The Day After

I had a vision during Easter Service. An overwhelming sense of awe fell on me that I was part of the whole world singing Heaven’s song, people from every tongue, tribe, and nation praising the Risen Son. I saw the Lord’s hand sweeping around the globe as we sang in different time zones. He was fanning the flame of our worship and devotion. 

Then as we continued in worship, I saw three openings in three distinct places. God is still unpacking this vision for me, but I want to release what I have so far. 

I saw in detail:

the opening of the flesh of Jesus. 

the opening of the veil to the Holy of Holies.

the opening of the tomb.

In my first attempt to put human words around the revelation, I strained to find the right word, was it ripping? Tearing? The ripping of his body and the blood that poured out, the tearing of the dense fabric of separation, the angels ripping the stone away…But the vision was not violent. 

Finally, the right word came. The Lord was opening new levels to us. 

Because we know God to be so precise, so intimately involved in the details, there is no accident that these three openings took place at this time and location in history.

These openings represent places of bondage and oppression. Places where we experience separation, fear, and hiding.  Jesus enveloped these places with His love and they became doorways of new life with Him.

Freed from Self

I have been crucified with Christ goes the verse and the hymn. In the vision, the Lord showed me with the opening of His flesh, the blood that poured out, He opened the pathway for our healing and wholeness. The curse of mankind, the obsession with self, and curse we experience in our body, has been overcome and opened up for us. He poured through our humanity to reveal a different reality.

In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.’ Luke 22:20

Freed From The Law

Which leads to the second opening. The veil was opened from top to bottom. After freeing us from the bondage of our humanity, God removed the dividing line between us and His Presence. He invited us into His holiness, forever. Our connection to Him is opened, forever. 

No performance. No pretending. No hiding. No bartering. 

So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. Hebrews 4:14-16 NLT

Freed From the Earth

The empty tomb opens up all the possibilities of Heaven. If ever there were a doorway, this is it! The empty tomb is where Heaven’s ways overcome not only the unseen demonic realm but the seen earthly realm. Jesus opened for us the way of the Holy Spirit and the power of heaven released through us. On earth as is in Heaven becomes our reality through the cross, the veil, and the empty tomb. 

These openings we celebrated on Easter are not just for holiday ritual purposes. They are the roadmap we follow, the engine of our lives, and the very breath in our lungs. The days after Resurrection Sunday call us to even greater things through this beautiful God.