You Need a Lawyer

By David J. Stewart


“...And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” —1st John 2:1

       You need an experienced Lawyer, and Jesus is the best!  Jesus Christ can be your Lawyer if you'll receive Him as your Savior.  We read in 1st John 2:1, "And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous."  The word "advocate" is a powerful word, and in the Greek means, "parakletos," which literally means, "called to one's side."  According to VINE'S COMPLETE EXPOSITORY DICTIONARY OF OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT WORDS (Page 111), concerning the word "parakletos" ...

" was used in a court of justice to denote a legal assistant, counsel for the defense, an advocate; then, generally, one who pleads another's cause, an intercessor, advocate, as in 1 John 2:1, of the Lord Jesus."

What a beautiful truth!  Jesus will go into court with us, and defend us.  I learned a long time ago that you NEVER, I mean NEVER, go into a court of law without a lawyer.  Only a fool, would go into court without a lawyer.  I felt sorry for a man I saw in court once.  His wife was divorcing him, and he couldn't afford a lawyer.  Since he hadn't committed any crimes, he wasn't eligible for a public defender (free lawyer).  The judge roasted him.


Listen friend, God takes seriously His Word.  In fact, God has exalted His Word above His own name (Psalm 138:2).  What God said in His Word cannot be broken!  In fact, Jesus said those exact Words in John 10:35, "...the Scripture cannot be broken." If you think God will let you slide for your transgressions, you are going to be shocked and utterly sorry on Judgment Day.  You had better obey the Gospel.  God is angry with the wicked (Psalm 7:11).  God's wrath is upon all Christ-rejecters (John 3:36).  God will take vengeance, with flaming fire, upon all those who do not obey the Gospel (2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9).  Don't think for one second that your sins will stay in Las Vegas, or anywhere else. 


The beloved evangelist, Dr. John R. Rice, preached a powerful sermon titled, When Skeletons Come Out of the Closet(MP3 Audio).  This is serious folks!  God does not take sin lightly.  For men and women to live in sin, like there's no God, is the same as violating probation, or defiantly disobeying a court order.  If an earthly judge would imprison you for violating a court order, what do you think God is going to do to you for violating His Word?  It is serious!  You need a lawyer, and the ONLY Lawyer that can help you on Judgment Day is Jesus Christ. 

“He who provides for this life, yet takes no thought for eternity is wise for a moment, but is a fool forever. There's a lot more important things than making money. There's more important things than getting rich.”

—Pastor Danny Castle, a quote from the needful sermon, Procrastination: The Devil's Best Trick

The Sevenfold Sin of Those Who Do Not Win Souls (video by Dr. John R. Rice)

"In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ."
—2nd Thessalonians 1:8

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