Mother, Our Mother!
It is written, "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." (Genesis 1:27). Man is the image of God: male and female. And so it is clear that God consists of male and female.
If a male and a female unite and become one flesh, their children, son or daughter, can be born. This is a family. And the head of a family is not man, but the only Father. As there is one head in a body, the name called God is applicable only to the Father.
It is written, "God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.'" (Exodus 3:14). I AM is the only LORD God.
Therefore, the Bible said, "I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me, so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting men may know there is none besides me. I am the LORD, and there is no other. I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things." (Isaiah 45:5-7).
The work of salvation is like farming that a family does. In spring, men, father and son, plow a field and sow seeds. And in fall, women, mother and daughter, harvest crops.
Therefore, redemption was accomplished by the Father and the Son, and salvation is by the mother and the daughter. As for the beginning of salvation, the Bible said, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16). And also, "Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent." (John 17:3). As for the end of salvation, the Bible says, "The Spirit and the bride say, 'Come!' And let him who hears say, 'Come!' Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life." (Revelation 22:17). The mother and the daughter will finish it.
The Bible says, "For the Lord will carry out his sentence on earth with speed and finality." (Romans 9:28). And also, "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End." (Revelation 22:13).
The faith, knowing the Father but not knowing the mother, is like Esau. It cannot enter the eternal rest. Esau always liked only his father, but Jacob respected his father in his mother's arms. In the end, Esau could not receive his inheritance, but Jacob received it. The Bible says, "Just as it is written: 'Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.'" (Romans 9:13).
The Bible is able to make us wise for salvation. As Ruth the Moabitess clung to Naomi and arrived in Bethlehem, now we should walk in the Spirit. It is written, "May the LORD repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge. (Ruth 2:12). And also, "So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature." (Galatians 5:16).
When all of us, in the Spirit--our mother, obey the words of the Father, we will be made complete and inherit the kingdom of God.
Therefore, the Bible said, "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express." (Romans 8:26). And again, "And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption." (Ephesians 4:30).
It is because the mother, our mother, is the Jerusalem that is above. "But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother." (Galatians 4:26). Amen. Thank you, Lord.