Elohim – A Divine Family

What I’m going to share with you is wondrous and awesome and entirely otherworldly. So for you to get a hold of what I am going to say here, you must be able to let go of all conventional doctrinal presupposition, and recklessly abandon yourself to the Spirit of Truth entirely.

The Father has been revealing many things lately about the Trinity Doctrine that are just not so, and at this same time He has been revealing very much about the Divine Family as It really is … the Deity called Elohim. Through some rather intense times of study and meditation upon the Hebrew titles for “God,” much has been revealed about this. I will try my best to share some of these things with you.

There is a Scripture verse in Romans that says:

“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…” (Romans 1:20)

Paul was essentially saying here that mysteries (invisible things) even things about the Divine Family (Godhead) Itself can be clearly seen and understood by looking at the things that are made (created things). In other words, the things that we see in the natural temporal realm are a reflection of eternal and heavenly realities.

Let us take a look at another passage of Scripture:

Then Elohim said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness” …[So] Elohim created man in His own image, in the image of Elohim He created him, male and female He created them. (Genesis 1:26-27)

I know that we’re all very familiar with these verses, but what does the Spirit desire to show us about the mysteries of the Divine Heavenly Family (the Godhead) through them?

Some brief study into the title of “Elohim” will show that it is a very unusual word, for the root of the word is the Hebrew “Eloah,” which is a distinctly feminine title for God (like El Shaddai), but then attached to it is a plural masculine suffix that is normally only used on grammatically masculine nouns. This makes Elohim a word of unusual mixed-gender. What does this reveal to us? What could God possibly be saying to us by using such an unusual word as a title for Himself? I believe that this is a clue into the nature of the all sufficient and gender-complete Elohim, Who within Himself contains all of the characteristics of a masculine Father and feminine Mother. This is the reason for the mixed gendered word that also implies plurality. When Elohim created man in His own image, that image was one of gender-completeness, “He created him, male and female He created them…” Adam, created in the image of Elohim, was also gender-complete (contained within him were the full attributes of both femininity and masculinity) until the point where Eve was taken from His side. Within this process of gender separation is revealed God’s plan for human reproduction through families upon the earth, and also great mysteries regarding Elohim’s plan for the formation of the Family of God and the spiritual reproduction of Himself.

In the Genesis account of creation, we can see that Adam was made complete in the image and likeness of Elohim … but Elohim chose to separate the female side of Adam from the male side of Adam. This was done for the purpose of bringing them back together again as “one” in conjugal union for the purpose of procreating. In this way “they” (who became distinct personages brought forth from the gender-complete Adam) could become a family… They could “be fruitful and multiply” and their offspring could become very great upon the earth.

Saints, this account of the creation of the human family is a reflection of a very profound spiritual reality. In the eternal moment, gender-complete Elohim brought forth from within Himself distinct personages of El (masculine) and Eloah (feminine) for the purpose of bringing them together again in a conjugal union; one that is way beyond our understanding, and this for the very purpose of bringing forth a Son. He (the Son) would then eventually bring every human being into the Family of God as sons in the Son (new creations in Christ). Because all of this was in the eternal moment and not on a timeline; the Son is eternal, as is El, as is Eloah, and is the spiritual progeny brought forth through the Son.

Beloved, what I am sharing with you is just a brief glimpse into the process and purpose of God creating for Himself a Divine Family, a Family that we also belong to because the Only Begotten Son of the Father has made us holy and blameless as new creations in Christ through His blood. What has been presented to us as a “Trinity” is not entirely accurate, but there is certainly “triunity” that can be seen in the relationship between El, Eloah, and the Son. But in order to see God correctly we must view Him as a Family which the title of “Elohim” clearly implies … A God Family in subjection to El (The Father).

If we take a look at this Family, we will see that there is a hierarchical structure within It even as there is supposed to be in earthly families. Within this structure we can find Father, Mother, Son, and the Bride-Elect. The structure as I see it is that “EL,” the Father, is the “Almighty God” to Whom all others are in complete and total subjection. This makes sense as “El” can be defined as “The Subjector” and “Eloah” can be defined as “one who is in subjection to El.” This would then mean that the plural form of Eloah, “Elohim,” would now refer to a “Family” in Whom all are in subjection to El and also inclusive of El Himself. Beloved … this is God.

Brethren, are you able to grasp what is being said here? Can you see that even the creation of man is a picture type of Elohim’s plan to bring forth His Own spiritual progeny through a Family? Can you see how all sufficient and fully complete Elohim chose to become distinct personages for the purpose of reproducing Himself through a Family? Earthly families are a reflection of the Eternal Heavenly Family! The invisible things of Him, even the mysteries of the Divine Family (the Godhead) are clearly seen in the created things of this world, even the creation of man himself. Beloved, God is a FAMILY composed of Father, Mother, Firstborn Son, and all of the Beloved Son’s brethren who are also His Bride (elect)! All of these are collectively Elohim – God. I know that this teaching is very unorthodox …it is … it certainly is.

I have had the opportunity recently to engage in a very intense dialogue on this subject with a dear brother for whom I have great respect and admiration. At the end of our last conversation He summarized the Divine Family “Elohim” in this way:

“Elohim seems to be that which wraps itself descriptively around the entirety of the Family of God, but quite particularly of the eternal procreative love-union which is the Family’s Primal Origin. The description of God saying, “Let Us,” in Genesis, seems to first refer to the Mother/Father union first, but also extending to all that comes of their union. It’s all mind-blowing, isn’t it?”

All that I can say to that is; “It certainly is!”

Beloved saints, there are a couple of Scripture verses that I feel the need to comment on before bringing this article to a close, and that is a statement made by Jesus about the resurrection. Jesus said in Matthew 22:30-31;

“You are mistaken, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of Yahweh. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like Yahweh’s angels in heaven.”

This statement by Jesus Himself leads me to believe that after the resurrection, we also will be gender-complete even as Adam was gender-complete when he was created, and therefore there will be no need for marriage as we know it. If this is so, I would imagine that Father, Mother, and Son are and have always been gender-complete in Themselves, for each one of Them is the full expression of God in every way, yet still They each perform Their specific roles within the Divine Family – Elohim.

If any of you thinks that this article might imply that the Holy Spirit could possibly occupy the position of Eloah (Mother) in the Divine Family, there are some reasons to believe that that could possibly be so. Whether or not the Holy Spirit is masculine or feminine seems really insignificant, for I imagine that the Holy Spirit can manifest the full attributes of either one at any time. But, if the Spirit is being revealed in one or the other of these attributes, it is important for us to recognize that, for we must see God as God manifests to us, and not as we want to perceive God to be. Certainly the Holy Spirit is to be recognized as intrinsic to the God-Family, and must not be understood as merely a divine force, but as divine Personhood in internal interaction within that Family. Paul seemed to suggest this by including “the communion of the Holy Spirit” along with “the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ” and “the love of God…” in his benediction.

May the Spirit of Truth minister to you through this word.

Grace and peace to you all, in Christ Jesus.