KEY SCRIPTURE” John 1:51 KJV” And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.”
We continue our discussion between the Lord Jesus and Nathaniel. The Lord earlier told Nathaniel, that He is going to show Him greater things than the one He’s shown him. He went on to explain that from then, he, Nathaniel was going to see the heavens opened and angels ascending and descending on the Son of Man. The Lord meant He was going to operate under open heavens, where there would be great manifestations, because angels would be bringing solutions in the form of miracles, as they come and go. Note: every one or group of people genuinely operating a miracle ministry, are operating under open heavens.
To have an open heavens means a life of experiencing God’s favour in all dimensions
When Moses was narrating the curses of the law In Deut 28:23 he said, “And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.” This statement means, their heavens would be shut due to their sinfulness. Brass is an alloy, or a combination of two metals, zinc and copper. This talks about something which is impure. Their acts of impurity were going to close the heavens to them, such that nothing of God comes to them, and they cannot reach God as well. Isaiah 59:2 KJV” But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.” This explanation also buttresses the point that, the ears of the Lord are opened to the cry of the righteous, for they have an open heavens.
The scriptures also speak of certain acts that opens up the heavens to an individual.
1. Through the Spirit of prophecy Ezekiel 1:1
2. Payment of our tithe opens up the heavens Mal 3:10
3. Diligence in prayer Luke 3:21
Back to our Lord’s statement, the Lord had a perpetual opening of the heavens above Him. When a man is born again, he has resurrected with Christ and therefore comes into this same atmosphere of the angels ascending and descending on Christ. He inherits everything that the Lord experienced. The word said we live in heavenly places in Christ. (Eph 2:6) We are also blessed with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places (Eph 1:3). This includes enjoying an open heaven as well.
In Ephesians 1:6, it reads ” To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.”
The word accepted used for those in Christ means, most cherished, charming agreeable.
These are the qualities that endeared the Father to open up the heavens to an individual. Dear Saint in Christ you are living in Christ under opened heavens. It is your faith in the truth that makes it your experience.
Why don’t most saints see this?
1 Because of lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6)
2 Unbelief in the word (Heb 4:2)
3 A life of disobedience. 2 Corinth (6:16-18)
Christ is my dwelling place. I am cherished, and blessed. All the blessings in Christ are mine. I live under an open heavens, where angels keep ascending and descending with blessings, miracles of provisions of various forms. I am highly favoured and all my needs are supplied. AMEN.
THOUGHT: BEING IN CHRIST, OPENS YOU UP TO UNSEARCHABLE RICHES
Ephesians 3:8 KJV “Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;”
Ephesians 1:3 KJV “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:”