Does God have a female side?
August 8, 2018
An Open Letter To:
THE BODY OF CHRIST
Re: The Issue of Kabbalah & The Shekinah
I would like to introduce you, by the enclosed materials, to Christ-Centered Kabbalah, the ministry that the Lord has given me, and ask if you would consider its legitimacy.
The Shekinah In Scripture
The word, Shekinah, is Strong’s #8467 (techinnah – tek-in-naw). It is translated supplication twenty-four times, and grace, one time, in the Old Testament, where it always is used as a request for favor from God.
In the New Testament, the word supplication, Strong’s #1162, appears four times, and means to make one’s particular need known.
The Shekinah is the Spirit of Life. Jehovah breathed a drop of that Holy Spirit into Adam when he was first formed, and is breathing a similar drop into the spiritually dead bodies of the Israelites of God today. The Shekinah mediates between Adam and the Father.
5 Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: KJV
The Shekinah is given to Israel as a kind of extender that carries the prayers of the saints all the way to the Father.
The Spirit of Reconciliation
The Shekinah is the Spirit of Reconciliation in the New Testament:
2 Cor 5:18-19
18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation KJV
Christ Jesus is the reality, or impartation, of the privilege to petition God in the New Testament:
1 Tim 2:5
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; KJV
The Spirit of Grace, Strong’s #5485, the Divine Influence upon the heart, is the Shekinah’s counterpart in the earth.
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? KJV
The Spirit of Grace is called the Spirit of the Lord, or the Spirit of Jehovah, in the Old Testament.
The Spirit of Grace is the active energy of the favor, or the blessings, of Jehovah, which is manifested as Christ, the image of God.
2 Cor 4:4
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. KJV
The Shekinah is not the Spirit of Christ, which is the Spirit of Prophecy, nor is she the Holy Spirit, of Promise, which carries another female seed to Israel through thre Lord Jesus Christ.
The Spirit of Grace moves upon the heart of the believer to witness to the Truth or Error of the issue at hand.
25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. KJV
Today, Jesus reveals Jehovah to men through His presence called the Holy Spirit and Christ.
Many misunderstand the spiritual principles behind the Rings of Power (Ez 1:18), called, Sefirot, even those who call themselves Kabbalists.
These Rings are also called firmaments because they are made of spiritual earth. They are spiritually female spheres. The Spirit of God, who is absolutely 100 percent male, flows through these Rings like the sea would flow through a series of rings immersed in its waters. Their purpose is to promote communication between an infinite God and a finite, earthen creation, by means of spherical earthen borders that stand in front of the unchangeable Spirit of God.
These Rings, or firmaments, must, of necessity, be subservient to God because He made them (Gen 1:6). They are, therefore, considered to be female in relationship to Him,.
Jehovah alluded to these Rings, or firmaments, or borders, when He said that Moses could only come in contact with His back parts (Ex 33:23). Jehovah was saying that Moses, a human, could tolerate contact only with the more hidden of these Rings, Jehovah’s backparts, which filter the intensity of His power, or Moses would die (1 Chron 13:10). The other Israelites were warned that they would die if they even were even close to the mountain (Ex 19:16-24).
The Shekinah is one of these female Rings that Jehovah’s male Spirit flows through. She is not God, but she reveals Jehovah to men who would otherwise not be able to comprehend Him at all. In the desert she appeared as a pillar of fire and a pillar of cloud (Ex 13:21).
Worship and prayer to Jehovah, God, should not be directed towards the Shekinah or the Holy Spirit, since Jesus clearly taught us how to pray: Father, in the Name of Jesus, your only begotten Son ……………
Thank you for listening. I hope that you will take the time to look at the materials I have enclosed, and that you will find them edifying.
In Jesus’ love,
Sincerely in Christ,
Sheila R. Vitale, Pastor