Greetings and good morning brothers and sisters This is Dr. James Perry continuing with our series where we seek to explore the deeper meanings of our relationship with Jesus Christ. Over the years, the heavenly Father has revealed many revelations of spiritual truth to me, and I want to share them with you. This morning we seek to understand divine reality.
And now, sit back and listen to today's message.
The Divine Reality
"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John, Chapter 8, Verse 32.
Divine reality is characterized by unity in all its parts. It is this unity that makes it one. The source of all reality is the Universal Father. Divine reality is total, absolute, infinite, and perfect, notwithstanding that it is manifested on several levels.
All of these levels are unified by the unifying quality called divinity. On a personal level, this means perfect beings operating on different levels of universe reality with oneness of purpose. On the finite level, this unity is represented by Jesus the Son of God who incarnated in the flesh to reveal the Father to us.
Finite reality is characterized by the perfect and the perfecting. Perfecting reality means growth, having an origin other than perfect. The great drive of the imperfect is the achievement of perfection-Divine Reality. The other than perfect state also implies the possibility of error and evil, the embracing of other than divine reality. From the human point of view, it is a matter of beginning in trial and error, progressing through spiritual insight, and terminating with the attainment of divine reality-truth.
Only divine reality is perceived in its wholeness. All other reality is partial, incomplete, and often conflicting. As reality is viewed by any two different people, it will vary depending on each of their perspective. The observer will have an entirely different interpretation of reality than the one being observed. When reality is interpreted in contexts of the parts rather than the whole, that reality can be no more than partial, perhaps even evil, sinful, or iniquitous.
The Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man is the essence of divine reality. Man progressively realizes this reality as he strives to make real the Fatherhood of God, and the brotherhood of man by treating every man and woman as he perceives that Jesus would treat them.
The Father uses all possible means consistent with the free will choice of man to bring him into this reality. First, there are the spiritual leadings. When man fails to heed the spiritual leadings, he runs into difficulty with his moral responsibilities. When he ignores his moral responsibilities, he is sure to run into physical difficulties. These barriers along the way are warnings to the rebels against universe reality. Such a technique is designed to make one who is unconsciously violating divine reality to become conscious of his error, and to choose the better way. When such a one consciously chooses the wrong way, one is no longer guilty of evil, but of sin. And when one persistently chooses the wrong way, one has become iniquitous.
As an individual starts out in life, he becomes aware of physical laws, first through trial and error, later through experience. As he further develops, he becomes aware of moral laws, first through instruction, and later through experience. As he further develops, he becomes aware of spiritual laws through an unquenchable thirst and an insatiable hunger in his soul. These urges can only be satisfied by they use of the appropriate laws, which in the physical can only by satisfied by the use of the physical, the moral by the moral, and the spiritual by the spiritual. By living divinely, these energies are united, and the result of this unification is happiness.
This concludes today’s message on the understanding the meaning of divine reality. We hope you find something in this message to ponder and pray about as you go about your day.
Until next time, this Dr James Perry.