St Frances de Sales says, “If it is possible, any son will honour his mother with the highest position.” Most sons and daughters desire the best for their mothers. They dream of becoming rich, building a huge beautiful home and then giving the best room in the house to their mothers. If you are a loving son or daughter, you too will think on the same lines. You will earnestly want to give the best of everything to your parents. Unfortunately there are some children who plan ways to get rid of their parents. Good children will always desire to give the best for their parents. And so, how good a son Jesus must have been to his mother! Since his resurrection to heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father. Surely He will make sure that Mother Mary is seated at His right side on a throne.
Robert Bellarmine, once said, “It is impossible that a woman who carried the
Almighty God and sustained Him in her womb for nine months could see corruption
in her body. It is not possible that after giving birth to the Son of God,
breast feeding him and bringing him up to manhood, that the body of the Blessed
Virgin Mary could decay and be eaten by worms after her death.” This is why we
believe in the Assumption of Mother Mary, body and soul into heaven. How right
was Saint Robert Bellarmine. Even the worms and bacteria will be afraid to
touch the holy body of the Blessed Virgin Mary which gave flesh from her flesh
to the Son of God growing in her womb for nine months. These are the thoughts
and beliefs of many of our ancient Church Fathers and Saints.
of the early church and the different other churches
so, as we reflect on this topic, ‘Mount Zion- A symbol of Mother Mary’ we can
see that apart from the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Churches, there are thousands
of different church denominations which includes Non-apostolic Churches, New
Age Churches, Protestant Churches, and many other divisions. So let us go to
the roots of these different churches. The Churches formed within 100 years;
find their roots ending just 100 years back. In the same way Churches formed
within 200, 300, or even 500 years back, find their roots end those many years
back. . If you go back further, you may find less than 50 churches. And if you
go back still further to about 1000 years, you may have less than 10 churches
in existence. Now to get to the roots of the early church, let us go back 2000
years. Suddenly you find one church, with the twelve apostles. And as we go
back 3 years earlier to this one church with twelve apostles, we find only
Jesus with his mother and St Joseph, making up the Holy Family. Again, if we go
back 30 years in time, we see a young woman alone in a room. And wondrously
this is where the whole Christendom started. It started in that room, from that
woman whose name was Mary.
witnesses to the Annunciation except Mary herself
Annunciation when Angel Gabriel appeared to Mother Mary and announced that she would
be the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, by the power of the Holy Spirit,
how did we know about her response? Who was witness to what transpired
there? There was no CCTV to record the happenings. There was nobody present there
to write things down. And so the only witness to this supernatural event was Mother
Mary herself. It was her testimony that was recorded by Matthew, Mark, Luke and
John. And so the whole of Christianity
hinges on her testimony. The apostles proclaimed it and the whole of
Christianity now believes in it. So ultimately, Christianity is based on the
testimony of Mother Mary.
Mother Mary, means denying the roots of Christianity
it or not, the faith of the Catholic Church and even the Protestant Churches
with its various denominations hangs on the testimony of Mother Mary. And so if
we deny Mother Mary, it means we are denying the roots of Christianity. So therefore,
nobody can deny Mother Mary. People, who don’t accept her and honor her, are
denying their own identity as Christians. And so, the whole church and the
whole New Testament is indebted to Mother Mary and her testimony. If you take that
away, everything else becomes meaningless. If anyone says that Mother Mary is
wrong, then everything else will go wrong. But we know that Mother Mary is 100%
right. Her life itself testifies that her testimony is 100% true. And that is
why she did not give up hope on Mount Calvary. She knew the supernatural nature
of the event that had happened to her. She knew the birth of Jesus was
miraculous. If there was any doubt about that, she would be the first one to
lose her faith. She treasured the whole heavenly secret in her heart. If what
happened to her was a hallucination, the death of her son would be meaningless,
and she would not be able to encourage the disciples to continue in faith. She
would not be able to stop them from going back to their former occupation of
fishing, tax collection etc. She knew this was not the end and so she
encouraged the disciples to remain together as Jesus asked them to. She took
them to the upper room and remained with them in prayer until Pentecost
happened. And so at Pentecost the power of the Holy Spirit came upon them like
fire. This happened because she knew what she believed was 100% correct. This
is a mighty revelation and this is what we need to always remember. Therefore, Christianity
will not exist if you deny Mother Mary. If you deny the teachings and the words
of Mother Mary; there is no meaning in listening to the words of Jesus. In
reality we believe in the power of the words of Jesus because we believe in the
power of the testimony of Mother Mary.
connection between the Old and the New Testament is Mother Mary
we know Jesus is the Savior? Who told us that Jesus is the Savior? Of course it
was Mother Mary who told us. How did Mother Mary come to know this? It was the
Angel Gabriel who came and revealed this to her. He came and told Mother Mary
that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of David, the one who is going to rule over
the world, the anointed one. Mother Mary then revealed this truth to all of us.
Therefore, when the baby was born and brought up by Mother Mary, we believed in
Jesus. Therefore, the connection between the Old Testament and the New
Testament is Mother Mary.
It was Mother Mary, who became the
connection and who told us that he is the Son of David. It was Angel Gabriel who
came and told Mother Mary, that he will be great, that he will be called Son of
the Most High God, and that He will sit on the throne of his ancestor, David.
He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, his kingdom will last forever.
All these five promises were given to Mother Mary by Angel Gabriel. And it was
because she told us about these five promises that we believe that Jesus is our
Savior. This is true even for Protestants and other denominations; they too
believe that Jesus is the Savior, because Mother Mary revealed this truth to
all. There were no other witnesses to corroborate this truth. No one else was present
at the Annunciation. There was no CCTV or anything else or anybody else to
record or chronicle this event. And this is why it is so important to accept
the significance of Mother Mary’s role in Church history. The whole church and
the whole of Christendom started from Mother Mary. Everything began from that
room, where Mother Mary had an encounter with Angel Gabriel. That was where God
came and dwelt amongst us.
Ark of the Covenant
the most important connections is the Ark of the Covenant which was the dwelling
place of God in the Old Testament. It was God himself who revealed how to make
it. It was made of pure unadulterated gold and of Accacia wood which according
to Jewish understanding was holy, long lasting and imperishable. The Ark of the
Covenant of the Old Testament carried the Manna, the rod of Aaron the High
Priest and the tablets of the Covenant. These three things are symbolic of
Jesus who was conceived in the womb of Mother Mary. She was full of grace, hence
imperishable. Her body did not decay. She is the new Ark of the Covenant.
There are so many connections and
pre-shadows between the Old Testament and the New Testament. There are so many
pre-shadows about Jesus in the Old Testament. There are also many pre-shadows about
Mother Mary in the Old Testament. There are also one or two pre-shadows of John
and the pre-shadows of the New Israel in the Old Testament. But a significant
pre-shadow about Mother Mary in the Old Testament is that of Mount Zion.
Zion, daughter of Zion or Mount Zion is the pre-shadow of Mother Mary. The early
Church Fathers said this, the Catechism of the Catholic Church says it, and the
Bible proves it. When we read the Bible we get to know that Jerusalem is a city
in which there is a mountain called Mount Zion. And this Mount Zion is the
prefiguration or pre-shadow of Mother Mary. This is confirmed by the Bible, which
states that Mount Zion is a woman, a virgin, and from where Christianity, the sainthood
and everything else started. The Bible also says that Mount Zion is the dwelling
place of God.
The Church Fathers in the early church,
the priests and the people living in the first century and second century, always
believed that Mount Zion mentioned in the Old Testament is none other than
Mother Mary herself. It is from her that the Messiah came, the right hand of
God came, the scepter of authority came and the whole of Christianity came into
The Bible proves that Mount
Zion is a symbol of Mother Mary
66:7)“Before she was in
labor, she gave birth: Before her pain came upon her, she delivered a son.”
Bible tells us that before she was in labor, she gave birth. This according to
Jewish belief is a prophecy about the Messiah. Now who is ‘She’? If it is the
prophecy about the Messiah, so ‘she’ should be the mother of the Messiah. And
so we should now clearly know the name of the mother of the Messiah…
66:8) “Who has heard of such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall a land be
born in one day? Shall a nation be delivered in one moment, yet, as soon as Zion
was in labor, she delivered her children.”
previous verse one child is mentioned and now in the next verse it says, Zion
is giving birth to children. So there are two births taking place. Before the
labor pain starts, this one child who is born is Jesus the Son of God. Then
during the labor pain on Mount Calvary, the second child, that is John, who symbolizes
the children of Israel is born. This woman, who gives birth to her children in the
beginning of her sorrows, is called Zion.
66:13) “As a mother comforts a child, so I will comfort you”.
promises us that as a mother comforts a child I will comfort you. You shall be
comforted in Jerusalem. Zion means Jerusalem. Zion and Jerusalem are identical,
because both are names of the same place. And when God says, ‘As a mother
comforts a child, so I will comfort you,’ he means to say, that he will himself
will comfort us like a mother, through Mother Mary. When you have the presence
of Mother Mary in your life, it is the Lord Himself who comforts you like a
mother. And so when you hide under the mantle of Mother Mary, it is God himself
who is comforting you through Mother Mary.
12:1-12) “A great portent appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the
sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her
we see a woman with a connection to the sun and a connection with the moon
under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. The twelve stars signify
the twelve tribes of Israel, which includes the Elders, the Priests and of
course the twelve disciples. This woman with a crown of twelve stars on her
head is a queen and she rules over the new Israel which is made up of the twelve
tribes of Israel, the Elders, the Priests and the twelve disciples. By now we
should all know that this woman is none other than Mother Mary.
24:23) “Then the moon will be abashed and the sun ashamed, for the LORD of
hosts will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and His glory will be before
Zion is considered as the dwelling place of God, and we can see that the
connection of the Moon and Sun is mentioned, the elders of the church are
mentioned and that through Mount Zion, the Lord will reign.
We know that when the time came for the
Messiah to be born, the Angel, the messenger of God was sent to Mother Mary. The
message of good news was first given to none other than Mother Mary. When she received
it, Jesus was born in her womb. After that this message was announced to
others, and many others too started receiving Jesus. Wherever this message reaches,
Jesus will be there. The first message came to Mother Mary and she gave birth
to Jesus. Every Christian is called to be like Mother Mary. And the only way to
be like her is by giving Jesus to others. In order to give Jesus to others we
should first listen to the message and receive it. If we don’t listen to the message,
how can we receive it? If we don’t receive it, how can Jesus be born inside of us?
And if Jesus is not born within us, how can we give Jesus to others? Mother Mary
heard the message and accepted it whole-heartedly. Because she accepted the
message, Jesus was born inside her and she was able to give Jesus to others.
41:27)“I was the first to
tell Zion, ‘Look, here they are!’ I gave to Jerusalem a messenger of good news.”
is a prophecy in the Bible that tells us a long time back that this message of
good news will be sent to Mother Mary first. The herald of good news was given
to Mount Zion first, which is also called Jerusalem and as we know now that Mount
Zion and Jerusalem are pre-shadows of Mother Mary.
37:22) “…She despises you, she scorns you— virgin daughter Zion; she tosses her
head—behind your back, daughter Jerusalem.”
Bible confirms in this verse that Mount Zion is a pre-shadow of Mary who is a
perpetual virgin. Here the Prophet
Isaiah gives a message of hope to King Hezekiah of Judah concerning King
Sennacherib of Assyria who was threatening the city of Jerusalem, and openly defying
the people of God. The Lord, through Isaiah, reassures King Hezekiah that the Assyrians
would never enter Jerusalem. Rather, the invaders would be sent home, and the
city of Jerusalem would be spared. This happened as prophesied. This
virgin daughter, called Zion or Jerusalem who scorns the pride and arrogance of
the evil forces is none other than Mother Mary. Here we see clearly the
Almighty God Jesus working powerfully through Mary. So we need to remember, that
when the Bible speaks about Mother Mary, or Zion, it includes Jesus.
10:9-11)“…the star they had
seen in the east went ahead of them until it stood over the place where the
Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with great delight. On coming
to the house, they saw the Child with His mother Mary, and they fell down and
example of Jesus the Son of God being always with Mother Mary is the story of
the three Kings who came to worship the baby Jesus. According to some scholars
there could have been more than three kings, because the bible does not
specifically say there were three kings. Maybe that was the reason why King
Herod was shocked and taken aback to see a big caravan of people come from afar
to have a glimpse of the Messiah who was born for the salvation of the world. Here
the Bible clearly states that they found the child with His mother Mary and
worshipped him. There is no mention of St. Joseph. The kings joyfully worship
Jesus in the hands of his mother Mary. The mother and child are inseparable. That
is why since the early tradition of the church, in most of the icons and statues
of Mother Mary, you rarely see Mother Mary without the child Jesus.When
you see the child with his mother, it means you see the whole universe. And in
this universe, Mother Mary represents the whole of humanity and Jesus
represents God. That is why the mother and child are inseparable.
2:12-14) “When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a
dream. ‘Get up,’ he said, ‘take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt.
Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill
him.’ So he got up, took the Child and His mother by night, and withdrew to
Mother and child are inseparable. The Bible does not say, Joseph ‘took his
child and his wife.’ But rather, ‘he took the child and his mother.’ This is the vital difference. St. Joseph
himself could see this. The Child and the mother always go together.
2:20-21) “Get up!” he said.
“Take the Child and His mother and go to the land of Israel, for those seeking
the Child’s life are now dead.” So Joseph got up, took the Child and His
mother, and went to the land of Israel.”
the Gospel of Matthew reiterates this special relationship ‘The child and his mother.’
So the child and the mother go together, and they both represent the whole
universe. Thus it is very clear that Zion, the dwelling place of God is Mother Mary.
62:11) “The LORD has made
proclamation to the ends of the earth: “Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your
Savior comes! See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies
does God give in these verses? The good news first came to Zion. And what is
the good news? The Saviour of the whole humanity is coming. This good news was first
given to the daughter Zion. We’ve already seen that the Kings came to meet not
only the mother but also the child. Or in other words not only the child but they
also came to meet the mother, because both of them are together. The Kings
bowed down and worshiped Jesus in the hands of Mother Mary. So it must be noted
that the first worship of Jesus happened when Jesus was in the hands of His mother.
And so every time the Child Jesus is portrayed, it is with his mother, or when
we portray Mother Mary, she is shown with the Child Jesus. This is because the
first worship of Jesus that occurred in the Bible was when the child was His
(Isaiah18:7)“At that time gifts will be brought to the Lord Almighty
from a people tall and smooth-skinned, from a people feared far and wide, an
aggressive nation of strange speech, whose land is divided by rivers- the gifts
will be brought to Mount Zion, the place of the Name of the Lord Almighty.”
it is God who is the giver of gifts. But here we see clearly that the coming of
the Magi, or the Kings with gifts to the Lord of Lords, the Lord of Hosts was
prophesied long ago. They would come from far and wide, to Mount Zion with
their gifts. We need to keep in mind that the scripture was not speaking of
Jerusalem City, but about Mother Mary. The kings came with their gifts not to
Jerusalem city, but to an insignificant town called Bethlehem. And how is Zion
and Bethlehem connected? They are not connected. It is a sign that Zion is a
symbol of Mother Mary.
4:31) I hear a cry as of a woman in labor, a groan as of one bearing her first
child—the cry of Daughter Zion gasping for breath, stretching out her hands and
saying, “Alas! I am fainting; my life is given over to murderers.”
is a prophecy about Mother Mary crying under the Cross at Mount Calvary. The
pain and sorrow of Mother Mary is also prophesied. When her son is killed on
Mount Calvary, she will be crying in front of the body of our son. She will be
lamenting. Her lamentations are mentioned in the Bible. If Mount Zion is only a
piece of land or a mountain, how can a mountain cry? And remember, it was not
on Mount Zion that Jesus died. On Mount Calvary Mother Mary suffered the birth
pangs for the second child represented by John the beloved disciple who
symbolizes the disciples of Jesus and the church. She became the Mother of the
Church on Mount Calvary. In the Old Testament Rebecca was one of the pre-shadows
of Mother Mary. Of the two children she had given birth, Esau is the symbol of
Jesus and Jacob the symbol of the new Israel. Now John symbolizes Jacob who is the
new Israel. And Esau is the symbol of Jesus. But here we see there is not two
but only one birth occurring. This is because they are twins. So Jesus and the
disciples cannot be separated. They’re like one. And how do we come to this
conclusion? It is that John symbolizes the church. And the church is considered
as the Mystical Body of Christ. So the Church and Jesus are one.
1: 17)“Zion stretches out her
hands. She’s crying with stretched out hands. But there is no one to comfort
her. The Lord has commanded against Jacob that his neighbors should become his
foes. Jerusalem has become a filthy thing among them.”
again, Zion is shown as a pre-shadow of Mother Mary stretching out her hands in
grief, but there was no one to console her as she watched the passion and
suffering of Jesus. Jesus too was abandoned by everybody. Even his own family
members and his disciples abandoned him. Only Mother Mary was there lamenting
under the cross. Jerusalem has become a filthy thing among them, because this
evil thing took place in Jerusalem.
2:10)“Sing and rejoice, O
daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, says
bible has many prophecies about Mount Zion in the Old Testament. Zion is
considered as a daughter, even a virgin daughter.
1:17)“But on Mount Zion
there will be those who escape, and it will be holy. And the house of Jacob
will possess their possessions.”
is a clear prophecy that those who hold on to Mother Mary will escape and be
saved from their enemies and even take possession of everything. If Mother Mary
is Mount Zion, then those who take refuge under her mantle will be saved. Those
who consider themselves to be saved should pay heed to this Word of God that goes
on to say that Mount Zion is a holy place, and those who take refuge in her
will rule over and judge the peoples of the world through our Lord Jesus
1:21)“And saviours shall
come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the
Lord’s kingdom will rule over the world from Mount Zion and Mount Zion is a
symbol of Mother Mary.
you will know that I, the LORD your God, dwell in Zion, my holy hill. Jerusalem
will be holy; never again will foreigners invade her.”
too the scriptures are not talking about a mountain, but about a person. Because
this Jerusalem is the holy mountain Zion and so Jerusalem City is none other
than Mother Mary. The old Jerusalem city was defiled but the New Jerusalem that
is Mother Mary shall be holy, and no strangers or enemies can enter it.
21:2) I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven…”
now, where is Zion and where is Jerusalem? The Holy Mountain Zion and the holy
city Jerusalem, is in heaven now. How can this be? She is there as a resting
place and a refuge for all her children. She is Mother Mary.
4:26) “But the Jerusalem that
is above is free, and she is our mother.”
Paul clearly states that Mary is our mother and that she is in heaven. And how could
St. Paul say this? It is because St. Paul knew that Jesus appointed Mother Mary
as the mother of all the disciples, and the only disciple who was under the
cross was John and he took her as his mother. We all know that Jerusalem City
is in Israel. But the Bible is not talking about the earthly Jerusalem City, but
about the heavenly Jerusalem City who is Mother Mary. She is our mother.
129:5-6)“May all who hate Zion
be turned back in shame. May they be like grass on the rooftops, which withers
before it can grow…”
is a warning to those who speak against Mother Mary. It is like speaking
against the holy Mount Zion which is a symbol of Mary and not just an earthly
piece of land. What will be the
consequences of speaking against Mother Mary? The Bible says that those who
hate Zion will be disfigured and scattered. They can never march forward, the
more they try to go forward, they will be divided and fall backwards. To
realize the truth of these statements, just look at the churches of the world.
Every church, that honours Mother Mary holds together and moves forward. But
any church that does not hold on to or have the presence of Mother Mary with
them is scattered and divided. They keep on dividing themselves again and again
into thousands of pieces, and move backwards. They can never grow after a
certain level. This is the scripture coming true. We see that the grass that
springs up on the housetops cannot grow after a certain level. It withers after
some time. This is what happens to those who hate Mother Mary who is the new
110:2-3)“The Lord sends out
from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your foes, your people will
offer themselves willingly on the day you lead your forces on the holy
mountains. From the womb of the morning, like dew, your youth will come to you.”
Bible says that from Mount Zion comes the scepter, which signifies the
authority to rule over the whole world. And we all know that Jesus came or was
born from Mother Mary in Bethlehem. He did not come from the geographical Mount
Zion of Jerusalem. But here Mount Zion signifies Mother Mary. And from Mount
Zion all God’s chosen people who hold on to Mother Mary will become the forces led
by God to rule over their enemies.
2:6) “I have set my king on Zion, my holy hill.”
is a prophecy of David in the Bible.Who
is this King? It is Jesus. He’s going to come from Zion, God’s holy hill.
48-2) “Beautiful in
elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion in the far north, the city
of the great King.”
David prophesies that Mount Zion is the city of the great king Jesus.
9: 11) “Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion, declare his deeds among
the peoples, God dwells in Zion.”
again we see that God dwells in Zion, and Zion is a symbol of Mother Mary.
50:2) “Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.
“Who is the perfection of beauty? Of course it is Jesus. And from
where does God shine forth? He shines forth from Zion, and Zion is Mother Mary.”
76:2) “His abode has been established in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion.”
is the short form of Jerusalem. Jeru means city, Salem means peace. The city of
peace is Jerusalem.” So God has established his abode in Jerusalem, his
dwelling place is Zion which means Mother Mary.
87:2) “The Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.”
which is the most fitting dwelling place of God? It is Zion. And Zion is Mother
Mary. Out of thousands of women, she was the one chosen by God to be the
dwelling place of the Lord. In those days it was the custom of the Jewish women
to hope expectantly that the Messiah would be born in their womb. And this was
the reason why if a woman was unmarried or unable to give birth, she was
considered as a curse. It meant that God did not want to be born in their womb,
because all the Jewish people were waiting for the Messiah. No woman wanted to remain
unmarried. And every woman desired to give birth to a child, because any of
those male children could be the Messiah. This is very important to understand.
And so when Jesus did not marry, everyone was shocked because no one was
supposed to be unmarried. And so the scriptures clearly say that out of so many
women in the whole world, the Lord loves Mother Mary more than anybody else.
78:68) “…but he chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion, which he loved.”
Zion comes from the tribe of Judah. Is it just a mountain or a person? It is a
person. It is Mother Mary. She belongs to the tribe of Judah. And God chose the
tribe of Judah, Mount Zion which he loves.
2:3) “Many people shall come and say, Come, let us go up to the mountain of the
Lord, to the house of God of Jacob, that he may teach us His ways, and that we
may walk in his paths. For out of Zion shall go forth instruction and the word
of the Lord from Jerusalem.”
instruction means the New Law. The New Law and the Word of God will come out of
Zion. So it’s a prophecy that Mother Mary will give birth to the Word become
flesh, the New Covenant. From Mother Mary, all these things will start. Out of
Zion shall go forth instruction and the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And
now we know that Jerusalem and Zion are identical. They are symbolic of Mother
Maccabees 2) “The place shall remain
unknown until God gathers his people together again and shows his mercy.”
Jeremiah hid the old Ark of the Covenant on Mount Nebo, he prophesied that the
Ark of the Covenant will be hidden, but will be revealed one day, when the
Messiah gathers his people together from all the 12 tribes and shows them his
mercy. The Messiah came from Mother Mary and so she is revealed as the
new Ark of the Covenant.
1:35)“The angel said to her,
“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow
you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God.”
Old Testament, when Ark of the Covenant moved, there was always a cloud over it
at daytime and at night there was fire. This was a sign of the glory of God overshadowing
it at all times. The Bible has prophesied that when the Ark of the Covenant
will be revealed again, the glory of God will overshadow it. Then all people
will know and understand that it is the Ark of the Covenant. This was fulfilled
when the Angel Gabriel came to Mother Mary and proclaimed to her the message
from heaven. When she said ‘Yes’ the glory of God overshadowed her and Jesus
the Son of God was conceived in her womb. Thus we know that the old Ark of the
Covenant was the prefiguration of Mother Mary. She is the new Ark of the
Covenant revealed to mankind at the Annunciation.
4:3)“Those who are left in
Zion, who remain in Jerusalem, will be called holy, all who are recorded among
the living in Jerusalem.”
it is clearly mentioned that everyone who remains in Jerusalem or are left in
Zion will be called holy people.
1:7) “To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people…”
you know that all the early Christians in Rome were called holy people; all the
early Christians were originally called saints.
1:2) “To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ
Jesus, called to be saints…”
we see again that in the early church, all the Christians are were called as
4:3-4)Whoever is left in Zion
and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, everyone who has been recorded
for life in Jerusalem, once the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters
of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of
judgement and by a spirit of burning.
means that the sins of the whole world and the children of Mary will be washed.
God will wash away the sins of the children of Mother Mary and cleanse the
blood stains of Jerusalem from its midstby a spirit of judgement and by
a spirit of burning.
4:5) Then the LORD will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who
assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night;
over everything the glory will be a canopy.
day there will be a cloud of smoke and in the night a glow of flaming fire on
Mount Zion. This is the fulfillment of the prophecy by Jeremiah. The Ark of the
Covenant will be revealed in due time and everyone will recognize and know it
by the signs and connections that have been prophesized about it at different
points of time. Isaiah prophesies about this cloud of glory in the day and the
flame of fire in the night. Indeed, over everything the glory will be a canopy that
will overshadow Mount Zion. Angel Gabriel had proclaimed the same thing about
Mother Mary. ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most
High will overshadow you’
saved ones are those who take refuge in Mother Mary
a lot about Mother Mary and have seen the connections and pre-shadows of Mother
Mary in the Old Testament in the form of Mount Zion, Ark of the Covenant, Rachel
and Rebecca etc. There are so many other pre-shadows about Mother Mary in the
Bible. Most importantly, we have also learned that all those who hate Mount
Zion will wither away. They will never be able to march forward, but will always
fall backward. They can never grow much, but soon will be divided. This is very
true about what happens to those who hate Mother Mary.
It has been made very clear in the
Bible that those who are saved are the people who take refuge in Mother Mary. But
aren’t those who believe in Jesus the saved ones? We know now that those who
truly believe in the teachings of Jesus will be found under the mantle of
Mother Mary. She is the mother whom Jesus himself has appointed for us, and so
when we accept her we can be considered as the saved ones.
conclusion- A word of caution to all Catholics
let anyone mislead you or misguide you by manipulating the teachings of the
Word of God so that you side track Mother Mary. They usually ask ‘Are you
saved?’ ‘If you want to be saved come
with us.’ Do not go to such wrong places. Remember, if any person or group does
not honour Mother Mary, it is a clear sign that they are going against the
Bible. This is because we now know that the whole of Christianity hinges on her
testimony. The saved ones are those who are holding the hands of Mother Mary and
dwell under her holy mantle on Mount Zion.