The Courts of Heaven are the highest place of authority over Heaven and Earth. We have access to the throne because of the blood of Jesus. While we are learning God’s ways we can reside before the Throne of Grace where the harshest attacks of the enemy are removed so that we can be free to learn. There are several factors to consider before we enter the Courts of Heaven to receive charges:
- Operation with the Spirit
- Physical Manifestations
- Spiritual Maturity
For I say, through the grace given to me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God has dealt to every man the measure of faith. (Romans 12:3 AKJV)
We must closely examine ourselves and see where we are before entering the Courts of Heaven. This can only be rightly done by looking at scriptures:
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness… (2 Timothy 3:16 AKJV)
This was written before we had a Bible. It is referring to the Old Testament. We should not exclude what has been termed “old,” but use it for the wisdom it contains. Let’s start by looking first to the new….
Then answered Jesus and said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for what things soever he does, these also does the Son likewise. (John 5:19 AKJV)
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. ( John 4:17 AMPC)
Would you walk into an earthly court without being able to see, hear, or receive instructions from the judge or your lawyer? In order to operate in the Courts we need to be able to hear from the Holy Spirit who is our Counselor. You can enter the CoH with a “guide” who will help you receive what is happening.
Before you enter the CoH with a guide, you may want to consider the other two factors involved in visiting the Courts.
The number one reason to enter the Courts is because of a situation in our life or with a loved one. Whether or not the situation warrants a visit to the CoH may depend upon what circumstance you are in:
● Medical Emergency
● Health, Financial, Emotional or Spiritual Attacks
We must know the difference between these two situations.
- Medical Emergency
An emergency is a sudden, life or death situation. Whether or not you need to enter the CoH will depend upon the other key factors we will look into. Even without going to the Courts, the Holy Spirit may speak through a word of wisdom or knowledge to help.
- Health, Financial, Emotional or Spiritual Attacks
Attacks can come on suddenly or increase over a period of time. They can be painful, emotionally, financially or physically. Job came under great affliction and argued with three friends and all spoke wrongly about God. Here was Job’s mistake:
Why should I take my flesh in my teeth and put my life in my hands [incurring the danger of God’s wrath]? [I do it because, though He slay me, yet will I wait for and trust Him and] behold, He will slay me; I have no hope—nevertheless, I will maintain and argue my ways before Him and even to His face. (Job 13:14-16 AMPC)
“Take my flesh in my teeth” means to jeopardize my body. Job was willing to risk everything to confront God, arguing “his ways” that he was right to God’s face. Have you been telling God that you or a loved one doesn’t deserve what is happening. Then you are as guilty as Job was. We can not prepare a decree or declaration to present before the Courts to get what we want because that would be "arguing your ways."
There was a young man, Elihu who spoke rightly according to God. Through his advice we find out that we must look at the situation from God’s point of view since He is greater than we are.
For has anyone said to God, I have borne my chastisement; I will not offend anymore; Teach me what I do not see [in regard to how I have sinned]; if I have done iniquity, I will do it no more? Should [God’s] recompense [for your sins] be as you will it, when you refuse to accept it? For you must do the choosing, and not I; therefore say what is your truthful conclusion. (Job 34:31-33 AMPC)
Job had been crying out, wanting to debate God about why he was suffering. He protested much, arguing that he was righteous and didn’t deserve the suffering that had come upon him. This is not a cry that God will heed. It is vanity, pride, and to think that we know better than God. We don’t dictate to God, He dictates to us. We must be willing to find out why God has allowed it and say, "I will not sin (offend) anymore, show me and help me understand what I have done wrong."
Men of understanding will tell me, indeed, every wise man who hears me [will agree], That Job speaks without knowledge, and his words are without wisdom and insight. [Would that Job’s afflictions be continued and] he be tried to the end because of his answering like wicked men! (Job 34:34-36 AMPC)
When we don’t hear from God, sometimes we begin to complain that we are unjustly suffering. This is actually saying that we are right and God is wrong. If you have ever spoken out words in frustration concerning the situation that plagues you or your family, you will need to confess and repent for these before entering the courts.
For he adds rebellion [in his unsubmissive, defiant attitude toward God] to his unacknowledged sin; he claps his hands [in open mockery and contempt of God] among us, and he multiplies his words of accusation against God. (Job 34:37 AMPC)
We only go to the Courts to seek why WE are wrong, not why God is wrong. You must forgive God if you have accused Him because of your circumstance and trust that He has a reason for whatever has happened. Jesus paid the price for you to be redeemed, but first you must confess: see it the way God does. We are righteous through Jesus and if we humble ourselves to find out why our situation is upon us, we will be granted wisdom:
And if they are bound in fetters [of adversity] and held by cords of affliction, then He shows to them [the true character of] their deeds and their transgressions, that they have acted arrogantly [with presumption and self-sufficiency]. He also opens their ears to instruction and discipline, and commands that they return from iniquity. (Job 36:8-10 APMC)
When we wind up in disaster it is because we have acted presumptuously. God will let you know where you have gone wrong. If you receive charges and do not search to see how they apply then you will add rebellion to the list of sins. This is why we must consider maturity in the spirit.
It is not the great [necessarily] who are wise, nor [always] the aged who understand justice. (Job 32:9 AMPC)
Elihu was young in body, but like Timothy, he was wise in the ways of God. Our spiritual maturity isn’t about how long we have been alive or how long we have been a Christian. It is how well we know God and His ways and developing the fruit of the spirit:
You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? (Matthew 7:16 AKJV)
Maturity doesn’t happen overnight. As we grow in God’s ways we will develop the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness (humility), temperance. Fruit takes time to develop, usually through pressure and difficulty. Scripture gives us great insight and encouragement on this topic:
Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. (Psalms 1:1 AKJV)
As we grow, we will be drawn away from those wallowing in sin and who don’t know God’s ways. We won’t “stand” in sinful ways. When we walk in love, we will not be scornful of others. This takes effort and time to develop. The more time you spend in the Word of God and meditating upon Him, the quicker you will grow.
When we receive charges in the Courts, it is about the sin in our life that allows the enemy to attack us. For this reason, we need to be able to:
● identify the sin that allows them to stick to us
○ the more we know about God, the easier it will be to understand what is revealed in the Courts.
● remove the sin from our life
○ a strong spirit will dominate our soul and flesh so that we can stop sinning
There are many ways to strengthen your spirit:
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. (Psalms 1:2-3 AKJV)
A few years ago, a movement happened across the USA. The Ten Commandments were thrown out because “Jesus fulfilled the Law.” The ways of God never change. We can learn what pleases God by looking the Old Testament.
We must delight ourselves in God’s ways, meditate upon them. We no longer go to Hell for accidentally violating any one little part of God’s Law. As the churches in Revelation show, repeated and continued sin may cause you to miss Heaven. The blood of Jesus has paid the price for our sins but we have to appropriate it to have freedom in this life. Sins can still allow the enemy to attack us in this life until we confess and repent from them. As a citizen of Heaven we should be learning about the ways of our new homeland!
At Agape Christian Fellowship, we believe in inquiring of the Lord, our Lead Advocate, to see if it is His will to enter the courts for charges. Intercession with seers who operate in the Courts of Heaven will often reveal charges in a more gentle way, which will allow us to work on one issue at a time. It is an awesome alternative to going into the Courts for charges.
If anyone is easily offended when receiving correction, then we recommend that they attend Agape Meetings, Strengthening Your Spirit, Morning Prayers, Communion and Tea & Coffee meetings until they are grounded in the Word of God and their spirit is stronger and ready to take full responsibility as a more mature believer. This does take time.
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