In the Courts of Heaven Academy, you have learned how and when to enter the Courts to receive the charges the enemy has against you so that you can be free of his attacks. After you hear words of accusation from your Counselor, Holy Spirit, you must understand them.
If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to show to man his uprightness: Then He is gracious to him, and said, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom. (Job 33:23-24 AKJV)
When we receive charges from the enemy, we must search out an interpretation of those charges. We must be willing to understand what is against us so that God can deliver us from the destruction of the enemy. This is confirmed in the New Testament:
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. (James 5:16 AKJV)
Confess in this verse is the Greek word, exomologeō (eks-o-mo-lo-ge'-o) which means to profess that one will do something, to promise, agree, engage. We must openly acknowledge our sin and agree that we have sinned, promising to remove it from our lives.
The charges our prayer teams receive in the Courts, need interpretation so that we understand them in order to acknowledge our sin. You will need to speak to someone with the gift of interpretation. This also allows you to fulfill the directions in the New Testament to confess your sins to another Christian before returning to remove those charges in the courts. In most cases, even if you have the gift of interpretation, you will need to discuss the charges with another Christian to receive revelation of how they apply. We see this applied to the Courts of Heaven in another scripture:
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
The Greek word homologeō is translated “confess” and it means much more than to just state that we have done wrong. It means to see it the way the other person does, in this case, God. It is not only saying we were wrong, but actually agreeing fully with God about how He sees it. When we confess Jesus as Lord we are seeing Him as our Master and we are His servant. When we learn that we are not acting according to God’s ways, we must confess that sin, seeing it the way He does. This allows the sin to be blotted out by the blood and erased for good.
When you re-enter the Courts to remove charges it is about appropriating what the Lord has done for us by the shedding of His blood. Many try to apply this verse about sin:
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace. (Romans 6:14 AMPC) (Romans 6:11 AKJV)
Taken out of context, this verse seems to say that through Jesus, our sin cannot affect us. We must read what is said before this to understand how this verse, and others like it, should be applied:
Likewise reckon you also yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield you your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin: but yield yourselves to God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. (Romans 6:11-13 AKJV)
We must consider (reckon) that we are dead, or no longer participating in sin, but instead, we live according to our Lord. Our sin cannot have dominion, or rule over our mortal body any longer. We can take authority over sin and stop sinning by yielding ourselves to God, to be used by Him instead!
Once you find out what sin is allowing the enemy to attack you, then you must be willing to STOP doing it! This is what brings breakthrough in the Courts of Heaven. It isn’t a special way to pray or speak special words that will immediately remove the enemy from our lives. It is by finding out, what sin is opening the door to the enemy, then using the power of the blood to remove the sin from our life as it is blotted out of all records in Heaven.
The enemy will be watching us. If we walk right back into that sin, he will be ready to attack us once more. This is why many people lose their healing after receiving a breakthrough in prayer. We must remove the sin which allows Satan’s access to us.
Removing charges is an event where miracles often take place, if we will listen and be guided by the Holy Spirit. During this visit to the CoH everything must be led and be dependent upon the Holy Spirit, our Counselor. We must be willing and ready to respond to His leading. At Agape you may be led through the Courts by a “guide” who will listen and respond to what they see and hear. By removing the legal access of the enemy, we can make great strides toward our destiny and deepen our relationship with God.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful to him, and bless his name. (Psalms 100:4 AKJV)
Prayer should always begin with a thankful heart, and by giving praise to God. We must state our intentions in faith, why we have access to the Throne and acknowledging God as our Judge.
But we are citizens of the state (commonwealth, homeland) which is in heaven… (Philippians 3:20 AMPC)
I commonly use this as my prayer to enter the Courts:
Heavenly Father, I thank you for the sacrifice of Your Son, Jesus. We come before you in His name. We thank you for the Holy Spirit who has revealed to us through your word, the Courts of Heaven. Heavenly Father, we acknowledge You as The Righteous Judge over Heaven and Earth and we take our places in your courtroom today as children of the Most High God and Citizens of Heaven.
Next we must come under the authority of Jesus, relying on the Holy Spirit as we approach the Judge (Scripture found in the free book: Destroying Curses in the Courts of Heaven):
Lord Jesus, thank you for being our heavenly Advocate, Leader and Head. We submit to You and ask that we receive information from You and the Holy Spirit. We trust that You will Lead us through these proceedings.
Holy Spirit, we honor and appreciate you as our Counselor, Helper and Guide. Thank You for escorting us today. We place our trust and faith in you to reveal to us all that we need to know.
Once we have taken our appropriate place in the Courts, we can respond to the charges against us by stating each word received from the Judge through the Holy Spirit. These steps should be included in this process:
- Confess you are guilty for all charges
- State that you are repenting or turning from these sins
- Confessing that our ancestors are guilty (if it applies)
- Cover the sins with the Blood of Jesus
Listen to the Holy Spirit to see if there is more that is needed to repent for. State anything the Holy Spirit brings to you. Once the full confession is in, then state scripture to back up your claim. Our team uses something like this:
Mighty Judge over Heaven and Earth, I place the testimony of the Blood of Jesus into the records of this court today. This blood cries out from the ground for mercy. We stand in agreement with the Blood of Jesus today and ask for mercy for the sins declared before these Courts.
Your word tells us when we confess and repent for our sins, You are faithful to forgive. Thank You Mighty Judge that the blood of Jesus blots out the confessed sins from all records in Heaven and Earth, according to You word never to be held against Him/Her again.
For I will be merciful and gracious toward their wickedness, And I will remember their sins no more. (Hebrews 8: 12 AMP)
In Him we have redemption [that is, our deliverance and salvation] through His blood, [which paid the penalty for our sin and resulted in] the forgiveness and complete pardon of our sin, in accordance with the riches of His grace (Ephesians 1:7 AMP)
Your case has now been presented before the Courts of Heaven. It is now time to ask for a verdict:
I ask you Mighty Judge to let any cases connected to these sins be dismissed and overruled for lack of evidence, in Jesus Name. May we have a verdict?
Make sure and listen for the verdict and state what you hear. If you receive a vision, it may indicate more is needed to be done or that chains of bondage are removed. This is why our visits to the Courts are led by Agape elders: you must be ready to follow the guidance of your Counselor, Holy Spirit and respond to what is being revealed. Sometimes more repentance or confession is needed. If you hear “overruled” or a similar verdict, simply declare it and ask for justice:
Thank You Mighty judge that the cases are dismissed/overruled. Where cases have been overruled or dismissed, I ask that you bring justice. You alone know the true cost, we trust you to restore, with damages, all that has been taken or hindered by the enemy. Let any curses attached to these cases be broken and let the blessing of God come in greater measure.
Don’t ask for justice unless you get cases dismissed. God’s justice is why you were put into Satan’s hands because of your sin. You want to be sure that sin is removed and the cases overturned before asking for justice! Before we leave the Courts you should be listening to the Holy Spirit during this process. Let Him guide you in what to say and ask for.
Truly I tell you, whatever you forbid and declare to be improper and unlawful on earth must be what is already forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit and declare proper and lawful on earth must be what is already permitted in heaven. (Matthew 18:18)
If it is a negative thing, then there is something the petitioner still needs to take care of. This should be discussed and led by the Holy Spirit. To leave the Courts, say something like:
As we take our leave From Your Courts, Righteous Judge, we thank You for all you have done for our Sister/Brother. In Jesus Name, Amen
These are the basic steps for entering the Courts of Heaven and removing charges after you have received them and had an interpretation of them.
For many years I was experiencing my blood pressure spiking up and it lasted up to a week. I visited the doctor and would get medication, after taking it for a week it would subside but I would still feel all the symptoms and it would spike up again. I tried to eat healthy 90% of the time for my health's sake and took numerous supplements, but nothing worked for long.
When I started doing the CoH Academy some things started dropping off me as I started learning God's ways. A few weeks ago my blood pressure spiked up again and this time the medication was not helping and the side effects gave me a terrible headache.
I had to apply what I learnt in the Academy, I humbly asked Holy Spirit to show me what is against me that is causing this high blood pressure so I can confess it, repent (turn from) and cover it with the blood of Jesus. A scene came up in my mind about my son when he was six months old (he is 18 now). His finger was caught in the door while walking in his baby walker, he held onto the door frame and a strong wind came and slammed the door. While trying to stop it, I saw the whole thing and I was traumatized. A piece of his finger is still missing.
My heart never felt the same for years, I felt like it was suspended by a thin thread and if I am not careful it would fall in my stomach. I could not afford to get frightened nor stressed, I stopped listening to the news and stayed away from friends and family or anything that would do or say anything that would affect me emotionally.
I confessed that I gave into fear because of the trauma, and every negative word that I spoke against myself and my son, and repented from speaking that way and asked the Father to cover it with the blood of Jesus. No more self pity this has to go too.
I then went to the Throne of Grace and asked the Father for grace, mercy and wisdom for this situation. That afternoon I felt a warmth and an unusual special peace around me and that same evening while sitting on my bed ,I felt a hand pull and fix something inside my chest on the left side, so I touched my chest and right away the thought came to me "you are healed.”
I smiled and was excited, you all should have seen the big smile on my face as I said thank you Lord. I slept like a baby that night and when I took my BP that morning it was 100 over 65.
Thank you Jesus for shedding your blood to purchase my healing. Special thanks to the CoH Academy , Lynn and her team who have helped me understand how to correctly appropriate the blood of Jesus getting results for change.
I am watching out now for anything that would affect my soul negatively and deal with it right away. I am also hearing from Holy Spirit, and I have a wonderful testimony of receiving a chapter and verse when I asked for it. I am beginning to understand what it means to be in this world but not of this world, when I read the word of God my understanding is opening up and seeing scriptures in a new light.
We have come so far from God that many Christians were never taught His ways:
- how to identify sin
- how to strengthen our spirit so we can stop walking in it
Though she was a dedicated Christian, Grace didn’t understand enough to receive a full breakthrough in the Courts of Heaven. The Courts of Heaven Academy helped Grace to be able to walk in God’s ways and receive healing!
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you… (Hosea 4:6)
The Courts of Heaven Academy helped Grace to be able to walk in God’s ways and receive healing! The goal of the Courts of Heaven Academy is to:
- clear the way so that you can hear from Holy Spirit
- teach you how to operate in the Courts so that your Counselor can bring you healing and restoration
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