The Bible says there is a court in heaven. God opens his court to hear testimony.
God is the judge in his heavenly court.
God stands up to open heaven’s court. He pronounces judgement in the earth. TLB PSALMS 82:1
The word for court or ‘congregation’ is Edah. This word does not just mean a group of people. The TLB version says God’s court system is a council. Like a king’s court in which David or Solomon made judgments for the people’s concerns. Like a judge and jury.
“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne. Unfailing love and truth walk before you as attendants.
The heavenly court operates much like our western common law court.
In a court of law for criminality, the prosecution brings forth a charge based on a broken law.
To prove the law was broken, there must be evidence presented.
The defense needs a good argument based on a set of defense standards to beat the charges.
Our defense in God’s court is to plead the blood of Jesus Christ once we confess and forsake our sins.
In a civil case, the opposition must have more evidence for or against it to win or lose a case. It’s called preponderance of evidence. In other words, the more evidence one has, the better to prove guilt or innocence.
In God’s court, the accuser (satan) sets out his case against us. He tells the court of God how we have violated the law somehow. He points out all our failures and inadequacies.
It is important to confess our sins before God and repent ASAP because it can be used against us in a court of law. God’s court.
If the accuser has legal precedence against us, we will reap the consequence of our sin. There is a correlation between a particular sin and a particular judgment in our lives. These are set out in scripture under the law.
The law cannot save us but it can call us out on our sins. The law is not abolished under the New Testament, but the sting of death brought forth by breaking the law is broken through the atonement of Jesus Christ.
Unconfessed sin is dangerous in a Christian’s life.
It causes a curse to operate. Scriptures call this the curse of the law. Breaking God’s law causes death. Spiritually, physically, emotionally, and materially.
Jesus came to redeem us from the curse of the law. All confessed, and repentant sin is redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ.
Some Christians make excuses for having chaotic lives with trouble on their doorstep all the time. They argue, “well, we live in a fallen world.”
I know about the consequences of having sin in my life. I’ve had to learn things the hard way. Since I am old and wiser now, I can warn you to make sure you work out your salvation with the fear of the Lord always at your forefront. That is, don’t take anything in the Bible lightly. Disregarding the scriptures will cause you no end of grief.
Just because you may have been honest all your life but your mouth shoots off doubt, scorn, disbelief, accusations against others, gossip, slander, etc., this will cause demonic activity to flourish in your life. The tongue is a wicked member, but some Christians don’t take this seriously.
When I started doing some huck and chuck, my life got better. When I took God’s word more seriously, I had more success.
Jesus came to redeem us from the curse of the law. Not to let us wallow in sin with the world. Christians do have tribulation, but the Scriptures tell us there is deliverance. The devil will try to trip us up, but we have a way out. That way out is a sword.
In the story of Ester, when the wicked one wanted to kill all of God’s people, the King gave them a sword in order to defend themselves.
We have the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God to counter the accuser.
When MR. Devil tells you that you are a failure because you blew it too many times,you can take the sword of the Spirit and say…IT IS WRITTEN; Mr. Devil, that a righteous man, falls 7 times and gets back up again. That means I’m going to get this right, and you are a liar!
God will back you up.
That’s legal precedence for him to be able to kick the devil out of your life.
If Mr. Devil says, “oh, you are weak, sick, infirmed. You can’t possibly be of any use.”
Take the sword of the Spirit and give him a good one.
Mr. Devil, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Get behind me, in Jesus’ name.
The only thing that the devil listens to is the word of God. He has to. Its the word of God that holds all things together.
Who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Hebrews 1:3
When we bring our legal precedence before God’s court, he will honor it.
If you believe that God’s word is more powerful than anything in the universe, you will see your life changed for the better. When you take God’s word and present it before the court of heaven, God will always honor it. He watches over his word to perform it. Be patient and give him time to work all things together for your good!
Don’t give Satan any place. Use the sword of the Spirit when he attacks. Keep a clean slate with the Lord. Plead the blood of Jesus over your life every day. Then the accuser will stay under your feet where he belongs.