Psalm 100:4 (NKJV)
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
I recently heard a challenging and interesting message on praying from the courts of heaven. The speaker, Mr. R. Henderson, challenged us to bring our “case” to the courts of heaven with praise and thanksgiving.
Mr. Henderson suggests that the destiny God has prepared for us, a destiny with a future and a hope, was written before we were even formed. However, the accuser of the brethren stands night and day bringing accusation against that destiny. The enemy wants to keep us from the destiny God has prepared for us. Because of the sacrifice of the cross of Jesus Christ we can go before the throne of grace, in the court of heaven, and approach our God as our father and our friend. He is a righteous judge and it is He who will deal with our accuser. Jesus testifies but needs someone on earth to release the promises and truth so God can judge. We prophesy in agreement with the testimony of Jesus.
Consider the following scriptures:
Psalm 139:16 (NKJV)
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
2 Timothy 1:9 (NKJV)
who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began
Revelation 12:10 (NKJV)
Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.”
Let us go forth with confidence that our heavenly Father delights in meeting us in His court of heaven as we come with praise and thanksgiving. He delights in releasing the destiny He has prepared for us. Praise the God of our salvation.
If you are interested in learning more about praying from the court of heaven you may want to visit: http://www.roberthenderson.org
Patricia L. Wenzel