It is hard to determine exactly what the ‘Courts of Heaven’ are since this is not a biblical term.  Although words such as ‘Trinity’ or ‘Rapture’ are not the Bible, the concepts are so quickly seen that the meaning is very clear.  ‘Courts of Heaven’ are not so easily defined.  Here are a couple of excerpts of papers written about the so-called Courts of Heaven.

*Those with the gift of the Spirit that enable them to see in the spirit realm (Seers) are connected with prayer intercessors. These teams help those wanting to come before the Most High God, the Great and Mighty Judge in the Courts of Heaven to receive any charges the enemy has against them.

*We are committed to getting you back on track with your books of destiny and all that Father God has ordained for you to do on this Earth. We are seeing uncommon favor and outstanding emotional healing taking place in our partners and those we pray and counsel on a regular basis. We are Courts of Heaven Legislators and we do believe that this form of deep intercession through the Courts of Heaven is making the difference in this season and time.

*The court of heaven is the realm of God where legal proceedings take place. Everything done in the Universe both spiritual and physical has a legal backing from the Court. Like every legal system, there are different types of court.

In my research, I read of different seminars being offered that teach people how to ‘engage the Courts of Heaven.’  I read of ‘Mercy Courts’, ‘Courts of Scribes, ‘Courts of Angels’ ‘Court of Meditation’, ‘Court of Petition’, ‘Court of Hell’, and more.  None of these are scriptural terms. Many of the sites I visited made it clear that we need their help in approaching any of the courts.  Some even spoke of receiving donations to help others reach the Courts of Heaven.

All of these reek of scandal and maybe even occultism.  For every believer, the Lord has welcomed us to come into His presence anytime and anywhere.  Hebrews 4:16 tells us, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”  We have this instruction from 1 Peter 5:6-7, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”  As far as prayer mediators, we read in 1 Timothy 2:5, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”  There is one mediator and it is not a man or woman.  It is “the man Christ Jesus.”

You asked me what I thought of these so-called Courts of Heaven.  I think it is far from being scriptural and therefore should not be followed.  There are “courts of the house of the LORD” mentioned in the Word of God (1 Chronicles 28:12, Nehemiah 13:7, Psalm 84:2, etc.).  These all speak of the courts that surrounded the Temple.  They are not called Courts of Heaven.

May we simply be convinced by the Bible that we have the wonderful privilege of approaching the Lord for ourselves.  As believers on the Lord Jesus, we are given the ability to address the Lord in prayer at any time.  We are instructed in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 to, “Pray without ceasing.”  (364.2)