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5th July 2022


Open Heaven

Whilst we live in a beautiful but broken world (following the fall) we are those who also live under an open heaven.
Wherever Jesus is, & He lives in you & me by His Spirit, there is an open heaven.
John makes this very point in his Gospel in the account of Jesus meeting Nathaniel.
Jesus, through you & through me, is always seeking to bring heaven to this earth.


Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” And He said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.” John 1:50-51


The person, presence & power of Jesus has unlimited access to heaven.
Jesus is the connecting point between heaven & earth (cf Genesis 28:1-17).
As He walked this earth Jesus released heaven wherever he went through salvation, healings & deliverances.
The Kingdom of God broke in incredible & miraculous ways as heaven came to earth through His ministry.
Jesus was a man fully submitted unto God, filled to overflowing with the Spirit & sold out for the Kingdom of God.
He calls us to follow Him & be the same.

The ascended Christ now seeks to bring heaven to this earth through you, & through me, operating in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Through the incarnation He did it through His person & at this time He does it through His people.
Jesus is ever with us & never leaves or forsakes us (Hebrews 13:5, Deuteronomy 31:6 & 8).
We therefore through Christ always have access to an open heaven.
Jesus can bring & release heaven to this earth through you & through me.

Through the victory of His death & resurrection Jesus is bringing heaven & earth back into perfect alignment.
The fracture that occurred at the fall is being restored through the Son & Saviour.
It starts in people, affects places & will bring about the restoration of this planet.
New creations (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15) & a New Creation (Isaiah 65:17; Revelation 21:1-5) in & through Christ.
Heaven in all it’s glory & fullness on this earth – FOREVER. So Good.
Oh what a mighty saviour. Oh what a mighty, majestic God.

For Reflection

  • In what ways have I experienced an open heaven?
  • How confident am I that Jesus wants to bring heaven to this earth through me?
  • Meditate on what it means to live under an open heaven ‘In Christ’.

A song related to this theme:


Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Thank you for all You accomplished in Christ Your Son & my Saviour,
Thank you that in Him I forever live under an open heaven,
Teach me to move & flow freely in the power of the Holy Spirit,
So that You might bring heaven to this earth through me.
This I ask in, & through, Your mighty Name.
Amen

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