Story : In The Court With Jesus As My Lawyer

Jesus as my lawyer

After living a “decent” life my time on earth came to an end. The first thing I remember is sitting on a bench in the waiting room of what I thought to be a courthouse. 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 lawyer, a kind and gentle looking man whose appearance seemed very familiar to me. 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, and I couldn’t take my eyes off 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 lawyer, 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 representative 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’ve 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. Justice will finally be served this day.”

When it was his turn, my lawyer 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 now in his full splendor and majesty. Now I realized why he seemed so familiar. It 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 wages of sins 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 replied, “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, 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’ll 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.”

8 thoughts on “Story : In The Court With Jesus As My Lawyer”

  1. I heard this story being told on 99.5 FM in los angeles. It was a great story, one that I knew I would want to share again and again only I didn’t know the title of it. I googled different words knowing it was being told in a court setting and I was able to find it here. God is good!

  2. once in a while one hears a story that touches the inner core of our spirit with truth, this is one of those stories! praise GOD!

  3. I,too, have read this story. I, too, couldn’t remember the name of it and had to Google it. I don’t even know what to say. Every time I read it, I’m speechless! I get so filled up! Thank You, Lord, for Your mercy.

  4. I heard a story very similar to this one, not exact but nevertheless it was about Jesus being my attorney, it was about 15 years ago driving down the road in the middle of night and my 18 wheeler, I was all alone and was beside myself wondering and hoping that God would hear my prayers , And then across my radio in a static filled radio station from a far told this beautiful story, I attribute this to my knowledge of knowing that Jesus Christ is absolutely my savior and God knows this also, thank you for the story, very heartfelt, I am blessed!

  5. Praying Medic has a series of books, ‘The Courts of Heaven Series’. Volume 1 is “Defeating Your Adversary in the Court of Heaven” and Volume 2 is “Operating in the Court of Angels”.
    I enjoyed them both and that is where I first heard a story similar to this. God bless!

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