Have you ever felt like you need an attorney to argue the case for your promotion? Do you wish you had someone who would advocate for you before God and people–someone influential who is on your side?
If so, I have awesome news for you today: You do have such an Advocate. His name is the Holy Spirit, and He will advocate for you in regards to your destiny if you ask Him to do so. And when the Holy Spirit argues a case, He wins every time.
How we know the Holy Spirit will advocate for you:
We know that the Holy Spirit will advocate for you because Jesus said so. John 14:26 says:
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you” (NIV).
So what exactly does it look like to have the Holy Spirit advocate for you?
The word that is translated Advocate in John 14:26 is the Greek word “Parakletos.” Check out the actual meaning, according to Strong’s Concordance:
Summoned, called to one’s side, especially called to one’s aid; one who pleads another’s cause before a judge, a pleader, counsel for defense, legal assistant, an advocate; one who pleads another’s cause with one, an intercessor; in the widest sense, a helper, succourer, aider, assistant.”
Did you catch that? Having the Holy Spirit advocate for you means He has been sent to your side. He pleads your cause before whomever He needs to plead your cause. He is your Intercessor. He is your Helper.
- God will whisper in the ears of people He wants to use to bless you.
- When it’s time for you to be promoted, the Holy Spirit will tell the people He wants to use to do so.
- When people, rumors, situations, or anything else comes against you, the Holy Spirit pleads your case against the accuser–and He wins every time.
The Holy Spirit has never lost a case and never will. When He takes up your case, victory is guaranteed.
So here’s my personal story:
You already know I used to feel forgotten. Well, when I sat down with the Lord and poured my heart out to Him for the first time about it, I remembered something the Holy Spirit had done for me in the past when He advocated for me in a radical, freaky way. Remembering that occasion built my faith to ask Him to advocate for me again. [Read more…]