It is the duty of children to obey their parents. Likewise, the fundamental duty of man is to know God and obey His commands. All people ought to recognize God who’s come into the world as the true light. However, it is not easy for them to recognize Him because the devil, called the “god of this world,” has blinded their minds, so that they cannot see the light of the glory of Christ (2 Co 4:4).
“…So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth.” Hos 6:1-3, NASB
Here God tells us that the knowledge of God is the condition of receiving the Holy Spirit of the latter rain. We should have correct knowledge of God, so that we may be fully armed with the Holy Spirit to fulfill the prophecy that the least of us will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation.
So the Bible advises us to press on to know God and build our faith firmly on the rock.
In the process of knowing God, let us find out that God has both genders.
“Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Ge 1:26-27
We call our Creator “God Most High,” and we think He is one. However, in Genesis we can see that the plural Gods made all creatures, including man, saying, “Let us make man ….”
If an artist draws a male model, a portrait of a man will be painted; and if he draws a female model, a portrait of a woman will be painted. God our Creator made man in His own image, and male and female were created. This indicates that there are both male and female images in God.
Until now most Bible scholars have characterized God only as male, calling Him ‘Father.’ They’ve not spoken of God as female. The Bible characterized God as both male and female, but it was contrary to their custom and doctrine. So they have regarded it as a heresy to believe that there is Mother God as well as Father God and intentionally ignored it.
However, surely there is a time for the truth to be revealed. Remem-ber that God mentioned it as a condition for receiving the Holy Spirit to press on to know Him. Everyone in the world does know the God who divided the Red Sea. Even non-Christians know the God who created Adam and Eve, the God who made all things in six days.
What should we press on to know about God then? It is that there exists a female God as the Mother as well as a male God as the Father. When we understand this correctly, we can have full understanding of all the principles of life and wisdom described in the 66 books of the Bible.
Adam and Even were created in God’s image. At first God made Adam and then He decided to create a helper for him. He caused Adam to fall into a deep sleep and made Eve from one of his ribs (Genesis 2).
Why did Adam need his helper, Eve? Man cannot give birth to children and breastfeed them. God entrusted such things to woman when He created human beings.
When God created Adam and Eve, each of them had a duty. Adam was a pattern of the one to come (Ro 5:14). Thus his wife, Eve, represents the wife of the Lamb, the Christ to come a second time. Such a great truth is hidden in Genesis.
We need to understand what the ministry of the male God is and what the ministry of the female God is. This is the start point for our knowledge of God.
Let’s add to the knowledge of God through His providence of creating man in His own image.
“… the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. … But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the LORD caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. The the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” Ge 2:4-24
“Adam named his wife Eve (which means life), because she would become the mother of all the living.” Ge 3:20
Through this providence described in Genesis, we can understand that Adam is a type of Christ, Eve represents His wife and all mankind living on earth represent Their children: Abel symbolizes those who will be saved and Cain those who will not be saved.
Let’s see the Gods work together, saying, “Let us ….”
“Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. … Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. The LORD said, “…Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel-because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.” Ge 11:1-9
In Genesis 1 God made male and female, saying, “Let us make man ….” In Genesis 11, we see the Gods working together, saying, “Let us …”; we find the male and female Gods breaking the pride of men and stopping them from doing their evil work.
“… Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” …” Isa 6:7-10
In the book of Isaiah God said, “Who will go for us?” not saying, “Who will go for me?” Here we can also understand that both God the Father and God the Mother work together and lead the gospel work for our salvation.
In many Biblical verses we see God working together, saying, “Let us ….” In the Hebrew text, the word for God in the singular sense is El or Eloha and its plural form Elohim means Gods.
Elohim [Gods] created all things, including mankind, saying, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness.” From the beginning God the Father and Mother have been working together; They worked together to break the pride of men by stopping them from building the Tower of Babel, saying, “Let us go down …,” and They also worked together on calling the prophet Isaiah, saying, “Who will go for us?” Thus, Elohim, God the Father and God the Mother, worked together.
Now, let’s find out when Elohim, existing in spirit, appears in the flesh. The Elohim Gods worked together in the beginning of Creation, and will be together to complete the Creation.
“which God will bring about in his own time-God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.” 1 Ti 6:15-16
The Bible says that God will show us His appearing in due time. If He reveals Himself visible to our eyes, it means He will come in the flesh. In the likeness of men, in the likeness of male and female, God is prophesied to come to this earth, being made a little lower than the angels. However He is the very God who has been working out a 6,000 year plan of salvation since Adam.
There is the Savior’s name for each age, but the name of God as female does not appear. For God the Father stands as a representative, just as only a father’s name appears on a doorplate in the home though there is a mother.
In the book of Romans it is described that through one man, Adam, sin entered the world. Actually, it was Eve who sinned first, but only Adam’s name was representatively mentioned. It is the same with the Savior’s name for each age; only the name of God the Father has been representatively used.
Only God can give us life, for He alone has immortality. Let’s see how God the only eternal Being will appear in due time.
“The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.” Rev 22:17
Here we can see that God has appeared as the Spirit and the Bride in due time to give us the water of life.
“Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.)” Rev 19:6-8
“One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jeru-salem, coming down out of heaven from God.” Rev 21:9-10
The Lamb and His Wife are God the Father and God the Mother, who have appeared in due time. Our Father and Mother have appeared to give Their children life in the last days.
The book titled “The Mystery of God and the Spring of the Water of Life” (Chapter 24) describes that the Spirit and the Bride will appear and lead the Gentiles to be saved. God prophesied that He would show His appearing, and the prophecy has been fulfilled. God alone is the one who gives us life, and the Spirit and the Bride now give us the water of life. They are the very God who has appeared to us.
The Bible tells us that there is an enemy who tries to hinder us from acknowledging this truth of Elohim-God the Father and God the Mother, so that we cannot receive the blessing of eternal life. The enemy is the devil who tries to lead us into the way of death by preventing us from knowing God who gives us the water of life.
“So the LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”” Ge 3:14-15
This prophecy was partially fulfilled through Jesus at His first coming. The devil is our enemy because he has become the enemy of Elohim-especially God our Mother.
The serpent [the devil] is a perpetual enemy of the woman. The woman, our Mother, leads us into life, but the serpent [the devil] tries to lead us into death. From the beginning there was enmity between them, and to the very end of the age the enmity will continue. He constantly hinders the truth about Mother through various tricks. To prevent us from knowing Mother who gives us life, he denies the Biblical records of Elohim working together by every tricky word and scheme. Thus, he tries his utmost to swallow our souls and lead us into death.
The more the devil hinders us, the more we should be alert and self-controlled, so that we may resist the devil with the correct knowledge of God.
Through the new covenant we can reach full knowledge of God. The Bible says that the law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ (Gal 3:24). So, let us come near to Elohim [Gods] through the new covenant.
“…The LORD will create a new thing on earth-a woman will surround a man.” Jer 31:21-22
“The time is coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. …” “This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the LORD. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” Jer 31:31-34
Jeremiah 31:22 states that a new thing is a woman’s surrounding a man. And in the verse 31, the new thing is described as the making of a new covenant.
When physically interpreted, a woman’s surrounding man is not a new thing at all. But considering spiritually, we can see that it has a very profound meaning. The woman [Eve] was a part of the man [Adam], for she was formed from his rib. If God had not taken a rib from the man and made the woman of it, how would the woman, residing within the man, surround him? So the new thing God prophesied means an unprecedented thing-the appearing of Mother who has resided within God the Father.
The new thing is to be created in the world by God’s making the new covenant. God said that through the new covenant He would write His law on our hearts. He added, “I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will a man teach …, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest.”
“I will be their God ….” Here God is called “Elohim” in the original Hebrew text. When we realize Elohim [Gods] through the new covenant, we will all know God, from the least of us to the greatest, just as God said.
In the book of Galatians we see that Sarah represents the new covenant and our Mother.
“These things may be taken figuratively, for the women represent two covenant. … Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our Mother.” Gal 4:21-26
Thus, Sarah represents the new covenant and our Mother, the Jerusalem above. Through the new covenant we’ve found the existence of our Mother. Hosea says, “Let us know, let us press on to know the LORD.” We have fulfilled this word by knowing Elohim-God the Father and God the Mother-through the new covenant, so that we can all know God, from the least of us to the greatest.
Even God’s chosen people, if they have no knowledge of God, are destroyed (Hos 4:6). Knowing this, the devil tries to hinder the truth about Mother and swallow up even the elect as the enemy of the Mother until the end of the age. John saw the revelation that the dragon, the enemy of the woman, stood on the shore of the sea to make war against the rest of her offspring. And this prophecy is now being fulfilled before our very eyes: The dragon, the ancient serpent called the devil, is mobilizing numerous people like the sand on the seashore, so-called Christians, to oppose Mother and us who follow Her (Rev 12:17).
We are inferior in numbers. However, we don’t need to be afraid of them at all, for God has assured our Mother’s victory from the beginning. The Bible describes the final destiny of the devil and the offspring of the woman as follows: The devil will be tormented in the lake of unquenchable fire, and the offspring of the woman will receive the crown of life as an ‘overcomer’ and enjoy the heavenly inheritance for ever and ever.
It was Elohim who created man, saying, “Let us make man in our image,” punished men for their evil work of building the Tower of Babel, saying, “Let us go down …,” and called Isaiah to be a prophet, saying, “Who will go for us?” Thus, the Elohim Gods, both male and female, worked together. They have appeared as the Spirit and the Bride in due time-in the last days-according to the promise, in order to give us life. We now live under the rule of the Elohim Gods and give Them glory, rejoicing and being glad.
Now, let’s open our spiritual eyes wide. Our Mother, the heavenly Jerusalem, has come to this earth to give us eternal life. As Her children, we should rejoice with Her and mourn over Her (Isa 66:10-14). As the children of the heavenly Parents, who rule and lead us, we shall follow the Spirit and the Bride wherever They go.