1 John 2:1-2:2
The advocacy of Christ: This is the third factor in having fellowship with God and Jesus. God’s arrangement for a believer not to sin is perfect, but our entrance into it is imperfect. An advocate is an attorney called to the side of a client in trouble. He is a comforter. The Lord Jesus Christ is in heaven to defend the sinning believer from the charge of the accuser of the brethren. Without His defense, the sinning saint would be in deep trouble. He is the sacrifice that makes the throne of God a mercy seat. We need mercy — He is rich in mercy. God is a propitiation for us “Propitiation” is a payment, the basis on which God extends mercy…Jesus payment for our sin.