A year or so ago, I was introduced to Robert Henderson’s teachings on the courts of Heaven and it had a profound impact in my prayer life. For many years, there’s been a lot of emphasis in the church on spiritual warfare techniques that have been very powerful. Yet, many feel not so victorious and often weary in the battle. Coming to understand the court system of Heaven has led to praying differently.
Throughout Scripture are references to the legal system in heaven (Isaiah 33:22, Daniel 7:9, 10, 22; Luke 18:1-8, Hebrews 7:25) but we often miss them and the context for our lives today. The protocol for a courtroom is different than that of the battlefield. Learning to come to the courts of heaven first to receive the legal ground for the battle, means we have more victory – fighting smarter, not harder.
Praying in the courts of Heaven is simply coming to our Father as the Judge and honoring Him through praise and worship. Then we present our appeal for help and ask Him to show us any area where the enemy has legal rights that are blocking our prayer (see Daniel’s example in Daniel 9). This may include generational issues, or our own person sin or the “witness” or our own mouths. When we speak negatively, we give the enemy legal ground to block God’s will in our lives. Whatever God shows us, we can then repent and receive the cleansing from Jesus’ blood. Then we listen to hear God’s decrees for our victory and agree and declare with Him. Next week I will share how to the Lord’s Prayer follows this model.
If you live in the Sacramento region, we will be having a conference this week on this very topic with Robert Henderson. Go to http://www.windnfireministries.com/events.html for more information! Look forward to seeing you then!