We are adjudicated and found guilty and then ...
The Judge steps down from the bench to plead our case.
It is as if we cannot lose; every loss becomes a win.
"Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me. I will bear the indignation of the LORD because I have sinned against him, until he pleads my cause and executes judgment for me. He will bring me out to the light; I shall look upon his vindication."
(Micah 7:8-9 ESV)