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Christ and the Holy Spirit, "Two Turtle Doves"

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That everyone who thirsteth for the truth may obtain it, these publications are, as a Christian service, provided without charge. They levy but one exaction: the soul's obligation to itself to prove all things and hold fast to that which is good. The only strings attached to this free proffer are the golden strands of Eden and the crimson cords of Calvary - the ties that bind.
 
Lois I. Roden



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THE BRANCH SHE,

THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS

Jeremiah 33:15, 16





Copyright June 6, 1978





Excerpts from Studies given

September 1977 to June 1978

on

Elder Froom's, "The Coming of the

Comforter," Elder Branson's, "The

Holy Spirit," and Sister E. G. White's,

"Early Writings," "The Great Controversy," and "The Desire of Ages,"

in a

Seminar on The Holy Spirit

by

Lois I. Roden





LIVING WATERS

P.O. Box 4666

Bellmead, Texas 76705

(Phone 817-863-5325)





PART 1 - JUNE 5, 1978


A PAIR OF TURTLE-DOVES



OFFERING FOR THE FIRST BORN



"For the poor" . . . . . . . . . . . . poor in Spirit



Leviticus 12:8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "And if she be not able to bring a lamb,. . . . .


THEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . she shall bring TWO turtles [doves] . . . . . . .


ONE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . for the burnt offering [by fire - . . . . . . . .


HOLY SPIRIT - DOVE . . . . . . . . . . . . symbolized by FIRE] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


THE OTHER [ONE]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . for a sin offering [blood of. . . . . . . . . . .


CHRIST. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .the Sin offering - a symbol of CHRIST - Dove]."


"These offerings [two turtledoves] represented Christ. . ." The Desire of Ages, p. 50:3.


                                           ". . . the law required a lamb of the first year
                                           for a BURNT offering, and a young pigeon or a
                                           turtledove for a SIN offering.


BUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .the law provided that if the parents were too poor
                                           to bring a lamb,


A PAIR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . of turtledoves, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


ONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .for a burnt offering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


THE OTHER [ONE] . . . . . . . . . . . . . .for a sin offering, might be accepted." -
                                           The Desire of Ages, p. 50:2.


DEDICATION OF THE FIRST-BORN


                                           "The dedication of the first-born had its
                                           origin in earliest times.


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GOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .had promised to give the First-born of heaven
                                           to save the sinner.


THIS GIFT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .was to be acknowledged in every household by
                                           consecration of the first-born son.


HE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . was to be devoted to the priesthood, as a
                                           representative of . . . . . . . .

CHRIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . among men.


"IN THE DELIVERANCE . . . . . . . . . . . .of Israel from Egypt, the . . . . . . . . . . . .


DEDICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . of the first-born was . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


AGAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .commanded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


ISRAEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . My son, even My . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


FIRST-BORN:


                                           ". . . THE LAW FOR THE PRESENTATION of                                            the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


FIRST-BORN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . was made particularly significant. While
                                           it was a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


MEMORIAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . of the Lord's wonderful . . . . . . . . . . . . .


DELIVERANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .of the children of Israel, it prefigured a. . . .


GREATER DELIVERANCE . . . . . . . . . . . .to be wrought out by the only-begotten. . . . . .


SON OF GOD.


                                           As the blood sprinkled on the door posts had saved
                                           the first-born of Israel, so the . . . . . .


BLOOD OF CHRIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . .has power to save the world." - The
                                           Desire of Ages
p. 51:1, 2, 5.


". . . ONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . greater than Moses lay in the priest's
                                           arms and when he enrolled the child's
                                           name, he was enrolling the . . . . . . . .


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NAME OF ONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .who was the foundation of the WHOLE JEWISH
                                           ECONOMY.


THAT NAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .was to be ITS death warrant [end of the animal
                                           sacrifice] . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


THE TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . had almost reached its. . . . . . . . . . . . . .


ANTITYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the shadow its substance . . . This was


HE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . whom seers had long foretold. He was the. . . . .


DESIRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . of all nations, the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


ROOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


OFFSPRING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .of David, and the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


BRIGHT and MORNING STAR . . . . . . . . . .He was the true . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


'HIGH PRIEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . over the house of God,' . . . . . . . . . . . . .


THE HEAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . of 'an. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


UNCHANGEABLE PRIESTHOOD,' . . . . . . . . .the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


INTERCESSOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .at 'the right hand of the . . . . . . . . . . . .


MAJESTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .on high.' " - The Desire of Ages,
                                           pp. 52:2, 3; 55:0; (Luke 2:21-39)


"IN THE TEMPLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


THE SON OF GOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . was dedicated to the work He had come to do."


                                           "This was according to the . . . . .


JEWISH LAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and as man's. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


SUBSTITUTE


CHRIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MUST CONFORM TO THE LAW IN EVERY
                                           PARTICULAR."


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"HE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .was the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


'LAMB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .without blemish and without spot.'" -
                                           The Desire of Ages, pp. 55:1; 50:1, 3.


"How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the ETERNAL SPIRIT offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" Heb. 9:14.


"Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh INTERCESSION for us." Rom. 8:34.


THE HOLY SPIRIT


                                           "Likewise the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


SPIRIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ALSO helpeth our infirmities: for we
                                           know not what we should pray for as we
                                           ought: but the Spirit itself maketh . . . .


INTERCESSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . for us with groanings which cannot be uttered."
                                           Rom 8:26.


                                           "And I will pray the Father, and he shall
                                           give you . . . .


ANOTHER COMFORTER . . . . . . . . . . . . .that he may abide with you forever;
                                           Even the . . . . .


SPIRIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . of truth;


WHOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the world cannot receive because it seeth,
                                           him not, neither knoweth him: . . . . . . . . . .


BUT YE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . know him; for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


HE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . dwelleth with you, and shall be in you."
                                           John 14:16,17.


"I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WILL NOT leave you. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


COMFORTLESS [ORPHANS] . . . . . . . . . . .[without parents]:


I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .will come to you." John 14:18.


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                                           "But the . . . . . . . . . . . . .


COMFORTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .which is the. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


HOLY GHOST, WHOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE FATHER WILL SEND in . . . . . . . . . . . . .


MY NAME, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [Jesus' name] he shall. . . . . . . . . . . . . .


TEACH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .you all things, and bring . . . . . . . . . . . .


ALL THINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . to your remembrance, whatsoever . . . . . . . . .


I (JESUS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .have said unto you." John 14:26.


                                           "And whatsoever ye shall ask in my . . . . . .


NAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . that will I do, that the Father may be
                                           glorified in the . . . .


SON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .If ye shall ask anything in . . . . . . . . . . .


MY NAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .I will do it." John 14:13, 14.


The Holy Spirit would bear the SAME NAME as Jesus when He came. Both came from The Father (same family name).


Note:      "I (Jesus) came forth from the Father." John 16:28.


           "The Comforter (the Holy Spirit) . . . whom the Father will send
           (came forth from the Father also)." John 14:26.


                                           "Nevertheless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .tell you the truth; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


If . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I go not away, the. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


COMFORTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will


SEND HIM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . unto you. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


                                           And when . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


HE IS COME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . he will . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


REPROVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .the world of. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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SIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


RIGHTEOUSNESS, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


JUDGMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .HAVE YET MANY THINGS TO SAY
                                           UNTO YOU [ABOUT THE HOLY
                                           SPIRIT], BUT YE CANNOT BEAR
                                           THEM NOW." John 16:7, 8, 12.


"Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing." Heb. 5:11.


                                           "Howbeit when he, the . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


SPIRIT OF TRUTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . .is come, he . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


WILL GUIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . you into. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


ALL TRUTH: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and he will . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


SHEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . you . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


THINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TO COME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


HE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . shall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


GLORIFY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall . . .


SHEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . it unto you." John 16:13,14.


                                           "For this . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


MELCHISEDEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .king of Salem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

                                           without father, without mother, . . . . . . . . .


WITHOUT DESCENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . .having. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


NEITHER BEGINNING . . . . . . . . . . . . .of days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


NOR END . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .of life; but made . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


LIKE UNTO THE SON OF GOD; . . . . . . . . .abideth a priest CONTINUALLY."


                                           "Of whom it is witnessed that . . . .


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HE LIVETH." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Heb. 7:1, 3, 8.


                                           "Of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


WHOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WE HAVE MANY THINGS TO SAY, AND HARD TO BE UTTERED, SEEING YE ARE DULL OF HEARING. For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat . . . .BUT STRONG MEAT BELONGETH TO THEM THAT ARE OF FULL AGE, EVEN THOSE WHO BY REASON OF USE HAVE THEIR SENSES EXERCISED TO DISCERN BOTH GOOD AND EVIL." Heb. 5:11,12,14.

"Christ our MEDIATOR and the HOLY SPIRIT are CONSTANTLY INTERCEDING in man's behalf. . ." - "Romans 8:26, 34," Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, Vol. 6, p. 1077.


                                                                                     


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MELCHIZEDEK AND CHRIST


IN CONTRAST - NOT THE SAME


MELCHIZEDEK                                CHRIST


"The order of" Melchizedek . . . . . . . . "After" the order of Melchizedek


Eternal Life without death . . . . . . . . Eternal Life through death


An High Priest (IN THE SPIRIT) . . . . . . An High Priest (IN THE FLESH)


Holy Spirit - Incense . . . . . . . . . . .Christ - The Blood


A King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Not a King of kings yet!


King of Peace (Salem) . . . . . . . . . . .Prince of Peace


Advocate of the Spirit World . . . . . . . Advocate - Human World


Without Father . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A father, David


Without Mother . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary, His mother


Without descent . . . . . . . . . . . . . .From Tribe of Judah


No beginning of days . . . . . . . . . . . Born in Bethlehem


No end of days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Died in Jerusalem


No record in earth . . . . . . . . . . . . Name recorded in Earthly Sanctuary


No name recorded in history . . . . . . . .Life and death recorded in history


Not written down in Heaven . . . . . . . . Name recorded in Heavenly Sanctuary


The UNwritten Word . . . . . . . . . . . . The Written Word


The Author of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Book


The Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Record


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SUMMARY


A PAIR OF TURTLEDOVES (2)


"Representing Christ"

Leviticus 12:8 - The Desire of Ages, p. 50:2.


TWO INTERCESSORS


Holy Spirit . . . . . . . . . . . . Christ

Romans 8:26, 34


TWO COMFORTERS


ONE, Christ . . . . . . . . . . . . ANOTHER, Holy Spirit

John 14:16



TWO HIGH PRIESTS


Christ
AFTER the order of -
Heb. 5:6
Holy Spirit -
Order of Melchizedek,
Heb. 7:1

TWO NAMES


Jesus' Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Holy Spirit comes in Jesus' Name - John 14:26


THE SAME NAME


CHRIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .THE HOLY SPIRIT


BRANCH SHE
The Lord Our Righteousness
Jeremiah 33:15, 16
BRANCH HE
The Lord Our Righteousness
Jeremiah 23:5, 6

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PART 2 - JUNE 6, 1978


WHO IS MELCHIZEDEK?


"It was Christ who spoke through Melchizedek, the priest of the most high God. Melchizedek was NOT Christ, but he was the VOICE of God in the world, the REPRESENTATIVE of the Father [MELCHIZEDEK WAS THE HOLY SPIRIT]." - Selected Messages, Book 1, p. 409.


"THE HOLY SPIRIT IS CHRIST'S REPRESENTATIVE, but divested of the personality of humanity and independent thereof." - The Desire of Ages, p. 669:2.


"At a Council meeting at Avondale School in Australia about the year 1893 there were present Elders Haskell, F. L. H. Baker, G. B. Starr, and wives, and Sr. E. G. White, also W. A. Colcord, Editor of Australian Signs of the Times.


"Elder Colcord was addressed by Sr. White, when he asked, 'Who then is Melchizedek?'


"She replied, 'I will tell you who Melchizedek was. HE WAS THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE THIRD PERSON OF THE GODHEAD, WHO TOOK THE FORM OF HUMANITY AND REPRESENTED THE LORD JESUS TO THAT GENERATION.' Heb. 7:3. '. . . like unto the Son of God abideth a High Priest continually.' [Like Christ in His priesthood.] Elder Haskell published the above in his paper, South Lancaster, Mass." - Signed, G. B. Starr.


The foregoing statement was taken from The Liberator, Vol. 17, No. 7, and although not generally accepted as an authentic statement from Sister White, it carries the same thought that Melchizedek is the Holy Spirit.


"The light of the glory of God must fall upon us. We need the holy unction from on high [the power of the Holy Spirit] . . . If divine power does not combine with human effort, I would not give a straw for all that the greatest man could do. The HOLY SPIRIT is wanting in our work . . . What we need is the baptism of the Holy Spirit . . .


"No one is able to explain the Scriptures without the aid of the Holy Spirit." - E. G. White, Selected Messages, Book 1, p. 411.


"God can teach you more in one MOMENT by His Holy Spirit than


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you could learn from the great men of the earth." - Ibid., p. 415.


"How do you know but that the Lord is giving FRESH evidences of His truth, placing it in a NEW setting, that the way of the Lord may be prepared? What plans have you been laying that NEW light may be infused through the ranks of God's people? What evidence have you that God has not sent LIGHT to His children? All self sufficiency, egotism, and pride of opinion must be put away. . . IS NOT THIS A TIME WHEN IT WOULD BE HIGHLY PROPER TO FAST AND PRAY BEFORE GOD? . . . that we may know what is truth?" Ibid., p. 414.


"The NATURE of the Holy Spirit is a mystery. MEN cannot explain it, because the LORD HAS NOT REVEALED IT TO THEM." The Acts of the Apostles, p. 52.


So, if we are ever to know the nature and gender of the Holy Spirit it would have to come as a DIVINE REVELATION TO A WOMAN??? Since "MEN cannot explain it." - Ibid.


"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 (Trinity): SO THAT THEY ARE WITHOUT EXCUSE." Rom. 1:20.


"'In the beginning God.' Genesis 1:1. Here alone can the mind in its eager questioning, fleeing as the DOVE to the ark, find rest . . .


"'The INVISIBLE things of HIM since the creation of the world are . . perceived THROUGH THE THINGS THAT ARE MADE, even HIS everlasting POWER and DIVINITY (Trinity)' . . .ONLY by the aid of that SPIRIT WHO in the beginning 'was brooding (a mother hen broods her chicks) upon the face of the waters;' of that WORD by WHOM 'all things are made;' of that 'true LIGHT, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world,' can the testimony of science be rightly interpreted .... Only in the light of REVELATION can it be read aright." - Education, p. 134.


". . . Father. . . Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son. . . Who is the IMAGE of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature." Col. 1: 12, 13, 15.


"Who being the brightness of his GLORY, and the EXPRESS IMAGE OF HIS PERSON..." Heb. 1:3.


"'God created MAN in HIS OWN IMAGE, in the IMAGE OF GOD


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CREATED HE HIM...'" - Education, p. 130.


"And God said, Let US make MAN in OUR IMAGE, after OUR LIKENESS [two at least]: and let THEM [2] have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over . . . . [every creature] So God created man in his own IMAGE, in the IMAGE of God created he him; MALE [1] and FEMALE [1] created he THEM [1+1=2]. And God blessed them [2], and God said unto THEM [2], Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea. . ." Gen. 1:26-28.


"And the Lord formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Gen. 2:7.


"And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a WOMAN, and brought HER unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my BONES, and FLESH OF MY FLESH: SHE shall be called WOMAN, because she was taken out of MAN." Gen. 2:21-23.


"MALE and FEMALE created he THEM; and blessed THEM, and called THEIR name ADAM, in the day when they were created [sixth day of creation]." Gen. 5:2.


"And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living." Gen. 3:20.


God named the woman ADAM. A woman goes by the MASCULINE name of her husband. All three members of the Godhead go by the masculine name of the Father, though one is feminine. Adam named woman Eve, meaning life, the living one, "The mother of All Living," created of Living Flesh and bone - alive - a recreation - a symbol of our RE-BIRTH of the Spirit, RE-CREATION.


By creation Eve was a higher order of being than Adam (made of living flesh and bone). There is no record in the earth of her death - a symbol of the Holy Spirit - Melchizedek. Adam was formed of the dust of the ground - a record in the earth (image, formed of soil) born of Mother Earth - a record of death. Earthly parentage, a Symbol of Christ, the Second Adam, who was born of an earthly mother, and died in the heart of Mother Earth (in hands of sinful, earthly men), was resurrected by the Holy Spirit (1 Pet. 3:18) and taken to heaven to receive the power of the Spirit to breathe upon His dis-


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ciples the evening of the resurrection day.


Adam - created in the image of God, the Son, Who was the image of His Father. Eve - created in the image of God, the Holy Spirit (a feminine representation of God). Adam and Eve looked differently and were made differently. Therefore, they were created in the image of two different members of the Godhead, Male and Female, created He Them. The Trinity - plural creators made a plural creation, Male and Female, with the promise of a Son in Genesis 3:15.


"In the beginning, man was created in the likeness of God, not only in character, but in FORM AND FEATURE." - The Great Controversy, pp. 644, 645.


Two images of God in the earth. When we perfectly reflect the image of Christ, He will come again.


"Created to be 'the image and glory of God' (1 Corinthians 11:7), Adam and Eve . . . Nor was this likeness manifest in the physical nature only." - Education, p. 20.


Adam in the image of Christ, and Eve in the image of the Holy Spirit - the Glory of God. The IMAGE AND GLORY of God.


"The book of NATURE and the WRITTEN WORD shed light upon each other" - Ibid., p. 128.


Minneapolis Conference, AFTER 1888: Sister White was given Light on the PERSONALITY of the Holy Spirit showing that the THIRD MEMBER of the Godhead was a PERSON. (Froom's, The Coming of the Comforter, p. 63.)


In 1977 at the Feast of Tabernacles further Revelations were given on the GENDER of the Holy Spirit, showing the THIRD PERSON was the FEMININE representation of the Trinity.


THE TYPE


"If Jerusalem had known what it was her privilege to know, and had heeded the light which Heaven had sent her, she MIGHT HAVE stood forth in the pride of prosperity, the QUEEN of kingdoms, free in the strength of her God-given POWER. . . .


"From her walls the DOVE of peace would have gone forth to ALL nations. SHE would have been the WORLD'S diadem of GLORY." - The Desire of Ages, p. 577.


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BUT ALAS


"When the fast westering sun should pass from sight in the heavens, Jerusalem's day of grace would be ended. . . . The ANGEL of mercy [The Dove] was then folding HER wings to step down from the GOLDEN THRONE to give place to JUSTICE AND SWIFT-COMING JUDGMENT." - Ibid., p. 578.


"It is the MYSTERIOUS FAREWELL of the long-suffering love of the Deity [the HOLY SPIRIT]." - Ibid., p. 620.


". . would not some good angel lead her to her Saviour's love. . . ?" Ibid., p. 578.


"Hitherto He had called the temple His Father's HOUSE; but now, as the Son of God should pass out from those walls, God's PRESENCE would be withdrawn forever from the temple built to His GLORY." - Ibid., p. 620.


Note:  A godly Father always provides the Mother a house.


Israel had done despite to the Spirit of Grace and grieved away the Holy Spirit.


"There is no place on the face of the earth where so great light has been granted as at the _____. Even Jerusalem of old was not more highly favored with the beams of Heaven's light shining upon the way that her people should tread. Yet they have failed to walk, by faithful obedience, in the full radiance of the light, serving God night and day. A sickly, dwarfed religion is the result of neglecting to follow the REVEALED LIGHT OF THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD. Energy and love increase as we exercise them, and the Christian graces can be developed only by careful cultivation." - Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 4, p. 192.


JERUSALEM IN ANTITYPE TODAY:

THE CHURCH


"Jerusalem [of old] is a representation of what the CHURCH will be if it refuses to walk in the light that God has given [now]." - Ibid., p. 67.


"The warnings come down to all that are following in the tread of the people at Jerusalem, who had such great light. . . . By rejecting God's warnings in our day, men are repeating the sin of Jerusalem." - Ibid., p. 68:


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GOD SENDS A MESSAGE OF HOPE

THE DOVE OF PEACE IS TO

RETURN TO

JERUSALEM GOD'S CHURCH


AS BIRDS FLYING
(Isaiah 31:5)


A PAIR A MALE AND A FEMALE

TWO TURTLEDOVES

SYMBOLS OF

CHRIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and . . . . . . . . . . . .THE HOLY SPIRIT

HE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SHE

Jeremiah 23:5,6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeremiah 33:15,16


"TO . . . . . . . . . . THE . . . . . . . . . . POOR"

Those who do not have the Righteousness of
Christ Imparted by the Power of the Holy Spirit

TO THOSE "POOR IN THE SPIRIT"





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GENDER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT


HE?    IT?    or SHE?


WHICH?


Heretofore, Bible translators and writers have referred to the Holy Spirit as He or It. Nowhere, has a definite gender been given to the THIRD PERSON of the Godhead.


For the times past, this definition or lack of positive identification has been sufficient. Now that we are to prepare for the merging of the Former Rain of Power into the Latter Rain of Power it is vitally important that ALL THREE PERSONS of the Godhead be identified; especially so, since the Family on earth is the object of Satan's supreme ire (directed against the woman and her seed, Gen. 3:15).


Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, Vol. 7, p. 448 -


SANCTUARY. . . . . . . . . . Dwelling place of the Holy Spirit


                             Gr. hagia . . . . the preferred reading for Sanctuary.


                             "There is a grammatical problem to be settled with
                             respect to hagia. Taken by itself its. . . . .


Unaccented . . . . . . . . . form may be: (1) A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


FEMININE . . . . . . . . . . singular form. .(2) A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Neuter . . . . . . . . . . . plural form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


THE SPELLING OF THE TWO FORMS IS THE SAME;


However . . . . . . . . . . .when the word is ACCENTED, the . . . . . . . . . . . .


FEMININE . . . . . . . . . . singular form has the accent on the SECOND syllable . .


Whereas . . . . . . . . . . .The neuter plural form has the accent on the FIRST syllable.


"Since the earliest manuscripts were UNACCENTED it is IMPOSSIBLE, on the basis of them, to determine which form may here have been intended (Singular, Feminine, or Plural neuter).


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". . . all this is NOT conclusive evidence against a singular FEMININE reading . . .


For . . . . . . . . . . . . .the manuscript copiers, who SUPPLIED the ACCENTS, WERE
                             UNINSPIRED. . . . . MEN . . . . .


They . . . . . . . . . . . . placed the accent where they FELT the context required it.


However . . . . . . . . . . .A SINGULAR [FEMININE] FORM CANNOT BE DENIED (!)."


All laymen, accept the gender of the Sanctuary as being feminine, represented as a pure woman.


"And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband." Rev. 21:2.


"But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the MOTHER of us all." Gal. 4:26.


"For this Agar [Hagar] is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is [earthly Jerusalem], and is in bondage with her children." Gal. 4:25.


"NOW WE, brethren, as Isaac was, are the CHILDREN OF PROMISE . . . [Isaac born of the Spirit, children of Sarah, who represents the Heavenly Jerusalem - Sanctuary]." Gal. 4:28.


"And there appeared a great wonder in HEAVEN; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: . . . And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ (THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY)." Rev. 12:1,17.


"And the SPIRIT and the BRIDE say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." Rev. 22:17.


"Clad in the armor of Christ's righteousness, the church is to enter upon her final conflict. 'Fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners,' she is to go forth into all the world, conquering and to conquer." - Prophets and Kings, p. 725.


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Therefore:          a literal woman (Sarah) with a literal name represented the Holy
                    Sanctuary above, the dwelling place of the Holy She-kinah.


"The holy Shekinah, in departing from the first temple, had stood upon the eastern mountain, as if loath to forsake the chosen city. . ." - The Desire of Ages, p. 829.


". . . wings of the golden cherubim, and the unspeakable glory of the shekinah, the visible SYMBOL of the most high God . . . rested over it in the holy of holies." - Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 584.


"Above the mercy-seat was the shekinah, the manifestation of the divine presence. . ." - Ibid., p. 349.


But, Sarah is dead and could not represent the Living Church (144,000) to be translated without death.


                    As a woman represented the True Church in 1844 during the
                    Judgment of the Dead (but who herself is now deceased) . . . . . .


Therefore:          a LIVING woman with a literal name would of necessity represent the
                    Living Church, The Lord's Sanctuary, in The Judgment of the Living.


Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, Vol. 5, p. 1145 -


Ellen G. White on The Relation of Father and Son.


"2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . .The seventeenth chapter of John speaks plainly regarding the personality of God and of Christ, and of their relation to each other (a Father and a Son).


"'Father, the hour is come,' Christ said; 'glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee.' [John 17:23,3,5-11 quoted] HERE is PERSONALITY, and INDIVIDUALITY. (MS 124,1903)."


The Trinity being THREE PERSONS, each with individuality, and the Father and Son already revealed by the written word, one would expect a revelation of the nature and gender of the Holy Spirit, WHO is the Author of the written word. To learn about the AUTHOR of a book one would need to consult the author PERSONALLY, if nothing has been written concerning


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the gender and character of the one in question. (Rom. 10:17, 19; 1:18, 19, 20.)


The simplest clue to the gender of the Holy Spirit is to answer the question of how it is possible to have a Father, much less a Son, without a Mother. The term, Father, would be meaningless, likewise, a Son, without the means to produce the family image.


The woman is the glory of the man; likewise, the Holy Spirit is the Glory of God. (1 Cor. 11:7.)


                                                                                     


ELIJAH


"El" (God) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "I" (AM). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Jah" (Lord)


"ELIJAH. . . . . . . . . .(in) KJV . . . . . . . . . . TWICE . . . . . . . . . . . Eliah (2)"

- Seventh-day Adventist Bible Dictionary, p. 305.


"El (el). [Heb. 'el . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


"The transliteration of the oldest Semitic designation for god, appearing in the Bible ONLY in COMPOUND names [Dictionary of English Language]. As a GENERIC [see Gender] name [pertaining to Gender, the most familiar of which is masculine, feminine, neuter] in the ancient languages the word appears in both the singular and the plural ('elim, ilani), also in FEMININE FORMS (Ugaritic 'ilt; Akkadian iltu). . ." Ibid., p. 298. (Last two parentheses theirs)


"The derivation and original meaning of the word is UNCERTAIN. It is usually derived from the Semitic root 'wl, 'to be strong,' so that the meaning would be 'STRENGTH,' 'MAJESTY,' and 'SUBLIMITY.' " - Ibid.


". . .'EL is translated 'the mighty one,' . . . In the OT [Old Testament] the name 'El appears as a generic name for the one and true God (Gen. 31:13; Ex. 20:5, 34:14. . .), and in the PLURAL to designate MORE THAN ONE GOD (Ex. 15:11; Dan. 11:36). It ['El] appears also as the proper name of the God of Israel .... It is found in many PERSONAL NAMES as in ELIJAH.. ." - Ibid., pp. 298,299. (Second and third parentheses theirs)


                                                                                     


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CONCLUSION


The word, ELIJAH, has both a Masculine and a FEMININE form


Hence:

In the FAMILY Order


El . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I (AM). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jah

God, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .God, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . God,


The Father . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Holy Spirit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Son

    1                                       2                                            3


HOLY SPIRIT

OIL


Golden bowl and olive trees

     FATHER                                       SON

    OLD TESTAMENT                                            NEW TESTAMENT


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . TWO OLIVE TREES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(ZECHARIAH 4:3,11)


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TWO PROPHETS . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .
(REVELATION 11:3-10)


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. . . . . . . . . . . TWO TEACHERS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS . . . . . . . . . .

(JOEL 2:23, margin)


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TWO ELIJAHS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Christ . . . . . . . . . . . . . and . . . . . . . . . The Holy Spirit


BRANCH - HE BRANCH, SHE
The Lord Our Righteousness The Lord Our Righteousness
Jeremiah 23:5,6 Jeremiah 33:15,16

VOICE OF THE BRIDEGROOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VOICE OF THE BRIDE

(Christ Object Lessons, p. 406)


A NAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAME NAME


THE BRANCH FAMILY


                                                                                     


MEANINGS OF THE LETTER "L"


L  -  (el) Symbol of God (The Trinity)


L  -  12th letter of alphabet - symbol of government


L  -  6th sound of diatonic scale (voice)


L  -  Roman numeral - 50 (Pentecost - Spirit)


L  -  Lady- feminine symbol


L  -  Law - plural


L  -  Left - position of woman in marriage ceremony


L  -  Link - joiner


L  -  Electric - self-inductive


L  -  A device, as a printer's type for REPRODUCING the letter L or l


      - Random House Dictionary, under "L"


                                                                                     


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Note: All emphasis and brackets used are ours unless otherwise stated.




For further studies on these matters please see our other studies:

By Lois I. Roden:
The Bride of Christ
As An Eagle
By His Spirit
Behold Thy Mother, Part 1
Behold Thy Mother, Part 2
Behold Thy Mother, Part 3
In Her Image
In The Beginning God...
In Their Image
Merkabah, Part 1
Merkabah, Part 2
Merkabah, Part 3
Merkabah, Part 4
Christ and the Holy Spirit, Two "Turtle Doves" Jesus and Jonah (Dove) Part 2
The Wife of God
Monthly Field Letter, Sept. 12, 1985 – A "Mother" Eagle
Monthly Field Letter, November/December 1985 – Michael and Gabriel
Monthly Field Letter, January/February 1986 – The Holy Angels
Monthly Field Letter, February 12, 1986 – Michael, Gabriel, and the Spirit of Prophecy
Monthly Field Letter, March/April 1986 – The Angel of the Lord

By Doug Mitchell:
The Only Safe Sex is Holy Sex
The Real Ghost Story
Shelter From The Storm
The Poverty of Defeminization
Behold the Lamb of God
What The People Are Saying "Babylon, Babylon, Where Did They Get All Of Those Crazy (?) Ideas?"
It's all Greek to Them, The Holy Spirit He, She or It?
She is a Tree of Life
The Four Horns of the Altars of the Sanctuary

By Doug Mitchell and Steve Penners:
The Feminine Principle of Salvation
The "Only Begotten Son" of God

Shekinah Magazine:
Her Crusade: To tell the world the Holy Spirit is feminine
A History of Feminist Consciousness
'New' Concepts in Christianity Revive Ancient Ideas – Is Holy Spirit Best Seen as Female?
U.S. Woman Sees Holy Spirit as Female Figure
Women influence Assembly


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