Daily Devotional – I’m Normal.™ I AM Ministries
“To promote Godly living in a culture committed to destroying it”
Monday, September 23, 2013
The Right Attorney
Over the past decade, a number of high-profile legal cases have been followed closely by the media and the public. Among these include the cases of Jon Benet Ramsey, O.J Simpson, and Michael Jackson. Most recently, admitted murderer George Zimmerman faced trial for the death of Trayvon Martin, and America watched every minute.
The public trials associated with these high-profile cases have taught America a poignant lesson regarding the legal system – it is very important to select the right attorney if you are accused of a serious crime. Your choice of an attorney may determine your future – whether you enjoy a life of freedom after the trial or whether you are put in jail for a long time. The objective is to have an attorney who can influence and persuade the judge and the jury you are worthy of your freedom.
Selecting an attorney to represent you before The Judge who decides your eternity is an even more important decision than choosing an attorney for an Earthly trial. Harsh punishments can be administered here on Earth, but being sentenced to live in eternal darkness away from the Father and Creator is the ultimate punishment. The torment of an Earthly punishment pales when compared to the eternal suffering that accompanies rejection from Heaven.
In your case and mine, the evidence is clear – we are guilty of sin (Romans 3:23, 1 John 1:8). This makes the verdict clear – we deserve death, even an eternal death without hope. There is no circumstantial evidence for our attorney to spin so questions regarding our guilt arise. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, we deserve death (Romans 6:23). The only hope we have is to admit our sin and to select an attorney who can influence The Judge in our favor.
That attorney is, of course, Jesus Christ. He is the one mediator between God and men (1 Timothy 2:5). He is the only One who can argue successfully that you deserve to be admitted into Heaven, despite your life of sin. He is the only one who can clothe you in garments of righteousness so the stains and blackness of sin do not show through to the Father who is pure and Holy.
When a judge on Earth calls attorneys into his chambers for a consultation, attorneys for both sides attend. If you have not chosen Jesus Christ as your attorney, your current attorney, the devil, will be excluded from the meeting with God. Under these circumstances, a verdict of damnation is assured. A person without representation has no hope. Moreover, even if Satan were present, God always sides with His Son. Case closed.
Conversely, if you choose Jesus Christ as your attorney, He will represent you by Himself to the ultimate Judge of your soul. Jesus has been given the power and authority to represent you and to win His case every time. He has a perfect record in getting souls into Heaven (John 10:28-29), as long as those souls committed to Him while they were here on Earth.
Have you committed to your Heavenly attorney? If not, He cannot represent you before The Judge. He is committed to you while you are on Earth, but will reject you if you fail to accept Him during your lifetime. He longs desperately for your commitment, but He has given you the free will of accepting His counsel or not. Failure to choose leaves you unrepresented before The Judge because the public defender assigned to you will be excluded from the hearing and is not credible. Thus, the public defender’s record is also perfect – he has never won a case, nor will he ever do so.
Choosing the right attorney for the judgment of your soul is the most important decision you will ever make. I recommend highly that you make a normal decision. Let me reiterate that you have already been assigned a default attorney to handle your case before God. If you have not committed to Jesus Christ, you have committed to having the public defender represent you. If so, there is no doubt as to where you will spend your eternity, and it will be bleak.
It is normal to want to be in Heaven, but there is only one way to get there. Don’t take any chances. Commit today to a relationship with the ultimate attorney in the Universe. He has never failed and cannot fail before The Judge, for He sits at His right hand.
In His love and service,
A servant of Jesus Christ
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