In the vision, I am standing with several people in a tour group and the guide was speaking to us all. He was a shorter man with graying hair and long robes. His kindly face looked at each of us with recognition and then he turned and walked down the corridor. We all followed him and as we walked I looked at the vast corridors that we passed with their marble columns and high ceilings. Many doors lined the walls of the corridors as we passed them by. Angels and saints were busy coming and going through the many doors and hallways.
There was a sense of importance in the air as we walked and I grew more interested with each step. I was familiar with this place. I have been here before, I realize. A great joy welled up in me to see what would happen next. I squeezed as close too the front as I could to hear the guide talking.
“This place is the Halls of Judgment,” the guide said. “Each building, wing, and corridor holds different counsel chambers, judicial chambers, and different courts of operation. The greater the importance of the cases, the higher the chambers and its functions. As you can see by looking upwards.”
We all looked up and you could see stories and stories of other levels of courts and chambers all going higher in the Great Hall. It was almost dizzying to watch all of the heavenly activity at once. I looked back at the guide. He continued, “This wing of the Hall of Judgment is the section that pertains to you the most. This is where the saints preside over counsel chambers, court proceedings, and render judgments in court cases. You are here to learn more about these duties, and proceedings.”
Suddenly a group of saints appeared next to the guide, and they each nodded to the guide and then they each took one of the people among the group with them that I was standing among on a private tour. The tour guide was left standing alone with me, and he motioned for me to walk with him. “Its good to see you back,” he said smilingly. I looked around and said, “I thought I recognized these halls.” He nodded and we walked over to a set of large heavy double doors. They opened as we approached. Inside were various briefing rooms and counsel chambers.
The tour guide then said, “This section of the Hall is where the saints learn to decide cases and render verdicts on behalf of the Counsels of Heaven. This is where many are also brought to learn to hear the heart and mind of the Father and to understand His Judgments so they can be trusted to rule in the future as Judges and Elders. Look, and notice that small counsel room there,” he pointed.
I looked and there was a saint standing along with another saint and I knew they were listening to a proceeding in the counsel chamber. “You are correct,” the guide said. “This Counsel Chamber decides if the case is serious enough to be brought before the Courts. If it is then it will be given to another area for ruling. In this case here, the person is a trainee standing by the elder, and he is learning to decide by the wisdom from heaven. When he is confident he has heard from the Father, then he shares the decision with the elder, and the elder will either approve it or not. If it is correct then it is approved and the saint is allowed to decide the case. Then it is sent to the upper courts for a further ruling. This is where every saint learns to rule and to reign. You learn here by hearing and seeking the counsels of the Lord in every matter. Just like you do on the earth.”
“The more that you seek the Lord’s wisdom and counsel in your daily situations on earth, and the more dependence you place upon His wisdom, the more you will learn to choose and rule wisely. When it is seen in heaven that you walk wisely in His counsels on earth, then you are summoned here to serve in the Court Systems of Heaven, much like you are summoned to serve in jury duty in the court systems on earth. The earth’s model of courts is patterned much like what operates in Heaven, only on a lower level of course. When there is a need for your service you are brought here to hear the case, to intercede and to render decisions accordingly. Many times you don’t even realize that you are here. Many of you will be praying in your quiet times and you will be caught up, and you think you were just interceding on earth. Its time the church plays a more active role in the Judicial Systems of Heaven in your generation. It is important on earth, and in heaven. Come,” he said.
We walked to another hallway and the guide showed me a series of chambers all in a specific wing of the building. The chambers were labeled on their doors. I read some of them as we walked, “The Counsel of Three.” “The Counsel of Five.” “The Counsel of Seven.” “The Counsel of Ten.” “The Counsel of Twelve.” “The Counsel of Twenty-Four.” The guide stopped. “That’s enough for now. Lets go into the Counsel of Three,” he said. We went back and entered the door and the room was empty. It held three seats at the front, a table and various other chairs and tables in back of the room.
“This room is for the Three. When a decision is needed to be rendered by the saints, but its importance and decision is weightier, then they are sent here to the Counsel of the Three, where they will jointly decide together. The more important and weightier the situation and case the higher the number of Counsel is needed. That is why you have the Three, the Five, the Seven, the Ten, the Twelve, and the Twenty-Four. The Father places great care and responsibility on every decision that is made in Heaven concerning the saints and the affairs of the earth. So He wisely has a chain of authority here functioning in the Halls. The serious and more urgent cases go directly into the Upper Courts themselves, but that is another building all together.”
I then asked him about the Counsel of the Five. “I don’t remember hearing about that one”, I said. His eyes twinkled. He nodded in response. “Five is the number of His Grace. Whenever a saint calls out to the Lord for His Grace on the earth in their dire situation, it is heard here. The Five will review the facts of the case, and give their judgment, and then angels are sent to the earth with the Lords instructions in answer to the saint’s prayers. Not everything is answered how the saint wishes it to be, but it will always be answered according to the Lord’s will for them. Many don’t realize that the Lord always hears their petitions and that He does answer. They want Him to answer in the way they want, not in the way it should be. The Prayer for Grace is always answered. He gives Grace to the humble. It is very important to the Lords heart. You all must learn to dispense grace and wisdom to each other more often on earth. It also needs to be very important to the churches heart on the earth.”
Then we left the hallway and began walking back to the man foyer area where we originally came from. I saw all of the other guides were bringing their visitors back too. We all met back at precisely the same time. “Heaven operates so precisely”, I thought. “Yes it does.” My guide answered. “This is where the tour ends for today. We will see you all back here again. May you each continue to walk wisely in the heart and mind of the Lord and in His Judgments.” He nodded and left us. – The vision ends with Patrick coming into the room to wake me up.
Thus says the Lord of hosts: If you will walk in My ways and keep My charge, then also you shall rule My house and have charge of My courts, and I will give you access [to My presence] and places to walk among these who stand here.
1 Corinthians 6:2
Do you not know that the saints (the believers) will [one day] judge and govern the world? And if the world [itself] is to be judged and ruled by you, are you unworthy and incompetent to try [such petty matters] of the smallest courts of justice? 3 Do you not know also that we [Christians] are to judge the [very] angels and pronounce opinion between right and wrong [for them]? How much more then [as to] matters pertaining to this world and of this lifeonly!