Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. (Matthew 18:19 NKJV)
Many Christians quote this verse as they pray together. We sit with heads bowed, sometimes silently, sometimes with an “amen” to declare our agreement with what has been said in prayer. If God gave any two individuals whatever they agreed upon, it would be chaos. Think about it in terms of your local government:
Let’s say two people ask in prayer to have a president removed from office and another two decide they don’t like other heads of state and their positions on issues. After a time, we might conceivably run out of civil servants to preside over local and national governments. In fact, there may NEVER be a leader every citizen likes. No one would last in office long if God said yes to prayer of agreement by two people and consequently removed a leader with whom they disagreed.
Reading a bit further in the Bible you find there is a qualifying statement:
And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us… (1 John 5:14 KJV)
Now this makes sense. God has a plan. When we search His word and listen to the Holy Spirit, then we know His ways and what He wants. Those are the prayers that get answered. Are there any consequences for NOT praying in alignment with God? The Bible tells us this about Satan:
...which accused them before our God day and night… (Revelation 12:10)
We have an enemy who likes to attack us. Where does Satan do this accusing? The Greek word for accused is katēgoros meaning a complainant at law; someone who places charges against us in the Courts of Heaven. This means if we are making demands and decrees that are not according to God’s will, we are in violation of what God told us to do. Recent experiences in the Courts of Heaven have shown the reality of the danger of joining a prayer that the Holy Spirit has not authorized or approved.
We are the Body of Christ. What good is a body if the parts don’t work together? We need to be connected so that the gifts of the Holy Spirit can be used to help one another. Teams (a Seer and a Guide) who are trained in how to operate in the Courts of Heaven, help petitioners who need assistance approaching God as Judge because they may not have the gift of seeing in the spirit realm.
The Guide leads the prayers; they often see as well as guide. After presenting the petitioner, they ask for charges and all wait to see and hear what the Holy Spirit (our Counselor) reveals. A few petitioners have been enthusiastic and have begun making declarations concerning healing or financial restitution, or sometimes even vengeance. I never thought much of this until one particular visit to the Courts:
Abby was 90 years old and had a plethora of reasons to visit the Courts. When the first round of charges was dismissed, she began to declare that her heart was healed and made whole. Though I didn’t get a confirmation from the Holy Spirit saying it was so, I agreed with her as did the two other seers with me.
The following day, my nose became stuffed up. “I wonder if I caught Abby’s cold,” I thought. She had been sick for the last week with the full-blown flu! Immediately I rebuked that thought because I knew sickness and disease has no right to me, yet it only got worse. By the next day I was exhausted, unable to breath and feeling like I was going to vomit. Knowing something was off, I asked the Lord where I might have transgressed. Getting no answer, as best I could I fulfilled my responsibilities from my bed:
Abby had not experienced a breakthrough, so we took her to the Courts once more. While the others were receiving more charges, I had a vision:
A demon was before the desk of the Accuser on the left side of the Judge (I could only see the immense podium stretching upwards). He looked like the cartoon figure of the Tasmanian Devil; a swirling darkness with lightning bolts arcing out of his two sides. This was a first, a demon with lightning…
“Holy Spirit, what does that mean?” I asked.
“It is the demon that is affecting the electrical system of her heart,” came the soft thought of my Counselor. I also saw a tiny, imp-sized demon and a giant of a demon.
We, the seers, were finished receiving charges, so we proceeded:
After I shared the vision, one of the seers asked if that giant could have been a principality demon (usually big in size). This prompted a memory from the petitioner; Abby suddenly remembered that she had taken authority over principalities.
One of the other seers had received two Hindu gods, “Shambala” and “Mandala,” which we first had to look up online. Abby had been troubled for several months about what was being called “Holy Yoga” at our church. Here in the Courts, she suddenly recalled that she had done yoga in her earlier years. This is what the Holy Spirit does as our Counselor.
** A note about yoga: It is an ancient discipline and practice based in the Hindu religion. Yogic poses are designed as worship to their gods, a means of asking them to come into you. Putting “holy” in front of the name and playing Christian music does not make it so. Can you meditate in the Buddhist fashion and call it “Holy Buddhism” thus making it okay?
No examples exist of God ever allowing His people to use anything even remotely associated with other religions. In fact, He had His people wipe out entire cities so that they wouldn’t be tempted to follow other religious practices. When one person, Achan, brought silver, gold and a garment from another religion into the camp of God’s people, they were no longer able to win even minor battles until they removed those items. (Joshua 7)
Back to the Courts: The Holy Spirit put the pieces of this puzzle together, “The two smaller demons are the gods who attached themselves to Abby during yoga. The big demon is the principality she had taken unauthorized authority over by declaring her healing before the charges had been cleared. This created the rest of the bogus or counterfeit charges because of the illegal attack.”
Abby confessed, repented, and pled the blood over these actions. After asking the Judge to dismiss the charges for lack of evidence, the Holy Spirit gave the go-ahead to declare the healing of her heart.
After I hung up the phone, my nose cleared, stomach settled, and my tiredness ended; I felt 100% better. That caught my attention. Thinking back, I recalled the symptoms started after taking Abby to the Courts and our actions there. This was the answer to my question: Where had I gone wrong? Wanting to verify what was happening, I called the others who had gone to the Courts with Abby to see if they had come under attack in the last few days.
- Neither seers nor the guide felt the Holy Spirit lead them to declare healing in the first appointment.
- One seer had experienced overwhelming tiredness.
- The other seer had a cold and cough since that day, and contracted the same flu symptoms Abby had.
The Holy Spirit spoke strongly: because we agreed with the declaration of healing when a demon had legal rights to afflict Abby’s heart, our team had tried to declare something illegal in the Courts of Heaven. The enemy was allowed a counterattack.
As Lydia and I entered the Courts and confessed our sins before the Judge, she recalled all the times she joined in prayers as an intercessor when the Holy Spirit hadn’t really told her to do so. She felt a powerful witness from Him as she repented for these actions. By confessing the wrongness of our actions our team received relief instantly from every symptom, and Abby’s heart has been healed since that visit to the Courts.
Now that we know there is an Accuser in the Courts leveling charges against us, we need to depend on the Holy Spirit to let us know which prayers to pray. When we agree with a wrong prayer, we are guilty by association. This allows a counterattack from the enemy.
Many of those in training to help others in the Courts of Heaven have experienced backlash. Coming into agreement with illegal prayers is one thing that can cause this. If someone is guiding you in the prayer to the Courts of Heaven, you need to let them lead; they will be held responsible for what is said. The seers present need to speak up if they discern anything. Though their consequences are less, they may still experience an attack.
This is the time of the Outpouring where God's spirit is moving in powerful ways. We need to learn how to listen to the Holy Spirit, especially in prayer. This is a time of a world-wide revival with signs, wonders and miracles that haven’t been seen since the time of the first disciples recorded in the Book of Acts. This move of God isn’t coming through the big, mainstream pastors, but through Christians like you who are seeking God and learning His ways in the Courts of Heaven.
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