John 8:36 (NKJV)

“Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”

Just imagine. You’re standing before the judge and jury. The charges are very serious and the penalty is equally serious.

The jury renders the verdict.

Not Guilty.

But wait. The evidence is overwhelming. There’s video tape. There’s fingerprints. There’s truthful eyewitnesses. There’s no way possible that you will go free.

But in this life, you can’t be innocent when you commit a crime. In this life, justice must be done. In this life, you must pay the price for your crimes. In this life, once you’re convicted, the judge must sentence you.

If it’s true in this life, why do we have a problem with God?

The Rittenhouse case was riveting. The whole nation was on the edge of the seat. Half of the nation wanted Kyle to be guilty because he had no business in Kenosha because of the unrest started because Jacob Blake, according to police, had a knife. He was shot 7 times and is paralyzed.

Then the lies started flying.

Kyle crossed state lines with a weapon.

Not true.

Kyle is the age of 17, he’s too young to have a firearm.

Not true.

Kyle was chasing Rosenbaum.

Not true.

Kyle is a White Supremacist. But he shot, in self defense, 3 White men.

Not true of being a White Supremacist.

The video tape proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Kyle Rittenhouse was operating in self defense. The testimony of Gaige Grosskreutz under oath, exonerated Kyle Rittenhouse.

Self defense, was warranted.

The jury came to the correct conclusion. Just watch the video tape.

Many will argue that Kyle shouldn’t have had an AR-15. Well, you don’t mind that criminals are carrying AK-47’s, which by the way with a 7.62X39 round is much more powerful than an AR-15, chambered in .223 Remington or 5.56 NATO.

The right to self defense is the issue. This case proved the fact that we have a legal right to defend ourselves. Criminals do not have the right to do bodily harm or kill us. The moment we allow criminals to do bodily harm and kill us, is the moment we’ve gone crazy as a nation.

This whole thing started about Jacob Blake.

Now that the case is over, two men are dead, one is seriously injured for the rest of his life.

But at the time the jury returned with a verdict, it was another riveting moment. Some of us remember the OJ case.

The jury found OJ Simpson not guilty in 4 hours.

The clerk read the verdict and was cleared of all charges.

The video showed that Kyle was emotionally overwhelmed having been found not guilty of all charges.

Now look at us on the day of judgment.

Death, the arresting officer comes, and all sinners are remanded to the holding cell of hell.

There will be no mercy, grace, redemption, ransom, or peace.

But for the righteous, when we stand before the Lord, we’ll be like Kyle.

Now to my knowledge, Kyle isn’t a true believer, but the relief on his face may reflect the relief on our face that because of the sacrifice of Jesus, we’re made free.

We will be emotionally overwhelmed that the Lord Jesus took our sin and paid our penalty.

We will be emotionally overwhelmed that we deserved hell, and the lake of fire, but the Father sent His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life.

Emotionally overwhelmed that we were saved from God’s justified wrath.

We’ll never know the awesome grace of God, nor fully appreciate it, until we see His face.

Think about it.

Published by The Minister's Crucible

The Minister's Crucible is designed to inform the Body of Christ about the inner workings of the ministry. The word Crucible from Latin, is "crux" where we get the word "cross" from. It also means a "metal container" where metals and other substances are melted or are subjected to higher temperatures, put to the temperature test. The Lord Jesus said "If any man desires to follow after Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me." Let's take up our cross and follow Him.

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