Friday, 29 June 2012

Open Heavens Devotional: SPIRITUAL ADVOCACY – Friday, June 29, 2012 by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Memorise: My little children, these things write l unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 1 John 2:1
Bible in one year: Psalms 67-69
When you have a case in court, who do you call to speak for you? Your lawyer or defence attorney of course. Just as we have cases in courts in the physical realm, so also do we have cases in the spiritual realm. Believe it or not, verdicts from the spiritual courts supersede that of the physical realm. Many times, people only act out in the physical what has been decided in spiritual courts. Witches, wizards and evil people gather in the dead of the night to lay certain accusations against people and to pass judgment on them. You do not need to attend their meetings even though sometimes God can take you there to see what they are doing. A minister of God once saw himself on an elevator descending into the earth. As it stopped, he stepped into a meeting arena of people belonging to the kingdom of darkness. He sat with them and listened to all they were saying and doing, then he stood up and began to oppress them by pressing each of their heads downwards, saying, “So this is what you come here to do?” They were surprised to see him at their meeting. He was there oppressing them but they could not harm him because greater is the One inside of him.
Every evil gathering against you shall fail and their plans against you shall be disappointed in Jesus name. Sometimes God can give you a glimpse of the activities of your enemies. His purpose is for you to use this knowledge to fight these enemies. All the same, when a case is brought against you in the spirit realm, 1 John 2:1 says Jesus Christ is our advocate. In courts, you have defence witnesses who your lawyer will call. Romans 8:33 says God is your Justifier and Genesis 18:23-25 calls Him the Judge of the earth. And if He is for you who can be against you (Romans 8:31)? On the other hand, you have the accuser of the brethren-the devil and demons who bring cases against us (Revelations 12:10). Isaiah 54:17 says you shall condemn every tongue that rises against you. This is why you must not do anything to turn your Defence Attorney against you. As long as He is in agreement with you, victory over your accusers is certain.
Thank God for your Advocate – Jesus Christ. Ask God for grace to remain in good standing with Him.

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