It’s okay we have the right of appeal
Acts 25:21 “When Paul made his appeal to be held over for the Emperor’s decision, I ordered him to be held until I could send him to Caesar.”
Paul played his citizen card, his right of appeal to Caesar. He would not go to Jerusalem. The reason was not only because he knew danger awaited him. It was because of the word God gave him in 23:11 “The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.” That is where Paul wanted to be and that is where he appealed to go.
Friends we have the right of appeal. The enemy of our life wants to accuse and condemn us. He wants to ambush our lives, to steal, kill and destroy. He thinks he has evidence for our guilt, he may well have. But we are not citizens here. We are citizens there. Paul would write in his letter to the Ephesians of being citizens of the heavenly realms. We have the right of appeal and that is to the throne room of God. And one day, the final judgment, we will all stand before Him, not condemned, but free as citizens of heaven. Thanks be to God who through Jesus has stood on trial for us!!