The Holy Spirit descends upon Christ Jesus
Christ Jesus: The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because She anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor [in Spirit]. She has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are downtrodden, to proclaim the favourable year of the Lord. (Luke 4:18-19)
Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;
Wean it from earth; through all its pulses move;
Stoop to my weakness, mighty as Thou art;
And make me love Thee as I ought to love.
I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies,
No sudden rending of the veil of clay,
No angel visitant, no opening skies;
But take the dimness of my soul away.
Teach me to feel that Thou art always nigh;
Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear.
To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh,
Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.
Hast Thou not bid me love Thee, God and King?
All, all Thine own, soul, heart and strength and mind.
I see Thy cross; there teach my heart to cling:
O let me seek Thee, and O let me find!
Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love,
One holy passion filling all my frame;
The kindling of the heaven descended Dove,
My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame.
Christ Jesus: The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because She anointed Me to
preach the Gospel to the poor [in Spirit]. She has sent Me to proclaim release
to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are
downtrodden, to proclaim the favourable year of the Lord. (Luke 4:18-19)
John the Baptist 'bears witness', confirming Shri Jesus's Incarnation. In John's Vision, he sees the Holy Spirit descending upon Christ Jesus, and he hears Her voice, expressing pleasure in Her Son. According to Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi `the Christian Comforter', the Holy Spirit is God the Mother. We are finding very much written about God the Mother in the Scriptures. Shri Mataji says that you cannot have God the Father and God the Son, without God the Mother, also. In fact, just by applying the Christian Comforter's teachings, we are finding God the Mother in a very big way in the Bible, just through giving Her back the correct gender, rather than making it either masculine or neuter. Her true identity has been hidden until this Resurrection Time, because this is Her Time, `the Age of the [Living] Water Bearer' that Christ promised would come. However, Christ also hid Her, to protect Her from physical harm, at a Time, when they crucified people.
Shri Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is an incarnation of God the Mother. So is Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi an incarnation of God the Mother. Shri Mataji has told us that She recalls events from Her incarnation as Mary, the Mother of Jesus and that She still cannot really dwell on the crucifixion of Jesus, Her Son, even though She knew it needed to happen, so He could show `the Resurrection'… that the body does not die, though it dies.
Here is what Shri Mataji says, concerning Christ Jesus:
"They question why Christ had to be crucified. Why could you not save Him from crucifixion? He was crucified because that was to be done in His case, that He had to pass through Agnya [the Narrow Gate]. He had to establish Himself in Agnya, and [with regard to the cross] He had to pass through that. So the message of His life is never the cross, but the message is His resurrection. He resurrected. That was one of the things He did [that was] very great, so that now you can be resurrected also.
In every incarnation in the evolution, every incarnation did something very very unique. At the end of it Christ did the Resurrection part, and He did it because He had to die. Otherwise how can you resurrect yourself? So there are lots of things, which look mythical, which are not. Tomorrow they'll say that Christ never resurrected Himself. And actually, he died later on in Kashmir. There's a proof of it.
But still the people don't want to believe. And they just wanted to spread Christianity. Because they know that if you have majority of people then they can rule. The same trick now is tried by politicians. But this kind of a majority is not going to bring any solace or any benevolence for people!
Christ's Mother Herself has been challenged by this man [Apostle Paul] who said all kinds of nonsense about Her. On the contrary, Mohammed-Sahib in the Koran says, nobody should challenge the chastity of the Holy Mother, of Christ's Mother. He has respected [Her]. Why is there no respect shown to Mother Mary in the Bible. No respect! She's called "a woman"!!!
Because of Paul, who was a horrible anti-Christ who came over, who took over Christianity, tried to spread Christianity, and with that what he wanted [was] to put his own importance and he used Peter who was the worst possible disciple of Christ, whom Christ had told that Satan will take you over. So now they are telling people that it's impossible, that how can it be that Christ was born to a Virgin. We Indians worship Shri Ganesh. Shri Ganesh is the same as Christ. And we believe that the Mother Herself created the Child without………. "as a Virgin", as a Gauri.
[And Mary said to the [arch]angel [Gabriel]: "How can this be, since I am a virgin?" And the angel answered and said to Her: "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you and for that reason the holy offspring shall be called the Son of God." (Mary, Mother of Christ Jesus - Luke 1: 34-35)]
As you know, Shri Ganesha is a very powerful deity. It is the same with Christ, who said that "if you say anything against the Holy Ghost, I will not tolerate it":
["He who is not with Me is against Me and he who does not gather with Me scatters. Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but blasphemy against the [Holy] Spirit shall not be forgiven. And whoever shall speak a word against the Son of Man [Christ Himself], it shall be forgiven him, but whoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit [God the Mother] it shall not be forgiven him, either in this Age or in the Age [of Aquarius] to come." (Christ Jesus - Matthew 12:30-32)]
And also against Christ, I will not tolerate `a word even'! Only on that point, I will have to see that all these horrible people [rakshasas/devils] will be destroyed completely.
On this occasion of His birthday we have to realize that Christ was born from the same things as Shri Ganesh. So He was wisdom; the Source of wisdom. He said only a few things because they didn't allow Him to live long. At the most, He could only lecture three to three and a half years, but whatever He said is so truthful, so correct and so wise! Of course they [the priestly class] might have tried to dabble with that, but there are still lots of truths left in the Bible, no doubt about it. And He did spend His lifetime in telling the truth. He's the first One who talked so clearly about God."
(Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - Christmas Puja - Ganapatipule, India - 25 December, 1993)
God the Mother, the Holy Spirit, revealed Her Role in giving Spiritual Birth in a revelation to John:
"And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under Her feet, and on Her Head a Crown of Twelve Stars, and She was with Child, and She cried out, being in labour and in pain to Give Birth. (Revelations 12:1-2)
On all levels Christ Jesus is Her Son, and when the Holy Spirit descended on Him, She expressed Her pleasure in Him:
"And the Holy Spirit descended upon Him [Christ Jesus] in a bodily form, like a dove, and a voice came out of heaven [saying] "Thou art My beloved Son, in Thee I am well-pleased." (Luke 3:22)
The next day he [John] saw Jesus coming to him, and said: Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is He on behalf of whom I said "After me comes a Man who has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me and I did not recognise Him, but in order that He might be manifested to Israel, I came baptizing in water." And John bore witness, saying: I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and She remained upon Him and I did not recognize Him [the Christed One] but She who sent me to baptize in water, said to me: "He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, this is the One who baptizes in the Holy Spirit". And I [John] have seen and [have] `borne witness' that this is [indeed] the Son of God. (John 1:29-34)
When therefore it was evening on that day, the first day of the week and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them: "Peace be with you!" And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples therefore rejoiced, when they saw the Lord Jesus. Therefore He said to them again: "Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me I also send you". And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit." (John 20: 19-22)
But as many as received Him [Christ Jesus] to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name. (John 1:12)
The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because She anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor [in Spirit]. She has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are downtrodden, to proclaim the favourable year of the Lord. (Christ Jesus - Luke 4:18-19)
Now the Lord is the [Holy] Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is [awakened within] there is liberty. (2 Corinthians 3:17)
Then there was brought to Him [Christ Jesus] a demon-possessed man who was blind and dumb, and He healed him, so that the dumb man spoke and saw. And all the multitudes were amazed and began to say, "This man cannot be the Son of David, can he?" But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, "This man casts out demons only by Beelzebul the ruler of the demons." And knowing their thoughts He [Christ] said to them, "Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself shall not stand. And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand? And if I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? Consequently they shall be your judges. But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. Or how can anyone enter the strong man's house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house. (Matthew 12:22-29)
[spiritual understanding and gender emphasis based upon Shri Mataji's teachings]