Humanity Has Risen To Great Occasions Before

Humanity has risen to great occasions before

This is the twelfth post in a series of posts on the revelation “The Great Turning Point for Humanity.” This revelation is a small part of the New Message from God. The first post is here. The previous post is here.

What have we seen so far? There is a great power within people that is largely untapped. This decade is a pivotal time in human history. A divided humanity faces an extraterrestrial intervention.

Humanity has risen to great occasions before

The following is the 73rd paragraph of this teaching. I will add my experience of each paragraph in brackets.

Whether you believe in God or not, whether you are religious or not, it is all the same. It is a call to action. No religion will save you if you cannot respond to what We speak of here today.

[No country will succeed if their neighbor fails. No religion will succeed if its neighbor fails. No religious observance will change the climate or restore the environment. We must accept responsibility.]

The blessing is with you, but you do not know you are blessed. You are troubled, but you do not know what really troubles you. You are confused because you do not know where you stand and where you are and what is coming over the horizon.

Dead mussels at the waterline in British Columbia, Canada

[I think of the heat dome in Canada, the flooding in Germany, and the recent flooding in China. I remember reading The Great Waves of Change and thinking “This is something that will happen over the next century or so.” But I seem to be mistaken. We seem to be in the middle of the Great Waves of Change. ]

You must be patient. You must be persevering. It is not something you are just going to fix up in a weekend or in a year. It is going to take the rest of your life to do this. But what else would you do with your life in a new world reality?

[I must determine that I will be one of life’s contributors and not one of life’s casualties. It is important that I trust my deepest inclinations. I have to find and follow what I know, what I find self-evident that needs all the love I can give. ]

There will be few luxuries in this new world reality, but there will be great need and great meaning and great purpose and great contribution. That is what will make humanity a powerful and free race in the universe, where freedom is rare.

[Part of the preparation for the future is cultivating the ability to enjoy simple pleasures. Another part might be to make a contribution one day, and make another contribution the next day. You might not believe it, but everyone is here to make a contribution to human survival and freedom. The free races in the universe leave other races alone.]

We give you this and the invitation to explore what We mean and what We are saying. Do not be timid. Do not think you already know the truth, for what you know means nothing in the face of God’s Revelation. Your ideas, your beliefs, your convictions, your strong opinions have nothing to stand upon, but there is a deeper Intelligence within you that will respond to what We say, if you are free enough within yourself to allow this to happen.

[This is the latest revelation of the New Message from God, received on December 31, 2019. There is a possibility that this is the exclamation point of the New Message from God. So much has been said over the past 38 years. What is your experience of this?]

It is a turning point. It is not easy. It is not comfortable. It is not reassuring at the beginning, but humanity has risen to great occasions countless times before in times of great need, great travail, great conflict.

[ I think of great famines, great epidemics, as instances where humanity has risen to great occasions before. I empathize with people who consider the possibility of this, and feel discomfort. We need to become a different kind of people.]

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What Is The Power Of Knowledge?

This is the eleventh post in a series of posts on the revelation “The Great Turning Point for Humanity.” This revelation is a small part of the New Message from God. The first post is here. The previous post is here.

What have we seen so far? Every nation must seek the security of the world, not just its own security. A united humanity is necessary to resist the extraterrestrial intervention. Humanity must unite to successfully respond to declining resources and changing climate.

What is the power of Knowledge?

The following is the 67th paragraph of this teaching. I will add my experience of each paragraph in brackets.

At the beginning, you will be afraid. We understand. It is natural; it is normal. We are not expecting you to be all knowing and all powerful, but We are asking you to become responsible. You will have to move beyond your fear, and you will, if you proceed.

What is the power of Knowledge?
Step 152 of Steps to Knowledge, the book of spiritual practice of the New Message from God

[ I can imagine that people will be greatly afraid as the Great Waves of Change keep arriving on our shores. There are 12 different steps scattered throughout the 365 steps of Steps to Knowledge that address the subject of fear.]

God has sent a preparation to engage with the power of Knowledge within yourself, presented in such a way that it can be translated throughout the world in the simplest possible terms, but with the greatest depth you can imagine—a preparation sent from God. That has never happened in the world before.

What is the power of Knowledge?

[Steps to Knowledge is that preparation. It has been translated into 18 different languages, and is in progress in 10 additional languages. The readability level of Steps to Knowledge is roughly that of a high school freshman. This has made it relatively easy to translate into the languages of the world.]

Preparations have been created and invented, but something direct from God? God would not respond unless the world and humanity were in great danger.

Step 170 of Steps to Knowledge, the book of spiritual practice of the New Message from God.

[ I do not claim to have even scratched the surface of what Steps to Knowledge offers to people. I hope and believe that my efforts will make it easier for future students to demonstrate the power of Knowledge.]

Nothing else will make you strong. Nothing else will make you whole. Nothing else will make you competent. Nothing else will engage you in meaningful relationships. Nothing else will unite you with others and heal the wounds of Separation between peoples and nations and cultures and religions, but to face these things We speak of here today and to receive a Revelation that is the next great step in God’s preparation for this world, given at a time of the most profound need and difficulty.

Step 234 of Steps to Knowledge, the book of spiritual practice of the New Message from God

[ What is the power of Knowledge? Knowledge will not make you rich, famous or glamorous. It might make you essential, less complex and deeper. Knowledge could inspire you to do something important for the welfare of your world.]

The Messenger will go forth and speak of these things, as he has done before. He will speak to your heart, but he will also speak to your strength. He will reassure you that there is no condemnation in God, no Hell and damnation in God, for that is a human creation.

The Messenger, Marshall Vian Summers, is in plain sight in the world

[ The Messenger is in the world. The Messenger entered the world in the usual way in 1949. The Messenger is the man Marshall Vian Summers. It took a long time before he declared as the Messenger by his Message. Some people will look at world events and believe God is judging the world. But God is only the witness. ]

But you are living in a hellish state, and God’s Plan is to rescue you from this by giving you important things to do in the world—things that are needed, not simply things that would make you feel good in the moment; things that are required; things that will make a real difference.

[ What is the power of Knowledge? The power to look at the world with eyes unclouded by longing, unclouded by terror. It is the ability to respond to inner inspiration instead of social conditioning. A capacity of responding to a situation unhindered by persuasion or discouragement. To do things that will make a real difference. Oh, how I long for this power! I long to be a worthy vessel of Knowledge. ]

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Snap Out Of Your Haphazard Meaningless Life

Snap out of your haphazard meaningless life

This is the seventh post in a series of posts on the revelation “The Great Turning Point for Humanity.” This revelation is a small part of the New Message from God. The first post is here. The previous post is here.

UPDATE 07/07/2021: The next post in the series is here.

What have we seen so far? Humanity faces great ongoing disruptions. Declining resources, a less hospitable climate, environmental degradation, and extraterrestrial intervention. There is a New Message from God that will help humanity to prepare. But to prepare requires a certain ennobling and strengthening inside.

Snap out of your haphazard meaningless life

The following is the 41th paragraph of this teaching. I will add my experience of each paragraph in brackets.

God is sounding the alarm. It is not just for one group. It is not just for one nation. It is for the whole world.

[The alarm is not just for one ethnicity. The great calling out of self-obsession is not just for one nation. The calling out of attempts at fulfillment is not just for one religion. It is for the whole world.]

There is nowhere to hide. There is nowhere to escape to. There is nowhere that will not be overtaken by the Great Waves of change or feel the danger of the Intervention that is occurring in the world today by forces from beyond.

[This was mentioned in an earlier paragraph. There is nowhere where resources will be plentiful. There is nowhere where the climate will be unaffected. There is nowhere where the environment will not be deteriorated.]

You must snap out of your dreams. You must snap out of your weakness and your pathetic attitudes and hostility towards others.

[I must snap out of my dreams, and so forth. We must snap out of our weakness, and so forth. I think of these words of American clergyman Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909):
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.]

No one great leader is going to come and save humanity and lead you out of this great crisis. It will be the efforts of many people working in concert together.

[ Snap out of your meaningless haphazard life. Many people going to have to respond. Furthermore, many people must work with people they hadn’t planned on working with. If humanity survives and secures its freedom, no one will praise the great leader.]

God has given you the Revelation to show you what is coming and what must be done to prepare, within yourself in life and in your relationship with others. But beyond this, there must be great human invention. There must be great human effort. There must be great human expense. This will take all the wealth in the world to prepare for.

[The wealthy of our world do not envision this future. If they did, they would act differently. But you and I must think more creatively, to prepare for the rising seas and the drying lands.]

It is perfect for you, who otherwise would lead a haphazard, meaningless life, filled with disappointments, misunderstanding, without real direction, without real meaning. You would wander from thing to thing, from person to person, seeking whatever you are seeking, but still really disengaged, mostly, from what is important around you.

[ Snap out of your haphazard meaningless life. What do they mean by this? Most people do not think of themselves as having a mission or a greater purpose. If you were to examine it in detail, you would discover that survival and gratification motivated a lot of people. But you have a greater mission, one that involves the survival and freedom of the human family. Rise to the occasion!]

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The Seas Will Rise. The Lands Will Dry

The seas will rise. The lands will dry

This is the fifth post in a series of posts on the revelation “The Great Turning Point for Humanity.” This revelation is a small part of the New Message from God. The first post is here. The previous post is here.

UPDATE 06/09/2021: The next post in the series is here.

What have we seen so far? What portion of humanity will respond and prepare for the great changes it faces? The changes of declining resources, affected climate, environmental destruction, and extraterrestrial intervention? It seems to require a conviction that one came to the world to face these times. This seems to be part of the preparation offered by the New Message from God

The seas will rise. The lands will dry

The following is the 28th paragraph of this teaching. I will add my experience of each paragraph in brackets.

What will drive you is urgency. You might be frightened at the beginning, but beyond this, it will be Knowledge that will carry you forward, for it is without fear. It is eternal. It is the part of you that is eternal that is still connected to its Source. It wants to keep you alive and protect you and guide you so that you can give to the world what you were sent to give, to play your small but important part, which will fulfill you in this life and justify your being here.

[Fright isn’t good enough, because many people consider fright as a means of manipulation. The Knowledge spoken of by the New Message from God is so much greater than a body of information. It can give a person the strength to meet life’s great challenges.]

You will not respond until you can face the reality that is coming. It is greater than you can think of at this moment. But We can paint some pictures for you so you may have an idea of its scope and its power.

[The seas will rise. the lands will dry. The New Message from God has gone to great lengths to avoid catastrophic language in describing the future, using phrases such as “great waves of change,” “a new world reality,” and “a great turning point for humanity.” I sometimes think the point of that is to get me and other readers thinking, “How will I respond and prepare for this?]

Large parts of the world will become uninhabitable, where many great populations already reside. What will they do? Where will they go? Who will accept them into their nations?

[The seas will rise. the lands will dry. In the United States, there has been great contention over immigration. I can only imagine the situation if people are immigrating to survive. You may have to take care of someone who has had to move from the arid regions of the world. Who knows, you may have to move and someone may have to take care of you. How can you strengthen yourself in the face of these possibilities?]

There will be great loss of food production in the future as the world becomes drier, hotter, difficult to navigate.

[The world becoming drier and hotter is predicted by many climate scientists. Farming regions may need the building of an irrigation infrastructure. Water that can help food grow will be highly valuable.]

Everything that is important in your life will come down to very elemental things for your well-being and for your ability to make a constructive difference in this new world reality.

[The seas will rise. The lands will dry. Perhaps you have plans for your future. You will discover how vulnerable these plans are to the great changes coming to the world. But growing population and declining food production means more expensive food. More expensive food means more expensive everything.]

The seas will rise. The lands will dry. Whole cities will have to be abandoned. Whole coastlines will have to be abandoned. Not in some future century, but in this century. Not tomorrow, but it is coming.

[In an earlier paragraph, it was asked “Who has the foresight to do what must be done today before the waters rise and the lands dry out?” Maybe you thought they were being alarmist to make a point. But they are serious. When they said “Large parts of the world will become uninhabitable, where many great populations already reside,” I believe they referred to people in arid regions and people in coastal cities.

I believe someone is reading the paragraph with the words “Who has the foresight to do what must be done today before the waters rise and the lands dry out? You have this power within you, but it is unknown to you yet.” I believe they are saying “I want to know this power within me. I want the foresight to do what must be done today.]

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Mysterious But Eminently Practical

Mysterious but eminently practical

This is another in a series of posts containing my Amazon reviews of the books of the New Message from God. The books I have reviewed so far are:

The Great Waves of Change (Volume 5, Book 3)
Steps to Knowledge (Volume 3, Book 1)
Life in the Universe (Volume 5, Book 2)
God Has Spoken Again (Volume 1, Book 1)
The One God (Volume 1, Book 2)
The New Messenger (Volume 1, Book 3)

This is a review of the the book Wisdom from the Greater Community, Book One. It is now Volume 6, Book 1 of the New Message from God. I am adding commentary in brackets.

Mysterious but eminently practical

Wisdom from the Greater Community, Book One is the first book to be published of the teachings of Marshall Vian Summers. It is the first book of what would only much later come to be known as the New Message from God. In the late 1980’s, Marshall Summers traveled around the United States, channeling teachings with small groups of curious individuals. The enthusiasm of the response led to the publication of this book in the early 1990’s. It is as if the source of these teachings “wished” to establish a certain credibility, by addressing important aspects of the human experience.

[In the time period that these teachings emerged, one thing they were called is “The Greater Community Way of Knowledge.” The name “New Message from God” did not emerge until the mid 00’s. It is documented where each teaching emerged.]

There are 35 chapters in this book. None of them are particularly long. They don’t have to be read in chapter order to gain the benefit. This book takes something of an oblique approach, in that it speaks of the necessary aspects of some seemingly mysterious things, such as humanity’s emergence into a “Greater Community” of intelligent life. It addresses important subjects, but there is a connection with relatively unknown subjects, most notably the development of “Knowledge” in the individual. All of the chapters in this book were received before the book “Steps to Knowledge” in May-June 1989. These chapters could therefore be thought of as how Knowledge, the deeper spiritual intelligence that God has placed in every individual in every world, could be applied to the human experience. The reader has a good chance of reading things they have never read before. Therefore, it is important to approach this book with an open mind and heart, so that it can reveal its wisdom.

[Here are the chapters in this book

Chapter 1: The Greater Religion
Chapter 2: Relationships and Sexuality
Chapter 3: Greater Community
Chapter 4: Trust
Chapter 5: Marriage
Chapter 6: Health
Chapter 7: Freedom
Chapter 8: Preparing for the Future
Chapter 9: Spiritual Truths
Chapter 10: Service in the World
Chapter 11: Power and Responsibility
Chapter 12: Love
Chapter 13: Spiritual Community
Chapter 14: World Evolution
Chapter 15: Giving I
Chapter 16: Giving II
Chapter 17: Mastery
Chapter 18: Higher Education
Chapter 19: Fulfillment
Chapter 20: Inner Listening
Chapter 21: Enduring Happiness
Chapter 22: Escaping Suffering
Chapter 23: Forgiveness
Chapter 24: Happiness in the World
Chapter 25: Escaping Fear
Chapter 26: Stillness
Chapter 27: Disappointment
Chapter 28: Using Power for Good
Chapter 29: Faith and Fear
Chapter 30: Perception
Chapter 31: Healing
Chapter 32: Achievement
Chapter 33: Provoking Change
Chapter 34: Religion as Education
Chapter 35: Achieving Peace]

One minor technical note is that when the book was first published, it was called “Wisdom from the Greater Community, Volume 1.” In later publications, it will be known as “Wisdom from the Greater Community, Book 1” This is because this book is Book 1 of Volume 6 of the New Message from God, and it was awkward to use the word volume to refer to a book in a volume with multiple books.

[Mysterious but eminently practical. If you wished to investigate the New Message from God to see if it is something for you to follow, this would be an excellent book to read.]

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A Great Calling Goes Forth

A great calling goes forth

This is the fifth post in a series of posts on the revelation “The Great Turning Point for Humanity.” This revelation is a small part of the New Message from God. The first post is here. The previous post is here.

UPDATE 06/09/2021: The next post in the series is here.

What have we seen so far? Humanity is facing a future it does not foresee. Humanity faces a future for which is it unprepared. In a number of paragraphs, this revelation describes the consequences of human environmental destruction. In other paragraphs, this revelation describes the extraterrestrial intervention currently underway. The New Message from God is in the world to help mankind prepare for the future.

A great calling goes forth

The following is the 21st paragraph of this teaching. I will add my experience of each paragraph in brackets.

This is a great calling out of self-obsession; a great calling out of trying to fulfill yourself in a world where fulfillment cannot really be obtained; a calling out of the confusion and your self-denial; a calling out of human conflict, human will and human domination.

[What do regular people consider to be fulfillment? Consuming more resources than others? Dying with more toys? My personal mind is incapable of contemplating my purpose, meaning or direction. Any one who wants what they think they know is facing confusion. Whoever believes what they want to believe is staring into the abyss.]

To even begin, you must face the reality We speak of here today and have spoken of throughout God’s New Revelation for the world. It is not like what you think. And if you face it, you may feel overwhelmed and hopeless, but God has already put the hope within you, the power within you, the strength within you – deep within you.

[There are two books in the New Message from God that describe this reality. The Great Waves of Change is one of them, and The New World is the other. The hope, power and strength is in the form of Knowledge. God has placed it within every human being, but it takes desire and capacity to reclaim it.]

Your intellect is too small and too weak and too preoccupied and too conditioned by the world to be able to see and know what to do. You need a Revelation from God. And that is what has been given.

[God has spoken again, for the first time since the days of Mohammed. God has spoken again because the world faces a difficult road ahead.]

Who has the humility and the honesty to face and accept this? Here you will see who is courageous and who is not, who is humble and who is not, who is responding and who is not, who is open to the future and who is not, who is free enough from their own investment in their position in life and their ideology to face something new and great and powerful.

[A great calling goes forth. I’m not sure who has the humility and the honesty to face and accept this. It takes some effort to unwind one’s investments.]

You can see it as a great test, and test you it will, certainly. But what you are facing is reality and the consequence of your own misuse of the world, and the consequence of facing and not facing a universe of intelligent life, a consequence of being divorced from nature and reality’s most powerful and complete manifestation.

[I consider “reality’s most powerful and complete manifestation” to be Knowledge.]

You must be honest enough to say you do not know what to do. You must be honest enough to say you cannot make a plan. You must be honest enough to say your ideas are too small for this.

[There are people in my world who have this honesty.]

But it is your destiny to be here. You were sent into the world to be here at these times, to face the great things that We speak of here today. That part of you that was sent and that knows this resides beneath the surface of your mind. You have the ability to see this and know this if you can go deeper within yourself.

[Most people think of themselves as thrown into the world, born against their will. But what if I agreed to come here? What if I requested to come here? Can I hear these words “You were sent into the world…?” Can you? A great calling goes forth.]


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We Don’t Ask For Much, Only Your Sainthood

We don't ask for much, only your sainthood.

I believe someone will say something like the following to me. “Douglas, you have told me countless times that there is a New Message from God in the world. I don’t believe it. However, your pig-headed devotion has convinced me you mean what you say. Therefore I am willing, possibly even curious, to know what your New Message has to say about certain things. What does the God of the New Message require of me?”

We don’t ask for much, only your sainthood

The New Message from God teaches that there is a part of you that never left God. You brought it with you when you came into the world. We call it Knowledge. The God of the New Message wants you to reclaim your Knowledge, and allow it to express itself in the world.

“How do I know such a thing is even possible?”

Because it has been done in the past. Some of the people who have accomplished this are better known than others. They followed various paths to get there. I say the greatest saints and strongest contributors of human history are people who reclaimed Knowledge.

“Why is this so important now?”

Because humanity is facing difficult times ahead, unprecedented challenges. It is standing on the threshold of emerging into a greater community of intelligent life. So it’s not just about your self-realization, but the welfare of humanity.

“What must I do to reclaim this ‘Knowledge?'”

Part of the New Message from God is a book called Steps to Knowledge. It is a book of spiritual practice. It is a book of 365 steps that lead a person in the direction of reclaiming Knowledge. I reviewed it here. I wrote about my experience of Steps to Knowledge here and here.

We don’t ask for much, only your sainthood. Maybe you have issues with the word “sainthood.” If you prefer, we don’t ask for much, only your strong contribution. There must be many strong contributors in the world now, or humanity faces a great and precipitous decline.

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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! We are students and advocates of the the New Message from God. We are members of a worldwide community. We seek to assist the world in successfully navigating difficult times ahead. We seek to assist the world in successfully emerging into a greater community of intelligent life. You will also find some poetry. Find out more about us here. Contact us here.

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! We are students and advocates of the the New Message from God. We are members of a worldwide community. We seek to assist the world in successfully navigating difficult times ahead. We seek to assist the world in successfully emerging into a greater community of intelligent life. You will also find some poetry. Find out more about us here. Contact us here.