When the disciples came to Jesus to tell him that his Mom and brothers were trying to get to him and couldn’t, Jesus did something that, if anyone did the same to their literal Mother, they’d never hear the end of it.
He basically said, look Mary and the fam aren’t my mother and brother, ONLY THOSE who do the will of my Father are my Mother and brother…
This reveals a great mystery to us… And sheds quite a bit of light on what it means to HONOR Mother and Father… Let’s take a look at that scripture.
Matt 12:47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
This reveals a great mystery over who ACTUALLY GIVES BIRTH to Christ!
Who really is Christ’s mother?… Because you see, Jesus said while pointing out at those who were following him, “Behold My Mother” then he goes on to explain that those who do the will of God is the same as brother, sister and mother.
Now what does this mean spiritually? Well it means, that THOSE who do the will of God, GIVE BIRTH TO CHRIST.
Remember the Hope of Glory, is not Christ coming to you OUTSIDE YOU, it is CHRIST IN YOU… Not outside you, not far from you, not returning to you, not forsaking you unless you do this or that… The hope of Glory is CHRIST IN YOU! The revealed mystery of God. – And when you understand this mystery, you will do GOD’S WILL.
So the question is… How do we do the WILL OF GOD? The answer is all over scripture, and it is not by keeping man made tradition, tithing, or handing out tracks at your local bus stop… Here is the ONLY WAY.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
The WILL OF GOD is to have our THOUGHTS RENEWED. The WILL of God is for us to know the truth of who we are, and who everyone else is in relation to us. For we are ALL ONE in Christ.
So here Jesus is telling us, His Mother, Brother, Sister, etc, are those that DO THE WILL OF GOD, they are those who have HAD THEIR MINDS RENEWED, to prove what is Good and Acceptable and perfect (whole) in God.
Who is the Mother of Christ? Those who know the truth, those who do the will of the FATHER are those that GIVE BIRTH TO CHRIST… They are the MOTHER of Christ, they are the brother and sister of Christ… Our literal families are a wonderful representation of the spiritual… But the LITERAL is not the SPIRITUAL.
46Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
Much like our literal Mother, a seed must be planted, a process begins as that seed grows, great labor pains ensue, the child is birthed and slowly grows and matures…. This is EXACTLY what happens SPIRITUALLY with CHRIST IN US.
Christ’s Mother is an allegory for OUR SOUL… our sense of being… In scripture this is represented by the literal mother of Jesus Mary which ironically means “Man’s rebellion” in Greek… Out of Man’s rebellious spirit the truth is planted, grows and becomes the Christ… A seed must first DIE to resurrect and produce many others.
This is all a picture of how Christ is RISEN in us. Christ IS risen IN US the instant we do GOD’S WILL (we enter the Truth)
Let’s take a look at how scripture describes how Mary was impregnated… THE HOLY SPIRIT OVERSHADOWED HER….
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
So after the HOLY SPIRIT overshadows Mary, the HOLY thing born is called the SON OF GOD…
Now if the MOTHER of Christ, are those that do the WILL OF THE FATHER, that must mean when the Holy Spirit overshadows US, when the TRUTH of God becomes greater in us and overshadows the truth of our carnal soul, then the CHRIST is concieved inside us.
To better see a picture of this, lets take a look at another place in scripture where this “OVERSHADOWING” happens, to better understand how this is also speaking of us.
ACTS 2: 17And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
When we are overshadowed by God’s Truth (Holy Spirit) we are Baptised into a new name, the name Christ and the SON OF GOD is birthed inside us.
49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
And when CHRIST is birthed inside of us, that day the world knows that Christ is in the Father and the Father is in Christ and they (who are ONE) become ONE in us, with us, as US.
Many see Christ Jesus, ressurecting outside of us, even though, we are clearly told we are his body… We are told he is the fistborn of the DEAD. Most take this to mean, the literal Jesus was literally dead and he was the first to literally rise from it… But let me offer an alternative view.
The ONLY DEATH we need to rise from is the DEATH OF SIN (carnal ignorance) – we need to RISE from the DEATH of ADAM. And when we do, we enter the WILL OF GOD… You see ADAM’S DEATH was his exiting the will of God, for the ways of the world (lusts eyes, flesh, pride of life)… and all of humanity are DEAD (carnal/ignorant) in this world… But those that RENEW their minds, will find, CHRIST RISING INSIDE.
For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
1 Cor 15: 20But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
Notice the word “DEAD” it does not say, Christ is RISEN from HIS DEATH, but from the DEAD (HUMANITIES IGNORANCE) – And then the rest of the sentence takes the nail out of this ignorant coffin.
…and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
THEM, is PLURAL… Christ RISES from HUMANITIES DEATH and he Becomes the FIRSTFRUITS OF THEM that SLEPT (were ignorant)
21For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
Notice, the word “MAN” here is not a singular word, but plural…By MANKIND came DEATH (IGNORANCE AND REBELLION) and by MANKIND also comes the RESSURECTION (ENLIGHTENMENT) of the DEAD (IGNORANT MAN)
22For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
For those who don’t think everyone will experience this, look at the verse above… ALL DIE IN ADAM (ignorance) ALL LIVE IN CHRIST (TRUTH)
When the TRUTH overshadows the LIES we have believed, then INSIDE OUR SOUL the SEED OF CHRIST (TRUTH) is born. Then the process begins, until CHRIST IS ALL IN ALL.
So truly, we, who have the TRUTH, and are in God’s will, are Christ’s Mother, Brother, and Sister.
Oh and I know what you’re saying… there is only ONE MOTHER OF JESUS, and she was a LITERAL VIRGIN… Now, I’m not going to arue this point, as a Virgin, in every religion and philosophy and mythology is used to descibe the birth of a savior. A Virgin, has not had “relations” with mankind… Having sex is a symbol of giving birth to a child, the seed being implanted in the womb… Symbolically, a Virgin does not have MAN’S SEED but God’s seed, in other words, only the TRUTH is planted and birthed. But let’s also look at the other allegories used for the “Church”
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
In this parable, we see the VIRGINS are a picture of those waiting for their SAVIOR to IMPREGNATE AND MARRY THEM.
In fact, all over scripture you hear the word Virgin, Virgin of Zion, Virgin of Babylon, Virgin of Israel, Virgin of etc and etc…
So when people came to Jesus saying, his mother and brothers were here to speak with him. He pointed to all the believers and said, “THOSE THAT DO THE WILL OF GOD ARE MY BROTHERS, SISTERS AND MOTHERS”
Jesus was teaching a great lesson. For indeed, we are the VIRGIN that gives birth to our SAVIOR (Immanuel) = which means “God WITH US/IN US”
This is the Hope of Glory, Christ IN YOU, not outside you. — This is why I write these papers, hoping it opens the eyes of your understanding, so I too can say, as Paul said.
Galatians 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you
It is all about the INWARD not Outward. Remember the Kingdom of God DOES NOT COME WITH OBSERVATION.
You see, when we understand the symbolism of us being CHRIST’S MOTHER… then this next passage in Isaiah truly hits home.
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
The word BORN translated from the HEBREW, means (to bear, bring forth, beget) — Literaly WE bring forth the CHRIST WITHIN. We are infact the Mother’s of Jesus as well as the brothers and sisters.
I just want to add, this paper, as all of my other papers in no way are discounting what literally happened or did not happen. I simply want to explain what these literal or non-literal stories reveal about the spirit of God and how, by understanding them, we can grow in grace. So, I do not say Mary did not exist, nor will I say she wasn’t a virgin, but I will say, that the only thing that matter to me, is that I am the VIRGIN that gives birth to Christ TODAY!
Peace to you all,
“The Truth Will Change You”
Enjoyed it Brother…..
Brother Jacob to reveal these things you are opening the veil that was upon the eyes of all man-kind (Isa.25:7). Also you are opening up a can of worms, because all those who are still blinded by the veil of carnality will not want to see into the spiritual, because they will want to cling to their old man-made doctrines of idolatry. These are the ones who have changed Jesus Christ into their idol, instead of the Spirit of the Living God that lives within us. They want to see Him as one special member that lived 2,000 years ago (as their golden calf lifted up in the wilderness,) They do not understand that we have only one God, who is our Father, if we are in His Son, as in the Son of man. This is why it says, (Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man,) (Rom.1:22-) You see they want to feel like someone already carried their cross for them, so they will not have to suffer the humilation and persecution of the cross. They fail to see the Word says, (Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?) (Rom.6:3) Yes when we surrender to the Word of God the birth takes place in us. This is when we become the Word made flesh, as (we) behold His glory, the glory as of the only begotten (John 1:14), as we are begotten out of man-kind.
Brother Jacob the Lord has anointed you to be His seer and you will lead many out of the darkness of carnality. I love you in the name of Jesus Christ.
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Ok, THanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! finished reading 🙂 🙂 🙂
Yes, like Rita I was wondering do you have a church or friends you talk with regularly about God’s Truth like this???
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_(given_name) also says Mary means “bitterness” in Hebrew. Still reading you article here on Jesus’ mother… that was a side note 🙂 🙂 🙂
J, thank you so much for this teaching. So much insight. Where do I find believers who believe this in order to have fellowship….This is totally awesome. One reason to be thankful for my back injury is the opportunity to find the Truth. Are there many people who believe the Truth like this? I want to be with believers who look at the Bible like this — not just religious teaching about rules. Where can I find it? I know you have fellowship with so many people …they are out there developing into their calling and walking in their destiny. Thank you again. I love you brother for your courage in stepping out. My spirit man jumps up and down with excitement. ha ha Rita
The best I’ve ever heard that explained. I neither embrace or reject the literal birth story as written in the Gospels, that no longer matters and is not part of the affinity I hold towards Jesus and his life. I do, however, as I evolve spiritually, embrace the idea of the Christ(unconditional Agape, the highest state of consciousness) being formed within.
Thanks for your Wisdom and Insight.