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Three Keys To An Open Heaven

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Sermon shared by Herman Abrahams

October 2009
Summary: When we commit ourselves to seeking the Lord on a regular basis through persevering prayer, diligent obedience and sacrificial giving we will start experiencing an open heaven from God.
Series: Open Heaven
Denomination: Charismatic
Audience: Believer adults
Sermon:

Compiled by: Herman Abrahams (Pastor), Cornerstone Faith Ministries, P.O. Box 740, Westridge 7802, Rep. of South Africa.
E-Mail: Mentorship2003@yahoo.co.uk

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Herman Abrahams,
Cape Town, South Africa.
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Series: Open Heaven

Three Keys To An Open Heaven

When we commit ourselves to seeking the Lord on a regular basis, and determine within ourselves to press in to the inner court of His presence with persistent, persevering prayer, diligent obedience and sacrificial giving we will start experiencing an open heaven from God.

Let us go on scriptural tour to show that heaven is touched when we do these three things.

1. CONSISTENT, PERSEVERING PRAYER

(A) Isaiah……. ‘Tear Open The Heavens.’
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Isaiah 64:1-2 Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you! 2 As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil, come down to make your name known to your enemies and cause the nations to quake before you! 3 For when you did awesome things that we did not expect, you came down, and the mountains trembled before you.

• The word “rend” in this Scripture means to “tear open”.
o Isaiah is crying out to God for an open heaven! “Oh, Lord, rend the heavens and come down! We need you!”
o Can you hear the cry of the prophet’s heart as he laments in prayer and petition to God?


Quote from NEW SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE BIBLE (Nelson’s Publishers)
Is 64:1-3 When intercession breaks thru. ‘Awesome things that we did not expect’ (Is 64:3) is a perfect description of genuine revival, because the unpredictable and unusual are the characteristics of great spiritual awakenings.


Isaiah wanted God to behave as He had in the past. Recalling the Scripture about God’s visit with Moses on Mt. Sinai, Isaiah longed for a repeat performance.

Exodus 19:18 18 Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the LORD descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, the whole mountain trembled violently.


(B) Peter…. ‘He Saw Heaven Opened.’
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READ Acts 10:9-16 – 9About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. 10He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. 11He saw heaven opened …

B1. Peter Praying
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What was Peter doing on the housetop? He was praying.

o The presence of God came upon him in such a mighty way, that he fell into a trance and saw heaven opened.
o Would it have been possible for him to have this experience without praying?
o I’m sure that all things are certainly
Comments and Shared Ideas
Kevin Brown
August 20, 2014
God bless . Good insight Pastor. From Rutherford New Jersey USA
Regina Blanchard
January 8, 2014
may God bless we are now in open heaven be prepared for the unexpected
Kim Waterman
August 26, 2013
thank you! great study. new York state.
Lonnie Wilson
October 18, 2009
wonderful message thanks from west virginia u.s.a.

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