Experiencing the Heavenly Realm – Keys to Accessing Supernatural Encounters
By: Judy Franklin and Beni Johnson,
Reviewed By: Richard R. Blake
An Invitation to Encounter God in New and Deeper Ways – With a Heart Anchored in another World
“Experiencing the Heavenly Realm – Keys to Accessing Supernatural Encounters” is centered on the theme of invitation. Firstly, it is an invitation to encounter God and His love in new and deeper ways. Secondly it is Judy Franklin’s invitation to the reader to learn from lessons she learned along the way in her spiritual journey, supernatural experiences, and visions while accessing God in heavenly places. The book is designed to experience spiritual growth, and to a new realization of the power of prayer available to believers today.
In this new expanded edition, Beni Johnson’s first chapter “Healing the Whole Man” challenges the reader to recognize that God wants to connect with us, by laying aside the entanglements that keep us from experiencing these heavenly encounters.
The first eight chapters include activation exercises designed to help you, the reader, to “engage with the Holy Spirit and invite the presence of heaven into your life.” I started my own Encounter Journal to discover what it means to lay aside all the entanglements holding me back from entering into God’s rest, to experience a new awareness of His love and of His presence.
Judy Franklin preserves the beauty and innocence of a childlike faith; while exploring and interpreting the deeper hidden mysteries of God in light of the basic tenants of the church. Judy also relates lessons learned from object lessons, and symbols revealed in her visions, of spiritual healing, evangelism, and the ministry of intercessory prayer. Her visions and experiences are reminiscent of the Old Testament prophets and the New Testament visions of the Apostles, Peter, John, and Paul.
The book includes sincere testimonies of men and women, from every walk of life, who have had their own heavenly encounters. Beni Johnson brings an additional challenge and invitation, for the reader to understand from the scriptures that it’s “God’s intention to take us into His realm to uncover his glorious mysteries…to experience God’s love and be changed into His likeness.”
“Experiencing the Heavenly Realm” is for those willing to risk believing in a big God – for those hungering to know God personally, in an interactive unique relationship. The lessons learned will linger in the hearts and thoughts of the reader long after closing the last page of the final chapter.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.
Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768410488. – $ 16.99, 2016, 218 Pages