The Mystery of Elohim and God the Mother

The word Elohim is used to refer to God more than any other word in the original Hebrew Bible. Perhaps one of the most perplexing mysteries to Christian theologians, the word appears more than 2,500 times in the Old Testament. Elohim literally translates to Gods in English. This implies that God is actually more than one. In fact, the true nature of Elohim was revealed during the creation of mankind, as recorded in Genesis.

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness”… So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:26-27

When creating human beings, God used plural terms saying, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness.” As a result, men and women were created in the images of God: male and female. We can confirm Elohim is two Gods since Elohim possesses two images. Had God been only one, He would have spoken using singular pronouns such as “me” and “my.”

Elohim Throughout the Bible

We’ve already grown accustomed to calling the male image of God “Father.” That is because the Bible teaches us as such. Similarly, we should call the female image of God “Mother.” Together, God the Father and God the Mother appear as Elohim numerous times in the Bible.

But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth.
Genesis 11:1-7

In this instance, the Babylonian people were building the Tower of Babel to display their own glory. Seeing their intentions, God decided to disrupt their plans. However, here, God also spoke in plural saying, “Let us go down”. Then the Bible shows that it was God who went down and scattered the people. Even in this instance, God the Father and God the Mother were working together as they did during the creation of man.

Elohim also appears in the book of Isaiah, which was written around 700 years after Genesis.

Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.”
Isaiah 6:8 (NLT)

When God was searching for somebody to be His messenger, God said, “Who will go for us?” It’s clear that God the Father and God the Mother were both present before Isaiah at this time.

God the Mother

“Our Father” is the most popular Christian prayer. Jesus Christ taught the 12 disciples to acknowledge God as their Father through this prayer.

“This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.’”
Matthew 9:6

Jesus could have taught His disciples to call God Lord or Master. Instead, He instructed them to say, “Our Father.” Why did He want us to pray in such a way? It was to let us understand our relationship to Elohim.

It is impossible for a man to become a father without children. Likewise, it’s impossible for children to exist without a mother. This is a principle of nature, which is a reflection of the spiritual world. God is our Father and we are His children, because God the Mother exists. The Bible explicitly testifies about God the Mother.

“Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.
Revelation 21:9-10

But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.
Galatians 4:26

According to the Trinity, the Lamb (Jesus Christ) is God the Father. Naturally, the wife of our Father is our Mother. This is why the Bible says we—brothers and sisters—are Her children.

Elohim Giving Eternal Life

Our Father and Mother appear together once more at the end of Revelation.

The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” Let the one who hears this say, “Come!” Let whoever is thirsty come; whoever wishes may have the water of life [eternal life] as a free gift.
Revelation 22:17 (NCV)

The book of Revelation contains prophecies concerning our age. In this prophecy, the Holy Spirit (God the Father) and His bride (God the Mother) are calling their children to receive eternal life. We are now living in the time of fulfillment of this prophecy.

The World Mission Society Church of God believes in and teaches the biblical prophecies testifying to both God the Father and God the Mother. For this reason, the members of the Church who have already heard this good news tell it to others, saying, “Come!” Visit your local Church of God to learn more about Elohim and receive eternal life.