world and all the many influences that will be placed upon humanity by other nations in theUniverse who seek to have the world for themselves, to benefit themselves.When you begin to learn of the Great Waves of change, which the world is revealing to you witheach passing day and which God’s New Message addresses directly, and when you begin to face thereality that the world is undergoing intervention from races from beyond the world who seek to gaincontrol of humanity and the resources of the world – if you can face these things, which will be agreat challenge, then you will realize that you do not have an answer. Perhaps this will lead you tofeel helpless and hopeless. But you will realize you do not have an answer and that the answers thatyou can imagine, or that you believe will be effective, will be insufficient to deal with challenges of this magnitude. Good ideas here will not be potent enough to deal with the challenges to come andthe challenges that are already here.What will save humanity now will be recognition, courage and necessity. The recognition is that theGreat Waves of change are upon you, that humanity has destroyed so much of the life-sustainingresources of the world, and that you are living in a world in decline—of declining resources, of environmental degradation, of changing climate and the ever-growing temptation of nations to go towar with one another.As you face the reality that your world is being visited, not by friendly forces, but by those thatwould seek to plant themselves in an advantageous way, to influence human leadership and to pacify the human public—if you can face these things, you will realize you do not have an answer.This is very important, you see, because here you must turn to God beyond you and the intelligencethat God has placed within you. Here is where your intellect will run out of reasonable answers.Here you will see the limits of your ideas. Here you will face the limitations that your social andreligious conditioning has placed upon you.With this recognition, there must come courage. You cannot be weak and faltering in the face of theGreat Waves of change or in facing competition and intervention from the Universe around you.You cannot be ambivalent, only concerned with your happiness and with acquiring those things youwant for yourself. You are standing at the threshold of immense change and challenge. You cannot be dreaming of other things if you are to be prepared.God has already given you the power of Knowledge to guide you, to protect you and to lead you toyour greater accomplishment in life. But if you do not heed this or do not believe that such a power and presence live within you, then you may pray to God for deliverance. You may pray to God for salvation. You may pray to God to intervene in the difficult circumstances around you. But God hasalready provided the answer, you see.The Lord of the Universe is not going to become preoccupied with your social welfare, for theanswer has been placed within you regarding what you must do and not do, what you must releaseand what you must focus upon. This takes courage, of course—courage of a very fundamentalnature, courage that is greatly lacking, particularly amongst the wealthy people of the world, whohave become accustomed to having their needs fulfilled, who believe the world is there to satisfytheir desires and ambitions, who feel that their wealth and privileges are like an entitlement fromGod, who think that they are better than others who are struggling even to meet the basicrequirements of life.