“After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a [war] trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.”
Rev 4:1 AMP
In a vision last week, I saw myself in a cabin with a good friend of mine. I looked outside the window and noticed that the ground was covered with snow. It was dark out. Suddenly I saw a figure standing silently not too far from the cabin. The figure was very still and was facing towards the right; in his hand he held a lamp. His face was covered by the hood of his cape, I was unable to make out his face. I felt very curious to find out who this person was. I convinced my friend that we should get dressed and go outside.
We quickly did just that. The light from inside the cottage allowed us to see relatively well around the perimeter of the cottage, but the figure stood just outside this area. Something about him drew us to him, some invisible call which reached out to us. I can still hear how quiet the night was. This quiet was broken only by the crunching sound of our footsteps on the snow. As we approached the figure, he drew down his cape. My friend and I both gasped in shock. It was a beautiful man whose face glowed in the night. There was a gentle radiance about him. He was an angel.
He motioned for us to follow him. We walked behind him as he took us along a rocky pathway. After some time we came to a short flight of stairs made from stone. In their appearance, they looked like they had been there for hundreds of years. The stones looked worn down and there was moss and grass growing all over them. We climbed the stairs and at the top was a door. The angel held up his lamp and I saw how the door was yellow, but some parts of it also had a golden crust, as if someone had once, long ago, spread copious amounts of golden glitter-glue on the surface. The gold glistened under the light of the lamp. Then the angel opened the door and a small avalanche of gold dust poured out over my friend and I. Similar to how when there has been a snowstorm, and snow piles up against the outside of a door, and when you open the door, a huge pile of snow comes rushing in. Well that’s how it happened in the vision. It came down so suddenly that I even had some of it in my mouth…I could almost even taste a metallic-like taste in my mouth in the natural.
We stepped through the door and what I saw amazed me. We were in a place like a desert, except it was not a sand desert but rather, one made from gold sand. I saw the golden sand swirling around in the air in all directions; it was like being in a gentle sand storm. The angel leading us told us that the winds were the angels of God who were stirring up the golden sand. It was almost as if they were playing in it, tossing it high up in the air and swirling it around in little whirlwinds. I did not see any angels but I remembered the verse: “Who makes winds His messengers, Flames of fire His ministers. Psalm 104: 4 AMP.” This is why I could not see them; you cannot see wind, only by its effect on an object do you perceive that it is there.
Maybe this is not the best example of a doorway that leads into heaven, because I was already in a vision (the cabin) when I saw the angel, so it is more an example of a door in the spirit leading to another realm within the spirit. In the heavenlies there are realms within realms, visions within visions…it is the wheel within a wheel (Ezekiel 1: 15, 16).
Let’s look at the example of John the apostle of Christ. In Revelations 1-3, John was exiled on the island of Patmos. As he is in prayer, he starts to have a visual and audible encounter; he sees seven golden lampstands and walking amongst them, one like the Son of man. It is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself who appears to John in His glorified form and who gives him the messages for the seven churches in Asia. All this takes place in the form of an open vision. This changes though in Chapter 4. We read that John saw an open door in heaven, and he is instructed to go up and enter in through the door.
Interestingly, John writes that the voice that directed him to come up was the voice which he had heard before in Chapter 1, which sounded like a trumpet (Rev 1:10, 11).
So it is Jesus inviting John through the door (Himself), into the heavenly realms in order to give him more revelation. Any other way into the spirit realm is illegal, as believers Jesus is our only way to enter into the heavenly realms.
The first thing that Jesus reveals to John is the Father. So John the Apostle had to enter into Jesus in order to see the Father, who abides continually in Jesus (John 17). Makes your head spin doesn’t it? I would also suggest reading the whole of Chapter 17 in the Book of John. There is such awesome revelation there about the Father-Son relationship.
But back to the topic of heavenly doors, Jesus is not only the door, but He is also the bridge into heaven:
Then He said to him, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man [the bridge between heaven and earth].” John 1: 51 AMP.
Let’s not forget the example of Jacob:
Now Jacob left Beersheba [never to see his mother again] and travelled toward Haran. And he came to a certain place and stayed overnight there because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down there [to sleep]. He dreamed that there was a ladder (stairway) placed on the earth, and the top of it reached [out of sight] toward heaven; and [he saw] the angels of God ascending and descending on it [going to and from heaven]. Gen 28: 10-12 AMP
So in the spirit, there are stairways that lead up to heaven and there are doors through which we go through in order to enter in; Jesus is the ladder and the door and within Him are many doors leading into other places of glory.
There is a never-ending unfolding of the mysteries of the heavens for those who hunger and seek after them.
In Scripture, we also see that God can open up the doorways of heaven in order to release something from heaven onto earth. He did this in the desert in order to provide the Israelites with Manna, the bread of angels in the desert, and He also releases blessings upon the earth through heavenly windows!!
Yet He commanded the clouds from above
And opened the doors of heaven;
And He rained down manna upon them to eat
And gave them the grain of heaven.
Man ate the bread of angels;
God sent them provision in abundance.
Psalm 78: 23 – 25
Bring all the tithes (the tenth) into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you [so great] a blessing until there is no more room to receive it.
Malachi 3:10 (AMP)
The doors into the heavens are there, they are real and they lead into unimaginable encounters with Jesus and the Father. Pray that the Lord would open up the doors over you, so that you too may come up “there”. All is possible by the spirit and in the spirit if you just believe.