Under the Sun
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?
Ecclesiastes 1:2f (Spoke 21, Cycle 1)
The divine integration of the Gospel of John with the Book of Ecclesiastes is based on the concept
of the Light of the World which integrates with the fundamental Shin
KeyWord (Shemesh, Sun). In John, this light is the
spiritual light of Jesus Christ, as it is written:
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world:
he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
John 8:12 (Spoke 21, Cycle 2)
This is part of the sevenfold I AM statement that
forms the foundation of of John's Gospel. John's profound emphasis upon Christ as light is documented
in the article The Light of the World.
In the Book of Ecclesiastes, the light of the world is the natural light of the sun, which
asppears on Spoke 21 about 6 times above the average:
All of the occurrences of "sun" on Spoke 21
are from the Book of Ecclesiastes, which is why the bar is all
red. This linear graph shows the extreme emphasis upon the sun found in the 21st Book:
In light of the Spoke 21 KeyWord (Shemesh, Sun), this
graph appears as nothing less than a perpetual blazing miracle. Its significance is
amplified exponentially when we recongize that it also intgrates with the commone theme
of the Light of the World uniting Ecclesistes with the Gospel of John as explained in
Where is the Sun?.
Yet there is more. We also receive great
insight into the meaning of the fatalistic pessimism found in Ecclesiastes. Nearly all of the
occurrences of the word sun in Ecclesiastes are found in the phrase "under the sun" as in
the quote at the head of this page. God's declaration that there is "nothing new
under the sun" is his clear teaching that without the spiritual light of Jesus Christ
"from above" all life is vain and
meaningless. The Book of Ecclesiastes on Cycle 1 is like a photographic negative of the
Gospel of John on Cycle 2 (see Where is the Sun?).