“THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN –
OR IS THERE?”
“What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun” Ecclesiastes 1:9.
We are told in this verse above that there is nothing new under the sun; everything that will happen has happened before, and we can’t expect any new developments to be seen. However, I believe that nothing could be farther from the truth.
Solomon lived during the time of the Old covenant. He lived at a time when the words of Jesus and what He had brought to us and for us, had not come yet. Even though he had experienced much in terms of acquiring great wealth and knowledge about many things, he lacked the understanding and the infilling of the Holy Spirit. He had not yet experienced the reality of Christ ‘in him.’ Jesus had not come in the form of a man to die and shed his blood for many.
For him and others who lived during this time, there was nothing new to be experienced under the sun. The newness of life that the Holy Spirit could give to him was absent. He could see how one should live but it was empty and void without the personal presence and infilling of the Holy Spirit that we can experience today.
For us, every day is a “new thing” to be experienced. I have heard it said that ‘everything is new in the morning.’ And I believe this is true. Even though we experience tragedy and loss, with the coming of the morning light, a new day brings with it a new hope again.
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert Isaiah 43:19.
The Holy Spirit is always doing new things in us and around us. There are divine appointments that come into our lives unexpectedly. There are new challenges that we face every day, and with them, we are given the opportunity to grow and mature in our spiritual lives.
It’s a new year; the old has passed away, and with it, all of disappointments and heartaches. Life can become mundane at times with the routines and schedules that we have in our lives. Look for new things to come. Be sensitive to what can happen in and around you. You may be astounded what may come.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?