Releasing Heaven’s Bounty

David CerulloBy David CerulloApril 6, 20227 Minutes

Genesis 28 tells the intriguing story of a spectacular dream Jacob had one night in a barren place, far from his home: “He dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending
on it”
(v. 12).

I’m sure this dream got Jacob’s attention right away. But what did it mean? First of all, the ladder between Heaven and earth showed Jacob a powerful and life-changing truth:

The resources of Heaven are a lot closer than we think!

Too often, Believers view Heaven as some distant and inaccessible place, with no impact on our lives until after we die. But Jacob’s dream showed him there is constant activity taking place between Heaven and earth! Because of that, amazing miracles are possible, including financial breakthroughs, physical healings, and restored relationships.

After Jacob witnessed this startling interaction between Heaven and earth, the Lord promised to give him that land and said, “In you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed” (v. 14).

Jacob’s encounter with the Lord impacted him so greatly that he declared the spot to be a special sanctuary of God’s presence:

“Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it…How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven” (vs. 16-17).

In the physical realm, this piece of ground was just a desolate section of desert. But Jacob dedicated it as a special place…the very gate of Heaven!

My friend, this is God’s purpose for your life as well! He wants to bless you and make you a blessing (Genesis 12:2)––not only for your descendants, but also to bless the nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Perhaps this seems like an impossible mission, but God promises to be with you all along the way, just as He promised Jacob: “I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you” (Genesis 28:15). God will be faithful to complete the work He’s started in you (Philippians 1:6)!

Opening the Gate for Others

What was true for Jacob is also true for us today. God opens “gates of Heaven” in our lives through which He pours out His blessings…provision…healing…deliverance… guidance…breakthroughs…joy—and whatever else we may need!

As we draw near to Him “in the secret place” (Psalm 91:1), the Lord wants to touch our lives with Heaven’s supernatural bounty and healing power. No wonder the Bible promises that “those who seek the LORD shall not lack ANY good thing” (Psalm 34:10).

And once we experience the amazing resources God pours out through His Heavenly gateway, we’ll want to share those blessings to bless and impact others. God’s love moves on our hearts, and we respond by sending out His hope, healing, and salvation to a lost and needy world.

Jesus said to ask the Father for an ever-increasing measure of His Heavenly Kingdom to be unveiled through our lives on earth: “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). Is there great abundance in Heaven? Absolutely! But God wants to use us to release some of that abundance to meet needs on earth.

Remember: The prosperity message is not just about your personal comfort or luxury—it’s about manifesting the blessings and abundance of Heaven to be a blessing to others. In Heaven there is no poverty, sickness, sin, or strife, and we should “seek first” that kind of Heavenly lifestyle, for ourselves and whatever circle of influence God gives us (Matthew 6:33).

The Kingdom Is at Hand!

Jesus didn’t just talk about or preach about the Kingdom of Heaven—He demonstrated it! Rather than a faraway place that is only relevant after we die, Jesus described the Heavenly Kingdom as being “at hand” (Matthew 4:17):

  • Do you need a financial breakthrough? Heaven’s bounty is at hand!
  • Do you need God’s touch in your body? Heaven’s healing power is at hand!
  • Do you need victory over an addiction or oppression from the enemy? Heaven’s army is at hand to triumph over the powers of darkness!

The resources of Heaven are near you today, and all you have to do is receive them by faith:

The righteousness of faith speaks in this way, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down from above) or, “‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (Romans 10:6-8).

God wants to bless you through His Heavenly portals, enabling you to help fill the earth with the knowledge of His glory as the waters cover the sea (Habakkuk 2:14). Souls in eternity will be grateful the Lord blessed you with overflowing abundance!

Your friend and partner to reach the Lost,

David Cerullo