2 August 2010 (Shanee/Matzah)|
Day #140, 5934 AM
Another Melitz Yosher
Yahweh's Missing Daugher Revealed
These immortal words of Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) are, in my opinion, amongst the most beautiful in the Johannine writings. Yah'shua is on the verge of departure from the earth and He is accutely aware that His talmidim or disciples will have a huge hole in their lives without Him. He has already confirmed that Yahweh, haAb (the Father), has given Him all authority (Mt.28:28) so that He stands in the fatherly or paternal rôle relative to His disciples. This He claririfies by saying that He will not leave His children or disciples yetomim (orphans) when He goes - another Parent will be left behind in His place so that no born-again believer is without a constantly present Melitz Yosher - an Advocate, Counselor, Comforter or Helper. Here Yah'shua affirms His eternal Fatherhood, like that of His own Father, Yahweh, as witnessed centuries before prophetically by Isaiah:
"If anything you ask Yahweh of Me, I will do it. If you have ahavah (love) for Me, you will be shomer mitzvot (on guard regarding the commandments) regarding the commandments (Ps.103:18). And I will ask haAv (the Father) and another Melitz Yosher (Advocate, Counselor, Helper in Court - 14:26; 15:26;16:7) He will give you that He may be with you l'Olam (in the world), the Ruach haEmet (Spirit of Truth) which the Olam Hazeh (this world) is not able to receive, because it does not see Her not have da'at (knowledge) of Her. But you have da'at (knowledge), because She remains with you and She will be in you. I will not leave you yetomim (orphans). I am coming to you" (John 14:14-18, OJB modified).
This Divine Child of the Father and the Mothers is Yah'shua who in His turn becomes a Father of us. Without Him we be alone. In His place He has sent us another Melitz Yosher like Himself, the Ruach haEmet or Spirit of Truth. However, there aren't any more Fathers to send (Yahweh or Yah'shua), so Who is this 'another Melitz Yosher? Obviously another Ruach but not the 'other' Ruach haQodesh, but One associated with Yah'shua Himself. As Yah'shua is the Son who is our Father, so the Ruach haEmet must be a Daughter who is our Mother.
"For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given (Yah'shua); and the government will be upon His shoulder (As King). And His name will be called Wonderful, [Counselor - does not appear in the Hebrew, interestingly], Mighty Elohim (God), Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Sar Shalom). Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of Yahweh of hosts will perform this" (Isa.9:6-7, NKJV).
Many things are deliberately hidden in the scripture so that the impudent, impious and close-minded cannot see them. Most Christians and Messianics have problems enough acknowledging that the Ruach haQodesh or Holy Spirit is a female being - a Divine Mother (not the Virgin Mary), let alone accepting that there might be a Daughter Ruach who is also a Mother (to us) just as Yah'shua is a Father (since He creates and is responsible for the New Birth in us by virtue of the Cross). It explains, moreover, why the Ruach in Trinitarian arrangement in the New Testament is always in Third position and not Second as one might expect of the Mother (e.g. Mt.28:19) for she is in subordination to Christ which the Heavenly Mother could not possibly be (since She is His Mother) - He sends Her, She does not send Herself. She is the second Hé (h) in the Divine Name of the Godhead, YHWH (hwhy) - Father>Mother>Son>Daughter. And since the Daughter is the perfect reflection of the Mother, as the Son is of the Father, it should come as no surprise to us to realise that the Daughter is Sevenfold like the Mother too (Rev.1:4; etc.).
The Sacred Name Yahweh or YHWH consists of two twin-units: YH (Father-Mother) and WH (Son-Daughter). These are contracted in Elohimhead or Godhead formulae in the New Testament into a creative Trinity of Father-Mother or more simply Father (the Head of the Two) and Son-Daughter - Father, Son-Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit), since the active Powers (Elohim) in our sphere are the Son (to whom has been given all authority) and the Daughter (whom He sends out as another Melitz Yosher or Hé (h) in place of Himself...as He has now ascended to the Father in Heaven, and in place of the first Hé (h) whom the Father sent out in the Old Covenant. (See The Threefold Cord).
Are we supposed to have the Ruach of the Father (the Mother) and the Ruach of the Son (the Daughter)? And if so, what are their different functions? The answer is Yes, we are! The Ruach of the Father leads us to obey the commandments of the Father, and the Ruach of the Son leads us to obey the Son as the author of Salvation! These twin rôles are no more clearly revealed than in the twin characterics of the true believer (notice in particular their order:
This twin obedience is moved by the twin Ruachs of the Mother and the Daughter, who point to the Father and the Son. There are three witnesses of this in the New Testament:
"And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of Elohim (God = Yahweh) and have the testimony of Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ)" (Rev 12:17, NKJV).
To have godly patience requires the rpesence of both Ruachs - the Mother and the Daughter, that point to the Father and the Son.
"Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of Elohim (God the Father) and the faith of Yah'shua (Jesus)" (Rev.14:12, NKJV).
There can be no complete safety (from sorcery, sexual temptation, murder, idolatry and lies) in Elohim unless the believer is united with both Father and Son and has welcomed and received the Ruach of both - the Mother and the Daughter.
"Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city [of the New Jerusalem]. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie" (Rev.22:14-15, NKJV).
How are we to be fully in the Ruach (Spirit) and out of the flesh? By having the Ruach of both the Father and the Son:
The confusion that has prevailed for so long as to what the Ruach or Spirit is lies in not understanding that these ruachim or spirits are not the 'spirits inside the Father (or the Son) but are separate Beings - their female counterparts. Why is it so inconceivable that there is more than one Ruach (Spirit) when Scripture testifies that the Ruach is a compound unity of Seven - the number of Covenant (B'rit)?
"But you are not in the flesh but in the Ruach (Spirit), if indeed the Ruach Elohim (Spirit of God the Father) dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Ruach haMashiach (Spirit of Christ), he is not His" (Rom.8:8-9, NKJV).
Whom does the Mother or Wisdom (Hochmah) sends out to do her bidding?
"Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Ruachim (Spirits) who are before His throne, and from Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth" (Rev.1:4-5, NKJV - also see 3:1; 4:5; 5:6; ).
The "maidens" or young women are the Seven daughters - the Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Wisdom was clearly understood by the ancient Hebrews to be a female Person(s) - she is even described as Ruach (breath, spirit) by Solomon:
"Wisdom has built her house, She has hewn out her seven pillars; She has slaughtered her meat, She has mixed her wine, She has also furnished her table. She has sent out her maidens (na'arah), She cries out from the highest places of the city, 'Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!'" (Prov.9:1-4, NKJV).
Yah'shua taught that there is no forgiveness for denying the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) because of who She is to the Heart of the Father and Son. He conferred the Ruach on His talmidim (disciples) by breathing on them to make that connection between Him and the Ruach. And He linked the Ruach to the wind which no mans can predict where She is coming from or going because She is hidden in Him.
"For Wisdom is more moving than any motion: she passeth and goeth through all things by reason of her pureness. For she is the Breath (Ruach) of the power of Elohim (God), and a pure influence flowing freom the glory of the Almighty: therefore can no defiled thing fall into her" (Wisd. Solomon 7:24-25, KJV).
Continuing to speak of Wisdom, Solomon declares:
She reveals the will of the Father. Still speaking of Wisdom, Solomon continues:
"O send Her out of Thy holy heavens, and from the throne of Thy glory, that being present she may labour with me, that I may know what is pleasing unto Thee" (Wisd.Solomon 9:10, KJV).
Even the most sceptical cannot doubt that there is an extremely close and intimate association between Wisdom (whether as a metaphor or as a literal Divine Person), the feminine gender, and the Ruach haQodesh. Only tradition blinds.
"And Thy counsel who hath known, except Thou give Wisdom, and send Thy Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) from above?" (Wisd.Solomon 9:17, KJV).
Part of the confusion arises because of the use of terms interchangeably with several meanings, a feature of all languages including Hebrew. Scripture therefore speaks of the Ruach (Spirit) as both a Person and a Force or Power. And the reason for the confusion over the identity of the Ruach haMashiach - the Spirit of Christ (or even the Spirit of the Father, and the Spirit of God) is that the same word is both used to describe the personal power, force, or influence of the Father and the Son on their own as well as the Ruach (Spirit) Who is/are Person(s) and their agents. The confusion is simply because they are all so perfectly echad or one and appear to be one Person, Power or Influence. And I not only suspect, but am pretty sure, that no true understanding of this mystery can come without the direct revelation of the Ruach Herself and the will of the Father, for only those who will respect it and treasure them will be given it. If these things are true - as I claim them to be - then there must be a universal harmony and multiple witness throughout Scripture, which I absolutely believe there to be. Everywhere I look I see the same tavnith or pattern.
The Mother and the Daughter (Both Ruach haQodesh's) must therefore respectively represent the Seven Festivals under the Old and New Covenants too, having seven aspects or functions. That is why the Seven Festivals are a little different in the two Covenants, because of the fulfilment of Old Covenant types in the New. Nevertheless they have the same 'spirit' or basic function, as it were, which is giving birth to salvation and nurturing it to its completion. (See the Holy Echad Marriage website).
What are these functions? I recommend you work your way through my sermons on this topic in the Moedeim of Yahweh but if I may I would like now to just summarise the overriding principles that are to be found in this revelation and how two different arrangements of the Elohimhead or Godhead describe their two main functions.
We come to Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) through the Ruach of Messiah - the Ruach haMashiach, the Spirit of Christ, as a child comes to father through mother. A mother must always point her child to his or her father so that that child may know its head, covering and teaching. A mother is not supposed to be pointing to herself as an alternative or co-head! We can only come to the Spirit of the Father - to the Mothers - through Yah'shua, the Son pointing us to the Mothers who in turn point to the Father, Yahweh. We are drawn to Yah'shua by the Daughter, to trust in and yield to His salvation and deliverance, and He in turn points us to the Mother who draws us to the Torah of the Father. That is why commandment-keeping and trusting in Yah'shua as Saviour go hand-in-hand.
When someone says 'Father, Son, Spirit', the Spirit being spoken of is the Daughters (Maidens), and so the tavnith or sacred pattern is there too: Father, Bridegroom, Bride - the Trinity. When someone says, 'Father, Spirit, Son', the Spirit being spoken of there is the Mothers, and the tavnith or sacred pattern is Father, Mother, Child. There are two separate patterns - one relating to marriage and headship, and the other to procreation leading to childbirth or multiplication.
Where the Daughters are, the Mothers are automatically there as well because in the Daughters is Yah'shua, and in Yah'shua the Mothers, and in the Mothers the Father. As Yah'shua said, if you have Him, you have the Father also. And if you don't have Him, you don't have the Father. That is why the Apostle Paul taught that if the Ruach haMashiah - the Spirit of Christ - isn't inside someone, they do not belong to the Messiah, because if the Daughters are in them, He is in them, because He is in the Daughters.
I realise that such revelations are extremely disturbing to people who have been raised in a framework of oversimplistic classical Trinitarian assumptions because they have been taught that anyone who does not accept this Catholic dogma is a 'heretic' or 'cultic'. The truth needs no such scare-tactics such as damning the soul that rejects it in order to defend that truth. The truth is more than able to defend itself. Only those who posssess a kingly spirit or attitude, meaning that they seek the mind of Christ the King, can possibly probe these things. If we lean towards the philosophies and theologies of men, which created the Trinitarian dogma in the first place, these truths will be forever hidden. But they are being revealed today independently to different seekers.
"The royal daughter is all glorious within the palace; Her clothing is woven with gold. She shall be brought to the King in robes of many colours; the virgins (maidens), her companions who follow her, shall be brought to You. With gladness and rejoicing they shall be brought; they shall enter the King's palace" (Ps.45:13-15, NKJV).
My purpose is not to start a debate here, for these things are beyond debate. You must take it or leave it and be content with what you have been given based on the choices you have made. I certainly do not 'expect' any Christian or Messianic to embrace this teaching any more than I hope they 'expect' me to embrace theirs. There was no 'Trinity' dogma amongst the first century believers anymore than there was knowledge generally of the things I have been speaking of today, except perhaps among the apostles, their wives and others who were of the inner circle. They simply believed that Yah'shua (Jesus) was Elohim (God) in whom the fullness of divinity dwelt bodily, and they were saved on the basis of trusting and adhering to this truth. That is the saving doctrine, and nothing more, what we call simple Prototrinitarianism. I judge no man who explores beyond that and arrives at different conclusions and accept him into fellowship on the basis of the prototrinitarian truth.
"It is the glory of Elohim (God the Father) to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter. As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, so the heart of kings is unsearchable" (Prov.25:2-3, NKJV).
If you have been blessed by this teaching and are quickened by it, then you need only ask the Father for more light and truth, and He will freely give it to you and open the Scriptures to you. As every man honours the man who honours and respects his wife, so the Father honours and blesses the one who honours the Mother(s), and Christ honours and blesses the man who honours the Daughter(s). You just have to ask the right questions in the Ruach haEmet - the Spirit of Truth - and if your heart is pure, then Heaven will open wide its gates and flood you with beautiful truths the likes you may never have seen before, which truths will cause you to glorify and praise the Father. And that, after all, is what it's all about.