Open Heaven is not a place, event or portal – its you!! You are God’s house – the gate of heaven!
28:17– Be the ladder on earth – and let the Kingdom of Heaven ascend and descend.
You owe the world a life filled with the Holy Spirit – if people are to encounter God. Acts 10:38
Stop flip-flopping between the gate of heaven and the gateway of the earth and the devil – as Peter did in 16:17,23
Train to live lives free of the love of fame, money and recognition.
Lay your family, possessions, work and money at the foot of Christ and His Body – the church.
Move from maintaining your distinction, your saltiness…to mixing with rotting meat.
5:13Salt bringing out God-flavors; light bringing out God-colors of this earth…
Become increasingly confident of the good news of the risen King and His Kingdom – which is God’s exclusive method of transformation 1:14
Use prayer, the prophetic and your gifts to access and prise lives open.
Confer worth and pull treasure out of trash – to restore the image of man in Christ.
Use unrighteous mammon to make friends in the world.
Go – If Elijah does not go…people won’t decide; the widow will die, the son won’t be raised, Jezebel won’t be deposed, Elisha won’t be anointed and Jehu won’t be crowned. I 18
Use the example of your life to model what it is – to have God living with you. Deposit what you have been entrusted with in the generations coming up after you 2 1:13
Notice the order in28:17The house of God first – then the gate of heaven!
2:3; Eph.1:22– the world is peripheral to the church – Christ’s body – in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence.
Be a living stone in God’s house – if you want to be the gate of His presence (heaven) on earth.
24:7Ancient doors open (and ancient demonic doors shut) when the church recognizes her role as the gate of heaven – instead of creating portals for heaven to visit earth
3:10It is through the church that the mystery of Christ and His many splendored wisdom hidden for ages – is made plain to principalities and powers.