El Shaddai - the Breasted One, or Who's that Lady?

Psalm 87; Galatians 4:26; Revelation 12


The Hebrew word shaddai comes from the root word 'breast'. Literally translated it would mean 'many-breasted one'.

There are two roots for the word: first is to be powerful and second is breast or nourisher and sustainer. The O.T. uses this form 48 times.

The word "Almighty" is translated from the Hebrew Shaddai, which, according to Hebraists, is a plural word.

Thomas points out in Phanerosis that the Shaddai plunged Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction, whilst protecting and caring for Abraham (Genesis 17:1). The word is derived from a Hebrew root which, according to the vowel points, can signify either nourisher (breast - Heb. shad) or destroyer (shadad).

The Almighty nourished Abraham, but destroyed the wicked people of Sodom. Yahweh can be to us either a Nourisher or a Destroyer, according as we treat Him and His Word (see Psalm 18:24-27); a "savour of life unto life or death unto death" (2 Corinthians 2:16).

The term is usually explained as a cognate of the Akkadian word sadu, "mountain," but not in the sense that 'El Shaddai would mean "G-d the Rock" (cf. zur, "Rock," an epithet of G-d, e.g., Deuteronomy 32:4,30,37). Rather, 'El Shaddai would mean "'El-of-the-Mountain," i.e., of the cosmic mountain, the abode of 'El; for the Patriarchs the term would mean "the G-d of Heaven." (The Jewish Encyclopaedia)

The Hebrew and Christian scriptures have been dismissed lately as patriarchal texts with little or no God imagery for women to identify with. The criticism is accepted, yet there remain traces of maternal imagery that have not been overridden by the patriarchs and their mythographers. This includes breast and nursing imagery, of which even the title of God used in Exodus 6:2-3, El Shaddai, traditionally interpreted as the Almighty, may be interpreted as the Breasted One from the Hebrew word shad, meaning breast, instead of using the Akkadian word shadu meaning mountain.

Mountains have peaks and Mt. Sinai and Mt Zion are two mountains from which law and light like milk and honey have flowed for the betterment of mankind. When Israel entered Canaan, they were divided into two camps on Mt. Gerizim and Mt. Ebal. These two mountains symbolized the blessing and curse attributes of the Covenant God made with Israel. Hence the "nourisher" and "destroyer" aspects of the name, El Shaddai.

We know who this person is. The "breasted one" with "peaks" is a real person, not a mountain as some assert, although mountains are part of the allegory. "El" is a reference for God. "Shad" means the breast. All mothers use them to suckle their young. When God said, "Let us make man in our image and likeness," He was communing with His Wife! El Shaddai refers to Her oneness with Her Husband and Her position as co-head of the Family. Mother is revealed in Proverbs 8 and the first part of Proverbs 9. Mother Wisdom is the Mother of the living. Wisdom is an initiate in the creations, Wisdom of Solomon 7:21-29. Enoch wrote about Her in Secrets of Enoch XXV. There She is parabolized as "Adoil" having a belly full of "children of light". All infants are housed in the mother's womb where development takes place. In Psalm 87 where God says of Mother Zion, "This man and that man (any man and all men) was born in Her", He is referring to what happened to Her as "Adoil". He concludes in that Psalm saying, "All my (off)springs are in thee" meaning all my sons and daughters were created in your belly. One of Her works is to exalt Her sons, Sirach 1:1-15, 4:11-18. All of this happened before God rested from His labors in the beginning. Once upon a time, all of us were little spirit nursery-mates waiting for our time and generation to be salted in the clay! Mother has more children now than the 12 pairs of angelic beings She saw in the beginning. God had a joyous surprise for Mother, too. Joy is His way of concluding things. Look at this: Isaiah 49:18-22, 54:1-8, 60:1-14.

KJV Isa 54:1 Sing, O barren, thou [that] didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou [that] didst not travail with child: for more [are] the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the Lord. 2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; 3 For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited. 4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more. 5 For thy Maker [is] thine husband; the Lord of hosts [is] his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. 6 For the Lord hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God. 7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. 8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer.

KJV Isa 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. 4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at [thy] side. 5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee. 6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the Lord. 7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory. 8 Who [are] these [that] fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows? 9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the Lord thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee. 10 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee. 11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that [men] may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and [that] their kings [may be] brought. 12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, [those] nations shall be utterly wasted. 13 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious. 14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the Lord, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

KJV Isa 49:18 Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, [and] come to thee. [As] I live, saith the Lord, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them [on thee], as a bride [doeth]. 19 For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away. 20 The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, The place [is] too strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell. 21 Then shalt thou say in thine heart, Who hath begotten me these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive, and removing to and fro? and who hath brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; these, where [had] they [been]? 22 Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in [their] arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon [their] shoulders.

KJV Isa 25:6 And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. 7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations. 8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken [it]

Commenting about this in Psalm 82:6-8, the Creator states, "I said, Ye are gods and all of you are children of the Most High". Because we know the way we go and our destination as exemplified in Jesus' crucifixion, when He adds, "but ye shall die as men", we no longer view death as an intimidating threat. Death is the designated door leading to eternity. It has no sting and the grave is a sign of a man's personal VICTORY! Hosea 13:14 So "What is man that thou art mindful of him"? We are placed on the lesser Earth and "crowned with glory and honor", Hebrews 2:6-8. We are the little "images" of the Most High God, His beloved sons and daughters, the apples of His eyes and clay-bound angels! Our Father is El Jah and our Mother is El Shaddai!

Why is this El Shaddai document significant? Not only because it establishes important facts about Wisdom's name and God's wife. Consider the abominations going on out there in the world - the homosexuality, the lesbianism, the transvestite behavior - people do not believe that "what God has created is forever", Ecclesiastes 3:14. Male and female roles are fixed eternally. The world of spiritual "Babylon and Sodom and Gomorrah" does not believe this and mixes genders indiscriminately. Christians add to the problem by claiming that ultimately "we will become like angels", ie. NEUTERED. This is due to their ignorance about angels. They hide behind Paul's own personal ignorance and "knowing in part" where he says in error, "There is neither male nor female", Galatians 3:28. That which is perfect is here NOW, and you must let go of Paul's two-day-old darkness, I Corinthians 13:8-12. Beware of 2000-year-old (manna) doctrine! But if you are a chicken, you will love the worms! Remember, Colonel Sanders (founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurants ) is upstairs now, and he is on our TEAM! If you hold on to that darkness you may end up "finger-licking good"!

Wisdom/Shaddai is the first Being of God's creations Proverbs 8:12-34 and is the form and pattern for all of Her daughters. God will not undo Her, neither will He undo any one of Her daughters! Therefore it is important to establish Her identity for all time (and each woman's), as God must do as stated in Psalm 87.

Since God will not undo what He has created (male and female), just what is He going to reject, destroy, and throw out (since El Shaddai is both nourisher and destroyer in one of the definitions above)? Here is the answer! Check out our Omega site (The Robot), where we discuss what will be destroyed and thrown away. If you're wondering what God has planned with respect to our male and female roles (Gospel of Philip verse 65) take a look at our Heaven site (The Wedding Feast).

In one of the definitions above, Thomas points out that the Shaddai plunged Sodom and Gomorrah into destruction, while protecting and caring for Abraham. We did not elaborate on why El Shaddai was so angry at Sodom and Gomorrah! Sodom is an ancient rendering of the name - Satan. Lucifer had caused that ancient city to be named in his glory and honor. The story of Hagar and Ishmael was designed by El Jah to tell us what happened in Heaven long ago. Shaddai caused Lucifer and Babylon to be kicked out and plunged to hell below, saying, "That bondwoman (Babylon) and her son (Lucifer) shall not be heirs with me and my children". Therefore to affront Shaddai and create a stink in Her face, they decided to turn the nature of Her children living in that city backwards. They attempted to reverse the sexual order and orientation Shaddai designed for us while in Her womb. Mother has a very short temper when it comes to devils. First She demanded the Father to kick out Lucifer and Babylon and their bastard offsprings from Her house of Heaven, and then She "plunged Sodom and Gomorrah into destruction". She does not want Her sons and daughters made over by demons as a slap in Her face while She is watching it! Yet we are allowed by El Jah to experience even this degree of backwardness so we can understand perfectly that only "good" order is expected from and respected by His children as we go through this learning phase. We are made in the image and likeness of El Jah and El Shaddai, not the likeness of Babylon and Satomail (Sodom or Lucifer); check out Babylon, the Other Woman.

When Gabriel visited Mary to tell her of Jesus' birth, he said, "The power of the Almighty will overshadow you". Mary birthing Jesus is the image of Adoil (El Shaddai) conceiving us ( see "You Must be Born of a Virgin Like Jesus") . Over-SHAD-owing ... God/El "over" Shaddai to birth us. Male and Female forever. But bastard robotic natures that pervert the male/female relationship can be easily destroyed because they are non-living forms. A mother protects her own children and worries about her daughters and sons - Shaddai is not an unmindful (Job 39:13-15) mother to lose any one of her children. "Robot" spirit Sodomites cannot and will not remold us to be what God did not intend us to be! Demons are miserable "potters". All gays, lesbians, transvestites, and female impersonators have a rendezvous with the Great Claymaster and Potter/Pater - Isaiah 55:8-11; Jeremiah 18:1-6; Ezekiel 20:32-38. Welcome to the ultimate, glorious Wedding Feast for all. God makes His dreams come true and fulfills all of ours (see the true Dream Team site).

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