“Guilty! guilty! guilty!” the accuser pled his case;
Stepped closer to the stand to point his finger in my face.
“The Scriptures make it very clear that you have always lied.
You have no charge against me, see my Lawyer,” I replied.
“So you think you’re a Christian?” the accuser tried again.
“How can you think you’re saved, when you are still so full of sin?”
“I know that I’m not perfect, but there’s one thing I have learned,
Deceit is your best tactic – see my Lawyer.” I returned.
“Jesus is my advocate before the judgement seat.
He took on all my sins and debt; my pardon is complete.
So when you call me to account, demanding that I pay,
‘The sentenced has been served – go see my Lawyer’,” I will say.
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; (1 John 2:1 ESV)
HELPS Word-studies: ADVOCATE
3875 paráklētos (from 3844 /pará, “from close-beside” and 2564 /kaléō, “make a call”) – properly, a legal ADVOCATE who makes the right judgment-call because close enough to the situation. 3875 /paráklētos (“advocate, advisor-helper”) is the regular term in NT times of an attorney (lawyer) – i.e. someone giving evidence that stands up in court.
33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. (Romans 8:33,34 ESV)
Verb – Present Participle Active – Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong’s 1344: From dikaios; to render just or innocent.