After this I looked and there was a door that had been opened in heaven. The first voice that I had heard, which sounded like a trumpet, said to me, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”
Then I looked, and, oh!—a door open into Heaven. The trumpet-voice, the first voice in my vision, called out, "Ascend and enter. I'll show you what happens next."
Revelation 4:1, (CEB & The Message)
I got this idea that what God is after with us is to bring us into a place where we walk under an open heaven. Three years ago, I had been calling out for breakthrough and instead, I received prayerful counsel that what I really needed was an open heaven. Part of what an open heaven means is hearing God and seeing things from God's perspective. An open heaven is when God comes into your situation. An open heaven is transformative in ways that a breakthrough is not. Simply put, a breakthrough reveals the acts of God; while an open heaven reveals the ways of God. The acts of God are wonderful and we desperately need them, broadly and individually. But open heaven people are becoming breakers in God. Open heaven people are healers in many dimensions rather than just people who have received healing and believe in it and pray for it. They are 24-7 dwellers in God rather than event/time/place limited experiencers. Open heaven people have experiences in God all week and then meet with the church, rather than waiting for and anticipating and seeking God at church meetings.
Many of us have experienced trials and even tribulations these past two to ten years. In all this, God has been calling us to a higher place. This week, Marsha Burns, a prophetic leader from Colorado, wrote, "The realization struck me that we are at the end of a two-year transition. It's been a rather difficult two years with lots of changes, and we had to let go of things that represented safety and security to us. As I pondered this time of transition, I could see that God has brought us to a higher and yet a more profound place in Him that we would not have discovered or achieved apart from this transition." Change has been happening and things will never be like they were before. I believe God has been after transformation with us. He wants to give us things, those things we pray for. But more than that he wants us. He wants a more godly people who resemble his son.