Why can’t God heal me?
The story of Jesus healing the Leper is widely known. But was Jesus able to heal all illnesses or was he selective on what illness he could heal? In our religion with our prayers, we are able to heal people. But there are two types of illness or disorders. One is illness brought upon by God’s guidance, and one is illness brought upon by our past actions (causality).
In our sacred book the term “ naru yamai”, translated as “illness that will occur”, is healed with our sincere prayers. This illness is God’s guidance. God places disease and disorder on our bodies appropriate to how we are using our minds (greed, arrogance, and self love).
The illness or disorder that is not healed by our prayer is caused by our past actions. This is called causality, karma, or innen. This is the law of cause and effect. Good behavior leads to good outcomes, and bad behavior leads to future sufferings. God usually has no control on these sufferings.
Jesus knew what kind of diseases he could heal. It is when followers believe that they can heal any disorders and illness that causes disappointment and separation from God. I believe that the early followers of our religion knew this distinction of what illness they could heal. This is why our religion spread like wild fire in the eighteen century, and why Christianity spread early.
Today we must pray to God to sweep away evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) from our hearts. God accepts our prayer, and guides us with illness. Upon reflection and good behavior, this illness will be cured and our future will be joyous.
“Sweeping away evil. please save us, Universal Saving God”
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