Monday, February 25, 2019

Ultimate Reality

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…

"Ultimate Reality"

   What is reality?  In simple terms, anything that actually exists is real.  The God who originated all things did not make illusions, but rather a creation that exists with such genuineness of substance that it cannot cease to be.

  "I know that whatsoever God doeth, it shall be forever.  Nothing can be put to it nor anything taken from it, and God doeth it that men should fear before Him" (Ecclesiastes 3:14).

    Let us consider the matter further.  What is ultimate reality?   A good working definition is that ultimate reality is anything that existed when nothing else existed.  Again, this directs us to the living and true God, as revealed in the Bible.

   "Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever Thou hadst formed the earth or the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God" (Psalm 90:2).

   Our Lord exists as the only uncreated, eternal, and self existent Essence of reality, truth, and being.  He had no beginning.  He will have no end.  And He alone "Is" in the sense of requiring no one or nothing else to maintain His actuality.  "I AM" proclaimed the Lord to Moses.  "HE IS" concurred the Psalmist.  "THOU ART" confess all who bow before the Holy One who made and sustains our own being and reality (Exodus 3:14; I Chronicles 16:14; Psalm 86:10).  

   What is the significance of this truth?  Eternity will not suffice in fully revealing the answer.  Again, the God of ultimate reality is eternal.  He is also infinite in His everlasting substance.  Thus, regardless of how much we discover of His being, glory, character, nature, and way, His reality beckons us to come further, climb higher, dive deeper.  Such contemplation should first cast to our knees and faces, even as the Apostle John "fell at His feet as dead" when He saw the glorious Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 1:17).  Subsequently, we find our hearts filled and thrilled with prospect, possibility, and potential.  In this holy moment and forevermore, the God of glorious reality calls us to know Him better, to understand His truth more, and to be blessed beyond measure by our discovery.  A prayerful heart, a frequently pondered and remembered Bible, fellowship with like-hearted believers, and the expectant realization that we "live and move and have our being" in Reality - Ultimate Reality - prepares us for the journey of a lifetime, and forevermore (Acts 17:28).  

There is no end to the quest we know,
forever beckons on.
For we soar in skies so bright and blue,
above all clouds of storm.

Yes, we fly into the heart of God
 as in His Son we trust.
And earth will soon be nothing more
than long forgotten dust.

So spread your wings and catch the wind
o journeyman of hope,
and race toward horizons blessed 
with those who also know

That the quest of hearts is Jesus,
He is our shining sun.
It matters not how far we've come,
the journey's just begun.

"Thy throne is established from old.  Thou art from everlasting."
(Psalm 93:2)
"Call unto Me and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not."
(Jeremiah 33:3)

Weekly Memory Verse
  "Call unto Me and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not."
(Jeremiah 33:3)

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