Yeshua and Mother/Father God

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Yeshua and Mother/Father God

#1 Postby SophiasNemo » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:19 pm

Shalom!

I’ve been contemplating for some time now the words of Yeshua and how he speaks them in the name of the Father and I’ve wondered exactly why that is. In my understanding Yeshua is filled with the Holy Mother Spirit, with the Breath of Mother God (Ruach Elohim), with the Shekinah - so why does he not speak of the Mother? Does it have anything to do with his own Mother being embodied? Or the fact that he is often said to have been conceived by the Holy Spirit and since his physical mother is embodied the Mother Spirit must be called Father? Or is it that he is so at one with the Great Mother, with the Shekinah that the only thing left to speak of from his/her perspective is the Light-continum of the Father? Or could it simply be the time period and culture - only the Father would be received by the people?

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Re: Yeshua and Mother/Father God

#2 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:30 am

Grace and peace to you in Messiah Yeshua!

First, indeed, the vocabulary and symbolism used in the teachings and messages of prophets and apostles is deeply interwoven to the time, place and people of the revelation. Having a message, revelation, for the people it must be communicated in a way that they are able to hear and receive it, and perhaps have some understanding of the word of God in revelation. Speaking of God as ‘Father’ was common in Judaic tradition, and Yeshua was a Jewish teacher and prophet, and at the outset he was speaking primarily to Jews. Thus it was good for him to speak of God as the Father to the people for they would receive it well.

Aside from other issues that might have arisen and generated misunderstanding of his teachings and revelation if he were to have gone back and forth with the terms ‘Father’ and ‘Mother,’ the most critical would be that it might imply a ‘god’ and a ‘goddess,’ and therein a multiplicity of ‘gods,’ ‘goddesses,’ as was typical of the gentile pagan religions, instead of affirming One God, God Most High, which is central to all three manifestations of revealed religion or ‘Abrahamic faith.’ Even today when Christian mystics and gnostics employ terms like ‘God the Mother’ or ‘God the Father’ there are those who misunderstand the teachings and what’s being said, missing the reality of God that is being pointed out. To us, ‘Father/Abba’ and ‘Mother/Imma’ are merely indicative of aspects of the Infinite and Eternal One, they are not taken literally by any means.

That said, ‘Father’ holds specific meaning, it’s a human term that conveys various realities concerning God, the same of course is true when we used the term ‘Mother.’ Now, when a child is conceived the mother is set into motion and her body changes, but the body of the father does not change, he remains the same. The mother is deeply involved in the gestation, birthing and rearing of the child, and the father is involved only to the extent that he involves himself supporting the process. In effect, a child knows their mother intimately, and it is through their mother that they know who their father is, for he is more removed than the mother. These general qualities of a father point to the transcendent, nameless, unknowable aspect of God Most High, and also the giving is seed, essence, from a father hints at the Essence of God that only God knows. So employing the term ‘Father’ for God Yeshua is speaking of the Holy One as the Concealed of the concealed, and as the Cause of Causes - the Most High, the Supreme, and his audience understood this. At the same time, though, ‘Father’ implies a relationship, and it is a loving, endearing term, so that while speak of the the Holy One ever beyond, so Yeshua speaks of a God that is near, a God with whom we can all have a relationship, a communion.

There is also the issue of the revelation of the Messiah. As we know, the metaphor of ‘Son’ is used, and speaking of God as ‘Father’ hints at deeper realities and mysteries of the Messiah. Indeed, a son is the image and likeness of the father, the ‘form’ of the father, and so speaking of God as the Father and the Messiah as the Son, understood as a spiritual metaphor not literal, provokes deeper contemplations of what the Messiah is, and what the Gospel means. Indeed, it implies the idea of a perfect human being having generated qualities resembling those of God, and so a nearness, even oneness with God. Granted, much of Christianity has utterly lost the deeper mystery of the Messiah and the true meaning of the Gospel, taking metaphors far too literally. In fact, there is no god but God Most High, and God Most High has no associates, partners or offspring. Human terms and images are employed in revelations of God for the sake of human relating and understanding through them, to reveal and speak mysteries of God that there would be no precise words to convey. The interplay of the idea of Father and Son, though, does provide some means of glimpsing the deeper mystery of the Messiah and Gospel, and how it might be that those who have faith might enter into the experience of oneness with God, the True Light.

I’ve written elsewhere about the implications of ‘Son of God.’

In general, Mother and Father convey certain mysteries of the Sefirot to us, and specifically Binah and Hokmah. Also, Mother indicates the immanent aspect of God and Father indicates the transcendent aspect of God; but always we are speaking of the One God, the Absolute Light.

Now Elohim is actually a very curious Name of God. It’s a feminine noun with a masculine plural, as such it implies He/She, and more so implies One/Many in Absolute Oneness. As the Name of God in the act of creation, and manifesting within creation, and even as creation, there is an association of this Name with Mother, the immanent presence of God Most High; likewise, Mother, Imma, is the name of the Holy Partzuf corresponding with Binah, representing the ‘interiors of Binah,’ and ‘Yahweh pronounced as Elohim’ is attributed there. As such, Elohim is often associated with the upper or interior Shekinah, while Adonai is associated with the lower or exterior Shekinah - and the interior Shekinah is often called Imma, Mother. These are the associations of the Name Elohim with ‘Mother.’

Concerning the breath of God in the Human One, this is the breath of Yahweh Elohim according to Scripture; hence, the breath of the Eternal God (or “Lord God”) was breathed into the Human One (Adam).

These are a few thoughts I can share with you.

May God bless you and keep you! Amen.

Shalom Aleichem!
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