Dr. Ronnie Wolfe
opening of heaven is a metaphor for the spiritual reality of how heaven
has been opened to us both in the incarnation of Christ, revealing the
only begotten Son to us, which we are to believe and trust, but also of
heaven's being manifest in the hearts and lives of believers as they
come to Christ in faith and follow that faith with their work.
is open to all who believe, and we are citizens thereof (Phil. 3:20).
Heaven was literally opened to Steven as he was being stoned and to Paul
as he was taken up to the third heaven. It is opened, perhaps, to some
as they are dying and see angels and other manifestations of their
future home (which things may be questioned but never completely
Heaven is opened to all who follow Christ, for it is
from heaven that we have our authority to preach and to teach, using the
word of God, which is also from above, inspired by God's Holy Spirit.
is also opened to us daily as we follow its format for faithfulness in
God's Kingdom, which is within us and will be manifested in its final
form to us literally and eternally.