By Reed Summers
March 27, 2020
We are now living inside the reality of a global pandemic. COVID19, the illness caused by a novel coronavirus that emerged in late December 2019 is causing hundreds of thousands to fall ill and many thousands to die. Already this is closing borders, crippling economies and causing many of us to self-quarantine, “shelter in place” or attempt social distancing.
And we are only at the beginning of this. It’s possible that hundreds of millions could contract this virus and millions could die, and all within a relatively short period of time. So what are we really facing here? How should we regard a global pandemic? And what does the New Message from God say about this?
As we face this enormous health and economic crisis, I feel it is important to examine the teachings of the New Message. Over the past 30 years, Marshall Vian Summers has been receiving a “New Message” from the Creator of all life. This is a Message from God for all people in the world to prepare us for life in a changing world.
A month ago, when the word “pandemic” began coming up in conversation, I went and examined the entire New Message and discovered, to my surprise, that a future “pandemic” had been spoken of 12 times (you can read all those passages here). In fact, the New Message has been revealing a prophecy about the risk of pandemic illness and other “Great Waves” of environmental, social and political change that it says will reshape our world. I would like to share with you this prophecy, what it is, when it was given, and what it reveals about our future.
Before we dive in, I would like to make one thing very clear. Pandemics are not caused by God, nor are they part of any spiritual or divinely guided process. Viruses are a fact of nature. Their spread is a fact of nature. The New Message makes clear that God is not the cause of any pandemic illness, or any other natural disaster. Nature is nature, and we need to deal with it at that level. At the same time, it is important to acknowledge that we are changing nature itself. Globalization, habitat destruction, environmental exploitation, global income inequality and the trade of wild animals have all contributed to the growing risk of global pandemics. We are altering the balance of life on this planet and the planet is responding, creating global instability at many levels.
In the end, what I want you to know is that the New Message from God has been warning us of a global pandemic for many years and has been calling for us to prepare for this. This warning was given over 14 years ago and over these years, we have had a chance to prepare for what we are going through now.
If you feel late in preparing for this, take it as a “tough love” experience and a strong encouragement that once COVID19 is brought under control, you can and must prepare yourself mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually for the future, for the next pandemic, the next hurricane, the next global recession, the rising seas and the warming world which are coming in the years ahead.
But right now, we are living inside the reality of a global pandemic. So what does the New Message say about this?
The earliest revelation about Pandemics
The New Message from God first spoke of the risk of pandemic disease in 2006, in one of the first revelations to be given in the modern period of the New Message (year 2000 to 2020):
“At this time, humanity is facing great challenges, perhaps greater than anything it has ever faced before. At this threshold, humanity is facing the prospect of living in a world of diminishing resources; facing the impacts of environmental disruption, global warming, violent weather and pandemic disease.”
This passage clearly states that pandemic disease is one of The Great Waves of Change, a set of converging forces that have been in the process of reshaping our world for many years. This passage says that the impact of these Great Waves, including pandemic disease, is something we will have to face “at this time…at this threshold”—meaning in our current times.
Three years after this Revelation was given, an H1N1 flu pandemic emerged on the world stage and went global, infecting between 700 million to 1.4 billion people, and causing an estimated 284,000 deaths.
Though less deadly than many feared, this pandemic is still a demonstration that nature can throw anything at us, and we must be ready for it. The New Message was warning us about this 3 years before it happened.
A new warning about pandemic illness in a “Great Waves” future
Following the first mention in 2006, there were 10 mentions of “pandemic” in 2008. Now the New Message went further, warning us of how traumatic an event of this would be. Importantly, the New Message shined a light on our ill preparedness and the inability of government to respond.
“There will be a great risk of pandemic illness that will arise out of deteriorating conditions, particularly in large urban areas. Many people may perish. It will be an immense and traumatic set of events.”
The Great Waves Prophecy, June 4 2008
“If you have faith in government, you will see the government’s inability to provide. The government will appear to be conflicted and in some cases incompetent—unable to meet the situation, unable to educate the people and unable to guide the people. Indeed, this is already the case. Who amongst the governments is telling the truth about the Great Waves of change—about the real situation regarding energy resources, the real potential of a changing and heating climate, the danger of pandemic illness, the growing competition that is occurring over who will gain access to the remaining resources, the real potential for economic instability and the condition of the economic situation?”
Where Will You Place Your Faith? June 28, 2008
Right now we are seeing the government’s struggle with disfunction and even incompetence in responding to the COVID19 pandemic. In many cases, preparation has been underfunded and the response of governments is weeks or even months behind the situation.
12 years ago, the New Message also identified one of the core problems that likely gave rise to the COVID19 pandemic itself.
“The poor people of the world are being impacted directly…facing the impact of violent weather destroying crops, devastating towns and cities, creating immense instability and a human welfare problem. They are facing the growing risk of disease, even pandemic illness. They are already paying the price for the indulgences of the rich, for the lavish lifestyle and the overuse and misuse of the world’s resources. Surely they can tell the story of the Great Waves of change.
Preparing for a Future Unlike the Past, September 8 2008
Driven by poverty, people are compelled to farm animals for food, folk medicine and “the indulgences of the rich,” bringing a variety of wildlife into markets where they have greater proximity to each other, and with humans, than they ever would in nature. This, along with the destruction of ecosystems for urban and agricultural use, is causing more unknown diseases to jump from wild animals to humans. The poor will be the first to suffer from these diseases, many of which remain as local epidemics. But a few of these diseases are so infectious and difficult to detect that they go global. Local epidemics become global pandemics, as we are seeing today.
The preparation for the Great Waves of Change
In the summer of 2008, after a month-long journey through Iran, Marshall received a book of Revelation titled The Great Waves of Change. This book puts forth the full scope of the challenge facing humanity, and the key areas of preparation we can take in our inner and outer lives.
Centered on Knowledge, the spiritual Mind within us, this preparation is now being practiced by people all over the world. In facing the current COVID19 pandemic, or any that comes in the future, Knowledge will be our greatest source of stability and inner security in navigating the unpredictable days and weeks between when this pandemic first appears to when it is finally brought under control.
Key to the application of Knowledge in a Great Waves world is the book Steps to Knowledge, which is being studied by people in 30 languages around the world.
For over 12 years now the New Message has been calling for us to prepare our inner and outer foundation:
“This is to prepare you for eventualities and also to prepare you for the unexpected events and hazards that will become ever more likely as humanity faces the Great Waves of change that are coming to the world—environmental decline, diminishing resources, ever growing economic and political instability, a changing climate, the loss of food production, the risk of pandemic illness and the risk of ever-growing competition and conflict of war over the remaining resources.”
Intelligence and the Power of the Seer, July 3, 2008
In 2009, Marshall, myself and my mother Patricia made a series of journeys in the world, first to Turkey, Syria and Lebanon and then later to Vietnam, Cambodia and several other countries.
We arrived in Aleppo, Syria on July 20, 2009 and life appeared truly “normal” with a hot summer and a bustling city all around us. It was there that Marshall received one of the prophetic revelations of the New Message: The Race to Save Human Civilization. The Arab Spring would erupt the next year in 2010, followed by the Syrian Civil War a year later.
“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, as 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.”
The Race to Save Human Civilization, July 22, 2009
Here the New Message is warning of world change on “a level never seen before,” greater than the second World War, greater than the 1918 Flu Pandemic, resulting from a fundamental conflict in our relationship with nature. The New Message has a lot to say about war and, like pandemics, has warned us extensively of the scale and type of war in our future, what it calls “the wars of desperation.”
A prophecy and preparation were given to help with what we’re facing now
It is clear to me that the New Message from God has been warning us of a global pandemic for many years. Now we are living inside of one, our daily lives grinding to a halt, our careers on hold, our family members sick, our jobs furloughed or eliminated altogether.
If you found the New Message in years past and have taken this time to prepare and now find yourself in a strong position to go through the COVID19 pandemic, I want to thank you. You have become stronger and can now offer your strength to others who need this. You are in the position to be a provider. This is what the world needs and this is what the New Message is preparing you for.
If you have not yet prepared for these events, and you are facing a difficult position within this pandemic, I want to make you aware of the strength, courage and inspiration that already exist within you now, in what the New Message calls “Knowledge“—the deeper spiritual mind within you. If you need this now, please reach out for it. It is available to you.
Some things you can do:
- Don’t be alone. Stay connected with others who are going through this on the Worldwide Community site.
- Find your ground of inner stability and security. Begin taking the Steps to Knowledge and allow Knowledge to guide you through this difficult time.
- Understand that the risk of pandemics is not going away. This is part of the new world we are entering. Learn about the Great Waves of Change and the New World reality that will be our future.
Let’s persevere through this, take it one day at a time, and use this experience to get stronger, more stable and more prepared for what our future brings.
Take care, be well and let’s move forward from here.