John writes so that we may not sin. And yet we have Jesus Christ going to bat for us before the Father at the times we do sin. In this teaching we look at the great blessing it is to have Jesus as our advocate. At the same time, we examine what John says is the Scriptural test for whether we really know Jesus or not.
Anyone can say that they know Jesus, but how many can say that they keep His commandments? Our true connection with Jesus is maintained through obedience to His Word.
Through abiding in Jesus, all kinds of amazing possibilities exist for us – because if our communication channel with God is clear it will really enable us to believe for amazing things. Let us go for it, recognizing that even at times that we fall short, the wonderful sacrifice of Jesus is there, and Jesus Himself represents us to the Father. Hallelujah!