"Brothers and sisters, fill your minds with whatever is good and true, whatever is pure, whatever is noble and right, whatever is lovely, whatever is honorable and admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things. Put them into practice, and God -who gives us peace- will be with you." (Philippians 4:8)

"Thanks for the Gift: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13)

We must train our minds to think upon these positive and peaceful things. We must keep our minds protected, because the devil could take advantage of those vulnerable ones.

Monday, December 21, 2009

"The Judgment Day Story."

"The Judgment Day Story."

After living what I felt was 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.
Jesus took a deep breath and turned to His Father with outstretched arms and proclaimed, "However, I died on the cross so this person might have eternal life, and he 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 door... Moments later, 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 about lies I told, things I stole, and -in the past- when I cheated others. Satan told about other horrible perversions I did once in my life, and the more he spoke, the further down in my seat I sank. I was so embarrassed, I couldn´t look at anyone, neither at my own Attorney, as the devil told of sins 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 defense at all. I know I was guilty of those things, but I did some good deeds 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 I have charged, and there is not a person who can prove otherwise."
When it was His turn, My Defense Attorney first asked if He might approach the bench. The Judge allowed it 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 One was Jesus representing me, my Lord and Savior.
He stopped at the bench and softly said to the Judge, "Hi, Dad." Then, He turned to address the court. "Satan was correct in saying this man sinned, I won´t deny any of these allegations. And, yes, the wage of sin is death, and this man deserves to be punished."...
This man had done good deeds in his life too, and he truly believed in Jesus. This man had confessed and repented from his sins -from which he had suffered during his lifetime, and allowed his Lord and Savior to show him the way and take control of his life.
A moment of silence arose in the courtroom. Then, the following words bellowed from His lips, as God spoke the final verdict...
"This man is free. The penalty for him was already 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, the next case."
I asked Jesus as He gave me instructions where to go next, "Have you ever lost a case?" Christ lovingly smiled and said, "Everyone that had come to Me and asked Me to represent them, received the same verdict as you, "PAID IN FULL."

Author: Unknown.
I thought it would be an interesting story to share with you all.
Starry Dawn.
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