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Holy Spirit as the Shadday. God the Mother, Holy Spirit is wisdom

4. Other examples that the Holy Spirit is feminine.

a. heavenly parents

Job 5:17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth : therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty (Shadday) :

Written in Hebrew this reads:

Job 5:17 Behold, happy is the man whom Eloah (The Father) correcteth : therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Shadday (The Mother)

The functional descriptors of Eloah as a Father and Shadday as a Mother, do not associate with gender, but different functional aspects of love in action. The Father in Hebrew was the Strong one in the heavenly home. The Mother in Hebrew was the strong glue in the heavenly home. On earth we see GOD as similes expressed in human pictures.

If one was to study the Hebrew word "ab" , human scholars assume this word means "father / and or fruit" , a word with two common meanings. However a better picture of this Hebrew word for all Scripture contexts, is "Provider".

Job 8:12 Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other herb.(KJV)

Job 8:12 Whilst it is yet [not a] provider, and not cut down, it withereth before any other plant outside.(Ancient Hebrew)

Song 6:11 I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished, and the pomegranates budded.(KJV)

Song 6:11 I went down into the garden of nuts to see the providers of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished, and the pomegranates budded.(Ancient Hebrew)

Thus the word "ab" means "Provider". This is a verb showing action. Likewise the Hebrew word "am" translated as "mother" more likely means "Responder", the "strong flow". This word is also a verb of action. Finally the Hebrew word "bn" translated as "son", more likely means the "home across the nations" the One who shows the family love of Elohiym to mankind. This personality of loving is like "collective love", and is the "child like love" of both maleness-love and femaleness-love.

Elohiym are not material or formed of matter, they are energy forms, beyond time, space and matter. Elohiym is a simile of light. Elohiym is all about love. Love is a community concept within a family generator.

Job 5:17

  • Happy is the man whom Eloah correcteth ,
  • despise not the chastening of the Shadday.

    Provider "Eloah"correcteth
    Responder "Shadday"chasteneth

    Using Bible poetry parallels, we see similes in this verse.

    The heavenly parents function as similes of earthly parents.

    See detailed studies on the Shadday.

    b. heavenly family

    Eph 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

    Paul writes there is a heavenly family, in which all three members are written here in this passage. Now if there is a heavenly Father, and a heavenly Son, logic tells you there is also a heavenly Mother. This is Greek thinking.

    The Hebrew concept of the Family of Elohiym is love that provides, love that responds, and love that collects. These unique characteristics of loving are found in three co-eternal Beings.

    c. Personal Name as the Shadday

    Job 33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

    Or written in Hebrew

    Job 33:4 The Holy Spirit of Strong Authority hath made me, and the breath of the Shadday hath given me life.

    Here is another poetry parallel:

    Holy Spirit "ruwach"hath made me
    wind of "Shadday"giveth me life

    Using Bible poetry parallels, we see similes in this verse.

    The Shadday is the personal functional descriptor (name) for the Holy Spirit. Notice this co-eternal Being is present within the Godhead as one of three members.

    Re 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

    Written in Hebrew notice:-

    Re 4:8 .. saying, Holy, holy, holy, YHWH Elohiym Shadday, which was, and is, and is to come.

    Thus there is evidence the Shadday form of the Holy exists around the throne of GOD, as shown in Revelation.

    In the oldest book of the Bible, Job, because of it's ancient Hebrew words, we have evidence of three functional descriptors of GOD.

    Job 40:1 Moreover the LORD (YHWH) answered Job, and said, 2 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty (Shadday) instruct him? he that reproveth God (Eloah - the Father), let him answer it.

    Thus there is evidence the three members of the Godhead existed from the beginning.

    Now let's consider the actual functional meaning of "Shadday".

    Shadday (modern Hebrew):-

    Shadday (Ancient Hebrew):-

    In Ancient Hebrew script, the letters inside the word read "The pressed to the door with active arms" - "Shadday". Strongs 7706.

    The "pressed door" can also be a picture of "pressed breast" because the door in a Hebrew tent swings as a curtain, so Jeff Benner sees this as the "two swings"... However the Author sees the meaning more as "pressed to the breast" an Eastern greeting is done this way by gender males showing hospitality, and by gender females showing love to their own.

    Closely related to this word is "breast" (The Hebrew word is "shad"), Strongs 7700 and 7699.

    Here is the Ancient Hebrew word for "breast":

    Many scholars assume "shadday" means 'almighty' and I cannot understand why this is so.

    Perhaps one reason might be the assumption Hebrew words grew randomly from people invasions. They assume common Hebrew words are NOT related to another. This is false as other studies show.

    For detailed studies, investigating all verses of the Bible:-

    A study of ruwach (Holy Spirit)

    A study of Shadday.

    d. cultural aspects

    The Bible is written in Hebrew in two cases, masculine and feminine. There is no neutral case. Therefore if we assume Hebrew was the language from GOD, since Edenic times, this has profound affects on how we view GOD and our universe. We know GOD is light. We know GOD is love. Both of these descriptions tells us GOD is not matter, yet GOD is the full expression of love. Love is relational and social. GOD cannot be alone. There is no such thing as 'self love'.

    Mt 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love (maleness-love) the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

  • 38 This is the first and great commandment.
  • 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love (maleness-love) thy neighbour as thyself.
  • 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

    Notice Jesus love is divided into TWO categories upon which the law is based, not three.

    Maleness love Femaleness love
    I AM your saviour Respect family
    I AM your physical provider Respect life
    I AM your power Respect relationships
    I AM your Creator Respect creation
    Respect truth
    Desire GOD

    One can assess the Ten Commandments as man loving GOD (the first four directives) and man loving his neighbour ( the last six directives). However there is another consideration...

    The ten commandments are two functional classifications of love. The first four show maleness love, the love that provides, rescues, protects and creates. The last six commandments show femaleness love, the love that respects, responds, builds relationships, and desires deeply.

    There is no Hebrew word for 'self' or 'self love' but there are plenty of Hebrews that mean 'selfish' as these studies show.

    Since the Father cannot love alone, it is a complete picture to see love expressed in at least three beings. A son shows love in a different manner, as collective love, while parental love is different. Thus GOD is a unit of family love.

    e. similes of wisdom and truth

    The Holy Spirit is a symbol of wisdom, which is feminine and expresses femaleness-love.

    In fact the Book of Proverbs, for nine chapters, describes wisdom as a personal Being in feminine form, using female pictures of poetry. The evidence for wisdom is strong. The only problem is WHO is WISDOM ?

    Traditional religions say WISDOM is an attribute of the Father, or a symbol of Jesus. Indeed some religions make this special case that Jesus had an origin:-

    Pr 8:22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way,

  • before his works of old.

    23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning,

  • or ever the earth was.

    The verses here may suggest Jesus, but remember the nine chapters of wisdom speak in feminine form, and Jesus is masculine in form. Jesus never had an origin. He existed as all of Elohiym existed, all at once. Beyond that the Scriptures say nothing. The verse is probably speaking of Jesus' new wisdom being called forth, before the creation of the world.

    Wisdom is personified as the helper for the Creator during creation.

    Since we know Jesus was our Creator, who was the helper?

    Pr 8:27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there:...

    It cannot be the Father, it must be the Holy Spirit , who is a symbol wisdom, is an agency for channelling the Father's creative power when the Son spoke creation into being. The same agency or medium also works for heavenly wisdom that flows and heavenly truth that flows.

    The Holy Spirit is a channel for this heavenly flow, yet in the nine chapters describing wisdom in Proverbs, the personal being known as wisdom, is that of a woman expressing feminine love.

    Pr 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge:

  • but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

    8 My son, hear the

  • instruction of thy father,
  • and forsake not the law of thy mother:

    The opening of Proverbs on wisdom, sets the stage of TWO forms of love in written directions for life. The instructions of the father we will see reference broadly the ten commandments, while the rest of the torah teachings, the Holy Sriptures are love explained as directions from a mother. These TWO forms are presented again and again throughout the nine chapters on wisdom.

    Pr 6:23 For the

  • commandment is a lamp; and
  • the law is light;
  • and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

    Here we see TWO forms of love expressed...the source of love are the ten commandments, the lamp, that begins light as maleness love. And then secondly, we see the torah teachings of light radiating from that source as femaleness-love. These TWO forms of expression are presented here in the nine chapters of wisdom...the instructions from the Heavenly Father, and the teachings of the Heavenly Mother, as similes of poetry that help us see the Family of GOD darkly as an image with human earthly pictures.

    Jesus is a witness to His Father's light, and responded by faith to His heavenly Father's light in Person, demonstrates two Beings, the Father expressing maleness-love and the Son expressing femaleness-love, as what SOP terms fellowship love, so in this figurature function of a "woman" Jesus' wisdom was called forth by His Father, before his works of old. Since Lucifer has began sinning, the Father and the Son planned a response to sinning, and this is the "wisdom" that was brought forth.

    It may puzzle the reader to find members of GOD showing both masculine and feminine earth pictures to us? Is not GOD one in unity and function?

    It is so very true that the FAMILY of GOD is beyond all understanding, so GOD bless the lowly Scripture evidence that gives us a glimpse into His love and the TWO expressions of love.

    See detailed studies of wisdom.

    See detailed studies of truth.

    f. Other inspired messages

    Seventh Day Adventists are fortunate to have Spirit of Prophecy messages which help assist in making the Hebrew Scriptures clear with English understanding. There are many websites that claim Ellen White was a false prophet. The best way to prove Ellen White messages are inspired by the Holy Spirit is to test the words against Ancient Hebrew meanings. The Holy Spirit records inspired messages in Hebrew, which is the Mother of all languages, and we find the OT and NT was orginally written in Hebrew.

    See studies of many words selected with meanings in Ancient Hebrew and tested to see how Ellen White uses these Hebrew words in her English.

  • Testing SOP is inspired.

    See studies of Martin Luther and Ellen White, to see how other prophets were, coming out of the reformation time, and how complete their messages are compared to Ancient Hebrew meaning of words.

  • Testing Luther and White.

    See studies how Ellen White sees the Holy Spirit as the Shadday.

  • EGW and the Shadday.

    See a quick overview of Ellen White writings on the personality of the Holy Spirit.

  • Ellen White and Holy Spirit.

    See studies of SOP showing the nature of the Holy Spirit expressing femaleness-love as a personality.

  • SOP and Holy Spirit

  • On the next web page we shall discuss the implications of these expressions of love.

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