Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Ladder

A ladder is a vehicle of access that is in two places at the same time; where you are and where you want to be. Jacob saw just such a ladder that connected the earth to heaven and angels were going up and down it. 'Ascending and descending', the order of their activity is important -up to heaven to get us what we need, coming down to deliver it to those who believed.

In John 1:51 Jesus identified Himself to Nathanael as Jacob's ladder, the One who provides us with access to the heavenly realm. He also told Nathanael that 'you shall see heaven open'. When Jesus lives inside us we have an 'internal Jacob's Ladder', a vehicle of access enabling us to be two places at the same time, here on earth, and in the heavens, where we want to be. Heaven is open. Help yourselves to all that God has to offer! What do you think? Does that make sense?


  1. An internal Jacob's Ladder... thats deep. How can I grow in the weight of my experience with this? As I practice ascending and descending, will I grow in how much I can bring heaven to those who believe (on earth)?

  2. John,

    Great question. One thought I have is that we must truly believe that we do have access to the realm of heaven and all it contains.

    Another thought I have is that we need to learn how to subjectively access that realm. A number of years ago as I was preaching on the kingdom of heaven being 'at hand', I felt led to encourage everyone there to reach into the realm of the heavens and lay hold of what they needed. At least 2 people got real miracles on the spot.

    I know that may sound odd, but we need to move in the Spirit enough to learn how to function effectively in that realm.


  3. Robin,

    Cool... what I appreciate about the message you have been writing about is that you are giving fresh language to a "blurred subject" in the present American church... your language is making it discoverable. Its as if you have reached into the realm of the heavens and got language to describe how to move in the realm of the heavens...

    I am going to continue to process and practice. Thanks for imparting.

  4. Thanks for the insight, Robin. I am encouraged to, by faith, lay hold of what has already been provided for us. I really appreciate your insights, and am grateful for you sharing them in your blog. - Steve Hogan