Aether Portals were designed to look like the opposite of Nether Portals. Instead of the dark Obsidian block, the frame of an Aether Portal is built using bright Glowstone blocks. Portals were activated by using a Bucket of Water at the bottom of the portal frame, the same way one would use Flint and Steel to activate a Nether Portal.
As of newer versions, Aether Portals could be made before a player entered the Nether as Glowstone can be found easily by hunting Witches at night, or by trading with Villagers. This method wasn't very effective, as Witches are very strong and only have an uncommon chance of dropping Glowstone Dust. You needed four Glowstone Dust to make one Glowstone block. Trading with Villagers is effective, but you would have needed several Emeralds to get enough Glowstone to build a portal. You needed ten Glowstone blocks to build a portal without edges. You needed fourteen Glowstone blocks to build a full Aether portal.
You must know, that which the devil is contending over in your life is a portal. When Jesus came, He changed everything! Portals were no longer restricted to specific locations, but now, we can be carriers of heavenly portals.
The angel Ezra revealed a sigil exists, that when drawn, will open a direct portal to Heaven. The portal is apparently in the image of Metatron's Cube, however it is unknown if Metatron or God made it in the first place.
In Reichenbach, we see the sigil drawn, but there was no portal. By this, it is implied that there is an incantation or ritual to open the portal. Fallen angels, who no longer have the ability to fly, used this door to return to Heaven under Metatron's leadership. Following Metatron's imprisonment, the gates remain closed, while the angels have reclaimed Heaven. After the events of Inside Man, the angels moved the portal somewhere else as revealed in Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire.
In Funeralia, Castiel discovers the portal only lightly guarded by an inebriated Indra. Its shown that in lieu of an angel actively preventing use of the portal, one merely needs to enter the sandbox the portal is located in for it to activate and transport the user. After Castiel discovers the true state of Heaven, he returns through the portal with Naomi who states that it will be sealed until the situation is resolved one way or another. After the portal closes, Castiel picks up some of the sand from the sandbox and lets it run through his fingers.
It's definitely the coolest mod I've seen in Minecraft, and it looks like everything Sky Kingdom promises to be and more. The most obvious addition in the mod is the Aether itself, a floating island kingdom meant to be the Heaven of Minecraft, opposite the Nether (aka Hell). Like the Nether, it's accessed through a portal built inside the game, and all of the items acquired there can be used in the normal game world, as well. It's a new place full of blocks to harvest, but beyond that, the team created some wonderful additions in the Aether that make Minecraft much more RPGish.
If this intrigues you, then the technique to build the portal is to create a nether portal out of glowstone and put a bucket of water in either of the two bottom corners. Careful, however, because this is not all a beautiful utopia.
That is all there is to know about making portals in Minecraft. So, to address the main topic, as of now, there is no provision for heaven in Minecraft. However, there are Minecraft mods for just about everything.
Too close because many of the beliefs that group members held are similar to those found in more mainstream religions. Belief in a heavenly father. Belief in the importance of the soul over the body. Belief that they were engaged in the eternal fight of good versus evil. Belief in salvation, in an afterlife somewhere up there. Belief in end times.
Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. There above it stood the Lord, and he said: I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. Genesis 28:10-13
There is a continuum in space between the heavenly dwelling and the earthly one in the sense that they are like the upstairs and downstairs of the same building. The earthly temple can be thought of as actually existing in the heavenly realm. The temple is a place in both worlds, just as the grave is a place both on earth and in the netherworld.
The views from the cave are quite plain, and it is always crowded, and hard to find a good place for photos. So it's only really worth doing to say you've "climbed the stairway to heaven" and "knocked on Heaven's Door".
Psalms 78:21-23- Therefore the LORD heard this and was furious; So a fire was kindled against Jacob, And anger also came up against Israel, 22 Because they did not believe in God, And did not trust in His salvation. 23 Yet He had commanded the clouds above, And opened the doors of heaven,
Ezekiel 1:1- 1 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the River Chebar, that the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.
Deuteronomy 28:12- 12 The Lord will open to you His good [a]treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.
In the midst of this season, even when the entire world is under lockdown, the Holy Spirit is saying that heaven are not locked down. In these days, I will increase the anointing upon your life. I will give you visions and dreams. I will release new gifting from within you.
Songs that will be relevant for ever, certain sermons, certain messages, certain business ideas and certain plans, God is releasing over the church through open heavens. It is not through your abilities and reasoning but by the Holy Spirit.
Isaiah 45:8- Rain down, you heavens, from above, And let the skies pour down righteousness; Let the earth open, let them bring forth salvation, And let righteousness spring up together. I, the Lord, have created it.
There is a supernatural unique grace that God is releasing upon all those who minister with me. A RAIN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS will be sent forth through open heavens. Not to walk in sin but walk in victory over sin.
Mathew 3:16- 6 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and [a]He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.
Acts 10:10-11- 10 Then he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance 11 and saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth.
In the Pulse of Spirit last week, I suggested that in the structure of reality, including our own individual reality, there is what scientists name as a black hole at the core. There is a massive gravitational force at the center of us, around which our human world revolves. There is a portal as well, just as there is a portal in a black hole in space.
Windows of heaven? Sounds like a portal to ascension to me. Here is a picture of substance brought into the portal, something ascending through the portal into the dwelling place of the Divine. And where does the Divine live? In heaven.
Through the prophet Malachi, the Divine is asking human beings to bring that substance deliberately. The portal to ascension has gravitational drawing power. It has the ability to draw up into ascension the substance of human experience. That is what lifts human experience. We cannot do that in our own human strength, even though this process of ascension takes our conscious participation.
Bring the substance of your life into the portal. Not the whole thing, unless you are ready to get totally sucked up into heaven right now. While we are here on earth, there is substance ascending. Matter is transforming into energy. And energy is becoming consciousness at higher and higher levels. We might know, from firsthand experience, that we have to be willing to play our part in that. We have to open ourselves consciously to that possibility. And when it happens, there is meat in the house. There is substance in heaven that was not there before.
We might think of heaven as not relying on us. After all, from the perspective of some religions, we are just poor sinners. Surely, we have nothing to offer to heaven. But according to Malachi, what is in heaven, at least as far as we are concerned, depends on what we allow to ascend into it. And when we do, there is substance in the house of heaven as it relates to us. There is the capacity for a blessing to be poured out from heaven.
The more we become as nothing, the more we are filled with the presence of the Divine from out of the portal. The more we become as nothing, the easier it is to bring the substance of our living into the heavenly storehouse. When we become as nothing, we are not clinging to the substance of our life. We are no longer taking it personally. We no longer worry about our human experience, trying to improve it or criticize it. We are not ashamed of it.
In becoming no one, we become someone. We become who we are in reality, bringing the power, the presence, the gifts, the blessing, through the portal, allowing heaven to stream through our human experience, filling us, overflowing from us and into our world. 041b061a72