Greetings in the matchless Name of Jesus – the Lion of Judah!
We have learnt that Portals are pathways that connect the Heavenly realm and the earthly realms.
We reflected on the portals ‘Thanksgiving and Praise’ and ‘Jesus The Door Opener.’ We mentioned some of the inter-connects to stay connected with Jesus were Assembling, Service and Prayer.
The next portal to consider is ‘The Forever You’ – Portal.
I believe God made us portals individually, not just for our earthly 3 dimensional realm, but for other dimensions beyond our earthly existence ad-infinitum. It is even more than just a two-way communication link that truly exists, it is a belief system that accommodates not only a visitation from the living God in the believer’s life but also a habitation and dialogue.
In the epistle of John there are several chapters that refer to a believer abiding in Christ and Christ abiding in the believer. Thus the believer becomes an open portal for Christ to manifest Himself on earth. At the same time the believer may experience being seated in heavenly places with Christ (Ephesians 2: 6).
Let us review a few of the portals of heaven in the Bible – this could help in part demystify the mystery surrounding the topic of portals. (The author has himself experienced some of these).
A portal is a doorway or entry point – a spherical opening of light that offers divine protection through or by which angels and heavenly beings come and go without demonic interference. God designed portals to originate in the third heaven, travel through the second heaven, and open upon the earth.
Psalm 78 :23-24 “Yet he gave a command to the skies above and opened the doors of the heavens; He rained down manna for the people to eat, He gave them the grain of heaven.”
When the Israelites needed food, God provided ‘manna.’
Demons couldn’t stop it because God opened an un-tampered portal in heaven and manna came through it.
Could this be why it is referred to as angel’s food and that no one was sick or weak for 40 years because they ate manna – food prepared for them in heaven? –Yes it certainly seems so. God opened the portal in heaven and delivered food to the Israelites through it.
(Genesis 28: 10-18) Jacob on his way to Haran, one evening, laid his head on a stone and slept. He had a dream. He saw an open portal in heaven with a staircase with angels ascending and descending upon it. Yes, angels of the Lord walk with us, ascending with our prayer and descending with the answer.
Jacob’s heart’s desire was being transferred to heaven. God was standing at the ‘doorway’, above the stairs guarding the portal. God communicated with him. Jacob woke up, he said: ‘Surely, the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it’ (Genesis 28: 16).
He called the place ‘the gate of heaven.’ He didn’t want to forget where the open portal was. It is, possible that the Presence of God is where we are and we are not able to perceive it? When we have an encounter we should not forget the location.
Open portals exist in the New Testament too.
A door (portal) in heaven was opened for John (Revelation 4:1) to have a revelation of the end times; the same type of portal traversed by angels and Jesus himself.
John was told to ‘come up here’ how was he to do that?
John 1:51 Jesus told Nathanael: “Very truly I tell you, you will see ‘heaven open, and angels of God ascending and descending on’ the Son of Man”
Previously, in the experience of Jacob, angels were descending upon the earth.
With Jesus, they were descending upon Jesus! That’s the difference. Jesus brought with Him a new dimension of portals no longer limited to a location, He moved with an open portal. Wherever He walked, during His time on earth, heavens were opened because the portal was on Him.
Although Portals are openings in heaven that reach earth at specific locations in order for there to be angelic activity. But with Jesus, it was not targeted at a location anymore, but rather on a Person. Jesus came to replicate Himself, so that we could be like Him. The purpose of Jesus’ coming is for us to carry an open portal wherever we go. When we arrive at a place the atmosphere changes because we are carrying an open portal.
In Jordan, the Bible says that the moment Jesus came up out of the water after being baptized ‘heaven was opened’ (Matthew 3:16) because Jesus was obedient. Jesus went through a baptism of repentance though not a sinner who needed to repent. However, His Father told Him to do it, and He obeyed.
The purpose of Jesus’ coming is for us to carry an open portal wherever we go. You can be an open portal through unity (Acts 2:1), Prayer (Acts 4:31), Obedience (Hebrews 5:8). Remember, it may not be pleasant to obey, but do it anyway. Be encouraged knowing that every time you are in obedience, exaltation results. Jesus did it – He said: ‘My Father…not as I will, but…Your will be done Matthew 26:39-42).’ He didn’t like what He was being asked to do, to die on the Cross, but He obeyed (Philippians 2:8), because His Father said so, He did it. Because of this, God highly exalted Jesus and gave Him a name above all names.
Acts 2:1-3 “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them”.
The portal was established upon the disciples’ heads that day. Portals are no longer restricted to specific locations, but now, we can be carriers of heavenly portals.
How can we access the realms of heaven to change our earthly environments – create heavenly habitations in and around us? – by keeping our temple holy, worshipping the Lord, praying, even doing spiritual discipline like fasting, reading and meditating on the word of God, silence, solitude, mission, – these prepare us to receive messages from heaven
I believe many are going to experience open portals from heaven here on the earth …The bridegroom Jesus Christ is coming soon. We the Bride are being prepared to meet Him. You are forever a portal!
Much love in Jesus, the King of Glory!