Have you ever stepped into a place and suddenly realized there was an open Heaven there? I don’t mean just something that was happening at the moment but something that resided and dwelt there permanently. There are certain locations on earth where God Himself opens a portal with access into the Heavens. These locations usually mark places where God has meet with man in a significant way. They also mark spots where continual worship has ascended up to His throne over long periods of time and speak of the heritage of those who have been instrumental in establishing that place.
There was one such place I stumbled upon in Africa. It was a missions compound in a very dark place where faithful missionaries had paid a high price to bring the presence of God and sacrificed to keep it there. Church meetings were held under a giant tent and I found it easy to enter that “tent of meeting”, sit down on the grass mat on the dirt and ascend straight to the Throne Room or wherever else He wanted to take me! There was a literal portal that I could see in the Spirit. Let me try to describe it to you.
This portal resembled a huge shaft of light streaming from Heaven to earth. On closer examination it revealed countless angels descending down out of Heaven, making a huge spiral to the right, turning all the way to the earth. At the same time on the opposite side, angels who had completed their assignments here were ascending in a similar spiral to the left. These two spirals of radiant angels intertwined, going up and down continually, creating a large space in the center where we may ascend into Heavenly realms. Their forms were brightly glowing and their garments sparkled with light . All I had to do was close my eyes, see that portal and ascend. I did this daily for the few weeks we were there. When we came back the next year I found the portal was still there and Heavenly realms were inviting me up once again.
I must add that when I left there it was not so easy to ascend and feel God’s presence so strong in other places. More discipline and sometimes warfare was needed to reach the same heights in the Spirit.
Geographical locations are important to God. He began a pattern in Genesis of establishing places of His presence. In Gen. 12 we see Abraham pitching his tent near Bethel and building an altar there. There were times when altars were built in response to God’s meeting with man and there were other times when men built altars and invited God to come – and He did. Bethel was one of those places. Then in Gen. 28, three generations later, we read about Isaac sending Jacob back to the family home in Haran. Jacob now travels back on the same road that his grandfather Abraham had taken out of Haran. Along the way he stumbles onto the same place (Bethel) and God synchronized Heaven and earth because of the open Heavens that had already been established by his grandfather in that place. God showed Jacob the angels that were going up and down the ladder and he was terrified. His response was, “This is the house of God and I didn’t even know it!” And there the Lord made the same promises to Jacob that were given to his grandfather and his father. Jacob further established God’s presence there by making vows to the Lord and setting up a pillar as a memorial.
In some locations you can step into the same anointing that exists there currently or previously. Time is not an issue. If you go to places in Israel where Jesus was healing the sick, you may find a healing anointing still in that place. If you go to the places where Brother Lawrence or Kathryn Kuhlman lived and you are sensitive to the Spirit, you may find the same anointing they walked in available to you. Obviously they paid a price for what they carried. And so will you … but the invitation is there nonetheless.
As a example of current anointings, if you go to the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, U.S. that spirit of prayer and intercession is so thick it’s like stepping into a pool. You will get wet. You will be able to enter levels and realms of intercession you have not accessed before. In fact, anywhere you find a place where prayer and worship are being offered up 24/7 you will find some measure of open Heaven there. Be sensitive to that and respond to His invitation.
We have seen that it is possible to access the same visitation through another mans encounter. (See previous post from Jan. 29,’13) This is because the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy. (Rev. 19:10) Prophecy lives in the testimony. It’s an invitation for the Lord to come and do the same thing again. If you speak of healing, or go to a place that was famous for healing, that anointing will show up to heal people again. If you preach about salvation, that kind of anointing will be present and people will get saved. If you go to a place that was famous for revival, there may be an evangelistic anointing available for you there.
The Word of God is the open door and there is an invitation for you to come into the same experience as you hear of what God did before. It opens the Heavens for you to come into the very thing you are hearing. That’s how alive the Word of God is. (see previous posts from Feb.11,’13 and Mar.6,’13)
The purpose of this post is to make you aware that there are many geographical locations where the Heavens are open and you can more easily access that realm. If you have opportunity to go to a place like this, take it! Go and receive whatever He has for you there. Wherever you go, ask the Lord to make you sensitive to His realm. But we can’t all just buy a ticket to Israel or Kansas City. So always remember that Jesus is the open Heaven and His Word is the open door which you can access at any time.
John 14:4,5 “Thomas said unto Him “Lord, we don’t know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I AM the way.”