If you were accused of a crime and went to court. Would you go to court without an attorney? An old adage says, “The person who represents themselves has a fool for a client.” Yet, for everyone who doesn’t know Jesus in the pardon of their sins, that’s precisely what they’re doing. Representing themselves when they stand before God on Judgment Day! Satan will be there to accuse us when we die and stand before God in judgment. Furthermore, everything we’ve ever said will be before God (cf. Matthew 12:36). For those who are saved, however, Jesus is there to advocate for us before God.

Although Christians are saved by the blood of Jesus, Satan is still in the courts of God, accusing us, as seen here in Revelation.

Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.

Revelation 12:10 (NIV)

In one way or another, we are probably guilty of what we are accused of, but remember that Satan is a liar, and nothing he says is the truth. Although Satan lies and distorts the truth of what we’ve done, does it matter if we’re guilty? Can we alone stand before God and defend ourselves? Romans 3:23 gives us this insight.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Romans 3:23 (NIV)

Although we may be accused of things we haven’t done, it doesn’t matter because none of us is without sin. As Christians, we have accepted forgiveness and salvation. However, when we sin, we still must confess that sin and repent so we can be made purified in righteousness (cf. 1 John 1:9). We also know that Jesus stands before the Father and advocates for those who know him (cf. Romans 10:9-10, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 8:1, Colossians 2:14).

If you are a Christian, then rejoice, for you will go to your reward when you die. If you haven’t given your life to Jesus Christ, then when you die, you will be in God’s court, standing before him without a defender, and will be found guilty of sin. Your sentence will be eternal damnation in the fires of hell.

Do you know God? God knows you, and he loves you. He sees you as significant because you are. No one is insignificant to Him. He’s with you today, and he wants you to know him. Jesus died for your sins and mine so we could be free of guilt, freed from death, and live eternally with him. Eternal salvation is just a prayer away.

Pray this prayer with me to accept the gift of salvation:

Lord Jesus, forgive me for all my sins. I repent from my ways. Wash me in your blood and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I believe that you died on the cross, were buried, and on the third day, God the Father raised you from the dead. Right now, Lord Jesus, I open the door to my heart and receive you into my heart as my Lord and personal Savior. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer, then congratulations! You are on the first step of a brand new life. Allow me to be the first to welcome you to my family, the family of God. There are abundant resources available online for new Christians. You can visit here for more information on what to do next. You can also leave me a comment, and I’ll do my best to help you on the next step of this incredible journey.