After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither… (Rev. 4:1 KJV)
After the message to the seven churches was given to the Apostle John, the Lord showed him an open door in heaven and commanded him to “come up hither.” He was called to come into heaven through the open door that he saw.
The second verse gives us an immediate response to this command: “And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven..” (Rev. 4:2 KJV)
John was called from the realms of earthly life into the realms of the heavenly life. And the Lord is giving this same call to believers today. It is not a call to be converted and accept Christ as our Lord and Savior. It is a call for believers to step up through the open door that is already set before them into the realms of the spirit and begin to relate with the Father in heaven.
The ruin of the church is the flesh, operating in the realms of the earth. Many are saved, and filled with the Holy Spirit, but are living what I call “natural Christianity.” They are living a purely natural life, like any other unsaved human being, when they actually carry a divine life and have an open door into heaven. God is saying to you today “come up hither” through the door that is already set open before you.
Ponder upon the meaning of the call to “come up hither.” Declare that “I am stepping into the realms of higher fellowship with God through the open door set before me.”
APPLY THE WORD
Is your Christian experience an earthly or a heavenly experience? Are you having an experience of heaven and of God’s presence? If not, then God is calling you to come up hither today.
Thank Jesus for the open door before you. Ask the Spirit to help you step into a higher fellowship with God from today onwards.
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