The Spiritual Class-Action Lawsuit
“The Court was seated, and the Books were Opened.”
– Dan 7:10, Rev 20:11-14
The Christian Church has lost its spiritual authority and cultural influence over the earth because we have lost sight of the purpose and function of prayer. In the New Testament, the word ‘prayer’ literally means “a petition.” According to the legal dictionary, a petition is: “A written application from a person or persons to some governing body or public official asking that some authority be exercised to grant relief, favors, or privileges. A formal application made to a court in writing that requests action on a certain matter.”
When instructing His followers on the purpose and function of prayer in “The Parable of the Persistent Widow” found in Luke 18:1-8, Christ never placed prayer on a battlefield, but rather in a court of law. Jesus never intended prayers to be some “religious exercise” where we come pleading for scraps at the Master’s table. Prayer was intended to be a legal action (or lawsuit) where citizens of the Kingdom of God come before the Highest Court in the universe, petitioning for our legal rights as citizens of the Kingdom of God.
Therefore, the Appeal to Heaven movement is essentially a “class-action spiritual lawsuit” in which believers in Christ come together in unison as citizens of the Kingdom of God in order to approach the Highest Court in the universe and demand justice from the wicked and unjust men and women who are destroying America.
With this concept in mind, individuals, groups and nations can file a “spiritual lawsuit” before the “Supreme Court of Heaven” against any number of issues. For example, the children of Israel filed a class-action lawsuit before the “High Court” in order to end their unlawful captivity. (Exodus 3:9). America’s Founding Fathers filed a class-action lawsuit before the “High Court” in order to end English Tyranny. The Declaration of Independence reads: “We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude [Moral Righteousness] of our intentions…”
Once we restore the understanding of the historical use of this concept, individuals and groups can begin to use this concept to their particular area of concern. For example, when I talk to pro-life people, I ask them: “Why is abortion legal in America?” They reply “Roe v. Wade.” I ask “Why have we not appealed that decision?” Their immediate reaction is one of confusion. “What higher court is there?” “To whom can we appeal?” We can Appeal to the Supreme Courts of Heaven. Abortion in America will never end until we first obtain a legal “cease and desist” order from heaven. This is just one of the rights that we have as citizens of the Kingdom of God in order to overcome the evils and injustice of our day.
We are Appealing the LORD of Heaven for:
- A judgment against the Supreme Court with regard to the forced secularization of America.
- A judgment against Supreme Court for allowing the genocide of the unborn.
- A judgment against the lies of the corporate media.
- A judgment against those in local and Federal Government who seek to suppress our God-given rights.
- A judgment against those in America who seek to use the legal system to persecute Christians.
- A judgment against the evils of Hollywood.
- A judgment against the pornography industry.
- A judgment against the Godless education system.
- The restoration of Traditional Marriage.
- The complete restoration of our Constitutional Republic.
In the election of 2016 Donald Trump rode to the election on the theme Make America Great Again.. Although this phrase was noble and eye-catching the truth is that neither Donald Trump nor any political party is the solution to America’s problem.
John Diamond has been a consistent voice for the need of America returning to her biblical roots as the solution. America is in a Spiritual crisis and there is no political solution to a Spiritual problem. In his book, An Appeal to Heaven, my friend John shows that the only way to Make America Great Again is by returning to our Spiritual roots and rebuilding the Spiritual foundation of this once great Christian nation. “If the foundations be destroyed what can the righteous do?” (Ps. 11:3)- Coach Dave Daubenmire
Dr. John Diamond, in his new book Appealing to Heaven, accessibly explains what every American churchgoer needs to hear: We are locked in a spiritual lawsuit. We must stop appealing to man. It’s time for the church to petition the sovereign judge of the universe. He will hear our cry. Appealing to Heaven is an excellent biblical solution for the restoration of biblical government.- Dran Reese
“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”
― Samuel Adams
“Vindicate us Lord, and plead our cause against an ungodly nation. Get justice for us from our adversaries. Deliver us from deceitful and unjust men. Cause them to fall into the pit that they have dug for the righteous. Grant to Your servants that we may speak Your word with all boldness. Give us the nations for our inheritance, and the ends of the earth for our possession.”
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