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The Opened Heaven

by T. Austin-Sparks

From messages given at an Easter conference in 1933. Edited and supplied by the Golden Candlestick Trust.

The Lord desires His people to live under the opened heaven; we know He does. And yet so few know the opened heaven and it is, in so many cases, because some thing, which in itself is such a petty thing in all when it is compared with the issue, some acceptance, some tradition, some fear, some false apprehension as to what it may cost, just holds back and gets in the way. If you are earthbound, if your interests even religiously are earthly, if your horizon is just that of this world, then you will never see the Lord Jesus. You will never be able to understand Him and you will never be able to enjoy fellowship with Him. You will misunderstand Him, you will misapprehend Him, you will just fall short of all the wonderful intention of God for you. May the Lord deliver us from our bondage and bring us out into the place of emancipation: an opened heaven, full fellowship with Himself, the world forever behind our backs, going on in the light with Him for His Name's sake.

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