Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2008 9:11 AM
Subject: The Christ
Dear Pastor Sheila,
Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I was reading your messages on The Christ. In part six of your series you said that the Father raised Jesus Christ from the dead , but the preachers on TV channels here in India say that the Holy Spirit raised him from the dead. Does this make any difference? Kindly enlighten me.
Sincerely in Christ
Date: Sunday, 9 November, 2008, 8:30 PM
How are you? I have been thinking about you recently and am happy to hear that you are still studying the Doctrine of Christ.
Here is the answer to your question:
God almighty is so high above mankind that there would be no means of communication if He did not “step down” in our direction.
God Almighty introduces Himself to mankind by a different name from each level that He communicates from. For example, we know Him as Jehovah, the savior of Israel and as the glorified Jesus, the savior of all mankind, but Jehovah Himself told Moses to tell Pharaoh that “I AM” sent him. We also find the Name “JAH” in the Scripture, although not as frequently as Jehovah.
Jehovah, Himself has many names, including “The Breasted One” (who is raising God’s children).
I AM, JAH and Jehovah all have attributes associated with their Names:
I AM – the Self-Existent One (the first cause who contains all the other Names, and reveals Himself to us as Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, etc.)
JAH – Father/Wisdom
Jehovah – Mother/Understanding
Son – Jehovah/Mother appearing through her Son, Christ Jesus
Daughter - Christ
Jehovah is the female aspect of the Self-Existent One, but she is male to humanity. Thus, we refer to Jehovah as “He.”
The Holy Spirit in the Church today is not the same Holy Spirit that appeared to Israel.
The Holy Spirit that appeared to Israel came from Jehovah/Understanding. He gave them the Law.
Understanding/the Law that was given to Israel did not have the authority to raise the dead.
The authority to raise the dead is only in the Father/Wisdom.
Jesus raised the dead, thus demonstrating that an authority that was higher than the Law was being revealed through him.
Jesus clearly told all who had ears to hear that he did nothing other than what his father told him to do.
Jesus said I and the Father are One.
Jesus never mentioned the Holy Spirit as an authority over him. He said he would send the Holy Spirit to us, which means that Jesus had authority over the Holy Spirit that he would send.
The Holy Spirit in the Church today is the female aspect of the glorified Jesus Christ, the Son.
Jesus sent us himself in the form of the Holy Spirit.
So Wisdom is the attribute of God that raises us from the dead, and JAH, the Father, is His Name.
Today, the Wisdom of God is available to the Church through the man, Christ Jesus, who is given to raise us from the dead:
1 Cor 1:24
24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
1 Cor 1:30
30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
1 Tim 2:5-6
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
The preachers in the Church today usually do not know the difference between Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
They erroneously give all power to the Holy Spirit because they do not recognize that the Holy Spirit is the female/mother who is sent to direct us to Christ, and that there is a higher authority who is given to raise us from the dead, the man Christ Jesus.
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God bless you.
Love in Christ,
Sheila R. Vitale,
Pastor, Teacher & Founder
Living Epistles Ministries
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 11:31 AM
Subject: RE: The Christ
Dear Pastor Sheila
Thanks for the reply. It is very helpful for my spiritual growth. I am happy that it will be posted to the Q&A on the Lem website so that many will be benefited by it. God Bless.