THE ADVOCATE IN HEAVEN’S COURTROOM
Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to your promise. Psalm 119:154
Many of God’s children are fighting for their lives today in some great controversy. They are in the center of a battle. The strife is not about a difference of opinion but about good and evil; the kingdom of heaven versus the kingdom of darkness. So much is at stake including the life of God’s servant. Perhaps he is on his knees this morning and is absolutely at the end of himself. He is weary from being battered. He is disillusioned by a trail of broken promises. He is confused because those who argue against him are clever and cunning.
David’s enemies were powerful, physically, mentally, and even spiritually. He reached the end of himself. His life hung in the balance and he knew he needed an advocate. There was not a human one to be found. No lawyers waited in the wings to take up his case in court. He needed God. Who better to argue for him, to plead his cause and sort out the cobweb of controversy to administer justice than God. Jeremiah recognized God’s role as the heavenly attorney when Israel was oppressed and had no way out of captivity. They languished for life as well. He said, “Their redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name. He will surely plead their cause, that he may give rest to the earth, and unrest to the inhabitants of Babylon.” Jeremiah 50:32
I can often believe that if fairness fails to be found on earth, that the case has been lost and that is the end of it. I forget my Bible. The courts of heaven are engaged on my behalf. The eternal advocate, Jesus, takes up the cause of his people. He does it for people groups and He does it for individuals. No cunning adversary will win in His courtroom. No jury will be skewed. No evidence will be misinterpreted. Jesus knows me, knows my case, knows my adversaries, and perfectly pleads my case. If vindication is called for, I will come to see it in heaven’s perfect timetable. It may be swift, it may occur in the next decade, or it may happen one day when God judges the earth. I can trust my advocate to know when is the perfect time to settle the case. In the meantime, I must believe that no one will get away with their evil deeds. Though it may appear that way, they are held firmly on God’s leash. My strength lies in who aligns himself with me.
Are you weary of fighting your own battles? Have your arguments been silenced by deep fatigue? Have you lost your way? You have an advocate and He is fighting for you. He will redeem all that the locusts are consuming.
Strengthen the man on his knees today, the one who cries out to you as his only hope. Lift his head to see heaven’s courtroom. Amen