An Increasingly Difficult World

Pile of Bison skulls 1870. An increasingly difficult world

At the 2018 Encampment of the New Message from God, we engaged with the phrase “a New World reality.” The previous post addressed the “reality” part. This post addresses the “New World” part.

Ants carrying leaves, preparing for the future. An increasingly difficult world

An increasingly difficult world

The New World is the title of the the soon-to-be-published Book 5 of Volume 1 of the New Message from God. I can imagine that some people read the words “New World” and think of great abundance and discovery. Flying cars, vacations on Mars, and so forth. But the New Message is speaking of a world where a 250-year period of explosive growth is coming to an end. The New Message is speaking of an increasingly difficult world. The chapters of The New World include:

The Global Emergency
Being Centered in a Crashing World
The Great Warning
Entering the New World
The Race to Save Human Civilization
The Shock of the Future
Poverty
What Will Save Humanity

I have written a series of posts on The Race to Save Human Civilization. I once thought these teachings spoke of events in the next hundred years or so. As I pondered these teachings at the 2018 Encampment, I reconsidered their time frame. There are relatively few references to events taking place by a certain time. But the New Message teaches that the previous revelation came roughly 1,400 years ago. These teachings may speak of things to come in the seemingly distant future. However, there are signs and harbingers in the world today. And yet, there are things that must be done now to prepare for an increasingly difficult world.

A great warning. An increasingly difficult world.

A world of declining resources

This phrase is used many times in the New Message from God to describe the human future. Another image frequently used to describe this is a growing number of people drinking from a slowly shrinking well. This could mean an absolute decline in resources. This could mean a decline in the amount of resources available for a given amount of money. I can understand the skepticism some people might feel, as certain warnings of declining resources in the past have not come true. But how long can the current arrangement last? A significant increase in the cost of energy would make for an increasingly difficult world.

A sunset. An increasingly difficult world

A world of affected climate

The New Message from God uses this word to describe a climate affected by human activity to such an extent that the climate has begun to change on its own, in ways that will be less hospitable to human activity. The future climate will make for an increasingly difficult world. The future will have many more unexpected weather events. Agriculture will be disrupted by an unexpected climate. Because of this, some currently habitable regions will become uninhabitable. The sea levels will rise to a greater extent than that currently predicted by any scientist. I realize I sound a lot like the doom-mongers I have mocked in the past. But I believe these events are taking place over a longer time-frame than most scientists or politicians consider.

A garbage dump in the future. An increasingly difficult world.

A world with a deteriorated environment

The New Message from God teaches that humanity has affected the chemistry of the atmosphere, the waters and the soils. And not in a good way, either. Therefore, there will be a great deal of work to be done in the future of cleansing the atmosphere, the waters and the soils. There will be a great deal of work to be done in the future of lightening humanity’s environmental impact. All this will make for an increasingly difficult world.

A girl faces the universe. An increasingly difficult world

A world facing intervention

The New Message from God teaches that humanity is facing intervention from extraterrestrial races. This intervention is directly related to humanity’s destructive patterns of environmental use and consumption. Suppose an isolated tribe in the world were discovered to be destroying their environment. Some nation might feel they were doing that tribe a favor by intervening. Humanity is in that situation now.

Flooding in Spring, Texas during Hurricane Harviey in 2017. An increasingly difficult world

An increasingly difficult world

I realize this is a collection of negative predictions for humanity’s future. However, I take consolation that a warning is being given with directions for preparation. The good news is that the bad news isn’t all the news. The Book of Proverbs declares “Faithful are the wounds of a friend.” (Proverbs 27:6, King James Version). How shall we prepare? That’s for another post. But the “New World reality” of the New Message from God is a future with an increasingly difficult world.

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This Could Be Big News For Certain People

Paper boy. This could be big news for certain peopleSomething happened recently. Depending on how you look at it, it may or may not be newsworthy to you. What happened was that three revelations received by Marshall Vian Summers were made available to the general public on March 5.

This could be big news for certain people

The three revelations were “Poverty,” received in September of 2014, “Religious Fundamentalism,” received in September of 2014, and “Religious Violence,” received in November of 2014. But they were not made available to the general public until March 5.

This could be big news for certain people. I believe someone is reading this and wondering, “If this is a revelation, then why did they wait until March of 2015 to make it available? Aren’t they hiding their light under a bushel?” Part of the spirit, the vibration of the New Message from God is the cultivation of discretion, the ability to not tell everything one knows to everybody one knows. Another part is discernment, looking for the right wave of possibility to wash upon the shore of the unseen, looking for the right time, the right place, the right people.

This could be big news for certain people. How were these revelations made available to the general public? There are links to them on a page with links to roughly 75 different revelations. The links on this page get changed from time to time. Links to the three new revelations were added on or around March 5. The pages containing the revelations contain both the audio and the text of the revelations.

This could be big news for certain people. On the one hand, these three revelations are but a small part of a much larger body of material which has come to be known as the New Message from God. On the other hand, I have read these revelations, and I consider them to say a lot in relatively few words.

This could be big news for certain people. It is my hope and plan to write more about these revelations in the future. But I hope and believe that someone will read these revelations now. I believe that reading these revelations will be big news for that someone.

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The Message Is In Sync With The Times

the message is in sync with the times

There is a New Message in the world, because the Message is in sync with the times.

On September 10, 2014, the Messenger, Marshall Vian Summers, was called to receive another revelation called “Poverty.”

This is the third time the Messenger has been summoned to receive a revelation this month. On September 3, 2014 he received “The Messenger’s Calling,”  and on September 8 he was called to receive “Grace.”

One of the questions to be explored in the current session of the Free School of the New Message from God “The Message and the Messenger” is: Why is the New Message here now?

My answer to that question is because the Message is in sync with the times.

It addresses the needs of the world today as it is caught in the grips of profound and devastating changes.

Patricia Summers says at the end of her account of Marshall receiving “Poverty:”

It seems that through the Messenger, the New Message Revelation is intent on speaking to both the visible and the invisible poverty that is present everywhere around us. And that is why the Messenger is being called to many places of need in the world.

Today the world has a refugee problem as never before. Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to flee in order to escape the death and destruction being wrought in their homelands. The glaring examples are Syria and Ukraine.

The Message is in sync with the times

I am incompetent to fathom the workings of the world. Why do some people suffer poverty, destitution, devastation and debilitation, while others live in safety, comfort and plenty?

Some of the Steps in Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing address this issue. In particular, Step 158, I am rich so I can giveStep 159. The poor cannot give. I am not poor, and Step 160. The world is poor, but I am not.

Step 158 says:

You are rich and you can give. You possess a wealth of Knowledge already, and this is the greatest possible gift.

I say: I affirm my wealth today!

Step 159 says:

The poor cannot give, for they are destitute. They are required to receive. You are not destitute, for the gift of Knowledge is with you. … You will have exactly what you need, and the world will not burden you with its deprivation or its excesses. Thus, everything will have perfect balance.

My notes for this Step say: I truly resonate with this concept of having exactly what I need and in the right amount. This has been my experience so far in life and I have not been burdened with deprivation or excess. Everything is in perfect balance.

Step 160 says:

The world is poor, but you are not poor. Regardless of your circumstances, this is true because you are reclaiming the wealth of Knowledge. Understand, then, the meaning of impoverishment. Understand, then, the meaning of wealth.

My notes say: Material values do not count, spiritual values are what count, and they provide a different wealth, an inner wealth, a wealth that comes from Knowledge and knowing that all shall be provided in just the right amount.

So what does this mean? Knowledge is the treasure-trove that contains the wealth needed to escape the devastation and destitution of poverty in the world? If I am diligent in my reclamation of Knowledge, I will reap rich benefits and will not suffer? I will be free to give the gifts I have received? Can it really be that simple?

There is part of me that believes we choose our own destinies. Those who live in poverty now have chosen that way of life to learn. This may seem ludicrous to some, who would choose to be poor? Who would choose hardship and deprivation? I cannot provide any answers, I am only sharing what I feel.

In my experience, following the Steps to Knowledge and possessing the wealth of Knowledge provides me with many advantages and rich opportunities. My wish for the world is that those living in poverty and destitution receive the light of Knowledge. The Message is in sync with the times and its wisdom can be reaped by all.

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