Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.’” (Luke 16:1-2, New International Version)
I recall this story when I read the New Message from God revelation “The Race to Save Human Civilization,” received by Marshall Vian Summers in 2009 in Aleppo, Syria. In the gospel story, it wasn’t the end of the world for the unrighteous manager, but it definitely was the end of a season of high living at the master’s expense. In the same way, while the Great Waves of Change are not the end of the world, it is the end of a season of squandering our natural inheritance.
1/26/2015 UPDATE:This has turned into a series of posts. The next post in the series is here.
Plundered, looted heap of fallen ruin
“While everything appears to be normal in these days, Great Waves of change are coming to the world—change on a level never seen before, change that will affect every person in the world. Greater than the world wars, it will be. Greater than the great pandemics of the past will it be. Great Waves of change. Humanity has plundered the world and has destroyed your natural inheritance to such a great degree that the world will change now, becoming a more difficult place for the human family.”
It’s hard to live in Aleppo right now. Its infrastructure has been greatly degraded. Warring factions struggle for control of various neighborhoods. And I look at Aleppo and I think to myself “That’s what we’ve done to the world. We’ve taken a beautiful world, and made it into a plundered, looted heap of fallen ruin.”
It is as if the New Message “knew” that people might ask “Who’s to blame for this? Please let us know, so we can punish them hideously!”
“It has taken a very long time to create the conditions that will bring about the Great Waves of change. And everyone has participated in this to some degree, so there is no one person or organization or nation alone who is fully to blame. The wealthy nations have taken more, but everyone has taken from the world—even the poorest people, who have taken so little and who have so little. Everyone is responsible.”
“They say that what you mock, will surely overtake you, and you become the monster, so the monster will not break you.” – U2, “Peace on Earth”
American Christian songwriter Larry Norman wrote “Children died, the days grew cold, a piece of bread could buy a bag of gold, I wish we’d all been ready.” But the New Message identifies something else as an even more precious commodity than bread.
“It is a situation now that you must consider for the future and prepare for at this time. For there will be great human migrations as the arid regions of the world lose their ability to produce food, as water resources become scarce and as conflict arises between nations and groups within nations over who will have access to the remaining resources. However masked these conflicts may be under the guise of religion and politics, it will be a struggle for resources primarily.”
It is as if the patterns of temperature and rainfall that humanity has taken for granted for many years are facing disruption, and the delicate balance in the arid regions of the world is being tipped. Suppose you hear a knock on your front door. You open the door, and there is a young couple with a baby and a 5-year-old. They ask “We haven’t eaten in two days. No one will give us anything. Can you help us?” What are you going to say? Will you be prepared for anything like this? You are clearly going to have to think outside anything and everything you have ever thought inside.
“The world sounds the same. The vibrations and noise of a big city, but it is but the signs of great change to come that people are not seeing because they are not responding to Knowledge, the deeper intelligence that the Creator of all life has placed within each person to guide them, to protect them and to lead them to their greater accomplishments in life.”
This is the only revelation I know of that has car horns and traffic noises in the background. But an indictment of a sin of commission has been brought against your species. Your species is charged with taking a rich, abundant, beautiful world, and making it into a plundered, looted heap of fallen ruin. How do you plead? An indictment of a sin of omission has been brought against you and me. We are changed with not responding to Knowledge, the deeper intelligence. How do you plead? I plead that I’m making an effort to respond to Knowledge, but I wonder if my efforts are adequate.
There is more to say about this revelation, but I will say it in the next post. The good news is that that bad news isn’t all the news.
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