Behold I Will Do a New Thing
By IQ Spencer
Rewritten By ------------
What is this “new thing”? It is when the soul
bursts forth into full bloom with a new effulgence of His
beauty! It is when full consciousness of His love supreme
permeates our very being, and the consciousness of His presence
no longer has to be “practiced” but becomes a
reality, not just occasionally, but constantly. It is when
the up-springing of His grace is like a fountain flowing at
full strength, not like the tide ebbing and then rushing in.
It is where even our dreams are reminders of Him, and He gives
us songs in the night.
It is the pouring out of His Spirit without stint or measure.
For it is the consciousness of the fact that the hour is near
at hand, and the beat of our hearts is high with hope. It
is a jealous hoarding of the precious things He whispers in
our ear, and the maneuvering of our time that we may spend
hours alone with Him.
It is the sound of His voice, hitherto unknown, and a taking
on of the fragrance of His garments, which is the result of
our close contact with Him. Yea, even the perfume of the frankincense,
myrrh and cassia mingled with the bitter aloes of suffering
and a joyous willingness to “know the fellowship of
His sufferings”—where even pain is joy if He but
stand by our side holding our hand.
It is the forward urge of the gifts with which He has blessed
us, for exercise and the coming forth of full strength; yet
it is complete rest in His presence, and full knowledge of
His guidance. It is complete obedience to the thrilling touch
of His hand. It is realization that “The preparations
of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from
the Lord” (Proverbs 16:1). For the ear is ever keen
to hear Him say, “Who will go?” And, our tongue
to answer, “Here am I, send me” (Isaiah 6:8).
It is really experiencing the answer to our prayer that the
words of our mouths and the meditation of our hearts may be
acceptable in His sight (Psalm 19:14). How often have we prayed
that prayer and struggled to attain to such a desirable attitude
before God. At times we have succeeded, only to lapse back
again and again. The attainment is now at hand through the
full working of His Spirit in the overcomers.
Yes, dear saints, we are “like them that dream”
(Psalm 126), but it is a dream coming true. Even now is the
reality beginning to unfold. Even now is the “new thing”
breaking through the clouds that overhang a troubled world.
Put down your umbrella and open up your vessels toward heaven
that they may overflow; for “the great rain of His strength”
is at hand (Job 37:6). Be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
that the wisdom of man may take flight and the “hidden
wisdom” (I Corinthians 2:1-8) which alone comes by the
revealing power of the Holy Spirit (I John 2:27) may flood
both spirit and soul.
This “new thing” is for our final preparation
as a Bride to “enter in,” leaning upon the arm
of our Bridegroom. It is for those who are being tried and
made white, those who are being purified in this Laodicean
age. For those whose eyes are anointed with eye salve (the
oil of the Spirit of God), whose vision is made clear (Revelation
Behold, the Lord stands at the door and knocks. Heed His
voice, open the door, and He will come into you, and will
sup with you (Revelation 3:20).
Have you gone through the fiery furnace of a Job experience,
dear child of God? If so, wonder not. It is but a way of preparation
for the anointing upon your eyes—enlarging of your spiritual
vision. Rest in full confidence in Him, for He knows how hot
the fires must be to consume the dross and refine the gold.
For the healing balm of Gilead shall bring unto you “joy
unspeakable and full of glory” (I Peter 1:8).
“Behold, I will do a new thing; now shall it spring
forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the
wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19