We have an Adversary and an Advocate
We have an adversary (1 Peter 5:8) and an advocate (1 John 2:1). Our adversary devours and destroys, our advocate defends and delights. Our adversary steals and kills, our advocate secures and gives life. Our adversary degrades and demands, our advocate upgrades and understands. Our adversary accuses us and condemns, our advocate defeated him and defends. Our adversary hates us, our advocate loves us. Our adversary is the father of lies, our advocate is the Truth. Our adversary ruins, our advocate restores. Our adversary flees righteousness, our advocate is full of righteousness.
Our adversary provokes, our advocate provides. Our adversary rejects, our advocate protects. Our adversary entraps and enslaves in sin, our advocate frees and forgives from sin. Our adversary is evil, our advocate is good. Our adversary is strong, our advocate is stronger. Our adversary is powerful, our advocate is all-powerful. Our adversary has been judged, our advocate is the Judge. Our adversary is defeated, our advocate is victorious. Our advocate is the prince of darkness, our advocate is the coming King. Our adversary is the devil, our advocate is Jesus Christ the righteous.
Rest in Jesus and cast all your cares on Him, because He cares for you. And, "...greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world." (1 John 4:4). Christ in you, your hope of glory (Col. 1:27). Beloved Christian, you are safe and secure in Christ.
"And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Phil. 2:8-11)
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