God will help you, but are you ready?
In the Tip of the Writing Brush, God wants to save people, but notices that there are no places that teaches the truth.
Though I desire to go forth into the open quickly II-13
I cannot do so because there is no path
What do you think this talk is about? II-16
I am hastening for the places where God’s truth is conveyed.
God’s truth is:
1. Man was created to live a joyous life (the origin).
2. Greed, arrogance and self love have emerged in our minds, delaying this plan.
3. God will begin working to help sweep these evils from our hearts.
4. God grants us a special prayer (joyous service) to request this assistance.
5. God wants us to spread this prayer to the world.
God desires churches that spread the truth to the world.
When these truth reach the people and is understood and acted on, the salvation of the world will occur.
God grants us a special prayer (joyous service) to open the path to salvation; but in verse IV-75, God notices that weeds have grown thick and the path of salvation is blocked. What are these weeds?
I believe these weeds refer to us forgetting one of God’s truth. We are forgetting the origin that mankind was created to live a joyous life. When we forget this, our prayers are misdirected. Some of us pray for our own interests, like getting ahead in our jobs, getting accepted to college, or material wealth. These goals are applauded and praised by most churches and society if accomplished in a hardworking and honest manner; but our prayers should generally not be directed toward these self interest goals. Some in our church place emphasis in the act and perfection of the prayer, as if offering a sacrifice to a demanding God.
We must gain control of our prayers. It is not just to perform the service, but it is the meaning that we must understand for our prayers to be effective. We pray to God to guide us, sweeping away evils (greed, arrogance, and self love), so our behavior will be good. Good behavior brings forth a better future (causality). It is not only ourselves that this prayer will effect, but it is others that God brings to us. We must spread this truth to the world, so that God can begin working to help sweep evil from everyone in the world. We must tell people what God’s intentions are. They will not know, if we do not tell them.
Know the origin for your prayers to be effective, and spread this prayer to the world.
“Evil sweeping save us please, Universal Saving God”
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