08 July, 2009

Why do we see Bad People Who Prosper?

The Law of Attraction is really the combination of two spiritual laws: (1) the Law of Faith & (2) the Law of Giving & Receiving (also known as the Law of Sowing & Reaping and the Buddhist principal of Karma (which means “deed” or “act”)).

The Law of Faith is summed up in Mark 11:24 (NKJ) which reads, “…whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”

The Law of Sowing & Reaping says that, “…whatever a man sows, this he will also reap” (Gal. 6:7 (NAS)).

The Law of Giving & Receiving says that whatever a man gives to others, that same thing will he receive back unto himself (paraphrased – Luke 6:38 (NAS)).

And the concept of Karma more broadly names the universal principle of cause and effect, action and reaction, that governs all life. Accordingly, we produce Karma in the following four ways:

  • through thoughts
  • through words
  • through actions that we perform ourselves
  • through actions others do under our instructions

So, the Law of Faith stands on its own as producing that for which we believe. The other three Laws illustrate that we receive back that which we give to others.

So, why do people who treat others poorly prosper in the world?

We have to differentiate between what a person believes and who a person is. If a person believes that he will become wealthy, he will prosper, and he will gain riches, and if he is intentional toward that goal, he will obtain those things. That is the Law of Faith in action. The Law of Faith isn’t respective of who you are. It doesn’t care if you are a man, a woman, a boy, or a girl. It doesn’t care if you are poor or rich or black or Indian. It doesn’t care if you are a good person or a bad person; and it doesn’t care what your current circumstances are. The Law of Faith simply manifests that which you desire, ask for, and believe that you have received.

Who a person is, then, is governed by the other three laws. If a person is mean to others, he will get meanness back. If he has bad thoughts towards others and treats them unfairly, he will also be treated unfairly and his mood will be dour and cynical. The hearts of bad men are not bright but rather they are darkened from the return of the bad thoughts, actions, and energy that they put out into the universe.

We may not be able to [physically] see these laws at work but they are just as real as the Law of Gravity. There is no side-stepping them and there are no free passes. We receive from others and from the universe, the same as that which we give out. If we treat others with kindness and mercy, we receive that back. If we are rude to others and resentful of their good fortunes, we receive rudeness back and others will resent us. What we receive by faith is independent of our goodness. We don’t receive what we believe because of our merit. We can never act “good” enough or do enough “good” things to coax God into giving us the things for which we ask and believe. He put a law into motion in the universe that provides those things based on the simplistic approach of: ask, believe, and receive. That law - - the Law of Faith - - is not retractable.

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