The Courts of Heaven Bible Study
We all know there are courts here on earth. We must also realize there are courts in heaven. You cannot operate in those courts until you understand they are real. On earth there are many levels of courts and each has a specific purpose and only certain people are allowed in certain courts.
God has imposed a moral government and just laws on the earth so there must be a counterpart in heaven.
The purpose of a court is to receive a judgement.
We are going to heaven’s courts to get judgements that allow us the legal right to have prayers answered promptly.
A favourable verdict must be rendered before a judgement may be carried out.
Are there legal courts in heaven?
Psa. 89:14 Justice [a legal right] and judgment [judicial verdict] are the habitation [foundation, from a root word meaning to be erected] of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
Psa. 97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness [a legal right] and judgment [judicial verdict] are the habitation [foundation] of his throne.
Deut. 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways [courses of action] are judgment [judicial verdict]: a God of truth and without iniquity, just [lawful] and right is he.
Job 8:3 Doth God pervert [falsify, overthrow] judgment [judicial verdict]? or doth the Almighty pervert justice [a legal right]?
1Cor. 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge [decide judicially] the world? and if the world shall be judged [decide judicially] by you, are ye unworthy to judge [rule of judging by a tribunal] the smallest matters?
Rev. 12:10 …. for the accuser [a complainant at law] of our brethren is cast down, which accused [to charge with an offence] them before our God day and night.
Prov. 26:2 ¶ As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse [vilify, something that will lower your worth or value] causeless [without a legal cause] shall not come.
Do you have any prayers yet to be answered?
Do you have any idea why these prayers might not have been answered?
We must realize what happens when we pray.
When we pray, who is moved to action? Both God and Satan.
Gen. 20:17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.
Psa. 54:2 Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.
Acts 16:25 ¶ And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
Dan. 10:12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. 13) But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood [employed to come against] me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.
What did Daniel’s words stir up?
Daniel’s prayer stirred up heaven and hell. Should we not expect our prayers to do the same?
Have you ever been tired and discouraged in your prayer life?
What causes this to happen?
Sometimes we get tired, as does an athlete after a long game.
Paul in 1Cor. 9:26 - I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
Are our prayers not answered because we are simply beating the air? That does nothing but wear us out.
Jumping around a boxing ring swinging wildly does nothing but tire the boxer out.
The protocol of the battlefield will not work in the courtroom and the protocol in a courtroom will not work on a battlefield.
We must know in which one of them we need to function.
Carrying on a battle when we should be in a courtroom will do nothing but tire us out.
We need to get the judgement in the courtroom first and then move on to the battlefield.
We need to understand where we are in the spirit realm when we pray.
Are protocol and behaviour important to the spirit realm in which we are praying?
Prayer can be on a battlefield or in a courtroom. We need to decide where we are to make our prayers effective.
Are we praying with a court mindset or a battlefield mindset?
We need to see and understand the difference between strength and legality.
On the battlefield strength wins, in the courts legality wins. Neither strength nor legality can function in both venues.
We must also have the authority to be in a particular courtroom.
We must also realize our spiritual authority in a situation before going into the courts of heaven.
What to do if a doctor says your child is ill.
Do you have spiritual authority over the child?
Does God say she will be ill or well?
Go to God (court of heaven) with scripture proving that the child should be well.
You have the authority to present the case and the evidence to bring a favourable verdict.
Have the verdict carried out, decree the verdict.
You may live in poverty because someone in your past may have proclaimed, even unknowingly, that their family would live in poverty.