Smeared With God by Bill Johnson download in pdf, ePub, iPad
Some Nizhal Thangals use this symbol Thirunamam as building architecture. That is, the Atman is God and the supreme self. And it was practiced and treated with high religious importance and as the primary ritual from the celebration conducted in Swamithope pathi even during the period of Vaikundar.
The alternative relationship and close contact brought up by this ritual practice meant a reversal of the hierarchical social relationship and discrimination based on purity and pollution. At the burning bush, Moses understood his own inability thus God revealed to him His ability through His presence. Arguably, it is also the world itself that is seared, smeared, and bleared.
Many people were touching Him at the moment but this one particular woman stirred up something within Him. If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
Mostly all Thangals use to mount the symbol at the top either with a lotus or not. Somebody did touch Me, said Jesus. The break-point of social hierarchy is channeled in a religious way.
Seared, smeared, and bleared give the answer. But some Thangals prepare them as their own. Payyan Bala Janathipathi smearing Thirunamam for devotees in Vatakku Vasal This dimension of personal touch stood out to the public eye and was much appreciated by the then society. Even in the present symbol the Thirunamam is used with the same religious definition as the Atman.
The secondary scripture Arul Nool too refers that, Ayya personally touched the devotees and wore Thirunamam for them. And he will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. But God assured him - I am with you. In Ayyavazhi universe primarily, Ayya Vaikundar seems to have personally touched the forehead of followers and worn it for them.
When they all denied it, Peter said, Master, the crowds are hemming You in and pressing against You. Smearing and blearing both carry the sense of an oily or dirty smudge drawn across a previously clear surface. Isaiah prophesied of this power of the anointing to break yokes. This caste based social reality is transformed into a religious institution.
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