“Working Christian” Transported by the Lion of Judah” by Anne Elmer (See elijahlist.com)
Anne writes that “one of the times when she was relaxing the Lord gave her a drama to perform. It speaks of Christians working and working, and spending so little time with Him which was one of the lessons she had to learn, but knows it is for others too… the drama begins:.. (Chap 17, pages 95-97)
Narrator: Christian awakens and prays in “automatic mode.” It’s obviously a habit!
Christian: Good morning, Lord. Thank you for a good night’s sleep, please be with me in all I do today. I have lots of gospel seeds to plant for You, Lord. Please bless them and keep me strong as I work for You. Amen.
Narrator: Christian is working, digging the earth in order to plant his gospel seeds.
Jesus: Christian, come let’s have fun together!
Christian: Oh Lord, thank You for being here, I need Your strength.
Narrator: Christian continues with his digging and planting.
Jesus: Christian, come let’s walk together.
Christian: Oh no, Lord. You know that I have so much to do. Your just being here strengthens me. Thank You so much!
Narrator: Christian continues digging once more, mopping his brow and obviously getting tired.
Jesus: Christian, come let’s run together!
Christian: Lord, this ground is so difficult. Thank You for being here and helping. We’ll get it all done if we work together, won’t we Lord?
Narrator: Christian continues working, but slowly now, and with great determination.
Jesus: Christian, let’s fly together!
Christian: Later Lord, later. All I ask is that You help me plant these seeds of the gospel for You.
Narrator: That night, Christian is going to bed and he kneels by his bed to pray.
Christian: Thank You, Lord, for Your presence and Your help today—I couldn’t do it alone. I am so grateful that You were with me and encouraged me. In fact, it seemed today that You were closer than normal, almost as though I could really hear Your voice! Please strengthen me as I sleep tonight, so that I can do the same work again tomorrow.
Jesus: But Christian, if you had come with Me, we could have flown together, and you could have sown your seeds from a great height where the Holy Spirit would have carried them and planted them in good soil, in ground that I have already prepared. And if you had flown with Me you would have been refreshed and renewed, and not so tired now. Ah well, maybe tomorrow! ` …. *Selah 1
Prayer, Spiritual Warfare and the Judicial Court of God Where God the Righteous Judge and God of Justice abides
(Sunday September 11, 2016)
Unless otherwise stated all Scripture quoted comes from the Voice Translation of the Holy Bible
Philippians 4:6: Don’t be anxious about things; instead, pray. Pray about everything. He longs to hear your requests, so talk to God about your needs and be thankful for what has come.
Hebrews 4:16: 16 So let us step boldly to the throne of grace, where we can find mercy and grace to help when we need it most.
Having a right prayer attitude when presenting our petitions to God is vital, why, because:
P – Prayer protects the integrity of the person being prayed for
R – Prayer reflects the true condition of the heart
A – Prayer acknowledges the need for God
Y – Prayer yields to the need not the wanna
E – Prayer edifies, builds character and encourages
R – Prayer rejoices the heart when praying according to God’s will, not ours
S – Prayer discerns how to separate the soul from the issue
But did you know that when we pray, we are entering into the judicial system of:
God the Righteous Judge (Jeremiah 23:7) / God of Justice (Psalm 9:7-8)?
Apostle Robert Henderson (who is associated with Chuck Pierce, Dutch Sheets, and Peter Wagner Ministries and more) says that “prayers are a judicial system, when we pray we are entering into the Judicial Courts of our God who rules as God of Justice and as God the Righteous Judge. (end of quote)
*When we, you and I, come boldly and confidently into the throne room of God, we are assured God hears our voices when we ask for things that fit in His plan. And if we doubt not in our hearts, God will hear hears our voices, and will respond with what you need to hear” (1 John 5:14-15).
However, saints, the Word tells us that if we harbor iniquity in our hearts, God will not hear our voices
Psalm 66:18 If I entertain evil in my heart, the Lord will not hear me
James 4:2c-3 …You do not have because you have chosen not to ask. And when you ask, you still do not get what you want because your motives are wrong – because you continually focus on self indulgence…
Here is some good advice I found on the: http://www.memoryverses.org/how3.shtml website)
Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny (Author unknown)
Keyword is “watch”… and Jesus told us not just to watch, but to watch and pray (Matthew 26:41 with Luke 21:36)
So, before presenting any petitions before God the Righteous Judge, we must first cleanse and purify our minds and hearts, otherwise, we give Satan a legal right to accuse us of wrongful doing before the Righteous Judge who is the God of Justice with equity.
*P – Presenting our Petitions
*Protocol of prayer is to enter His gates with thanksgiving in our hearts and into His courts with praise (Psalm 100:4). *Praise reflects our position in God while Worship reflects God’s position in us 🙂
*Before presenting our petitions, we must first examine our own heart motives (1 Peter 3:7; Matthew 5:34-44; John 15:14-15; Proverbs 15:29, and James 5:16).
Apostle Robert Henderson writes: Iniquity does five things:
- Iniquity gives the devil a legal right to tempt you in a given area
- Iniquity will fashion, if you let it, your true identity – Isaiah 6
- Iniquity has the power to stop you from hearing in the spirit realm
- Iniquity warps your destiny (Takes its course) – Psalm 139:16
- Iniquity grants the enemy the legal right to build cases against us in the courts of heaven that can be used against us from getting our breakthroughs and stepping into our destinies We must repent and confess sins from past generations whether they were committed personally or by a nation – 2 Corinthians 4:4 Apostle Henderson further write there are: 4 keys to getting word curses undone…
- Repent for the times you have spoken evil of others and put a guard over your mouth so you do not empower the accuser to use those words against others
- Forgive those who have spoken evil against you – Isaiah 54:17 – no weapon
iii. Judgment = verdict = sentence / people’s words can become your sentence, so condemn those negative words after repenting
- Now call into being what heaven says about you .. (end of quote)
*Word of caution: We are never to use the Sword of God as a weapon against anyone, including our enemies… if the Word does not edify, lay down your sword… However, we do use the Word of God as a sword against issues that go against the Word of God as opposed to attacking people personally…
2 Corinthians 10:4 in the GOD’S WORD® Translation Bible writes: The weapons we use in our fight are not made by humans. Rather, they are powerful weapons from God. With them we destroy people’s defenses, that is, their arguments
Through our Great High Priest, we can humbly and confidently enter into the courtroom of the Righteous Judge through the Blood Atonement of Jesus Christ, and as we draw near to His Throne of Grace through Christ, He draws near to us (Psalms 19:12-14, 51:1-11; 65:1-4, 139:23-24, and Hebrews 4:14-16)
*We can prepare our own hearts through Acknowledging and Admitting our own faults before the Righteous Judge and to one another (James 5:16, 19-20, and 1 John 1:9)
*We can prepare our own hearts through Yielding to the will of the God of Justice (Ephesians 5:15-21; James 4:7)
*We can prepare our own hearts through faith…
Through Christ we are victorious (1 John 5:4)
Through Christ we are triumphant (2 Corinthians 2:14, and Exodus 15:1)
Through Christ we are more than conquerors (Romans 8:37) Through Christ we can do all things (Philippians 4:13)
Through the blood of Christ and through our testimonies we are over-comers (Revelation 12:11)
Through Christ all things are possible (Matthew 19:26)
*We can prepare our own hearts through pure prayer, praise and worship (John 4:24)
*We can prepare our own hearts through separating and consecrating our bodies as living sacrifices which is our reasonable service of worship (Romans 12:1-2)
Dr. Nova Dean Pack is an attorney licensed with the California State Bar since 1974, and from her article: “Prayers Puts You in the Heavenly Courts” (which can be found on the atouchfromabove.org website), writes :
“The mistake of most Believers has been that they start a fight with the devil and his kingdom instead of first going to the Heavenly Court to be justified and to get a decree or judgment in their favor issued by the Righteous Judge…” (John 7:24)
Dr. Nova also writes that we “must maintain decorum, follow the rules of Court, and address the Judge with honor. You submit to the Righteous Judge your prayer, and the Righteous Judge grants your prayer and issues to you His decree.
Dr. Nova Dean Pack explains what is meant by the term: Demurrer
A demurrer is filed against a Complaint filed by an Accuser in a civil case. A demurrer basically says, “Even if you, the Accuser, have stated facts that are true, you still have not stated sufficient facts to constitute a cause of action against me.” (end of quote)
*We must remember the battle is not ours, for the battle belongs to the Lord (1 Samuel 17:47; and 2 Chronicles 20:15). For Example, consider the persistence of a woman with the Unjust Judge in Luke 18
Apostle Robert Henderson writes there are three lessons to be learned from the Woman and the Unjust Judge found in Luke 18:1-8…
- When we pray we are stepping into the judicial or court system of heaven In Revelation 12:10 – Accuser of the brethren is a Prosecutor or a complainant at law telling God the judge why He cannot grant us our requests It is our job to grant Jesus the legal right as Judge to fulfill His Father’s passion
(2) The woman never spoke to her adversary, she only spoke to the judge (Luke 18) We only speak to the adversary once we get the legalities in place – Rev 19:11
When we get judgments in place, then we get a legal verdict in place, then we have the legal right to speak to our adversary.
We are kings and priests because Jesus is King and Priest which is our position and function in the spirit realm.
The Priest gets legal things in place by the blood so God can bless His people and not judge
(3) Jesus said – And shall not God avenge His own elect – He (God) will avenge them speedily
When everything is put in place legally, then answers will come – preserving prayer is not saying the same things over and over and over.
Persevering prayer is dealing with anything that is legally being used against us one issue at a time everyday.
Intercessors do for others what the persons cannot do for themselves until they get into the place when they can – we need the tears of the intercessors who stand at the gap between the altar and the congregation (end of quote)
God’s Judicial Court System
Dr. Nova Dean Pack also gives us some good examples of the Apostle Paul addressing the Judicial System in The Church when it came to discipline, judging sexual immorality, or handling disputes between Believers (2 Corinthians 2:6-8; 1 Corinthians 5:1-7 , and 1 Corinthians 6:1-8).
Paul explained in 2 Corinthians 10:8 that in exercising authority as a judge in the church, it’s all about edification and not destruction of a member of the body of Christ.
It was recognition of a judicial system in the church when Paul admonished Timothy, in 1 Timothy 5:19, who had to act as a judge, Paul said:
“Listen, when or if a charge comes against an elder, don’t even acknowledge the accusation unless there are two or more witnesses.”
The word, “accusation” and “witnesses” are court room terms, not battlefield terminology. (end of quote)
*The Ultimate Court Scene: The Trial of Jesus our Great High Priest
Envision The Ancient of Days Seated upon His Throne where judgment is made / Verdict is given) Envision God seated on His Heavenly Throne as the Righteous Judge and God of Justice (Daniel 7:910 with Revelation 5:8, 11 and 20:4a, and Daniel 7:13-14 with Revelation 1:12-14 and 5:13-14).
Jesus said in John 14:30 that the ruler of this world (Satan)who is a liar and a thief (John 8:44) has nothing in Him, meaning that Satan could not find any fault in Jesus to accuse Him which was proven in John 18:33-38.
God’s throne takes center stage surrounded by elders who stand as the Son of Man who came with the clouds (witnesses) makes His approach before the Ancient of Days (Daniel 7:9-11, 13)
Thrones of the elders are places where judgments are decreed. When the elders sit upon their thrones the court is now in session and the “Books are Open” (Daniel 7:10c with Revelation 20:4a)
When the High Priest in heaven prophecies the decree, and since Christ is the Spirit of Prophecy, the priest on earth responds accordingly.
All who come under the blood stained banner of Jesus qualify as ministers of reconciliation and ambassadors who speak in the authority of Jesus’ Name as though it were God Himself speaking through us (Matthew 18:18-28; and 2 Corinthians 5:12-21)
We are now re-representing Christ here on the earth. We are His called out ones, His chosen ones to decree and declare what has been spoken in heaven, and when earth comes into agreement, the Word of our Great High Priest manifests on the earth. For out of the mouths of two or three witnesses it shall be established here on the earth as it is in heaven (1 John 5:7-8; Revelation 5:9-10; and 1 Peter 2:9)
Satan thought the battle was won, but here is what Jesus had to say about the matter…
John 14:30b: Jesus said: The one who rules the world is stepping forward, and he has no part in Me; John 18:38-39a
Pilate (to Jesus): What is truth?… Pilate (to the Jews): I have not found any cause for charges to be brought against this man.
*Jesus in John 19:30 said: “It is finished,” Jesus stayed focused, ran His race and received the Victor’s Crown!!! (2 Timothy 4:7, Revelation 14:14, and James 1:12)
*God’s covenants are His Word, and God places His Word above His Own Name, and since the laws written in stone do not supersede the “free law of grace through faith in Christ Jesus, there is therefore no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus for the law of life in Christ Jesus sets us free from the law of sin and death (Psalm 138:2; and Romans 8:1-2).
Fact: Since The verdict was cast and we who stand complete and righteous in Christ Jesus win, Justice was served through the blood atonement of Jesus Christ, and now Satan must bow to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and declare that Jesus is Lord, and the Righteous Judge declares… The facts have been presented and decreed a mistrial, so Case Dismissed! And the people of God said: “Amen, praise ye the Lord!”