The Woman and the Manchild:
Key to Understanding the Church Age
Contrasting the Spiritual Genes
There are further contrasts between these divine spiritual genes that we need to catalog. Then we will take a look at the historical, present, and personal impacts of the interplay between them in the life of the church and of the believer. Consider carefully the following contrasts and types. They correspond to the chart contrasting the feminine and masculine qualities of God given in our Feb. '92 letter .
The gene-word of the Spirit is received through a simple act of faith. But the word of the Father that conceives the Manchild is received through a definite surrender and consecration of the will unto a self-denying life of discipleship. In the first, Christ is received only as savior. In the second, He is received as Lord as well.
B. Baptism of the Holy Spirit
The baptism of the Holy Spirit operates differently upon each gender word to activate and germinate it. The baptism of the Spirit reacts with the word of the Spirit to release giftings and anointings for service and ministry. The same baptism however reacts with the word of the Father as a burning fire that separates the inner man from domination under the forces of sin and soul desire. It works a cathartic purging and sanctifying that releases the knowledge of the Father into the inner man.
As in conversion, the baptism of the Spirit is received through the word of the Spirit by an act of faith, usually releasing the flow of supernatural tongues (ie, a heavenly prayer language). But the same baptism is received through the word of the Father by an inward process of crisis and purging.
Using the Revelation 12 picture, the baptism of the Spirit gives the Woman her brilliance and glory, but gives the Manchild his "vivification" as a fetus. It is the breath of God that breathes eternal Life into Him, making him viable.
C. Types from Nature
1. Egg and Sperm
The spiritual gene body of the Spirit provides a housing for the more important word of the Father. The word of the Spirit is as the "egg" which encompasses the "sperm" of the Father's word. As such, the word of the Father is the key work of God in the life of the church and of the believer. The work of the Spirit is secondary and supportive.
This is in keeping with the divine order of creation that ordains the masculine to be primary, directive, and the focus of identity. The feminine is to be a "help" to the masculine, yielding up its own identity to take on that of the masculine. Nevertheless, the masculine word of the Father cannot come to birth or fulfilment of destiny without the secondary housing support of the feminine work of the Spirit.
2. Husk and Kernel
The work of the Spirit is analogous to the husk and stalk of a vegetable like corn. The word of the Father answers to the ear or kernel of corn inside the husk. While husk is composed of living material, the life is in the ear itself. We do not eat the husk, but throw it away. We eat the corn ear. Yet the corn cannot develop without the protective husk to nurture it from the elements.
Even so, our life in Christ is not focused in our redeemed soul nature, but in our new identity nature imparted by the Father. Yet that identity nature requires the nurturing protection of the earth-based soul redemption process carried out by the Spirit's anointing through it and upon it.
D. Earthquake and the Still Small Voice
The divine “X” gene of the Spirit is seen in the earthquake, fire, and wind that confronted Elijah in the cave. The scripture says "the Lord was not in these." Yet it was the Lord who did them. The Lord was in the "still small voice." This voice reached Elijah from the inside out whereas the power demonstrations reached him from the outside in. The voice represents the voice of the Father, the word that resonated with Elijah's inner being and identity.
This illustration is paralleled by the statement that Israel knew God's acts, but Moses knew God's ways. Israel answers to the Woman, His acts answering to the work of the Spirit. But Moses answers to the Manchild and God's ways answer to the word of the Father.
E. Election: "Many Are Called, Few Are Chosen"
This statement by Jesus speaks to the difference between the majority of saints who become part of the body of the Woman, and the minority or "remnant" who become part of the fetal Manchild for physical new birth and complete sonship ("manhood") by receiving the word of the Father into their inner being.
This statement is paralleled by the concept of election in Romans 11:7, "The election obtained the promise, and the rest were blinded." In this case, while the cleansing work of the Spirit and His acts are available to all who will receive it, they only permanently benefit those who receive the word of the Father for whom they are specifically intended. Those acts actually serve as stumblingblocks and heart-hardeners to those who never go on to receive the word of the Father (Lk. 8:18). The Spirit's rain falls on the just and the unjust (Mt. 5:45), but is intended only for those who have the planting of the Father (e.g., Mt 15:13). These are they who will truly grow by it.
Soul conception alone through the ministry of the Spirit is incomplete. It yields a conditional election, ie, an election on probation. This soul impartation alone is an incomplete or "half" salvation. It produces an "unfertilized" salvation that can be lost through abortion or miscarriage in the same way that an unfertilized egg is menstruated out of a womb. It is this reality that answers to the scriptures that warn us against falling away after tasting of the Spirit and being cleansed by the blood (Heb. 6:4-8; 10:29; II Pt. 2:20-21).
To be complete, salvation must include identity conception through the receiving of the word of the Father joined to the gene-body of the Spirit. Complete identity conception is the proof of an unconditional election, yielding a salvation that can never be lost but is eternally secure. This makes it imperative that we go on to receive the word of the Father if we want to make our calling and election sure.
F. Other Contrasts
Many other types for contrasting the nature and work of the two gender impartations of God are seen in scripture and in nature. The following columns itemize more of these types and descriptions including the ones already listed:
X Gene by the Spirit
Y Gene of the Father
Glorious Woman (feminine, supportive)
Authoritative Manchild (masculine, focal)
Body of Christ
Remnant within the Body of Christ
earthly kingdom focused
heavenly kingdom focused
Partial Conversion (Soul Impartation)
Total Conversion (Identity Restructuring)
- "the rest were blinded"
- "the elect obtained it"
- salvation miscarriage possible
- secure conversion
Enabled to See the Kingdom of God
Enabled to Enter the Kingdom of God
Spirit Baptism unto Gift Activation
Spirit Baptism unto Sanctification (Fire)
- service (Martha)
- intimacy (Mary)
- encounter With God
- knowledge of God
- Soul-centered Ministry
- Heart-centered Ministry
-appeals to mind, desire, will, -- VISION
appeals to identity – PURPOSE
- emphasizes earth promise, action, provision, satisfaction
- emphasizes inward transformation toward glorification
-marked by external anointing("rainfall")
- marked by internal glory ("river")
Mother Shepherding Authority
Father Ruling Authority
- pastoral preeminence
- apostolic preeminence
- given to nurture until Father identity is established
- given to rule once Father maturity is established
Growing Only Unto the Spirit of God
Growing Unto the Father Through the Spirit
Ministry of Stumbling to Unelect
Ministry of Watering to the Elect
- "rejoices that the demons are subject to them"
- "rejoices that name is written in heaven"
- "may prophesy in His name, calling Him 'Lord'"
- "is known of God, does His will"
Earthquake, Wind, And Fire
Still Small Voice
The Lord Does It
The Lord Is In It
The Acts of God
The Ways of God
Ear, Kernel, Fruit
[Note: For a more developed discussion of the dual set of divine traits ministered by the work of the Spirit and the sonship work of the Father through the cross, please study Chapters 1 through 5 of The Transformation and Anointing: Reconciling God’s Two Great Works of Salvation in the Earth Today.]
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