This article describes how my trial plays out at Heaven’s Gate, in a dream, during the ‘Day of Judgment’; which is a day when everything God created will cease and every human being will be resurrected and tried before God according to their beliefs and deeds on Earth.
It starts by having me arraigned in a Court Room in Heaven’s Courthouse where I am sitting on a bench in the Waiting Room. Suddenly, the doors open and someone who introduces himself as St. Peter leads me to the dock. All rise when the Judge enters, wearing flowing robes, and commanding an awesome presence. The Court Usher says aloud, “Silence. The Court is now in session, the Almighty God presiding”. The Judge takes His seat behind the bench and says, ‘Let us begin’.
The charges leveled against me are read out loud and I am asked to enter a plea. Very confident that I have lived a ‘decent’ life, I enter a “Not Guilty” plea.
The Judge then introduces me to my Attorney and orders the case to proceed to trial after a thirty-minute recess during which I get to confer with my Attorney, who is kind, gentle and seems quite familiar though I can’t figure out where we met.
When the trial begins, the Prosecutor, a villainous, evil-looking man, rises and says, ‘My name is Satan and I am here to present evidence to show why the defendant, *me*, is evil and belongs in hell’.
The Prosecutor proceeds to tell of lies that I told, things that I stole, my hot temper, my immoral life, my greed, my pride and other ills that I committed on Earth.
On the wall of the Court, is a screen that indicates how I fared while on Earth. My Scorecard reads as follows:
|Behavior||Score (%)||Behavior||Score (%)|
|Joy||1||Love for praise||100|
|Peace||13||Overall Score||Below Standard|
I am so embarrassed and scared that I can’t look at anyone in the eyes, even my own Attorney, since Satan is telling of sins that I committed but I had completely forgotten about. As upset as I am at Satan for telling all these things about me, I am equally upset at my Attorney who is seated there silently, doing nothing to defend me.After quickly perusing the Scorecard and the more Satan speaks, the more I sink into my seat.
I know I have been guilty of those things, but I have also done some good as also indicated on the scoreboard; couldn’t that at least cancel part of my sins?
As Satan finishes, he says, ‘The defendant is guilty as charged and belongs in purgatory’.
When it is His turn, my Attorney first asks if He may approach the bench. The Judge allows it and beckons Him to come forward, over the strong objection of Satan. My Attorney approaches the bench with full splendor and majesty. He softly says to the Judge, ‘Hi, Dad?’ It is now that it dawns on me that my Attorney is Jesus. My Attorney then turns to address the court.
‘My learned friend, Satan, is correct in saying that the defendant has sinned; it is all true and correctly put. The Scorecard on the wall is accurate too. And, yes, the wages of sin is death, and this person deserves to be punished. However, I died on the cross so that the defendant and others like him might have eternal life when they call upon Me to be their defendant while they are still alive on Earth. The defendant is, therefore, Mine and his name is written in the Book of Life. What Satan has not understood yet is that the defendant is not to be given justice, but rather mercy’.
My Attorney, Jesus, pauses and quietly tells the Judge, His Father, ‘There is nothing else that needs to be done. ‘I did it all, on the Cross”.
After some silence, the Judge says, ‘Having listened to both the Prosecutor and the Defense Attorney, I hereby declare that I am the defendant’s Father, and I love the defendant even as I love my Son, Jesus. For in Jesus, my love for the defendant is revealed. Jesus is the exact representation of My being. He went down to Earth to demonstrate that I am for the defendant, not against the defendant. And to tell the defendant that I am not counting the sins. Jesus died so that the defendant and I could be reconciled. His death was the ultimate expression of My love for the defendant. I gave up everything I loved that I might gain the defendant’s love. And since the defendant received the gift of my Son Jesus, the defendant received Me. The defendant’s penalty has already been paid in full. My verdict, therefore, is that the defendant is, ‘Not Guilty. The defendant is free. Case dismissed”. And with that, His gavel came pounding down.
As Jesus leads me away, I can hear Satan ranting and raving, ‘I won’t give up; I shall win the next case’.
As He gives me further instructions, He adds ‘Everyone who has come to Me while on Earth and asked Me to represent them receives the same verdict like yours’.
I then suddenly wake up from the dream, very scared of the vision in a dream. I pray for God’s guidance so that my real scorecard at Heaven’s Gate will please Him, and not be embarrassing to me.