"A door was opened in heaven"

"After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven." So spake John, when describing the spiritual experience which came to him at a time of inspired thinking. What was this door? What caused it to open and what vistas were thereby revealed?

In the Bible, the word "door" is metaphorically used to convey the thought of an entry into spiritual harmony and salvation. Thus Christ Jesus said, "I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture." This is the door by which those hungering for spiritual truth may enter and find comfort and refreshment.

When "a door was opened in heaven," John saw among other things the Lamb who was slain, and who was worthy to open the seals of the book, for, as the beasts and the elders sang, "Thou ... hast redeemed us to God ... out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; and hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth." Thus was bestowed the highest honor, and also the great responsibility to use this office for the benefit and protection of all; and every individual, no matter of what people or nation, has the opportunity, through the innocency and purity of the Lamb, to enter into the highest and holiest of spiritual dominion, as here indicated.

Letting God Guide
October 10, 1942

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