The Body of God

 

In the Tip of the Writing Brush is a verse that has profound meaning. It is so important to comprehend that it is written twice.

I shall teach you step by step that this world is

the body of God. Ponder, and see it true. 3-4, 3-135

Imagine God is the body, and every human being is a part of God, like the cells in the body. When all the cells are healthy, the body is healthy.  It may be the same relationship. When all humans have a pure mind (no greed, arrogance, or self love) and are spirited, the mind of God will also be spirited (happy). Another verse supporting this idea:

If the minds of the world are spirited in all matters,

the mind of God, also will be spirited. 4-20

For God to be spirited and happy, the whole world must be pure of mind (lack of greed, arrogance, and self love) and spirited.

Another interpretation is that we are all components of God. When we all purify our minds and work with each other, God becomes whole, and spirited.

When the minds of all the world are spirited,

God and human beings will be of one mind 7-111

What does this mean? How can we make God happy? It means that we should strive to remove greed, arrogance, and self-love from our minds. It is not only important to save us, but everyone in the world. It is only when all of God’s parts (children) come together, when the world will truly become joyous.

 

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About heaventruth

A fundamentalist in the translation and interpretation of the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), as it relates to the world today and in the future.
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