Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Trial...

by Debi Baker

"There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, 
who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit."
Romans 8:1 NKJV

I love this verse.  Why?  Because it reminds me that the enemy can try but won't succeed when he tries to 'bad mouth' me in front of my Father in Heaven!!!

As a Christian, as someone who strives to be 'Christ-like,' the world has nothing on me that will keep me from my eternal home.  Jesus is my Defense Attorney, Satan is the prosecutor, God is the Judge.  The job of a prosecutor is to put away the 'criminal.'  The job of the defense attorney is to convince the judge that the defendant is not guilty.

Wait a minute!  How can we, human beings, be 'not guilty?'  The Bible tells us that ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).  Therefore, we are guilty!  Oh...but the blood of Jesus covers a multitude of sin!  Once we receive Christ in our heart & life, He washes our black heart, full of sin, with His red blood and makes us white as snow!  That means when God looks down from Heaven, He doesn't see all of our sin, He sees the blood of His Son, Jesus.  We ARE no longer guilty and therefore, our Defense Attorney can defend us with a clear heart!

I can almost see the 'trial' going on...God on the judicial bench, the enemy sitting smugly at his desk and Jesus sitting next to me at our desk.  As the trial begins, the enemy begins waging his fight.  Jesus lets him ramble on.  Finally when he is done, Jesus stands up and says to God, "Father, this one is Mine.  She is covered by the blood I shed for her on Calvary's Cross."  Satan puts his head down and pounding on the desk, shouts, "NO!"  God, pounding the gavel on the bench, shouts, "NOT GUILTY!"  And then He steps down and comes to me and welcomes me into my forever home!

Now, this may not be how it really happens.  But I know I am a blood-bought, born again Christian woman that no condemnation can be made on me!!!

What about you?  Have you been set free from the enemy's grasp?  If you have not, all you have to do is admit you are a sinner, believe in Jesus and that He died for your sins, was buried and rose 3 days later and that He has the ability to cleanse your sins, and then confess those sins to Him.  It's easy!  Just say this prayer or something like it:
Dear Lord,
I know I am a sinner.
I know that You sent Your Son, Jesus
to die on a cross for my sins.
I believe He rose from the dead after 3 days
and now He sits in Heaven with you.
I confess to You all my sins
and ask You to forgive me.
Please help me to live like You
want me to.  I will do my best
to be a light for others to see You.
Thank you, Father.
In Jesus' Name,

That's it.  If you said that prayer or a similar one, your name is now written in the Lambs book of Life.  And there is no longer any condemnation that the enemy can bring against you!  Praise God!!

Have a blessed day,

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