God Is on Your Side
And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. —1 JOHN 2:2
God is on your side. He is not against you; God is for you. Your Heavenly Father loves you. I’ve heard people say, “But what if I miss it?”
He’s still not against you. If He was against you, He wouldn’t have made provision for you to get back in right standing when you miss it. He would have just said, “Let him go.” But, no, He made provision. First John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” God said in the second chapter of First John, “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. . . .” (v. 1). You see, God is a holy God and cannot encourage or condone sin. But He went on to say, “. . . if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous” (v. 1).
Even if you’ve missed it, you still have help. An advocate means a lawyer or someone who pleads your case. First John 2:2 says, “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” He’s talking about our sins and the sins of the whole world. Jesus is the propitiation or atonement for our sins!
When you miss it, there’s a way back. But, you see, if He wasn’t on your side, He wouldn’t have provided a way back for you. He would have just left you alone, condemned, helpless, and undone. But, no, He provided a way. Aren’t you glad He did? Your Father loves you. He’s on your side.
Confession: My Father loves me. He’s on my side, and I’m on His side. My Father is for me; He’s not against me. He has made provision for me. I receive forgiveness and healing now.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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