I have heard this phrase bandied around for about the last 10-15 years and I am wondering how it originated and if it has any scriptural basis.

My own belief is that in the light of the cross and the finished work of Christ, it is always an open heaven and God is always accessible everywhere.

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    where have you heard it? can you give further context?
    – depperm
    Commented Nov 15, 2017 at 16:23
  • I have heard it used in Anglican renewal meetings, non affiliated charismatic meetings and also in mainstream Pentecostal meetings.
    – user38924
    Commented Nov 15, 2017 at 16:38
  • In what context? Commented Nov 15, 2017 at 21:24
  • Sorry, usually in the context of end of meeting "ministry" times., i.e. "Tonight is an open heaven, a special anointing, the Spirit is here, come and be healed, come and be set free" etc.
    – user38924
    Commented Nov 15, 2017 at 22:06

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It's a term used to describe the revelation of something the Holy Spirit showed them in a dream or a word of knowledge.

  • As I thought then, sort of spiritual fake news, as it's always an open heaven because of the cross. God is always there for us, not just special times or places.
    – user38924
    Commented Nov 16, 2017 at 9:20
  • @ColinAmey Anyone can claim there is an 'open heaven' above their own particular meeting or gathering. But the heavens were opened only above Christ himself.
    – Nigel J
    Commented Nov 16, 2017 at 11:51
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    Can you please edit this to provide some references to quotes to support your answer?
    – curiousdannii
    Commented Nov 16, 2017 at 11:53

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