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Blessed Virgin Mary and Charismatics


The "essence" of the Charismatic Renewal is the "First Pentecost" of the New Testament on the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Matt 1 and Luke 1. The Holy Spirit descended upon her and Jesus, God incarnate comes to us.

With Jesus in her, she did what every good Charismatic should do:

  • "To Serve" her neighbor: She went with haste to help her old, pregnant cousin Elisabeth (Luke 1:39).

  • "She praised the Lord": "My soul does magnify the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior" (Luke 1:46).

The Blessed Virgin Mary, or fondly known as Mother Mary, is the "First Charismatic" of the New Testament!




The "Mother of God"

Virgin Mary is the Mother of Jesus; consequently, the "Mother of God", because Jesus is God. She is the Mother of God but she calls herself only the humble servant of the Lord.

At Calvary, "standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple who, he loved standing besides her, he sad to his mother, "Woman, here is your son". Then he said to the disciple, "here is your mother". And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home (John 19:25-27).

Jesus' instruction at the cross, in no uncertain terms, was to give Mary as the mother of John who represents all believers. Jesus was stating a very sweet truth: You and I were represented by the "disciple", and to you and me Jesus was saying, "here is your mother".


In the wedding at Cana, they had "no wine"... and Jesus didn't care, because his time to make miracles had not yet come. Jesus told his mother, "my hour has not yet come" (Jn.2:4)... but they got the needed wine! And indeed a miracle of Jesus (the first, though his time had not yet come) happened.

I believe it is the only place in the Bible where the "plan of God" has been changed... because of the love of your mother!




The Burning Bush Charismatic Prayer Group dedicates itself to the motherhood of Mary and we continue to ask for her intercession in carrying our petitions to our Lord Jesus.

 

 

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