YAHWEH EL-SHADDAI (YES) KINDGOM TRAIINING INSTITUTE TABLE DES MATIERES PREFACE "Divine Diplomacy:
Perfecting the Art of Advocacy in Heaven's Courtrooms"
Welcome to « Divine Diplomacy: Perfecting the Art of Advocacy in Heaven’s Courtrooms, » a journey into understanding and navigating the celestial legal system.
Throughout this enlightening and transformative guide, we will delve into the mysteries of the heavenly courts and unveil the power that lies within advocating for ourselves and others in these divine realms.
As we traverse this path together, prepare to be inspired and emboldened by the profound changes and triumphant stories that emerge when we harness our spiritual authority and forge a deeper connection with the heavenly judicial system.
Let us begin our quest for divine diplomacy and unlock the untapped potential within our spiritual advocacy.
« Divine Justice:
Unraveling the Parable of the Impious Magistrate »
Today, we’ll delve deeper into this subject by examining the Book of Luke, specifically chapter 18, verses 1 through 8.
This passage offers numerous noteworthy ideas that you may want to revisit in the future.
Luke 18 : 1 ‘Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. 2 He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. 3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’
4 “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’”
6 And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. 7 And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
In this passage, Jesus shares a parable with his disciples to emphasize the importance of persistent prayer and not losing hope. The parable tells of a judge in a town who neither respected God nor cared about public opinion.
In the same town, a widow repeatedly approached the judge, pleading for justice against her adversary. Although initially resistant, the judge eventually granted her request to avoid her constant pleas and potential retaliation.
Contrasting the Unjust Judge with God’s Righteousness
The Lord draws attention to the actions of the unjust judge, asking whether God, who is just, would not also provide justice for his chosen ones who cry out to him day and night. He assures that justice will be given swiftly, but he also questions whether faith will still be found on Earth when the Son of Man returns.
We aim to learn how to present our petitions and make our case before the Lord.
It’s crucial to embrace this new perspective and understand God’s deep compassion towards you. Let this knowledge encourage you to approach the Lord with boldness and confidence, especially when seeking justice in the heavenly courts.
For many of us, the first step is to shift our focus from the battlefield to the heavenly courts.
The Importance of Legal Precedence in Spiritual Conflicts
We cannot be present in both places simultaneously, and recognizing the need for legal precedence is essential before entering the battlefield. Often, the church places great emphasis on the battles and wars we face, but the greatest battles are waged in the spiritual realm, not on a physical battlefield.
Jesus never portrayed prayer in the context of a battlefield but rather in a courtroom or judicial setting, as demonstrated in Luke 18:1-8.
In this parable, the widow seeks justice from an unrighteous judge, and one striking aspect of the story is that she never directly addresses her adversary but focuses solely on the judge. This approach highlights the importance of obtaining a favorable verdict from the court rather than engaging with the adversary.
Once the court issues its verdict, the adversary’s legal grounds for causing harm, theft, or torment would be eliminated, forcing them to yield to the court’s decision.
The verdict from the court represents the legal wrestling that takes place, and it is crucial for us to understand this dynamic as we present our cases before the Lord in the heavenly courts.
Courtroom to Battlefield:
The Importance of Heavenly Verdicts in Spiritual Warfare
Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but in a legal context, with the battlefield being where the verdicts from the court are executed. We have previously attempted to rush into the battlefield without obtaining court verdicts, which has led to ineffectiveness or even defeat. These days are behind us as we shift our focus from the battlefield to the heavenly courtroom.
The Apostle Paul alluded to this in Ephesians 6:12 ‘when he stated that our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness, and spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places.’
There are seven different categories of heavenly courtrooms that God may lead us into, with four of them accessible to everyone concerning themselves, their families, and their areas of authority.
Some individuals are granted higher levels of authority and responsibility to act on behalf of the nation.
It is essential to recognize that battles for social justice or political influence must first be won in the heavenly courts before they can be won on the battlefield or in the marketplace.
These battles are not purely physical but have spiritual dimensions.
Enforcing Heavenly Verdicts:
Bringing Spiritual Battles to Earth
The spiritual battles must be fought in the spiritual realm, and a verdict from heaven must be obtained to enforce it on earth.
In the heavenly courts, we engage in legal wrestling to put into place the necessary legalities for God’s kingdom and will to be done. This process can be compared to the maneuvering that takes place in a natural court setting, where attorneys wrestle with each other to gain the upper hand.
Our responsibility is to enforce the legal judgment that Jesus won on the cross upon the powers of darkness, stripping them of their illegitimate authority over us, both individually and collectively.
To achieve this, we must first obtain the legal mandate and verdict from the heavenly courts.
Once accomplished, we can march onto the battlefield and emerge victorious every time.
The battle in the courtroom always precedes the victory on the battlefield.
We must change our perspective and recognize that the primary place of conflict is in the courtroom.
Only then will we be prepared to present our case.
Consulting the Books of Heaven:
Unlocking Our Kingdom Purpose
To successfully present our case, we must first consult the books of heaven. These books reveal our kingdom purpose and destiny, which must be discerned through revelation rather than relying on our own ideas and thoughts.
Daniel 7:9-10 ‘As I looked,thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat.His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze.
10 A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him.
Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him.
The court was seated, and the books were opened.’.
In Daniel 7:9-10, we see a vivid picture of the heavenly court scene, with thousands of angels and witnesses surrounding the court as the books are opened.
These open books signify that we have the right to look into them and discern by revelation what they contain.
Our purpose and destiny are gradually revealed to us as we progress through life, with God building us up from grace to grace, faith to faith, strength to strength, and revelation to revelation.
This process continues as we open the book and seek further insight into God’s plan for our lives.
It is essential to understand that prophesy and apostleship are necessary components for those seeking to understand God’s kingdom and His will as it is written in the books.
The Importance of Apostolic Cover and Prophetic Insight
Prophets do not simply tell you your phone number; rather, they unveil the secrets contained in the books of heaven about your future, a nation, or a city. This unveiling sets the court of heaven in motion, and apostles can then present cases in the courtrooms of heaven on behalf of nations, churches, and businesses.
This is why it is important to have apostolic cover and to seek out prophets and apostles.
The courts of heaven are not some strange, flaky thing that we run around doing on earth, but rather they are about victories in heaven.
We must remember what was written in the books about what God said, and present our case before the court.
Engaging the Court of Heaven:
Humility and Repentance
We can set the court of heaven in motion, and as we stand before the throne, we encounter the accuser seeking to deny us what is in the books. To answer these accusations, we must humble ourselves before the Lord and repent.
In the interest of the kingdom, we must adopt a heart attitude of humility and surrender when we go into the courts of heaven. God responds to such attitudes, as shown in Jesus’ teaching and the parable of the woman who was justified.
Agreeing with the Accuser:
Key to Heavenly Courtroom Success
Therefore, it is crucial to learn how to present a case in the court of heaven and how to agree with our accuser to unlock the secrets contained in the books of heaven.
It is crucial to understand that the journey of discovery is not a one-time revelation when dealing with cities, states, or nations. Legitimate prophecy and profits are necessary to comprehend God’s kingdom and will as it is written in the books.
Prophets should prophesy about the future of a nation or an individual by unveiling the secrets contained in the books of heaven. Once this is done, apostles, who have jurisdiction in a particular sphere, can present cases in the courtrooms of heaven on behalf of nations, churches, or businesses. It is vital to have prophetic cover and apostles for victories in heaven, not just for earthly matters like oil.
This operation sets the court in motion, and as we stand before the throne of God, we present our case from the books, reminding God of what was written about what he said. We must learn to agree with our accuser by humbling ourselves and repenting. Accusations that try to disqualify us from receiving what is in the books must be answered.
We should surrender and approach the court with a humble heart attitude, as God responds to humility and surrender. Remember, our prayer meetings and corporate times of prayer are crucial to our ability to set the court of heaven in motion. It is an awesome privilege given to us by God.
I assure you, if you had shown me what I would be doing today when I first began, I might not have even started. We must realize that our journey is not a one-time revelation, but a continuous process of discovery, especially when dealing with cities, states, or nations.
and Presenting Cases in Heaven’s Courtrooms
It is essential for us to have authentic prophecy and genuine prophets to help us comprehend God’s kingdom and His will as documented in the sacred texts. When a prophet prophesies, they should reveal what the heavenly books say about our future and that of nations, unveiling the hidden secrets within these texts. A prophet’s role is to read from the books of heaven and declare what they observe.
Once this is accomplished, apostles, who possess jurisdiction in specific spheres, can start presenting cases in heaven’s courtrooms on behalf of nations, churches, and businesses.
This is the reason for having apostolic cover and the need for prophets and apostles. It is not a strange or superficial concept; rather, it is about securing victories in heaven, not just on earth.
We approach God to present our case, reminding Him of what is written in the books about His intentions. We plead our case, as Isaiah said, « Review the past for me; let us argue the matter together; state the case for your innocence. »
We wrestle with God, presenting our case so that He may bless us. God is not angry; He wants to grant us what we seek.
Surrounded by a Spiritual Community:
The Cloud of Witnesses in Heaven’s Courtroom
The cloud of witnesses in the courts of Heaven refers to the spiritual beings who observe and bear witness to the proceedings taking place in the heavenly realm. These witnesses encompass a diverse array of entities, including saints who have passed on and transitioned to the spiritual realm, angels who serve as messengers and agents of God, and other spiritual beings who play a role in the heavenly court.
In the context of the courts of Heaven, the cloud of witnesses serves as both an audience and a support system. They are present to observe the proceedings and lend their spiritual energy to the process, providing encouragement and reinforcement to those presenting their case before the court. The cloud of witnesses also serves as a testament to the faithfulness of God’s people throughout history, reminding believers that they are part of a larger spiritual community that spans generations.
The cloud of witnesses may also play an intercessory role, praying for and supporting believers as they engage in spiritual warfare and present their cases in the courts of Heaven.
This concept is reminiscent of the biblical idea found in Hebrews 12:1, where the author encourages believers to persevere in faith, acknowledging that they are surrounded by a « great cloud of witnesses. »
Hebrews 12:1 ‘Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, ‘
By presenting our case, we set the heavenly court in motion. It is an extraordinary privilege that God has given us. The courtroom is filled with witnesses, including saints who have passed on before us and angels who observe the proceedings.
We stand before the throne, and just as in a natural court, the prosecution begins by presenting its case. It is a profound thought that we, as mere mortals, have the authority to set the heavenly courts in motion. We present what has been written in the heavenly books since the beginning of time, and the court comes to session.
Responding to the Accuser:
Scripture as our Witness in the Court of Heaven and The Power of Collective Prayer in Heaven’s Courtroom
As shown in Daniel 7, the court is seated, and the books are opened. The court will make decisions based on the information presented from the heavenly books by individuals and collectively as the ecclesia. This is why prayer meetings and joining together for corporate prayer are so crucial.
Once in the courtroom, we must learn how to agree with our accuser.
Matthew 5:25-26 ‘Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. 26 Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny. ‘
As we present our case, citing the Bible as our witness, we must also understand that we will encounter the accuser attempting to deny us what is written in the books.
Revelations 12:10 ‘Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. 11 They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.’
Revelations 12:10 tells us that the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been hurled down, and we must address any accusations brought forth to disqualify us from obtaining what is in the books.
This requires us not to argue with the accuser but to repent and humble ourselves before the Lord, for our nations and ourselves. It is in the best interest of the kingdom that we do so.
The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
‘Luke 18:9-14 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’ 13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ 14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
In Luke 18, Jesus shares a parable contrasting the self-righteous and arrogant Pharisee with the humble and repentant tax collector. The tax collector leaves the house of God justified, while the Pharisee does not. This parable teaches that God values humility and surrender when we enter the heavenly courts.
To be justified means to be rendered just or innocent, a legal position of being found not guilty. Jesus’ teaching on operating in the heavenly courts emphasizes that God responds to humility and surrender. As we present our case before the heavenly court, we must adopt an attitude of humility and surrender.
Unveiling God’s Will: The Role of Prophecy and Humility in Heavenly Courts
Embarking on a spiritual journey is a dynamic and transformative process that requires guidance, wisdom, and humility. To understand and fulfill our divine purpose, we must rely on authentic prophecy and genuine prophets who can help reveal God’s kingdom and His will for our lives. These spiritual mentors can shed light on the hidden mysteries contained within the sacred books of heaven, providing us with valuable insights into our destiny.
As believers, we are bestowed with an extraordinary privilege and authority to access the heavenly courts. These spiritual realms serve as the ultimate platform for presenting our case to God, the just and loving judge. To effectively engage in this divine legal process, we must approach God with a humble and surrendered heart, acknowledging our reliance on His grace and wisdom.
In the heavenly courts, we not only advocate for ourselves but also for our communities, nations, and the entire world. Our prayers and intercessions carry significant weight and can set in motion divine intervention and blessings. By engaging in this spiritual practice, we can secure victories in heaven, which subsequently manifest on earth.
However, it is crucial to remember that humility is a key component in effectively presenting our case before God. A heart that is surrendered and teachable will open doors to divine wisdom and guidance. As we humble ourselves before the Lord, we position ourselves to receive His grace, mercy, and favor, which are essential for unlocking the blessings stored in the heavenly books.
Unveiling God’s will and engaging in heavenly courts are vital aspects of our spiritual journey. Embracing the guidance of prophecy and maintaining a humble and surrendered heart will lead to victories in heaven and blessings on earth. As we grow in our understanding of God’s kingdom and His will, we can truly fulfill our divine purpose and impact the world around us.
2 Chroniques 7:14 ‘si mon peuple sur qui est invoqué mon nom s’humilie, prie, et cherche ma face, et s’il se détourne de ses mauvaises voies, -je l’exaucerai des cieux, je lui pardonnerai son péché, et je guérirai son pays.’
Return to the Lord, O Israel, for you have stumbled due to your transgressions. Bring forth sincere words and approach the Lord, seeking His forgiveness and mercy.
Hosea 14:1-8 ‘O Israel, come back! Return to your GOD! You’re down but you’re not out. Prepare your confession and come back to GOD. Pray to him, “Take away our sin, accept our confession. Receive as restitution our repentant prayers. Assyria won’t save us; horses won’t get us where we want to go. We’ll never again say ‘our god’ to something we’ve made or made up. You’re our last hope. Is it not true that in you the
orphan finds mercy?” ‘
Offering Our Words:
The Path to Absolution and Cleansing
By offering the sacrifice of our words, we allow God the legal grounds to absolve us of our sins. This powerful act of confession, as described in John 1:9, permits God to cleanse us of all unrighteousness.
John 1:9 ‘The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. ‘
1 john 1:9 ‘ This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[b] sin. 8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.’
Our words hold immense power in the court of heaven, as they establish legal proceedings and provide testimonies that align with God’s will. By confessing our sins and employing words that permit God to extend mercy towards us, we overcome the accuser of the brethren.
In Revelation 12:10-11, it is stated that our testimonies, in agreement with God’s purpose, silence accusations and lead to our salvation. These verses reveal that our deliverance comes through the blood of the Lamb, the word of our testimony, and not loving our lives even unto death. Recognizing the power of our words and using them effectively is crucial in our journey with God.
Revelation 12:10-11 ‘Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.’
Prophesying Over Finances:
Bridging Heaven and Earth Through Giving
In addition to our words, our offerings also play a significant role in aligning with heaven’s voices and silencing the accuser. Our finances, like seeds, can speak on our behalf, and when we contribute to God’s work with a pure heart and fervor, our financial offerings create harmony with heaven’s intentions.
In a similar manner, prophesying over our finances in the courts of heaven allows us to participate in the workings of heaven and witness His will being done on Earth. By securing a heavenly mandate for our finances and declaring it on Earth, we unlock the power of those finances to make a difference in the world.
Even Cornelius, a Gentile who believed in the God of Israel, was able to garner God’s attention through his prayers and alms, leading to the beginning of the Gentile church age.
Cornelius Calls for Peter
At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. 2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. 3 One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, “Cornelius!” 4 Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is it, Lord?” he asked. The angel answered, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God. 5 Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter. 6 He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea.” 7 When the angel who spoke to him had gone, Cornelius called two of his servants and a devout soldier who was one of his attendants. 8 He told them everything that had happened and sent them to Joppa.’
It is essential to submit to God and to resist the devil in order to experience answered prayers.
James 4:7 ‘Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. ‘
Revoking Legal Rights:
Silencing the Accuser and Reclaiming Victory
Once the accuser has been silenced and the spiritual battle in the heavenly courts has concluded, we can firmly rebuke and renounce any demonic influences. It is remarkable how quickly these negative forces cease once their legal rights have been revoked.
Many people may pray fervently out of fear, attempting to bind and rebuke the devil. However, excessive prayer is not the key to overcoming the enemy.
Instead, what truly matters is having legal authority from God. Although prayer still holds importance, once we receive the legal jurisdiction from God, we can confidently stand against the devil.
The power of our words, our offerings, and the legal authority granted by God are essential components in our spiritual journey. By understanding and utilizing these elements, we can overcome the accuser, align ourselves with God’s will, and experience answered prayers. It is through this process that we can confidently silence the enemy, stand firm in our faith, and ultimately fulfill our divine purpose on Earth.
Encourage your neighbor by acknowledging that we may not always have been fully accurate in our beliefs. When we have established the legalities of heaven through repentance, only then will the devil be forced to cease all operations. The legal grounds for his actions will be removed, and his rights to operate will be revoked.
If rebuking the devil has been ineffective, it may be because he still possesses a legal right to remain.
Colossians 2:13-14 demonstrates that Jesus has put in place all the necessary legal measures to dismantle satanic strongholds.
In these verses, it is explained that every legal document or accusation against us in heaven has been nailed to the cross and removed by Jesus. However, this does not mean that the devil will not attempt to exploit our sins or those of our bloodline.
Just as we had to claim what Jesus did for us when we were born again, we must also actively appropriate His work in the heavenly courtrooms. The devil may try to use our sins against us, but we can employ the blood of Jesus and our repentance to establish Jesus’ work in specific areas of our lives. By doing so, we eliminate any legal grounds that the devil might have against us.
Uncovering Hidden Bloodline Issues:
Repentance and Breaking Legal Claims
The term « contrary » in these verses can also mean « covertly. »
Jesus’ sacrifice addresses even the hidden aspects of our bloodlines that work against us.
When we become aware of these bloodline issues, we can repent, apply the blood of Jesus, and break any legal claims the devil may be trying to exploit. Once we have silenced the accuser of the brethren, God can answer our prayers from a Father’s heart.
He is not only a just judge but also our loving Father. When we approach the heavenly court, we can do so boldly and confidently. Even when the accuser points out our wrongdoings, we can humbly admit our guilt and turn to the blood of Jesus as our advocate.
In doing so, we remove any legal basis the devil may have been using against us.
When the legal right is broken, the devil will flee when resisted.
James 4:7 makes it clear that we must submit to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from us. Submission to God involves humility, surrender, repentance, and obedience to the Lord. By submitting to God in the heavenly courtrooms, we can then resist the devil and watch him flee from our lives.
It is crucial to recognize the power of repentance and Jesus’ work on the cross to dismantle satanic strongholds and eliminate the devil’s legal rights against us. By understanding the heavenly courtrooms and actively appropriating Jesus’ work in our lives, we can experience spiritual breakthroughs and answered prayers.
As we continue on this journey, we must remember that our just judge is also our loving Father, who is always on our side and eager to help us overcome the challenges we face.
As we grow in our understanding of the legal dynamics at play in the spiritual realm, we can more effectively navigate our spiritual lives and strengthen our relationship with God.
By engaging in prayer, repentance, and applying the blood of Jesus, we can ensure that the devil’s legal claims against us are continually dismantled.
In our spiritual journey, it is essential to remain vigilant and aware of the enemy’s tactics.
While we can be confident in the victory that Jesus secured for us, we must also be proactive in appropriating that victory in our lives. This involves continually seeking God’s guidance, studying His Word, and staying connected to a supportive spiritual community.
As we continue to submit to God and resist the devil, we will experience the transformative power of God’s grace in our lives. Our spiritual growth will not only benefit us personally but will also have a ripple effect on those around us.
As we live out our faith, we can be a beacon of hope and light for others who may be struggling with their own spiritual battles. Our spiritual lives are deeply interconnected with the legal dynamics in the heavenly courtrooms. By understanding these dynamics and actively engaging in the process of dismantling the devil’s legal claims against us, we can experience a deeper connection with God and a more vibrant spiritual life.
As we persist in submitting to God and resisting the devil, we will not only experience personal breakthroughs but also play a vital role in advancing God’s kingdom on Earth.
Once everything is in place and all traces of rebellion are removed from us, all we need to do is resist the devil, and he will flee. The devil no longer has any legal right to stay in our lives, and our rebuke now carries power.
Unleashing Heavenly Authority:
The Role of Decrees in Spiritual Battles
We must also learn how to make decrees as legal representatives. When we have received an order from the heavenly courts, we can make decrees that carry authority in both heaven and earth.
Our decrees are based on what is written in the books, and once every objection has been removed, the judge is free to fulfill his fatherly role and release his kingdom’s will in our lives. Jesus said that it is his Father’s good will to give us the kingdom, but it must be done legally. With nothing resisting us legally, our decrees now have power.
To fully understand this concept, we should consider our position as described in the Bible: we are both priests and kings (Revelation 1:6 and 5:10).
Revelation 1:6 ‘To Him who loves us and has released us from our sins by His blood, 6who has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and power forever and ever! Amen.’
Revelation 5:10 ‘You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign uponb the earth.”
This speaks of our spiritual positioning in heaven, which has been granted to us through Jesus Christ’s work on the cross.
Balancing Priestly and Kingly Roles:
From Intercession to Decrees
A priest’s job is to intercede, while a king’s job is to decree things, and they come to pass.
When priests intercede, they grant God the legal right to show mercy. This is evident in the Old Testament when the high priest would enter the throne room of mercy once a year, place the blood of a sacrifice on the mercy seat, and God would cover the sins of his people for that year. The Passover lamb would give God the legal right to roll back the sins of the people for another year.
The role of a priest is to strategically intercede to put legal things in place. Once the legal positioning is obtained, we can move into our kingly role and make decrees from that place in the spirit. This is why we are called to be both priests and kings to our God.
An excellent example of this can be seen in the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead in John 11:41-44. Jesus had already prayed and dealt with every legal reason why Lazarus died prematurely. He had been in the heavenly courts and dealt with the devil’s accusations. Knowing that everything was in place legally for what he was about to do, Jesus moved from his priestly role into his kingly role. With authority, he decreed, « Lazarus, come forth, » and Lazarus was raised from the dead.
Understanding our dual roles as priests and kings is crucial to effectively resisting the devil and making powerful decrees in our spiritual lives. By interceding and obtaining legal positioning in heaven, we can step into our kingly role and make authoritative decrees that will manifest God’s will in our lives and the lives of others.
Priestly Intercession and Kingly Decrees:
Transforming Lives Through Spiritual Authority
As we continue to grow in our understanding of our dual roles as priests and kings, we can learn to align ourselves more closely with God’s will and purpose for our lives.
By embracing our priestly role, we can effectively intercede on behalf of ourselves, our families, and our communities. This intercession grants God the legal right to release His mercy, blessings, and protection over our lives.
In our kingly role, we are empowered to make decrees that align with God’s will and purposes. These decrees, backed by the authority given to us through Jesus Christ, can bring about transformation and breakthroughs in various aspects of our lives. We can decree healing, provision, and restoration, as well as victory over the enemy’s attacks.
It is crucial to maintain a close relationship with God to discern His will and to intercede and decree effectively.
As we spend time in prayer, study the Scriptures, and listen to the Holy Spirit’s guidance, we will gain a deeper understanding of God’s heart and His desires for our lives and the lives of those around us.
Our dual roles as priests and kings are not meant to be taken lightly. We have been entrusted with great responsibility and authority to advance the kingdom of God on earth.
Cultivating a Lifestyle of Prayer:
Interceding for Leaders, the Lost, and the Hurting
By walking in humility, submission, and obedience to God, we can make a significant impact in our spheres of influence and see lives transformed.
One practical way to embrace our roles as priests and kings is by incorporating these principles into our daily routines. Set aside time each day to intercede for your family, friends, church, and community. Pray for God’s guidance in making decrees over specific situations or challenges that you or others may be facing. As you do this, you will begin to see the power of God at work in your life and the lives of those around you.
Our identity as priests and kings is an essential aspect of our spiritual journey. By understanding and embracing these roles, we can effectively intercede and make powerful decrees that bring about God’s will and purpose in our lives and the world around us. As we grow in our relationship with God and walk in obedience to His leading, we will see the kingdom of God advance and lives transformed for His glory.
As we continue to walk in our roles as priests and kings, it is essential to remember that our authority and power come from Jesus Christ. Our primary goal is to glorify Him and extend His kingdom on earth. We must guard our hearts against pride, self-sufficiency, and any attempt to misuse the authority He has given us.
Instead, we should constantly seek His guidance, wisdom, and direction in all that we do.
In our priestly role, we should be diligent in cultivating a lifestyle of prayer and intercession. This includes praying for our leaders, both in the church and the secular world, as well as for the lost, the hurting, and those who are struggling. Our prayers can make a difference in the lives of others, bringing hope, healing, and breakthroughs.
Extending God’s Kingdom:
Advocacy, Discipleship, and Fellowship
As we grow in our kingly role, we should learn to use our authority in Christ to influence the world around us positively. We can do this by standing against injustice, advocating for the marginalized and oppressed, and using our resources to help those in need.
Additionally, we can extend the kingdom of God by sharing the gospel with others and making disciples.
It is also important to maintain unity and fellowship with other believers as we walk in our roles as priests and kings. We can encourage, support, and pray for one another, recognizing that we are all part of the same body of Christ. We can also learn from one another’s experiences and insights, gaining wisdom and understanding as we journey together.
Finally, let us never forget that our ultimate purpose in walking as priests and kings is to bring glory to God. Our lives should be marked by a deep love for Him and a desire to see His name exalted in every area of our lives. As we submit to His lordship and seek His kingdom first, we will experience the joy and fulfillment that come from living a life wholly surrendered to Him.
So, as we embrace our roles as priests and kings, let us walk in humility, love, and obedience to God. Let us devote ourselves to prayer, intercession, and making kingdom-advancing decrees. And let us join together with fellow believers in unity and purpose, striving to see God’s kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. I
n doing so, we will fulfill our divine calling and witness the transformative power of God at work in and through our lives.
This isn’t a chaotic or disorganized approach. Prophets may claim that these blessings are for everyone, but the truth is that some of you will receive your healing and miracles when you enter heaven’s courtroom.
When you humble yourself, repent, and have a person of faith declare healing or restoration in the name of Jesus, things will change.
Praying for Righteousness in Elections and Governance
When a prophet speaks, something will be unlocked. However, this will not be for material gain or as a ploy; instead, it will be the power of God releasing blessings from heaven for you.
Some of you have moved beyond personal concerns and started praying for your nation and others. It is more important to see a transformation for the less fortunate in our society than to focus solely on our own needs. Can we not unlock something in the heavenly realm to expose wickedness and bring forth righteousness? It is time for righteous men and women to rise up and take their place.
Let us shift our focus from praying for ourselves to praying for our nation, its leaders, and our standing in the world. Let us pray for the upcoming elections and ask God to remove corruption and wickedness, so that righteous people can find their place and make their voices heard.
We are tired of hearing about the untapped potential of our nation while seeing no real change. It is time for heaven’s verdicts to be executed, for the heavenly realm to be reordered, and for heaven to manifest on earth. This is a powerful concept and one that the Holy Spirit will help us navigate.
As we engage with God’s agenda for the world, let us move forward to bring His kingdom and His will to fruition. Let us seek ways to manifest heavenly blessings in our lives, families, churches, and businesses.
Establishing God’s Kingdom:
Prioritizing the Needs of Others
As we continue to engage with the heavenly realm, we will discover that our prayers and actions have a profound impact on the world around us. We must be diligent in seeking God’s wisdom and guidance, so that our efforts align with His divine plan. As we do so, we will see transformations not only in our own lives but also in the lives of those around us.
When we focus on the needs of others, we contribute to the establishment of God’s kingdom on earth. We can work together to create a world where love, justice, and peace prevail. This will require dedication, perseverance, and a strong commitment to our faith.
Let us also remember to extend grace and mercy to those who may not share our beliefs or values. As representatives of God’s love, we are called to demonstrate compassion and understanding, even to those who may be considered our adversaries. In doing so, we can break down barriers and foster unity in our communities.
Furthermore, let us be mindful of our responsibility to care for the environment and the resources that God has entrusted to us. As stewards of the earth, we must ensure that we are using these gifts wisely and sustainably, for the benefit of both present and future generations.
In all of our endeavors, let us maintain a heart of gratitude and thanksgiving.
Recognizing the countless blessings that God has bestowed upon us, we should strive to share our good fortune with others and to cultivate a spirit of generosity.
As we continue on this journey of faith, let us remain steadfast in our pursuit of God’s kingdom and will. By doing so, we will unlock the power of heaven in our lives and the lives of others, enabling us to effect positive change in the world and to experience the fullness of God’s love and grace.
In conclusion, « How To Present Your Case In The Courts Of Heaven » has provided us with invaluable insights and guidance on how to engage with the heavenly realm in order to bring about positive change in our lives and the world around us.
By understanding our roles as priests and kings, we are equipped to intercede and make decrees that align with God’s divine plan.
As we continue to grow in our understanding and application of these principles, we will see the power of God at work in our lives and the lives of others.
The heavenly court is a place of divine justice and mercy, and as we learn to navigate its processes, we will become more effective in ushering in God’s kingdom on earth.
To fully embrace this journey, we must:
Develop a deep and intimate relationship with God through prayer, meditation, and study of His Word.
Recognize our dual roles as priests and kings and embrace our responsibility to intercede and make decrees.
Seek God’s wisdom and guidance to ensure our prayers and actions align with His divine plan.
Demonstrate compassion, understanding, and unity in our interactions with others, even when facing opposition.
Cultivate a spirit of gratitude and generosity, sharing our blessings with those in need.
As we apply these principles in our lives, we will experience the transformative power of God’s love and grace. We will witness the manifestation of His kingdom on earth and be a part of the fulfillment of His divine plan.
May this eBook be a source of inspiration and encouragement as you embark on your journey in presenting your case in the courts of heaven. Embrace the journey with faith and perseverance, knowing that as you engage with the heavenly realm, you are partnering with God in His mission to bring healing, restoration, and wholeness to our world.
Activating the Heavenly Court:
Prayers for Decrees and Petitions
Heavenly Court Prayers
The following prayers serve as a guide for your own personal petitions in the court of heaven or can be prayed as they are. Please refer to the teachings page for a comprehensive lesson on the court of heaven and your rights as a citizen in the kingdom of god. The court of heaven is a genuine place where believers can seek the justice of the most-high god, and it is the location where breakthroughs occur.
Note: keep in mind that the prayers themselves have no inherent power. Reciting these words without faith is pointless. Faith arises from a personal and intimate relationship with god the father through jesus christ.
Approaching the court of heaven without repentance and purification through the blood of jesus is fruitless. The court is meant for those whose names are inscribed in the lamb’s book of life and who have faith in him and their rights as god’s children to confidently approach his throne of grace.
Prayer for personal breakthroughs
Father, i boldly approach the court of heaven—your throne of grace—in the powerful name of jesus christ of nazareth. Father, i present my petition for a breakthrough in my life concerning ______________________________.
Father, you have observed this situation from all perspectives, and you know the beginning from the end.
Father, i repent for any doubt and unbelief in my heart and for any words i have uttered that have impeded my breakthrough.
I ask for your forgiveness for questioning your ability and your intentions toward me.
I believe that you love me and that you desire to grant me victory over ___________________________.
I place these sins on the altar and request that the blood of jesus be applied.
Father, now with faith, i believe and express my gratitude for the victory and the favorable verdict you are issuing in this petition.
As your word declares, “it is your good pleasure to give me the kingdom!”
I thank you and praise your holy name, and i ask all these things in the name of jesus, who is the author and perfector of my faith!
Prayers for victory against enemy assaults
Father, i boldly enter the court of heaven according to your word, and i come in the name of jesus christ of nazareth—yeshua.
Father, the adversary has assailed my life in the following area(s) _____________________________ father, i petition the court for the gift of discernment of spirits and a transference of wisdom to discover the root cause of this attack.
Father, i request revelatory knowledge of any sin in my life as the root cause of this attack in the name of jesus.
(if unknown sin) father, i admit that i have sinned against your will for my life. I confess that i have sinned by _________________________.
I repent for these sins and ask for your forgiveness. I request to be purified by the blood of jesus. I place these sins on the altar and request that the blood be Invoking the heavenly court for personal breakthroughs
Heavenly father, i confidently approach the heavenly court—your throne of grace, in the powerful name of jesus christ of nazareth.
I come before you to request a breakthrough in my life concerning ___________________________.
You are aware of every aspect of this situation and know the outcome from the beginning.
I repent for any doubt, unbelief, or words that have obstructed my breakthrough, and i ask for your forgiveness.
I believe in your love for me and your desire to grant me victory over ____________________.
I place these sins on the altar and ask that the blood of jesus be applied.
In faith, i trust and thank you for the victory and the favorable verdict you are bestowing in response to this petition.
As your word declares, « it is your good pleasure to give me the kingdom! »
I offer my gratitude and praise your holy name, asking all these things in the name of jesus, who is the author and finisher of my faith.
Appealing for victory against adversarial attacks heavenly father, i boldly approach the heavenly court according to your word, in the name of jesus christ of nazareth—yeshua.
My life has been assaulted by the adversary in the following area(s) ____________________.
I request the gift of discernment of spirits and the impartation of wisdom to uncover the root cause of this attack.
I seek revelation knowledge of any sin in my life that has allowed this assault, in the name of jesus (if sin is unknown).
I acknowledge that i have sinned against your will for my life by ____________________.
I confess and repent for these sins, asking for your forgiveness and cleansing through the blood of jesus.
I place these sins on the altar, requesting that the blood be applied. I thank you for your grace and mercy, and for restoring me to a right relationship with you.
As a child of the king, i hold the authority to tread on snakes and scorpions and overcome all the power of the enemy—satan.
Jesus, my savior, has secured this right for me!
I claim this right in my life now, in the mighty name of jesus.
I remind you of our covenant, that my enemies are your enemies.
I appeal to the heavenly court for the host of heaven to defeat all the adversaries arrayed against me today in the mighty name of jesus.
Satan, your mission against me is nullified.
You no longer have legal ground since i have repented, and my sins are forgiven.
I bind you and command you to remove your hands from ____________________!
Victory is mine in jesus’ name!
Petitions for life and death circumstances heavenly father, i come to the heavenly court in the name of jesus and based on his shed blood.
I present this life and death situation to the throne of grace for assistance in this urgent matter: ____________________.
Father, i request that the gifts of the spirit flow through me for this situation.
Use me, o lord, to bring victory to these circumstances in jesus’ name!
Reveal any sin the enemy may use as legal ground against me.
I refuse to allow any sin in my life that could obstruct your will for this situation.
Note: repent if necessary.
Father, i ask that repentance be granted to ______________, so they may be liberated from this situation.
I appeal to the heavenly court for the salvation of all individuals in this circumstance whose names are not inscribed in the lamb’s book of life.
Their eternal destiny is the most pressing concern, father.
Reveal jesus’ love to them today, in jesus’ name!
Standing on the Word of God for Provision and Blessings Heavenly
Father, I come to the Heavenly Court in the name of Jesus Christ, my Savior, and Redeemer.
Your Word says that You will supply all my needs according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Today, I stand on Your Word and ask for the provision and blessings I require in the areas of ____________________.
I acknowledge that it is Your desire to prosper me, both spiritually and materially.
I surrender all my worries and anxieties to You, trusting that You will meet all my needs.
I ask that You open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing upon me and my family, so there will not be room enough to receive it.
I come against any blockages, hindrances, or generational curses that may be preventing Your provision and blessings in my life.
I repent for any past actions or attitudes of unbelief, greed, or selfishness, and I ask for Your forgiveness.
I break these strongholds in the mighty name of Jesus and thank You for releasing Your abundance over me.
In these prayers, we boldly approach the Heavenly Court, seeking personal breakthroughs, victory against adversarial attacks, intercession for life and death circumstances, and standing on the Word of God for provision and blessings.
We come to the throne of grace in the name of Jesus, repenting for any sins and asking for forgiveness.
By trusting in God’s promises, we are confident that He will grant us victory, provision, and blessings as we align our lives with His will.