SCRIPTURES AND COMMENTARY ON THE FEMININE MEMBER OF THE GODHEAD
Except a man be born again…born of the Spirit. John 3
“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless someone is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which has been born of the flesh is flesh, and that which has been born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born [d]again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it is coming from and where it is going; so is everyone who has been born of the Spirit.”
Only the female, the feminine form can give birth. To be “born of the Spirit” is a function of the feminine nature of Holy Spirit. As in the natural, so in the spiritual…a male Holy Spirit is incapable of birthing.
I AM EL SHADDAI. Genesis 17
“And when Abram was ninety-nine years old and the LORD appeared to Abram, and He said to him, ‘I am El Shaddai, walk before me, and be perfect.” Genesis 17:1
English language translations transform the Hebrew phrase, El Shaddai, into “God Almighty.” This is a sanitized version of the meaning of the Hebrew…”mighty teat” or “breast”, hence, the accepted Hebrew interpretation of God as the “All-breasted One.”
For more clarification on this concept, google ‘El Shaddai’ and open “The Meaning of El Shaddai” by Jeff A. Brenner. In this Google excerpt, he discusses the Hebrew concept of God as both Father and Mother, the feminine aspect of the Godhead, and the Western rejection that transmuted the feminine into an entirely male identity.
In OUR image. Genesis 1
“And God said, ‘Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness.’” Genesis 1:26
The woman was not an afterthought thrown together by God when He suddenly realized that Adam didn’t have a mate. God, who created two of every creature, male and female, in earth, the sea and the sky, did not have to hurriedly devise a female for Adam…she already existed, just as she existed in the Godhead. The plural “Our” in this verse includes the concept of God the Father, God the Son (Yeshua) and God the Holy Spirit, The Mother, The Comforter, The Nurturer, “The Womb of Creation”…for further details, research “Womb of Creation’ on Google.
Feminine Characteristics of Holy Spirit
“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;”
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:”
As is immediately apparent, there is an obvious contradiction here in having to use the modern translated Bible to disprove the Bible. As indicated in these verses, the conundrum lies in trying to reconcile a book which over centuries has systematically rejected and eliminated the female aspects of the Godhead, to support the identity of Holy Spirit. The characteristics of the Comforter as outlined in these verses make perfect sense when “She” replaces the misogynistic male usurper of the person of the feminine member of the Godhead.
NATURE OF HOLY SPIRIT – Here are other characterizations…
“Out of whose womb came the ice? And the hoary frost of heaven, Who has gendered it?””
“By pureness, by knowledge, by long suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,”
“and hope does not disappoint, because the loveof God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
These characteristics exemplified femininity. Another key aspect of Holy Spirit is Wisdom,an attribute openly characterized as female in the Book of Proverbs. Per the two verses quoted below, the men of God who wrote original Scripture spoke as they were inspired by Holy Spirit, and what they saw was God’s feminine nature.
“For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”
“…Paul said one parting statement: “The Holy Spirit rightly spoke through Isaiah the prophet to your fathers,”
“Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:”
“Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:”
“Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?”
“Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:”
Isaiah 11:2 (speaking of Yeshua Hamaschia)
“And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;”
“But wisdom is justified of all her children.”
HEBRAIC and EARLY CHRISTIAN CONFIRMATIONS
The clearest representations of the feminine nature of Holy Spirit in the Godhead exist in the Hebrew scriptures, not in the masculinized transpositions that dominate the modern Western Bible.
Quoted below is a Google passage from a biblical scholar, David Wheeler-Reed, who published it in an online newsletter called “The Conversation.” Dr. Reed is a postdoctoral visiting research fellow at Yale Divinity School and an instructor in religious studies at Albertus Magnus College. His work focuses on the New Testament, the ancient family, and gender and sexuality in antiquity:
“As a scholar of Christian origins and gender theory, I’ve studied the early references to God. The Book of Proverbs maintains that the feminine figure of Holy Wisdom, Sophia, assisted God during the creation of the world.
Indeed, The Church Fathers and Mothers understood Sophia to be the “Logos,” or Word of God. Additionally, Jewish rabbis equated the Torah, the law of God, with Sophia, which means that feminine wisdom was with God from the very beginning of time.”
WIKIPEDIA, the Internet encyclopedia, concurs with this research into the original presence of the feminine in the Godhead. The passage quoted below is from their Google article:
“Gender of God in Christianity
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“God in Christianity is represented by the Trinity of three hypostases or ‘persons” described as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. While “Father” and “Son” implicitly invoke masculine sex, the gender of the Holy Spirit from earliest times was also represented as including feminine aspects (partly due to grammatical gender, especially in the Syriac church). Furthermore, the (feminine) concept of Holy Wisdom was identified with Christ the Logos and thus with God the Son from earliest times.
GOOGLE presents a wealth of material on the feminine nature of God. Here’s another quote:
“Is Ruach Elohim feminine?
In Hebrew the word for Spirit (רוח) (ruach) is feminine, which is used in the Hebrew Bible, as is the feminine word “shekhinah” in rabbinic literature, to indicate the presence of God.”
There is so much more to be gleaned from research into this subject, but our goal here is to provide a summary reference, a starting point for confronting the inevitable rejections of a feminine Holy Spirit from traditional Christian adherents. Modern Christianity has been relentlessly indoctrinated with the idea that the forms of God’s divinity are solely male, and that women do not represent any aspect of Him, but they are in gross error in that belief. From the beginning, She has been an active third member of the Godhead, and Her presence was known and acknowledged by both Hebrew and early Christian believers. Seek and you will find diligent and thorough investigations from numerous sources that emphatically refute the doctrinal error that has attempted to erase the presence of the feminine in the identity of God.
Jo Lynne Pool