The Devil told of sins even I had forgotten about. As upset as I was at Satan for airing all these things, I was equally upset at my representative who remained seated and silent and didn't challenge a thing. I knew I was guilty of everything stated, but what about the good stuff I had done in my life?
Didn't the good things kind of equal the wrongful stuff?
Satan finished in a flurry, "This man belongs in Hell! He is guilty of all that I have charged! There is not a person who can prove otherwise!"
My lawyer eased to his feet and asked if he could approach the bench.
Over loud objections of Satan, the judge motioned him forward.
For the first time I was able to see 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 reached the bench and said softly to the judge, "Hi Dad."
He then turned and spoke to the hushed courtroom. "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."
"This man does deserve to be punished."
Jesus took a deep breath and turned to his Father with outstretched arms and proclaimed, "I died for this man on the cross so that he might have eternal life." "He called out to me for My salvation." "His name is written in the book of Life, and no one can snatch him from me."
"Satan still doesn't understand that."
"This man is not to be given justice: He is to be given mercy." "There is nothing required of this man." "I completed his salvation."
The judge lifted his mighty hand and slammed the gavel down. "This man," he proclaimed, "IS FREE!" The penalty for him has been paid in FULL!
As my Lord escorted my from the courtroom, I could hear a furious Satan seething, "I won't give up, I'll win the next one!"
I turned to my Savior, Lord and Lawyer, "Have you ever lost a case?"
Christ replied with a loving smile, "Everyone that has come to me and asked me to represent them has received the same verdict as you, 'PAID IN FULL!'"
Have you asked Christ to represent you in the courtroom that precedes eternity?