Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you! Isaiah 64:1
“You heavens above, rain down my righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness flourish with it; I, the LORD, have created it. Isaiah 45:7-9
In my thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the Kebar River, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God. Ezekiel 1:1-3
After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” Revelation 4:1-3
Let it rain, let it rain, Open the floodgates of Heaven!
An open Heaven is quite a concept. It implies that all barriers between our temporal world and the eternal have been removed. We know that as believers, we are indwelled by the fullness of God. But this is something more. It’s corporate. As we each carry and bring Christ into our assembly, He inhabits our praise. When we concentrate the presence of God, something happens on a much grander scale.
It becomes regional.
It begins to affect our neighborhoods and our cities. Maybe even our state. Maybe even the world….
Isaiah, Ezekiel and John all prayed for, and received visions of an open Heaven. But there is a manifestation of Gods kingdom that is just waiting, as it were, for us to come together and usher it in.
As the body of Christ, we can experience more than a vision. We can experience an open Heaven over our homes, our cities and even our nation.