Are Christians Clogging up the Courtrooms of Heaven? | Doug Addison
Doug Addison

Are Christians Clogging up the Courtrooms of Heaven?

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I had a major prophetic dream in which an angel spoke to me—and I was shocked by what I saw and what was said.

You may have heard the story of my experience with the mediating angel in the Courtroom of Heaven. Well, I want to share with you more of what the angel said and how it applies to us today.

But first let me give you the background.

For several years, I had an issue I needed to resolve with a Christian publishing company that had not treated me fairly with a book contract. I reached out to others who were going through the same experience and they were filing lawsuits against the company.

I felt a little uncomfortable with this because of what the apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 6 about suing other Christians in the courts of law. I know there are times we need to use the legal system, but wouldn’t it be great if we could resolve our differences and avoid going to court altogether—especially since we are all believers and share in the same work of the Lord?

Mediating angel dream

I had been praying about it and asking God for a strategy on what to do.

Then I had a prophetic dream where I was sitting in an office of the Courtrooms of Heaven. In the dream, a mediating angel sat down with me and the publishing company and we worked through our differences, mediating the situation between us.

In the natural, I got my contract back a short time later without even contacting the company. It had been done first in the Courtroom of Heaven.

What the angel told me

When I entered into the Courtroom of Heaven in the dream, it was jam-packed with Christians accusing each other. The angel said to me, “Please tell God’s people to stop accusing each other, because it is jamming the Courtrooms of Heaven and taking away heavenly resources from things that really matter on Earth, like revival.”

This was several years ago, before I began releasing prophetic words on why we need to stop complaining and accusing each other. Judgments are closing the heavens over us due to the spiritual principle of “whatever a man sows, that he will also reap(Galatians 6:7 NASB).

Legal system in Heaven

A legal system in Heaven actually exists. We see a glimpse of it in Job 1:6–12, where Satan goes into the Courts of Heaven and requests permission to tempt Job. Again in Zechariah 3, Satan stood accusing Joshua the high priest in the Courts of Heaven.

Another example is Satan asking Jesus permission to test Peter:

And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.” Luke 22:31–32 NKJV

The Greek word used for “has asked” means “to demand for trial” or “to give up for torture or punishment.” It is assuming a guilty verdict and demanding a harsh sentence.

Satan asked Jesus to put Peter on trial, but Jesus said, “I have prayed for you.” Even though Jesus prayed for and tried to prepare Peter, he walked through two months of difficulty.

Advancing revelation

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 NKJV

God is releasing new, advancing revelation and understanding of His word right now. The Courtrooms of Heaven messages that are springing up offer fresh, new revelation from Heaven.

This reality has changed my life and the way I pray. I used to intercede and pray like I was going to war on a battlefield. Now, I battle in the Courtrooms of Heaven first and face far fewer battles on Earth.

Our enemy is not other people, but the demonic powers and forces that are trying to divide us. A house divided against itself cannot stand. These divisions can happen when we complain and pray against one another, not realizing we might be closing off Heaven and clogging up its courtrooms.


Doug Addison

Want to understand how YOU can interact with the Courts of Heaven to become more effective in prayer and spiritual warfare? Or if you have an unresolved matter you’d like to see settled, find out more here and sign up for my new online workshop, Understanding the Courts of Heaven.  


Doug Addison is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. Doug’s message of love, hope and having fun reaches people around the world! His powerful, positively funny teaching style and coaching helps open people to discover their destiny and experience God’s supernatural love and power. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where he is impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.

34 thoughts on “Are Christians Clogging up the Courtrooms of Heaven?

  1. Blessings, Doug what a blessing it is to know You. God has opened this door and I’m thankful. I feel so blessed to.. I’ve been reading your words on the Elijah list and see how God has so gifted you.
    The Body of Christ is blessed.
    You’re a blessing thank God for You

  2. lauraine says:

    Exciting and awesome revelation. Going to put this into my prayer life….please teach me more…i need this and so does my family and business

  3. BRENDA SOLUM says:

    This was such a good good article…wow..i would love to learn more specifics about how to use the Courts of Heaven properly…and if you were shown..what did Jesus pray for Peter? I SO appreciate you and your ministry….

  4. Elyce Mouskondis says:

    I have often felt it was wrong for Christians to sue and come against each other in the courts because God says, “vengence is mine.” Now I understand clearly why because of your dream. Thank you for sharing the good news.

  5. LeciaKaren says:

    This is such a timely word, and I give thanks for the addressing of this matter through Wisdom given to you, Doug. Your kind interaction with His people stands out to me, and I bless you, and all He has for you. Again, we DO NOT wrestle against flesh and blood. If we have offense against our brothers, we MUST let the Lord open our hearts to His perspective, changing us into MORE of His likeness within us. Being “right” is evil. We don’t have to be right. We ARE forgiven, and can forgive freely. Blessings, and Truth, and Love be with us all as we press in to His Nature, and the culture of Heaven, here on earth!

  6. Laura Ann Smith says:

    I honestly cannot take responsibility for clogging up Heaven’s courtroom because until I started following Doug, I had no idea about the courtrooms of Heaven. I just thought it was something so esoteric and didn’t really mean a real courtroom with a prosecutor, defense attorney, defendant and complainant. So, I will forget about trying to use the judicial system in heaven. Tell me something, do they have jury panels? This is intriguing.

  7. I’ve had my whole life changed and my future by your teachings on the courtrooms of Heaven earlier and also you were with a lawyer that you used to be in her office I downloaded this and printed it out and God spoke to me and it forever changed me in a 30-year dispute over millions of dollars worth of cowboy art I plan to help the poor and the needy and Wounded Warriors with post-traumatic stress disorder when I get this up and running the marital property never distributed to me in a divorce and I was asking God for that special that special lawyer that would end up withholding and get me Justice at that time you begin to teach on this and God spoke to me and he said I will be your lawyer come to me in the courtrooms of heaven and I will put it in the heart of your adversary to settle with you and work with you in tandem to make this property a testimony to my honor and to my glory to the betterment of you as a couple your grown children and grandchildren I never dreamed Doug that God could settle something that’s been in dispute for several decades and very punitive and retaliatory an ugly lawyers and costs praise God for your teaching and sharing and sacrifices for the body of Christ

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      Awesome! That is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. It is incredible how God can create miracles in situations that have gone on for decades. Bless you!

  8. Sandra says:

    Doug I am from South Africa I don’t have a credit card and don’t know how PayPal work so I don’t know how to sign up for your workshops. Please advise because I want to go deeper in my relationship with God.

  9. Colleen Sturgis says:

    Doug ,
    Thank you so much. I am so getting this message today! I️ went to the courtroom with Jesus years ago. I️ had been an alcoholic for 14 years drug addict 3 abortions, a total wasted mess. He took me to the courtroom and told me “no one ever comes into the courtroom. He dealt with a situation in which I️ was pleated at 5 and the enemy told me 2 lies..that I️ was stupid and unloveable. It was from that place that all my sons came. Father God Told Jesus to take “that”off of her neck and put it back on him where it belongs. He threw him out of the courtroom and lifted my face and told me to go…and sin no more! That actually happened to me vividly. I️ appreciate this article more than you know!

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      Wow Colleen! What an amazing experience to have in the court room! I have never heard anything like that. Thank you so much for sharing such an intimate time you had with the Father and Jesus. I am very touched by your story. Bless you!

  10. Lois Taritas says:

    I will not be able to attend this workshop! Is he going to post the notes from this? I so love the Courts of Heaven Doug did with Nixon and I copied the Redemptive and the civil court notes. This is great revelation!

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      Hey Lois! If you purchase the webinar, it comes with the replay and the notes are included. Bless you!

    • Nikki, InLight Connection Team says:

      Eastern standard time is 3 hours ahead of pacific time. If you were wanting to purchase the live webinar, Understanding the Courts of Heaven, you can always buy the replay and watch it whenever. Bless you!

  11. Janet Stewart says:

    Hi Doug, I am so grateful to you for sharing your dream and experience in the Courts of Heaven.
    I love the way you teach because it is effective.
    I look forward to the Webcast on The Courts of Heaven.
    Gods continued blessings,
    Janet Stewart

  12. Lissa says:

    Beautiful encouraging word and instruction. Yes the body of Christ must confess her sins and weaknesses to one another and pray for each other, we must not be playing “happy families” while we are struggling with ungodly stuff that the enemy attacks us with or through ignorance invite demons inside for we are powerful through Christ to bring down these strongholds. Go Church and battle and see the freedom come for greater us she in us than he who is in the world.

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