My relationship with Judy Franklin now spans several years. In that period I have been enriched every time she shares with me the transcendent encounters that she has had with the Father. Mystics are often dismissed by those that are content to remain in their safe and shallow streams of spiritual understanding. They are deemed as pushing the envelope too much with their ethereal and perceived esoteric experiences. I have known Judy to be very careful and committed as she seeks scriptural verification from those she has esteemed to be students of scripture. In this her maiden voyage into the publishing arena she invites all of us to ascend into the heavenly realm of revelation to breathe the fresh air of the Father's unconditional love. You will be taken far above the polluted atmosphere of near-sighted religious ideas. The transparency of her testimony and subsequent discoveries of the Father's indescribable compassion will cause you to hunger for more. Randall Worley
Experiencing Heavenly realms is a timely book written out of Judy Franklin's rich experience in God. It is full of revelation that is uncomplicated, yet deeply rooted in Godly wisdom. Most importantly, this book reflects the hunger of a woman with a passion to experience all that heaven has to offer. After reading the manuscript, I was reminded of the Father's heart for humanity and His desire for us to see into the heavenly realm. Caution! This book is highly contagious with the love of God and could be dangerous to causal Christianity.
All those beliefs are not physically seen by us today. We believe Jesus accomplished these things in the spiritual realm when He lived in the physical realm on earth. We know that we, too, need to believe in this physical realm to be welcomed into His spiritual realm. Thus, it is faith that confirms to our hearts that we will be going to a very real place called heaven someday. The Bible is filled with references to the heavenly realm or a place that is invisible to our eyes physically today, yet very real in its existence. We believe with the eyes of our heart, instead of with the eyes in our head. There have been others who were able to see with their physical eyes into the spiritual realm.
But we do hit opposition. We need to understand that the battle is not against flesh and blood but against powers in the heavenly places. As we begin to get a revelation of spiritual warfare, we will begin to understand how the enemy moves against us in the physical realm.
Most of us will never see an angel nor a demon as long as we walk this earth. These spirit beings live in heavenly realms, tending to matters outside of our sphere of experience. Supernatural appearances are rare, yet throughout history, there have been fascinating stories of angel encounters and terrifying tales of demonic activity. Some of these stories reek of self-serving sensationalism while others are perfectly plausible.
According to Buddhist cosmology the universe is impermanent and beings transmigrate through several existential \"planes\" in which this human world is only one \"realm\" or \"path\". These are traditionally envisioned as a vertical continuum with the heavens existing above the human realm, and the realms of the animals, hungry ghosts and hell beings existing beneath it. According to Jan Chozen Bays in her book, Jizo: Guardian of Children, Travelers, and Other Voyagers, the realm of the asura is a later refinement of the heavenly realm and was inserted between the human realm and the heavens. One important Buddhist heaven is the Trāyastriṃśa, which resembles Olympus of Greek mythology.
God invites and wants to bring you into a heavenly experiencewith Him now, so that your life will be a prophetic message thatcarries supernatural substance. Revivalist Todd Bentley inspiresyou to develop a kingdom now mindset; by exploring the keys totearing open the heavens in your life and ministry. As you readthis book, you'll come under a powerful anointing to walk daily inthe reality of the supernatural as a vessel for miracles, signs,and wonders. Even though this book is about the supernatural realm,the underlying theme is deeper intimacy with God. The Reality ofthe Supernatural World will inspire you to believe in a bigger Godthan you have ever known!
Recognize sex as part of this spirituality. Feeling guilty or embarrassed Please don't. Sex is fantastic, wonderful, amazing, natural, wild, erotic, and awesome. With consenting partners and within the realms of both people's boundaries, sex should occur freely.
Now, the gifts of the Spirit are diverse: while He calls some to give clear witness to the desire for a heavenly home and to keep that desire green among the human family, He summons others to dedicate themselves to the earthly service of men and to make ready the material of the celestial realm by this ministry of theirs. Yet He frees all of them so that by putting aside love of self and bringing all earthly resources into the service of human life they can devote themselves to that future when humanity itself will become an offering accepted by God.(14)
It is impossible to begin this lecture without again expressing my deep appreciation to the Nobel Committee of the Norwegian Parliament for bestowing upon me and the civil rights movement in the United States such a great honor. Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meaning can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart. Such is the moment I am presently experiencing. I experience this high and joyous moment not for myself alone but for those devotees of nonviolence who have moved so courageously against the ramparts of racial injustice and who in the process have acquired a new estimate of their own human worth. Many of them are young and cultured. Others are middle aged and middle class. The majority are poor and untutored. But they are all united in the quiet conviction that it is better to suffer in dignity than to accept segregation in humiliation. These are the real heroes of the freedom struggle: they are the noble people for whom I accept the Nobel Peace Prize.
Mary's role in the work of salvation is unique, unrepeatable, and essential: in virtue of her \"yes\" to the angel Gabriel (see Lk 1:26 ff.), as first in the order of grace, Christ was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit in her womb. At that very instant is found the first moment of the redemption of humankind, for the Son of God had assumed an individual human nature to himself within her precious, holy womb; God and man were united, and thus men were raised to the heavenly realm. In virtue of Mary's \"yes\" to the salvific plan of God, Christ was born into the world and a wondrous unity of God and man became a reality. History would never be the same.
Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that she might be the more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and conqueror of sin and death\" (LG 59). The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is a singular participation in her Son's Resurrection and an anticipation of the resurrection of other Christians. (CCC 966) It is important to note that Pius XII was not inventing new belief; on the contrary, he was defining what already existed as an element of the life consciousness of the Church, as a matter of the Christian faith. To follow are two examples that show the Assumption is indeed a longstanding part of the content of the divine faith of the Church:
There are other reasons why the dogma of the Assumption is important, one such being that the Church, as well as all other Christians who die in the friendship of God, are destined to follow Mary's path of assumption into the heavenly realm. Everyone who dies in God's grace is predestined to assumption into eternal communion with the Tripersonal God. The divine plan for men is unending, glorious union with God in the Beatific Vision! It is sweet and holy Mary who, as she led the way in bringing Christ into the world, so too leads the way as Christians are brought to their final end in God. 153554b96e