The holy spirit is described by John as the helper:
26 But the helper [paraklhtoj] [literally called to be alongside - i.e. called to help, called to comfort], the holy spirit, which the Father will send in my name, that one will teach you all things and bring back to your minds all the things I told you (John 14).
But Adam's wife was described in the same way:
18 And Jehovah God went on to say: It is not good for the man to continue by himself. I am going to make a helper for him, as a complement of him (Genesis 2).
This is not a coincidence. Just as Eve was a complement and helper to Adam so the holy spirit is God's helper, and a complement to him. It is his wife. It is Jesus' mum.
Also in the case of Isaac and Rebekah we read...
67 And Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah. And he took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her. And Isaac was comforted after his mother. (Genesis 24 GLT)
Whereas in John, the Holy Spirit is described as the comforter.
26 But the helper [paraklhtoj],
the holy spirit, which the Father will send in my name, that one will teach you
all things and bring back to your minds all the things I told you. (John 14 NWT)
26 but the Comforter [paraklhtoj], the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things and shall remind you [of] all things that I said to you. (John 14 GLT)
26 When the helper [paraklhtoj]
arrives that I will send you from the Father, the spirit of the truth,
which proceeds from the Father, that one will bear witness about me; (John 15
26 And when the Comforter [paraklhtoj] comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth who proceeds from the Father, that One will witness concerning Me. (John 15 GLT)
7 Nevertheless, I am telling you the truth, It is for
your benefit I am going away. For if I do not go away, the helper [paraklhtoj]
will by no means come to you; but if I do go my way, I will send him to
you. (John 16 NWT)
7 But I tell you the truth, it is advantageous for you that I should go; for if I do not go away, the Comforter [paraklhtoj] will not come to you. But if I go, I will send Him to you. (John 16 GLT)
The 3, God, The Holy Spirit and Jesus, are a family. They are Father Mother and Son, for Jesus did not come from a single parent family as all churches would have you believe. For God is not a hypocrite. He does not command us all to get married in order to raise kids and then raise lids outside of marriage himself.
Another way to see that God has a wife is to consider Jesus' words when he said...
19 Therefore, in answer, Jesus went on to say to them: Most truly I say to you, The Son cannot do a single thing of his own initiative, but only what he beholds the Father doing. For whatever things that One does, these things the Son also does in like manner (John 5).
So Jesus only does what he has seen his father do first. But the whole of Jesus' ministry can be regarded as a journey to a distant land to get himself a large composite wife, his church of the 1st new covenant, which wife he paid for with his blood. And certainly Jesus succeeded and got a wife, his church, specifically those in the 1NC, the 1st New Covenant - see U65. So John 5:19 is basically saying that God is married, which is hardly surprising.
It is telling us that God must also have got himself a wife in a similar manner to Jesus. Jesus proposed to the 1NC saints at the last supper and ended up marrying 144,000 of them who now make up his composite wife, his heavenly home.
1 And I saw, and, look! the Lamb standing
upon the Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 having his name and the name of his
Father written on their foreheads.
2 And I heard a sound out of heaven as the sound of many waters and as the sound of loud thunder; and the sound that I heard was as of singers who accompany themselves on the harp playing on their harps.
3 And they are singing as if a new song before the throne and before the 4 living creatures and the elders; and no one was able to master that song but the 144,000, who have been bought from the earth.
4 These are the ones that did not defile themselves with women; in fact, they are virgins. These are the ones that keep following the Lamb no matter where he goes. These were bought from among mankind as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb,
5 and no falsehood was found in their mouths; they are without blemish (Revelation 14).
8 Yes, it has been granted to her to be
arrayed in bright, clean, fine linen, for the fine linen stands for the
righteous acts of the holy ones.
9 And he tells me: Write: Happy are those invited to the evening meal of the Lamb's marriage. Also, he tells me: These are the true sayings of God (Revelation 19).
In fact God's wife is likewise 144,000 holy angels who as a group make up the holy spirit, the house of God, his church.
The holy spirit is not mentioned much in the old testament. In fact here are all the explicit references to it as 'the holy spirit'...
11 Do not throw me away from before your face; And your holy spirit O do not take away from me (Psalm 51).
10 But they themselves rebelled and made his holy spirit feel
hurt. He now was changed into an enemy of theirs; he himself warred against them
11 And one began to remember the days of long ago, Moses his servant: Where is the One that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherds of his flock? Where is the One that put within him His own holy spirit? (Isaiah 63).
But it is referred to more in other ways...
9 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hand upon him; and the sons of Israel began to listen to him and they went doing just as Jehovah had commanded Moses (Deuteronomy 34).
17 the spirit of the truth, which the world cannot
receive, because it neither beholds it nor knows it. You know it, because it remains with
you and is in you (John 14) [this is a new
testament reference, both wisdom and truth are fruitages of the holy spirit].
31 And he proceeded to fill him with the spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge and in every sort of craftsmanship (Exodus 35).
Since the holy spirit imparts wisdom it must be an intelligent being or beings. Likewise we can deduce that the holy spirit is a living intelligent thing because it can plead for us:
26 In like manner the spirit also joins in with help for our weakness; for the [problem of] what we should pray for as we need to we do not know, but the spirit itself pleads/intercedes for us with groanings unuttered (Romans 8).
Furthermore it gets hurt and grieves...
30 Also, do not be grieving God's holy spirit, with which you have been sealed for a day of releasing by ransom (Ephesians 4).
And it has a will of its own...
11 But all these operations the one and the same spirit performs, making a distribution to each one respectively just as it wills (1 Corinthians 12).
So since it is a living spirit, so it must consist either of an angel or of a group of them. We know that there is more than one holy angel for the Psalm says...
4 Making his angels [his messengers] spirits, his ministers a devouring fire (Psalm 104).
13 But with reference to which one of the angels has he ever said:
Sit at my right hand, until I place your enemies as a stool for your feet?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth on behalf of those who are going to inherit salvation? (Hebrews 1).
The holy spirit does God's ministering and contains ministers, who are holy spirits plural. So the holy spirit is a group of angels. But why would any holy angel be excluded? So it must be the group of all the angels who are holy, all the angels who are married to God, all the angels who are in a covenant with God. Hence Paul said:
26 But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother (Galatians 4).
The Jerusalem above is God's heavenly administration which is all of the chosen angels, which is a select group of the spirits. Paul explicitly states that these angels are our Mother, for they give birth to all the new angels. Now mother's plead with father's not to be too hard on errant sons. And that is precisely the meaning of Romans 8:26 above. The holy spirit interceding with God for the sanctified ones, is the mother interceding with the father for her sons.
God does refer to a whole nation of people as one person...
22 And you must say to Pharaoh: This is what Jehovah has said: Israel is my son, my firstborn (Exodus 4).
He also refers to the entire church as Jesus' wife, one person in the singular...
22 Let wives be in subjection to their husbands as to the Lord,
23 because a husband is head of his wife as the Christ also is head of the congregation, he being a saviour of [that] body.
24 In fact, as the congregation is in subjection to the Christ, so let wives also be to their husbands in everything (Ephesians 5).
So the whole congregation is regarded as being one body, one wife.
The old testament often refers to God as Jehovah of armies or Jehovah of hosts. Well he had an army on earth in the form of the men of Israel. And he had an army in heaven in the form of his holy spirit. For an army is a large collective that acts as an individual.
15 However, Elijah said: As Jehovah of armies before whom I do stand is living, today I shall show myself to him (1 Kings 18)
The account of Philip baptizing the Ethiopian eunuch gives the secret away entirely when read with the eyes open.
26 However, Jehovah's angel spoke
to Philip, saying: Rise and go to the south to the road that runs down from
Jerusalem to Gaza. This is a desert road.
27 With that he rose and went, and, look! an Ethiopian eunuch, a man in power under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, and who was over all her treasure. He had gone to Jerusalem to worship,
28 but he was returning and was sitting in his chariot and reading aloud the prophet Isaiah.
29 So the spirit said to Philip: Approach and join yourself to this chariot.
30 Philip ran alongside and heard him reading aloud Isaiah the prophet, and he said: Do you actually know what you are reading?
31 He said: Really, how could I ever do so, unless someone guided me? And he entreated Philip to get on and sit down with him.
32 Now the passage of Scripture that he was reading aloud was this: As a sheep he was brought to the slaughter, and as a lamb that is voiceless before its shearer, so he does not open his mouth.
33 During his humiliation the judgment was taken away from him. Who will tell the details of his generation? Because his life is taken away from the earth.
34 In answer the eunuch said to Philip: I beg you, About whom does the prophet say this? About himself or about some other man?
35 Philip opened his mouth and, starting with this Scripture, he declared to him the good news about Jesus.
36 Now as they were going over the road, they came to a certain body of water, and the eunuch said: Look! A body of water; what prevents me from getting baptized?
38 With that he commanded the chariot to halt, and they both went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
39 When they had come up out of the water, Jehovah's spirit quickly led Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him anymore, for he kept going on his way rejoicing (Acts 8).
So Jehovah's angel was the speaking as 'the spirit' which was 'Jehovah's spirit'. This shows that God's spirit consists of angels. In fact the angel who spoke to Philip would have probably been his opposite number in the holy spirit. For there is a one to one correspondence between the 144,000 angels of the holy spirit, God's wife, and the 144,000 angels of Jesus' wife, the 1NC saints.
So now we can understand the sentiments of Paul when he said...
19 Do not admit an accusation against an
older man, except only on the evidence of 2 or 3 witnesses.
20 Reprove before all onlookers persons who practice sin, that the rest also may have fear.
21 I solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus and the chosen angels [the 144,000 angels chosen by God to be actually his second wife, the holy spirit, the 3rd witness] to keep these things without prejudgment, doing nothing according to a biased leaning (1 Timothy 5).
Jesus gave his angel as a ransom to God on firstfruits day 33Nisan16. So from then onwards God was in a position to marry the 2nd Holy Spirit (since Michael had finished securing the firstborn angelic rights - which rights are to be head of God's wife). Except that Michael had no angel in which to marry God as the head of the 2nd Holy Spirit. So God had to lend him his angel back again in order for the marriage to proceed. Hence the scripture says. .
18 No man has taken it away from me, but I surrender it of my own initiative. I have authority to surrender it, and I have authority to receive it again. The commandment on this I received from my Father. (John 10 NWT)
The 2nd Holy Spirit was poured out and became operational at Pentecost on 33Sivan5. So the marriage must have occurred on 33Nisan16, the start of that Pentecost count. So the marriage feast ran from 33Nisan16-33Nisan22 and veil lifting day was 33Nisan23. Jesus made several short appearances to the disciples on 33Nisan16 and 33Nisan17. He appointed FDS1 late in the day on 33Nisan16.
19 Therefore, when it was late/evening on that day [that
calendar day - had it been evening then it would have been the next calendar
day], the first [day - feminine,
rather than Sabbath which is neuter in Greek] of the [festival of]
Sabbaths [33Nisan16, the first day of weeks]
and, although the doors were locked where the disciples were for fear of the
Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them: May you have peace [on
20 And after he said this he showed them both his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced at seeing the Lord.
21 Jesus, therefore, said to them again: May you have peace [on 33Nisan16]. Just as the Father has sent me forth, I also am sending you.
22 And after he said this he blew upon them and said to them: Receive holy spirit.
23 If you forgive the sins of any persons, they stand forgiven to them; if you retain those of any persons, they stand retained [The church law of FDS1 did not become operational until the Pentecost on 33Sivan5. But the apostles themselves had authority to forgive or not from first fruits. Church law is a delegation of that authority in codified form to the rest of the church administration]. (John 20)
When Jesus told them that what sins they forgive are forgiven and what sins they retain are retained, he was telling them that they were clean to baptise and to maintain a baptism.
It takes 7 days to install an Aaronic priest. So from the day of his baptism each individual takes 7 whole days before he is installed himself to baptise others on the 8th day. But a priesthood, a priestly administration takes 7 weeks to install and is operational on the 50th day, the Pentecost. Whereas a temple takes 7 whole days to inaugurate and then is accepted on the 8th day [1026Tishri15-22 in the case of Solomon's temple and 33Nisan16 (receive Holy Spirit) -33Nisan23 (Thomas recognises Jesus) in the case of FDS1].
So there are in fact 3 divine witness bearers in heaven, the father, the son (who became a God at his resurrection) and the holy spirit, the step mother of Jesus and the mother of the 1NC saints, the second wife of God. We believe, that Jesus gave his firstborn angelic rights, which he had purchased from Satan, to Gabriel who then became the head of the second holy spirit when Jesus married his wife, the 3rd Holy Spirit. It is OK for Jesus to be the first created God, the firstborn God, the only begotten God who is in the bosom with the father (John 1:18), a 2nd God to be worshipped, and still run the 2nd Holy spirit. But when he got married he had to leave his father and his step mother and stick to his wife. Because Adam said...
24 That is why a man will leave his father and his mother and he must stick to his wife and they must become one flesh. (Genesis 2 NWT)
So the heavens were fixed on 33Nisan16.
20 and through him to reconcile again to himself all [other] things by making peace through the blood [he shed] on the torture stake, no matter whether they are the things upon the earth or the things in the heavens (Colossians 1)
The concept that God commanded his sons to get married and to be punished with the death penalty if they had children out of wedlock but himself created the entire human race and all the angels as a single parent is absurd and insulting to the one whose activities are perfect, as it makes him into a hypocrite of species wide proportion.
Jesus told us that the angels in heaven do not get married as we do (person to person) for male female marriage is an institution for the dead. It only works if you are going to die at some point otherwise the commitment is too monstrous. So God cannot marry an individual angel. So he marries a group of them. Angels then join and leave the group. This group is the holy spirit, his administration, his church wife, heavenly Jerusalem. A composite wife can be divine in character even though all the individuals within it are not, so long as they co-operate in love. For the love between the individuals will filter out the roughness in each individual's character.
This may be why Jesus said to Peter...
52 Then Jesus said to him: Return your
sword to its place, for all those who take the sword will perish by the sword.
53 Or do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father to supply me at this moment more than 12 legions of angels? [72,000 angels]
54 In that case, how would the Scriptures be fulfilled that it must take place this way? (Matthew 26).
It appears that only half of the 2nd Holy Spirit was married to God at that time. Perhaps these were those from the first Holy Spirit who chose to remain for the 2nd?
Here is a table of greater or lesser husbands and wives...
|Managing Director||Board of directors|
|President of corporation||All the vice presidents as a group|
|Manager of sports team||Sports Team|
|Field Marshal||His Army|
|God||Holy Spirit, all the holy angels|
The very word 'corporation', or 'incorporated' means a lot of people regarded as one body.
Now the Holy Spirit is the Mother of everyone living by resurrection whereas Adam called his wife Eve because:
20 After this Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she had to become the mother of everyone living [by sexual reproduction] (Genesis 3).
So God does have a family, and in this family he is the father, the holy spirit is the mother, God's wife, and Jesus is now the firstborn son. So there it is. There is nothing mystical or indecipherable about it, we are just talking about your regular family (well OK they are a rather powerful example!). This is why you cannot blaspheme against God or against his wife, who wears his name but you could blaspheme against Jesus, before he was resurrected...
31 On this account I say to you: Every sort of sin and blasphemy
will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the spirit will not be
32 For example, whoever speaks a word [in blasphemy] against the Son of man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks [in blasphemy] against the holy spirit, it will not be forgiven him, no, not in this system of things nor in that to come (Matthew 12).
So the holy spirit has the same status as God, being his wife, so it cannot just be one angel, for if it was, then that angel would also be a God to be worshipped with the same status as Jehovah.
Incidentally the holy spirit, or helper or comforter, the spirit of the truth, the spirit of wisdom, sent by God, is always referred to in the neuter in scripture. However, the spirit of truth, sent by Jesus, which is also called a helper is referred to in the masculine...
26 When the helper arrives that I will send you from the Father, the spirit of the truth, which proceeds from the Father, that one will bear witness about me (John 15).
7 Nevertheless, I am telling you the truth. It is for your benefit I am going away. For if I do not go away, the helper will by no means come to you, but if I do go my way, I will send him to you (John 16).
13 However, when that one arrives, the spirit of the truth, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak of his own impulse, but what things he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things coming (John 16).
This 'spirit of the truth', the one sent by Jesus, as opposed to the one sent
by Jehovah, is the angel of Revelation that presented
Revelation in signs to John...
1 A revelation by Jesus Christ, which God gave him, to show his slaves the things that must shortly take place. And he sent forth his angel and presented [it] in signs through him to his slave John (Revelation 1).
So all of the holy angels together, as the holy spirit, are feminine. But each individual angel is masculine.
13 But with reference to which one of the angels has he ever said:
Sit at my right hand, until I place your enemies as a stool for your feet?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth [as the holy spirit] on behalf of those who are going to inherit salvation? (Hebrews 1).
The holy spirit itself is the helper, the ministering spirit for all of us, and so are these angels. So the one is the sum of the others.
For those churches which believe incorrectly that the holy spirit is the
force by means of which God gets things done we would say the force by which IBM
gets things done is its workforce, which is a collective of people.
The Saviour himself said: Just now my mother, the Holy Spirit, took me by one of my hairs [an angel loyal to Jesus' promised headship of the holy spirit that came after his sacrifice] and carried me up to the great mountain, Tabor (Gospel of the Hebrews).
So the Holy Spirit is Jesusí mum.