Revelation 4:1 – “After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven…” NASU
While there are many paths I could take with this text I only want to pursue one and that is “Heaven’s Open Door.” Just the other day as we were going places my wife and I were listening to some old Gospel Music and “I’ve Never Been This Homesick Before” made its way into the rotation of songs and this scripture came to mind. In the song, it says, “I can see the Father standing at the door.” That reminded me of the parable of the Prodigal Son and how the father saw the returning wayward son at a great distance and ran to meet him. That suggests that he was always “looking” for the return of his wayward child and possibly standing in the doorway of his house looking over the way hoping against hope that his son that was lost would return. I can imagine our Heavenly Father looking over His creation at the doorway of Heaven and longing for us to “return to Him with a whole heart.” At times I can almost hear the sobs of the Father and my Lord Jesus as they weep over the condition of mankind in this day that we live.
Several things come to mind when I think of a “Door Open in Heaven”. That tells me that there is “open access” to God’s throne through prayer and how we need to take advantage of that invitation and opportunity. It suggests that God is eagerly awaiting us to petition Him and is willing to dispatch help to us at a moment’s notice. The picture that comes to my heart’s mind is that of a loving parent watching over their children and ready to protect and nurture them if there is a need and a willingness to let them spread their wings to learn to fly. I sense that there is a “Door Open in Heaven” and God is extending a personal invitation for us to “enter in” through the vehicle of prayer and commune with Him and receive from Him His supply.
Whatever you do as you go through this day, hold in your heart and mind that there is an “Open Door in Heaven” for you right now! May God be with you and bless you richly!