Gnostic Doctrine

Monday, 27 August 2018

The Holy Spirit is a Feminine Aspect of God

Ode 24

  1. The dove fluttered over the head of our Lord Messiah, because He was her head.
  2. And she sang over Him, and her voice was heard.

Ode 19

  1. A cup of milk was offered to me, and I drank it in the sweetness of the Lord's kindness.
  2. The Son is the cup, and the Father is He who was milked; and the Holy Spirit is She who milked Him;
  3. Because His breasts were full, and it was undesirable that His milk should be ineffectually released.
  4. The Holy Spirit opened Her bosom, and mixed the milk of the two breasts of the Father.
  5. Then She gave the mixture to the generation without their knowing, and those who have received it are in the perfection of the right hand.
  6. The womb of the Virgin took it, and she received conception and gave birth.
  7. So the Virgin became a mother with great mercies.
  8. And she labored and bore the Son but without pain, because it did not occur without purpose.
  9. And she did not require a midwife, because He caused her to give life.
  10. She brought forth like a strong man with desire, and she bore according to the manifestation, and she acquired according to the Great Power.
  11. And she loved with redemption, and guarded with kindness, and declared with grandeur.

Ode 36

  1. I rested on the Spirit of the Lord, and She lifted me up to heaven;
  2. And caused me to stand on my feet in the Lord's high place, before His perfection and His glory, where I continued glorifying Him by the composition of His Odes.
  3. The Spirit brought me forth before the Lord's face, and because I was the Son of Man, I was named the Light, the Son of God;
  4. Because I was the most glorified among the glorious ones, and the greatest among the great ones.
  5. For according to the greatness of the Most High, so She made me; and according to His newness He renewed me.
  6. And He anointed me with His perfection; and I became one of those who are near Him.
  7. And my mouth was opened like a cloud of dew, and my heart gushed forth like a gusher of righteousness.
  8. And my approach was in peace, and I was established in the Spirit of Providence.

In Hebrew, Coptic and Syriac the word spirit is a feminine noun leading to references as "She". Also wisdom (that is the mind of God) is called “She”. The parallelism in Ode 36:5, "She made" ... "He renewed" more strongly reflects the general NT perspective on the Spirit as the power and mind of God.

ruach: breath, wind, spirit
Original Word: רוּחַ
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Transliteration: ruach
Phonetic Spelling: (roo'-akh)
Definition: breath, wind, spirit

Since the holy spirit is a feminine noun that is why it can be spoken of as a Mother giving birth.

Gospel of Thomas Saying 101 Those who do not hate their father and mother as I do
cannot be my students,
and those who do not love their father and mother as I do
cannot be my students.
For my mother gave me falsehood,
but my true mother gave me life. 

The holy spirit is Jesus' mother by his resurrection from the dead by being born again.

Rom 1:3  Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4  And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

John 3:6 What has been born from the flesh is flesh, and what has been born from the spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel because I told you, YOU people must be born again.
8 The wind blows where it wants to, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone that has been born from the spirit.”

Notice the feminine description of the spirit in v8 one is born of the spirit. to use the langue of being born is describing the holy spirit as a mother

Mt 11:19 But wisdom is justified by her children.

Therefore God is androgynous being both male and female, Father and Mother, the holy spirit is a feminine aspect of God.

However the holy spirit is a force, the invisible power and energy of the Father by which God is everywhere present.

The Spirit is the power of God through which God's Family works. The chosen messengers have been given only the power and authority from Yahweh they need to accomplish their mission. Gen 1:2; Num 11:17; Mt 3:16; John 20:22; Ac 2:4, 17, 33.

The Spirit is not a 'separate' or 'other' person. Ac 7:55, 56; Re 7:10 The spirit is God's own radiant power, ever out flowing from Him, by which His 'everywhereness' is achieved. Ps 104:30; 1 Cor 12:4-11.

The Spirit is personal in that it is of God Himself: it is not personal in the sense of being some other person within the Godhead"

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