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Peace With Heaven - Open communion with God

© George Hartwell M.Sc., 2003

Scripture: "After this I looked, and lo, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, whcih I had heard addressed to me like a war trumpet, said, Come up here..." Revelation 4:1
       "your sons and your daughters shall prophesy and your young shall see visions (that is divinely granted appearances), and your old men shall dream (divinely suggested) dreams.." Acts 2:17
      "I will watch to see what He will say within me" Habakkuk
      "I saw Yahweh sitting upon a throne high and lifted up ... Then said I, Woe is me!For I am undone and ruined, because I am a man of unclean lips, and dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lipes; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Hosts." Isaiah 6:1, 5.

      In the last few months people in Listening Prayer Therapy sessions have had divinely granted visions of heaven or of a waiting place on the way to heaven. I am being drawn in to a sense of the nearness of heaven if we woul open our imagination to divine inspiration and the presence of Jesus. These experiences are beyond what I imagined when I developed the "Peace with Heaven" prayer format.

Peace With Heaven is a format for Christian Inner Healing through Listening Prayer Therapy used to open up communion with God.

Goal:  to be close to God, to be at peace with God, and to have open communion with God by removing obstacles to communication between us and God.

[Proclamation] Declare: "Jesus is my Lord and Savior and I want to know God, to open up communion with God the Father, to be close, to be able to listen to God through you, Jesus."

To set up this healmylife prayer encounter imagine a place of worship close to the throne room of God. 

Let this scene be deep purple for royalty and majesty. In this picture you are bowing to the ground in worship.

Allow yourself to sense to be near to the power center of the universe - the source of life, creativity, beauty, love, wisdom and law. God's holiness as a consuming fire burns all sin. God's health destroys all sickness. of God. Here is the source of life, creativity, beauty and health in your world.

As you worship ask yourself if there is anything that you have held back from God. Ask God if there is something that you are still hanging on to besides Him? Tell Him you are prepared to give everything to Him. What are the blocks to communion?

Listen for His response. Notice what you hear, see, feel and sense. You may discover what the obstacle is between you and God. If can do so with all your heart, release it to Him.

If you sense peace then receive that sign with joy. Delight in the communion between you and God. Thank Him for that.

Open communication indicates complete dedication. No holding back. You are prepared to give to God control of everything in your life. This is to be total worship - everything you are, have or will be is given over to God.

This requires some soul searching. You need to know yourself. Unfortunately we don't know ourselves. "The heart is wicked and deceitful above all else. Who can know it?" We don't know what we are withholding from God.

Every worship service is dedicated to this purpose for this is worship - total homage to a king; total submission, total offering of all that we are and hold dear. Notice how the worship music picks up this theme.

Before worship make an inventory of all that you have and are and plan to be. During worship picture placing all this before the throne of God as an act of worship. Express your love with a full heart.

Let God reveal if there are any barriers to communication. Are you clinging to something other than God? Do you trust something other than God? Do you give Him complete sovereignty over your life? Is He the mighty king of your life?

The early Methodists believed that God granted a seal of peace when communication was open.