Chapter 10


THE HEBREW GODDESS


THE SHEKHINAH GLORY

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"Beyond the inner veil (of the Sanctuary) was the holy of holies....In this apartment was the ark, a chest of acacia wood, overlaid within and without with gold, ....The cover of the sacred chest was called the MERCY SEAT. This was wrought of one solid piece of gold, and was surmounted by golden cherubim, one standing on each end... Above the mercy seat was the SHEKINAH, the manifestation of the Divine Presence; and from between the cherubim, God made known His will." -- Patriarchs and Prophets, p 348, 349

"In former days, miraculous victories had been achieved whenever it (the ark) appeared. It was shadowed by the WINGS of the GOLDEN CHERUBIM, and the unspeakable glory of the SHEKINAH, the visible symbol of the most high God, had rested over it in the holy of holies." -- Ibid p 584.

"The holy SHEKINAH, in departing from the first temple, had stood upon the eastern mountain, as if loath to forsake the chosen city; so Christ stood upon Olivet, with yearning heart overlooking Jerusalem." -- Desire of Ages, p 829

"In every age there is given to men their day of light and privilege, a probationary time in which they may become reconciled to God. But there is a limit to this grace. Mercy may plead for years and be slighted and rejected; but there comes a time when MERCY makes HER last plea. The heart becomes so hardened that it ceases to respond to the SPIRIT OF GOD. Then the sweet, winning voice entreats the sinner no longer, and reproofs and warnings cease. That day had come to Jerusalem. Jesus wept in anguish over the doomed city, but He could not deliver her." -- Ibid p 587

"God's love for the fallen race is a peculiar manifestation of love - a love BORN OF MERCY (the Holy Ghost)....It is because of sin (the sin of Lucifer in heaven) that MERCY (the Holy Ghost) was brought into active exercise." -- Testimonies, Vol. 7, p. 264.

"Christ came to break down every wall of partition. He came to show that His gift of MERCY (the Holy Ghost) and love is as unconfined as the air (John 3:8; Acts 2:2), the light (the SHEKINAH), or the showers of rain (latter rain of the Holy Ghost, Joel 2:23) that refresh the earth." -- Ibid Vol 9, p 190

"We are standing on the threshold of the crisis of the ages. In quick succession the judgments of God will follow one another - fire, and flood, and earthquake, with war and bloodshed. We are not to be surprised at this time by events both great and decisive; for the ANGEL OF MERCY cannot remain much longer to shelter the impenitent." -- Prophets and Kings, p 278


THE SHEKHINAH GLORY REVEALED TO ISAIAH

"Christ Himself was the Lord of the temple. When He should leave it, its glory would depart - that glory once visible in the holy of holies over the mercy seat, where the high priest entered only once a year, on the great day of atonement, with the blood of the slain victim (typical of the blood of the Son of God shed for the sins of the world), and sprinkled it upon the altar. This was the Shekinah, the visible pavilion of Jehovah.

"It was this glory that was revealed to Isaiah, when he says, 'In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.'" -- Manuscript 71, 1897; 7A Bible Commentary, p 1139


VISION OF GLORY LEADS TO GENUINE CONVICTION OF UNWORTHINESS

"In the year that King Uzziah died, Isaiah was permitted in vision to look into the holy place, and into the holy of holies in the heavenly sanctuary. The curtains of the innermost sanctuary were drawn aside, and a throne high and lifted up, towering as it were to the very heavens, was revealed to his gaze. An indescribable glory emanated from a personage on the throne, as His train filled the temple, as His glory will finally fill the earth. Cherubim were on either side of the mercy-seat, as guards round the great king, and glowed with the glory that enshrouded them from the presence of God. As long as their songs of praise resounded in deep, earnest notes of adoration, the pillars of the gate trembled, as if shaken by an earthquake. These holy beings sang forth the praise and glory of God with lips unpolluted with sin. The contrast between the feeble praise which he had been accustomed to bestow upon the Creator and the fervid praises of the seraphim, astonished and humiliated the prophet. He had for the time being the sublime privilege of appreciating the spotless purity of Jehovah's character.

"While he listened to the song of the angels, as they cried, 'Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of His glory,' the glory, the infinite power, and unsurpassed majesty of the Lord passed before his vision, and was impressed upon his soul. In the light of this matchless radiance that made manifest all he could bear in the revelation of the divine character, his own inward defilement stood out before him with startling clearness. His very words seemed vile to him.

"Thus when the servant of God is permitted to behold the glory of the God of heaven as He is unveiled to humanity, and realizes to a slight degree the purity of the Holy One of Israel, he will make startling confessions of the pollution of his soul, rather than proud boasts of his holiness. In deep humiliation Isaiah exclaimed, 'Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips: ...for mine eyes have seen the king, the Lord of hosts.' ....But the conviction of the prophet was genuine. As humanity, with its weakness and deformity, was brought out in contrast with the perfection of divine holiness and light and glory, he felt altogether inefficient and unworthy. How could he go and speak to the people the holy requirements of Jehovah who was high and lifted up, and whose train filled the temple? While Isaiah was trembling and conscience-smitten, because of his impurity in the presence of this unsurpassed glory, he said, 'Then flew one of the seraphim unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.'" -- Review & Herald, Oct. 16, 1888; 7A Bible Commentary, p 1139-1140


ISAIAH'S EXPERIENCE REPRESENTS LAST-DAY CHURCH

"As the prophet Isaiah beheld the glory of the Lord, he was amazed, and, overwhelmed with a sense of his own weakness and unworthiness, he cried, 'Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips; for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Hosts.'

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"Isaiah had denounced the sin of others; but now he sees himself exposed to the same condemnation he had pronounced upon them. He had been satisfied with a cold, lifeless ceremony in his worship of God. He had not known this until the vision was given him of the Lord. How little now appeared his wisdom and talents as he looked upon the sacredness and majesty of the sanctuary. How unworthy he was! how unfitted for sacred service! His view of himself might be expressed in the language of the apostle Paul, 'O wretched man that I am! who will save me from this body of sin and death?'

"The vision given to Isaiah represents the condition of God's people in the last days. They are privileged to see by faith the work that is going forward in the heavenly sanctuary. 'And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament.' As they look by faith into the holy of holies, and see the work of Christ in the heavenly sanctuary, they perceive that they are a people of unclean lips, - a people whose lips have often spoken vanity, and whose talents have not been sanctified and employed to the glory of God. Well may they despair as they contrast their own weakness and unworthiness with the purity and loveliness of the glorious character of Christ. But if they, like Isaiah, will receive the impression the Lord designs shall be made upon the heart, if they will humble their souls before God, there is hope for them. The bow of promise is above the throne, and the work done for Isaiah will be performed in them. God will respond to the petitions coming from the contrite heart." -- Review and Herald Dec. 22, 1896; Ibid., p 1141.

"Isaiah had a wonderful view of God's glory. He saw the manifestation of God's power, and after beholding His majesty, a message came to him to go and do a certain work. He felt wholly unworthy for the work. What made him esteem himself unworthy? Did he think himself unworthy before he had a view of God's glory? No; he imagined himself in a righteous state before God; but when the glory of the Lord of Hosts was revealed to him, when he beheld the inexpressible majesty of God, he said, 'I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.' Then flew one of the seraphim unto me, having a living coal in his hands, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar, and he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged." -- RH June 4, 1889; Ibid., p 1139


ANGELS FULLY SATISFIED TO GLORIFY GOD

"The seraphim before the throne are so filled with reverential awe in beholding the glory of God that they do not for an instant look upon themselves with self-complacency, or in admiration of themselves or for one another. Their praise and glory are for the Lord of Hosts, who is high and lifted up, and the glory of whose train fills the temple. As they see the future, when the whole earth shall be filled with His glory, the triumphant song of praise is echoed from one to another in melodious chant, 'Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of Hosts.' They are fully satisfied to glorify God; and in His presence, beneath His smile of approbation, they wish for nothing more. In bearing His image, in doing His service and worshiping Him, their highest ambition is fully reached." -- RH Dec. 22, 1896; Ibid., p 1140


CONSIDER WORDS IN LIGHT OF HEAVEN

"Let every soul who claims to be a son and a daughter of God examine himself in the light of heaven; let him consider the polluted lips that make him 'undone.' They are the medium of communication. Then let them not be used in bringing from the treasure of the heart words that will dishonor God and discourage those around you, but use them for the praise and glory of God, who has formed them for this purpose....Harsh and unkind words, words of censure and criticism of God's work and His messengers, are indulged in by those who profess to be His children. When these careless souls discern the greatness of God's character, they will not mingle their spirit and attributes with His service. When our eyes look by faith into the sanctuary, and take in the reality, the importance and holiness, of the work there being done, everything of a selfish nature will be abhorred by us. Sin will appear as it is, - the transgression of God's holy law. The atonement will be better understood; and by living, active faith, we shall see that whatever of virtue humanity possesses, it exists only in Jesus Christ, the world's Redeemer." -- RH Dec. 22, 1896; Ibid., p 1141


THE WHOLE EARTH IS LIGHTENED WITH HIS GLORY

As we have read in the above quotations from the Spirit of prophecy, Isaiah looked within the veil of the sanctuary in heaven and saw the Lord of Hosts and the train of His Glory, the Shekinah, above the mercy-seat, between the two cherubim. When he saw the Lord's Glory, Isaiah said he was undone, and that he was a man of unclean lips. He did not know what to say about what he had seen. Nothing that he could say could describe such beauty of holiness and righteousness. A seraphim took a live coal from off the altar and placed it upon Isaiah's lips. This live coal symbolized purification. No impure word was to fall from Isaiah's lips and he was able to explain the truths he was shown without them being mixed with any human ideas or interpretations. He was able to give the unadulterated truth about the feminine character of the Shekinah Glory and Her part in the closing work of the atonement.

The Spirit of Prophecy through the servant of the Lord also stated that this experience of Isaiah was to be the experience of the last church Laodicea, before she is purified, to go forth and to lighten the whole earth with His Glory. When we see and understand WHO THE SHEKINAH truly is, we will repent of our lack of understanding. We will know that the SHEKINAH GLORY is the Father's Glory, the Divine Mother enshrouding Him on Their Heavenly Throne. And that the SHEKINAH is also the Son's Glory, the Holy Ghost Daughter, enshrouding Him on the MERCY SEAT of the ARK of the COVENANT on Their travelling Throne of Judgment. Jesus Christ will impart His Glory. The Holy Ghost will pour out Her recreative power upon Her offspring in the latter day Pentecost, and She will lighten the whole earth (all humanity that receive) with Truth and Power.

Her presence will be seen in a cloud by day and a fire by night in the midst of Her people as it was in the days of old when the Glory filled the Temple. The Temple of lively stones will be THEIR HABITATION. The Lord Himself will sit on His Judicial Throne, and He will judge the earth, beginning with the House of God. He will determine who truly are His sheep. They will hear His Voice - the Living Spirit of Prophecy - when She, the Fourth Angel, joins Him in the last great work of the Atonement. He will pour out His Spirit on all flesh.

Those that accept His Bride and Helpmate will bear the fruit of righteousness and inherit eternal life, but those who reject Her will bear the fruit of unrighteousness and will be condemned to eternal death. She gives the last invitation to the Marriage Reception; the marriage of humanity with divinity. She will clothe those who accept Her invitation with the garments of Her glory - the robe of Christ's Righteousness. They will be translated to appear before the Bridegroom and His Bride.

All who desire the righteousness of Christ's character must know and receive it from the One who only can impart it to His/Her children. We must personally know the Branch He (Jesus Christ) and the Branch She (Christ the Holy Ghost) the Lords Our Righteousness (Jeremiah 23:5,6; 33:15,16).

It behooves us to take heed of Isaiah's example, and study and pray that His Glory might be manifested in our lives. We need to have the coal touch our lips so that we too will not speak against the Holy Ghost, the SHEKINAH GLORY, the MOTHER of ALL LIVING.


THE ANGEL OF MERCY, AS THE SHEKHINAH

In the following set of references from the Spirit of prophecy we will see that Ellen White has referred to the Shekinah glory as the ANGEL OF MERCY and that she refers to the ANGEL, the SHEKHINAH, in the feminine gender, by using the terms "HER WINGS", "HER FLIGHT", "HER GOLDEN WINGS".


THE ANGEL OF MERCY IN THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY

"When the fast westering sun should pass from sight in the heavens, Jerusalem's day of grace would be ended. While the procession was halting on the brow of Olivet, it was not yet too late for Jerusalem to repent. The ANGEL OF MERCY was then folding HER WINGS to step down from the GOLDEN THRONE to give place to justice and swift judgment. But Christ's great heart of love still pleaded for Jerusalem, that had scorned HIS MERCIES, despised His warnings, and was about to imbrue her hands in His blood. If Jerusalem would repent it was not yet too late... would not SOME GOOD ANGEL lead her to the Saviour's love, and avert her doom?" -- Desire of Ages, p. 578.

"As the approach of the Roman armies was a sign to the disciples of the impending destruction of Jerusalem, so may this apostasy be a sign to us that the measure of forbearance is reached, that the measure of our nation's iniquity is full and the ANGEL OF MERCY is about to take HER FLIGHT, never to return." -- Testimonies Vol 5, p. 451

"I was shown that a terrible condition of things exists in our world. The ANGEL OF MERCY is folding HER WINGS, ready to depart. Already the Lord's restraining power is being withdrawn from earth, and Satan is seeking to stir up the various elements in the religious world, leading men to place themselves under the training of the great deceiver, who works with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in the children of disobedience. Already the inhabitants of the earth are marshaling under the leading of the prince of darkness and this is but the beginning of the end." -- Testimonies Vol 8, p. 49.

"No Second Probation. There is not a second probation for anyone. Now is probationary time, before the ANGEL shall fold HER GOLDEN WINGS, the ANGEL OF MERCY, and shall step down from the THRONE, and MERCY, MERCY is gone forever." -- MS 49, 1894; 7A BC 989


HEBREW TITLES FOR GOD

There are basically three nouns, titles, used in Hebrew which are translated "God". These are El, Eloah, and Elohim.

EL is translated God, god, idols, mighty, mighty one, power, and strong. It is used in reference to YHWH, the God of Israel, as well as of gods of other nations. It is singular and masculine.

ELOAH is translated God. It appears over fifty times in the Scriptures. This word with added masculine plural ending "im", makes up the word Elohim. It would be well to note here, that Eloah has the feminine ending "ah" and according to Hebrew grammar, is referring to a GODDESS.

ELOHIM is translated angels, God, godly, judges, gods, and one time goddess, in 1Kings 11:13. It is feminine and masculine plural.

EL SHADDAI has been translated "Almighty". Leslie Hardinge, in a study on The Revelation, has given reference to this word (El Shaddai), and has stated its correct translation as being "The Mighty Breasted One". This is the correct rendering because the root of the word "Shaddai" is "Shad", which means "breasts" (feminine). If one would study the places where ELOAH is used, it would be easily discerned that in many of the same, or neighboring verses the words "EL SHADDAI" are also used.

SHEKHINAH is another term that is used to refer to God's Presence, the Holy Spirit, in the Sanctuary. It also has the feminine ending "ah".

"In Semitic languages, the verb as well as the adjective have separate male and female forms; in the sentence "the Shekhinah rose up....and said," therefore, both verbs impress the reader (or hearer) with the femininity of the Shekhinah by taking themselves the feminine forms. Thus, even without any explicit pronouncement to the effect that the Shekhinah was a FEMALE DIVINE ENTITY, her sex was kept in the forefront of consciousness by every statement made about her." -- The Hebrew Goddess, by Raphael Patai, p 114

This is also true in regards to the word Ruach (Spirit).

The Hebrew language has gone through four major changes. Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew of the Mishna, Medieval Hebrew and Modern Hebrew.


HOLY SPIRIT'S HEBREW GENDER

Jesus growing up in Palestine as He did, probably did not have much occasion to speak Greek or Latin. Though Greek was the language of most of the area of the world, it was not commonly spoken by the Jews. Josephus, a Jewish historian who lived at the time of Christ says;

"I have also taken a great deal of pains to obtain the learning of the Greeks, and understand the elements of the Greek language; although I have so accustomed myself to speak my own tongue, that I cannot pronounce Greek with sufficient exactness. For our nation does not encourage those that learn the languages of many nations." -- The Works of Josephus, Antiquities XX, X12

"Indeed the teaching of Greek was forbidden by Jewish Rabbis. It was said that it was better for a man to give his child meat of swine than to teach him the language of the Greeks." -- The Holy Bible from Ancient Eastern Manuscripts by George Llamsa, pg x

The holy language in Palestine was Hebrew, while the common language was thought to be Aramaic. These languages are very closely related. Most of Jesus' discourses were spoken in Hebrew and Aramaic. On the cross His cry to God was spoken in Aramaic. He very probably, as a common man, thought in Aramaic (and Hebrew).

"Remember: There is no neuter in Hebrew. EVERYTHING IS 'HE' or 'SHE', even tables, chairs, pencils, etc." - The Berlitz Self Teacher: Hebrew; Crosset & Dunlap, publ., New York, p 13

"There are two genders in Hebrew, masculine and feminine....You can recognize feminine nouns by watching for the ending (ah) or (t). Moreover, the words 'zeh' and 'zoht' both meaning 'this' are used for masculine and feminine respectively." Ibid pg 2

In Hebrew the word for Holy Spirit is "ruach". It is also translated "wind". The "ach" ending is another form of "ah" and is feminine also. Whenever Jesus thought of the Holy Spirit, as a personal being, and not just an influence, He would have been thinking with a feminine gendered being in mind. That is; if He were thinking, and growing, and learning as a common man. When He read verses like Proverb 8:20, where Wisdom, "She", Hookmah, says, "I LEAD in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of Judgments", He knew this was the work of the Holy Spirit, whom the Father sends, in answer to the prayer of Christ. There is one thing that needs to be noted here: this rule of determining feminine nouns does not apply to proper names.

The following verses of Scripture truly depict the Heavenly Family. The Father is talking to His Son about His Mother Who is Wisdom, Hookmah and the Daughter Who is Understanding.

"For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother. He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honor, when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life." -- Proverbs 4:3-13


HOLY SPIRIT'S GREEK GENDER

The situation is not the same in Greek. Besides the masculine and the feminine they employ a neuter form. The word for Spirit is "pneuma" and is in the neuter.

This presented a problem when trying to translate from the Hebrew or Aramaic words for Spirit, for they are feminine. PERSONALITY was lost in the exchange.

The word translated "Comforter" (paraclete, in Greek) is in the masculine gender only. It is also translated "advocate" John 2:1. It carries the connotation of intercessor or lawyer. You could not say in Greek "My lawyer (paraclete) SHE represents me in court."

This is why in our English translation the Spirit is referred to as "HE" or "IT". "He" is used when personality is implied by the use of "paraclete" or as in John 16:13 "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come."

While YHWH is a proper name, El, Eloah, and Elohiym are titles. An interesting comparison:

EL - Masculine ELOAH - Feminine

ELOHIYM - feminine base with a masculine plural ending

JOE - Masculine JOAN - Feminine

JONES - feminine base with a plural ending

A friend asked her Hebrew teacher, a practicing Messianic Jew, what was the difference between El, Eloah, and Elohiym. She Said that there was no difference. Then she asked her why did one of them have a plural ending (iym). She said that "this refers to the Plurality of Majesty. The greatness of God." Then she asked why one of the words has a feminine ending (ah), and what does Eloah mean, seeing that it is still a different word. Her reply was, "This refers to the PERSONAL GOD, the one who is WITH US." It was obvious with no further questions that this referred to the Holy Spirit.


CONCLUSION

"In the third century, that time of developing apostasies (Rome), Paul of Samosatar advanced a theory denying the PERSONALITY of the HOLY SPIRIT, regarding the Holy Spirit merely as an influence... about the time of the Protestant Reformation two men... revived the theory, and many accepted it. The chilling influence of this concept has told on all Protestant churches. In our Authorized Version of 1611 (King James) the personal pronoun applied by Christ to the Holy Spirit in the Greek, IS NEUTER, and in the following precise grammatical construction the impersonal pronoun ITSELF is used in the Authorized Version... (and) has had a large bearing on the popular understanding..." -- Leroy E. Froom, The Coming of the Comforter, p 39, 40, 56

Although Ellen G. White stated "The nature of the Holy Spirit is a MYSTERY... and silence is golden" (Acts of the Apostles, p. 52), she was inspired to reveal a part of the mystery when she wrote that, "There are three living Persons of the heavenly trio" (Testimonies , Series B, no. 7, p. 62,63), and that men and women were created not only "in the likeness of God...BUT IN FORM AND FEATURE" (Great Controversy, p. 645). These revelations "were squarely against prevailing sentiment...of some of the pioneers of the Advent movement, who were inclined to this impersonal (neuter) idea of an influence, and discounted ...the Trinity." -- The Coming Comforter, p 56.

That the dominant theme in Christendom is about the Holy Spirit, is an index to the times and a confirmation that we are in the age foretold by Joel's vision that "I will pour out my spirit on all flesh" (Joel 2:28). And at what better time to understand the PERSON of the Holy Spirit than when the Spirit is to be received, just as God sent His Son that they might understand His PERSON!

It was no secret that the Jews of the Old Testament or the Jews of today regard the Spirit of the Old Testament Hebrew Bible, the Shekhinah, as FEMININE. NO SECRET is it that ELOHIM is ELOAH - the FEMININE singular for goddess - and the masculine plural ending IYM! No secret was it with Adam and Eve who passed the knowledge of the Holy Spirit Mother to their descendants, even to the Tower of Babel. From thence the knowledge of the HEAVENLY MOTHER was carried to all parts of the earth and INCORPORATED into counterfeit (pagan) forms of worship. Notwithstanding the perversion in paganism of the Heavenly Family of Father, Mother, Son and Daughter, the truth of Their PERSONALITY, nevertheless, was carried on by the chosen of God, and when the Hebrew scriptures were finally written, the SPIRIT appeared AS A FEMININE BEING.

"The understanding of the Holy Spirit as a FEMALE is also Jewish or Semitic." -- New Testament Apocrypha, p. 160.

"It comes as a SHOCK to find the JEWS...with a WOMAN GOD." -- The Hebrew Goddess, Raphael Patai, (cover).

"Whereas the Old Testament prophets had written about the Holy Spirit Mother, Jesus stated that the Spirit would come in His name (1 John 14:26). The Holy Spirit began "to acquire personality expressed in MASCULINE terms. FEMININE ELEMENTS IN THE GODHEAD...(were) receding from Christian doctrine... The INSTRUCTRESS of the Old Testament and Apocrypha has become the INSTRUCTOR (Christ), and the LADY WISDOM is now an attribute of the 'paternal' Christ... In the fragmentary remains of the second century Gospel According to the Hebrews... Jesus speaks of 'My Mother, the Holy Spirit,'... It is true that the Hebrew word for 'spirit' is feminine..." -- Margaret Crook, Woman and Religion, p 158-160

The enemy of Truth tried to cover up the identity of the Holy Spirit Mother and the Holy Ghost Daughter by a perverted emphasis of Christ on the part of theologians, in the early centuries, who disavowed anything Jewish - whether the seventh-day Sabbath, the festal Sabbaths, or the FEMININE RUAH haKodesh - the Holy Spirit. Despite this "cover-up," which did succeed in the greater part of Christendom's history, some faithful Christians still kept alive the truth of the Heavenly Mother!

"But instead of three male personages, as generally represented, a Heavenly FATHER, MOTHER, AND SON would seem more RATIONAL. The FIRST step in the ELEVATION OF WOMAN to her true position... is...the recognition of an IDEAL HEAVENLY MOTHER, to whom their prayers should be addressed, as well as to a Father. If language has any meaning, we have in these texts (Gen. 1:26-28) a PLAIN declaration of the existence of the FEMININE element in the Godhead, equal in power and glory with the masculine. The Heavenly MOTHER and FATHER !" -- Elizabeth Stanton, Women's Bible, p 14


THE SABBATH -- BRIDE, QUEEN, GODDESS

Triumphant over attempts to hide the seventh-day Sabbath truth for centuries, the flickering flame began to leap higher as the Reformation progressed and climaxed with the blazing fire of truth when Ellen G. White was shown in vision the validity of the seventh-day Sabbath. Paralleling this was the truth of the Holy Spirit Mother and the Holy Ghost Daughter, whose earthly children lost sight of Their PERSON until the voice of the SEVENTH ANGEL has begun to sound and the MYSTERY of GOD IS FINISHED, as HE hath DECLARED through HIS SERVANTS the PROPHETS (Rev 10).

The Truth of the seventh-day Sabbath of Creation blended with the truth of the Holy Spirit Mother and the Holy Ghost the Mother of Creation, stand welded together, emerging as the Sabbath - a symbol of the Father's Wife and the Son's Bride - "...the Sabbath ...developed into a FEMALE numen (spirit) and ENDOWED with the character of ...bride, queen, and goddess." -- The Hebrew Goddess, p. 226. Read more on the Sabbath in Appendix B in back of this book.

The Sabbath, as we can see from the above excerpts, has a twofold aspect, male and female. The Sabbath is the Seal of God the Creator and Re-Creator. The Holy Ghost is the Queen, Bride, Matronit of the Sabbath, and Jesus is the King, Bridegroom and Lord of the Sabbath.

Each time we say S-ABBA-th we call out, ABBA - Father. And Each time we call out AB-BA, we are saying AB - Father, but we also call BA - Mother. They are Images of One Another; you can't have One without the Other. So in the name SABBATH we have a male and female aspect depicting our Creator and Re-Creator, our Father and Mother, Jesus and the Holy Ghost, Who are the Images of Their Father and Mother.When we accept and keep the Sabbath holy we receive the SIGN of the Creator - Yeshua and we rest in His Salvation - Yeshuw'ah, Another Creator, Another Comforter (Parent), Another Messiah, Another Member of the God Family, the Holy Ghost.

We must keep the Sabbath in and through the Holy Spirit. This is our true rest, when we give ourselves completely over to Jesus and the Holy Ghost. "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death."

As men and women recognize the Godhead as The Perfect Family -- Father, Mother, Son and Daughter -- and The Perfectly Equal Couple -- the Father and his Wife, the Son and His Bride -- they will cooperate with the Heavenly Family in bringing about equality of male and female in the human family. They will also reap the reward of a beautiful relationship with their family and the Family of God, when keeping holy the seventh-day Sabbath, a symbol of the King and Queen of Heaven and Their Children -- "THE BRANCH HE AND THE BRANCH SHE THE LORDS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS" (Jeremiah 23:5, 6; 33:15, 16).

"For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory (Divine Mother), to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ (the Holy Ghost) may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love (Godhead), may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth (the Father), and length (the Mother), and depth (the Son), and height (the Holy Ghost); and to know the love of Christ (through the indwelling of the Holy Ghost), which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God (be filled with the fullness of the God Family bodily as a son and a daughter)." -- Ephesians 3:14-19 (parentheses supplied).

© Charles Pace 2016