And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased (Mark 1:10–11, KJV)
God often uses the figure of a window or door of heaven to communicate meaningful heaven-earth connections. Earth was created to be in a unique connection with heaven. When the windows of heaven open, a blessing leaves God’s throne and pours upon us like rain upon the grass of the field. What happens when rain falls on trees? They grow graciously with healthy green leaves, and bear abundant fruit. Every tree wants to be in a place where the heavens are open! Your life is like a tree. You flourish when the heavens are open over you!
In Mark 1:10-11 above, the heavens opened up over Jesus. The rest of His life is a testimony of this open heaven. What came out when the heavens opened up over Jesus? Miracles did not come out. Healing, financial blessing, etc. did not come out. Please take a look at the passage above again to find out for yourself what comes out when the heavens open up: the Spirit descended and the Word came. The signs and wonders that followed were a product of the Spirit and the Word.
Jesus lived His entire life under an open heaven. This is what it means to live in God’s grace, where you are on earth but supplied from heaven! When you live under a closed heaven, you live in the curse on the earth, where there is toiling, sweating and struggling. When Jesus went to heaven, He did not only open a window or door from heaven but opened up the flood gates of heaven! There was an outpouring of the Spirit that flooded the earth. You, a believer in Christ, have the heavens opened over you! The Spirit is not only the evidence of an open heaven over your life but He is indeed heaven in and with you!
Please remember this: there is no money in heaven. There is no healing in heaven. There is no deliverance in heaven. God did not look in heaven and chose to send deliverance, healing, breakthroughs etc. When He gave you the Spirit, all things in life, are in Him! You are not only supplied from heaven but lavishly and extravagantly supplied! His Word given to you is the encapsulation of every blessing you can ever imagine!
Heaven is open over you. Live from this perspective. Do not try to open up any gates or doors in heaven. They are already opened. The Spirit has already been given. The Word is already granted to you. Rather than trying to open doors which are already open, a waste of your spiritual energy, learn how to receive your blessings from the Spirit and the Word already given to you. Walk by the Spirit. Walk in the Word!
What are open heavens? Are you currently under an open heaven in Christ. Is it possible to be in an open heaven but live as though under a closed heaven?
APPLY THE WORD
Live in God’s presence. The heavens are open over your life. It is the acceptable time, a season of divine favor upon your life in Christ. The Word has come to you. The Spirit has been given to you. Rule and reign in life!
Thank the Father for an open heaven and ask Him to help you grow in your relationship with Him through the Word and the Spirit.