The Courts of Heaven and the Mindset of Consumerism
I communicate daily with people who go to the courts of heaven. Many are seeing victory, but some still struggle to see results. Others are not able to perceive the courts at all.
What are we supposed to do when we aren’t healed after going to the courts or when we can’t perceive what’s happening there?
First, let’s look at our reason for going there.
It’s easy to imagine that our purpose for going to the court of heaven is to get something. We want healing. We want an unfair action overturned. We want the attacks of the enemy stopped. Our goal is victory. When we don’t see victory we can lose hope. A loss of hope suggests that we’ve come under the influence of a lie. Anytime we lose hope, we should reevaluate our perspective.
Is obtaining victory the real purpose for going to the courts of heaven?
The idea that our spiritual activities are done primarily so that we can obtain something is a form of religion. Specifically, it’s a form of religious consumerism.
Consumerism happens in a setting where someone has something and our goal is obtaining it. The transaction is primary. The relationship is secondary.
When we go through the prescribed steps and don’t get what we want, the next step might be to find someone who can get it for us. A broker might be what we need. A priest. Maybe a prophet. Or a shaman. Someone who can stand between us and God. We’ll sacrifice the relationship to get what we want because the relationship is secondary.
Another option is finding a different vendor. If Jesus won’t make it happen, perhaps Allah will. Or Buddha. As long as the goal is getting what we want, the process is merely a matter of finding the one who can deliver the goods.
This is the way of religion, but it’s not the way of God’s kingdom.
God calls Himself our Father. Hidden in that name is an objective. A goal. His prime directive isn’t about filling our shopping cart with stuff. It’s about a relationship. He’s our Dad. We’re his kids. Nothing will ever supersede that from His perspective. And we ought to keep that in mind when going to the courts of heaven. We might feel like obtaining healing is our main objective, but our attorney and the Judge, might feel like spending time together is more important.
Don’t misunderstand me. I’m not saying your current situation isn’t important to them. It is important. God is our healer and our provider. But 50 years from now your present crisis will be long forgotten. If you go to the court hundreds of times and receive all the right verdicts but spend no time getting to know Jesus and the Father, what have you gained of real value?
I would caution against seeing the courts mainly as a way to obtain healing or some other thing you want. The mindset of consumerism is easy to adopt, but hard to shed. Healing is good. But the good has a way of becoming the enemy of the best. The best will always be building a stronger, more vibrant relationship with God. That’s the main thing. Verdicts and outcomes are secondary. (And it may take time for us to learn how to correctly evaluate them anyway.)
If you’re having trouble perceiving the spiritual realms of heaven, you might benefit from a little training. Some people find that doing exercises sharpens their spiritual eyesight. My book Seeing in the Spirit Made Simple has exercises that can help you see things in the spiritual world more clearly. In doing the exercises, you won’t just be developing your spiritual vision, you’ll begin seeing God in ways you never imagined.
Court of Heaven: “I Couldn’t Understand What They Were Saying”
My Abortion Goes Before the Court of Heaven
Mandates and the Court of Angels
The Court of Heaven – Jesus Testifies
The Court of Heaven – Wisdom Appears
The Courts of Heaven: Answering the Critics
Click on the link or the image below to check out the book Seeing in the Spirit Made Simple.
I feel a little bit convicted… Good job!
Amen! If we aren’t continually proactive in our relationship with Jesus we can slide into seeking His hand more than His heart. So often our “good” needs to be superceded by His better even when we can’t understand it. I’m trying to have more of an eternal perspective which is helping me cope better with today’s challenges. God bless you!
Thank you! I’ve been a little grieved lately by some of the “courtroom antics” I’ve been seeing around Facebook lately. It’s like the Courts of Heaven have become the latest buzz word and newest gimmick to get what we want. Ugh… I didn’t know the word but consumerism is exactly right. (I felt it as I read this) And religious consumerism is really bad.
I can’t afford to sacrifice relationship for anything I need or even perceive I need – it’s just not worth it.
Thanks PM! Words from the Throne Room!! I’m with you, Ginny! 100%.
Yes, manipulation and exploitation is the way of the world. God is good, but we don’t use Him and take advantage of His benevolence and generosity. We shouldn’t be parasites and scroungers. Proverbs 30:15, The leech has two suckers that cry out, “More, more!”; The leech has two daughters: “Give, Give!”
Don’t know how I became “anonymous” (above) but I’d like to reiterate that your words on this blog are truly from The Throne Room, PM! Thank you.
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Great word. This is a bit off topic, but someone posted a video about the courts where the speaker was talking about going to the courts in order to break off regional curses. He explained about Elisha and the curse of Jericho. The regions would get healed and thousands of people would be impacted and set free.
I have been thinking about the courts in the broader aspect like what he shared. Is there not sufficient evidence that the courts ruled two thousand years ago that all of humanity is innocent by the blood of Jesus? Would not all demonic spirits be in contempt of that ancient court ruling? Could someone not go to the courts on behalf of the entire world and find every demonic spirit in contempt and have the whole lot of them be sent to the void?
It sounds simple – take the enemy to court, do the ultimate deal for all time. Fini
We find in practice that the enemy has been given rights, town by town, even down to house level sometimes.
The Lord warned us very strongly not to go ahead of Him. He allowed us to slice a Ley Line, to see how fast the kick back would come, we zipped it back up pronto. It is gone now, but we had to cleanse the land at each end of the line before we could cut it off. It took four years of step by step revelation, and the limit in reality was not the power of God, but our own ability to withstand kick back by virtue of our own inner cleansings.
We use 40 different disciplines which I categorise as Charismatic (14) Realm of the Seers (15) and Realm of the Ascended Seers (9) of which only 2 are courts.
We have had to combine the Diversities of Arthur Burk and Ian Clayton, and all those in between in order to get this far with safety. G B U
I was waiting for when you would broach this subject. It’s solid and a compass pointing north.
Faith “movement” and prosperity “message” were just some of the “buzz” words of the past 20 plus years…
It will soon widely be replaced with things like “spirit travel”, “courtrooms”, “dominion” and each subsequent kingdom inheritance
that our Head desires to add back into the Body..
Every move birthed from our Father for each generation falls short to the degree we seek experience to add identity and value to what simply cannot be added to. We are loved. We are His redeemed…
The Lord has used the phrase “spiritual prostitution” when He spoke to me about these things. “Consumerism” is more polite 🙂
I am learning more each season that as we seek to know His love without measure, the kingdom unfolds to us. If we seek it to try to “gain” something that is not birthed from His heart.. it will become corrupt and the Spirit will quench.
Thanks for sharing what is on Dad’s heart, brother. This message needs to be heard more until it’s part of our relational foundation.
This was a sobering, encouraging reminder for me. Thank you
However – throwing out the Baby with the Bathwater, is an ever present danger.
I find errors in each of the forty disciplines our team operates in, but correcting those errors in order to advance is enormously beneficial. I would even say, that unless you can correct a new discipline, you are not fitted to advance in it. Medic needs our update on Mr Champkins, He has revised the views which you published, having had successful AHS ministry – 🙂 (We have advanced AHS to a New Level we call LHS)
Great words of wisdom. This applies of course to prayer, ministry to others… anything we do on our faith journey – the point is the relationship. Results come from that – not the other way around. Thanks for sharing Dave. <3
I appreciate this word. I have often been frustrated as I have tried to do the Courts on my own in the ways outlined by others. However I always know or sense when I am before the Throne, even though I may not ‘see’. I just come as I am.