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By Paul Cox
Feb 20, 2006

February 20, 2006

By Paul Cox

Aslan's Place

There are numerous, recent accounts of current-day prophets who have participated in councils before the Lord, actually going into court in heavenly places. This is a concept that is new to many, if not most of us. But, the Bible does say we are seated with Christ in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6), and there are a multitude of passages that speak of such councils. There is also evidence in the scriptures that the Lord is interested in hearing our complaints.

In 2005, I was speaking at a church in Hawaii. As wonderful as it was to be in that beautiful place, I had a problem—I didn’t have a message. Suddenly, I realized I was discerning every spiritual being the Lord has taught me to recognize over the last 10-plus years—angels, seraphim, cherubim, elders, powers, spiritual forces—all of them were there. And then I realized what I was supposed to do—it was time to go to a new level. It was the first time we participated in a heavenly court with a large number of people present. Let’s take a look at the Biblical foundation for such an action:

God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be held in reverence among all those around Him. (Psalms 89:7) I was taught to look ahead to a time and place “in the sky, by and by.” But it’s not “by and by”—it’s now. While we do not have a total awareness of the heavenly places, we are nevertheless allowed access to them.

For you have said in your heart: I will ascend into heaven, “I will exalt my throne above the stars of God. I will sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north.” (Isaiah 14:13)

Of course this is talking about Lucifer, but notice that there’s a mount of the congregation.

Look closely at this—Daniel 7:7-10—Daniel is present at a heavenly court. And, we’ve actually discerned this stream (like the one in Daniel) when it has shown up in some of our meetings as a fiery river.

Then Micaiah said, “Therefore hear therefore the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, and all the hosts of heaven standing by, on his right hand and on his left. And the Lord said, “Who will persuade Ahab to go up, that he may fall at Ramoth Gilead?” So one spoke in this manner, and another spoke in that manner. Then a spirit came forward and stood before the Lord, and said, “I will persuade him.” The Lord said to him, “In what way?” So he said, “I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.” And the Lord said, “You shall persuade him, and so also prevail. Go out and do so.” (1 Kings 22:19-22)

It’s important to understand this; the Lord is holding court, but there are unrighteous as well as righteous beings present. This is difficult to comprehend—the King of the universe is having a meeting, asking a question, and expecting a response. Even stranger is the presence of an unrighteous spirit who is agreeing to do what God says needs to be done. Notice that it says one spoke and another spoke; it was a discussion. This is an amazing thing—the Lord is interested in what we think.

In Revelation 20:4, thrones are set up and judgments are made, and we are told that we are going to judge the angels.

According to Psalms 82-83: 9,17,18, we have a petition being made to God for justice against his enemies.

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and satan also came along with them. (Job 1:6)

This is a perfect description of the King holding court.

Pay attention to the words in Psalms 1: 1-3, 5—man may choose the council of the ungodly, or he may delight in the Lord and be like a tree planted by rivers of water. Also, there is a righteous congregation and the ungodly man is not welcome there.

As it says in Genesis 18:25, the Lord is our judge.

God is Interested in Our Complaints

I believe that we are now coming into a position where we have the right to stand before Him, and in the blood of Jesus Christ, declare that it’s time for the attack against us to stop. We must declare that the enemy has no more right because of what Christ has done on the cross. In the book of Joshua, the Lord says, “Do not be discouraged,” but we often succumb to discouragement; so let’s be honest, even though we’re not necessarily used to being honest in the church. We do have complaints—not complaints of anger or frustration toward the Lord, but complaints directed to God against the enemy regarding things taking place in our lives that ought not to be happening—things that contradict the way the Word says it should be. Just look at Job—he certainly poured out his complaints to God—Job 10.

There are also many complaints recorded in the Psalms: Psalms 55:1-8; Psalms 64:1-6; Psalms 142:1-3.

There Needs to be a Connection Between Our Christian Life and Our Reality

Over and over, Biblical evidence confirms our need to deal honestly with our complaints. Why? Because we cannot go out as an army discouraged about the things that have not taken place in our lives. There needs to be a connection between our Christian life and our reality. Let me say that again, there needs to be a connection between our Christian life and our reality. Too often our reality is that we’re depressed, we’re unhappy, we’re financially in trouble, our marriages are not good, our kids have gone astray, we can’t get along with our grandparents, we don’t like our relatives, and on and on. Then we come to church, and we sing, and we smile, and we look nice. Let’s tell the truth—that’s right—tell the truth. The good news is that God is not surprised about any of this. I think He’s saying to us, “Why haven’t you come and complained to Me? Will not the King of the Universe do right?”

In late 2005, during the final session of a Releasing the Warriors Conference at Ontario, CA, the Lord once again led us to participate in a heavenly court. All of the spiritual beings arrived in our meeting, and the Lord took us as a group into the heavenly places. The following is an account of what transpired:

Since we were already seated in heavenly places, we called 12 (an apostolic number) individuals to the stage to be seated as members of the council in a half circle.

My words to the congregation were, “Be honest. Think about your personal life—your marriage, your family, your health, your finances. If there is a complaint against the enemy that you’d like to bring before the Lord, I’d like for you to stand up. Friends, this is the church. Now I have a righteous indignation that rises up within me against the enemy. And we’re going to bring this before the Lord. But see, He already knows, but He wants us to get involved. We’re just not waiting here to die—we’re just not waiting here to die. We have something to do and we need to take care of these issues. It is time to take a stand and say—enough is enough! Enough is enough.”

I then prayed, “Lord, we ask right now as king of Kings and as our Judge, Lord, that You would convene the council. Lord, by faith we ascend into the heavenly places where we are seated, and Lord I ask now that You will call the meeting to order.

Father, right now I’m here with Your children. These are the ones that You have redeemed by Your blood. These are the ones that You love and have predestined from the very beginning of time that they should be a part of Your Son’s church—His bride. And Lord, they’re not doing well. The enemy has come and assaulted, badgered, beat up, stilled, murdered, ruined, discouraged, depressed; he has brought insanity and hopelessness, and dread and fear, and anger and rage on these Your children.

And Lord we issue this complaint against the enemy. We say Lord that it’s time, according to our opinion that it’s enough. For Lord, we want to be a warring people that the world will look at and see that we’re victorious. Lord, Your Word says that because of the blessings that will come upon Your people the world will know that we belong to You. Now, Lord, that’s not happening right now. Now Lord, we’ve set up a council here of those that are living now. And Lord we just ask that You will speak to them and reveal to them Your ways, Your word.

"Lord, What Would You Say to Us During This

I continued, “Now a very interesting thing has happened. The Lord has summoned all the evil that has contended against you, and it’s now present in the room. It’s standing there and not happy about being there. They’re very restless, they’re agitated, but they’ve come. Lord we would deal with everything in the generational line in every person here--so Lord, we believe You’ve issued a decree that they come. So Lord, if there’s any that refused to come.... Ok, now there’s more coming—they’re being summoned—they’re coming in by the hordes—all those that have oppressed you…. There is a lot of agitation now in the heavenly places. I think you can, in prayer, speak your complaint against the enemy, and bring it before the council and before the Lord. Just do that—just start listing all of the complaints that you have.”

Individuals were invited to share whatever they heard or saw from the Lord, and numerous complaints were raised; personal issues as well as concerns for our state, our nation, and Israel. Some people shared Scriptures that the Lord gave them. Others prayed, crying out to God for justice—crying out for a judgment against the enemy.

There was a discussion regarding the need for forgiveness and as the congregation entered into a time of forgiving others, one woman reported, “I wanted to share with you that when you were speaking forgiveness, this demonic
thing that has been summoned to this place was writhing in pain. So you continue to forgive and cause a little pain here.”

Another woman told us, “Besides the array of spiritual beings, the elders are taking note of everything. It’s very important. The mood in the heavenly realm is extremely serious, as if you were in court. Everything is still—the angels are still—they’re not moving around—they’re not doing things—it’s very solemn and very serious.”

Finally, a prayer, “Lord Jesus, I now ask that You consider our cases and render judgment…Lord, will You now speak to someone in the council (present in the room) about the judgment that is being rendered.” And one of the council replied, “I can only tell you what I see. I don’t have the words. Just that the enemy is completely surrounded by the angels. They’re warrior angels, and they have their swords and the enemy is cornered—encircled. And the angels are waiting for the word of the Lord to be pronounced."

Then the Lord Issued a Decree, and the Decree was “Be Gone.”

And He caused a deliverance to come upon the congregation. I reported, “The Lord is removing the enemy. He has said, ‘Be gone.’ There it goes—there’s warfare. The warfare is just the hauling out of the trash.”

A seer shared, “The darkness is being sucked out. It’s like something is grabbing them and sucking them out of the room. It’s violent—it’s a violent act.”

The court session ended as we joined together in worship, and the power of God came upon us. We had entered into His presence—we had negotiated with God in the presence of the enemy—and our God was faithful to deliver us—He was faithful to His promises.

You also can appeal to the Lord. Bring your complaint before Him. It is time to wage war against the enemy.

Far be it from You to do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of the earth do right? (Genesis 18:25)

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