God’s Operant Conditioning

Continuation of previous blog……….

How does God  help people understand the relationship between cause and effect? Remember good thoughts and actions cause joy in the future, and bad thoughts and actions cause sufferings. But the lapse between cause and effect may be too long for us to understand the relationship. Suppose God gives us a glimpse of our future  by distinguishing our current thoughts? God places illness or health on our bodies in distinguishing our thoughts.  We don’t have to wait for a prolong period of time between the cause and effect of our thoughts and actions. By this quick response, the association between our thoughts and future happiness and suffering will be realized.

But there is a prerequisite before God begins to work. The following verse from the Tip of the Writing Brush.

Though I desire to go forth into the open quickly,

I cannot do so because there is no path. 2-13

We must ask God to help us first. This path of joy, begins with our prayer requesting God’s help to sweep away mankind’s evils (greed, arrogance, and self-love).  With the acceptance of our prayers, God begins to place illness and disorders on our bodies, showing the relationship between our thoughts and the future. When we realize this relationship;  and sweep greed, arrogance and self love from our hearts, then our future will be joyous.

Some of you still may be suspicious of the idea that our thoughts and actions may cause joy and suffering in the future. But even if you don’t, bring out that smile at work or home tomorrow. Besides bringing instant joy to the recipient of the greeting, it may also bring upon joy in your future.

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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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