Have you ever driven by a beautiful home and wished you could look inside? I love those magazines, like Southern Living, that show the insides of homes and how they are designed and decorated. And at Christmastime, I love to drive around looking at the bright lights and wondering how they have their homes decorated inside for the holidays.
John the Baptist saw through the open doors of heaven and he saw the Holy Spirit descending like a dove and lighting upon Jesus. Then they heard the voice from heaven, saying “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.”
Jacob in the Old Testament dreamed of a ladder reaching to heaven and angels going up and coming down. Isn’t it interesting that he saw them going up first? I like to think they were going up to the throne of God to get the blessings to bring them down to us.
Stephen, as he was being stoned, looked into heaven and he saw the Lord Jesus Christ standing at the right hand of the Father. In Ephesians, it says that Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father, so what caused Him to rise from His seat and stand? The martyr’s death of His beloved disciple, Stephen. Jesus stood to welcome Stephen personally through the doors of heaven.
Doors and windows are for two purposes, both out and in. So while the Lord has the doors of heaven open, pouring out blessings on us, I would like to look in. (I’m not quite ready to ‘go in,’ if you know what I mean!)
Looking through the open doors of heaven, through the Word of God, I get a glimpse of the grandeur to come.
“I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.” Revelation 3:8NIV
Some day born-again believers will each pass through the doors of heaven to be received into the eternal presence of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Gates of pearl, streets of gold, mansions designed and decorate beyond the imagination. No Christmas light display will compare to the beauty of Jesus, the Light of heaven. Every day will be a holiday, a holy day.
Nothing can compare to the glory of eternity with Jesus.