The gender of the Holy Spirit has been the object of some discussion in recent years, questioning whether the Holy Spirit should be referred to as “he”, “she” or “it”. To some extent this derives from the gender of the noun used in different languages. In the original Hebrew of the Old Testament, the word for spirit is “rūaḥ” is a feminine noun.
It’s true – the Hebrew word for “spirit” is indeed of the feminine gender. And some argue that since all Hebrew words have either feminine or masculine genders, and there is no neutral gender, that it makes no difference whether we call the Holy Spirit he, she or it.
I disagree with this argument, because the Holy Spirit is a living being and not an object in which there’s no life.
Yes, it’s true – every Hebrew noun, whether it’s living or not, has a gender assigned to it. For example, the word “city” (קִרְיָה) is a feminine noun in Hebrew.
But we cannot use this fact as a proof that it makes no difference which gender is assigned to living beings, because all the living beings in Hebrew are assigned correct genders. For example, the “father” is not “she”, but “he”. The mother is not “he” but “she”. So the same should be the case with the Holy Spirit, as it’s a living being.
Also, some argue that angels are genderless, so the Holy Spirit must be genderless as well. Firstly, it’s a false assumption that angels are genderless. If they were able to procreate with human women, they are not genderless.
This false assumption comes from reading more into the words of Yeshua than what He really meant to say. He said that in Heaven there’s no marriage (Matthew 22:30). If there’s no marriage in heaven, that doesn’t mean that angels are genderless.
How I found out the gender of the Holy Spirit
I wasn’t aware of the fact that the Holy Spirit is feminine in the Hebrew language, and therefore I was calling her “he”. This conditioning was so strong that I even overlooked the feminine gender of the Holy Spirit in the Hebrew manuscript!
What got me thinking about this topic wasn’t reading the Torah, but actually studying one apocryphal work in which the Holy Spirit was defined as a female. (I’m pretty sure it was The Gospel of Thomas). It opened my eyes to see that the Holy Spirit has a feminine gender in the Hebrew language as well.
So when I found out about it, I started calling her “it”, because I knew that people who are not aware of her real gender will be too quick to accuse me of yet another “heresy”. So because of this in one of my latest videos I called the Holy Spirit “it”, which caused some viewers to send me comments about it. I did not want to start calling the Holy Spirit “her” before making a video explaining the change.
Sadly, people are too quick to hate those who care to research the truth and therefore change something wrong about their theology in order to align themselves with the Bible more perfectly.
Interestingly, before I even knew this to be the case, I got a dream about the Father, the Son and the Holy spirit about which I write here (quite at the end of it). And in that dream the feminine presence that was on my right was the Holy Spirit, giving me advice. I was surprised that she was female, but did not think much about it after the dream. And now I know that she is indeed female!
I know some people will get angry and hate me for sharing this, but all I care about is the truth. So if this noun is feminine in Hebrew, yet our English translators hide this fact, I’m not going to cover it up because I serve not men or the doctrine of men, but YHWH.
And if Bible pages penned by the Holy Spirit identify her as a female, then that’s who she is.
How Hebrew genders work
In many of the verses KJV translators simply refused to translate the feminine pronoun associated with the Holy Spirit, or they changed it to the masculine pronoun in the New Testament. This is so unfair, since many people will never look into the original languages and therefore will continue having wrong understanding about this important matter.
Whenever the Holy Spirit is mentioned in the Old Testament, it’s almost always feminine. For example, in Psalms 143:10 we read:
(…) for thou art my God, thy spirit is good (…).
The words “thy spirit is good” are Hebrew words “רוּחֲךָ טֹובָה” which clearly show that the spirit of God is feminine, as the adjective is feminine. Or, for example, in Isaiah 11:1-2, which is the prophecy of Yeshua, we read:
And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
In Hebrew it reads:
וְיָצָא חֹטֶר מִגֵּזַע יִשָׁי וְנֵצֶר מִשָּׁרָשָׁיו יִפְרֶֽה׃
וְנָחָה עָלָיו רוּחַ יְהוָה רוּחַ חָכְמָה וּבִינָה רוּחַ עֵצָה וּגְבוּרָה רוּחַ דַּעַת וְיִרְאַת יְהוָֽה׃
In Hebrew, the verb forms of feminine nouns are different to the verb forms of masculine nouns; and the same applies to the adjectives. Feminine nouns have feminine verbs and adjectives. In the second verse, we find the verb associated with the Holy Spirit of the feminine gender (the feminine ending highlighted in red), and the same applies to the gender of the descriptive terms.
This is just one of many examples of the feminine gender of the Holy Spirit. In fact, the owner of the YouTube channel “Godrules” has received an email of a student of ancient Aramaic who also can read Hebrew, and he said that in Aramaic the Holy Spirit is feminine too, and he said that in the Tanakh (Old Testament) out of 84 uses of the word “spirit” in context traditionally assumed to be references to the Holy Spirit, 75 times is either explicitly feminine or hard to determine, and only nine times it’s masculine.
In those few times where the masculine gender is found, it’s actually not entirely clear whether it’s indeed the Holy Spirit that is meant, as is the case, for example, with 2 Samuel 23:2, where we read:
The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.
But the next verse reveals to us that this refers to the Father Himself:
The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
Reading the Old Testament in its original language, therefore, must lead one to the conclusion that the Holy Spirit is a feminine, and not masculine, being.
How to do your own research about this
You can check this out yourself without needing to know the Hebrew language. You can do so by using an interlinear Bible. Not all interlinear texts, however, mention verb genders. This one does, so you can see the proof there. However, it doesn’t mention the genders of participles for some reason.
So if you don’t believe me, take the verses mentioning the Holy Spirit, or the Spirit of YHWH, or the Spirit of God, and look which gender the verbs associated with this phrase are.
In fact, even the word “dove” in Hebrew is feminine (יוֺנָה), and we know that the Holy Spirit descended on Yeshua in the form of a dove.
The hidden identity of the Holy Spirit
In Matthew 1:18 we read that Jesus was a child of the Holy Spirit:
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
Since the child, who is Jesus, was of the Holy Ghost, the Mother of Yeshua is indeed the Holy Spirit!
Wisdom and the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is also identified with Wisdom in quite a few passages of the Bible and the apocryphal works. We find Jesus Himself saying that “wisdom is justified of all her children” (Luke 7:35). This shows that the Holy Spirit, is a mother, since she has children. At that time, the two children of the Holy Spirit were John the Baptist and Yeshua.
Also, all those who are born-again have the Holy Spirit as their Mother, as they are born of Spirit! How wonderful – we have not only the Father, but the Mother as well, and this fact was concealed from us for such a long time! However, it is told in the Bible that all that was hidden will be revealed (Luke 8:17), and I believe many see this prophecy beginning to be fulfilled in our times.
We can clearly see that in the quoted verse Jesus isn’t talking about the concept of wisdom, since concepts cannot beget children. And those philosophers who want to say that it can – you need to read my article on Hebrew vs. Greek mind to understand the ancient Hebrew mindset.
So it’s not the concept that’s mentioned here, but what the Holy Spirit is known for; the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of council and wisdom. Wisdom is also a feminine noun in Hebrew, by the way.
When the identity of the Holy Spirit is understood, it becomes clear that whenever wisdom is personalized in Scripture as well as apocryphal books, we know that the text speaks of the Holy Spirit and not about Jesus, as some assume due to the lack of knowledge about the true identity of the Holy Spirit.
For example, in Proverbs 1:20-33 we read:
Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you
Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
So from this passage we see that the Holy Spirit is a wise being who has her own identity. This identity has been stolen from her, however, about which I will talk later on in this article.
It’s not Yeshua that’s described here, because He’s not a female. But when people are kept in darkness about the true gender of the Holy Spirit, who else would they think these verses to be referring to? Jesus doesn’t give birth to children, and He’s not a feminine being, so it’s incorrect to assign His identity to the personification of Wisdom in the Bible.
What we missed in the first Bible page
In fact, it’s the Holy Spirit that’s first mentioned in the Creation account (Genesis 1:2), and she’s mentioned in her feminine gender:
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Here’s the Hebrew text:
וְהָאָרֶץ הָיְתָה תֹהוּ וָבֹהוּ וְחֹשֶׁךְ עַל־פְּנֵי תְהֹום וְרוּחַ אֱלֹהִים מְרַחֶפֶת עַל־פְּנֵי הַמָּֽיִם׃
(I’ve highlighted the feminine form of the participle in red.)
With this correct knowledge of the feminine gender of the Holy Spirit, we can see the creation account in a little different way. That the Holy Spirit, the Mother, was fluttering over the chaos, and then the Father started speaking words which created order, since it’s the Father that builds, and it’s the Mother that sustains and helps the creation.
The qualities of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is submissive to YHWH and does His will, but she’s a rational being and has a separate identity to that of the Father or the Son. She proceeded from the Father, and is His helper, exactly like the woman who was created to be a helper of the man.
That’s exactly how I perceived her to be in my dream – as an independent being (as it was the case with the Father and the Son – they were two separate beings). She gave advice out of her own wisdom based on what the Father told me. So the Father, the Son, and the feminine Holy Spirit are three independent beings, yet they act in union with each other. The Father is God, the Holy Spirit is His helper, and the Son is the visible image of the Father.
It’s written that the Holy Spirit is our Comforter. What do mothers do? They comfort their children. This is a very feminine quality. Knowing the correct identity of the Holy Spirit will help women to go back to the image in which they were created.
Women were created in the image of the Holy Spirit, and men – in the likeness of YHWH. This makes total sense because we are the physical representatives of the Divine family. The Divine family rules the heavens, and the physical family is supposed to rule all that’s on earth.
Knowing the true gender of the Holy Spirit provides such great clarity for women; they are no longer denied to know where they got their likeness from; how freeing and joyful it is to know that we were created as exact images of the Holy Spirit! This knowledge empowers us to understand who we are as women by looking at the qualities of the Holy Spirit, as well as by listening to Her when She dwells in us.
The Holy Spirit is wise, She is the Spirit of truth; she’s YHWH’s helper, and is concealed; She’s not loud or obnoxious, but only those who are wise care to become silent and hear Her. She’s a teacher and comforter. She’s non-intrusive; she doesn’t want the attention of the world; she only discloses her knowledge to those who seek her. She is gentle. She doesn’t abide in those who insult her, as it’s told:
But whosoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven (…).
— Mark 3:29:
So if a woman is a physical counterpart of the Holy Spirit, what does it say about their treatment? How does YHWH feel when men hate and insult or even physically abuse those who are their gentle helpers? I think many men who think that being Christian means keeping the wife in her place through violence, will have a rude awakening in the day of judgement.
We are physical counterparts of the Divine family
So if we know that Yeshua proceeded forth from his Father, and that He is the child of the Holy Spirit, this makes the two His parents. Interestingly, I saw Jesus in my dream as a child, which represented His divine identity. He also told us to become like children if we want to enter into the Kingdom (Matthew 18:3).
Children are totally helpless without their parents, and Jesus in His earthly ministry depended on YHWH for everything, and it’s through the Holy Spirit that He did all his miracles. So we should follow after such an example by obeying our Divine parents in order to enter into the Kingdom of God.
So here we witness a Divine family, and the earthly family is the counterpart of that Divine family, because we indeed were created in their image and their likeness. Women are created in the likeness of the Holy Spirit, men – in the likeness of YHWH, and children – in the likeness of Yeshua.
Can you see how much this knowledge clears things up? Isn’t it much easier to understand many verses now, after this knowledge? This is definitely the case with me.
Since the time I’ve been saved, I was wondering how come a female is not represented in heavens; we are told to have been created in the image of God; yet we know that YHWH is male. Now we know that the feminine aspect is not lacking in heaven – we were simply kept in darkness through English Bible mistranslations and those in the know who wished to keep this knowledge secret.
Also, there are feminine angels in Heaven as well, but Bible translators concealed this knowledge as well.
Why would anyone hide this fact? Why would anyone wish us not to know that the feminine aspect plays a great role in heavens and on earth? I’m sure it came from Satan’s hatred for women because it’s through women that the Saviour came. So he influenced the Catholic Church to destroy any evidence of the holy feminine from the translations of our bibles.
Misogyny among the church fathers
Many church fathers were misogynists. For example, Tertullian said:
The curse God pronounced on your sex still weighs on the world. …You are the devil’s gateway…. You are the first that deserted the divine laws. All too easily you destroyed the image of God, Adam. Because you deserved death, it was the son of God who had to die.
St. Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin, said that “woman is the root of all evil”. How could this translator who hated women translate the feminine gender of the Holy Spirit correctly? He, like some other church fathers, was deeply influenced by Gnosticism, and therefore he looked down on mothers and exalted virginity (as Gnosticism condemns any kind of sexual activity).
Church father Origen who castrated himself by literally interpreting the words of Jesus (which should say a lot to you about the ability of early church fathers to interpret the Scripture), said that women are worse than animals because they are continuously full of lust. He was against sex between married people as well.
St. Clement of Alexandria hated women so much that he said that “the consciousness of their own nature must evoke feelings of shame”.
We find this prejudice ripe in modern times as well. For example, some men calling themselves Christians leave hate comments about me, saying that I’m possessed by a demon because of the fact that I teach! No wonder the Holy Spirit does not reveal Her true identity to such bigots. How could they ever become wise when they reject the feminine gender, who is the embodiment of wisdom!
The sick logic of the Catholic Church
It’s very clear that the Roman Catholic Church hates women. They did not allow them to be a part of running their churches. They consider them unclean because through them children come into the world. Due to the heavy influence of Gnosticism, they think sex to be a dirty thing.
The Catholic Church worked hard to conceal the feminine identity of the Holy Spirit, therefore. They twisted our minds about the true nature of the Divine family through Bible mistranlsations and their false Church doctrines.
Their contempt for sex is shown in their unscriptural celibacy that’s imposed on priests. Even Mary is taught by them to be a virgin, when we know from Scripture that she gave birth to other children. However, in the twisted minds of popes sex is evil, therefore Mary could not have engaged in such a dirty activity.
They also replaced the identity of the Holy Spirit with that of Mary, and made the Holy Spirit into a man. So the Divine family then no longer resembles the earthly family – it’s no longer a mother, a father and a child, but a Father, another male spirit being, and a male child. This kind of twisted theology denies people the deeper understanding of our divinity; when gotten correctly, however, we see that we were created as exact physical counterparts of that which is in heaven.
The reason the Catholic church denied the feminine nature of the Holy Spirit is because they did not consider women to be holy enough because of their ability to give birth to babies. And since the act of sex is considered by them evil, women, who give birth to the fruit of such an unholy union, are considered less holy than men who do not have this biological function!
We read in the Old Testament that after the fall YHWH still blessed people with fruitfulness, and this shows that procreation is not evil. Yet in the Gnostic Catholic mind it is – despite of what the Scriptures say. They don’t follow the laws of YHWH but are a law onto themselves.
No wonder this denying of the feminine makes many Catholic priests into gays and paedophiles. I’m sure that this twisted theology is invented to make those priests and their followers into sex perverts. When you deny that which is natural, when you introduce that which is unnatural, the result will be a perverted generation. We can see the proof of this by looking at our modern society.
Genesis 1:26 clearly speaks that both man and woman were created in the image of God. In “their” image humanity was created. In the image of both YHWH and the Holy Spirit, and Yeshua! In the KJV translation it’s not clear, because of the translators’ prejudice against women.
In that passage in Hebrew it’s told that God created humanity in their image, so that they would have the dominion over the fish, etc. KJV translators, however, chose to translate the word that stands for “man”, but also for “humanity” as “man”, disregarding the plural verb form that followed the noun.
So indeed we are created in the image and likeness of the Divine family. Our earthly family is the physical representation of the rulers of heavens.
Also, Satan not only influenced popes to keep us in the dark about the true gender of the Holy Spirit, but he also worked hard to recreate humanity, especially a woman, into his image. He made modern women into the opposites of who the Holy Spirit is like. We know that he targets women more than men, because it’s at women that most appearance-altering practices are aimed, such as plastic surgeries, make-up, clothes, books, and so forth.
Now many modern women resemble the type of woman that is called a “whore” in the Bible; the woman that is loud, who sleeps around and doesn’t like to stay at home but is always seeking for adventures with strange men. In opposition to this, the Holy Spirit is concealed and quiet; she is faithful and gentle. In her image the women were created, and since we now know in whose image we were created, we must strive to get back to that image and likeness.
The Mother of Wisdom
The Holy Spirit is called “the mother of wisdom” in the apocryphal Acts of Thomas:
And twelve in number are they that serve before her and are subject unto her, which have their aim and their look toward the bridegroom, that by the sight of him they may be enlightened; and for ever shall they be with her in that eternal joy, and shall be at that marriage whereto the princes are gathered together and shall attend at that banquet whereof the eternal ones are accounted worthy, and shall put on royal raiment and be clad in bright robes; and in joy and exultation shall they both be and shall glorify the Father of all, whose proud light they have received, and are enlightened by the sight of their lord; whose immortal food they have received, that hath no failing, and have drunk of the wine that giveth then neither thirst nor desire. And they have glorified and praised with the living spirit, the Father of truth and the mother of wisdom.
Here is another mention of the Holy Spirit in the same apocryphal book:
Come, thou holy name of the Christ that is above every name.
Come, thou power of the Most High, and the compassion that is perfect.
Come, gift (charism) of the Most High.
Come, compassionate mother.
Come, communion of the male.
Come, she that revealeth the hidden mysteries.
Come, mother of the seven houses, that thy rest may be in the eighth house.
It also says:
(…) we glorify and praise thee and thine invisible Father and thine holy spirit the mother of all creation.
The whole chapter of Proverbs 8 explains the nature of the Holy Spirit because she speaks through the prophet about herself. This chapter really helps to understand the Holy Spirit better:
1 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?
2 She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.
3 She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.
4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.
5 O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
6 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.
7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.
9 They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.
15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.
16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.
17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
18 Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.
19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.
20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there wereno fountains abounding with water.
25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:
29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
30 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily hisdelight, rejoicing always before him;
31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights werewith the sons of men.
32 Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.
33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.
36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
Before knowing that the Holy Spirit is female, I assumed that it was Jesus speaking here as well, but now I see that it’s a female speaking, and Jesus is not female! It’s so obvious now, and it just shows that the truth can be right in front of our eyes and our beliefs will not allow us to see it!
The Holy Spirit in the New Testament
The New Testament was written in Greek. The word “Spirit” in Greek is of neuter gender. However, KJV translators chose to assign a masculine gender to this word. It’s so interesting how they, being experts in Hebrew, chose to deliberately ignore the fact that the Holy Spirit in Hebrew (and therefore in the Old Testament) is feminine, and instead to assign to her a masculine gender in the New Testament.
The owner of the YouTube channel “Godrules” also makes an interesting connection between the Divine family and our holy books. He says that the Old Testament belongs to the Father, the New Testament – to Yeshua, and the Apocrypha, which means the “hidden” writings – to the Holy Spirit! The oldest writings belong to the Father, the hidden writings – to the Mother, and the new writings – to the Son! How beautifully this explains their natures!
The Holy Spirit is the revealer of the hidden truth. She only gives wisdom to those who search for Her. You cannot understand the Scriptures until She is in you and opens your eyes to really see.
Divine feminine in rabbinic literature
In ancient rabbinic writings we also come across the feminine part of the godhead, which is known as “Shekhina” (שְׁכִינָה). It comes from the root word “to dwell”, “to inhabit” and was believed to be the divine presence that dwelt in the Temple of Jerusalem. Rabbis also believed that having Shekhina close to you makes it easier to get connected with YHWH.
From reading the descriptions of Shekhina, it’s obvious that she has the features of the Holy Spirit. I believe this presence is the same as the Holy Spirit – just under different names.
In rabbinic literature it’s told that Shekina is present where the public prayer takes place. In 135 AD Rabbi Hananiah ben Teradion told that:
If two sit together and the words between them are of the Torah, then the Shekhinah is in their midst.
Rabbi Halafta ben Dosa said:
If ten men sit together and occupy themselves with the Law, the Shekhinah rests among them.
I believe this knowledge is one of my greatest finds so far. Of course, I cannot call this “my” find, since it’s the Holy Spirit that leads us into all the truth (John 16:13).
The deeper I dig into the Scripture, the more interesting it gets. I thank my beloved Heavenly Family for considering me worthy to receive this knowledge, and I hope that this knowledge gave you much joy as well, especially if you are female.