Many Christians have grown up with the idea that they will only come before God as Judge after they have died. In 2 Cor. 5:10 it says that after we have died ‘we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad’.

In addition, the Bible also shows that God can judge cases during our lives. You can read that for example in Psalm 9:4 where David writes that the Lord has maintained his right and his cause and that He sat on the throne judging in righteousness. In the New Testament Jesus Himself compares prayer with going to a judge in the parable of the unjust judge in Luke 18: 1-8. We probably did not realize it, but we have all stood before God as Judge at the times when we confessed our sins:

“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool. (Isa 1:18).

(The Hebrew word for reason means to have a dispute in a legal setting; it can also mean to render judgement.

In Revelation 12:10 it is written that satan accuses us day and night before God. Why does he accuse us? To block the destiny that God has given to us! That is why the Lord desires to conduct a lawsuit with us. In this lawsuit we can confess our sins and the sins of our ancestors, so that God can acquit us (because of the blood of Jesus). Then God’s blessings can flow freely into our lives.

A very good book to give you an introduction to the Courts of Heaven is Navigating the Courts of Heaven by Robert Henderson. You can find a book review here.



For dealing with your personal issues and cleansing your generational bloodline (confessing sins of your ancestry) in the courts of heaven, our partner organization Living In Your Destiny offers a Deliverance Trajectory. This Deliverance Trajectory is a trajectory that takes place in a group and will be in Dutch. For this trajectory we use the book Acquittal written by Marie-Thérèse Van (see Resources). We do not offer personal bloodline cleansing. However, everyone who would like to cleanse his bloodline, can download the following document with a prayer: Cleansing Your Generational Bloodlines 2020. However, we recommend going through Acquittal, individually or with a small group. Because that will be more thorough process.

The Lord has spoken very clearly to us that He longs for His children to become mature sons. That is why the focus of our ministry has shifted from praying individually with people for deliverance to teaching people how to pray for their own deliverance and bloodline cleansing.

In the same way you pray in the Courts of Heaven for yourself or your beloved ones, you can also pray for nations (or cities). Satan is trying to block the destinies of nations by accusing the nations before Gods throne. The Lord longs for us to come into His Courtroom to ask for forgiveness for the sins of our nations in order to be able to acquit these nations and unlock their destinies.

In our partner organization Living In Your Destiny we offer training (in Dutch) in how to pray in the Courts of Heaven for a city or nation. In this training we use a few steps that might also be helpful for you.

Praying for nations