“But the Jerusalem that is above is free and she is our Mother.” Galatians 4:26

What is this particular section actually speaking about?

How does this Passage testify that God is also our Mother?

“These things may be taken figuratively, for the women represent two covenants.“One Covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children to be slaves.” Gal 4:24

What is the covenant that comes from Mount Sinai?

“The Lord descended to the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the Mountain.” Ex 19:20

The covenant comes from the Commandments that God gave to Moses on Mount Sinai, as it is written:
“He declared to you his covenant, the Ten Commandments, which he commanded you to follow and then wrote them on the two stone tablets.” Deut. 4:13

However, what did God say about this first covenant? “…bears children to be slaves.”

“Therefore, no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.” Romans 3:2

If we are conscious of sin, what good is it if we are not forgiven?

“Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.” Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.” Jn 8:34

The Old Testament Law that was given to Moses on Mount Sinai, gives us awareness of our sins, without a chance to be cleansed from them, therefore we remain slaves to sin and cannot be called Sons of God.

“..This is Hagar. Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children.” Gal 4:25

In Abraham’s story, Hagar is the slave woman that gave herself to Abraham to bear Ishmael so that he may have a descendant coming from his own body. However, God promised that Ishmael would not be the heir, but a child coming from the body of Sarah, his wife, would be the heir.

“As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come to her.” Genesis 17:15

So Sarah became the Mother of Isaac, the child of Promise.
Sarah represents the free woman, the New Covenant. The Bible says, “But the Jerusalem that is above is free and she is our Mother.” Gal 4:26
“…Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise.”

As Hagar represents the Old Covenant, the Old Testament law, which doesn’t give freedom from sin, So Sarah represents the free woman, the New Covenant.

“For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance.” Hebrews 9:15

As we are saved through the blood of Christ, we are a part of the new covenant which gives the promise of eternal life. This New Covenant, given to us by Christ is the Passover. (Matt 26:17-28)

As Sarah represents this new covenant we can see that the promise, through Abraham’s family, wasn’t given through the Father and his offspring, which is Abraham and Ishameal (the slave child). The Promise was through the Mother, Sarah, who bore Isaac with Abraham.

As children of God, we received the New Covenant Passover which gives the promise of the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Just like Isaac, we have become children of promise, not only through God the Father. The promise is through God, our Mother, The New Jerusalem. Hagar represents physical Jerusalem, and Sarah represents the spiritual Jerusalem who is prophesied to come down from heaven in the last days, to give us the eternal inheritance, eternal life.

“I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.” Rev. 21:2

Who is her husband?

“Come I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” Rev. 21:9

The lamb is Christ (Jn 1:29)

Without our Heavenly Mother, we cannot be children of Promise, we cannot receive life. Just as in a physical family, the Mother is the life giver, so it is the same with God’s family.

That is why, 2000 years ago, every time Jesus said he would give eternal life, when did he promise it?

"Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day." Jn 6:54
(Christ said this numerous times in chapter six and always referred to life being given in the last days.)

In the last days, our Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother are giving us eternal life. As children of Father and Mother, we are part of a complete family, and heirs to the kingdom.

"If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Gal 3:29

Belonging to Christ means receiving his flesh and blood through the New Covenant Passover. In the last days, Christ is prophesied to come again to bring Salvation, with his bride, who gives us the promised inheritance.

“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.” Rev 22:17

“To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.” Rev 21:6-7

God gives us the gift of the water of life, eternal life. This same water of life is given to us by the Spirit and the Bride; they are our Elohim God, Father and Mother.


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