6 Types of “Courts” in the Courts of Heaven


The Courts of Heaven operate similar to the legal system we see on Earth.

Because of all the injustices happening in the world, God is releasing new revelation about gaining justice through the Courts of Heaven.

The Cross of Christ is our verdict but there are times we need to enforce this by entering into the justice system of God.

We operate in the Courts of Heaven through prayer and an intimate relationship with the Lord.

And just like here on Earth, there is more than one type of court in the Courts of Heaven.

You might be wondering: which ones are accessible to us?

There are many different types of Courts mentioned in the Bible. Here are just a few that can help you understand and get started:

1. The Court of Mediation (Reconciliation)

“Settling outside of court” in the Court of Mediation should always be our first step in the process of gaining justice.

(You can read more about my experience with heavenly mediation.)

“Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,”   2 Corinthians 5:18 NKJV.

2. Court of Petition

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God,”   Philippians 4:6 NIV.

We already operate in the Courts of Heaven when we bring our prayers and petitions to the Lord.

Notice that Paul says we need to do it with thankfulness and not a spirit of revenge.

3. The Throne of Grace

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need,”   Hebrews 4:16 NIV.

Our interactions with the Lord in the Courtroom of Heaven are centered around prayer and intimacy.

It is important to approach the Lord with grace and mercy toward others and ourselves. We need to know and have God’s heart of love , (1 John 4:8).

4. The Court of Mount Zion

The Throne of Grace and the Court of Petitions are linked to this court system.  Most all your interactions take place here.

“But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem.  You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven.  You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel,”   Hebrews 12:22–24 NIV.

Throughout the Bible, Mount Zion is a place of God’s justice and judgment.

This best describes the Courts of Heaven and how we can approach the Lord.

5. The Court of the Accuser

There are several verses in the Bible that show Satan accusing people in the Courts.

The main one is:

“For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down,”   Revelation 12:10 NIV.

It is very important for us to not operate in the court of the accuser.  It is best to learn to operate in a spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation.

6. Court of the Ancient of Days (Supreme Court)

The highest court in Heaven is the Ancient of Days court.  This is equivalent to the Supreme Court in the U.S.

“As I looked, “thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. …  The court was seated, and the books were opened,”   Daniel 7:9–10 NIV.

This is the highest level court and you cannot go in.

You can be taken in through visions and dreams, but this is not a place to present your case.

For a lawyer’s insight on the Courts of Heaven, check out podcast episode with Elizabeth Nixon.

Which court do you go in?

There are other Courts of Heaven that require greater understanding to operate in, but these are the basic ones that are safe to operate in:

  • The Court of Petitions.
  • The Throne of Grace.
  • The Court of Mount Zion.
  • The Court of Mediation.

Always ask the Lord’s permission before operating in the Courts of Heaven.

Remember to mediate your case first and settle outside of the Courts of Heaven whenever possible, so we aren’t unnecessarily clogging up the heavenly courtrooms.

For more insight and revelation on the Courts of Heaven — including how to open a case for yourself or a loved one — I encourage you to check out my online workshops: Understanding the Courts of Heaven Parts 1 & 2.


~ Doug Addison

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Doug AddisonDoug Addison is a prominent conference speaker captivating audiences with clean stand-up comedy and high energy prophetic messages, also shared on TV, radio and the Internet for over a decade.  He brings laughter, fun and a unique prophetic style while empowering people to transform their lives, discover their destiny and understand dreams, tattoos and piercings. His powerful messages stay with his audiences long after hearing him.

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