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Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | December 7, 2019 – And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father – 1 John 2:1

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | December 7, 2019. Enrich and Sustain your relationship with Jesus reading our daily devotional My little children (believers, dear ones), I am writing you these things so that you will not sin and violate God’s law. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate [who will intercede for us] with the Father: Jesus Christ the righteous [the upright, the just One, who conforms to the Father’s will in every way—purpose, thought, and action] – 1 John 2:1

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not [ sin no more, stop sinning ]. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: – 1 John 2:1

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And if any man sin
we have an advocate with the Father
Jesus Christ the righteous
Advocate sin not [ sin no more, stop sinning ]. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: – 1 John 2:1
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And if any man sin
we have an advocate with the Father
Jesus Christ the righteous
Advocate sin not [ sin no more, stop sinning ]. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: – 1 John 2:1
Beloved, the Bible reveals the true attributes of God your loving Father in heaven.
These  revelations have helped the saints of old from time immemorial till date to have  unwavering trust in His unchanging  faithfulness and reliability.
They are inexhaustible, see some of them.

Psa 86:5  For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive;and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

Psa 86:15  But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious,longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

Psa 103:8-14 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.  For as the heaven is high above the earth,so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Like as a father pitieth his children,so the Lord pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

Mic 7:18-19  Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

2 Peter 3:9  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Beloved as you ponder on these unchanging attributes of God, you wonder why multitude of humanity, the crown of His  creation ended up damned and lost in hell fire for ever.
However, these unchanging attributes of God should be the impetus that should help you in particular to live with Him in eternity. It shall be so in Jesus name.
No doubt God frowns at sin, but He has made adequate provision for sincere saints and believers of all ages and that includes you to secure pardon, when they fall into sin accidentally or ignorantly. See it yourself.

1 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:

1. See His unchanging provision when His children fall into sin ignorantly. Even though they are still guilty but they must repent  sincerely,  immediately..

Lev 4:1-3  And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the Lord concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them: If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the Lord for a sin offering.

Lev 4:27-28  And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, while he doeth somewhat against any of the commandments of the Lord concerning things which ought not to be done, and be guilty; Or if his sin, which he hath sinned, come to his knowledge: then he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he hath sinned.

Job 34:32  That which I see not teach thou me:  if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.

See an instance of an apostle falling into sin of ignorance and how he immediately secure pardon.

Act 23:1-5.  And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day. And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth. Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law? And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God’s high priest? Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.

Beloved,  you  must repent immediately when you realized you have sinned ignorantly . Don’t rationalize or justify it. See the  example of Paul, commiting sin of ignorance. He repented immediately and did restitution.
2. See also His unchanging provision when His children fall into accidental sin. Again they are guilty and must repent immediately. See an example of a man after the heart of God falling into such a shameful sin.

2Sa 11:26-27  And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband. And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his house, and she became his wife, and bare him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the Lord.

2Sa 12:7 — 14  And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul; And I gave thee thy master’s house, and thy master’s wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things. Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the Lord, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon. Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife. Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun. For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun. And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said unto David, The Lord also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die. Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.

BELOVED SO EITHER SIN OF IGNORANCE OR ACCIDENTAL SHAMEFUL SIN. SUCH A PERSON IS GUILTY AND MUST SINCERELY REPENT IMMEDIATELY  AND PERHAPS FOLLOWED IT UP WITH RESTITUTIONS, IF NECESSARY.
See God’s unchanging provision for pardon.

Isaiah 1:18  Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Isa 55:6 — Isa 55:7  Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:  Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Proverbs 28:13  He that covereth his sins shall not prosper:but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

HOWEVER, WHEN A PERSON SIN WILLFULLY,  SUCH  SHALL BE PUNISHED AND DAMNED.
You see humanity who dare God and take Him for granted shall be punished and damned.  See what the scriptures says.

Heb 10:26 — 31 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Beloved see what characterise wilful sins, punishable before God.
1. Quoting scriptures to encourage and back up a sin. Before some people who profess religion sinned. They will quote scripture that after all God shall pardon them if they do it.  If they want to commit immorality. They encourage their sin partners that God shall pardon them and they go ahead to sin 

Psa 130:3  If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities,O Lord, who shall stand?

2. Sinning with impunity daring God.

Ecc 8:11-13  Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.

 3. Justifying, rationalising or covering sin, playing to be  wise before  God . such a person shall not be pardoned but shall be punished, like Adam , Eve and king Saul ,  Israelites. etc 

Job 31:33   If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom:

You recount Adam and Eve held God responsible for their sins.

Gen 3:9 — 13  And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

1Sa 15:10 — 21  Then came the word of the Lord unto Samuel, saying, It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the Lord all night. And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place, and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal. And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the Lord: I have performed the commandment of the Lord. And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear? And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the Lord thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed. Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the Lord hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on. And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the Lord anointed thee king over Israel? And the Lord sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed. Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the Lord, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the Lord? And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the Lord, and have gone the way which the Lord sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites. But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the Lord thy God in Gilgal.

Beloved, take advantage of the unchanging willingness of the Lord to pardon whenever you fall into sin of ignorance or accidental sin.
But never ever wilfully sin against God. It is well with you in particular I Jesus name
Dearly beloved, just like God the Father was always willing to pardon sincere penitent children of His who fall into accidental or sin of ignorance.
So also is our Lord Jesus Christ advocating for pardon of penitent and sincere believers who fall into careless and avoidable sins and temptations. See it yourself.

1 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:

John 6:37  All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

Hebrews 7:25  Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Heb 2:17 — 18 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

Heb 4:15 — 16  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Dearly beloved the reason why believers fall into such careless avoidable sins is because they failed to heed several warnings from the Lord or the blessed Holy Spirit.
See the example of Peter.

Luk 22:31 — 32  And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

1Co 10:12 — 13  Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Mat 26:69 — 75  Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee. But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest. And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth. And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man. And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee. Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew. And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.

So if you have fallen into temptations, reach out immediately to the Lord like Peter in penitence and sincere repentance.
If you need to follow it up with restitutions, do so immediately. Don’t cover it up or justify it or rationalize it.  This is very important, because tomorrow might be too late. There is no repentance after death.

Hebrews 3:15  While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.

Friend, rapture is dawning. Do everything to get ready. One of the things that shall guarantee your readiness is taking advantage of the office of our Lord Jesus Christ as your advocate before God, to secure your pardon if you have missed it in any area

1 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:

Friend, if we don’t see some believers after the rapture, it is because they failed to listen to the call of Jesus to repent from sins of compromise, lukewarmness or lost of first love to Christ.
This shall not be your portion. So please listen to Jesus’s  warnings  now and repent.

Rev 3:14 — 22  And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Rev 2:1 — 5.  Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

Rev 3:1 — 3  And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

Friend, repent and continue to sustain your purify and biblical holiness of life through cleansing with the precious blood of Jesus.

1Jo 3:1 — 3  Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

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And if any man sin
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Advocate sin not [ sin no more, stop sinning ]. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: – 1 John 2:1
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Knowing Jesus Daily Devotional
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And if any man sin
we have an advocate with the Father
Jesus Christ the righteous
Advocate sin not [ sin no more, stop sinning ]. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: – 1 John 2:1
as a result, hence, consequently, therefore
first of all, also, another, furthermore, finally
because, so, due to, for the reason that
similarly, Likewise, rather, while, in contrast
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And if any man sin
we have an advocate with the Father
Jesus Christ the righteous
Advocate sin not [ sin no more, stop sinning ]. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: – 1 John 2:1
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And if any man sin
we have an advocate with the Father
Jesus Christ the righteous
Advocate sin not [ sin no more, stop sinning ]. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: – 1 John 2:1