If a believer says I decree and I declare, he/she should be very careful where he/she stands. No believer can decree and declare and have it come to pass unless the decree and the declaration has a governmental authority and power behind them. ‘I decree and declare’ is not just an additive to make prayers or prophesies meaningful or powerful, but an echo of God’s counsel from His throne. We should be very careful, decreeing without heavenly governmental backing.
Now, let us try to define open heaven. A lot of churches use this phrase in their churches and programmes now. I wonder whether they are just using it ignorantly and using it to give legitimacy to what they are doing. When there is an open heaven, things are not the same again.
When the heavens opened, Ezekiel saw visions of God (Ezekiel 1.1). When the heavens opened, Jacob saw a ladder reaching the heavens from the earth. Angels were descending and ascending on it. At the top of the latter stood Jehovah and He spoke with him about future events (Genesis 28.12-13). When the heavens opened the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove on Jesus (Luke 3.21). Peter also saw the heavens open and a great sheet with all kinds of animals descended unto it (Acts 10.11-12). It was a prelude to the salvation of the gentiles. The heavens opened and Steven saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God (Acts 7.55). The heavens opened and Paul encountered the Lord Jesus on the road to Damascus (Acts 9.4-5). The heavens opened and Prophet Isaiah, Prophet Ezekiel, Prophet Daniel and Apostle John all saw the throne room of God.
So what is open heaven? Open heaven is when the kingdom of heaven comes down to earth; when the veil between the heavens and the earth, between the holy place and the most holy place, between the spirit and the soul is rent asunder. When the heavens open, eternity invade time and heaven and the earth merge. It brings the kingdom of heaven, the supernatural, the reign and rule of the government of God to bear on the earth. The impossible becomes possible and natural laws are put aside to accommodate heavenly laws. When the heavens open the traffic between heaven and earth becomes busy. I like the sound of it.
I know what is going on in the mind of many. ‘But the veil separating the Holy of Holies and the Holy Place was torn from top to bottom when Jesus died on the cross?’ You are right. ‘Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom …’ (Matthew 27.51). You see, the veil has no doors. The access is there for everybody, but one has to: One, die with Jesus on the cross to see his veil torn from top to bottom before anyone can go through. Two, one has to be declared righteous by God and pass through the flaming sword which is in the way to the tree of life. Three, one has to be transfigured into the image of Jesus Christ. Fourth, one has to smell right or have the aroma of Christ to be given access. God has only one begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and we must be conformed to His image, otherwise God does not know you. I am sorry to burst your theology.