I am writing this letter to the man;
As I try to find myself, I realize that there is no end to God’s deep, divine love. I am understanding the many deep layers of who I am, as a woman and as a Gentile.
As you are familiar with my story, I lost myself, but this had to happen so that I could find myself. This has to happen for all of our selves who are trying to find themself.
But you are different than me. You are a man and you desire to be a man. We are created in the image of God. As we love God who is both male and female, we are trying to identify with our male/female individual selves. Since I am female my dominant true self is female. Because you are male your dominant true self is male. Within ourselves is each other, but we do not understand the balance of male/female within ourselves. This is much like all the chaos of this world; the good/bad, physical/spiritual, and man/woman relationships are all imbalanced and interwoven within one another. We have not been able to define ourselves in truth as who we are separate from one another to one another to see God’s reflection.
There are layers and layers to ourselves! We are part of a love story that reveals reflective love in many relationships. This is a love story and the love just keeps going and going.
What I mean is that the man is half of the image of God, the woman is the other. Firstly, we find our true selves by understanding what true love is. God is love. Then God is experienced in the relationship of the man and the woman because God’s love is not selfish, God only loves. The man loves the woman and the woman loves the man and that is how the reflective image of God can be seen. This is the second greatest commandment, love your neighbour.
The man/woman relationship is further reflected in the Jew/Gentile relationship in the same way.
God took a people (Jews) to be the one half (like a man) and then out of the Jew, the Gentiles, to be the other half (like a woman).
The Gentile has something to help the Jew as the woman has something to help the man. God is revealed in the complement of us finding the balance in these relationships, through love! We do this by loving one another with God’s divine love.
The man who is born a Gentile is different than the man who is born a Jew since I believe the Gentile is feminine.
I believe when we know who we are by what identity God gave us that is when we find the complement in who we truly are as a whole to put everything back into its proper perspective.
The whole world is upside down because all relationships are not in balance with one another. We do not really know our true selves by God’s design by who he made us to be as individuals. We need to be true to our identity and once we know who we are as an individual, Shannie is a female Gentile, then we can concentrate on loving our opposite because that is what we do, we love our neighbour. For me, I love the man/Jew because I see Messiah in the man who is my opposite of understanding the complete me.
The sin in the garden cursed us, I will put enmity between you and the woman. That curse kept the woman and the Gentile in darkness. She has not known her true purpose or understood her true voice — She is nurturer and encourager. She is a mother.
Messiah came to lift that curse and bring peace, once and for all, between the man and woman, Jews and Gentiles. It has taken a history of time for us to see his truth clearly. Because of our sin and hate for one another, we have remained separated by darkness.
I believe that we are now in a special time where God is bringing things back into balance because we are finally learning the difference between good and bad. As the good/bad relationship is now beginning to be balanced, (we are understanding the difference) all of the other relationships will also balance out.
The woman sees Messiah in the man and the man sees God in the woman.
This is how it goes:
The Gentile/man who believes in the Gentile/woman who believes in the Jew/man who believes in the Jew/woman who believes in the Jew/man who believes in the Gentile/woman who believes in the Gentile/man. It is a never-ending circle of us believing in one another and now we are finally One.
In the physical world, the man is first but in the spiritual world the woman is the opposite, she is first.
Balance is found when we all put the woman in our self first.
Messiah has been here since the beginning of time. He is the voice of goodness that has been heard in all of us.
The woman-self is humble (submissive) to the man-self who is the God-head, but the man-self needs to love the woman-self first otherwise he wants to be God and instead makes choices based on his ego.
The woman-self is our conscience in understanding the difference between good and bad of truth to our self.
The only way we can know truth is by understanding the balance between what is good and bad. The only way we know what is good is because of Messiah.
Together we are God’s Bride. We are also a Mother.
In the Garden
He is life,
A great, mystical tree,
Symbolic in nature,
She is root,
Hidden, deep below,
With a foundation enduring,
She is a mystery to know.
Combined is the essence of Him.
Revealed is the depth of love Divine,
Captured, perfectly, over a history of time.
Good and bad,
Back to their own identity.
As it was in the garden,
The One tree of serenity.
Shannie Alvarez — A Gentile with a Jewish Heart
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