"Have You Been Asking God for an Open Heaven? 
This Is your Answer. Don't Waste it."
Prophetic Inheritance Word - Ephesians 3:14-21

 By Graham Cooke

 April 25, 2003 - East Hill Church, Gresham, OR
 (From: "[Rivermail]" sdayton@northwest.com)

"Ephesians 3:14-21 is your inheritance word for the next season of your life.

"Now when you get an inheritance word, this is what you don't do: You don't read anything else for at least three months, you only read Ephesians 3:14-21. Six months if you like.

 "Your journey of these next three to six months is to immerse yourself in the love of God everyday so that you become full of it in your head, your heart, the way you speak, the way you see yourself.

"Over these next three to six months let me tell you what's going to happen. You're going to lose your poor self-image. You are going to get free of your history -- not by having to go through counseling or deliverance. Something is just going to fall away from you because the love of God is going to come in. There is going to be a divine outpouring of the love of God that's going to cause a displacement of all that wounds you currently. The best thing you can do in order to receive it quickly is get rid of any grudges, any bitterness you've got. Be really sensible here. Get rid of all the stuff that may stop anything. Just choose to forgive. The best way to get rid of resentment is to choose to forgive, and ask God to bless people. Get rid of everything, clear the decks, open yourself because God is going to baptize you in His love in this next season, and that is prophetic....

This Is Your Inheritance Word . . .

Ephesians 3:14-21 -    For this reason I bow my knees to the Father from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name.

"That's you and your family, that's pretty cool, hey?

That God will grant you, according to the riches of His glory, that you in this next season will be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith and that you, becoming rooted and grounded in love, are going to be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth, length, height and depth, and you are going to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge.

"Why? Because in this next season you are going to start to get filled up with the fullness of God, and you are going to come to a place where you know that He is able to do far more abundantly beyond anything that we can ask or think, because there is a power that's going to be working in you.

"And I'm going to say this to you prophetically. God is going to make up for lost time. In fact, God is going to redeem the time that you have wasted. Now some of that time has been wasted because you've been part of a religious system that hasn't really disclosed the glory and majesty of heaven, but that's all changing anyway.

The Dream of God Is Going To Be Coming To You

"You may have been Christians for 30 years and never really understood the magnitude of God's love. He's going to make up for that time. You need to receive this with a childlike simplicity, but I'm as serious as a heart attack right now. God is going to come to you in this next season and it's going to be the stuff of dreams -- beyond your ability to imagine even now -- beyond almost your capacity to receive it. God is going to do something so monumental, so incredible, so astonishing, so, marvelous, so outrageous, it's going to change the way you think about everything forever, because the dream of God is going to come to you. The dream of God for you is that you would be someone that is so immersed and fully engaged with the majesty of everything that He feels about you. That is His goal for you. So you are going to be overwhelmed. So it is His goal to overwhelm you, to get past all that logic, reason, intellect, or lack of it, and to touch your heart in such a way like you've never been touched before. This whole next season is supposed to be full of wonder for you. You're going to have to learn to live like a much-loved child. Anybody who doesn't want that, could you just please leave quietly?

. . . Cultivate An Expectancy For The Love of God

"Now understand this. Once we anoint you with oil this evening, you have to cooperate. You have to fully engage as though your life depended on it. Give everything in this season to believing God... Tonight we are going to anoint you to come into a place you should always have been living in, the amazing love of God. That's your journey this next season -- to interpret everything in the love of God...you're going to cultivate an expectancy for the love of God.... So all of you that are on a Bible reading plan, tough, there's always next year. Just relax and let me read it to you again...

"Let me paraphrase:

The Lord would say...that He is going to grant you according to the riches of all that He has and is, and He is going to strengthen you in this next season with power through His Spirit, in your inner man. Your inner man is going to become totally alive to God in a way that it never has been before. You are going to become radically amazed by who God is, and wants to be for you.

"Christ is going to start living in your heart in a way that He hasn't done for very many years, and you're going to know what it is to have faith -- more faith than you'll know what to do with.

"God is going to root and ground you in His love in such a way that what God does in this next season will live in you for the rest of your life. And it will grow. And it will cause you to grow to be the man and the woman that God most wants you to be. And you are going to start understanding, like all the saints what is the real breadth, length, height and depth, to be fully encompassed, engaged, and immersed in the majesty of the love of Christ for you. You are going to know that love in such a way it's going to be almost beyond your capacity to understand and articulate. But you're going to be filled and God is going to teach you how to live as a person filled with the fullness of God. You are going to come to a place in your childlike simplicity that you know that you know that you know that He is able to do far more abundantly beyond anything you can ask or think.


"This Is A Season I Want You To Fully Engage With Me, Because I Fully Intend To Engage With You"

"You're going to learn to live in the outrageous goodness of the majesty of the love of God. I'll tell you, no one is going to be safe from a blessing where you're concerned, because you're going to be a giver. You're going to take that out into the streets, the highways and the byways, and the love that you carry is going to change things in people and situations all around you. You're going to be a magnificent agent for change because that which flows through you gives you such confidence in who God is that you can bring God into any situation that you encounter, knowing that He will show up because you are His much loved child. And there is a power that is going to work in you. It's called confidence. He is going to get an immeasurable amount of glory through your life, your heart, your childlike simplicity. You're going to carry a weight of glory towards heaven. People are going to see Him in you. People are going to be touched by Him in you.

"And the Lord says to you, 'This is a season I want you to fully engage with me, because I fully intend to engage with you.' This is a season to be whole-hearted -- not half-hearted, not lukewarm, but fully engaged because your very life depends on it.

"There is a season here where all that heaven has stored up for you is going to start to flow out towards you. That doesn't mean God is going to buy you all a Cadillac or a new house. But He might want you to buy somebody else a Cadillac or a new house.

"This is about you becoming the son and the daughter you were always meant to be. This is a season where you can receive a divine acceleration in the majesty of the love of God.


Agreeing In Prayer

"So Father I pray in the name of Jesus, Holy Spirit, thank you so much for being present with us. Only you can make this work. and I sense in my heart how excited you are because you've waited so long to pour things out upon us, to get us into the place of desperation where we can receive fullness and not just measure.  "So I pray you will pour yourself out upon us from this moment forward, that we could live in all that Jesus has set aside for each one of us, in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[A few words were removed for brevity. Nothing removed from content. Does not include prayer during anointing session.]

Receive The Majesty of the Love of God

Here are some of the things Graham said during the anointing session: He had ministry team people anoint each person with oil, and pray for each to "receive the majesty of the love of God."

"Some of you need to buy yourself a journal because God is going to start showing you things about himself. Everything He shows you, everything the Holy Spirit opens up to you in revelation you're supposed to have an experience of it. There is going to be a marriage of the word and your experience of it in the Holy Spirit....

"Father, let this be the beginning of days, a time for a fresh anointing...a new marriage of word and spirit. Lord, release to us that we are people of promise.... We are going to be filled up with all the fullness of Christ. You're going to radically change our minds, radically change our hearts....

"Confidence is going to start to fill your heart...."It's going to be glorious because it was always supposed to be glorious.

 "Some of you are going to hear angels saying, 'I bring you tidings of great joy...'

 You're Going to Be People Who Live Amazed . . .

Everything that you need (will be supplied)..."You'll learn to give it away... pressed down shaken together... You are the majestic, the wonderful people of God. "Your role in the earth is to represent the Supreme Being...

"You're going to be people who live amazed...

"You'll overcome in ways you've never overcome before...Those areas are going to fall... you're going to learn and discover the fullness of the majesty of God's love. You're supposed to be overwhelmed by the majesty of His love. You'll come to a place where nothing is impossible.

"That's what we're anointing you for this evening....

"Beloved this is big, because in all of this you're supposed to be big.... You carry with you a stature into the earth, 'this is who God is...'

"More than you need, bigger than you think, this is big. It's like bigger than big. It's really big, because you're supposed to get big with this, to be filled up with it, filled up with all that majesty, that sovereignty....


How Many Of You Have Been Asking God For An Open Heaven?
This Is Your Answer.  Don't Waste it.


"I pray tonight there will be dreams. When we wake up in the morning, may it be like the first day we got saved. That newness, that freshness. Don't you dare let go of this...He is so intentional about this. He is so serious about this. This is your moment. This is the opportunity of a lifetime. When the opportunity of a lifetime comes, make sure you act in the lifetime of that opportunity. Don't let a second go to waste.

"Get together in small groups so you can study together, pray together. What is the first thing God wants to overwhelm with His love? Talk about it, read it together. Do everything you have to do to cooperate with the Holy Spirit because this is your golden moment...your breakthrough...

"Be sensible. Don't do it by yourself. Find someone to believe with. Study it together, get excited together. Keep pressing in. There is a window of opportunity here, don't waste it...


"How many of you in recent times have been asking God for an open heaven?
"This is your answer. Don't waste it."


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