Pray For Open Heavens
Pray For Open Heavens
By Bishop Charles Agyinasare
Luke 3:21 (NKJV) “When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened.”
When I became a believer, anytime I read Luke 3:21, I always felt that God was partial because many were water baptised on that day, but only Jesus had the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
As I read one day, God opened my eyes to see in the Scriptures that it was the praying that caused the heavens to open.
Many people were baptised on that day but the heavens didn’t open for them. Only Jesus experienced the open heavens phenomenon. This was not because He was the Son of God; but rather because He spent time in intensive prayer. As believers we must also pray the heavens open just like Jesus did.
Let us look at three things that happen under an open heaven:
1. You enjoy angelic ministrations
An open heaven causes angels to ascend with your prayer requests and descend with your answers. John 1:51, “And He said to him, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man’”
2. There is a manifestation of God’s Power
Under an open heaven you see more of God’s power manifest in your life and things work well for you. Prophet Isaiah said in Isaiah 64:1, “Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence.” God’s presence and power are mightily released under open heavens.
3. You see visions and receive revelations.
When the heavens over your life are opened, God speaks to you through visions. In Ezekiel 1:1 the Bible says, “Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the River Chebar, that the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God”.
Precious one, Jesus never began ministry until He experienced an open heaven. If He needed heaven’s rain for His fruitfulness, you need nothing less.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, through consistent, intensive and persistent prayers, cause the heavens over my life to be opened in Jesus’ Name. Amen