OPEN HEAVENS Matthew 3:13-17

Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. And John tried to prevent Him, saying, I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me? But Jesus answered and said to him, permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he allowed Him. When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, this is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”.

John knew his mission as the forerunner of Jesus but he never knew baptizing the Saviour was on the “to do list” too. After he baptized Jesus, a spectacular incident happened; the heavens opened and God’s voice confirmed Jesus as the son of God for all to hear. After Jesus did what was expected of Him in line with the fulfillment of His ministry, God opened the heavens for His sake and His destiny opened up forever. There are definite steps as children of God that we must take that are in line with scriptures which will make our heavens to open; the universal step required of everyone in order to be listed as the son of God is to be born again. Aside this important step, there are those that are peculiar with each individual, in accordance with the kind of glory our destinies want to exhibit.

Elijah in line with God’s instruction closed the heavens over a whole nation, 1Kings 17:1 “And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word”. Although his was for the right reason, but the fact still remains that he closed the heavens! If one can close the heavens, then another can do it too, regardless of whether it is right or wrong.

The heavens have been closed over many people and they are struggling through life. The power of God can open the heavens regardless of whether it has been rightly or wrongly closed. At times, we may need to consult higher authority to override the authority used to close the heaven over our lives.

 

Prayer point: By the power of the Holy Ghost, I command my heavens to open in Jesus name.

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