One of the most phrases use among Christians of the 21st Century is “Open Heaven.” In life, there will be a time someone keeps experiencing various shades of difficulties, hardships, total lockdown in businesses, health crisis and disasters upon disasters. On the other side, another person will be seen harvesting good luck at every side. To the former, Christians will believe the person’s doors of heaven are being shut against him/her. This is interpreted as having “closed heaven.” To the later, Christians will believe that he/she is walking in “Open Heaven.”
The phrase “Open Heaven” has various interpretations. Some defined it as divine outpour of blessings, abundance, swimming in prosperities and fortunes of life. Other group sees open heaven as God’s benevolent rain of His Powers, grace, gifts as well as other Spiritual gifts on somebody. In the more Spiritual angle “Open Heaven” is seen as situation whereby God opens His Kingdom to reveal the Kingdom’s contents to a mortal eye. Records in the Bible touch all these views. The experiences of Apostle John in the book of Revelation were on the kind of “Open Heaven” where God revealed the contents of heaven and earth to him. Many others such as Prophet Isaiah, Ezekiel, Stephen etc., had this experience. The series of this devotional take exception concerning the 21st Century doctrine of “Open Heaven” that proposes God’s numerous favours on people on the bases of the person’s right stand with God. The series of this discussion subscribe to a fact that God’s Heaven has always being opened to His people. God’s Heaven, to me does not operate on “Open and close” system.
It is the candid opinion of this write up that God keeps His Heaven open to mankind. Let it not be philosophized as if God places workers at the gates of Heaven assigned to shutting and opening the gates intermittently to specific people. Whether blessings and prosperities, or revealing Spiritual matters to us, the heaven above our heads is opened to us. The nature of who we are, and the prevalent circumstance we found ourselves and how we relate issue with God that occasions either an “Open Heaven” or “closed Heaven over our heads. Subsequent series on this topic will expand on the view presented here. The Beloved, kindly follow us!
1. Father Almighty and all knowing, grant me understanding mind to understand this discussion without argument in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. Holy Spirit, kill religious knowledge in me and grant me broad knowledge to know more on “Open Heaven” in the name of Jesus.