Thus says the Lord to His anointed, To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held—“[Isaiah 45:1]

The ultimate reality is that God has ordained—predestined—make specific plans and preparation for this world to spin according to His time-table.  Each person whom God calls has a place in the purposes of God.  Cyrus was named by the prophet Isaiah 100 years prior to the circumstances whereby it is written that, “…the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus King of Persia…”  [Ezra 1:3] God had foreordained that this master statesman, this Gentile ruler, would be stirred up in his spirit by God’s Spirit to reveal God’s plan to set His people free and to rebuild His temple.

God called Cyrus by name and God calls you by name,  “I know what I’m doing, I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for”  [Jeremiah 29:11] Ultimate reality  is found in the presence of God—hearing his voice as He calls you by name—sought out and set free from the worry and anxiety of this world into a different dimension of living—a life of power and authority!

It all begins with ‘a stirring in your spirit’—a search for reality.  A reality that changes and charges life with renewed energy, released creativity, restored vision, a life that rests in the knowledge that, ”…the God who made you in the first place—who got you started, [says] “Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you, I’ve called your name.  You’re mine!”  [Isaiah 43:1 TM] This is ultimate reality.

Further Reading:   Psalm 16 ~ Isaiah 45:1-13 ~ John 11:25-49

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