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 appears to be a court house. The doors opened and I was instructed to come in and have a seat by the defence table. As I looked around I saw the "prosecutor or was it persecutor. " 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 or was it persecutor rose and said, "My name is Satan and I am here to show you why this sinner 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 continued to spill the beans about my entire sins including those that 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 objections at all. I know I had been guilty of those things, but I had done some good in my life so I thought and couldn't that at least equal out part of the harm I'd done? Satan finished with a fury and said, "This sinner belongs in hell, because he is guilty as charged and none can prove otherwise."
When Satan finally finished his ranting and snarling, my Attorney got up and stepped 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 those allegations. And, yes, the wages of sin is death, and a sinner without remission of his or her sins deserves to be punished and sentenced to Satan's eternal damnation of hellish abode." Jesus took a deep breath and turned to His Father with outstretched arms and proclaimed, "Father! I died on the cross so that this person might have eternal life. He has accepted Me as his Saviour, his sin is in total remission and his spirit man is in the likeness of my image." My LORD continued by saying: "His name is written in the book of life and no one can snatch him from Me. Satan as the first and last sinner can never grasp the power and mercy You made available for mankind through making me the remission sacrifice for sins on the cross. Satan as You are aware Father, is permanently judged by You and he has no holy or righteous blood available for him to remit his sins with. And as a result, he remains forever in wages of his sins. Father, this man by reason of surrendering his entire life to me has earned the right to Your mercy and total forgiveness of his sins. His spirit man is washed with my blood and the evidence of my atonement blood upon him invalidates and renders useless all evidence Satan is attempting to rely on in Your holy count of righteousness." 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 and finished it all on the cross of Calvary." The Father, who is the Judge lifted His mighty hand and slammed the gavel down. The following words resounded from His lips... "This man is free. The penalty for him has already been paid in full. Case dismissed."
As my LORD Jesus embraced me and led me away, I could hear Satan ranting and raving, "I won't give up, I will win the next one." I asked my LORD Jesus as He gracefully leads me to enter into His beautiful eternal life kingdom, "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".
What this inspiring heavenly story is telling you is that even though you are not keeping records of your sins, always remember that the persecutor is keeping records. Therefore, if you want to receive a verdict of "PAID IN FULL" at the end of the day better hire Christ to be your Advocate today because tomorrow might be too late.
To hire Christ as your Advocate, all you have to do is say this simple prayer from your heart: "LORD Jesus, I confess all my sins and I ask that you forgive me all my sins. I invite you today to come into my heart to be my LORD and personal savior. Wash me clean with your blood and make me a new creature for the glory of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
Now relax and let Christ the Advocate of life take full charge of your case.
"My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him."
~ 1 John 2:1-5
Pastor Olabisi was a mother, Senior Pastor, Evangelist, Prophet,Teacher, Psalmist, Author, Writer, Publisher and a Housing Practitioner.
She set up Encouraged by God as a means of encouraging and strengthening the faith of Christians everywhere.
Lived and died in Christ, 06 October 2016, aged 49 years old.