COURTS OF HEAVEN INTRODUCTION:
To understand the Court of Heaven, you must first understand the Kingdom of God, and to understand the Kingdom of God you must first understand your rights and responsibilities as a citizen of this kingdom. You must understand the level of authority that you have; the authority that Jesus purchased with His blood. In the old days, children were taught the Bill of Rights and the Constitution in Civics class. We were taught about our rights as citizens and the laws that govern our nation and our responsibilities as citizens. The Bible is both our Bill of Rights and our governing laws for the Kingdom of God. Contrary to popular teachings in today’s apostate era, the Bible is the unadulterated, pure and infallible Word of God that comes straight from His heart to a lost and dying world. To live and operate in the Court of Heaven, you must use the Word of God. Period! The entire spirit world listens to every syllable that proceeds out of God’s mouth and those syllables come from YOUR Bible.
THE KINGDOM OF GOD
What exactly is the Kingdom of God? When was it formed and what does it have to do with me? The Kingdom of God has always been. It is from everlasting to everlasting. It has no beginning and it has no end because God has no beginning and no end. However, the Kingdom of God acquired a whole new being as part of the kingdom—human beings who were made in the image of Elohim. Time entered eternity with the creation of Adam and Eve and time will one day end and eternity will continue on forever. God wants to populate His Kingdom with as many of His children as He possibly can while time is still here. A few of the Old Testament saints had glimpses of the Kingdom, but it wasn’t until John the Baptist and Jesus came, who actually began telling people the Kingdom of God was at hand. The Kingdom of God is in the here and now folks. We are in the Kingdom of God whether we know it or not OR whether we believe it or not. If you have accepted Jesus’ sacrifice, repented of your sins and are seeking His will for your life then you are in a blood covenant with Elohim—God Almighty through His Son, Jesus Christ.
CITIZENSHIP IN THE KINGDOM
As citizens of the Kingdom of God, we have rights and responsibilities that govern our decisions and behavior. Let’s look at our rights and responsibilities:
† Through the blood of Jesus, we have eternal life. John 3:16
† We have the right to approach God the Father boldly to pursue an intimate relationship with Him. Hebrews 4:16, I John 4:15
† We have access to the Table of the Lord through His blood that provides our healing, our deliverance from oppression of Satan, for provisions of material goods, for peace within and without, for victory in all our battles, for the gifts of the Spirit. This table is Communion or also known as the Lord’s Supper Luke 22:19-20; John 6:51
† We have the authority to take our dominion position in the Kingdom of God and establish the will of God in the earth—in our realm or sphere of influence. Genesis 1:26; Psalm 8:6; James 3:7
† We have the right to present our petitions and decrees in the Court of Heaven to enforce and bring to pass the plans and purposes of God our Father in the earth and in our sphere of influence. Isaiah 1:18; Luke 18:1-8
† We have authority and power over ALL the power of the enemy. Luke 10:19
† We have access to all the weaponry of the Kingdom to subdue the enemy. The Name of Jesus and the blood of Jesus. Jeremiah 50:25; Ephesians 6:12
† We have the right to apply the blood of Jesus to every situation we face that is contrary to the Word of God. Revelation 12:11
† God has given us a measure of faith. It is our responsibility to make spiritual progress. There are so many tools available for believers to learn the deep things of God. There are so many great Word study tools for us to choose from. It is up to us as individuals to study and learn everything we can to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Romans 12:3
† We are responsible for pursuing the Gifts of the Spirit. These are wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, tongues and interpretation of tongues. (I Corinthians 12:8-11)
† We are responsible to operate fully in AGAPE LOVE towards others, especially fellow believers. John 14:1-21; 1 John 4:11 Matthew 22:37-40.
† We are responsible to OBEY God’s Word—the Bible as well as any personal instructions that He gives us through our personal prayer times. Exodus 19:5; Revelation 14:12; Romans 1:5
† We are responsible for producing other believers. We are supposed to go out into the highways and byways and compel the lost into the Kingdom before it’s too late. Mark 16:15; Matthew 12:14; Matthew 18:1-20
† We ARE our brother’s keeper. We are responsible for helping our brethren in the LORD when they are in trouble and for helping them to stay on the narrow road. James 1:27; Hebrews 13:16; John 3:17; Matthew 25:35-40
† We are responsible for keeping our flesh under control and that includes our tongue. Proverbs 4:23; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5; I Peter 1:13; Psalm 101:3; Proverbs 21:23; James 3:2-10
† We are responsible for watching and praying and listening for that trumpet call to meet Jesus in the air! Luke 21:36; Matthew 24:13
THE PURPOSE OF THE COURT OF HEAVEN
What is the purpose of the Court of Heaven? The Court of Heaven is where justice is meted out. It is where God judges situations in personal lives and in nations and cities. He is the Judge of the Earth and He issues judgments based on the arguments set forth in the Court of Heaven. In the Court of Heaven justice is determined, mercy is found and the wrath of God is poured out and Satan is able to destroy lives or he is stopped cold. The Court of Heaven is where breakthroughs come for believers. The issues of justice that come forth are directly related to us as individuals.
THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE COURT OF HEAVEN
Who are the participants in the Court room? In every court room, there are several participants. Courtrooms are very busy places! Let’s look at the players in this arena:
God the Father, Yehovah—the Creator – God the Father is the Judge of the Universe. He is sovereign over all His creation. He can do absolutely ANYTHING He wants with His creation. He can even destroy if He chooses to. He did it once that we know of in the flood of Noah. Genesis 1:1 says “ In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Jesus Christ, Our Advocate – Jesus is our advocate with the Father. I John 2:1 says “My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.” Jesus Christ is our Intercessor. Romans 8:34 says “Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.” Jesus fights for us when we fall into sin. He asks for time to work an unfruitful tree because He knows our hearts. He comes into agreement with OUR petitions in the court. We are co-advocates for others as we intercede for them right along with Jesus!
Holy Spirit – precious Holy Spirit is everywhere. He is in our hearts and He is also in the heart of God who sits on the throne in the Court. He helps us to pray in accordance with the PERFECT will of God because He KNOWS the perfect will of God. That is why praying in the Spirit is key to getting victory! Romans 8:26 says “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” The Holy Spirit is ALWAYS with us because He lives big on the inside of us! He is the power behind our faith!
Blood-bought Christians – As blood-bought believers in Jesus Christ, WE play an integral part of the court room activities! We are the only human beings allowed into the Court room. An unbeliever cannot go there until they are washed in the Blood of the Lamb. God’s immigration policy into the Kingdom is very simple. Accept the sacrifice of Jesus Christ or go into the lake of fire. There is no illegal immigration in the Kingdom of God. But we are now sons and daughters of the Most High and as such, we are told to come boldly to His throne of Grace for help in times of trouble. Hebrews 4:16 says “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. ” 2 Corinthians 6:18 says “I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty. Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” We are also a royal priesthood who can actually come and minister to the LORD in our prayers and our worship. I Peter 2:9 says “ But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation. His own special people, that you may PROCLAIM the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” As priests and kings of the Most High, part of our duties in the Kingdom IS to go regularly to the Court of Heaven and make decrees and declarations, petitions and intercessions for the earth realm–our sphere of influence. He expects us to make a difference in our world!
Satan—the Adversary – Satan is in the Court of Heaven day and night the Bible says. Revelation 12:10 says “Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.” The ONLY thing Satan can do is con you into believing a lie. He is the father of lies. He accuses us on three fronts: 1) when we fall into sin and don’t repent. He puts a temptation before you and tries to convince you that God won’t mind. He’s “down” with your sinful lifestyle. You’re special. When you fall for it, he immediately goes to make a case against you in the Court of Heaven. Unrepentant sins bring judgment. If you don’t repent and put it under the blood of Jesus, it is hanging out there for Satan to use against you at an opportune time. 2) Doubt and unbelief. One of Satan’s primary strategies is to convince you that God is holding out on you. That God’s motives are evil towards you. That He loves everybody BUT you. He sets circumstances up that seem to add weight to his argument. When we fall for it, he watches us as we withdraw from the Lord. The further we back away, the stronger his case against you gets. 3) The words of our mouth. The Bible clearly states that life and death are in the power of the tongue. You WILL eat the fruit of your lips whether you believe it or not. Satan listens to our words. When we say things that are negative and full of doubt and unbelief, he grabs those words to use against us. Once he has prepared his case against you, he goes to the Court of Heaven and presents it. If he makes the case, he can attack you.
The Holy Angels – the angels are also in the court room awaiting the good verdict for us. When God hands us the good verdict, the angels are assigned to work it out for us. Angels are sent to do warfare in the heavenlies against Satan’s kings and princes. They are sent to bring messages and they are sent to work in the circumstances of our lives to bring about the good verdict.
THE LANGUAGE OF THE COURT
What is the language of the Court? It is all based on God’s eternal Law—the Word of God—the Bible. Justice is measured against the Word of God and the standards He has set forth for the world to operate in. The arguments that Jesus puts forth as our Intercessor are based on the Word, the plans in our book and the state of our heart, which He can see. We take a lesson from the fig tree that Jesus cursed. Jesus knew that fig tree was faulty at the core, so He cursed it. But a fig tree that has a good potential for bearing fruit He will argue that given more time the Kingdom will be enriched by it. The arguments, petitions and accusations that Satan puts forth are also based on the Word of God. He points out the failures to meet those standards of behavior. The petitions he brings can result in permission to attack; like what happened to Job and countless others. He demands permission to sift believers like wheat. He can do nothing except God grants permission. God has to grant permission if there is no intercessor praying for a person, situation or even a nation OR there is no repentance by a person, city or nation. There comes a point where God’s grace ends and He has to allow Satan to attack. This point comes when the person or situation does not change, or when no repentance comes from the grace issued. Sooner or later Satan will get permission under these circumstances. This is why intercessors are so very vital to the Kingdom of God! Finally, believers can go to the Court of Heaven with their Word-based petitions for other people, for their nation and government, for their families and friends—for prayer assignments they are given by the LORD. We bring our petitions that are rooted in God’s eternal law. We stand with Jesus before the Court and make these declarations. We come into agreement with Elohim for a person or situation. We ask for salvations, for deliverances, for mercy, for parameters to be set against Satan. We also object to Satan’s illegal activities in our lives and in the lives of our family and friends. For example, if you have changed to the Bloodline of Jesus Christ, any generational operations against you are illegal for Satan to do and you can go to the Court of Heaven and object to it. When we resist the devil in the Court of Heaven HE MUST FLEE according to James 4:7
PETITIONING THE COURT OF HEAVEN
How do we petition the Court for ourselves and others? As stated earlier, we petition using the Bible. The Bible is the infallible, never-changing Word of God. The Old AND New Testaments are equally valuable in the Court of Heaven. God’s Word stands forever. Every Word in the Bible is God-breathed and therefore a valid argument in the Court. Hebrews 4:12; Isaiah 55:11 When we have a burden for a person or situation and we want to take it to the Court of Heaven, it is wise to take some time to gather the scriptures from the Word of God that support our arguments. In a natural court setting, lawyers gather what they call “precedent.” It is a legally established verdict already issued for the situation. Once something is legally established, it can be challenged over and over again. In the Court of Heaven, we take our scriptures and present them to the Father, the Just Judge of the Universe. For example, if we are praying for a lost loved one, we bring the scriptures referring to salvation of our family. We cry out for God’s mercy and grace for our lost family member(s). It is in the Court of Heaven that we bind and loose according to Matthew 18:18. It says “whatever is bound in heaven.” It is bound or loosed in the Court of Heaven FIRST, and then it manifests in the earth. AND it must agree with God’s Word.
MAKING DECREES AND DECLARATIONS IN THE COURT
The Court of Heaven is more than a place to get justice for ourselves only. It is also the place where we take dominion in the earth. The same as Adam had, we have been given dominion over the earth—our realm of influence. When our realm doesn’t line up with the Word of God, we can go to the Court of Heaven and make decrees and declarations in the Court. We can bind and loose here. We can ask for God to go to war with us using the vast resources of Heaven. Joshua 5:13-15; Exodus 15:3;
THE RESULTS OF COURT ROOM ACTIVITY
What are the results of all this court room activity? Breakthroughs! The Court of Heaven is where breakthroughs happen. The enemy is bound, people and situations are loosed and God is glorified through it all! The Court of Heaven is a very active place because there are petitions, decrees and declarations being spoken day and night by the people of God who know about the Court of Heaven AND how to operate in the Court. Eternity will tell the results of all this court room activity. I am convinced that when we all are fully in the Kingdom—when we are no longer looking through the glass darkly—we will see the results of our petitions, decrees and declarations. We will know how effective our spiritual warfare has been. In the meantime, though, keep bombarding the Court with your petitions; keep declaring the Word over your family and over your life in every area! For us as believers, the Court of Heaven is VITAL to our spiritual warfare efforts down here. We must learn to operate there and we can only do that when we KNOW Him intimately. When we are confident in His motives towards us and when we know His Eternal Law—the Bible like the back of our hand, we will begin to see breakthroughs happen. The Court of Heaven truly is where breakthroughs happen!
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
Church here is translated to Ecclesia in Greek Strong’s number 1577
a gathering of citizens called out from their homes into some public place, an assembly
an assembly of the people convened at the public place of the council for the purpose of deliberating
the assembly of the Israelites
any gathering or throng of men assembled by chance, tumultuously
in a Christian sense
an assembly of Christians gathered for worship in a religious meeting
a company of Christian, or of those who, hoping for eternal salvation through Jesus Christ, observe their own religious rites, hold their own religious meetings, and manage their own affairs, according to regulations prescribed for the body for order’s sake those who anywhere, in a city, village, constitute such a company and are united into one body
the whole body of Christians scattered throughout the earth
the assembly of faithful Christians already dead and received into heaven
The church is designed to be God’s formed council in the earth.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”
Adversary in Greek is defined as:
476 antídikos (from 473 /antí, “against, off-set” and 1349 /díkē, “justice, a judge”) – properly, a prosecuting attorney arguing a case-at-law; an “opponent at law” (TDNT).
476 /antídikos (“an accuser, adversary”) brings formal charges, i.e. as they are binding to exact penalty. Satan acts as such an adversary, bringing the “(law)suit” of darkness against believers for their eternal damnation (cf. 1 Pet 5:8). Offsetting this is the perfect sacrifice of Christ (Jn 19:30)!
Satan Works to build a case against you a legal case against you using sin, transgression and iniquity. These are where he finds his legal rights against you.
Sin means “to miss the mark.” It can refer to doing something against God or against a person (Exodus 10:16), doing the opposite of what is right (Galatians 5:17), doing something that will have negative results (Proverbs 24:33–34), and failing to do something you know is right (James 4:17). In the Old Testament, God even instituted sacrifices for unintentional sins (Numbers 15:27). Sin is the general term for anything that “falls short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
A trespasser is someone who crosses a line or climbs a fence that he should not cross or climb. A trespass may be intentional or unintentional. Trespass can also mean “to fall away after being close beside.” Peter trespassed when he denied Jesus (Luke 22:34, 56–62). We all “cross the line” in thought, word, or attitude many times a day and should be quick to forgive others who do the same (Matthew 6:15).
Transgression refers to presumptuous sin. To transgress is to choose to intentionally disobey; transgression is willful trespassing. Samson intentionally broke his Nazirite vow by touching a dead lion (Numbers 6:1–5; Judges 14:8–9) and allowing his hair to be cut (Judges 16:17); in doing so he was committing a transgression.
Iniquity is rooted in the bloodline it is the sins of our forefathers. Have you ever found yourself being like your dad being like your mom being like a grandma without even trying it just comes naturally it is through the bloodline that we pick up iniquity the enemy uses iniquity to cause us to fall to cause us to be caught up in a diction for example? Iniquity is commonly referred to in today’s Church culture as generational curses which is true we must learn how to deal with them in the courtroom of Heaven and take away the enemy’s legal right to use them against us.
1.Iniquity undealt with Will fashion your identity.
2. Iniquity undealt with will deter you from your destiny.
“In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphim’s: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphim’s unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. Also, I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, here am I; send me.”
how did Isaiah go from being undone in the presence of the Lord unfit unworthy to Here I Am send me Lord? His iniquity had been purged.
Iniquity left undealt with affects your destiny.
“Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.”
From the foundation of the world you were written in Heavens book your destiny and everything about you is written in your book in heaven on the day you were born you weren’t a cute little baby you were scroll falling from heaven.
Curses at their core or legal. They have to discover a legal right to operate. Curses are legal in nature.
“As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.”
Without cause or causeless is a legal term. Show cause. The curse must show cause before it has the right to land or come.The enemy uses curses to weaken us in hopes of defeating us if we allow it.
“Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land: for I wot that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.”
Curses don’t end until you stop them! Curses delay your destiny.
There is power in our covenants with people when we give our word to do something we need to do it or else we can create an opening for the enemy to have legal right to land a curse.
“Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the Lord . And the Lord answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites. And the king called the Gibeonites, and said unto them; (now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn unto them: and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal to the children of Israel and Judah.) Wherefore David said unto the Gibeonites, What shall I do for you? and wherewith shall I make the atonement, that ye may bless the inheritance of the Lord ?”
“Let us review the situation together, and you can present your case to prove your innocence. From the very beginning, your first ancestor sinned against me; all your leaders broke my laws. That is why I have disgraced your priests; I have decreed complete destruction for Jacob and shame for Israel.”
“Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified. Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me. Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.”
“And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord , and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire? Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel. And he answered and spoke unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment. And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the Lord stood by. And the angel of the Lord protested unto Joshua, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by. Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbor under the vine and under the fig tree.”
Joshua had lost his right to present his case in the courts as high priest due to unclean clothes and iniquity. Until the unclean clothes and iniquity had been dealt with.
How to present our case in the courts of heaven.
We have to understand the three levels of Prayer.
1. Approach him as father which is for our needs.
“And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.”
2. Approach him as friend which is to pray for others.
” And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
3. Approach him as judge which is presenting our case for his will in our lives and in Earth also known as his purpose in Earth.
“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
As soon as we learn to approach him as judge when we are presenting a case for his purpose rather than our need we understand that once his purposes fulfilled our needs will be added unto us. We have to be careful to not pray pastoral prayers which is concerning our needs we need to pray an Apostolic prayer which is concerning his purpose. We have to make his purpose our passion not our needs. Whatever your destiny is is tied to his purpose. Sometimes the greatest thing we have going for us is our assignment. We have to spend time in the presence of God finding out what is in our books and the books of our children we have to know the Destiny’s in the plans that God has for us like in Jeremiah 29:11 he references the plans that he has for us. And Isaiah 43:26 he says bring in remembrance if we’re bringing into remembrance it’s not about our needs it’s about our destiny in our plans that are written in our Scrolls or our books.
We prophetically move in agreement with Heaven.
“And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
Testimony means that which is giving judicial Witness in Revelation 19: 10 the testimony of Jesus he’s giving judicial Witness of Jesus rather than the life of Jesus. It’s the testimony he’s currently releasing through you, we have to see from Jesus’ position as mediator, intercessor, and high priest he is currently giving testimony in the court of Heaven. Watch this what Jesus is currently releasing from his position in heaven is currently being released as Prophecy in the church. When you prophecy it’s not only bearing witness here on Earth is bearing agreeing witness with Jesus and heavens Court.
“One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.”
In order for God to render a verdict in the courts of heaven, he has to have corroborating Witnesses that’s why as Jesus makes testimony it becomes a spirit of Prophecy to have cooperation of two to three Witnesses. As what we say agrees with Jesus’ testimony in the courts it begins to shift things in the spirit realm because verdicts are issued. And so in summary this is how we how we represent cases in Heaven’s Court we have a prophetic understanding of what’s written in our books as far as our destiny and we come into agreement with the prophecies in the cases that Jesus is presenting to the courts thus bearing Witness and getting verdicts to produced God’s will.
“Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens, “It has come at last— salvation and power and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth— the one who accuses them before our God day and night. And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die.”
◄ 2725. kategoros ►
kategoros: a prosecutor, accuser
Original Word: κατήγορος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (kat-ay’-gor-os)
Short Definition: a prosecutor, accuser
Definition: an accuser, prosecutor.
From kata and agora; against one in the assembly, i.e. A complainant at law; specially, Satan — accuser.
Satan’s complaint or case against us is what is stopping our complete and full breakthrough. And they (us) defeated him(Satan) by the blood of the Lamb and by our testimony. We have to testify against the enemy’s resistance and indictments in heavens courts to come into agreement and witness with our advocate Jesus!
3 steps to answering cases against us before the court.
1. The blood of the Lamb – Forgiveness, justification, and repentance.
The blood has a voice.
“But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel. See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven,”
“Afterward the Lord asked Cain, “Where is your brother? Where is Abel?” “I don’t know,” Cain responded. “Am I my brother’s guardian?” But the Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground! Now you are cursed and banished from the ground, which has swallowed your brother’s blood.”
God executed judgement from the voice and testimony of Abel’s blood. The blood gives God the legal right to forgive. Every accusation can be answered by the blood of Jesus. To activate it we must Repent.
“But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.”
2 legal terms Faithful shows God’s covenant keeping nature. And Just shows His legal nature.
2. Our testimony- coming into prophetic agreement with Jesus our advocate bearing witness to our destiny written in our book. Giving our tithes and offerings are also part of our testimony. (Hebrews 7:8) also we have to give with pure hearts and clear conscious, so our testimony is right.
“So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God. “When you are on the way to court with your adversary, settle your differences quickly. Otherwise, your accuser may hand you over to the judge, who will hand you over to an officer, and you will be thrown into prison. ”
The worst thing you can do is give an offering with an issue in your heart. Make things right so the testimony before the judge will be right. Take the adversary’s grounds for a case against you away, come into agreement with him saying you know you’re right I do have this issue but now it’s fixed thus taking away your legal right to have me judged. If you gave tithes and offerings with contention in your heart with a brother than it is releasing a negative testimony in the courts what we have to do is pray and ask that the testimony of those gifts be annulled so they can no longer keep speaking and being used against us. Rectify and nullify the argument against us and release proper tithes and offerings bearing good testimony.
“But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness. Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord , as in the days of old, and as in former years. And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts. For I am the Lord , I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.”
When tithes and offerings bear the proper testimony it allows God to release blessings as well as rebuke the devourer (adversary) for our sake. The adversary seeks whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8)
3. Not loving our lives to death- our righteousness it carries a lot of weight in the courts and our righteousness is in Jesus through forgiveness and walking out God’s will daily in an open and honest and repentant stature before Him. walking in the light is not walking perfectly it’s walking honestly.
“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:4 KJV Righteousness is never a result of keeping rules it is laying our flesh and will down daily and walking in the spirit and will or God the Father.