“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor…”Isa. 9:6.
I am guilty.
“But the scripture hath concluded all under sin…” “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”(Gal. 3:22; Rom. 3:23).
Nothing I have can pay my fine, because according to the law,
“There is none righteous, no, not one…There is none that doeth good, no, not one…that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.” Taken from Rom. 3:3-19.
Judgment is pronounced.
“For the wages of sin is death…” Rom. 6:23a.
My Counselor, my Advocate stands before the One on the throne and declares,
“…if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess before my Father which is in heaven.” (Rom. 10:9-10; Matt. 10:33). “…the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Rom. 6:23b.
My pardon is secured.
“That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Who is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” Eph. 1:12-14.
Counselor…also translated Advocate/Mediator, Intercessor, Helper, Comforter…He is our peace with God, our praying Savior, our constant Companion.
“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.” “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” (1John 2:1; 2Tim. 2:5,6).
“How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance…for Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us”. (Heb. 9:14-15,24).
“…he hath poured out his soul unto death…he was numbered with the transgressors…he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” Isa. 53:12b.
“Neither pray I for these alone but for them also which shall believe on me through their word.” John 17:20.
Before Jesus ascended to the Father, He promised to continue being our Advocate, Mediator, Helper and Comforter, not only before the Father, but here on earth through His Holy Spirit.
“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever, Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive…ye know him: for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” John 14:16-17.
Jesus, the mediator of the new covenant…”See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven…Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear”. Heb. 12:25,28.
What is your plea? Mine is not guilty by the blood of the Lamb!
Thank you, heavenly Father, for our Counselor/Mediator who has purchased us with His blood. May we serve you acceptably bringing you glory, honor and praise. Amen.