Because Jesus obeyed God and willingly gave up his life, enduring the Cross and despising its shame, God raised him up to have the name above all names (Philippians 2:9) and to sit at his right hand (Hebrews 12:2) as our defense attorney (representative/advocate) (1 John 2:1), for Christ entered into heaven for us (Hebrews 9:24). Jesus Christ on the Cross is our Substitute and in God’s presence, he is our Spokesperson; speaking in our defense.
Points to ponder:
Jesus Christ in God’s presence can be our defense attorney, only if we let him to be in us, by trusting in him to represent us before God (Ephesians 3:16). I have, Have you?
Hebrews 9:24 (KJV)
24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
1 John 2:1-2 (KJV)
1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.