Petition the Courts of Heaven

Kate Barker – March 8, 2017

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I have received the same vision a number of times for the body of Christ over the last couple of weeks where the Lord has showed me a courtroom in heaven. Each time I have seen a large gavel coming down and I have heard the words ‘Kingdom Justice’. I believe many in the body of Christ have been under great opposition and attack but the Lord is telling us He is silencing the accuser and bringing kingdom justice.

While spending time in the presence of the Lord He showed me a vision of a courtroom in heaven. Many people of God were bringing their petitions to the court and coming to seek kingdom justice and to ask for a verdict in their favour. Their petitions were based on God’s purpose for their life. In some cases the Holy Spirit had prompted the people to bring their petition to the courts of heaven.

Before they entered the courtroom, these people first went through a time of reflection and repentance and asked for forgiveness for any areas that needed addressing or any areas where they had embraced the lies of the enemy. The Holy Spirit was replacing lies with truth and the person was then aligning with the truth of God’s word.

I saw God the Father was the judge in the courtroom. The devil was positioned as the accuser and a mob of demons were on one side of the court. On the other side were God’s angels and the cloud of witnesses. As each person brought their petition forward, Jesus met them and stood next to them. I noticed how at peace and filled with faith the person was as they entered the courtroom and stood beside Jesus. He was interceding on their behalf. The enemy brought a barrage of accusations against the person. Jesus presented the truth and spoke scriptures to combat the accusations. The person presented their circumstance and sought God’s ruling. When the petition and evidence was presented, God reviewed the case and looked at the person’s scroll which showed details of their life. He then raised the heavenly gavel and brought it down on the sound block with a loud noise as He released the verdict for the person and released orders to bring about kingdom justice in their life. At the moment it came down, I saw sparks fly out from the gavel as there was power and finality to the verdict. In that moment the accuser was silenced and the believer was acquitted. Orders were released in the heavenly courtroom to set injustices right. There was much motion and movement as angels were released to bring to pass the orders that the Father had released and to bring kingdom justice to pass on the earth. The person left the courtroom with such freedom, joy and confidence. Their case had been heard in the heavens and swift justice was coming.

We can approach the courts of heaven with confidence and faith. We can hand everything over to God for Him to set things right. We can ask the Holy Spirit which matters should be brought to the courts of heaven. Often we are asking God to bring justice on a matter that has not been resolved through persistent prayer. The principles of the courts of heaven are taught by Jesus in Luke 18:1-8. In this passage the widow cried out to the judge for justice and for legal protection from her opponent. The passage tells us that God will bring about justice for His elect who cry out to Him day and night and He will bring about justice for them quickly. This passage encourages us to pray and petition without ceasing and not to lose heart, confident that God’s justice will prevail. As new covenant believers, we have been told we can come boldly before heavens throne room to obtain mercy and grace.

Hebrews 4:16 (NASB) – Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

A petition in prayer is a legal presentation before God as our judge, requesting a verdict from heaven’s court. God is the judge and Jesus is our intercessor.

James 4:12a (NASB) – There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy.

Hebrews 7:25 (NASB) – Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

Romans 8:33-34 (NASB) – Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.

The devil understands that the battle and conflict is a legal one. Satan’s strategy to keep us from what God has for us is to accuse us in the courts of heaven. The battle is a legal battle where we silence the accuser who has built a case to hold territory. He is our adversary seeking to devour us. 1 Peter 5:8b (NASB) – Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.  This word ‘adversary’ is the Greek word antidikos and it means an opponent in a lawsuit. Revelation 12:10 tells us there is an accuser of the brethren that accuses us before God day and night. This word ‘accuser’ is the Greek word kategoros and it means a complainant at law, against one in the assembly. This is the same word used to describe the woman’s ‘adversary’ in Luke 18. When we repent and bring the issue under the redemptive mercy of God, the enemy’s entitlement to steal and destroy our lives is removed. This is a legal process in the spirit realm. We have a legal right to overturn enemy tactics. Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil and we are called to enforce what Jesus did on the cross.

Angels are released on assignment to bring to pass the word of God and to bring kingdom justice. Psalm 103:19-21 (NASB) – The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all. Bless the Lord, you His angels, mighty in strength, who perform His word, obeying the voice of His word! Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, you who serve Him, doing His will. When God releases His verdict in the courts of heaven, angels are released to execute the order.

If there is an area of your life where you know there is injustice and you have persisted in prayer, take your case to the courts of heaven and petition God for a verdict in your favour to bring about kingdom justice.

 

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