I have heard a lot of people talk about the courts of Heaven, including Robert Henderson and my friend, Doug Addison, who both teach on it (I recommend checking out their awesome teachings). But, for a time, I hadn't looked into it. I used to think, "I've got my thing, and they have their thing." Then God began to show me that in order to deal with idols, we have to take them to court.There is a story in Acts 19 where Paul was residing and preaching in Ephesus, and a silversmith named Demetrius made shrines of the goddess Artemis (Diana), that brought in no small income from his craft. While there, Paul began preaching about how idols are not really gods, that they're made with men's hands, disrupting the whole scam the idol tradesmen had going on. Demetrius gathered all of his fellow tradesmen and stirred them up against Paul, saying that there was danger as their trade would totally be discredited, and so would the temple of the great goddess Artemis. Then they were all filled with rage and began to shout, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!"
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