Door Burst Open Vision
Doors Burst Open Vision
I felt like I was standing in the middle of a light bulb. All I could see was a brilliant white light, but not a blinding light. A set of cream colored French doors burst open. I didn’t see a figure or what was on the other side, but in my spirit, I knew that God was in front me. During the vision I said, “The Lord is going before me, preparing the way.” End of vision.
When the vision vanished, I knew the overall message was to follow God and run through open doors, not simply walk through them.
This vision reinforced the importance to run the race of faith and keep moving forward, not backward. If I try to run back I can hardly call it running. It’s quite challenging and it’s easy to stumble.
With God, the path is safe and steady. Progress is moving forward. God has already “made a wide path for my feet to keep them from slipping.” 2 Samuel 22:37 and Psalm 18:36
Doors in the Bible can symbolize going through a transition, leaving one thing and entering into something new (which this surely represents). It was a beautiful, ornate, double door. A door where I can expect an array [double door] of opportunities from God. This door instills joy and an excitement of what is yet to come.
Right before we moved, and after this vision, a pastor prayed over me and gave a prophetic word. He is an acquaintance and doesn’t know me personally. He didn’t know about this vision.
One part of his word from the Lord for Rick and me was that we won’t be doing the same work we have done in times past. “It will look different. It will be new,” he said.
The Lord has been gracious to confirm the same message through friends and family that were unaware of his prophetic word. God knew I would need to be reminded of this, and often.
Thankfully, I’m blessed with friends who love me enough to tell me to be patient when I’m pushing to do things in ways that make sense to me. This includes past ministries that Rick and I were part of and for the right reasons. Move when God says to, and “run to win.” I Corinthians 9:24
My prayer from this vision is that I won’t get ahead of God. I pray that I will keep my eyes on Christ and when he throws the doors wide open I won’t hesitate to run through them and with zeal. And that I will have confidence in the waiting and for what I don’t yet see. Hebrews 11:1-2
When the time comes I can be confident and break out in a sprint and know that “As for God, his way is perfect.” 2 Samuel 22:31
I will focus and follow the Light, the Light of the world, Christ Jesus. John 8:12; I John 1:5-9
How did this vision occur?
Some have visions that occur in the middle of their activities, but that has not been the case for me. The visions that I’ve experienced during the day have all appeared during times of worship and prayer. In was the same when I had this vision.
I was enjoying time with God and suddenly a picture appeared without warning and by no effort of my own. There’s no other explanation other than I was spending time in God’s presence and I had a glorious encounter with God. It’s as simple as that.
In Acts, Peter fell into a trance in the middle of the day and God opened the heavens for him to hear and see a message from God in the natural realm. Peter went up to the roof to wait while his meal was being prepared. The Bible states that his heart was focused on prayer. “Peter went up on the roof to pray.”
God chooses how he speaks to us, but there are many times we don’t recognize his voice because we’re looking for him in the conventional and limited ways we’ve been taught. God is greater than the ways our minds can conceive. He wants us to experience more of who he is.
When I had my first vision I had never looked or prayed for a vision and I definitely didn’t understand how it could happen. It just happened. I like to think that God saw a willing heart and one who was/is open to receive all of him, not just some of him.
Don't put up barriers how God operates. One way we put up barriers is when we are immediately turned off when we hear that God speaks through visions, dreams, or prophetic words. Some are turned off when a person says, “this is the Word of the Lord.”
There is a risk that we can be deceived by false prophets and teachers, but when we have an active, authentic relationship with God, we can be confident what is Truth and what is an imitation of God. Isaiah 30:10-11
How? Truth is contained in the Word of God. Know the Word and you know God. “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ...” Colossians 4:2-3
Don’t be led captive “with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. So, you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.” Colossians 2:8-10
Before Stephen was stoned to death, he gave a summary from scripture of God’s mighty hand from the Old and New Testaments. At the end of his message, Stephen had a supernatural encounter with God. “Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed steadily into heaven and saw the glory of God, and he saw Jesus standing in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 56 And he told them, “Look, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing in the place of honor at God’s right hand!” Acts 7:55-56
It is a thrill to live the Christian life. We serve a loving and generous God. and he will reveal himself to those who seek him. He will do “great and wonderful things.” Jeremiah 33:3
Be a “God-chaser” and “run to win.” I Corinthians 9:26
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” I Corinthians 9:24-27 (Photo StockSnap 2598675)
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