In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), God tells us that he will begin to work in saving all mankind. God will begin to perform marvelous salvations. Even the date of January 26, 1887 is given as the special day. But we do not see God’s workings today.
God promises that he will do “Marvelous workings” to save mankind. Many of us would think that marvelous would mean benefits like financial or worldly gains; but in the Book of Prophecy, it appears that marvelous refers to God placing illness on our bodies. How could illness be marvelous and benefit us?
It is said that God will begin to begin the process of helping mankind live a joyous life. Illness becomes God’s tool in informing us that we are using our minds contrary to God’s intentions. God uses illness to help us remove these evils from our hearts. Evil refers to greed, arrogance, and self love. God will begin to show the world that our minds reflect what happens to us in our future lives. God gives us a glimpse of our future lives by entering us and evaluating our minds. When evil is present, God places illness on our bodies. Illness becomes God’s guidance. But why does God require a prayer in initiating his miraculous workings (placing illness)?
In the Book of Prophecy, God states that he has given us a special prayer, and opened the portal to save all mankind. But our church membership does not increase. Who of us has the true sincerity to pray (Joyous Service) that God will place illness on others, and even to those we love; and who of us have the courage and faith to heal and teach them when God places them in front of us. We in the church must know what we are praying for, and have the faith and strength to heal and inform others when God answers our prayers. When this happens, God’s promise will be realized. A prayer for God’s marvelous workings (verse 17-74).