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The Wednesday Word: Our Defender and Judge

In the New Testament,

Repentance is mentioned 70 times;

Baptism is mentioned at most 20 times;

The New Birth is mentioned 9 times;

The ‘Lord’s Supper’ is mentioned 6 times;

But …

The Second Coming of Christ is mentioned no less than 318 times!

Mark it down, Jesus is coming back! In fact, one verse in every 25 verses throughout the New Testament, from Matthew to Revelation, points to the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Listen to this, it is appointed once to die. And after death? The Judgment (see Hebrews 9:27).

Now, I´m not a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but I can tell the future. It´s the Judgment!!! That´s mankind’s destiny. However, there is no need for the Lord’s people to fear this event. The good news is that the blood of Christ has already settled all charges against us (John 1:29; Hebrews 9:26). The blood of Christ, God incarnate, has doused the flames of Hell for God´s elect.

In addition to that, our lawyer, Christ Jesus, is our Last Day Judge. They are one and the same. We are doubly saved and safe (1 John 2:1; John 5:13). Let’s say it again, our lawyer is our Judge!

Yes, you read that correctly. The end time Judge is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ, the very one who is presently our advocate.

This is why we read in 2 Timothy 4:1, “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick (living) and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;”

In Old Testament times, defending the accused was such a sacred duty that the judge refused to delegate the work to an attorney. He served as the defender of the accused. The Jewish Encyclopedia explains: “attorneys at law are unknown in Jewish law.Their legal code required judges to always lean to the side of the defendant and give him the advantage of every possible doubt.”

What a system! God, Himself, defends and judges the accused among His people. May we feed and meditate upon these glorious gospel truths.

Christ, the good news from Heaven, is our Advocate and Judge. We are and will be defended against all the accusations of Satan. Our eternal salvation does not depend on how useful we are, but on how efficient Christ is in saving sinners.

Jesus is our King, our Priest, our Advocate and Judge. What a remarkable arrangement. Talk about a deck stacked in our favour. Our advocate is the Lamb who was slain for the sins of His people. No charges can, therefore, stand against us. Bring on an onslaught of accusations. They are routed by our heavenly legal dream team. The blood of the Lamb saved us 2000 years ago, and now Christ ever lives to apply the benefits of His purchase to His people. We are safe! We are saved.

Remember, we are not secure in our salvation because of our grip on the Saviour, but rather because of His grip on us. He loved us before time began. He came here Himself in the person of Jesus to secure our redemption with His blood. He sought us until He found us. Do you think that He will now let us go back into our sins and be lost again? Away with such nonsense! If a child of God ends in Hell, Jesus, the One who claimed to be the Truth, is made a liar because He has promised His sheep they will never perish (John 10:28).

And that´s the Gospel Truth!

Miles Mckee

www.milesmckee.com 

  1. January 15, 2020 at 11:00 am

    I love this! “If a child of God ends in Hell, Jesus, the One who claimed to be the Truth, is made a liar because He has promised His sheep they will never perish (John 10:28).” What a wonderful Saviour!

    • January 20, 2020 at 4:41 am

      Amen brother Richard. This is one argument of which I have used against Arminians. Christ’s authority of being God, rests on the promise, that he gives them eternal life and no one is able to pluck them out of His Father’s hands and no one is able to pluck them out of His hands.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting.

  2. ReformedBeliever
    January 15, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Hi have you heard that Jesus died for everyone when He didn’t.

    • January 20, 2020 at 4:18 am

      Hello Reformed believer. Thank you for visiting my site and commenting.

      Yes, I have heard that. It is hard to have not heard that in the United States seeing that most of this country is wallowing in the Arminian error or Pelagian heresy.

      I am a Reformed Baptist. ‘Reformed’ means that I adhere or hold to Reformed Theology. I believe in the doctrines of grace that were laid out at the Synod of Dort in response to the Remonstrants five points; who were students of Jacobus Arminius.

      However, there is more to Reformed Theology than just the doctrines of grace.

      The ‘Baptist’ in Reformed Baptist means that I believe as the 17th century Puritans, who came away from infant baptism. There were many 17th century Puritans who began to reject infant baptism and argue from scripture and the covenants, that it is not found in the Bible, but is a part of that Popish heretical church (Roman Catholicism) which they rejected.

      Thus, I am Reformed, Baptist, amillenial, and hold to covenant theology.

      Thank you again for visiting and commenting. You can check out my website also if you like. Link is at the top of this blog or on the side bar.

  3. ReformedBeliever
    January 15, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Reblogged this on The Reformed Calvinist Corner..

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