I Specify You With Joy, O My Comrade

Walt Whitman I specify you with joy, O my comrade

A poem by the American poet Walt Whitman has been making its way around the New Message from God worldwide community.

I specify you with joy, O my comrade

I was not aware of this poem until very recently. It appeared as one of the “Messenger Leaves” of the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass, and also appears in the “Autumn Rivulets” section of the 1892 “deathbed” edition.

This poem vibrates sympathetically with a portion of the revelation “The Meaning of Christmas,” received by Marshall Vian Summers in December of 1994. This teaching has inspired me to write a number of posts.

“Christmas is a celebration of every moment that the person is moved by Knowledge and contributes with Knowledge. Though it is celebrated as one event in your calendar, as a unique time of the year, it is meant to be an experience for you to have in life and for you to share with others.

Then you will come to know Jesus, not because you can sympathize with him, but because you are undergoing a process that he underwent, and you are beginning to experience the reality that he represented. Then he will no longer be a historical figure. Then he will no longer be an idol for you, someone to worship. Then he will no longer be beyond your reach. Instead, he will become your friend, your companion, your elder brother. And his demonstration and his life, his suffering and his achievement will all have great meaning for you because you will be beginning to experience them for yourself. And you will know that he is not to be idolized, but to be embraced.”

I specify you with joy, O my comrade. Whitman wrote about how others shared his experience now, and how others would share his experience in the future. Did he write about people like you and me?

A compassionater in this context is someone who thinks and feels like someone else. No, I never use the word “peremptorily.” It means “insisting on immediate attention or obedience,” which makes sense from the context.

To Him that was Crucified

MY spirit to yours, dear brother;
Do not mind because many, sounding your name, do not understand you;
I do not sound your name, but I understand you, (there are others also;)
I specify you with joy, O my comrade, to salute you, and to salute those who are with you, before and since—and those to come also,
That we all labor together, transmitting the same charge and succession;
We few, equals, indifferent of lands, indifferent of times;
We, enclosers of all continents, all castes—allowers of all theologies,
Compassionaters, perceivers, rapport of men,
We walk silent among disputes and assertions, but reject not the disputers, nor any thing that is asserted;
We hear the bawling and din—we are reach’d at by divisions, jealousies, recriminations on every side,
They close peremptorily upon us, to surround us, my comrade,
Yet we walk unheld, free, the whole earth over, journeying up and down, till we make our ineffaceable mark upon time and the diverse eras,
Till we saturate time and eras, that the men and women of races, ages to come, may prove brethren and lovers, as we are.

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We Have Some Things We Wish To Share With You

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A number of important things have happened in the New Message from God community since the 2016 Messenger’s Vigil in January. First, the New Message released the book “The One God” at the end of July 2016.

onegod We have some things we wish to share with you

We have some things we wish to share with you

The One God contains 12 revelations, received in four different places over a span of nine years. These 12 revelations present a concise summary of the character of the God of the New Message. They describe the work that the God of the New Message is working in the world. There is quite a bit more that could be said about this remarkable book. The sentence in the image below is the opening sentence of The One God.

1-2-1-1-en-nautilus We have some things we wish to share with youWe have some things we wish to share with you. Another important development is the release of the book “The New Messenger” in September. About four years ago, I wrote that Marshall Vian Summers received a number of revelations regarding his mission as the Messenger of the New Message from God. Some of these revelations now appear in The New Messenger. The sentences in the image below are the first sentences in The New Messenger.

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We have some things we wish to share with you. At the 2016 Encampment, Marshall Vian Summers spoke on a webcast. He said it was time for him to speak to the world in a more public manner. There are three recently published New Message books (God Has Spoken Again, The One God and The New Messenger). These books are the platform from which he plans to speak to the world.

We have some things we wish to share with you. Suppose someone in your world (like me) shares the New Message from God with you. Let’s suppose that you had some kind of response. Your next step might be to read God Has Spoken Again. I wrote a little bit about it here.

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Approaching A Moment Of Transmission

2016encampmentday1wordcloud5 Approaching a moment of transmissionI am indeed grateful for the opportunity to attend the 2016 Encampment of the New Message from God. I attended the 2012 Encampment and the 2014 Encampment, and written a good bit about both events. I have had a certain anxiety that I shared some things about previous Encampments that I should have kept private. But this Encampment was a much more public event than any previous one. Many of the particulars of this Encampment have already appeared in other online media.

Approaching a moment of transmission

On the night of Friday, September 9, 130 individuals from 17 countries gathered in the Rocky Mountains National Park for the 2016 Encampment. Some aspects of our gathering were prosaic. We started with introductions, including sharing how we felt about being here. A few people compared their being here to winning the lottery, a wondrous, highly improbable event. One person used the word “miracle.” I felt a feeling like that on the first evening of the 2014 Encampment.

Approaching a moment of transmission. This is what I felt on the first night of the 2016 Encampment. This is a reference to the dervish tale “The Time, The Place, The People.” In this tale, a king discovered that he could only learn a greater truth when the necessary conditions could be arranged. I felt like we were approaching that moment, a moment when much would be given, and much would be required.

Approaching a moment of transmission. The introductions were used to make the above word cloud. The more times a word was used, the larger the word appeared in the cloud. Therefore gratitude was the dominant feeling of the opening of the Encampment. Gratitude that the New Message from God and us had found each other, through some combination of prosaic and mysterious means. Gratitude for a chance to be with the Messenger, Marshall Vian Summers, while he is still in the world. Gratitude for the chance to participate in what may one day be called a historic event.

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Welcome to Mystery of Ascension! Добро пожаловать в Тайну просветления! We document the study of the New Message from God in general, and the book Steps to Knowledge in particular. Мы тут делимся своим опытом изучения Нового Послания от Бога, в общем, и книги Шаги к Знанию в частности. Find out more about us here. Узнайте больше о нас здесь. Find out how to contact us here. Узнайте, как связаться с нами здесь.

Exploring My Relationship With The New Messenger

I am exploring my relationship with the New Messenger.

new messengerI wrote this post two years ago and wish to revisit it today as my exploration continues.

I am exploring my relationship with the Messenger. He, Marshall Vian Summers, is bringing us the New Message from God. We, the people inspired by this New Message, call him the Messenger.

Now he is called the New Messenger, since his coming represents the next chapter in the progressive Revelation of God’s Will and Plan for humanity.

I have a unique opportunity to explore my relationship with the New Messenger as people inspired by the New Message gather in Boulder, CO for the 2016 Encampment.

Presently, students of the New Message from God gathered together in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado are considering the following questions:

–What could the emergence of a New Messenger mean for you, for others and for the world?

–What do you see about his mission and why he has come into the world?

This is my response:

The world cannot continue the way it has been going and hope to survive. So the New Message given to the world through the New Messenger is here to show us the way to survival and divert us from the road to disaster we are currently taking. For those with the eyes to see and the heart to know, the New Messenger is providing the antidote. This means that humanity has a chance of riding safely through the Great Waves of Change and adapting to Life in the Universe with its spirituality and freedom intact. To paraphrase what Marshall said in his Proclamation to the world on September 10 (he begins speaking at the 41.50-minute mark), this is the first time in history that every word of the Revelation is being presented live through the Messenger in pure and uncorrupt form. This is his mission and he is carrying it out with the power of Heaven behind him.

This is my new understanding, while much of what I wrote two years ago still holds true for me today.

Exploring my relationship with the New Messenger

The Revelation titled “The Origin of the Messenger” opens with:

People have no idea what it means to be a Messenger or how Messengers are selected or prepared. They want to worship heroes or deny them altogether.

They want to believe the Messenger is the Message, but the Message is always greater than the Messenger. People will base their whole view and approach on their attitude towards the Messenger, but the Message is always more important.

People cannot live with the Message, so they obsess over the Messenger.

I am happy to say that I do not obsess over the Messenger, nor is he a hero I worship. I do not expect him to do anything for me, I do not think he is responsible for my happiness, nor do I think he is responsible for my reclamation of Knowledge.

What he does for me is show me the way; he provides me with the tools to build a meaningful and purposeful life. I am referring specifically here to Steps to Knowledge, but the entire Revelation provides a wealth of information to explore.

How can he do this?

He says he came into the world carrying a body of information within him. In the Steps to Knowledge Vigil held this year from May 26-June 13, Marshall spoke during the Opening Broadcast beginning at the 1.05 minute mark and likened this to a pregnancy. He said he was indeed pregnant, not only with Steps to Knowledge, but with the whole Revelation. And he was literally waiting to birth it. I find this credible. He underwent the preparation, he was uncertain and unsure at first about his abilities to manage this enormous task, but once it started, once it was underway, he had no choice but to go with it, succumbing to the flow, letting it happen, and assuming the immense responsibility it entailed. He could not fail at this.

I find greater clarification in “The Story of the Messenger:” 

Before he was sent into the world, the Angelic Host prepared him and placed deep within his mind the awareness and the understanding that he would later bring into the world—Knowledge and Wisdom from the universe, from the most advanced races in the universe; an understanding of the future of the world and where humanity is heading in its evolution and all of the great hazards and risks associated with this; a greater understanding of human relationships that would give him a greater maturity as he would grow up in the world.

These were all placed deep within him, beneath the surface of the mind—later to be discovered, later to emerge and later to resonate with the Revelation itself. For the Revelation would not be foreign to him because of what has been given to him before he came into the world.

Marshall received and continues to receive the revelations of the New Message from Unseen Ones beyond this world. They are also referred to as the Angelic Assembly, the Power and Presence, the Angelic Host. For me these are names that help to put the unfathomable into a frame of human reference. Just as the name God. I find this credible. I believe people living in a physical reality are able to receive information from beyond this world.

I have watched many videos with Marshall’s participation. I find him to be a man with a simple, unassuming, natural, and uncontrived way of talking and behaving. I find the things he says touch a deep chord of recognition within me.

The Messenger also sings.

My relationship with the New Messenger is growing and expanding as more of the mystery is revealed.

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Please Tell Us, What Is The Song In Your Soul?

Alaska-Double-Rainbow Please tell us, what is the song in your soul?

Students of the New Message from God have been told on countless occasions that they must live in the present moment and prepare for the future all at once. We have been told on countless occasions that nature is merciless to the unprepared. It has come to my attention that part of that preparation is having a song for the journey.

Please tell us, what is the song in your soul?

“I got my troubles and woe but sure as I know that Jordan will roll
I’ll get along as long as a song stays deep in my soul!”

The song with that lyric has been recorded by numerous artists from the 1920’s to the present day. Why do we need a song? Because we might not get where we’re going for a long time. We need that song to remind us where we’re going, especially when it looks like we might not ever get there. The 20th-century American poet Langston Hughes wrote:

“A long time ago,
An enslaved people heading toward freedom
Made up a song:
Keep Your Hand On The Plow! Hold On!”

Please tell us, what is the song in your soul? I am sharing this because I heard something at the 2016 Messenger’s Vigil of New Message from God that I’ve never heard before. It was something that touched me deeply. Marshall Vian Summers was asked what it means to serve God’s plan. It’s as if he was asked “Please tell us, what is the song in your soul?” It’s as if he was asked “What is it like at the end of your rainbow? What will it be like if the efforts you are exerting succeed and bear fruit?” I find this a very interesting question, because people don’t ask that question of Marshall very often. Furthermore, I believe Marshall doesn’t volunteer this very often, because not very many people are ready to hear this. Marshall was asked “What does it mean to serve God’s plan?” He replied:

“God’s plan is to raise humanity up so that it may survive the Great Waves of Change, so that it may be an exemplary race in the universe at the level of Knowledge.”

Please tell us, what is the song in your soul? The Great Waves of Change is the term the New Message from God uses to describe a series of global, ongoing disruptions to the world as we know it, wrenching change that no one will be able to run away or hide from. It will take many saints and/or strong contributors for humanity to successfully navigate the difficult times ahead. There are many teachings in the New Message from God about humanity emerging into a greater community of intelligent life. Even with the current assessment of humanity as a reckless, adolescent, destructive race, there is a song in Marshall’s soul where one day, someone from another world will say “One day, my people will be as advanced in Knowledge, the deeper intelligence that God has placed in every individual, as the people of Earth.”

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Welcome to Mystery of Ascension! Добро пожаловать в Тайну просветления! We document the study of the New Message from God in general, and the book Steps to Knowledge in particular. Мы тут делимся своим опытом изучения Нового Послания от Бога, в общем, и книги Шаги к Знанию в частности. Find out more about us here. Узнайте больше о нас здесь. Find out how to contact us here. Узнайте, как связаться с нами здесь.

Something Bids Me Speak In The Voice Of Prophecy

frenchindian-war_monongahela-web Something bids me speak in the voice of prophecyGeorge Washington might have told you that July 9, 1755 was a day of great disaster. In what is now known as the Battle of the Monongahela, 500 of the force of 1,300 were killed, and 400 were wounded. Colonel George Washington was a junior officer in this battle, and his actions may have prevented a even worse massacre. His account of that day is as follows:

“But by the All-Powerful Dispensations of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human probability or expectation; for I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me, yet escaped unhurt, although death was leveling my companions on every side of me!”

Something bids me speak in the voice of prophecy

Fifteen years later, Washington would meet Red Hawk, a chief of one of the tribes which fought against Washington at the Monongahela. Red Hawk marveled at “the All-Powerful Dispensations of Providence,” and prophesied:

“I am old and soon shall be gathered to the great council fire of my fathers in the land of shades, but ere I go, there is something bids me speak in the voice of prophecy: Listen! The Great Spirit protects that man and guides his destinies – he will become the chief of nations, and a people yet unborn will hail him as the founder of a mighty empire. I am come to pay homage to the man who is the particular favorite of Heaven, and who can never die in battle.”

Something bids me speak in the voice of prophecy. In 1770, it was certainly not clear that these words would come to pass. And yet, they did. Why am I sharing this with you? I am sharing this with you because as part of the 2016 Messenger’s Vigil of the New Message from God, I wrote something to Marshall Vian Summers. Alisa has written a detailed account of the 2016 Messenger’s Vigil. It has been my custom to write something each year at the time of the Messenger’s Vigil. But this is the first time I have shared it with the public. Among other things, I wrote this:

“Dear Vian, and I address you as Vian because something bids me speak in the voice of prophesy. Just as no one now refers to the Buddha as Siddhartha Gautama, just as no one refers to the Jesus as Yeshua ben Yosef, just as no one refers to the Mohammed as Muḥammad ibn `Abd Allāh, the time will come when those who speak of you will call you the Vian, the Messenger, the Greater Community Messenger. The time will come when the history books teach ‘The Vian was originally known as Marshall Summers.'”

Something bids me speak in the voice of prophecy. “Vian” is a word meaning “Messenger” in an ancient language used by the source of the messages Marshall has received. I declare that he will be called the Greater Community Messenger as he is the first messenger to speak of humanity’s emergence into a greater community of intelligent life. There are many New Message revelations that claim the voice speaking through Marshall is the same voice which spoke to the Buddha, the Jesus and the Mohammed. I do not understand the significance of this construction at this point. All I know is the time will come when people will think of God’s messengers and think, “Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed, Vian…”

Something bids me speak in the voice of prophecy. Dispute if you will. Mock if you will. All I know is that people most likely disputed and mocked Red Hawk’s prophecy in 1770. I doubt that even George Washington grasped the full significance of the words of Red Hawk. I expect and anticipate your skepticism. But your skepticism does not dissuade me, for something bids me speak in the voice of prophecy.

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A Time Of Validation

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The Vigil is upon us once again. This week, from January 22-28, 2016, responders to the New Message from God around the world have been joining with those gathered in the Sanctuary in Colorado to celebrate and honor this time of Revelation. For me, it has been a time of validation.

The Messenger Vigil is a time when the Messenger “holds prayer that Knowledge may emerge in the human family in time and in enough people.”

This year, the third year I have attended this Vigil, I was deeply impressed by the organization and integrity of the broadcasts. It seems that the Vigil is growing and expanding along with the New Message and Worldwide Community themselves, reflecting a growing maturity, cohesion, and unity. It expresses the purity, honesty, and truth of God’s New Revelation, as well as the sincerity of the Messenger and all those assisting him in this monumental task.

For me personally, it has been a time of validation. It is validating for me the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs I have about what is happening in the world today, what is happening to humanity today. These thoughts, feelings and beliefs have been emerging, growing and crystallizing over the past three years, and now I am feeling with ever greater and growing certainty that this is my true path, nothing else will do. There is no turning back now. I cannot ignore what I have found, I cannot deny what I have recognized, I cannot pretend that what I now know is not the truth.

A time of validation

I would like to recap briefly on each day of the Vigil and present its highlights, although there is much more to be gleaned from listening to the broadcasts all the way through.

January 22 Night One: God, Creation, The Separation and the Greater Community.

We heard the beginning of a Revelation never before revealed to the world called The Origin. It spoke fundamentally to me, clarifying and validating what I already sense to be true.

Marshall spoke at the 47 minute 30 second mark, saying that he hoped we would be able to hear and feel the things that must be heard and felt about ourselves and the world around us. He also talked about holding back, about being receptive to times when you feel you are being held back, held back from going with the masses and convention, held back from entering relationships that are ultimately not to your benefit, held back from something that looks enticing, but may not have your best interests at heart. These are the times when Knowledge is speaking to you.

I have experienced this holding back.

January 23 Night Two:How God Speaks to the World.

We listened to part of the Revelation called How God Speaks to the World.

God speaks to the individual through Knowledge.

God speaks to the world through Revelation.

God delivers Revelation through the Messenger.

God is calling you to respond

Marshall speaks at the 44 minute mark: “Those who have come into the world to be a part of a new Revelation will only respond to a new Revelation. If this is your destiny there is nothing else that will speak to you the way this speaks to you. If this is where you’re meant to find your way and to build your foundation – a new foundation in a greatly changing world – you cannot build it anywhere else. You cannot be satisfied with anything else.”

This spoke deeply to me.

January 24 Night Three: The Message and the Messenger.

The Revelation we explored on this day was called The Requirements of the Messenger. 

I was very moved while listening to the qualities the Messenger has, the qualities required of him, which he indeed possesses and manifests in his life and in his relationships. These are strength, consistency, stability, compassion, concern, clarity, humility, to name a few. As I listened to this list of qualities, I was struck by the purity and veracity of this. These are the fundamental qualities every human being should have. This is a pure example to emulate. There is no pomposity, no ambition, no loud claiming that this is the absolute truth, no glory-seeking or ulterior motives, just pure and simple stating of the way things are – walk with me, or walk a different way and see where it takes you.

January 25 Night Four:The Mission of the Messenger.

The mission of the messenger is to receive a New Revelation from God for humanity, bring the next revelations into the world and clarify the former revelations.

In a nutshell, the mission of the messenger is:

To give the revelation to humanity.

To call forth Knowledge in the human family.

To provide the preparation for the world for the Great Waves of Change and humanity’s emergence into the Greater Community.

To serve God’s plan.

Marshall said the following in response to what it means to serve God’s plan: “God’s plan is to raise humanity up so that it may survive the Great Waves of Change, so that it may be an exemplary race in the universe at the level of Knowledge.”

Marshall’s mission is not only to receive the Revelation, but to represent it and speak for it in the world. He needs support and assistance in his mission for he cannot bear the burden alone. We ask ourselves if we are ready to give this support and assistance. I know I am.

January 26 Night Five: Why the New Message Now? 

God has spoken again because of Four Fundamental crises on Earth:

Environmental – Humanity is facing Great Waves of environmental, social and economic change and upheaval that have the power to destroy human civilization.

Cosmic – Humanity is entering into the Greater Community of intelligent life in the universe and there is intervention from forces beyond our world. This is the greatest event in human history, yet humanity is unaware and unprepared.

Religious – The religions of the world have failed to find unity and are divided and in conflict with each other, generating great religious violence in the world.

Spiritual – People everywhere suffer with a spiritual poverty and a state of separation from Knowledge. At the same time, the power of the human spirit is being suppressed through economic, religious and political oppression and is unable to emerge in enough people.

Marshall’s words shared by Patricia Summers: “Service to the world is more important than your personal evolution. Your personal evolution will be furthered through your service to the world, in this you must serve people in real situations rather than ideas and beliefs alone.”

A time of validation. So we are here to serve.

January 27 Night Six: The Messenger’s Calling.

Marshall speaks at the 40 minute mark, saying, “clearly if there is a calling for you and for the world, it means you have come here to fulfill a destiny.”

Not everyone can and will respond, but if you feel a stirring, if you feel a deeper yearning for something more, something greater, some knowing that there is more to life than meets the eye, how will you respond? Will you respond? If you are called, you will know, and there will be no turning back.

January 28 Night Seven: Walking with the Messenger.

This was a resounding end to an incredible week of journeying with the Messenger and the responders around the world.

We explored the Revelation received in Malaysia on October 21, 2012 while Marshall was visiting students in that country called Walking with the Messenger.

A thought descended on me, a thought I have been thinking for several months now: Will the Messenger ever come to Russia? I wish to do everything I am able to bring the New Message to Russians. I have felt this calling from the beginning, but it builds and strengthens with each passing year. Now, in the aftermath of the Vigil, it is rising to its full height and potency. I will continue to prepare and be patient.

The 2016 Vigil has been a momentous time of validation for me. I pray that it has touched a deep chord of recognition and validation in others too.

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Welcome to Mystery of Ascension! Добро пожаловать в Тайну просветления! We document the study of the New Message from God in general, and the book Steps to Knowledge in particular. Мы тут делимся своим опытом изучения Нового Послания от Бога, в общем, и книги Шаги к Знанию в частности. Find out more about us here. Узнайте больше о нас здесь. Find out how to contact us here. Узнайте, как связаться с нами здесь.

Volumes and Books and Chapters and Verses

Greek-New-Testament Volumes and books and chapters and versesIt is common for the source documents of many religions to be organized into smaller units to facilitate study and reference. The Dhammapada is a collection of sayings of the Buddha in verse form. It has 26 chapters, with each chapter having both a number and a name. Early Christians created chapter divisions for the books of the Bible.  The ones used today were formulated in the 13th Century. The verse divisions used today were created in the 1500’s. Each of the surahs or chapters of the Quran have both names and numbers. The surahs are divided into ayahs or verses.

Volumes and books and chapters and verses

The New Message from God is following in this tradition. A major reorganization of the written works of the New Message from God is currently underway. This is part of the even larger project of compiling a final written version of the New Message from God in the lifetime of Marshall Vian Summers.

God Has Spoken Again is Volume 1, Book 1 (There are a number of other books to be released in the future which will be in Volume 1)
Greater Community Spirituality is Volume 2, Book 1.
Relationships and Higher Purpose is Volume 2, Book 2.
Steps to Knowledge is Volume 3, Book 1
Steps to Knowledge, Continuation Training is Volume 3, Book 2
Living the Way of Knowledge is Volume 3, Book 3
The Great Waves of Change is Volume 4, Book 1
Life in the Universe is Volume 4, Book 2
Wisdom from the Greater Community, Volume 1 is Volume 5, Book 1
Wisdom from the Greater Community, Volume 2 is Volume 5, Book 2
Secrets of Heaven is Volume 6, Book 1

Volumes and books and chapters and verses. One could consider the Bible as existing in two volumes (Old and New Testaments), with Volume 1 having 39 books (Genesis to Malachi) and Volume 2 having 27 books (Matthew to Revelation)

Volumes and books and chapters and verses. The book God Has Spoken Again is the first book to be released in verse form. The verses aren’t currently numbered, but they could be in the future. The existing books will be re-released in verse form in the future. Therefore, the larger vision is that each part of the New Message from God will be identifiable by volume, book, chapter and verse. For example, the portions of the revelation “The Proclamation” on which I have commented are Volume 1, Book 1, Chapter 1, Verses 1-12.

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Welcome to Mystery of Ascension! Добро пожаловать в Тайну просветления! We document the study of the New Message from God in general, and the book Steps to Knowledge in particular. Мы тут делимся своим опытом изучения Нового Послания от Бога, в общем, и книги Шаги к Знанию в частности. Find out more about us here. Узнайте больше о нас здесь. Find out how to contact us here. Узнайте, как связаться с нами здесь.

A New Message From God? Why Is It Here?

A New Message from God? Why is it here?

This is the second post in a series of posts on the New Message from God revelation “The Proclamation.” This revelation was received by Marshall Vian Summers in July of 2006. The first post in the series is here.

A New Message from God? Why is it here?

What has been declared thus far? Just as God has spoken to humanity on certain occasions, God is speaking to humanity again. God is speaking to humanity again because humanity faces unprecedented challenges. This is the sixth paragraph.

The New Message from God is here to alert, to empower and to prepare the human family—people from all nations and religious traditions, from all tribes, groups and orientations.

[A New Message from God? Why is it here? I believe that the phrase “prepare the human family” means “prepare the human family to respond effectively to the grave and perilous set of challenges mentioned in the previous paragraph.“]

It has come at a time of great need, a time of great consequence. It is preparing people for things that have not even been recognized.

[A New Message from God? Why is it here? In my mind’s ear, I’m hearing the song “Heaven is Ten Zillion Light Years Away” by Stevie Wonder, with the lyric “But if there is a God, we need Him now.”]

It is prophetic in alerting people to the Great Waves of change that are coming to the world and to humanity’s position in the universe, especially regarding your contact with other races.

[A New Message from God? Why is it here? “The Great Waves of change” refer to an ongoing series of global-scale disruptions of what passes for normal life in the not-too-distant future, including disrupted climate, environmental degradation, declining resources, economic turmoil, involuntary human migration, wars of economic desperation, religious wars and intervention from outer space.]

It calls upon the great spiritual presence within each person—the great endowment of Knowledge that has been given to the entire human family, which must now be cultivated, strengthened and brought forth.

[A New Message from God? Why is it here? Knowledge is a key technical term in the New Message from God, and is mentioned in one form or another in almost every revelation. The book Steps to Knowledge describes this phenomenon in great detail. While Knowledge is described in many ways, Step 10 of Steps to Knowledge, “What is Knowledge?” says “Let us say that Knowledge is not the things that are usually associated with it. It is not ideas. It is not a body of information. It is not a system of belief. It is not a process of self evaluation. It is the great mystery of your life. Its outward manifestations are profound intuition, great insight, inexplicable knowing, wise perception in the present and in the future and wise understanding of the past. But despite these great achievements of mind, Knowledge is greater than this. It is your True Self, a Self that is not apart from life.”]

It speaks to the great spiritual need of the individual—the need for purpose, meaning and direction.

[A New Message from God? Why is it here? People are in the world for reasons beyond their preferences and anxieties. They are in the world to meet certain people, to give certain gifts, to accomplish certain tasks.]

It speaks to the great relationships that people can establish with one another, relationships representing their higher purpose in life.

[A New Message from God? Why is it here? Humanity’s great accomplishments have been the result of relationships representing higher purpose in life.]

It speaks to the needs of the world and the needs of the future. In so doing, it brings purpose and recognition, unity and cooperation, wisdom and strength to all who can receive it, who can learn it, who can follow its steps, who can contribute it to others and who can share its wisdom in service to other individuals, to families, to communities, to nations and to the whole world.

[A New Message from God? Why is it here? About a dozen books of the New Message from God have already been published. Some of these books address the subject of individual development, such as Steps to Knowledge and Greater Community Spirituality. Some of these books address potential futures for humanity, such as The Great Waves of Change and Life in the Universe.]

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Another Book, Not Just Another Book

GHS-front-cover Another book, not just another book.This time of the year is when the New Message from God releases a book. For example, the book Life in the Universe was released in the fall of 2012. The book Secrets of Heaven was released in the fall of 2013. In the fall of 2015, a new book is being released, God Has Spoken Again.

Another book, not just another book

This book is like the other books in that they are all comprised of material received by Marshall Vian Summers in a state of revelation.

Another book, not just another book. This book is different from the other books in that the chapters of this book were received in different times and different places. For example, Chapter 1, “The Proclamation,” was received in July of 2006 in Boulder, Colorado, while Chapter 7, “The Blessing,” was received in April of 2007 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Another book, not just another book. In October of 2014, I wrote that efforts are being made to compile a complete written version of the New Message from God during the lifetime of its messenger, Marshall Vian Summers. This book is the first book released by the New Message from God to be released as part of the 6-volume set of teachings. This book is not Volume 1. This book is the first of seven books so far comprising Volume 1. This book is Volume 1, Book 1.

Another book, not just another book. Some people are wondering “How much do they want for this book?” The answer is “It depends.” The paper version is currently available for $14.95. An online version was made available this month at no charge at the newly-remodeled New Message from God website. Therefore, this is clearly not a money-making venture, although it wouldn’t hurt to break even.

Another book, not just another book. It is my sincere hope that this book will be read and contemplated by individuals who seek to be strong contributors to humanity.

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Welcome to Mystery of Ascension! Добро пожаловать в Тайну просветления! We document the study of the New Message from God in general, and the book Steps to Knowledge in particular. Мы тут делимся своим опытом изучения Нового Послания от Бога, в общем, и книги Шаги к Знанию в частности. Find out more about us here. Узнайте больше о нас здесь. Find out how to contact us here. Узнайте, как связаться с нами здесь.