After living a "decent" life, my time on earth came to an
end. The first thing I remember is sitting on a bench in the waiting
room of what I thought to be a court house.
The doors opened and I was instructed to come in and have a seat by the
defense table. As I looked around I saw the "prosecutor." He
was a villainous looking gent who snarled as he stared at me. He
definitely was the most evil person I have ever seen.
I sat down and looked to my left and there sat my lawyer, a kind and
gentle looking man whose appearance seemed familiar to me.
The corner door flew open and there appeared the judge in full flowing
robes. He commanded an awesome presence as he moved across the room. I
couldn't take my eyes off of him. As he took his seat behind the bench,
he said, "Let us begin."
The prosecutor rose and said, "My name is Satan and I am here to
show you why this man belongs in hell."
He proceeded to tell of lies that I told, things that I stole, and in
the past when I cheated others. Satan told of other horrible perversions
that were once in my life and the more he spoke, the further down in my
seat I sank. I was so embarrassed
that I couldn't look at anyone, even my own lawyer, as the Devil told of
sins that even I had completely forgotten about.
As upset as I was at Satan for telling all these things about me, I was
equally upset at my representative who sat there silently not offering
any form of defense at all. I know I had been guilty of those things,
but I had done some good in my life - couldn't that at
least equal out part of the harm I've done?
Satan finished with a fury and said, "This man belongs in hell, he
is guilty of all that I have charged and there is not a person who can
When it was his turn, my lawyer first asked if he might approach the
bench. The judge allowed this over the strong objection of Satan, and
beckoned him to come forward.
As he got up and started walking, I was able tosee him in his full
splendor and majesty. I realized why he seemed so familiar. This was
Jesus representing me, my Lord and my Savior.
He stopped at the bench and softly said to the judge, "Hi
Dad," and then he turned to address the court. "Satan was
correct in saying that this man had sinned, I won't deny any of these
allegations. And yes the wage of sin is death, and this man deserves to
be punished." Jesus took a deep breath and turned to his Father
arms and proclaimed, "However, I died on the cross so that this
person might have eternal life and he has accepted me as his Savior, so
he is mine." My Lord continued with, "His name is written in
the book of life and no one can snatch him from me. Satan still does not
understand yet. This man is not to be given justice, but rather
As Jesus sat down, he quietly paused, looked at his Father and replied,
"There is nothing else that needs to be done. I've done it
all." The judge lifted his mighty hand and slammed the gavel
down. The following words bellowed from his lips... "This man is
free. The penalty for him has already been paid in full. Case
dismissed." As my Lord led me away, I could hear Satan ranting and
raving, "I won't give up, I'll win the next one."
I asked Jesus as he gave me my instructions where to go next, "Have
you ever lost a case?" Christ lovingly smiled and said,
"Everyone that has come to me and asked
me to represent them has received the same verdict as you, Paid in
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