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Confession: I Am George Zimmerman

5. Despite my wrongdoings … I have been declared “Not Guilty”!

I’ve done a ton of bad things in my life. Thankfully, none that have warranted my being on national TV every day fighting for my freedom in a courtroom, but I have constantly and consistently violated the laws of God. I have willfully ignored His instructions and callously disregarded His commands.

I am George Zimmerman, and like George Zimmerman, I deserve to be on trial for my life.

The evidence is stacked up against me. The prosecutors have all the information necessary to secure a conviction. I was guilty from the day I was born. I deserve the (eternal) death penalty, but something strange happened in heaven’s courtroom.

My Defense Attorney listened to all of the prosecutor’s case. He heard him (rightfully) accuse me of everything I have done wrong. He listened to the prosecutor—the accuser of the brethren—spell out my transgressions in grave detail. He didn’t argue against the accusations, nor did He defend my actions.

In fact, He didn’t focus on what I had done at all. He only pointed to what He had done for me!

My Defense Attorney (my advocate with the Father) entered into evidence the fact that He had already paid the penalty for my crimes and double jeopardy had been attached. I could no longer be tried for something He had already pleaded guilty to on my behalf! He reminded the Judge about His grace … and with that He rested his case!

The more evidence the prosecutor presented, the more grace my Attorney produced on my behalf. He said that “where sin abounds, grace does much more abound” (Romans 5:20).

Today, because of God’s grace, I have been declared “Not Guilty” … and so have you. You no longer have to live in the prison of your past. You have been set free. The only thing you have to do is accept God’s grace and forgiveness and not go back to doing the things that got you in trouble in the first place.

Let’s hope George Zimmerman does the same.  

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Dr. Tejado W. Hanchell (TWH_PhD) is a 21st century “leadership liaison” whose passion is to help connect people and organizations to their purpose. He is a coach, consultant, and counselor and is a leading strategist on leadership and succession planning for churches, non-profit organizations and corporations. Dr. Hanchell has over 15 years of leadership experience and brings a wealth of wisdom to help enhance lives and increase productivity. He currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Mount Calvary Holy Church of Winston-Salem, NC (“The Church Committed to do MORE”) – the “Mother Church” of the Mount Calvary Holy Church of America, Inc., where Dr. Hanchell also serves as General Secretary and International Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry under the leadership of Archbishop Alfred A. Owens, Jr.