When the Lord Shows Up in Our Cities
When the Lord shows up, nobody has to say, “The Lord is here.” Everybody knows it. When He really shows up in His power and Glory, everything changes. I want to talk to you about opening the heavens today. I like the word “portal”. I looked it up in the dictionary and it said, “A portal is a grand and imposing entrance. It is an access point into someplace.” The biblical word is “gate”. We also use the word “window”.
In Genesis 28, Jacob had a unique encounter with the Lord through a dream. You’re all aware that he saw a ladder reaching up to heaven and angels ascending and descending on it. When he woke up, he said, “This is none other than the house of God and the gate of heaven.” He had actually come to a portal. It was where Abraham had built an altar to the Lord. It was a very special place—a sanctified, holy, set apart place. Jacob didn’t know it yet, but he had fallen asleep under a portal—an open heaven.
The Lord has told me there are places all over the nation where God is opening windows right now. He’s saying, “If you will just take Me at My word and start acting like Awakening is here, Awakening will be here. If you start acting like I am healing the sick, I’ll start healing the sick. Start acting like it’s time for people to get saved and delivered and make room in your services for it and I will start doing it.” There are open windows all over this nation. God is waiting there for someone to act in faith so He can come and do what He wants to do.
You can have a portal that opens just over you. You can get alone with the Lord and begin to worship and suddenly find a window of heaven open over you. A worshipping congregation can open a portal in a church service. We are now headed into a season where entire cities that will have portals open to heaven over them. That’s when revival just seems to start breaking out spontaneously. We are in that time.
“Now Jacob went out from Beersheba and went toward Haran. So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep. Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. And behold, the Lord stood above it and said: ‘I am the Lord God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac… Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.’ Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, ‘Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.’ And he was afraid and said, ‘How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!’” (Genesis 28:10-13 and 15-17; NKJV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Worship the Lord until you feel His glorious Presence!
Ask the Lord to open a portal over your city.
Take a walk or get in your car and drive around until the Lord shows you where to stop and worship. Call for Him to come there in His manifested Glory. Proclaim that there is an open heaven in that place.
Make this declaration, “Lord, I will take You at Your word and start acting like Awakening is here. Awakening will be here! I will start acting like You are healing the sick and I will see You heal the sick. I will start acting like it’s time for people to get saved and delivered. I will take a step of faith and share the Gospel with those I meet and I know I will see You perform miracles in my city. Open the windows of heaven and come down!”
A prayer you can pray:
[Today is one of those days you are going to need to do what the prayer points above ask you to do. I don’t want you to pray what I write for you. I want you to worship. I want faith to rise in you. I want you to get bold and take God at His word. Find the open portals in your city. Make a portal if there isn’t one. Share your faith with someone or pray they get healed and see what happens! If we all do this, we will see a nation in full blown Awakening!]
There are open windows all over this nation and God is going to step down!