The Woman of Revelation 12. If there was an illustrative story in the bible to sum up the events of history, that would be the vision in Revelation 12. You have a celestial woman in childbirth with the dragon, Satan, seeking to devour the child, Jesus; but He is caught up into heaven so the dragon can't hurt Him. The dragon tries to attack the woman but God protects her, using the earth to swallow the water the dragon spews at her and the wilderness to hide her. The dragon is furious that he can't harm her either, so he goes to make war against her other children, the ones who keep the testimony of Jesus Christ. The age old question is, who is this woman? There are three primary schools of thought; she is said to be Mary, the Church or Israel. Is she any, or none of them? We are going to investigate if she is Mary.
The Catholic Church Modeling of Mary. The Catholic Church asserts Mary as the woman in the Munificentissimus Deus by Pope Pius XII. This doctrine is to be infallibly true with divine inspiration from God, and all the faithful are to receive it as truth. By going through other church writings, one discovers an ever increasing stature of Mary, as she obtains more power and authority of God with each writing, thereby increases her potential as the woman. The Church alleges they have additional revelation from the Holy Spirit regarding Mary. Mary would not fit the description of the woman, without these 'new revelations,' which should be understood in the light of word, The Lord is not a man that He should change His mind or lie (Numbers 23:19; Hebrews 13:8; James 1:17), especially because the new revelations contradict the bible.
Ex Cathedra Dogmas. Of all the mountains of writing, of the church, throughout the years, only two have risen to the top as 'divinely inspired' by God, making them 'ex cathedra,' (Latin, from the chair, of Peter). These momentous works rise higher than their normal dogmas, which are to be infallibly true, but only truths understood from the Pope's understanding of the scriptures. Jesus stated it was better for us that He should go, because the Holy Spirit will come (John 16:7). So in 2000+ years, the Spirit has only helped twice and both times it was about Mary, not Jesus?
The Work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit only revealed information twice, and both focus on Mary, but Jesus stated, When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me (John 15:26). Any new enlightenment of the Spirit should unite with what is already written, not contradict it. The ability of anyone, including the Pope to understand scripture without the presence and light of the Spirit needs evaluated against the scriptures, for the bible states that all inspiration of the scriptures is through the Spirit of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17). They claim to have invoked the Spirit on these two, so they must be accepted as doctrinal truth. Why didn't they do this every time? And, if the Holy Spirit is needed to gain enlightenment of scripture, both in writing and reading it, then who light their understanding all the other times? And why is the Spirit barely moving, and needing invoked? Why is the Spirit providing contradictory information, which isn't even about Jesus?
Here are the two ex cathedra documents and the men who wrote them.
Our Prayer Before We Begin. As we launch into such a claim we ask the Holy Spirit to guide us and shed His light in our understanding, so we may know the truth. We ask that we rightly attribute all honor due Mary, but we ask that we assign no merit, due the Lord, to anyone else, including Mary. For all praise, honor and glory be to God (1 Timothy 1:17; James 5:13-16; Revelation 7:12). We ask that our eyes may be opened and the Spirit of truth and light be upon us to rightly divide truth from a lie. We ask that the word cut to the heart, to reveal the truth of these claims, For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart (Hebrews 4:12). Amen.
The Biblical Account of Mary
The Biblical Account of Mary. One must begin by honoring Mary for being chosen to bring forth the Redeemer of the world, both in life and in His ministry (Matthew 1:18-2:23: Luke 1:1-20; John 2:1-11), but apart from this, the biblical account shows no higher spiritual office, duty or service for Mary, than any other believer, in the kingdom or in eternity. There is nothing of her birth or virginity, that sets her apart from anyone else in humanity; for she is afraid and humble for the angel of the Lord, she does not receive veneration from the wise men, and Jesus says she is no different then any other believer.
But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth. (1 Timothy 4:1-3).
The origins of Mary
Mary Eternally Shared Something that Jesus Didn't. In the new revelations, Mary shared Jesus' eternal hatred of Satan, but this contradicts the scriptures, because Jesus did not always have enmity with Satan, first named, Lucifer. He originally was created as an anointed guardian cherub, who dwelt in heaven; and He was blameless before iniquity was found in him (Ezekiel 28:12-15). God didn't put a curse of enmity, until after Satan led Adam and Eve into sin (Genesis 3:14-15). But the Catholic Church wants you to believe. the most holy Virgin, united with him by a most intimate and indissoluble bond, was, with him and through him, eternally at enmity with the evil serpent, and most completely triumphed over him, and thus crushed his head with her immaculate foot. (Ineffabilis Deus). Another contradiction.
God has no favorites (Colossians 3:1-4, 6, 25).
Mary is a Queen, but is she also a god? The Church has established that God, who from all eternity regarded Mary with the a most favorable and unique affection, having put the plan of his providence into effect, when the fullness of time came. Mary's ancient soul was always united with God and joined to him by an eternal covenant. Out of filial love for his mother, Jesus Christ willed that she be assumed into heaven. She is eternally united with Jesus in a hidden way, in an intimate and indissoluble bond. God, in one and the same decree of predestination predestined that Mary would be the first-born of grace. Mary isn't one in trinity with God, but rather her ancient soul is inexplicably bonded to Jesus, in an eternal regard and decree. With this special singular grace and privilege, she shares everything with Christ, eternal incorruptibility of the body, she is able to share in the bodily assumption and the glorification of her virginal body and soul in heaven; regard(ing) dignity of body and soul, it forbids us to think of the heavenly Queen as being separated from the heavenly King - making it entirely imperative that Mary 'should be only where Christ is.' So Mary is Queen, (as) she sits in splendor at the right hand of her Son, the immortal King of the Ages. And (it is) fitting that not only the soul and body of a man, but also the soul and body of a woman should obtain heavenly glory. Having been infused into her body as holy, with eternal qualities, being free from original sin and redemption, while always having a virginal body, in life and the afterlife, being worthy of immediate assumption and glorification, being endowed with privileges to be one with Christ in all His divine attributes, but separate and distinct in soul and body from Him; with all of this, one can easily say that Mary is a god. Her ancient soul, was endowed with divinity, eternity and purity thereby making her a god, especially in light of how she shared in the defeat of Satan with God. According to these doctrines, God performed a miracle in her conception and in maintaining her constant virginal body, for she not only birthed Jesus, but she bore other sons and daughters to Joseph (Mark 3:31; 6:3; Matthew 12:46; 13:55-56; Luke 8:19). Confoundingly, Mary shares in oneness with Christ in every regard, including eternality, despite the creation of her ancient soul, of which God was eternally fond. Laying aside the duality of her soul, Mary was certainly a well-thought of part of the salvific plan of redemption. Whereby God thought it fitting to have a Queen for Himself, as He served as King; desiring that both have body and soul, sharing in heavenly glory, after the defeat of Satan, in the plan of redemption. According to these new revelations, God's will is very clearly stated that He desired to have a cooperator, or Coredemptrix (as they label it) in Mary, to bring about redemption. If Mary's soul and body is completely separate from God, then why did He say, I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides me there is no God (Isaiah 45:5), while also saying, Pay attention to all that I have said to you, and make no mention of the names of other gods, nor let it be heard on your lips (Exodus 23:13), for there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12), when clearly He wanted Mary, the eternally-created Queen, in virginal body and soul. And the word also says, There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all (Ephesians 4:4-6). For in Christ all the fullness of deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to the fullness. He is the head over every power and authority (Colossians 2:9-10). He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe (Ephesians 4:10). Or maybe God was mistaken when He said, No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven - the Son of Man (John 3:13). Jesus said, For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day (John 6:40). Is Christ alone sufficient in salvation, as the bible teaches (1 Timothy 2:5)?
For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened (Romans 1:21).
Mary is both mother and spouse to jesus
Did Jesus Need Her Cooperation? Did God, Jesus and Holy Ghost need Mary's ancient soul and pure virginal body to cooperate with them, even if submissively second to Him, in the redemptive plan of salvation? Jesus really appears to have needed Mary, from His eternal maternal-longing to have her cooperate in union with Him, in all things. If God needed and wanted her from eternity, why does He mislead us with the original and most important commandment of all, which is, You shall have no other gods before me (Exodus 20:3). And also, I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides me there is no God (Isaiah 45:5). And, You shall have no other gods before me (Exodus 20:3). While also, saying, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me' (John 14:6). One must determine the truthfulness of these claims for themselves.
Mary is Jesus' Eternal Queen, while being His Earthly Mother. Jesus thought it was fitting to have His eternal bride, also be His earthly mother, according to the Catholic ex cathedria dogmas, supposedly inspired by the Holy Spirit. God, who from all eternity regarded Mary with the most favorable and unique affection, based out of filial love, for His mother, so she is eternally united with Jesus in a hidden way, in an intimate and indissoluble bond. And with the assumption of her body and soul, she obtained heavenly glory, as the Queen who can't be separated from her heavenly King. So for all eternity Jesus wanted His earthly mother to be His eternal spouse to serve as His Queen, because of His filial love for his mother. In an effort to not belabor this, for obvious reasons, it will suffice to say that this doctrine is questionable at best. We are to accept this as holy because the Pope declared He invoked the Holy Spirit. This bond is unlike any mother-child bond that I've known. With the light of the world in your heart, you can determine if this is true.
Mary bypasses the law of sin and death
Mary Bypasses the Law. The law of sin and death (Romans 8:1-4; Colossians 2:13-15), which Jesus Must be born under, is the law Mary bypasses when they claim, she was not subject to the law of remaining in the corruption of the grave, and she did not have to wait until the end of time for the redemption of her body (Munificentissimus Deus). Mary was not born under the law which binds all mankind to sin, death, the law of Moses and the judgment thereafter. Mary, in virginal body and soul, was completely capable of dancing right past God's judgment of sin, as she assumed her glory and took her sit at the right hand of God - for God willed it, as they say, because of her conception of spotless innocence, holiness, purity, sanctity and freedom from every stain of sin (Ineffabilitis Deus). This brings into question the most fundamental and terrifying question, did Jesus meet the most basic requirement, which is to be born of a woman, under the law (Galatians 4:4). If Jesus was not born of woman, which is in question; and if He isn't born under the law, which is also in question; then He is not able to satisfy the most basic requirements needed to be the Messiah, the Christ, the Savior of the World.
Did Jesus Meet the Basic Requirements
Was Jesus Born Under the Law? Jesus came to set the captive free from the law of sin and death, but this law is the same law of which Mary is free. The Messiah, the anointed One, the King of the Jews had to be born of a woman, under the law and of the tribe of Judah so He could be seated upon the throne of David, forever (1 Kings 9:5; Genesis 49:10; Galatians 4:4; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:1-6, 23; Luke 3:31-34; Hebrews 7:14; Jeremiah 33:17; Hebrews 12:23; Psalm 8:4-8; 144:3; (2 Samuel 7:16)). But God longingly desired to have Mary be pure, without the stain of original sin and far from the need of redemption, so she could be a 'heavenly abode' for Him while He was here on earth. For the Church states, He wanted an earthly Mother possessing all grace, virtue and purity, full of innocence and sanctity, with an unspeakable abundance and greatness of all heavenly grace, virtues and privileges (Ineffabilis Deus). Had God so longingly desired to always remain in divinity perfect sanctity, He might have been able to satisfy His own redemptive plan of salvation for mankind. She Mary was not born under the law, then neither was Jesus. His Father was the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35; Matthew 1:18), so it was imperative that His mother be a woman, under the law (Galatians 4:4). For the Holy Scripture says, But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. (Galatians 4:4-5 ESV)
Is Jesus Even Human, Born of a Woman (Galatians 4:4)? As we established, Mary is a god, or a deity of some sort, thereby making Jesus fail at conception; because both parents are deity, so He fails to be a man. Jesus' Father was the eternal God, the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35; Matthew 1:18) plus His mother, Mary has an ancient soul, endowed with eternal unique privileges of God, so Jesus would be a deity of some type. As we know, He had to be born a woman, under the law (Galatians 4:4). In all the abundance of grace and privilege given Mary from her conception, she was able to be a wonderful loving and merciful maternal deity, but she wasn't able to be a human mom under the curse of the law: which is great for Jesus to have a wonderful mom, but it catapults man into abject darkness with no means of ever finding a way back to God. Hooray for Mary because she will eternally be wonderful, the beloved faithful should rejoice! But we should put on sackcloth and ashes for ourselves, because Jesus was unable to satisfy the will of the Father, of removing the curse against mankind.
We also see the foreshadowing of the one who says they are a god, but are only but a man, The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: “‘In the pride of your heart you say, “I am a god; I sit on the throne of a god in the heart of the seas.” But you are a mere mortal and not a god, though you think you are as wise as a god."" (Ezekiel 28:1-2 NIV). And because he declared himself to be a god, the Lord will strike him with His wrath (Ezekiel 28:6-10).
The Edification of the Catholic Church and the Dismantling of God Himself. The newly released stature of Mary makes her into a cool non-law bound deity, created with eternality, which is miraculously impossible, so she can lovingly sit high above the angels and man, with her Son in whom she is married, with her eternally pure virginal body, which shines forth with sublime glory, having being assumed into heaven, from being free of the stain of original sin; especially while comparing her grandeur to mankind's lowly estate, especially considering the redemptive plan for their glorification failed before it ever got underway. These ex cathedra dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church have fundamentally disable God's ability to effectively plan the salvation of mankind, thereby denouncing His sovereign power and infinite wisdom. Jesus has been portrayed as emasculate and impotent to effectively and independently stand as the King of kings and Lord of lords. God failed to be Alpha and Omega. He cannot even strategically put a plan together that will work at the rudimentary level. Just when you thought there was no hope, remember the initial assertion, for not all hope is lost, as Mary is perfectly situated to match the woman in John's vision in Revelation 12.
Is Mary the Woman in Revelation 12? If you raise Mary to a holy and eternal being, free from the stain of original sin, then you can claim her as the woman of Revelation 12, for this woman is a spiritually pure being, who births Jesus into the redemptive plan of salvation. Mary now in her new eternal purity, innocence, holiness and lack of original sin, who has been raised into the heavens in body and soul, she is now able to be the perfect match for the eternally pure spiritual mother of Jesus in Revelation 12. Isn't it amazing? All it took was a few contradictory 'divine revelations' and she 'magically' fits the description.
The Catholic Church is the Shepherd Who Struck the Flock. The Popes of the Catholic Church have been false prophets teaching doctrines of demons for over 1000 years, when will the sheep hear the voice of the true shepherd? I pray that day is today. Hear the word of the Lord about these shepherds, The weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the injured you have not bound up, the strayed you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought, and with force and harshness you have ruled them. So they were scattered, because there was no shepherd, and they became food for all the wild beasts. My sheep were scattered (Ezekiel 34:4-5). They drove off millions with their religion of works too unattainable for man to reach, so they left in defeat, and they have not sought after them. And the churches remain as hollow towers of stone equal to valleys of dry bones with no life in them, as they've feed the dead their doctrines of demons; blinding their eyes to the truth and leading them away from their Master, the giver of life, Lord Jesus. Those that believe in the false system of works of salvation walk with uplifted horns, for with pride they feel as if their works are good enough to stand before a Holy and Righteous God. Deceived they are. Sheep being lead to the slaughter by black eyed goats. But praise the Lord all who have ears to hear and eyes to see, for the Master has spoken, in His still small voice, and some of the sheep heard His redemptive voice cry out over the noise of the bleating goats. Some have heard the true message of salvation, buried in their dubious dogmas; some have heard that belief in Christ alone will give a man eternal life. If you hear His voice today, obey, do not harden your heart as they did in the day of the rebellion. But rejoice, for the Day of the Lord is coming; when He will strike down these false shepherds and cast them into the eternal lake of fire with their father, Satan, the deceiver of the world. Woe to you all you false prophets, so have spoken for the Lord when He has not sent them. But the true word of the Lord has gone out; And all flesh shall know that I am the LORD. I have drawn my sword from its sheath; it shall never be sheathed again (Ezekiel 21:5).
ex cathedra excerpts
Ineffabilis Deus by Pope Pius IX
on December 8, 1854
instant of its creation and in the first instant of the soul's infusion into the body, was by a special grace and privilege of God., in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, preserved free from all stain of original sin. This sublime and singular privilege of the Blessed Virgin, together with her most excellent innocence, purity and holiness, and freedom from every stain of sin, as well as, the unspeakable abundance and greatness of all heavenly graces, virtues and privileges. Mary is the seat of all divine graces and is adorned with all gifts of the Holy Spirit. She was never subject to the curse. With such an abundance of heavenly gifts, with such a fullness of grace and with such innocence, that she is an unspeakable miracle of God - indeed, the crown of all miracles and truly the Mother of God; that she approaches as near to God himself as is possible for a created being; and that she is above all men and angels. And she, united with Him by a most intimate and indissoluble bond, was, with Him and through Him, eternally at enmity with the evil serpent, and most completely triumphed over him, and thus crushed his head with her immaculate foot. So, indeed, it was wholly fitting that so wonderful a mother should be ever resplendent with the glory of most sublime holiness and so completely free from all taint of original sin that she would triumph utterly over the ancient serpent. At her conception, nature yielded to grace, so she would not be conceived by Anna before grace would bear its fruits: it was proper that she be conceived as the first-born, by whom 'the first-born of every creature' would be conceived. This vessel of election should be wounded by the common injuries, since she, differing so much from the others, had only nature in common with them not sin. Therefore, it is church wants people to continue to venerate, invoke and pray to the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, conceived without original sin.
Munificentissimus Deus by Pope Pius XIi
on November 1, 1950
cross. She has been risen to heaven without having lived under the curse of sin and death, and without needing redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, but she is to be equal to Him. Now she is elevated to the claim of the woman of Revelation 12. They close out by stating if you don't believe this stuff, then you're going to hell.
The Summary of the Munificentissimus Deus by Pope Pius XII on November 1, 1950. In Summary, the Munificentissimus Deus, states foremost the Catholic Church is pleased with the increase of people turning towards piety, religious observance, of Mary and they have invoked the Spirit who divinely revealed that God, who from all eternity regards Mary with a most favorable and unique affection, has 'when the fullness of time came' put the plan of his providence into effect, willing for Mary, from all eternity joined in a hidden way with Jesus Christ in one and the same decree of predestination, immaculate in her conception, a most perfect virgin in her divine motherhood, the noble associate of the divine Redeemer who has won a complete triumph over sin and its consequences, finally obtained, as the supreme culmination of her privileges, that she should be preserved free from the corruption of the tomb and that, like her own Son, having overcome death, she has received an eternal incorruptibility of the body together with him who has raised her up from the tomb and has taken her up to himself in a way known only to him, she might be taken up body and soul to the glory of heaven where, as Queen, she sits in splendor at the right hand of her Son, the immortal King of the Ages. While she appeared on earth, in her appearing in beauty, and your virginal body, is all holy, all chaste, entirely the dwelling place of God, so that her body and soul could be assumed (raised) into heaven to be glorified, without the corruption of the grave. Just as she shared in His suffering on the cross, she shared in His resurrection from the grave, and she would share in His heavenly glorification of body and soul. Since she is free from sin, death, the law, or redemption; her body can immediately go to heaven, not needing to wait for the redemptive work of Christ, like everyone else. It was impossible to think that she would see corruption of the grave, and Jesus with His filial love, His love for His mother, for she conceived Christ, brought Him forth, nursed Him with her milk, held him in her arms, fondled Him in her lap, and clasped Him to her breast. The loving, Mother of God, as it were before our very eyes as most intimately joined to her divine Son and as always sharing in His lot. Furthermore, since, she who had seen her Son upon the cross and who had thereby received into her heart the sword of sorrow, which she had escaped in the act of giving birth to Him; then it's only fitting that the spouse, whom the Father had taken to Himself, should live in the divine mansions, because of this intimate and indissoluble bond. So, it is fitting that God's Mother should possess what belongs to her Son, and that she should be honored by every creature as the Mother and as the handmaid of God. Thus, it can be stated, as it is, that Mary is the woman of Revelation 12 and if you disagree you will incur the wrath of Almighty God.
combined Summary of ex cathedra dogmas
Combining the Two Ex Cathedra Dogmas. The combined picture of the highest revelation of the Catholic Church in 2000 years, since the birth and resurrection of Jesus is the following.
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