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July 2014 Visiting Teaching Message: The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ--Advocate

July 2014 Visiting Teaching Message: The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ--Advocate

The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ: Advocate

Jesus Christ is our Advocate with the Father. The word advocate has Latin roots meaning “one who pleads for another.” The Savior pleads for us, using understanding, justice, and mercy. Knowing this can fill us with love and gratitude for His Atonement.

“Listen to [Jesus Christ] who is the advocate with the Father, who is pleading your cause before him—

“Saying: Father, behold the sufferings and death of him who did no sin, in whom thou wast well pleased; behold the blood of thy Son which was shed, the blood of him whom thou gavest that thyself might be glorified;

“Wherefore, Father, spare these my brethren that believe on my name, that they may come unto me and have everlasting life” (D&C 45:3–5).

Read the rest of the July 2014 visiting teaching message.

Supplement: Read the following excerpt from Elder Clate W. Mask Jr.'s talk "Standing Spotless before the Lord," from the April 2004 general conference.

Because of repentance and the Atonement of Jesus Christ, our garments can be spotless, pure, fair, and white. Moroni pleads, “O then ye unbelieving, turn ye unto the Lord; cry mightily unto the Father in the name of Jesus, that perhaps ye may be found spotless, pure, fair, and white, having been cleansed by the blood of the Lamb, at that great and last day” (Morm. 9:6). . . . Because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can all stand spotless, pure, and white before the Lord. 

Read the rest of Elder Mask's talk at LDS.org.