Weekly Pursuit – Week 3 of January

Jan 16, 2017 by

Verses:

Ezk. 1:1b “While I was among the captives by the river Chebar, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.”

 

Excerpts:

The opening of the heavens is God’s special visitation. Whenever people on earth are one with God, the heavens will be opened to them. The first time the Bible mentions the heavens being opened was when Jacob was wandering in his attempt to escape his brother Esau. When the Lord Jesus was baptized, the heavens were opened to declare that there was a man on earth who was one with God in the heavens. When Stephen was martyred, the heavens were opened up to him. When the Lord Jesus comes back, the heavens will be opened once again. It is a great blessing for God’s children to have the heavens opened to them.

 

After the earth had been occupied by Satan and the people on earth had been damaged by Satan, God could not come to earth, and the heavens, where God is, could not be opened to the people on earth. This was the situation at Ezekiel’s time. Ezekiel 1:3 speaks explicitly of “Ezekiel the priest.” As a priest Ezekiel was in the land of captivity, [but] he still lived in the presence of God and ministered before God. He was by the river Chebar, not in the holy temple, yet as a priest he looked to God, prayed to God, contacted God, fellowshipped with God, and waited for God. Because Ezekiel was such a person and contacted God in such a way, the heavens were opened to him, and he “saw visions of God”.

 

We all need to learn to pray to God, to contact God, to have fellowship with God, and to live before God. If we exercise as priests in this way, the heavens will be opened to us, and we will see God’s visions. (Life-study of Ezkiel, Chap. 1)

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