Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mother Mary

Luke 11:27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.
Luke 11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Jesus knew the future and how the focus of one church would be on exalting Mary. Jesus never exalted Mary even so much as to call her mother. At one time he referred to her as "woman."

John 2:3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
John 2:4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
John 2:5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

He honored her, even doing what she wished, turning water into wine. Mary deserves honor as the chosen birth mother of Jesus. Mary was recognized as being highly favored and blessed of the LORD by the angel. She received the honor with humility and grace.

Luke 1:28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

Luke 1:38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
Luke 1:46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

Luke 1:47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
Luke 1:48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
Luke 1:49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.

Mary was the birth mother of the human part of Jesus, but not the mother of God. God has no mother and Jesus is eternal God, the Son.

Jesus shifted the focus of Mary worship, to those who hear the word of God and keep it. Do not worship Mary, she did not die for your sins. Do not blindly follow church traditions and doctrines of men. Hear the word of God in the Holy Bible and keep it.

Mat 11:15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

I counted 14 times that Jesus and God the father repeated this in the Gospels, it is very important.

Mat 17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

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