Thursday, 4 October 2012

The New God

    There is a New Revelation about God, a Revelation that takes God out of the ancient history of humanity, out of the conflicts and the fantasies and the misunderstandings of humanity. This Revelation takes God into the larger panorama of life in the universe called the Greater Community.
    You need this new understanding of God now because the God of the ancients was a small God—a God of your world and of your time, a God of your cultures, a God of your peoples in ancient time. But humanity has outgrown this God, this human God, this angry God, this vengeful God, this God that seems to be a projection of your personality and tendencies.
    It is not that the ancients are wrong. It is just that their comprehension was limited. It is not that they created a God in their own likeness; it is just that they could not comprehend a God that was beyond their likeness.
The New Revelation presents God within a greater context, within the context of intelligent life in the universe. This is not a human context, for it is not a human universe that you are facing.
    It is not a God that is preoccupied with this one world alone. It is not a God that judges the way that you would judge or condemns the way that you would condemn. It is not a God that needs praise and worship, that must have obedience and adulation. That is the old God of the tribe. That is the old God that favors one nation over another, one people over another. That is an old idea of God.
    But God has never been like this you see. For the God that people have looked to and have worshipped, the God that people have apprehended and misapprehended, has always been the God of the Greater Community—the vast expanses of space, other dimensions of reality and countless races of beings, so different from the human family.
    This is the one God of the universe. Not a God of one world, one people or one tribe. Not a God that thinks, acts or behaves the way that human beings think, act and behave. This God is not limited to one Revelation for humanity, for there have been successive Revelations for humanity. Now there is a New Revelation for humanity to prepare the human family for the great change that is coming to the world and to prepare humanity for its future, destiny and encounter with the Greater Community of intelligent life in the universe.
    It will not be possible for you to think of God in the old ways if you want to understand God’s New Revelation for the world. You will not be able to understand the reality and the significance of intelligent life in the universe if you think of God in old ways. For the old God was exclusive to humanity—a God of one nation, a God of one people, a God of one’s race, a God of one world alone. That is why the old God was too limited and too much discerned in the likeness of humanity alone [for people] to comprehend God’s real nature and purpose, even here in this world.
    The old God took people to war. The old God seemed to have no concern for the welfare of people and nations that God did not favor. The old God was used by kings, monarchs and nations to justify and to amplify their nation’s grievances and ambitions. The old God seemed to delight in punishing humanity for the inevitable errors that humanity would make in its separated state living in this world. The whole notion of Heaven and Hell is built around the belief and the assumptions about the old God.
    The new God, the God of the Greater Community, the God of a greater reality than your own requires a redefinition of all of these things. For God’s reality is so very different than how God has been considered and believed in, in the past.
God does not favor one nation over another. God does not lead peoples to war. God does not will one nation’s victory over another nation or one people’s conquest of another people. God does not will for natural disasters, plagues, illness or catastrophes.
    You can blame these things on the old God, but not on the new God. For God has set into motion the forces of nature, evolution, and geologic change since the beginning of time, and that is all running itself now. God is intelligent. God does not have to run every little thing. God does not have to move the blood through your veins or operate your millions of cells. God does not have to run the weather of the world. God does not have to run the nations of the world or the economies of the world. It is all set in motion. It was set in motion at the beginning of time.
    God watches over the world and all worlds, calling to the separated to return, calling through the avenues of religion, calling through the avenue of conscience, calling through the avenue of true love and recognition.
    The God of the universe does not care what your religious beliefs are so long as they can assist you in bringing you to the deeper Knowledge that God has placed within you—a deeper intelligence that God has placed within you to guide you, to protect you and to lead you to a greater service and contribution in the world.
    The old God was dominated by religious institutions. If you did not support those institutions and believe in their ideology, it was considered you would be sent to Hell, that you were affronting God.
    God does not care about these things. The beliefs and fascinations, obsessions and fantasies of humanity are not what move God. It is the deeper movement of the heart and the conscience. It is the act of selfless giving. It is the act of forgiveness and the desire to contribute beyond one’s own personal needs and preferences. It is the recognition of one to another. It is an enemy becoming a friend. It is the healing of the natural world that has been despoiled. These are the things that move the Lord of the universe.
    If you are to understand humanity’s destiny and future within a Greater Community of life in the universe, if you are to understand how to prepare for the Great Waves of change that are coming to the world, then you must have a new experience and understanding of the Divine.
    If you cling to the old ideas and the old definitions, you will not understand what humanity is facing and how to prepare. You will think it is the end of time. You will think it is the great punishment. You will think it is the final battle—all these kinds of things that seem to indicate a grand finale to the human experience.
    Humanity is but leaving one stage of its development and entering another. It is a great transition from a world of tribal societies and warring factions to a more united and powerful humanity—a humanity that can live, function and remain free within a Greater Community of life, a humanity that can face Intervention from other races in the universe and can establish its own rules of engagement here, a united humanity that can learn to live within the boundaries and limited resources of this world without driving them into oblivion and decline.
    A united humanity will need a new experience and understanding of the Divine if it is to make this great transition and to avoid the ever-growing temptation towards conflict, competition and war. Facing a world of declining resources, a world of environmental destruction, a world of violent weather and growing economic instability, you will need to have a greater experience of the Divine and particularly of the power of Knowledge within yourself. It is at this deeper level beneath the surface of your intellect that God will touch you and move you by the very force of attraction of the Divine.
    You cannot comprehend God with your intellect. You cannot reduce God down into a rational principle. You must see that God is not operating all the functions of the world, for these were set in motion at the beginning of time.
There is no conflict here between creation and evolution. There is really no conflict between religion and science. They are all born out of the same reality, the same need to comprehend life, the same need to correct human error and to establish a safe and secure future for the human family.
Religion and science are corrupted by the same forces—the desire for individual power, the domination of one group over another, institutions fighting for supremacy. They are both orthodox in their own right, and both tend to be limited and self-defensive.
    Instead of trying to connect the past with the present and the future, it is best to let the past go, to see that humanity’s understanding of the Divine is an evolutionary process in and of itself. If you try to connect the future with the past, you will either deny the future or you will have to change your understanding of the past.
    Most races in the universe are far less free than humanity is at this time. Many races are suffering under subjugation by other races or have become entirely secular and technological in their emphasis. Yet there is still a Plan of redemption for them all. But can you say what this is? Of course not. Can you define God’s Will and Plan for the universe? Of course not. Can you even comprehend a Greater Community of intelligent life—a billion, billion, billion races, and many more beyond this?
    Here instead of trying to make life fit into your ideology, to make everything squeeze into your limited understanding, you begin to follow the power and the presence of Knowledge within you. This reveals God’s Presence and Plan for your life, and you realize that beyond the intellect, there is a greater dimension to your existence and that the intellect must serve this.
    Here you cease to proclaim that you know God’s Will, and you become humble, and you allow God’s Will for you and for this time to be revealed. If your intention is pure, you will follow something without coming to great conclusions, without proclaiming yourself and without formulating a new ideology that is really a human creation.
    Knowledge knows where you are going. Knowledge knows what is coming over the horizon. Knowledge is trying to protect and prepare you even at this moment. But you are not yet aware of the power and presence of Knowledge within yourself sufficiently to hear its messages, to heed its warnings and to receive its guidance. That is why God’s New Revelation provides the Steps to Knowledge, so that you can gain access to this deeper reality and this deeper current of your life.
A revelation received by Marshall Vian Summers