The word “court” is usually associated with a “venue where legal cases are presented before a Presiding Judge”. Similarly, we have a courtroom in Heaven to which we have access. There, Jesus acts as an advocate for those who have trusted Him to represent them before the Father.
We as believers have access to the courtroom of Heaven through prayer and petition, through the Holy Spirit, who intercedes on our behalf. God governs His court system in Heaven by being our sovereign Judge. He hears our supplications and answers us according to His governmental system.
LEGAL TERMS IN THE BIBLE:
Throughout scripture, we see the Bible’s use of legal terms such as Law, Justified, Guilt, Penalty, Petition, Throne, and Heaven’s Court.
Daniel 7:9-10 says this…
“I watched till thrones were put in place, and the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, its wheels a burning fire; a fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him. A thousand thousands ministered to Him; ten thousand times ten thousands stood before Him. The court was seated and the books were opened.” - Daniel 7:9-10 (NKJV)
APPEALING TO GOD AS A JUDGE:
Most believers know we can pray to God as our Father and Friend. Most do not know that we can appeal to God as a Judge. Just as we have judges presiding over earthly judicial systems, God is the Judge in the Court of Heaven.
Because there is a legal battle for rights over the earth, there is an accuser and a Righteous Judge. The beauty is that we can come before Him as Judge, know His will, and petition in prayer.
When we enter the Court of Heaven, we remove any legal issue that the enemy is holding over us and using to prevent God from delivering what He has promised to us.
As citizens of His Kingdom, we have legal access to the judicial Court of Heaven through prayer and spiritual warfare. But first, we must have a revelation of God as a Judge, and we have a rightful position to present our case through our advocate and lawyer, Jesus Christ, by the leading of the Holy Spirit.
HOW TO ENTER THE COURTROOM OF HEAVEN:
There are different ways we can come to God in prayer;
We go to Him as a Father with our needs or as a friend for the needs of others.
As a Judge, when we are dealing with resistance or adversary. The Bible paints a picture of a widow to who an unjust judge grants justice.
“Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?” - Luke 18:6-8 (NLT)
BE LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT:
The Holy Spirit should lead us about what requests we should take to the Court of Heaven as it may not be His will for you to take specific prayers to Heaven’s court. We must remember that when bringing petitions before God, we plead our cases according to His purpose and not our needs.
PRAISE, WORSHIP & THANKSGIVING:
When we approach a king, a president or a diplomat, we take a gift to show respect and admiration. It is the same when we approach our Father in Heaven; praise, worship and thanksgiving are gifts to Him. By doing this, we show our gratitude, which opens our hearts to receive from the Lord and deep intimacy with our Father.
WE ENTER THE MERCY COURT OF HEAVEN THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS:
Through the sacrifice of our saviour Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary, we now have free access to the courts of Heaven. God now, through the blood of Christ, has given us as believers the legal right to execute judicial punishment against the enemy.
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. - Hebrews 4:16 (KJV)
CONFESS OUR SINS:
Before we present our case to the Lord, we must confess all our sins. We also need to forgive anyone we have not forgiven.
PRESENT OUR EVIDENCE:
Bring the Lord into remembrance by asking for your book in Heaven to be opened. Any prophetic word uttered concerning you, speak it before the Lord. If the Lord has revealed what is in your books, speak it out loud. We can also use Bible verses that relate to our prayer. It’s in God’s nature to keep His covenant with us. God is always looking for a legal right to be merciful. All of the above is held as evidence to strengthen our case.
A verdict has been reached, which echoes through eternity as the scales of justice have tipped in your favour. The evidence presented against you was found to be invalid, incorrect, and inadequate. The ransom for your life has been paid in full; your ledger was cleansed by the Blood of the Lamb on the cross of Calvary.
The verdict further rules against the accuser of the brethren, our adversary the devil, found guilty on all accounts and has therefore been sentenced for eternity to the lake of fire.
But the One defending you is none other than Counselor of counsellors, the Holy Spirit of the true Living God, and the Word you’re being judged by is none other than the Living Word of God, and the very substance that is defending you is the Blood of the lamb
And His judgement rules in your favour stating that:
- Blessed shall you be in the city and the country,
- Blessed shall you be when you come in and go out,
- The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come against you one way but flee seven ways,
- You are the head and not the tail
- You will succeed and not fail
- You will be in excellent health and not be sick
- You will have wealth and not know poverty
- You will have life in abundance
Know that you have been sentenced for eternity into heaven.
There is a blessing that was spoken and established in eternity — this blessing cannot be revoked — the blood of the Lamb signed this blessing — THIS BLESSING IS FOR YOU.