Custody of Children via Gods Court in Heaven
My abusive husband tried to take my children from me once, about 3 years ago. He was attempting to send them far away to live with his family, where I wouldn’t see them again. I won’t give too much detail for privacy/safety reasons. I put my faith in God and He intervened and helped me get my children back. This is why I don’t have my real name or face on this blog: Because of my abusive husband and inlaws.
I had left him because he threatened me with violence and has been violent before. He took the children. No one else would help me get my children back. Police, lawyers wouldnt or couldnt do anything as we both had equal legal custody. I had one day to take action before my children were gone for good. God strengthened me and put it in my heart that I had to save them myself. He gave me the scripture of where Elisha’s servant’s eyes were opened and he saw the army of heaven and wasn’t afraid anymore. This was the most terrifying thing I ever faced, but I did it with Gods help. He gave me the courage I needed. I’ll leave out the details of the rescue, but God maneuvered things for me and I successfully rescued them. (I’m not suggesting that you do the same as I did, but that you do as the Lord leads. I didnt have help, if you have help, use it.)
After I rescued my children, I fled to a domestic violence shelter. The women there taught me that I shouldn’t go to court because the system is rigged. Women that are abused usually lose custody. I know that the court and police are part of satan’s system. This is happening the world over. Even women having all the evidence you could ask for to prove the abuse are losing custody. Even dads that are proven pedophiles are getting custody of their children. In the case of abusive mothers, they get custody too. The court favors abusers. Some children are being taken from both parents and put into state care and never seen again because they disappearing into human trafficking. The corruption is deep and goes right to the top of satans wicked system.
But it’s not all bad news: God’s court in heaven is higher! I actually went to God’s court and pleaded custody of my children and He gave it to me (in the spirit). This is a spiritual battle that we are fighting. The courts of this world are satanic. Satan and his demons are legalistic and live under laws and put us under laws. But Gods authority is higher and He sets us free from satan’s laws and satan’s legal rights over us.
If you have to go to court, be respectful to them but have faith that you have the higher authority in Christ. I’ve heard of people that did this and the court ruled in their favor against all odds. The court has to submit to Gods authority. This happens in the spiritual and changes the outcome in the physical. David was only a boy with a slingshot when he faced goliath. By appearances it would seem like he had no chance of winning, but God is stronger. This may be the greatest test of faith in your life, just like Abraham when God asked him to sacrifice his son Isaac. I don’t know about you, but my greatest fear is of anything bad happening to my children. One key that really helps is knowing this: They are Gods children too, and God loves our/His children more than we do! He will help you! It is really important for you to have a close relationship with the Lord and take everything I say to Him and follow His direction, and do not give in to fear of man.
“Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God, Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; Who keeps truth forever, Who executes justice for the oppressed, Who gives food to the hungry. The Lord gives freedom to the prisoners. The Lord opens the eyes of the blind; The Lord raises those who are bowed down; The Lord loves the righteous. The Lord watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow; But the way of the wicked He turns upside down.” – Psalm 146:5-9
Women and children with an abusive husband /father are oppressed, prisoners, and they are spiritual widows and fatherless! God especially cares for such ones and promises to rescue them! He promised to give food for the hungry! most women fleeing domestic violence have very little money, if any, to survive. God promises to provide. We can put faith in His promises!
Jesus said in Luke 4:18-19,
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
Spiritual warfare to protect your children:
Say this prayer: Father in heaven, I come to your heavenly court today to plead for the protection of and custody of my children. I know you love my children more than I do and promise to rescue us as it says in your word. (read the above scriptures). I know you would choose to have your children with the parent that fears you and loves the children and will provide a safe loving home for them, where they will grow up learning about you and be in your kingdom, because you are the God of love and justice. You see my heart and you know that parent is me. I put faith in you that I will get/keep my children and keep them safe from the enemy. Thank you for hearing me today and granting me custody of my children!
then worship, praise Him and thank Him!
Here is a prophetic action you can do as well:
Walk around your children 7 times to claim them for Gods kingdom, just as Israel walked around Jericho 7 times. If your children aren’t with you, you can imagine this part or even put a photo of them, or write their names on a piece of paper and walk around that.
A second prayer using your authority that you now have with God given full custody along with the authority you have in Christ over the enemy: say this prayer directed at your abuser and all enemies involved, court judges, lawyers etc and of course satan and demons involved:
By the authority given to me by God, the mighty creator of all things, in the name of Jesus Christ, I command you to give me 100% custody of my children immediately and peacefully with no hassles, and to then leave us alone, stay away from us forever (or until there is true repentance), and also give us our possessions and anything owed to us. Give back everything that you have stolen from me and my children and let us live in peace. I command these things in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. (this is just a model prayer, please add to it and adapt to your situation as Holy Spirit inspires you to).
Bible examples of domestic abuse, showing that God doesn’t tolerate abuse and God rescues us from it:
Nabal was an abusive man. God actually rescued his wife Abigail by killing nabal and she married King David afterwards. so she was restored with a new husband that loved her.
The story of israel escaping Egypt was similar to a woman escaping an abusive husband. Pharoah was like an abusive husband who refused to let israel go, until God brought plagues on him to the point where he finally agreed. she fled and then he pursued her, wanting to kill her – just as abusive jealous husbands often kill their wives after they leave! but God rescued her and killed the Pharoah and his army. Don’t be afraid of leaving! God will protect you and your children. Read these scriptures whenever you feel afraid:
2 Thessalonians 3:3
3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.
6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.
4 ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself.
I hope this article gives you hope ! I am praying for whoever reads this, that you and your children will be rescued from abuse and that you will be awarded full custody and provided with everything that you need. I pray the God fulfills His promises to rescue, protect, provide and restore everything that the enemy has stolen from you and your children. I pray for Gods peace and healing over you and your children. I pray for power, love and a sound mind for you, and Gods clear guidance, for the decisions you have to make. In the name of our mighty Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, the God of love and justice.