Have You Arranged for an Attorney?


There are so many reasons that an individual might face court action either initiated by himself or against him. The consequences could be severe and long-lasting. An attorney knows the ins and outs of completing a case. It would be foolish to face a judge without competent representation.

This is true for matters of this world. This is more important for matters of eternity. In the spiritual realm, the Bible warns of warfare against humanity. The devil is cunning. He only wants to see humankind in the worst possible condition.

The Bible says that Satan is routinely making accusations against people before God’s throne. There is no way that any person could stand before God and plead his own case. If that were so, it would have been unnecessary for Jesus to die on the cross. Since he did die on the cross, it indicates our inabilities in the spiritual world.

Jesus completed two functions on behalf of all of us. First, he died on the cross as payment for our sin so that we do not have to face God empty-handed. Second, he is the divine lawyer pleading our case before the Heavenly Father against Satan. Romans 8:34 says, “Who is he that condemns? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God who also makes intercession for us.” Hebrews 7: 25 says, “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.”

If it were possible for any human being to please his own case before God, that would make him more than human. There would be an inequity for those who are not wise enough to plead their own case. The same is true for anyone who claims that he is a good person and that is sufficient for him to enter heaven. However, how do we define “good”? What makes one person good enough? There is no one that has not committed some type of sin. That means he is not good in God’s eyes. That means that we need to ask Christ to be our Savior so that when God looks at us, he sees his son who became our intercessor.

We all need the legal representation of Jesus Christ before the Heavenly Father. We need him in the matter of our goodness not being sufficient before God. Once we have received him as Savior, we need Jesus to be our lawyer, our intercessor, when Satan makes accusations against us. That is the case for some people who do not put aside their own conclusions. That does not need to be the situation. He will be your Savior, if we ask him and pledge to live life empowered by the Holy Spirit as believers in his divinity, Lordship, and love.

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