Back in the mid-1800s, there was a man who had a major need in his life, so he decided to go to the White House and set his problem before Abraham Lincoln, who was then President of the United States. But he soon discovered that it was very difficult to get access to the President, for Lincoln was a very busy man.
 
At that moment, a little boy wandered up to him and asked him what was wrong.
 
In despair, the man plopped down on one of the park benches outside the White House, placed his head in his hands, and began to weep. He’d lost hope of getting to see the President. At that moment, a little boy wandered up to him and asked him what was wrong. He told the little boy that he had a big problem that only the President could solve. His voice shook as he said, “They won’t let me go in to see the President.” 
 
That’s when the little boy took him by the hand and asked him to come with him. Together they walked past the guards, past the barriers, and past the inner guards. And then they walked straight into the Oval Office where the boy said, “Dad, this man wants to talk to you.” President Lincoln turned to the man and gave him his full attention. 
 
President Lincoln turned to the man and gave him his full attention. 
 
Because of the son’s relationship to his father, doors were opened for the man that he would not have been able to walk through on his own. So, it is that Jesus is our advocate before our Heavenly Father, and our relationship with Him opens the doors to the divine throne room. He can take us there.
 
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About The Author

Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.


At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.


Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.


Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.



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