The Open Heaven was birthed in the heart of Pastor Gabriel in late 2017. The vision of this night was to gather pastors and churches of the Western NY and surrounding region, and begin to intercede and prophesy over it. We understand that the corporate unity of pastors and churches leads to a move of God and a shift in the region.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV)
14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Praise and Worship: We begin the night with praise and worship. As we enter His gates with thanksgiving, song will begin to move the heart of God and raise the level of expectation of the people. Since the atmosphere is prophetic, we also believe in prophetic song and declarations, which can be birthed at any moment and announce what God is doing and will do in the region.
Intercession: Pastors take the part and begin to intercede over the region. As the covering for their particular churches, pastors serve as the loudest and most constant voice of prayer over their churches. Each pastor prays strategically over other churches, pastors, ministries, against violence and the breaking of darkness of the region. After tearing down, other pastors begin to decree and declare, also including prophetic declarations.
Prophetic Activation: Part of the night is dedicated to activating others in prophecy, the baptism of the Holy Spirit and an increase burden for intercession. We understand that just praying for the night is great and opens the heavens, but if you place the burden on all to do it continuously, we can keep the heavens open for extended periods of time.
These components will lead to opening the heavens over our region and seeing a true move of God in every church and ministry in the surrounding area.