Mark 1:27 “Then they were all amazed, so they began to argue with one another, saying, "What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him."
The more things change, the more they remain the same.
How true is that statement in regards to creation? It is true that much has changed over the past 6,000 years since the world was created and at the same time, in many aspects, nothing has changed. While the world is a much different place in regards to technology, travel, food, clothing and other superficial things, it is people themselves who have barely changed at all. There are still the faithful and the rebellious, the righteous and the unrighteous, the lost and the searching. There is still good and evil.
People have really not changed so much in comparison to how they were in Christ’s day. Even in our own ministry for Father and Christ, in which we deliver the Kingdom Message of Salvation, we are met with controversy and people who immediately disbelieve because it’s something that they themselves have never heard or seen before which is for the most part due to inexperience or ignorance.
Proverbs 9:6 Leave inexperience behind, and you will live; pursue the way of understanding.
The scriptures tell us to leave inexperience behind and to pursue the way of understanding. But what is required to gain understanding if it is something you’re unfamiliar with? The answer is the Holy Spirit
In my opinion, one of the most wonderful things about our heavenly Father is that She is always there to teach us something new and help us understand – if only we ask.
Have you not noticed how NEW covenants were made in the Scriptures?
Jeremiah 31:31 [ The New Covenant ] "Look, the days are coming"—[this is] the LORD's declaration—"when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.
Or a NEW way of life shown?
Matthew 14:6 Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Romans 7:6 But now we have been released from the law, since we have died to what held us, so that we may serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old letter of the law.
The NEW events that were prophesied and then unfolded?
Isaiah 42:9 The past events have indeed happened. Now I declare new events; I announce them to you before they occur."
Isaiah 48:6 You have heard it. Observe it all. Will you not acknowledge it? From now on I will announce new things to you, hidden things that you have not known.
We are even told that there will be NEW ways in the future, in Christ’s Kingdom.
Matthew 26:29 But I tell you, from this moment I will not drink of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it in a new way in My Father's kingdom with you."
And that a NEW heaven and a NEW earth will be formed.
Isaiah 65:17 [ A New Creation ] "For I will create a new heaven and a new earth; the past events will not be remembered or come to mind."
Isaiah 43:19 Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.
How stuck are you in how God used to do it? Do you allow for change and possibilities to touch your heart with the help of the Holy Spirit; pushing aside the old to make way for the new? Are you open to learning new things so that you may grow spiritually or does new = wrong in your mind?
Matthew 18:3 “I assure you,” He said, “unless you are converted and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”.
We are also told in the scriptures, to become like children; to have the faith of a child. Children do not know the possible from the impossible or the new from the old. They only know what feels right to them in their hearts. When they see that the sky is blue, they do not think to themselves that it’s impossible, they simply ask why it is so that they can gain understanding.
Creation, in as much as it has remained the same, is always changing. There is always something new to be learned, experienced or shared. Feeling that you are wise in your own understandings of how Father works is prideful and stunts your spiritual growth. Never discount anything but instead, turn to the Holy Spirit for guidance and understanding. Do not become stuck in how God used to do it, but instead move forward, always in pursuit of understanding and the true wisdom that only comes from God.
Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is supreme – so get wisdom. And whatever else you get, get understanding.