If we do not know how to pray from God’s throne declaring opinions adjudicated from the Courts of Heaven upon the Earth, we will continue to pray from a limited understanding and narrow insight wondering why the course of history is not shifting toward righteous outcomes.
When I wrote my first book, Prayers from the Throne of God, the impetus to write came because I kept seeing a reoccurring vision of God’s throne. The Lord took me to Scripture to biblically affirm a believer’s dual citizenship in both Heaven and Earth. Over the following months, I began to discover our authority and assignment to pray from Heaven to Earth to make things on Earth as they are in Heaven.
We are in a moment when knowing how to pray from Heaven to Earth will be a critical addition to the prayer arsenal of the Church. We pray like this in three ways – by declaring the heart of God for the nations, decreeing the victory of Christ against all opposing forces to God’s will, and by prophesying Heaven’s preferred future for humanity. While we continue to pray upward from Earth to Heaven, in the most critical engagements of spiritual warfare, we must ascend to a higher place than the immediate battle. Without making this move, we will be overwhelmed. Victory comes from Heaven and enters the Earth realm. It carries and releases supernatural hope that overcomes our doubt and fear.
While human systems of government and Spirit-less forms of religion attempt to find a way forward through natural thinking and human-sourced strategies, the God-ordained path into the future is already known and determined in Heaven. That way is revealed and delivered to Earth through the prayerful declarations, decrees, and prophecies of believers.
Paul wrote in Ephesians that we are seated with Christ at the Father’s right hand. That position is a current reality, not just a future experience. We hold passports in two worlds, and we can exercise appropriate authority from those two places of citizenship. From our heavenly position of citizenship, we are privy to Heaven’s secrets that are ready and waiting to be released to become a new reality on the Earth.