From: Chuck Haag
Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2004 3:09
Subject: FW: 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
looking gent who snarled as he stared at me. He definitely was the
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
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
look at anyone, even my own Attorney, as the Devil told of sins that
had completely forgotten about As upset as I was at Satan for telling
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
and majesty. I realized why He seemed so familiar; this was
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
This man is not to be given justice, but rather
As Jesus sat down, He quietly paused, looked at His Father and
nothing else that needs to be done. I've done it
The Judge lifted His mighty hand and slammed the gavel down. The
words bellowed from His lips... "This man is free. The penalty for
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
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
Stop telling God how big your
Instead, tell the storm how big your God is.