The Lord longs to have his chosen people recognize what he is trying to do for them. He wants them to bear testimony that he has always told them what to expect. He has revealed new things and hidden things that not even the wisest among them could have anticipated. 7. They are created now, and not from the beginning, even before the day when thou heardest them not they were declared unto thee, lest thou shouldst say -- Behold I knew them.
The Lord asked these stubborn Israelites to look about them and see what had happened. Things being created now were the very things which he said would happen. There were events and circumstances which no one of them could have guessed.