In these days God is raising up His Government on the earth and teaching us how to engage the courtrooms of heaven. I started to operate in the courtroom by faith with Justin Abraham, and some others, a few short years ago and as a result we, without exaggeration, have seen things change in a massive way personally and nationally.
The revelation of the court system of heaven really can change your live and the nations! I must also add that It’s really simple to engage the court system, much simpler than you might think. Nobody is disqualified, I feel like the least qualified person to be writing about such a heavenly thing but by His blood I can enter and so can you.
So here are some scriptures to lay a foundation, because whether we realize it or not the idea of the courtroom and justice is all through the Bible.
Psalm 89:14 says:
“Righteousness and justice are the foundations of His throne…”
The very foundation of Gods throne is Justice and righteousness so you can see that God is very much interested in the right thing happening and justice for his creation. Just and Righteous is who He is not just what He does! He Himself has a throne where He rules and that rule is based on Righteousness and Justice.
Probably everyone has had things stolen from them and experienced unjust situations and or circumstances!
Whether its health, destinies, inheritances or life dreams. Even revivals in the past have been attacked and ultimately ended prematurely. Or nations that were supposed to prosper have struggled with poverty instead. The church itself is not walking in the power of the early apostolic era. Anything that is living short of what God wants us to live like is an injustice and therefore not right in Gods eyes. The truth is we have been stolen from in a lot of areas but this is the time where the books in heaven are about to be opened and God is about to render a verdict on our behalf! The Apostle John and Daniel both saw such a time where the saints of God would be given Justice in the courts of heaven!
The amazing thing is the courtroom is rigged on our behalf because the Judge is actually our father our advocate is Jesus, the word of God is our bill of rights, every promise in the bible we can have if we only say yes and amen!
So the first example of the courtroom in action that I will mention is found in Zachariah 3: 1-7
Next the Messenger-Angel showed me the high priest Joshua. He was standing before God’s Angel where the Accuser showed up to accuse him. Then God said to the Accuser, “I,God, rebuke you, Accuser! I rebuke you and choose Jerusalem. Surprise! Everything is going up in flames, but I reach in and pull out Jerusalem!”
3-4 Joshua, standing before the angel, was dressed in dirty clothes. The angel spoke to his attendants, “Get him out of those filthy clothes,” and then said to Joshua, “Look, I’ve stripped you of your sin and dressed you up in clean clothes.”
5 I spoke up and said, “How about a clean new turban for his head also?” And they did it—put a clean new turban on his head. Then they finished dressing him, with God’s Angel looking on.
6-7 God’s Angel then charged Joshua, “Orders from God-of-the-Angel-Armies: ‘If you live the way I tell you and remain obedient in my service, then you’ll make the decisions around here and oversee my affairs. And all my attendants standing here will be at your service.
These verses are an example of the courtroom in heaven. I could get stuck in this chapter alone but just want to briefly highlight a few important points to start us off!
Joshua (in verse 7) was promised access to Heaven, access to the courtroom if he was obedient to God’s ways. And this promise is for us too because all the promises in God are yes and amen! And again I must emphasize that we can all go into the courtroom, no matter how dirty or unclean we feel and what filthy rags we think we are wearing.
You don’t get clean to go the court, you go to the court and you will get clean. Joshua wasn’t clean when he went to the court but he was given new robes representing forgiveness and the washing of the blood that makes us white as snow! And just like Joshua we will be given a new turban which represents the mind of Christ. And it gets even better!
The promise wasn’t just that we can go to court to petition but that if we live the way He tells us (obedience) then we can oversee the affairs of the Judge and make the decisions!! That is a realm of Government that very few have walked in that’s fore sure but yet the promise is there for all to see! So It’s not just about us going in and pleading, it starts off there of course, but we’re going to rule and reign and be part of the justice system . We are Kings and priests of our God and we are going to participate in the government of heaven invading the earth. What amazing days we live in!
Ok, So another example of the courtroom is in Job. …Job 1: 6-8 says –
“ One day when the angels came to report to God, satan who was his designated accuser came along with him, God singled out satan and said, ‘what have you been up to? Satan answered God, checking things out on the earth. (Another translation says going to and fro and up and down). And God said to satan, have you noticed my friend Job? There’s no one quite like him! Honest and true, his word totally devoted to God and hating evil…”
Also Job 2: 1-8 says:
One day when the angels came to report to God, Satan also showed up. God singled out Satan, saying, “And what have you been up to?” Satan answered God, “Oh, going here and there, checking things out.” Then God said to Satan, “Have you noticed my friend Job? There’s no one quite like him, is there—honest and true to his word, totally devoted to God and hating evil? He still has a firm grip on his integrity! You tried to trick me into destroying him, but it didn’t work.”
4-5 Satan answered, “A human would do anything to save his life. But what do you think would happen if you reached down and took away his health? He’d curse you to your face, that’s what.” 6 God said, “All right. Go ahead—you can do what you like with him. But mind you, don’t kill him.”
7-8 Satan left God and struck Job with terrible sores. Job was ulcers and scabs from head to foot. They itched and oozed so badly that he took a piece of broken pottery to scrape himself, then went and sat on a trash heap, among the ashes.
So from these two scriptures concerning Job it is easy and plain to see that Satan is the ‘designated accuser’ and that he comes to the heavenly court. An accuser is court room language! An accuser is someone who has a case against you or at least has some accusations to present against an individual, family or even a nation. In this case however its one individual-‘ Job’. We also see that the court is where Satan got permission to curse job and strike him with severe sores. For it was God who said “alright. Go ahead- you can do what you like with him but mind you, don’t kill him.”
Whether we realize it or not therefore, Satan has been going to the courtroom, just like he did with Job, to get permission to steal from all of our lives. This is, I believe, what has happened many times in church history too.
When revival starts to flow, for example, you will notice it will last 3or 4 years max and then the adversary comes along and attacks and time and time again before we know it the revival ceases. Where did Satan get permission to do all this? In the courtroom!!! And because no one has been going into court and saying NO we want to present our case and oppose what the accuser is saying, we have experienced defeat after defeat! We have often perished because of lack of knowledge
However, the good news is this is changing rapidly!!
There is now a growing company of people on this earth who are engaging in the heavenly courts and learning how to participate and function there to bring justice to the earth!! His Government will rule from shore to shore and of the increase of His Government there will be no end! The Government might be on His shoulders but we are His body! We are learning how to rule and reign!!
So here is a New Testament example of the courtroom
Luke 22:31-34 (Jesus speaks to Simon)
31 Simon, Simon (Peter), listen! Satan has asked excessively that [all of] you be given up to him [out of the power and keeping of God], that he might sift [all of] you like grain,
32 But I have prayed especially for you [Peter], that your [own] faith may not fail; and when you yourself have turned again, strengthen and establish your brethren.
33 And [Simon Peter] said to Him, Lord, I am ready to go with You both to prison and to death.
34 But Jesus said, I tell you, Peter, before a [single] cock shall crow this day, you will three times [utterly] deny that you know Me.
In this new testament example (incase some were thinking that this is just old covenant stuff) Satan asked to sift them all like grain. Satan asked excessively. In simple terms this means that Satan asked many times if he could destroy the disciples.
The question I want to ask then is this, where did he ask? Well the answer is also simple, in the courts of course! All through the bible examples the courts are always where Satan asks for permission do things on earth! And it’s obvious that it is in the courts that Satan asks to destroy us too. You don’t believe me? Read this!!
Revelation 12:10 Says:
Then I heard a strong (loud) voice in heaven, saying, Now it has come—the salvation and the power and the kingdom (the dominion, the reign) of our God, and the power (the sovereignty, the authority) of His Christ (the Messiah); for the accuser of our brethren, he who keeps bringing before our God charges against them day and night, has been cast out!
Satan doesn’t just make accusations against us but he makes them against us day and night. We can also see that he brings charges against us! Again that is courtroom language! Many of us know what it is to have a charge brought against us in a natural court. Well some of us do, well ok I do!!
But the point is that this is all courtroom language and procedure! However as the above scripture declares, there is a day coming when the courtroom will be in place and the accuser of the brethren will be cast down. But until that day, we need to learn how to engage the courtrooms of heaven to enable the judge (our father) to make a verdict on our behalf!
Here is some more new testament references to courtroom language.
1John 2:1 says:
“My little children, I write you these things so that you may not violate God’s law and sin. But if anyone should sin, we have an Advocate (One Who will intercede for us) with the Father—[it is] Jesus Christ [the all] righteous [upright, just, Who conforms to the Father’s will in every purpose, thought, and action]”
So we can see again that the theme of the courtroom is all through the Bible. It is full of courtroom language and this text says that Jesus is our advocate. So what is an advocate? Well here is one explanation of what it is:
“An advocate is someone who speaks on behalf of someone else” the term is often used in the legal profession to describe someone who has received some legal training which allows him or her to represent another in a courtroom.”
So basically this scripture is saying that Jesus is legally trained and he knows how to represent you in the court haha. So if you fall short and sin Jesus can represent you in the court and your forgiveness is guaranteed because He took the punishment we deserved! As I said before the whole court system is rigged on our behalf lol
The idea of the courtroom is all through scripture. Here is another example: Amos 5:15 says:
Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts…………
Psalm 100 v 4 says:
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
Psalm 35: 1 says:
Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me:fight against them that fight against me.
But one of my favourites is in Job 13:18 where it says:
‘now that I have prepared my case , I know that I will be vindicated’.
In the two scriptures about Job, Satan appeared in the courtroom and asked to harm Job. And did harm Job but do you think from this scripture that Job has learned a valuable piece of wisdom?
He says NOW that I have prepared my case I know that I will be vindicated!
I wonder what would have happened if Job had prepared his case earlier?
Would he have been vindicated earlier before all the boils and death?
Would he have been able to block Satans attempt to destroy him and his family in the court?
Who knows for sure but Job was certain that now his case was made he would be vindicated! It’s time for us to learn that lesson and make our cases in the court!
So to just to make sure we are getting it. There are 7 things I want to highlight about the scriptures I have just mentioned.
1) There is a courtroom in heaven
2) Satan goes to the courtroom to accuse
3) Satan looks for any legal loophole so that he can ask permission to attack your life. He wants to steal kill and destroy and because we haven’t known about the courtroom he has often been successful.
4) We have been invited to take part in the courtroom (Joshua 3v7)
5 )We don’t need to be clean to go to the courtroom. We are made clean when we go there! Joshua was given new garments. There’s no condemnation in Christ Jesus! We are completely forgiven, as far as the east is from the west is how far He has removed our transgressions from us
6) We defeat principalities and powers and the devil in the courtroom.
That’s where true authority is!
Its like a policeman standing in the road with his hand up, he doesn’t have much power in himself but he does have the whole backing of the law behind him! Therefore because the whole law is behind him you probably will stop when he simply lifts his hand. That’s what authority is. And when we get the scrolls and papers from heaven that declare your unjust situation must change you better believe they have to change because no demon in hell dare stand against that decree and verdict of the court! All of heaven backs that verdict including angels and the ancient of days Himself!
7) We can ask for 7 times back what has been stolen from us!
Proverbs 6:31 Says:
”But if he is found out, he must restore seven times [what he stole]; he must give the whole substance of his house [if necessary—to meet his fine].”
Imagine we got back everything that the enemy has stolen times 7?
Imagine all those revivals that were cut short? Imagine what the apostolic fathers walked in? Imagine what St Columba walked in and William Branham? We definitely don’t see anything today of what they walked in but imagine if we not only get back what they walked in but 7 times more (at least?) I believe we are going to see and experience such things! Daniel looked forward in time and saw such a day.
Daniel 7:9-11 says
‘As I looked,‘thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze. 10 A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him. Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him.
The court was seated, and the books were opened.
11 ‘Then I continued to watch because of the boastful words the horn was speaking. I kept looking until the beast was slain and its body destroyed and thrown into the blazing fire.
Notice Daniel says he saw ‘thrones’ that were placed, not just a singular throne for the Lord, but plural, thrones. Who are the thrones for? The answer is you and me! He is the king of Kings but we are kings. He’s the Lord of Lords but we are Lords! We are seated at the right hand of God. Seated is symbolic of authority! The thrones are there for us! I repeat, there is a throne for us. We are supposed to be seated in heavenly places. We need to walk in this, hunger for this, desire this and honor this. Lord teach us how to engage the court room, seven spirits of God come and teach us. You may say, but I don’t understand anything about this but that’s what the 7 spirits are coming for – to train and teach us! There are books being opened in heaven right now, this is the time Daniel was talking about. God doesn’t take away authority until there are people who can take that place of authority. For example, God couldn’t put David in place until he was ready to rule as a king. He couldn’t replace Saul until David was ready. And this is the right time I believe. There is a company of people who are getting ready to rule and reign with Christ!! There is a generation who will take back all that’s been stolen! For generations, we the saints have been stolen from and we have suffered injustice in many ways. Millions have been martyred and robbed of their destiny and inheritance. But in these last days the ancient of days is about to open the books and He is going to release justice and we will reap what many generations have sown. One generation will receive all the rewards of all the prayers made by all the saints down through the ages. Every promise ever made to any saint will be fulfilled! And we the end time bride will be the beneficiaries! Its justice time! And we are about to receive a verdict in our favour! .
So practically how do we access the courtroom? Simple – By faith. It doesn’t matter what you feel or don’t feel. When Ian Clayton started this journey, he said he stepped in for about a year and saw nothing! But he kept doing it by faith!. He stepped in every day (I think it was every day), nothing happened until one day, he stepped in and he could see it, he was fully there. His faith led to it becoming real to his physical senses. The bible says That by faith Enoch was translated! We need to just believe that it’s real because it is and our physical senses will catch up sometime! So when you go in to court (by faith) you have an attitude of honor. Its not a formula remember but there are some simple protocols! So I honor the judge, the court, sometimes the angels and the cloud of witnesses. Let the Holy Spirit teach you because we are all different and it is not a formula. So anyway, I enter with thanks giving. Then I usually say something like ‘Lord if I’m guilty of anything, I’m sorry forgive me’. Remember we must judge ourselves first, admit the sin, ask God to cleanse you, the blood is there for you and it speaks on your behalf, it’s the gospel. Then I would simply present my case to the Judge.
For example, let’s say the injustice is sickness. I would find all the scriptures about sickness and build up a case, e.g., by His stripes we are healed, he bore all our sicknesses and took our infirmities etc. I would simply present them to the judge and ask Him to judge the sickness. I would say something like ‘your word says it is unjust that I should be sick, that by your stripes I am supposed to be healed’ etc’. Your building up a case and simply presenting it to the judge. This can work for anything, whether its poverty, financial difficulties, or a region that needs breakthrough in someway. Remember though that this is not a formula, the Lord may lead you in a different way and that’s all ok as long as we remain humble and teachable we wont go wrong. Intimacy is key!! He will lead you and teach you! That’s for sure.
One last thing. How do we know what we have the right to ask for in the courtroom? This is also very simple
1) The promises in God are yes and amen. You can ask for every promise in the bible its all yours!! 2 Cor 1: 20 says: “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God.”
2) Your scroll. In other words what has God spoken to you about concerning your life? What dreams have you had about your life? What prophecies have you recieved? What promises has God made to you?
The truth is we are all learning and we are all babies in this so don’t worry about making mistakes. As my friend Justin says: “ the future belongs to the courageous”! Gods Government is coming and He is calling the weak, the broken. He’s calling the uneducated. His voice is calling from heaven can you hear it? Not many wise are called to this! God chooses the foolish to confound the wise. But if we choose to be foolish enough to believe that we can participate in heavens Government and heavens courts then we will be chosen to participate in the greatest age mankind has ever seen!
The age of the ecclesia, the age of the manifestation of the sons of God ruling reigning and governing in union with Him!