– Jesus: Our Divine Advocate (Part 2)
JESUS ADVOCATES AND INTERVENES FOR US AT OUR DEAD ENDS
The entire theme of the Bible is Jesus! In the book of Esther, we see Jesus as our advocate and intercessor.
God Made a Way
God is not a God of DEAD-ENDS. He is the God of crossroads and choices. God often does His greatest work in our deepest hurt. God will make a way where there seems to be no way.
On the Jews’ darkest day, GOD MADE A WAY. Our Advocate loves to work in the dark. Those were dark days indeed for the Jews facing annihilation. And the Jewish brethren continue to face incredible challenges. Haman’s intentions resonated with those of Hitler and Russia during World War II. The struggle continues for Israel today, and God continues to intervene on their behalf.
God Will Make a Way for You
We all encounter dead ends, impossible places in life, and dark times. Hurt is inevitable. Yet, we have One who sticks closer than a brother, advocating and intervening on our behalf.
Mordecai and Esther both responded and served as advocates for their people. They are a picture of what Jesus does for us. We see that the Jewish people did not sit by passively. What did they do? They fasted and prayed. Then, on the day set for their annihilation, they were prepared to defend themselves according to the decree of the king.
INTEGRATING TRUTH INTO EVERYDAY LIFE
We must respond in a similar manner when we face an impossible place and dark times. We must pray and seek God. This must be our priority. Then we are to respond as the Lord guides us in each situation. Sometimes we are just to stand firm and see the salvation of the Lord on our behalf. Sometimes we are to actively go forward and address the situation as God intervenes on our behalf.