VIDEO: Heavenly Lawsuits and Financial Breakthrough
When our Facebook group began, it was called the “Courts of Heaven – Worldwide.” At that time, you might have seen and even signed the “Class Action Lawsuit” against the Kingdom of Darkness for financial restitution in our “files” section. I began preparing this for filing in the Courts of Heaven by reviewing the document in the “Agape Tea and Coffee” meeting. When I asked those present to pull up the document in our Facebook group to read along with me, I was shocked to find out that the document was missing!
“The enemy must be in our midst: It seems we are under attack!” I declared. The Holy Spirit brought me up short, bringing my thoughts to a skidding halt with a big “check” in my spirit. I quickly amended my statement, “I’ve had the Holy Spirit send me interesting messages and confirmation on my computer before I amended my declaration.” “We need to pray for wisdom and determine who is behind this.” The group prayed in agreement for God to give wisdom concerning this matter.
We received an email asking if attending churches that were coming under correction would cause you to lose the anointing as well. My answer was simple: The Lord hasn’t told me directly, however, His Word states:
If there come any to you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that bids him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. (2 John 1:10-11 AKJV)
If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine [is disloyal to what Jesus Christ taught], do not receive him [do not accept him, do not welcome or admit him] into [your] house or bid him Godspeed or give him any encouragement. (2 John 1:10-11 AMPC)
This scripture seems to say that if we support those who are teaching and operating outside the ways of the Lord, then we become guilty by association. It refers to those looking to make a profit from the Gospel, but not acknowledging that Jesus actually came in the flesh. I now have confirmation from the Lord that this will be applied to all those who have added to or warped what the Bible says. This is the warning that was given with the previous scripture:
In the Courts of Heaven Academy workbook Receiving Charges in the Courts of Heaven (301 course), you have learned when and how to enter the Courts to receive the charges the enemy has against you so that you can be free of his attacks. It is important to remember that man has free will.
When our soul is stronger than our spirit and dominating our mind, we can receive words from ourselves instead of the Holy Spirit.
You may receive words from another spirit.
Understanding how to recognize some key ways God and the enemy speaks, taught in Workbooks three and six, is helpful. This is why we are told to fellowship with others; there are some who operate in a gift of discerning spirits. They can confirm the charges are from the Holy Spirit. After the words of accusation have been determined to be from your Counselor, it is vital that you 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)
The word “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 by confessing your sins to another Christian before returning to the Courts to remove those charges. In most cases, even if you have the gift of interpretation, you will need to discuss the charges with another Christian to receive the full 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 AKJV)
The Greek word homologeō is translated as “confess,” and it means much more than 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.
The number of words or the difficulty in understanding them may be a test of pride and humility. Learning more about the words is very important. Inviting the help of our Counselor, the Holy Spirit, is crucial to each and every step of this process. After translating them into your native language, then do these three things:
Look up all the words; there may be definitions you don’t know about. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary online is great.
Copy the words’ synonyms so you can look at the words in a different way.
Use the internet to research words that aren’t in the dictionary.
While you are learning about your charges, be ready to receive clues from the Holy Spirit who chose these particular words:
If something grabs your attention, it may be the Holy Spirit leading you to follow that thread of thought.
Record any memories that come up during this process.
Take a break if your brain gets overloaded or if you begin to feel overwhelmed.
Consider these guidelines for grouping:
The words should be grouped in sections. You cannot take words 3,5,9, and 12 to form a group.
Look for common themes with each word.
If words have a similar meaning, often all the words in between them will all be part of the same group.
Removing the Charges
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 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 breakthroughs 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 cover the sin and remove it 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.
Prayer to Enter the Courts
At Agape Christian Fellowship, we schedule all appointments as “Intercession.” Should the Lord let us know that our presence is required in the Courts, the guide will lead you there through prayer. During this visit to the CoH, everything must be led and be dependent upon the Holy Spirit, our Counselor. We must be willing and be ready to respond to His leading. The prayer leader, or “guide,” 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 as we acknowledge 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 (scriptures 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 of all charges
State that you are repenting or turning from these sins
Confess that your 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. After you have made a full confession, then state scriptures 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 that 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 Your word, they will never be held against us 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 dismiss any cases connected to these sins. Let them be dismissed and overruled for lack of evidence, in Jesus’ Name. May we have a verdict?
Make sure you listen for the verdict and state what you hear. If you receive a vision, it may indicate that more is needed to be done or that chains of bondage are removed. This is why our visits to the Courts are led by church 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 restitution of damages and 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.
At this point, any visions or words received should be stated and acted upon by coming into agreement and doing what you see is being done in Heaven!
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 AMPC)
If you are seeing or sensing something negative, then there is something that still needs to be taken 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.
It isn’t necessary to enter the Courts to receive victory or healing. Before the Courts of Heaven Academy existed, one of the first people our team took to the Courts had only received a minor breakthrough for a blood pressure problem. Here is her testimony:
For many years, I was experiencing my blood pressure spiking up, which 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 of 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 learned 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 shut as I was trying to stop the door from slamming on his finger. I saw the whole thing and was traumatized. A piece of his finger is still missing because of this incident.
My heart never felt the same for years. I felt like it was suspended by a thin thread, and if I was not careful, it would fall into 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 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, I 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. 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 and 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 a verse when I asked for it. I am beginning to understand what it means to be in this world but not of this world because now, when I read the word of God, my understanding is opening up, and I am seeing scriptures in a new light.
This is one of many testimonies we have received from those who have been healed by applying what they have learned in the CoH Academy, which is now available as the first four workbooks. We have come so far away from God because many Christians were never taught His ways:
How to identify sin
How to strengthen our spirit so we can stop walking in sin
Though this student was a dedicated Christian, she didn’t understand enough to receive a full breakthrough in the CoH. The CoH Academy helped her 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 AKJV)
The goal of the CoH 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
More Articles on the Courts of Heaven can be found in the:
Many people think of boot camp as a place you train for combat. Any veteran will tell you that basic training is about three things:
Knowing what weapons are available
Learning how to use those weapons
Receiving orders and following them
Believer’s Boot Camp series is a collection of books which teach us how to hear more clearly from God with the goal to ready ourselves for a face-to-face meeting with our Lord, Jesus. The series reveals the “weapons and tools” God has given us and how to use them, so we can bring God’s kingdom to Earth. Each book in the series focuses on a single topic to clearly define one tool or weapon from our Heavenly Father.
The series uses the Word of God to reveal all that He has given us through Jesus. The Bible is our instruction manual and the Holy Spirit is our guide to understanding it.
Why Doesn't God Speak to Me?
Believers’ Boot Camp, Volume 1
Eager hearts cry out, hoping for a single word to confirm that He hears us. Yet, many times the only sound is silence. Over the years I have heard several reasons why God speaks to some and not to others. One night, as I tossed and turned, I brought each of these reasons before the Lord, stating why each of them did not line up with who I thought He was.
Words rose from my soul, pleading for Him to reveal why He has remained silent when a single word from Him would mean so much to so many. For the next few hours, God used things I learned about years ago and things I had just discovered to show why He talks to some and why He doesn’t, and in demonstrative ways.
In His grace, He also showed me how people could hear more from Him. Basic instructions on how to hear more from God and how to be led by Him are included in this book. Thank you for taking time to consider the answers I received and share with you now.
There is untapped power that is easy for every Christian to access in the form of authority. The keys to this authority will unlock weapons we can use to free ourselves from the attacks of the enemy. We must be intimately aware of the bounds and limitations of our weapon if they are to be used effectively.
Find out about your authority:
Why you need it.
Where it comes from.
What you can do with it.
How to get more.
Destroying Curses in the Courts of Heaven
Believers’ Boot Camp, Volume 3
Our rights to appear in the Courts of Heaven have been greatly undervalued. The missing key to our authority is here. Jesus has provided the access and the Bible shows us the court procedures. When we learn to operate in our rightful place as children of the Most High, the enemy will be defeated and we will see the victory we have prayed for.
The death of Jesus freed us from the curse of the law. However, we must declare this freedom just as we must make a declaration for our salvation.
Can curses be passed to our children?
What are signs of a curse?
How do you get rid of one?
Every answer is backed by scripture. Come and find out how easy it is to be free!
Roadmap to Heaven
Believers’ Boot Camp, Volume 4
As I meditated and sought the Lord, a vision overcame me. A “Roadmap to Heaven” was deposited into my soul. We are entering a season of unparalleled access to Heaven. Jesus is calling all who are His to visit with Him in the Secret Place of the Most High.
What is the Secret Place?
How do we enter?
What will we find there?
The Bible holds the answers, the mystery has been revealed. As you use the map given in this book to journey to the Secret Place, discover your destiny and find the gifts the Holy Spirit will bring along the way.