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Courtroom
by Carman



If tonight you stood in Heavens court to seek eternal favor, would you face Jesus Christ as judge or would you face him as your Savior? There are many who don't quite know for sure what that verdict would be, if ever, so let's imagine for a moment you are standing dead center in the courtroom of forever.

Sitting before you is a structure, massive and intense. It's here your fate will be determined before this judge's bench. Then a voice looms, this court's now in session and your adrenaline starts to rush, peering down with eyes that see through your soul, is God the Father, your judge.

Then off to your left, across the room is the virtual silouette of sin, stepping out of the shadows of condemnation, your worst nightmare walks in. On his face is the smirk of evil incarnate his mind fixed on your destruction in hell, you've just been introduced to your prosecuting attorney, none other than Satan himself.

The bible says he's the accuser of the brethren, so guess what he's gonna do? He's gonna accuse you of your sins and he knows them all, both the old ones and the new. He's prepared his case for years, now the golden moment is his. so in arrogance he presents his case to the judge and it comes out sounding something like this...

God, you see this worthless piece of trash over here, this one's a sinner to the core, this one's commited adultery, cursed his neighbor, stolen money, been into drugs, alcohol, and even more, this hopeless wretch has even slandered friends, and by that guilty face, this whole courtroom can tell that to immortal certainty, beyond any reasonable doubt, this one deserves eternal judgement in hell.

The words of accusation still echo, your every sin thrown up in your face, then God opens the book where every deed is recorded and reviews your records of disgrace. God says the book says you did this this and this and everything you were accused of today, now before I sentence you to hell forever, are there any last words you have to say?

Now if it's true you're standing there in the courtroom of eternity with God to your front, and Satan, the prosecutor, to your left, there's one remaining eternal truth, one thats crucial to remember, one you should never ever ever forget..

Then on the other side of the courtroom...I said on the other side of the courtroom..you aint hearin me tonight... I said on the other side of the courtroom...is the one and only son of God, revealed in time and space, and he's your defense attorney who has never lost a case...
Its not budda, mohammed, or krishna or any others who succombed to death... ladies and gentlemen, on the other side of the courtroom, is Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

Then Jesus jumps up says, Wait a minute judge, now I've got somethin to say, may I remind you that on the cross 2000 years ago, I washed his sins away. I was crucified, I died, they put me in a tomb, along about the midnight hour, the power of God hit me and I walked out of that grave alive and well with resurrection power.

Then the devil says, its in the book its written in the book, check the book. God said OK. Then he takes the book out, lays it open and says Now we'll see what this book has to say. He turns it to the first page, the second page, the third, by the fourth, the devil seemed shook, God closes it and says the blood of Jesus must have worked cause there's absolutely nothing in this book.

The devil says Now wait a minue, check that book again, all his sins are written down, they're all right there. God said, devil maybe you're mistaken all together. Maybe its this other book down here. The devil cries, No not that book, not that one. God said, devil why you so uptight? God sets the book down, the dust flies, and on the cover it says the Lamb's Book of Life!!

Is your name in that book? Is your name in that book? Is your name in that book for sure, If you've been forgiven and your name is written, then lift your hands, praise the Lord
Yes my name's in that book, my name's in that book my name's in that book tonight,
I've been forgiven and I know my name is written in the Lambs Book of Life.
My name is written in the Lambs Book of Life...

This court is adjourned
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Lyrics submitted by Krissi.