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My Attorney

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, a 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 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 pro 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 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 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 quietly paused, looked at His Father and said, “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 will 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 Full.”

–Author Unknown




13 comments

  1. Thank you for the encouragement .Jesus truly is the way truth and the light.He paid it all ,all to him i owe .I am going to keep trusting Him.

  2. This is soul touching message, keep it up please, Gos will strenghten you the more, it is well with your soul.

    Am really touched…

  3. What a relief, that must have been to the accused. Even today, all we need to do is believe in Jesus Christ and all our sins are paid in full.

  4. Sola Ogunlola

    Mine also has been paid in full. Sometimes I slide back, sometimes I fall
    Gently He bears me, in the same loving Hands;
    My road may be rough and my path ensnared
    Yet, I know that I know
    He that has begun a good work in me
    Shall accomplish it, even unto the day of My Lord.
    Though I BELONGED to hell
    I HAVE BEEN REDEEMED with a PRICE
    The BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST
    Was paid IN FULL for my own
    REDEMPTION. HalleluyahHHHHHHHHH

  5. Isaac Kiiza Tibasiima

    Sometimes we feel so dirty at the end of our lives especially as we look through the past and all that flashes before us is sin. God has given us a chance to be better. That is a chance we take when we let Him in our lives. Does Christ ever lose a case? Yes He does, especially when He is not our attorney because then He will not have to lose the case. That is the beauty of salvation, knowing that as long as we keep our eyes fixed on the author and finisher of our faith, it is all done. Give Christ the chance He deserves in our lives and we won’t be let down ever.

    Thanks for this

  6. A captivating peek into lifes final court! He paid the debt He did not owe…because I owed a debt I could not pay! Thank you Jesus that my sin debt is PAID IN FULL!

  7. Olowogboye Victor

    No wonder while we are yet a sinner Christ died for us. what could be so gracious than having the Lord Jesus representin your interest? As reminded in the book of philemon 14a” But without your mind would I do nothing……….KJV”. Dear Lord, teach me how to trust you.


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