On September 3, 2014, the Messenger, Marshall Vian Summers, received the Revelation “The Messenger’s Calling”
To the Worldwide Community of the New Message,
(The Messenger’s Calling received on September 3, 23:57 minutes)
It was a clear, quiet, early autumn morning. We could hear a train far off sounding its horn at a distant crossing.
At 9:10 A.M. Marshall came to me and said, “After I did my hourly practice just now, the Presence came upon me with tremendous force. I had to stop what I was doing. There were some messages for me, but the Presence continued to grow, telling me I had to receive a teaching for the world.”
Soberly he said, “At first I didn’t know what this was going to be, (pause) until just now. ” He indicated he needed to get ready as soon as possible. The weight upon him he said “was increasing and increasing.”
I stopped what I was doing. Marshall quickly went about his preparations to set up his three recorders. I made him a special tea which helps to soothe his throat during these prolonged experiences of revelation. I secured the house, turning off telephones and the like. He sat quietly for just a moment, eyes closed, his hands resting on their sides facing each other on his lap pillow. Then suddenly the Voice spoke,
“Today we will speak on The Messenger’s Calling…”
As the Voice continued, I noticed that Marshall’s hands were still on their sides but extended now with his thumbs pointing up to the ceiling. And the Voice continued,
“God has sent a Messenger into the world, sent from the Angelic Assembly he is. He is the first Messenger to come since the days of Muhammad. And another will not be sent for a very long time.”
After hearing this, Marshall’s hands slowly moved to his brow and covered his closed eyes. Moments later as the revelation continued, his arms extended outward before him and the Voice said:
“People of all nations, cultures and religious traditions, the Messenger is calling for you to recognize your deeper need, the need of your soul.”
As I heard this and saw Marshall’s arms so extended, I felt a wave of emotion move through me. I thought to myself, “The Messenger is calling, calling. Who will hear him? Who will come?”
The Voice paused, Marshall reached for his cup of tea, eyes closed.
The first time he could not find it. I almost got up to help him, but then he tried once more and was able to find the ceramic mug.
The revelation resumed. Marshall’s voice sounded clearer. “The Messenger is now calling to you to hear, to respond, to find this, to receive this….”
Head bowed, Marshall’s hands again began to rise from his lap to his eyes with his fingers resting on the bridge of his nose.
The Voice continued to speak of a deep need that so many of us feel.
“…the need to be reunited with your Source, the need to gain the strength that only Heaven can provide…the need to forgive, the need for integrity, the need for true purpose and direction beyond what your culture and others have prescribed for you, for this must come from God.”
Marshall’s hands returned to the pillow on his lap, resting on their sides. Eventually the fingers of his right and left hands came to rest, one upon the other and the revelation continued.
Eyes closed all the while, his hands now slowly began to rise before him in a prayer gesture. They remained this way for 2-3 minutes and then his hands and arms extended themselves again, outreached before him. The Voice continued,
“The Messenger is an older man now. So time is of the essence for you to hear him and for you to receive him, for you to recognize him, for you to recognize him in his remaining years on Earth.”
And the revelation continued and continued. Marshall did not appear to tire as his arms remained extended.
“The Messenger has spent 40 years receiving it in isolation. He must now proclaim to the world in his remaining years. His calling is not just to one group, or one nation or one region. It is for the whole world… providing for the first time in human history the Voice of Revelation, such a voice that spoke to the Jesus, the Buddha and the Muhammad.”
“People of all cultures, nations and religious traditions, hear the Messenger calling you…”
“People of all nations, cultures and faith traditions, hear the Messenger’s call, for it is the calling of God…”
“Only one has been sent. This is the way of things. Only one has been sent and he is in the world and he is calling to you. He is calling to you in his voice and he is calling to you through the Revelation itself, which is being made available to the world as quickly as possible…”
“The Messenger is a humble man. He has no position in the world. He has been through a preparation unlike anything you could imagine, for a greater calling and a greater mission here on Earth, but he must speak to the people of Earth and reach as many as he can in his remaining years. “
“This is his calling to you. This is your challenge. Can you face the light of Revelation? Can you be receptive to God’s New Revelation for the world?”
The Voice spoke for several more minutes and then near the conclusion said, “The Blessing is upon you. The Messenger is calling for you to receive it…”
After the revelation ceased, Marshall was completely silent for quite some time, eyes still closed. He sat with his hands resting on the pillow on his lap, fingers of his right and left hands touching. Then he let go a deep sigh, leaned far forward for several minutes with head bowed, his neck muscles pronounced. Eventually he sat up, leaning back, eyes still closed.
Several minutes later, Marshall emerged from this state. I was amazed that he could do anything at all after what had just happened. He carefully attended to the various recorders, making sure all was well.
Following the revelation, he rested for some time, ate a light meal, sat out for a bit with his feet on the grass and later went on to work on preparing a forthcoming book of the New Message.
Later in the day Marshall told me how tired he felt after the revelation, though he said, “Preparing the Teachings this afternoon grounded my mind. It helped me. Otherwise I would have felt adrift, neither here nor there. It takes time for me to come back…and requires a lot of me… I am so glad you are here with me….”
Nasi Novare Coram,