A Door Standing Open in the Heavens

Rev. 4
1 ¶  After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.”
2  Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and One sitting on the throne.

There is a door standing open in heaven. This is not historical in the sense that John saw this and it passed. There is still a door standing open in heaven. And what is “heaven” by the way? The Greek word for heaven is ouranos. It denotes more of a realm that a place. We have all grown up hearing and using the term “going to heaven.” Heaven is not a place in that sense. The word ouranos embraces both the natural heavens and the spiritual heavens. Here are the definitions according to Strong’s.

1) the vaulted expanse of the sky with all things visible in it
1a) the universe, the world
1b) the aerial heavens or sky, the region where the clouds and the tempests gather, and where thunder and lightning are produced
1c) the sidereal or starry heavens
2) the region above the sidereal heavens, the seat of order of things eternal and consummately perfect where God dwells and other heavenly beings

We have a door standing open in the heavens. We have an ascension to make in God. This is akin to Jacob’s ladder. Continue reading