Revelation 12:10 KJV — And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
No matter what we have done wrong, even the tiniest of sins, the enemy brings it to the courtroom of Almighty God, day and night.
If we default on a payment with a creditor and the penalty is beyond our means, that creditor will take the matter before a judge to obtain legal right to collect, regardless of our personal circumstances. Our non-payment might be due to a loss of income, an extended hospital stay, maybe we had to replace the furnace in our house, or our paycheck might have bounced. No matter the reason, that creditor wants their money and they have no mercy.
When the court date comes, and we decide we are too embarrassed to show up to court, what happens?
The creditor will be granted their legal judgment against us. Now they can garnish from the small amount we receive to keep our family fed. We know they are not suffering because of our little debt but they will show no mercy as to our struggle. They have legal right and that’s all there is to it.
The creditor will not bet on us to take their legally obtained judgment seriously either. No, we already defaulted so instead, they go to our income source and tell them they must pay them directly under penalty of law. Even if our employer wanted to help, their hands are tied. Until the debt is paid in full, we have no choice but to suffer the burden of garnishment.
Had we, despite the embarrassment, went to court that day, we would have been able to plead with the judge. We could have reasoned with the judge, telling him the circumstances that kept us from fulfilling our obligation to pay and ask for the mercy of the court in working out a fair deal.
Chances are the judge would empathize with us and rule more in our favor due to the circumstances we had no control over. The creditor may not show us mercy but the judge is likely to be fair, just and rule with mercy.
Our enemy, the Devil or Satan, is counting on us to not show up in court. Like that creditor, the enemy goes after any and all legal ways to throw the book at us for every sin we commit, even those we didn’t consider to be sins. The judge has little choice but to allow him judgement against us unless we go to court and plead our case.
The enemy fills our minds and hearts with unworthiness, shame or a downright rebellious attitude knowing we are unlikely to approach the courts of heaven full of anger or guilt. The enemy is well aware that the atonement for our sin is found in that courtroom. He knows God’s mercy and grace, and He is very well aware of who our advocate, our lawyer is. It Is in the enemy’s best interest to make sure we do not show our faces in court.
Sadly, most of us fall for his deception, lies and tricks. We then live lives’ less than we were created to live. Our purpose is stolen or taken, our joy, comfort, peace, our health, all our blessings, our sanity, sometimes even our will to live. We may have been just barely surviving and still the enemy showing us not a shred of mercy will debit from us again and again.
When a trust has been set up for someone under the age of 18, or in some cases age of 25, we can’t use the money in the trust even in an emergency, without going before the courts and producing convincing evidence of a need to make a withdrawal. Although it’s our money, the way it’s set up is to protect us from squandering it all away in our young, naïve understanding.
The court then is our advocate and will decide if what we present is a true need or not. Chances are, if we have taken time to go before the courts to ask, we have already thought about it long and hard and we are convinced of our need, and we certainly don’t wait until our need is met to go ask the courts to meet the need.
This is the main reason our enemy goes to any length making sure we never show up in the courts of heaven. What we ask for is already there and it’s already ours, we just need to ask for it. The enemy deceives us into believing we can’t go into heaven’s courts dirty, sinful, unworthy or ashamed. He convinces us that somehow we must meet the need first. Truth is, we must wear the need into the courtroom and plead for said need to be met by what has already been deposited for us. The blood of Jesus!
Romans 5:8 KJV — But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Jesus didn’t wait for us to stop sinning, He didn’t even wait for us to agree we needed saving. No, even while we were yet sinners, He died for us. We have a trust already set up for us, all we need to do is go to court and show we realize and understand our need and with Jesus as our Advocate, our Judge, full of mercy and grace waits ready to grant us our request.
Romans 8:33-39 KJV — Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Let’s not allow the enemy to bully us out of going before the courts of heaven where we can’t lose. We call the Judge Abba, Father and Jesus already paid the debt. Let us go boldly into the courts with thanksgiving and praise, laughing at our adversaries loss.
Until next time, may God bless you and keep you as you seek Him with your whole heart.