I stood in the dock
Sweating and wishing I could duck
From the inevitable judgment I faced
But one look around and I lost hope.
In the witness box
I saw the Accuser
And turning to the Judge
I saw on His desk an inscription saying
“The Incorruptible Righteous Judge”
I was done for!
It was more unbearable when I recalled
That I had no defendant- not even one.
The Accuser witnessed against me
Laying out the undeniable accusations
And all the while, I bowed in shame
But when I dared to peep at the Judge
I saw something like pity in His eyes.
The Judge rang out the sentence
“Eternal torment in the lake of fire”
I burst out in agonizing tears
The Accuser burst out laughing
But before the Judge sealed the sentence
Something strange happened.
A Man walked in carrying a Cross
He looked like a Lamb that had been slain
As He entered, He declared
That he was my Defendant.
I noticed that the Accuser was uneasy
The Man said His name is Jesus
He said He just came from a very gory venture
He then declared that the Accuser’s accusations
Were nothing but false evidences without proofs.
The Accuser was enraged
He began to rummage his files
For all the records of my sins
But no record was found
He only saw white sheets of paper
That looked like they were dipped in Blood.
Jesus said since there were no records
Of the sins I was accused of,
He would be my Faithful and True Witness
To witness to my purity and righteousness.
After a while, Jesus won
And the Judge smiled as He declared
“Discharged and acquitted”
And this time, it was sealed.
When the court dismissed
I ran to Jesus
I prostrated and thanked Him
But I asked Him what He did
With the records of my sins.
He said He took them to the Cross
And there He paid for my sins
So when He came to the court
He was confident of my salvation.
Again I bowed and asked
“What next my Lord?”
He said, “Tarry here and tell others
Of the freedom in the Cross
I am going to prepare mansions for you
And for everyone who believes you
And then I will come back
And receive you to Myself
That where I am, there you may be also.
“Be of good cheer
Because I have overcome the world
And you too will overcome
If you put your faith in Me
And he who overcomes
I will give to sit with Me on My throne
Even as I overcame and was set
With My Father on His throne”.
Rom. 3:23, 6:23; Rev. 12:9-10; 1 Pet. 1:18-21; Matt. 28:18-20; Rev. 3:21