Those who believe in God have hope for the eternal life in heaven. Then how can we receive the eternal life? Many people have many different answers for this question. Today let us find the answer for this question through the bible so that we can know the will of God for eternal life.
God’s Promise of Eternal Life
God gave precious promise to the children of God. Therefore, God’s people are called the children of promise because they received God’s promise given only to the children.
Galatians 4:28 Now you, brothers and sisters, like Isaac, are children of promise.
Then what is the promise God gave to the people of God?
1 John 2:25 And this is what he promised us—eternal life.
God’s promise to the children is eternal life. God is our parents and as our Father God promised us “life”, but not physical, but spiritual, that is, eternal life in heaven. Therefore, as children of God, we are given this eternal life as promise. Then how can we receive this promise of eternal life? How can we be truly sure that we are the children of promise?
The Will of God in Giving Life to Children
To find out if we are truly the children of promise or not, we have to know the will of God for eternal life. Eternal life is spiritual and we cannot know the spiritual things because we are physical. However, the bible teaches that this physical was given as copy and shadow to teach us the invisible spiritual world. In other words, by looking at the physical world, we can understand the spiritual world.
Revelation 4;11 “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
The bible teaches that this physical earthly things were created according to the will of God. Therefore, by studying this physical world we can know the will of God hidden behind it. Then today let us think about life on this earth and find out the will of God in it.
All the living things on this earth-animals, fish, birds, human beings-are given life through mother. Without mother there is no life and no children because male cannot give birth to the children by himself. Then what is the will of God hidden in this life on this earth? What does God want to teach us through this life on this earth as copy and shadow? God wants to teach the spiritual life in heaven. A mother is the life-giver on this earth and all children receive their life through their mother. Likewise, God wants to show us how to receive eternal life. To receive the promise of God, eternal life as children of God, we must have also a spiritual mother who can give us the spiritual life, or eternal life. In short, we must have God the Mother.
Evidences of God the Mother in the Bible
God the Mother in the Creation of Man
“US” and “OUR”, the Plural Form of God
The will of God about life on this earth is that life must be given by a mother. Likewise, there should be a mother for the spiritual eternal life in heaven, that is, God the Mother. This may sound strange at first. However, this will of God is recorded in the bible since the creation of the world as secrets and mysteries. Now is the time for the secret of God the Mother to be revealed.
First, let us look at the creation of man in Genesis to find out God the Mother, the last mystery of God in the bible. In Genesis, we can see God creating the heavens and earth and everything in it. For this reason, we call God as Creator who has power to create all the things. However, not many people know that the Creator or God is not singular, but plural. In other words, God is not just God the Father alone.
Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness,
The Creator God refers himself as “us” and “our”, rather than “me” or “my”. If God is just one, this does not make sense. Then why does God us the referents, “Us” or “Our”, instead of “Me” or “My”. This mystery can be explained through the title “Elohim” used to represent God in the Old Testament.
God Elohim and God the Mother
The title “Elohim” is used 2500 times to refer to God. Elohim in the Hebrew word is the plural form of “El” or “Eloah”, which means God. Therefore, Elohim means Gods, rather than God. Therefore, the verse above can be interpreted like this:
Genesis 1:26 Then Gods said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness,
In this way, we can get rid of the grammatical ambiguity that confused people such a long time. However, in this interpretation of the bible, another question arises. God is one and therefore, God is God in the singular form, not Gods in the plural form. How should we understand this? The bottom line is that we do not know if God is singular or plural because we cannot see God. God is spiritual and we are physical. With our senses, we cannot perceive the spiritual world. Thefore, what we have to agree is that the common opinion that God is one and singular may not be true.
Then how can we know if God is one or two? The only way is through the bible because the bible was given to us so that we can glimpse into the spiritual world. According to the verse above, God created one thing to the image and likeness of God so that we can know the image of God through the creation. That is “mankind”. Therefore, by looking at the creation of the mankind, actually we can understand the invisible image of God.
God the Father and God the Mother
Genesis 1:27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
After the creation we can see the two images of mankind: male and female. Through these two images we can know the images of God because these are the reflections of God’s images. Through the creation of mankind, we can conclude that God exists in the two images too, that is, male and female. We have known this male image of God and called him God the Father. Then what should we call this female image of God who was working together in the creation of man? We have to call her “God the Mother”?
Here we can see the existence of God the Mother through the bible? Now I would like to prove the existence of God the Mother through other evidences of the bible.
The Creation of Adam & Eve and God the Mother
Adam, the Second Coming Christ
The first man and woman created by God Elohim were Adam and Eve. As we have seen above, the Book of Revelation says that everything was created by the will of God. Then what was the will of God in creating Adam and Eve?
Romans 5:14 Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.
The bible teaches that God created Adam as pattern of “the one to come”. Then who is the one to come in the bible? It is the second coming Christ who would come to this earth in the last days. (Revelation 22:20) So God created Adam to teach us about the Christ who was to come in the last days.
Eve, the Bride of the Christ
Then what is the will of God in creating Eve, the wife of Adam? The bible teaches that God created Eve as helper of Adam. (Genesis 2:18) Then what kind of help could Eve give Adam? Adam could do all the work in the Garden of Eden by himself. However, there was one thing that he could not do by himself, that is, giving life to the children. The role of giving life was given to woman, that is, Eve. This was the will of God.
Genesis 3:20 Adam named his wife Eve (which means “life”), because she would become the mother of all the living.
Eve means “life” in the bible. (Genesis 3:20 footnote) Through this Eve in the Garden of Eden as copy and shadow, God is teaching us the last Eve who will appear in the last days to give eternal life to the children. The bible teaches that the last Adam (the second coming Christ) would appear with his wife, that is, the last Eve (the wife of the Christ). Eve was the source of life in the Garden of Eden. Likewise, the last Eve will be the source of the eternal life to the children of God who would inherit the kingdom of heaven.
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