Jesus, I accept you as my Advocate for ever. Please rescue me from the effect of all the accusation against me; let your blood avail for me at all times in your precious name, Jesus.
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