Jesus’ message to Mother Clare about the Blessed Virgin not being Catholic really moved me. It made so much sense. If we don’t associate Jesus with a particular denomination, why do we do that with Blessed Mother. Just as Jesus is God of All, Blessed Mother is the Mother of all Christians.
With this inflamed in my heart I decided to make a post on my Facebook page about it, to stir the hearts and minds of Christians and especially my many Protestants friends to think for a bit about the argument that they have been taught by doctrines of men.
My post said,
“Jesus is NOT Protestant, Orthodox, Evangelical, Pentecostal or Catholic…He is the GOD of ALL mankind—for all those who would believe and receive salvation. So why do we put his Mother in a box? Mary, The Blessed Virgin, is NOT Catholic, rather she is the Mother of ALL Christians. For those who walk in intimacy with Jesus will come to know her intimately, and her amazing role in the church, and in scripture. Man created denominations because of our differences and pride. That was never God’s intention. He wanted ONE body in Christ, Ephesians 4:4-5, Those in Heaven and on Earth…that time is coming and is here now for the veil of Heaven to be rent for those who avail themselves—food for thought for those who still struggle with Mary, The Blessed Virgin and think it’s a Catholic thing to pray the rosary and to believe in her intercession. No, it’s actually a very Christian thing to do John 2:1-12, The Wedding of Cana. Think about it……
Of course I knew this would cause a hailstorm of comments and rebuttals and I received two inbox messages and two emails from Protestant friends who couldn’t understand why I would pray with Mary. One was a father of a young lady who joined my over-the-phone Bible Study group. She really grew in the knowledge of God, and he couldn’t understand why I would now have anything to do with Mary. I sent him a document that I had been working on called “The Truth About Mary” which the Lord had me write up for a member here in the community who also struggled with Mary’s role in the church. It is 19 pages of scriptural foundation of Mary’s role and how biblical it is to pray the rosary. I will be putting that in a booklet soon and giving it away for free to help others share scripturally the role of Mary to Protestants.
When he was open to reading the document, I was so excited in hopes that he would receive the grace of enlightenment and would really come to understand who she was to him and the church. However, he responded by denouncing the fact that it was idolatry and worship. My heart sank because I realized he never read the document but just retorted the same argument. I was so disappointed. Then another young lady wanted me to provide scriptural bases for my belief, which I did. But she too kept saying the Bible is all about Jesus, as I agreed with her 100%. But it was if as though there was an obstinate spirit on both of them. No matter how much scriptural proof I provided they had an empty argument, and both said I was deceived. My heart was hurting for them. Hurting for Jesus and Hurting for our Mama.
I kept looking at the Lord, in the Eucharist, whom I always have before me, and I saw the scene of Saul flash before my eyes as he was being converted to Paul when Jesus blinded him and said “Saul, Saul why are you persecuting me?”
Acts 9:4, As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied.
I then heard Jesus say, “My Children, My Children, why are you persecuting me?”
Jesus began, “Our hearts are one in the same, My beloved. When you grieve, I grieve as well.”
I then saw Jesus holding my heart that was beating but wounded and bleeding. He hugged it tightly to his chest then my heart entered into his chest. He then placed his hands on his heart and streams of tears came from his eyes.
Jesus continued, “I know it hasn’t been easy, My beloved little one. The times ahead will only get harder in different ways, but I have called you to be brave, fearless and an overcomer. In the face of the greatest persecution and opposition, you will not be moved because I live within you, Beloved, and all your strength comes from me, your rock who cannot be moved Beloved, so do not be discouraged.
“My Children, my children, you call me your own, but why do you persecute me? Why do you revile me? Why do you throw stones at me and pierce my heart with your words, with your prideful gestures of scorn and derision? Yet you call yourself a believer, a Christian. You tear at me, and you cast lots for my garment, as you curse me leaving me naked on the cross. As you accuse those who follow me of blasphemy.
“You are now asking yourself, ‘How have I don’t this? When did I do this, Lord?’ When you do this to My Mother you have done it to me. Did I not say what you have done to the least of these you have done to me? (Matthew 25: 41-45). That goes the same for the scorn you have shown towards her, her role in My church, and of her love for you. You have come in the company of calling what is good evil and evil good.”
Isaiah 5: 20-21, Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who turn darkness to light and light to darkness, who replace bitter with sweet and sweet with bitter? Woe to those who are wise in their own eye and clever in their own sight.
“You have been swayed by the doctrines of man and continue on in your obstinance and pride, yet call yourselves my shepherds, my disciples, men and women of God. Yet, YOU have hurt me the most.
“My beloved children, you have given in to the enemy’s lies and now have become tools of Satan to persecute My Church. Do you not know when you speak against one another you are tearing at My Body? When you speak against my Mother you are tearing at My very heart for, they are one in the same. Satan has been clever to blind so many in the Church to the truth of her power and of her honor in Heaven.
“Does that surprise you to say that she is called to honor and glory? Did I not say that those who share in my sufferings share in my glory?”
1 Peter 4:1,3 But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
“She has more glory than all creatures created, and I made her loved when I was upon the earth and taught the disciples unceasingly to seek her out for wisdom, council and prayer. My mother sustained the early church with her love and intercession. That is what she was created for, and now, 2,000 years later many of you have lived independent of that truth and feel as though you have no need of her, despise her even and dishonor those who have faith in her and you think that is pleasing to me?
“It is not, my children, it is not. Just like Saul, you are persecuting me all over again. Throwing stones of self-righteousness, judgment, and criticism at My Church whom I love and at my disciples whom I have led to her. Martyring them with your slander, reproach, and accusations, tearing the nets of the very little and simple ones who are open to purity and truth and would receive her, but you have become a stumbling block. The greatest of all faults exposed in Heaven.”
“I tell you now so that you may reform your ways, search the scriptures and there you will find Me. Search the scriptures with all purity and there you will find my Mother, hidden under the guise of so many souls, so many events and so many scriptures. Do not persist in your obstinance any longer. This is her time and just as many will come to mourn the One they have pierced;
Zechariah 12:10, And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.
Many will come to mourn in contrition and repent for the way they have acted when she appears in the sky for all the world to see.”
Revelation 12:1, A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.
“I love you my children, but how you have caused me pain by rejected the women who gave me life and gives life to all by My Spirit and through Me, for all who would come and call her Mother. Just as I told John at the foot of the cross.”
John 19:26-27, When Jesus saw His mother and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, “Woman, here is your son.” Then He said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” So from that hour, this disciple took her into his home
“Don’t reject her any longer, but humble yourself under my hand, under My guidance and under my love knowing that I would not lead you astray but lead you to living waters you have thirsted for, from the spring of life that is my Mother. To honor Her is to honor Me. To love Her is to love Me”
(Then I saw Blessed Mother appear coming from behind Jesus and she grabbed his hand as they both were standing before me. Hand in hand with both hearts, sacred hearts glowing with iridescent light.)
Our Mother of Mercy began,
“Beloved daughter, do not fret because of the words of men or the reproach and scorn you face when sharing me with others. There will be many, and they will come. You have our heart beloved one and you have been given the authority and anointing to carry this mission out.”
As an aside she is talking about the mission to prepare the way not only for Jesus but also for her. By teaching the truth in scripture about who she is and bring many evangelical and protestant into the truth of her role in the Church and into a relationship with Mary, Blessed Mother.
Our Mother of Mercy continued, “I will bless you and those who do the same, with sign and wonders to accompany you and this mission. That they might know God is with you and God is in me. Begin with the inspirations given, the booklet and teachings the Lord will bless this work, and many will come to receive my love and see the errors of their ways. For the gates of hell will not prevail over Gods Church or over Me. For my Immaculate Heart will triumph in the end. Be encouraged and go forth with much bravery for Heaven is cheering you on.“