The Holy She

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Have you ever contemplated the feminine side of God? I have often heard of the “Father heart of God”. There are many Bible verses that refer to God being a Father, especially the words of Jesus in the book of John. But not many direct references to God’s Mother heart. I’ve never heard anyone teach on this, have you?

But it is obviously part of God’s nature.

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:26-27 NKJV

We see the image of God reflected in both genders – male and female. So who is the Mother heart of God? What is the “Holy She” like?

There’s a lot of discussion on the “Divine Mother”. Some refer to Her by different names. I see Her most closely reflected in the description of the Holy Spirit. It was She who inspired Jesus to say,

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!” Matt 23:37 NKJV

A hen is a female chicken and gathering chicks is definitely a motherly thing to do.

In the Old Testament scriptures, the word for the Holy Spirit is Ruach. 90% of the times this word is used in scripture, it is used in the feminine form. Did the Old Testament writers have an intuitive sense of God’s Mother nature that we have somehow lost in modern times?

The most common symbol for the Holy Spirit is a dove. A dove is a feminine symbol. (I don’t know too many men who would choose the dove as the symbol of their masculinity!) A dove is gentle. King Solomon refered to his beloved in the Song of Solomon as a dove (SS 2:4). The Holy Spirit was seen descending on Jesus as a dove (Matt 3:16).

Dove

The Holy Spirit is described as a helper, a teacher, someone who guides us into all truth and one who comforts us. Those are all descriptions of the typical job of a mother with her young. She also teaches them right from wrong – as the Holy Spirit does when convicting the world of sin, righteousness and judgement (John 14 & 16).

I recently had an encounter with this Holy She. It blew my mind. I had never really thought about the Mother Heart of God. But SHE wanted me to know Her. And I am so glad She came to me and showed me Her heart for me.

It was very deep and very personal. It healed my heart in places I’d never been able to discover before. I knew something was missing. I knew my heart felt heavy. But I had no idea what was missing. I didn’t know I needed a revelation of the Mother Heart of God.

There were areas in my heart and soul where I had not received the gentleness and kindness that only a mother can give to a child. I did not realize how much this had affected my perspective of life. I was radically changed, permanently changed, after this encounter with Her. It was simply amazing. I don’t even know how to describe what it was like other than to say I encountered my Heavenly Mother and She loves me! ♥ She welcomed me to the family. 🙂

So I’m posting this in hopes that if anyone else has this experience and doesn’t know how to fit it into their spiritual understanding, perhaps my testimony will light their way. It is NOT sacrilegious to recognize God’s feminine side (though I’m sure there are male ministers who would be offended or befuddled by referring to God as She).

God is recognized as the Giver of Life. On the earth, that is the job of women – they are the ones who bring forth new life from their wombs.

The name God gave to Abraham when He first revealed Himself and told Abraham he would become a great nation is the name El Shaddai. There are various discussion as to the meaning of this name. One is this:
El – might, strength, power; it was the common term for “God” in that culture
Shad – breast, nourisher, sustainer
dai – enough, sufficient, supply

So it could be that when God revealed Him/Herself to Abraham, He/She said, “You will become a great nation (i.e. you will have a lot of children & grandchildren) and I will be the Powerful Breasted-One who will supply all your needs.” Kind of makes sense – the feminine side of God proclaiming a promise of many children and grandchildren and presenting the image of a breast that will nourish and sustain the children who are coming.

What do you think? Have you experienced this Holy She? I think many people long for a sympathetic Mother who will comfort them. Someone who will heal their hearts with Her Love and guide them in the way they should go. I know I certainly need that. Don’t you?

 

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About Kingdom Walker

A woman seeking to understand the world around her - with grace and acceptance toward all. Discernment of the Supernatural Realm - Insight and experiences of the Unseen Realm from a Christian perspective. This blog: https://supernaturaldiscernment.com/

Posted on October 6, 2013, in Inspirational, Pleasant and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Not surprised to see no comments. Lol! Most are so used to God being a “he” they never consider that God is not human. What about the scriptures saying the angels are neither male nor female? That we will be like them? It’s a little strange at first but it makes sense when you look closely at God’s nature. He’s holy, righteous, true, love, a counselor, friend, caring, compassionate. Look at male and females on earth. We become one because each of us are a part of God’s nature. Masculine and feminine. We fit, we need each other. God didn’t want Adam to be alone, so he made the only thing that would complement him, the other half of God’s nature. I know it may still be hard to grasp but it’s true nonetheless and truth doesn’t change if you don’t believe in it. We call him Father for convenience, but it doesn’t change the fact he is wholly both male and female but yet neither because he’s God. =)

    • Thank you for your comment, Mary. I appreciate it. Yes, I think this topic may make some people uncomfortable because it is beyond what they have always heard … nevertheless it’s true. God is both male and female. I like what you said about Adam – “the other half of God’s nature” is the only thing that would complement him. Good point! 🙂

  2. When my sister died leaving a 11 month old baby behind we were all shattered. A friend prayed and asked YHWH about all these little ones losing their mothers. What about them, she asked. She told Him that He promised to be father to fatherless, but what about the ones without mothers??? He told her: ” but I am El-Shaddai, the Many Breasted One. I will comfort them”

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