As I was reading my bible this past week I came across a couple of passages which highlight the importance and the meaning of the right vs. the left. For example, in chapter 29 of the Book of Exodus, God gives Moses very specific instructions for the consecration of Aaron and his sons to be priests officiating in God’s sanctuary and tabernacle. Below is an excerpt:
“You shall also take the other ram, and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands on the head of the ram. Then you shall kill the ram, and take some of its blood and put it on the tip of the right ear of Aaron and on the tip of the right ear of his sons, on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood all around on the altar. And you shall take some of the blood that is on the altar, and some of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aaron and on his garments, on his sons and on the garments of his sons with him; and he and his garments shall be hallowed, and his sons and his sons’ garments with him.” Exodus 29:19-21
The consecration of Aaron and his sons is consumated in the Book of Leviticus, where we read a similar account:
“Then Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram, and Moses killed it. Also he took some of its blood and put it on the tip of Aaron’s right ear, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot. Then he brought Aaron’s sons. And Moses put some of the blood on the tips of their right ears, on the thumbs of their right hands, and on the big toes of their right feet. And Moses sprinkled the blood all around on the altar.” Leviticus 8:23-24
Why is this significant with regard to Mahikari? As I wrote in an earlier post, when receiving okiyome the kumite must place his/her hands in prayer and very deliberately place the left thumb over the right one. When kneeling in prayer before the altar or to give okiyome the big toe of the left foot must be crossed over the right foot. Is this a coincidence or perhaps the result of some Japanese cultural influence? I don’t think so. What I have observed since I left Mahikari is that Satan seeks to contradict God in even the smallest details. For each one of God’s laws, truths and symbols, Satan has at least one (and sometimes several) counterfeits. This detail of the left thumb and the left big toe is an evil counterfeit of the symbolism that God established for His holy sanctuary.