Is God real?
The natural approach to the concept of God often leads to the search for the super-natural, that is a super-event that is still along a natural continuum, a sign, an observable phenomenon, something bound by space and time that we can perceive with our five senses.
But, God is spirit. (John 4:24)
An authentic encounter with God is often non-obvious and imperceptible to the natural eye because it’s spiritual.
“Philip said to [Jesus], ‘Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.’
Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, “Show us the Father?”‘”
An encounter with God is a committed, consistent, all consuming burning that transforms us.
“And they said to one another, ‘Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?'”
“For our God is a consuming fire.”
We can know and experience God.
“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”
Everyone who does is transformed by it. No one who sees Him remains the same.
“You must be born again.”
It’s a miraculous reality unbound by time that always is; before you were born and after you die.
“He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world”
“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
That’s spiritual. That’s supernatural.
It is real.
It’s a reality on a higher spiritual level, that’s not always obvious on this natural one, but its effects are (Galatian 5:22-23).