The Feminine Holy Spirit

by | Aug 20, 2021

Introduction: The Antediluvian World

This month in one of our book reviews, Joy and I highlighted the two books I released last year, The Pre-Adamites and The Antediluvian World and The Dragon Lords: Antediluvian Kings. These two books form a series based on the biblical concept of their having once existed a prior earth age. Called the first world age, it is spoken about as having been a golden age, when the angels having first been cast down to this time space dimensionality, ruled here upon the earth. In mythology this is referred to as the prior times or Zep Tepi – the first times. It is also known as the age of Atlantis.

Many of you are familiar with the story of how the Atlantean’s abusing their power and authority, involved themselves in black magic and sinister ritual; opened a portal to other dimension which resulted in the invasion of malevolent forces into this world. It was because of their involvement with these evil spirits that the Most High God brought judgment upon their culture and civilization. It is also said in the mythology that their civilization was destroyed from heaven by meteor shower and from below by earthquake. The shifting landmass also resulted in massive upheaval which caused colossal tidal waves and tsunami. Overtaking the land, these giant waves were said to have swallowed up the island nation, so that in a single night – Atlantis and its people were said to have been swallowed up by the seas to be seen no more.

The Bible refers to this in Genesis 1:2 as the earth having become without form and void. The phrase without form and void in the Hebrew is tohu va bohu. In the English, this phrase translates as the primeval earth became a deserted wasteland and indistinguishable ruin. The words wasteland and ruin infer that something happened which consequentially led to the destruction of that prior world and age. This concept of the prior earth having been destroyed, is preserved in 2 Peter 3. It is in that chapter that the indication that the ‘world that then was’ came to be utterly annihilated. This annihilation led to the necessity that the earth would have to be reformed, refashioned, and re-inhabited by newly created creatures and people. It is for this reason that we see in Genesis 1:6 and onward that the earth was in the rest of chapter 1, being reestablished and filled with a new round of animals and hominids. The first world age had been so utterly devastated that it was necessary for the most high God to create a new round of creatures to fill the earth in population.

Understanding the concept of what is called the gap theory, one will better be able to make sense of why there exists everywhere upon the face of the earth, a wide array of destroyed megalithic structure. For how else can one explain, the cyclopean architecture of what was an advanced race of beings, aligning their metropolises to the stars and also the sun’s annual solstice and equinox. It is clear that some form of supernatural judgment took place during that time which wrecked even these massive stone Colossus’ in ruin which they were unable to bear.

This knowledge will also help one to better make sense of how it is that in science and also in common sense reasoning, one can see according to the geological, archaeological, and anthropological evidence that the earth is very much older than the 6000 years mainstream churchianity declares for the lifetime of the universe. And that there indeed had existed prior to the contemporary age we live in now, a former era which had been mostly lost to modern consideration. If this is a subject matter which you are interested and would like further elaboration, please check out my two latest books and series on the antediluvian age. Here is a link to the book review that we did as well as discount for purchase of the two books set. Yahuah bless you in your studies and examination into the story of lost paradise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3n3B0sBVAo&t=129s

The Feminine Holy Spirit and the Triune Godhead

[22] As for wisdom, what she is, and how she came up, I will tell you, and will not hide mysteries from you: but will seek her out from the beginning of her nativity, and bring the knowledge of her into light, and will not pass over the truth. 

– Wisdom of Solomon

It seems that this topic, for whatever reason, has been coming to the forefront of consideration in the Christian alternative truth movement. Many people are being forced to take a stance on the issue as it is causing a schism within the community of believers. Why this is I don’t understand but it is what it is. Even my good friend and co-host Rob Skiba decided to investigate the issue and to come out publicly on what he thought of the topic of the Holy Spirit being feminine.

His article can be found here for those of you that are interested in reading it. I thought it to be most excellently prepared and written. And that those of you who read it with an open mind, should be able to utilize this work as a foundation for introspection on this topic.

Having been a while since I shared an article and because I have not covered thoroughly this issue within the scope of the books that are published, I thought I would expound upon this seemingly controversial topic. And even though I have not written an entire book on the issue, I have covered extensively in two of my books, the Ancient Prophecies of Christ and the Great Contest I: War in Heaven. The Ancient Prophecies of Christ I released together with a companion book called the Testaments of the Patriarchs and the Prophets.

It is in this book that I share specifically the concept that Yahushua, the Word, Logos, and what the Targum calls, the Memra of the Lord; had always been part of the Godhead and was recognized in antiquity by the Israelites and Jews to be their prophesied Savior Messiah. Another less known aspect of who they worshiped in Godhead, is that the Hebrews also considered the Ruach Ha Kodesh, the Holy Spirit to be feminine in aspect and also an equal part of the sacred Trinity.

Understanding the statement to be extremely controversial, let me reiterate that yes, I am affirming within this article that the ancient Israelites worshiped and honored a triune Godhead which included Yahuah as the Father, Yahushua as the Son, and the Ruach Ha-Kodesh as the Mother Spirit; which is why the immutable Godhead together resembled in human terms a family unit.

While many of you in thought right now believe me to be insane and then I’m making all this up. The reason I released the Testaments of the Patriarchs and the Prophets together with the Ancient Prophecies of Christ, was to share in accompaniment many of the sources which verified this knowledge. The compilation of the Testaments of the Patriarchs and the Prophets contain numerous little recognized manuscripts which most people being unfamiliar, have never heard about, or had chance to read. Because of this, few actually realize what beliefs the predecessors of what came to be modern Christianity, actually held in high regard.

Passed down from Adam to Mosheh, these teachings verify that the ancient Hebrews were not actually monotheists but rather revered a Godhead which was triune in aspect.  While individually embodied and singular in perspective, this Godhead was still viewed collectively as unit. It is for this reason that even the word Trinity, breaks down as the prefix – tri meaning three and as the noun – unity meaning one. Combined these segments form in principle the idea of the Godhead being triune in aspect, the Holy Trinity.

Tri – a combining form meaning “three,” used in the formation of compound words:

Unity – noun, plural u·ni·ties.

the state of being one; oneness.

a whole or totality as combining all its parts into one.

the state or fact of being united or combined into one, as of the parts of a whole; unification.

absence of diversity; unvaried or uniform character.

oneness of mind, feeling, etc., as among a number of persons; concord, harmony, or agreement.

Mathematics.

the number one; a quantity regarded as one.

identity (def. 9).

Thus, the concept of God which most people believe to be a singular entity is derived in definition from the Hebrew word Elohim; which is plural in meaning.

God – noun

one of several deities, especially a male deity, presiding over some portion of worldly affairs.Compare goddess (def. 1).

an image of a deity; an idol.

any deified person or object.

a nebulous powerful force imagined to be responsible for one’s fate: The god of poker dealt me two aces.

God from the Strong’s Concordance

‘ĕlōhîm – Pronunciation el-o-heem’, masculine noun

Root Word (Etymology)

Plural of אֱלוֹהַּ (H433) eloha which means God in singular sense.

The KJV translates Strong’s H430 in the following manner: God (2,346x), god (244x), judge (5x), GOD (1x), goddess (2x), great (2x), mighty (2x), angels (1x), exceeding (1x), God-ward (with H4136) (1x), godly (1x).

Outline of Biblical Usage [?]

(plural)

rulers, judges

divine ones

angels

gods

(plural intensive – singular meaning)

god, goddess

godlike one

works or special possessions of God

the (true) God

God

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)

אֱלֹהִים ʼĕlôhîym, el-o-heem’; plural of H433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative:—angels, × exceeding, God (gods) (-dess, -ly), × (very) great, judges, × mighty.

The word God as I have come to scripturally understand it, does in certain instances represent collectively the Trinity together with the accompanying Angelic hierarchy. But in other situations especially when defined as the Lord God, Yahweh Elohim, I believe represents the Holy Trinity without any outside aid. For instance, in Genesis 1:26-28, it is stated that God ‘Elohim’ made humanity in His ‘Their’ image:

[26] And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. [27] So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

– Genesis :26-27, KJV

Examining this passage, one will learn that there is in the Godhead representation of both the male and the female. This representation makes sense considering that the concepts of procreation and conception, are actions dependent upon the coming together in sexual union and lovemaking, the genitalia of a man and a woman (a wombed man). The ability to sire children and to breed future progeny is possibility only when a natural born physical male and female joined together in partnership.

The miracle that is procreation in bearing a human child, can only be manifest as a fusion between the two. Joined in holy matrimony, the Bible specifically states that a man and a woman marry to become one flesh. After the honeymoon with every coupling there is a chance that the sperm deposited into the womb, will successfully fertilizes one of her eggs. This miracle can only occur between a man and woman.

In Genesis the Hebrew words for both seed and fruit are linked to virility and indicative of children, descendants, ancestors, bloodlines, and generations. Conception is a critical component of humanity being made in the image of the Godhead. According to Romans chapter 1 that which is seen visible in the creation is represented in some manner by the ethereal. The fact that male and female genders divide the world and that the entire creation is split up in this dual aspect, I believe it safe to assume that there exists a feminine component to the Holy Trinity and that this is the case scripturally as I will confirm.

In my imagining it’s difficult to dispute much less deny what is implied in the first chapter of Genesis on the making of man in the image of the Godhead and that the human family is simply a reflection of what is manifest as the Holy Trinity. The Bible unequivocally states that the Pre-Adamites were created in Genesis 1:26-28 and given instruction to go forth be ‘fruitful, multiply, and replenish the earth’. I covered this topic in very great detail in the release of my latest two-book series on the first world age, – The Pre-Adamites and the Antediluvian World and The Dragon Lords: The Antediluvian Kings. Fashioned by Elohim (The Holy Trinity) in the second world age after the earth had been rendered ‘without form and void’. This passage in the Hebrew infers that the primeval earth had become a deserted wasteland and indistinguishable ruin. The words wasteland and ruin, imply that something had to of occurred which consequentially resulted in the earth taking on such state.

As explained within those two books, the war in heaven between the factions of light and darkness resulted in the devastation of the earth; so much so that what we see cited in verses Genesis 1:6 and onward, is the refashioning of the earth for what is in the Bible termed the second world age. This world age is, in my opinion, the present 6000-year duration of the modern age, beginning with the fall and exile of Adam and Eve to this world.

The word he in the King James is not part of the original Hebrew manuscripts. Thus, the verse in Genesis 1:27 should say ‘male and female created Them’. This concept is verified in the introduction of the Cave of Treasures:

In the beginning, on the First Day, which was the holy First Day of the Week, the chief and firstborn of all the days, God created the heavens, p. 44 and the earth, and the waters, and the air, and the fire, and the hosts which are invisible (that is to say, the Angels, Archangels, Thrones, Lords, Principalities, Powers, Cherubim and Seraphim), and all the ranks and companies of Spiritual beings, and the Light, and the Night, and the Day-time, and the gentle winds and the strong winds (i.e. storms). All these were created on the First Day. And on the First Day of the Week the Spirit of holiness, one of the Persons of the Trinity, hovered over the waters, and through the hovering thereof over the [Fol. 3b, col. 2] face of the waters, the waters were blessed so that they might become producers of offspring, and they became hot, and the whole nature of the waters glowed with heat, and the leaven of creation was united to them. As the mother-bird maketh warm her young by the embrace of her closely covering wings, and the young birds acquire form through the warmth of the heat which [they derive] from her, so through the operation of the Spirit of holiness, the Spirit, the Paraclete, the leaven of the breath of life was united to the waters when He hovered over them.

– The Cave of Treasures

The ‘spirit of God’ which hovered over the darkness, is as I stated prior the feminine Holy Spirit which like a mother hen would brood over her eggs, nesting upon them so that they hatch. In the above Scripture the Holy Spirit, is cited as the Paraclete. The Paraclete in ancient times was related to the mother and personified by what was worshiped as the goddess Sophia. However, the association of Sophia as a goddess, originates more with her connection to the Godhead than with the Gnostic manuscripts as one would come to understand in studying the fullness of the Scriptures.

For this knowledge is clearly reiterated in not only the apocryphal Wisdom of Solomon of which I will quote from extensively in the latter half of this article, but also in Romans chapter 1:

[20] For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: [21] Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. [22] Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, [23] And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. [24] Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: [25] Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. [26] For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: [27] And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. [28] And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; [29] Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, [30] Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, [31] Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: [32] Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

– Book of the Order of the Ancients

I have come to know ‘God’ in persona in three coequal aspects, the Father – Yahuah, the Son – Yahushua, and the motherly Holy Spirit – the Ruach Ha-Kodesh. Readers of the King James version of the Bible are more familiar with the English terms Yahweh, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost. And while many believe the concept of the Trinity to be a Catholic hoax or made-up conspiracy, it is said:

“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”

– 1 John 5:7

Filled with the Holy Spirit, the apostles were tasked by Christ to share the good news of His resurrection and to go forth and baptize into the faith new believers by immersing them in water, and baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. This command is related as the Great Commission. This unfolding in the developing church age was documented in the Book of Acts and Gospels of the Apostles.

16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

Matthew 28:16 – 20

At Sacred Word Publishing we released a three-book series called the Great Commissions I, II, and III to highlight in greater elaboration the work of the great commission. In putting together these manuscripts I wanted to show the importance and role of women in the establishment of the ecclesia. The first two books of the Great Commission series are about the Apostles going forth, 2 x 2 to spread the news of the gospel. The Great Commission III is a collection of end time apocalypses.

These narratives written by many of those that were eyewitnesses to the life of Yahushua, preserve in forecast the many narratives which highlight in elaboration the instructions and warnings given to the apostles by Christ when asked the question of what the end of the age would be like before His return. What is little known about the dozens of ancient manuscripts which make up the three books of this great commission series, is that the apostles also recognized and honored in reverence a triune Godhead.

Part 2: Great Commission quotes

Having read and studied these ancient manuscripts for over three decades, I have come to see that the concept of a triune Godhead predates even the foundations of this world were laid as cited in the very first chapter of the Legends of the Jews I.

In the beginning, two thousand years before the heaven and the earth, seven things were created: the Torah written with black fire on white fire, and lying in the lap of God; the Divine Throne, erected in the heaven which later was over the heads of the Hayyot; Paradise on the right side of God, Hell on the left side; the Celestial Sanctuary directly in front of God, having a jewel on its altar graven with the Name of the Messiah, and a Voice that cries aloud, “Return, ye children of men.”

When God resolved upon the creation of the world, He took counsel with the Torah. Her advice was this: “O Lord, a king without an army and without courtiers and attendants hardly deserves the name of king, for none is nigh to express the homage due to him.” The answer pleased God exceedingly. Thus did He teach all earthly kings, by His Divine example, to undertake naught without first consulting advisers.

The advice of the Torah was given with some reservations. She was skeptical about the value of an earthly world, on account of the sinfulness of men, who would be sure to disregard her precepts. But God dispelled her doubts. He told her, that repentance had been created long before, and sinners would have the opportunity of mending their ways. Besides, the Temple service would be invested with atoning power, and Paradise and hell were intended to do duty as reward and punishment. Finally, the Messiah was appointed to bring salvation, which would put an end to all sinfulness.

– Legends of the Jews I

Confirming the premise of this article, notice that in the above verses, the Torah, the Holy Word of Yahuah, is referenced as being feminine in aspect. ‘She’ is equated to the Holy Spirit, or what is presented in Proverbs and many other ancient texts as Sophia (the Greek word for wisdom). Wisdom, the Holy Spirit, is also in other biblical passages, personified as the spirit of God, wisdom, knowledge, prophecy, intelligence and instruction.

As I show in my book The Ancient Prophecies of Christ, the Israelites did from Adam onward, reverence a triune Godhead which was comprised of the Father, Yahuah or Yahweh; the Son, Yahushua or Jesus; and the Motherly Spirit, the Ruach Ha Kodesh or what many recognize to be the Holy Ghost. Pre-existent in esoteric language the concept of God is embellished by the Hebrew term Elohim. Being plural as stated prior, the idea of God is according to passage reflective of the holy Trinity or to the holy Trinity and accompanying angels. In Scripture we also recognize the Godhead by the tetragrammaton YHVH, or YHWH which in the Strong’s is rendered as Yᵊhōvâ – Pronunciation yeh-ho-vaw’, a proper noun with reference to a or the deity of God. It is translated in the King James and recorded by Strong’s as the Hebrew word H3068. In the Bible it is utilized in the following manner: LORD (6,510x), GOD (4x), JEHOVAH (4x), variant (1x).

Properly it is used in the following definition:

Jehovah = “the existing One”

the proper name of the one true God

unpronounced except with the vowel pointings of H136

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)

יְהֹוָה Yᵉhôvâh, yeh-ho-vaw’; from H1961; (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God:—Jehovah, the Lord. Compare H3050H3069.

What few realize about the biblical precedent and ideology behind the concept of the two words, Lord (which stems from the word Y’hova) and God (Elohim); used together this phrase equates to the Trinity and this pantheon was recognized in ancient times as the Father, the Son, and what was common knowledge then Sophia, Wisdom as the feminine aspect of the Holy Spirit. Humanity reflects the Godhead comprised of a father, mother, and child.

Those of you that are familiar with my work, know that as I first began to present this knowledge to some of my friends, (also leaders in the alternative truth movement) that I found myself opposed, exceedingly condemned, and even vilified by what was then some of my closest associates. While used to being challenged for bringing forth teaching’s contrary to majority opinion, I was very surprised that this revelation would elicit such an extreme reaction from other biblical scholars. Blacklisted from many well-known ministries for the work that I published in “Lucifer – Father of Cain”, I have first-hand experience of what it means to be ostracized from mainstream churchianity. Even with such experience I was surprised by the hatred I received from others simply for bringing this concept up as scriptural possibility. The response was weird to me considering it is so clearly revealed in Proverbs that Wisdom is the feminine aspect of the Holy Spirit.

Clearly defined by the Book of Proverbs alone, it is especially sourced in the Apocrypha which had once been part of the original King James version of the Bible. Examining these texts with an open mind, it is undeniably clear that this concept is preserved in such texts as the Wisdom of Solomon, the Apocalypse of Baruch, and the Wisdom of Jesus, Son of Sirach. I believe that as more and more people start to read the ancient manuscripts, this knowledge will continue coming to the forefront. I contend that the holy Trinity, the triune Godhead, is represented in the first three verses of Genesis.

[1] In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. [2] And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. [3] And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. [4] And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

– Genesis 1:1-4

The ‘Spirit of God’ is the Holy Spirit which embodies ‘wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge, prophecy, and fear the Lord’. The Father is the voice which called forth the light and the light is the Christ.

12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

– John 8:12

Thus, even the early chapters of Genesis reference the Holy Trinity. Because this teaching is not taught in the Sunday schools or seminaries, and because so many are new to it that this revelation that it is controversial. For that reason, I decided to expose this timeworn concept here an article on Noel Hadley’s website. This revelation was common knowledge in the days and time when Yahushua Christ was incarnate in mortal embodiment.

I will confirm this ideology in the next portion of this article, presenting passages preserved in the original 80 book translation of the King James Bible together with quotation from other ancient manuscripts to verify that wisdom, the Holy Spirit is and was female in the past but that the association of her as a she later became lost and misconstrued as the Scriptures were translated from Hebrew and Aramaic into the Greek and Latin.

The one passage which most people recite when opposing the idea of the Holy Spirit being female is John 14:6. When exposed to this information, Bible scholars immediately quote the following passage:

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.

– John 14:6, KJV

The English word he in the above passage is translated from the Greek word ekeinos – e-kā’-nos. This word is translated in the King James version of the Bible according to Strong’s concordance G1565 in the following manner: that (99x), those (40x), he (40x), the same (20x), they (14x) miscellaneous (38x). It actually means in definition – he, she it, etc.

Strong’s Definitions 

ἐκεῖνος ekeînos, ek-i’-nos; from G1563; that one (or (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed:—he, it, the other (same), selfsame, that (same, very), × their, × them, they, this, those. See also G3778.

When one examines the various biblical translations of the ancient scriptures in the original Hebrew and Aramaic -one will learn the Holy Spirit was regarded as female and that it was during the Hellenistic movement when the Gentiles were grafted as a branch onto the olive tree that is spiritual Israel, that the Holy Spirit was changed from female to being neuter (which in definition holds no gender). When the Greek New Testament was translated, the Holy Spirit went from being female to male in aspect. I made a video of various pastors, preachers, and ministers speaking and presentation about this transition for those that would like to know more. One can find this YouTube presentation at the following link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7-n2f2JqHw

Even the translation of John 14:6 in the more ancient Syriac translation of the New Testament called the Siniatic Palimpsest, refers to the Holy Spirit as the paraclete and defines her as a She. This source I believe reflects the concept that the Israelites had originally regarded the Holy Spirit, wisdom to be female in gender.

“In the most ancient of the rare Old Syriac copies, the Siniatic Palimpsest, from the 4th or 5th century, found in the Covenant of St. Catherine in the Sinia by Mrs. Anes Lewis and transcribed by Syriac Professor R.L. Bensly of Cambridge University in 1892, the words of Jesus in John 14:26 read: But She—the Spirit-the Paraclete whom He will send to you-my Father-in my name—She will teach you everything; She will remind you of that which I have told you.”

But G1161 the Comforter, G3875 which is the Holy G40Ghost, G4151 whom G3739 the Father G3962 will send G3992 in G1722 my G3450 name, G3686 he G1565 shall teach G1321you G5209 all things, G3956 and G2532 bring G5279 ➔ all thing  G3956 to G5279 ➔ your G5209 remembrance, G5279whatsoever G3739 I have said G2036 unto you. G5213

The word he in the prior passage, is the Greek word ἐκεῖνος ekeînos, ek-i’-nos, which can be translated as he, she, or it. The Holy Spirit being feminine has nothing to do with the fact that the so-called Gnostics worshiped Sophia as the feminine goddess of wisdom. This corruption came about only because the Holy Spirit was originally recognized in translation from the Greek as Sophia. But prior to even this translation being utilized in other texts, The Holy Spirit was known as shown in Proverbs as being wisdom, the feminine aspect of the Godhead.  This can be confirmed from the King James alone as I will share in passages below.

The New Testament word – in the Greek – is sophia – also feminine. In fact, “Sophia” is the name for a goddess of wisdom in the Greek pantheon. It should be obvious that the Early Church, when reading the Greek Septuagint – the translation of the Old Testament for the Greek-speaking Jew – would have made the connection between that goddess and the Holy Spirit. Of course, a Gentile Christian would have known that the Holy Spirit was not a Greek goddess. Rather, he would have confessed that the Holy Spirit was the true Sophia in contrast to the pagan imitation.

The connection between the Holy Spirit and Sophia is more pronounced in the Apocrypha. The Apocrypha are writings from the Intertestamental Period which was contained in the Septuagint but are not included in our modern Bibles. (They are regarded as deutero- canonical by the Anglican Church).

For Sophia is a loving spirit… For the Spirit of the Lord filleth the world.

– Wisdom of Solomon 1:5,7

 

For Sophia, which is the worker of all things, taught me: for in her is an understanding spirit, holy, one only… For she is the breath of the power of God, and a pure influence flowing from the glory of the Almighty … And being but one, she can do all things: and remaining in herself, she maketh all things new: and in all ages entering into holy souls, she maketh them friends of God and prophets. For God loveth none but him that dwelleth with Sophia.

– Wisdom of Solomon, Chapter 7 (excerpts)

And thy counsel who hath known, except thou give Sophia, and send thy Holy Spirit from above?

– Wisdom of Solomon 9:7

In the writings of the Early Church, Wisdom (Sophia) is preserved as feminine (e.g. the Shepherd of Hermes).

Jesus associates the”spirit of truth”With the Holy Spirit (John 16:13). Sophia and the Holy Spirit share identical roles (1 Corinthians 2:7-11; Romans 5:5; 1 John 5:6-7 KJV). Were it not for the masculine bias of later theologians, the Church would likely have acknowledged the allegorical associations in the Old Testament as literal theophanies of the Holy Spirit.

The second argument which can be offered in support for the feminine gender of the Holy Spirit is found in the very names ascribed to God and the Holy Spirit. The name for God in the Hebrew language is”Elohim.” Most scholars acknowledge that this word has a plural ending, which some use to suggest an Old Testament anticipation of the Trinity. What most scholars either do not know or care not to inform their constituents is that “Elohim”Is not the plural of “El” the masculine form of the name. It is plural of the feminine, “Elowah.” Strictly speaking, we can translate the Old Testament name for God as “goddesses.”

Such a fact is naturally shocking to traditionalists who are largely ignorant of the origins of their faith. We do not favor, however, a translation of the name for God into the feminine because masculine pronouns are used in association with “Elohim.” But we do argue that the use of the feminine ending by Divine Revelation ought to settle unequivocally that God’s being encompasses both the masculine and feminine genders.” – Supporting evidence that the Holy Spirit is Feminine, http://adishakti.org/forum/supporting_evidence_that_the_holy_spirit_is_feminine_10-21-2004.htm

Part 3: Apocryphal Confirmations

[17] For he hath given me certain knowledge of the things that are, namely, to know how the world was made, and the operation of the elements: [18] The beginning, ending, and midst of the times: the alterations of the turning of the sun, and the change of seasons: [19] The circuits of years, and the positions of stars: [20] The natures of living creatures, and the furies of wild beasts: the violence of winds, and the reasonings of men: the diversities of plants and the virtues of roots: [21] And all such things as are either secret or manifest, them I know.  [22] For wisdom, which is the worker of all things, taught me: for in her is an understanding spirit holy, one only, manifold, subtil, lively, clear, undefiled, plain, not subject to hurt, loving the thing that is good quick, which cannot be letted, ready to do good, [23] Kind to man, steadfast, sure, free from care, having all power, overseeing all things, and going through all understanding, pure, and most subtil, spirits.  [24] For wisdom is more moving than any motion: she passeth and goeth through all things by reason of her pureness.  [25] For she is the breath of the power of God, and a pure influence flowing from the glory of the Almighty: therefore can no defiled thing fall into her. [26] For she is the brightness of the everlasting light, the unspotted mirror of the power of God, and the image of his goodness.

– Wisdom of Solomon 7:17-26

This quote expresses the way I feel about the gospel. I have to believe that those of you that follow my work and that have been led to similar discernments also feel like you have been anointed a keeper of the secrets and a holder of the ancient riddles of truth. I believe this is an outcome of our relationship with the Most High. Seek, knock, explore, and you shall find.

In this second part of the article on the Holy Spirit being the feminine aspect of the Godhead. I will source myriad quotations from the apocrypha to show that wisdom (Sophia in the Greek), is the persona spoken about in Proverbs and that She preexisted with the Father Yahuah and the Son Yahushua even before the foundations of this world were lain. The quotations I will use to illustrate these concepts should without a doubt assist one in coming to the same discernment that I had years ago been led to when considering this topic.

[1] Wisdom reacheth from one end to another mightily: and sweetly doth she order all things.  [2] I loved her, and sought her out from my youth, I desired to make her my spouse, and I was a lover of her beauty.  [3] In that she is conversant with God, she magnifieth her nobility: yea, the Lord of all things himself loved her.  [4] For she is privy to the mysteries of the knowledge of God, and a lover of his works.  [5] If riches be a possession to be desired in this life; what is richer than wisdom, that worketh all things? 

– Wisdom of Solomon 8:1-5

In this passage we see that wisdom is in the company of the Highest and holds the privilege of engaging Him in intimate dialogue. This honor has been provided to Her because She is His consort. Does not your spouse know all of your most intimate secrets? Because of Their long enduring relationship, She holds the knowledge of all the mysteries of the universe. Having preexisted with Him, She has been firsthand witness as to how the creation was manifest. In fact, it is cited by Isaiah, Esdras, and John that Christ ordered the world with Her assistance and through Her being. The natural order and harmony of creation was established by Them.

29 This also cometh forth from the Lord of hosts, who in the vast knowledge of His mind hath established the world; He hath multiplied His works in the beginning” by His great wisdom. 

– Isaiah 28:5-29

The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

– Proverbs 3:19

[8] Thou hast commanded me to build a temple upon thy holy mount, and an altar in the city wherein thou dwellest, a resemblance of the holy tabernacle, which thou hast prepared from the beginning.  [9] And wisdom was with thee: which knoweth thy works, and was present when thou madest the world, and knew what was acceptable in thy sight, and right in thy commandments.  [10] 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.  [11] For she knoweth and understandeth all things, and she shall lead me soberly in my doings, and preserve me in her power.  [12] So shall my works be acceptable, and then shall I judge thy people righteously, and be worthy to sit in my father’s seat.  

– Wisdom of Solomon 9:8-12

It is clearly indicated in Proverbs chapter 8 that She, wisdom preexisted with the Father and Son. The fact that She sits with the Father and Son upon the heavenly throne of rulership is premise declared by Solomon and Isaiah even though the Ascension of Isaiah, refers to the Holy Spirit as masculine.

[1] O God of my fathers, and Lord of mercy, who hast made all things with thy word, [2] And ordained man through thy wisdom, that he should have dominion over the creatures which thou hast made, [3] And order the world according to equity and righteousness, and execute judgment with an upright heart: [4] Give me wisdom, that sitteth by thy throne; and reject me not from among thy children: [5] For I thy servant and son of thine handmaid am a feeble person, and of a short time, and too young for the understanding of judgment and laws. 

– Wisdom of Solomon 9:1-5

27 And I saw a certain One standing, whose glory surpassed that of all, and His glory was great and wonderful. 28. And after I had seen Him, all the righteous whom I had seen and also the angels whom I had seen came to Him. And Adam and Abel and Seth and all the righteous first drew near and worshipped Him, and they all praised Him with one voice, and I myself also gave praise with them, and my giving of praise was as theirs. 29. And then all the angels drew nigh and worshipped and gave praise. 30. And I was (again) transformed and became like an angel. 31. And thereupon the angel who conducted me said to me: “Worship this One,” and I worshipped and praised.

9 And the angel said unto me: “This is the Lord of all the praise-givings which thou hast seen.” 33. And whilst he was still speaking, I saw another Glorious One who was like Him, and the righteous drew nigh and worshipped and praised, and I praised together with them. But my glory was not transformed into accordance with their form. 34. And thereupon the angels drew near and worshipped Him. 35. And I saw the Lord and the second angel, and they were standing.

36. And the second whom I saw was on he left of my Lord. And I asked: “Who is this?” and he said unto me: “Worship Him, for He is the angel of the Holy Spirit, who speaketh in thee and the rest of the righteous.” 37. And I saw the great glory, the eyes of my spirit being open, and I could not thereupon see, nor yet could the angel who was with me, nor all the angels whom I had seen worshipping my Lord. 38. But I saw the righteous beholding with great power the glory of that One.And my Lord drew nigh to me and the angel of the Spirit and He said: “See how it is given to thee to see God, and on thy account power is given to the angel who is with thee.” 40. And I saw how my Lord and the angel of the Spirit worshipped, and they both together praised God. 41. And thereupon all the righteous drew near and worshipped. 42. And the angels drew near and worshipped and all the angels praised.

AND thereupon I heard the voices and the giving of praise, which I had heard in each of the six heavens, ascending and being heard there: 2. And all were being sent up to that Glorious One whose glory I could not behold. 3. And I myself was hearing and beholding the praise (which was given) to Him. 4. And the Lord and the angel of the Spirit were beholding all and hearing all. 5. And all the praises which are sent up from the six heavens are not only heard, but seen.

6. And I heard the angel who conducted me and he said: “This is the Most High of the high ones, dwelling in the holy world, and resting in His holy ones, who will be called by the Holy Spirit through the lips of the righteous the Father of the Lord.” 7. And I heard the voice of the Most High, the Father of my Lord, saying to my Lord Christ who will be called Jesus: 8. “Go forth and descent through all the heavens, and thou wilt descent to the firmament and that world: to the angel in Sheol thou wilt descend, but to Haguel thou wilt not go. 9. And thou wilt become like unto the likeness of all who are in the five heavens. 10. And thou wilt be careful to become like the form of the angels of the firmament [and the angels also who are in Sheol]. 11. And none of the angels of that world shall know that Thou art with Me of the seven heavens and of their angels. 12. And they shall not know that Thou art with Me, till with a loud voice I have called (to) the heavens, and their angels and their lights, (even) unto the sixth heaven, in order that you mayest judge and destroy the princes and angels and gods of that world, and the world that is dominated by them: 13. For they have denied Me and said: “We alone are and there is none beside us.”

14. And afterwards from the angels of death Thou wilt ascend to Thy place. And Thou wilt not be transformed in each heaven, but in glory wilt Thou ascend and sit on My right hand. 15. And thereupon the princes and powers of that world will worship Thee.” 16. These commands I heard the Great Glory giving to my Lord.

– Ascension of Isaiah 9:27-10:14

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.  24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.  25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: 26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. 27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: 28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: 29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: 30 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him; 31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

– Proverbs 8:22-30, KJV

And while some believe this chapter to in preexistence be alluding to Yahushua, when one reads the entirety of the Book of Proverbs, it is undeniable that this portion of the Old Testament is about the Holy Spirit. And that she as wisdom is described as being the perfect, ideal consort or holy spouse of the Father in heaven. This book shows us how we should as the bride preserve ourselves in piety and not fall into sin which leads us upon the broad path of destruction. This concept is especially clear in the Targum version of Proverbs 8, as it in verse 30, speaks of her (wisdom) as being a faithful handmaid of the most high God.

22. God created me at the beginning of his creation, before his works from the beginning “; 23. before the world I was made ready, from the beginning, before the earth was. 24 While there were’ still no depths I was brought forth` and while there were no streams, store-houses of water; 25. before the mountains took shape and before the hills I was begotten’; 26. before he had made the earth and rivers’ or the beginning of the dust of the world. 27. When he prepared the heavens, there was I, and while he drew the circle on the face of the deep, 28. and when he made substantial the clouds’ above and made strong the springs of the deep, 29. and when he set for the sea its limit, that the water should not pass beyond it 12, set the foundations of the earth, 30. then I was beside him, a faithful handmaid, and while he was (rejoicing in me day by day), I was rejoicing before him always. 31. I was rejoicing in his inhabited world and my pleasure was in mankind 32. And now, sons, listen to me, and happy is he who guards my paths. 33. Hear correction and be wise and do not dismiss (it). 34. Happy is the man who listens to me and keeps vigil at my threshold every day so as to guard my door-posts, 35. for whoever finds me finds life 15 and he will have favour from God; 36. but whoever sins against me damages himself and all those who hate me love death”.

– Proverbs 8:22-36, Targum

It is also declared in the Wisdom of Solomon that the Holy Spirit is the breath which animates our mortal bodies with consciousness and gives life to our flesh embodiment. It is for this reason that the Scriptures declare, the life is within the blood. The spirit or breath of life is carried as oxygen by the red blood cells throughout our bodies every time we inhale and exhale. The whole purpose of our circulatory system is to carry the spirit throughout our form and in that manner sustain the body with life.

This spirit as I have shown in my work, is the immortal aspect of ourselves which preexisted our entrance into this mortal world. It is the portion of us which manifest in the first world age, utilizes the body like a vehicle for our mortal journey through lifetime in this dimensionality. At death when the spirit leaves the body, it is this aspect of ourselves that goes forth and accompanied by the angels is brought before the most high for judgment as to whether one is worthy of eternal life or spiritual condemnation. It is the Holy Spirit which was blown into the body that was created from the dust of the earth when Adam was formed in Genesis 2:4-7. It was after the fall when Adam, was told that he would die and losing his bright nature was sentenced to mortal life that his pre-existing nature was fused with the dust of the earth. This spirit in the Hebrew is called the ‘nephesh’, the Breath of Life.

[13] Moreover by the means of her I shall obtain immortality, and leave behind me an everlasting memorial to them that come after me.  

– Wisdom of Solomon 8:13

We find mention of the fall and the Holy Spirit’s descent to the earth to reside with the heritage of humanity also detailed in the Wisdom of Solomon. This concept is also highlighted in many of the secret books of the Nag Hammadi codices.

[16] And hardly do we guess aright at things that are upon earth, and with labour do we find the things that are before us: but the things that are in heaven who hath searched out?  [17] And thy counsel who hath known, except thou give wisdom, and send thy Holy Spirit from above?  [18] For so the ways of them which lived on the earth were reformed, and men were taught the things that are pleasing unto thee, and were saved through wisdom. [1] She preserved the first formed father of the world, that was created alone, and brought him out of his fall, [2] And gave him power to rule all things. [3] But when the unrighteous went away from her in his anger, he perished also in the fury wherewith he murdered his brother.

– Wisdom of Solomon 9:16-10:3

pneuma

Pronunciation

pnyü’-mä (Key)

The KJV translates Strong’s G4151 in the following manner: Spirit (111x), Holy Ghost (89x), Spirit (of God) (13x), Spirit (of the Lord) (5x), (My) Spirit (3x), Spirit (of truth) (3x), Spirit (of Christ) (2x), human (spirit) (49x), (evil) spirit (47x), spirit (general) (26x), spirit (8x), (Jesus’ own) spirit (6x), (Jesus’ own) ghost (2x), miscellaneous (21x).

Outline of Biblical Usage [?]

the third person of the triune God, the Holy Spirit, coequal, coeternal with the Father and the Son

sometimes referred to in a way which emphasises his personality and character (the “Holy” Spirit)

sometimes referred to in a way which emphasises his work and power (the Spirit of “Truth”)

never referred to as a depersonalised force

the spirit, i.e. the vital principal by which the body is animated

the rational spirit, the power by which the human being feels, thinks, decides

the soul

a spirit, i.e. a simple essence, devoid of all or at least all grosser matter, and possessed of the power of knowing, desiring, deciding, and acting

a life giving spirit

a human soul that has left the body

a spirit higher than man but lower than God, i.e. an angel

used of demons, or evil spirits, who were conceived as inhabiting the bodies of men

the spiritual nature of Christ, higher than the highest angels and equal to God, the divine nature of Christ

the disposition or influence which fills and governs the soul of any one

the efficient source of any power, affection, emotion, desire, etc.

a movement of air (a gentle blast)

of the wind, hence the wind itself

breath of nostrils or mouth

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)

πνεῦμα pneûma, pnyoo’-mah; from G4154; a current of air, i.e. breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e. (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ’s spirit, the Holy Spirit:—ghost, life, spirit(-ual, -ually), mind. Compare G5590.

In finality I will share a few passages from the Odes of Solomon. These scriptures also reiterate those concepts which I have been highlighting not only in this article, but also within the scope of my books and radio broadcasts. I hope that in bringing forth this information, you will also open yourself up to the possibility of the Holy Spirit being feminine in aspect. Doing so it will make much more sense that the creation resembles in duality, humanity being made in the image of the triune Godhead, ‘male and female created Them’.

A cup of milk was offered to me, and I drank it in the sweetness of the Lord’s kindness. The Son is the cup, and the Father is He who was milked; and the Holy Spirit is She who milked Him; Because His breasts were full, and it was undesirable that His milk should be ineffectually released. The Holy Spirit opened Her bosom, and mixed the milk of the two breasts of the Father. 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. The womb of the Virgin took it, and she received conception and gave birth. So the Virgin became a mother with great mercies. And she labored and bore the Son but without pain, because it did not occur without purpose. And she did not require a midwife, because He caused her to give life. She brought forth like a strong man with desire, and she bore according to the manifestation, and she acquired according to the Great Power. And she loved with redemption, and guarded with kindness, and declared with grandeur.  Hallelujah.

– Odes of Solomon 19

I rested on the Spirit of the Lord, and She lifted me up to heaven; 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. 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; Because I was the most glorified among the glorious ones, and the greatest among the great ones. For according to the greatness of the Most High, so She made me; and according to His newness He renewed me.

– Odes of Solomon 36

Zen Garcia

2 Comments

  1. Eve

    Awesome. That notion that “we were made in His image and likeness, male and female”, had always resonated in my head. A male-only Elohim is strange. Besides in our brains, one half is male and the other half is female. It all makes sense. Thank you brother Zen.

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  2. Doc

    Absolutely fascinating. I just came to the Exact same conclusion precisely one week ago (4 Sept) on our anniversary. I was lying in bed and couldn’t sleep and it hit me like a lighting bolt. The “Holy Spirit” has being; personality/person hood if you will. It is not an abstract force but the feminine part of the triune God! How I missed it all these years is baffling. If there is a father and son, there has to be a mother. As soon as I assigned her being, we talked for the first time for over 4 hours and she revealed quite a few wondrous teachings. I now respectfully call her Sophia. She is with us as a mother because we are born again in spirit by her!

    I then chuckled as I realized the saying “Hell has no fury like a woman scorned” is similar to “Blasphemy against the spirit will not be forgiven.”

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