Friday, 5 April 2013

The Fall Guy

" He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living:
 for the transgression of my people was he stricken ". Isaiah 53: 8.

For every offence there is  a penalty for the convicted offender.
Some offences carry light penalties while  for some offences the penalty  is the ultimate price which is a death penalty .
 The higher the penalty , the more desperate the guilty would become in seeking ways  and  means of escaping the punishment  which is their just reward.
Every guilty person desires to find  someone   to "take the fall" for his crimes. 
If  guilty persons could find someone , even an innocent person,  whom they could successfully accuse of their crimes and thereby shift the penalty to that person , the guilty would  not hesitate  to do so.
When in a tight  corner whereby impending condemnation and severe punishment stare guilty people in the face, they would  have no qualms about doing and saying anything; just  to  escape the repercussions of their crimes.

The Fall Guy  is the innocent person who  becomes  the unwilling victim of a set-up by guilty persons who succeed in shifting their guilt on him.
 He is  the Scape-Goat who is actively sought- after  by criminals, because while the innocent  fall guy receives condemnation and suffers the pain , sorrow and shame for crimes he did  not commit ; the guilty persons  would have  escaped judgement .
Some people believe that the solutions to their problems and their only  means  of  escape  from the punishment for their sins is by using  others to take the fall for them.
But for how long can anyone do this ?

Even if the guilty found their victim  to use as a Fall Guy; that would  not  be the perfect solution to the challenges  of  their sins and the burden of their recurring afflictions which  no  human  being can take away.
The arm of flesh will fail you . 
No matter how determined  the offender is while  seeking out his victim and  nailing his guilt on him  , something could go  wrong which could

make the  Fall Guy escape taking the fall.
He could be jolted back to his normal senses ; he could turn round to refuse to take the fall and then could  expose the guilt of the real offender. 
Moreover , there is a God in heaven  who fights for  the falsely accused persons and He delivers them completely and He rains judgement on  the wicked . Psalm 11 :1 -7.
O sinner , when your sins  find you out  and boomerang on you, then what would you do ?
 Would you start  again , seeking endlessly  for another and another and another  Fall Guy  to bear your guilt ? For how long  will  you continue  to do  this ?
"Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered ".Proverbs 11: 21.

There are  different types of persons who become scape goats for others: 
1.  those who knew  that they were part of a group  joining  hands to do a " project "  but  they were not fully  briefed about the full details of the " project ".
They were  deliberately kept  in the dark of who and what they  were dealing with.
" He who walks with wise men will be wise,
But the companion of fools will be destroyed.
Evil pursues sinners, but to the righteous, good shall be repaid ". 
Proverbs 13:20 , 21.
2. those who were  aware of the full details  of a plot but  did  not know that their partners  had a Plan B which  entailed  that ,  in the eventuality of the failure of their  plot , they would  set  up the ignorant victim  as their scape-goat ; and  
3. those who are willing  to take the fall and to remain silent about their own innocence and the  guilt of the real offenders because they  had  taken an oath,  to do just that .
Whatever the situation and the type of the fall guy , if he or she could only present a shabby  legal defence or decide to be silent , and  is convicted , the Fall Guy would end up paying the penalty for  the offences of  one or more persons.

In searching for their scape goat , guilty persons must ensure that that they have the perfect candidate to take the fall .
Fall guys  must  be  kept  ignorant , brainwashed and  manipulated  in order to  be of any use  to their accusers. 
Before the guilty  receive their desired pardon  they must be able to convince the  judge by presenting  their Scape-Goat , to take their place  as the offender and to pay the penalty for their offences. 
The perfect  Scape-Goat  must be " nailed" in a way ensuring that the load of false accusations  sits on  the scape goat 's  back,  firmly . 
"But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness ".  Leviticus 16 : 9 -11
The aggressive fall guy  is "not good enough"  for the  plot of the escapist  offender .
An unwilling and mouthy fall guy is  not  fit -for-purpose either, because even from his prison cell ,he  would continue to disturb the peace ;  to protest his innocence and to expose the full details of the crime  and the identities of the real culprits.
We don't wanna deal with that , do we ?

 For the plot to implicate  the scape-goat  to succeed , the Scape Goat must  be  thoroughly "nailed" to the extent that  even when he is not willing  to  be MUTE about  his innocence , nobody would believe him if he spoke out  to reveal the real deal.  
Therefore  the best "Fall Guy " preferred  by smart criminals must possess these qualities:
1.The or she must also  be "submissive" and be  willing  to  remain " peaceful  and humble " enough to forfeit his / her human rights , in order to be thoroughly nailed! ; and 
2. The fall guy must  be silent  . Silence of the scape-goat is imperative .  He must  not  protest his innocence when  the  long rap sheet of  accusations against him is read out .
You 're thinking , "That sounds familiar ! " 
Does that remind you  of Someone?

The above would be the basic qualities of  the victims who would best qualify to be chosen to take the fall and to suffer for crimes which they did not commit. 
But these qualities are easier said than found in  any human being .
The perfect fall guy  is therefore  non-existent in the natural realm.
.How many  human beings would accept  a situation whereby they would agree to be falsely accused , be  condemned and then willingly suffer the pain , sorrow and injustice of imprisonment and even death , without uttering a word and without  putting up a fight  to save themselves? 
" Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die". Romans 5:8
The victim who has taken the fall becomes a jail bird who is restricted and isolated . 
Also ,the scape-goat is like a beast  of  burden with a heavy load  to  bear .
Have you been set up and implicated as the Scape-goat to carry the "sins of the world"? 
If yes ; you are not a hero. You are just an ordinary fall guy ; just another sucker . You sacrifice is  not acceptable by man or by God.
That  load  is  not  yours to bear ; there is relief , a way out  for you . 
Reject that load and hand it over to Jesus Christ .  He was chosen, was qualified and was sent to  the world to carry every load.
He is the sacrificial Lamb of God , chosen  to die for the sins of the world. 
In Christ there is deliverance for  every captive soul,  so that all victims can declare that : 
"  Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped . 
Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth ".   Psalms 124:7.
Are you in a tight corner today ? You are weighed down with a load of guilt about your yesterday and you live in fear of your tomorrow?
You have chosen to "help" yourself to solve your problems by using people as your fall guys. 
But be assured that no amount of "self-help" smartness  can  bestow peace and  deliverance from the guilt of sin. Evil smartness and selfishness would bring temporary escape  which is not acceptable  to God

" The wicked man does deceptive work, But he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward ". Proverbs 11:18.
You know you need a way of escape , you desire  someone to  take the fall for you , completely and permanently.
Someone has done  that  for you already. His  name is Jesus Christ .
Christ has paid the price for your sins and taken them away , already .

Jesus  Christ is the  Chosen Perfect  Fall Guy who was willing  to bear the sins of many . 
Not only was Jesus Christ willing to take the fall , He did not fight  back  and He was silent while He bore your shame and guilt ; all the way to the cross.  Isaiah 53 : 7.
The Bible says God saw the travail of the soul of Jesus Christ  and God was SATISFIED. Isaiah 53: 11 . 

Accept Jesus with thanks giving  and  humility  by acknowledging  that you are a sinner and  affirm that you believe  that  Jesus Christ has died  for  your sins.
Now is your day of salvation ; your  time  to  accept the truth that any form of  escape or acquittal from the guilt  of sin and its deserved judgement  ; acquittal which  did  not come  from  the perfect sacrifice of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is unacceptable  and unsatisfactory  to God.
" For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins ". Matthew 26:28 . 
God has expressed His love towards men by giving us  His only begotten Son  Jesus Christ .
Jesus shed his blood , he died and rose from the dead  to give us a new life of victory .
" But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us".  Romans 5:8 .
Please reciprocate God's love  by  accepting God's salvation  for you.
Accept  God's Perfect Gift today . Confess Jesus Christ as your personal  Lord and Saviour  and you will be saved . Romans 10: 8 - 13.
You are blessed as you begin  to enjoy the New life which Jesus has given to you . 

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