Book Review – Operating in the Courts of Heaven

Book Review – Operating in the Courts of Heaven

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Operating in the Courts of Heaven, Robert HendersonWhenever a person is evicted from a property for one reason or another what normally happens is that the person evicting needs to come with an eviction order to get it done. Without the eviction order the owner of the property cannot get it back if he doesn’t have one even if it is rightfully his.

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If he presents the eviction order the tenant has no other option but to vacate the premises and give it to the rightful owner. This is a procedure that is also carried out in Heaven with God as judge and the heavenly host as witnesses.

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’.  And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” ~ Revelation 12:10-11

In his book, “Operating in the Courts of Heaven”, Robert Henderson takes the time to dissect the procedures that take place in Heaven as we make our requests made known to God and engage in spiritual warfare.

It is good to be aware that the devil comes into God’s presence daily to accuse the saints of wrongdoing in their lives. When we pray to the Lord Satan is there to accuse to stop God from blessing us because God cannot go against His word and bless us while we remain attached to our sinful ways.

Robert Henderson explains that before you were even born God had a plan for you that is written in the books of Heaven. This book details what God wants to accomplish in your life and every plan He has for you is to prosper you and to bring Him glory.

For those plans to be made manifest here on earth you need to follow the procedures in the courts of Heaven where you can get a verdict to make them happen. Perhaps there are times when you have tried to do things in your strength without the Holy Spirit and failed miserably. That may have been a result of you not bringing your case before God beforehand.

When that happens you experience a backlash from the devil because you have violated legal matters in the spiritual realm. For example, if you are trying to get married to the special person in your life but have not dealt with sins in your life such as unfaithfulness to your partner you will not get a favorable outcome.

The enemy will be standing before God telling Him He can’t bless your plans because of the sin you have not dealt with. In that case you would need to repent and then move on to making your petition. Perhaps before engaging on a massive project you need to say a prayer for strength, prayer for protection, etc and remind God of the promises He made to you in His word and the vision for your life. It is a declaration that God’s Kingdom should come on earth just as it is in Heaven.

Other lessons Robert Henderson points out include:

  • Jesus is our Mediator
  • God is the ultimate Judge and His desire is to rule in our favor
  • The devil is the accuser of the brethren
  • There is a great cloud of witnesses backing us in Heaven
  • There are different levels of courts in Heaven

Ultimately, before you engage in battle in the physical you must get a verdict from Heaven ruling in your favor (in the spiritual realm). The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy but Jesus came to give life and to give it abundantly.

After reading this you will know to pray prayers that bring about real change instead of saying aimless prayers. Intercessory prayer for all men should be made just as the Bible commands us.

So if you have not read the book get your copy today and learn how to pray effectively. If you have read it let us know what you learned in the comments below.

About the author

Sija Mafu is an Online Enthusiast, Personal Development Fan, Global Business owner and a Master in The Art of Living. Also as a devout Christian, his vision is to see young people take responsibility for their lives and create bright futures for themselves, their families and society at large.

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