Friday, February 13, 2009

The Final Verdict in My Father’s Court...

A friend of mine sent me this interesting email recently, and I thought it would be worth sharing here. Enjoy the read!

After living what I felt was a 'decent' life, my time on earth came to the 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 Attorney,  kind and gentle looking man whose appearance seemed so familiar to me, I felt I knew Him.
 

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 Attorney, 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 Attorney 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'd 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 prove otherwise.' 

When it was His turn, My Attorney 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 to see Him in His full splendor and majesty.  

I realized why He seemed so familiar; this was Jesus Christ 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 wages of sin is death, and this man deserves to be punished.'

Jesus took a deep breath and turned to His Father with outstretched 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 mercy.'

As Jesus sat down, he said,
 He quietly paused, looked at His Father and said, 'There is nose that needs to be done.'
'I've done it all.'

The Judge lifted His mighty hand and slammed the gavel down and 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 will win the next one.'
ed Jesus as He gave me my instructions where to go next, 'e you ever lost a case?' 
Jesus Christ lovingly smiled and said, “for God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave Me up [His only begotten Son], so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Me shall not perish come to destruction or be lost, but have eternal (everlasting) life.”

 

Concluding Note

Dear reader, if you have doubts about your relationship with The Almighty God through Jesus Christ, or you wish to recieve His gift of Eternal life, then please feel free to pray as follows:

"Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life. I ask you to come  into my life and heart, to be my Lord and Savior. I want to serve you always." Amen

If you have just prayed this prayer or you have any questions about what you have just read please feel free to get in touch on houseofvirtue@gmail.com

 

 

1 comment:

mahesh said...

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