mark this: 9:32--
For He is not a man, as I am, that I may answer Him, and that we should go to court together.
Sometimes we picture Judgment Day as the day when we shall stand before God to plead our case. This is a misleading picture. That we will stand before God is true. But we will not speak (1). The truth of Jesus' sacrifice, when he took our place on the cross, will be the only "voice" at Judgment:
The voice of your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground (2).
By this "voice," God will determine whether or not we placed our trust in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sins.
If you are God's child through faith in Jesus Christ, then your brother's blood cries out to God. But if you have not taken your sins to the cross of Christ, there will be heard no voice--neither God's voice nor your voice nor the voice of your Brother's blood--to plead your case:
He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life (3).
The blood of Christ will speak forgiveness, or there will be heard no voice at all.
(1) See Matthew 22:1-12, a picture of Judgment. The symbol of the "wedding garment" is used to depict the righteousness of God, imparted to those who trust in the blood of Christ for forgiveness of sins. Note especially speechless in 22:12. (2) Genesis 4:10; (3) 1 John 5:12