Jesus is our King. But who is his queen? Let’s ask the Bible.
Jesus is heir to the throne of David. Who does the Bible say is queen to a king on the throne of David?
“…We are relatives of [King] Ahaziah, and we have come down to greet the families of the king and of the queen mother.” ~ 2 Kings 10:13
Say to the king and to the queen mother, “Come down from your thrones…” ~ Jeremiah 13:18
This was after King Jehoiachin and the queen mother, the court officials and the leaders of Judah and Jerusalem, the craftsmen and the artisans had gone into exile from Jerusalem. ~ Jeremiah 29:2
Queens of David’s throne are the mothers (not the wives!) of the kings. The mother of King Jesus is Queen Mary. This is not only Biblical, it is the historical position of the Catholic Church, the church that traces its roots back 2,000 years to Jesus Christ. Yet some Christians (mostly from churches that came into existence 1500-2000 years after Christ) disregard this Biblical and historical position and say that Mary is not the queen.
The Book Of Revelation And The Catholic Mass
The Book of Revelation is very detailed in its depiction of Mary as Queen. It should be noted that the Book of Revelation and the Catholic Mass are stunningly parallel in their themes and imagery– altars, robes, incense, and mentions of the Lamb. Another image common to Revelation and the inside of a Catholic Church is the image of Mary. She is described in detail in Chapter 12 of Revelation, and her statue is on display in Catholic churches.
Catholic Statues Are Biblical
By the way, statues are Biblical. The ark of the covenant was adorned with statues of cherubim per God’s instruction.
The Lord said to Moses, “…make two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover. Make one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; make the cherubim of one piece with the cover, at the two ends. The cherubim are to have their wings spread upward, overshadowing the cover with them. The cherubim are to face each other, looking toward the cover.” ~ Exodus 25:1-20
And Moses made a bronze serpent on a pole per God’s instruction.
Then the LORD said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.” So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived. ~ Numbers 21:8-9
The Biblical prohibition on making carved images applies to the ancient practice of making gods to be worshiped. The images being worshiped in the ancient middle east were not worshiped because they represented something holy. They were worshiped because they were the holy thing itself. For example, the Hebrews did not make a golden calf to worship (Exodus 32) because it represented the sacred nature of calves. They made a golden calf to worship because the golden calf itself was god.
“This [golden calf] is your god, O Israel…” ~ Exodus 32:4
To the contrary, Christians do not worship statues. In Catholic churches, statues are the Gospel in stone, and stained glass is the Gospel in glass, and paintings are the Gospel in paint, just as the words in the Bible are the Gospel in ink. In early Christianity, literacy was far less common than it is today, so the Gospel was explained in methods that people could understand– statues, stained glass, paintings. All of these media are mere representations of the holy things they portray. They are not the holy things themselves. Therefore, they are not prohibited by the Bible.
The great irony is that non-Catholics who are quick to accuse Catholics of making graven images often have this graven image on their car.
You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on earth beneath or in the water below. ~ Exodus 20:4
And now we read about Queen Mary in the Book of Revelation.
Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant [The ark of the Old Covenant was a wooden container carrying the word of God, the Ten Commandments. The ark of the New Covenant is a virgin carrying Word of God, Jesus Christ.]… A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman [The woman is the ark. The “ark of the covenant” verse is the last verse in Revelation Chapter 11, and the “woman” verse is the first verse in Revelation Chapter 12. When the Bible was written, there were no chapters and verses. Chapter and verse division is very helpful in studying the Bible, but a drawback is that it can divide facts that were never meant to be divided. The imagery starts out as the ark of the covenant, and is immediately elaborated upon to be the woman. The woman is the ark of the covenant. Furthermore, this woman is multi-representational. That is, she represents not only Mary, but also Eve, Israel, and the church. For an excellent look at these representations, read Jimmy Akin’s article here. But for the purpose of this article, we will focus on Mary.] clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown [royalty, the queen’s crown] of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant [carrying the Word of God, Jesus Christ] and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon [Satan] with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads. His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth [A third of all angels rebelled against God along with Lucifer]. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born [Did Satan’s desire to devour baby Jesus become manifest in the physical world? Absolutely. Remember that in an effort to find and kill baby Jesus, King Herod “gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under…” ~ Matthew 2:16.] She [the woman who is the ark of the covenant, wearing a crown on her head] gave birth to a son, a male child [Jesus], who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. [This is the Son of God’s “iron scepter” that was foretold in Psalm 2: I [God] have installed my King [Jesus] on Zion, my holy hill… You [Jesus] are my Son… Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance… You will rule them with an iron scepter… ~ Psalm 2:6-9] And her child was snatched up to God […he [Jesus] was taken up before their very eyes… when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.” ~ Acts 1:9-11] and to his throne. [Christ is seated at the right hand of God. ~ Colossians 3:1] ~ Revelation 11:19-12:5
I Will Not Refuse You
Jesus is our king, and Mary is our queen. Mary is not deity, and is therefore not worshiped. We merely ask Mary to intercede for us, to pray for us, because the heart of the king on David’s throne is inclined to never refuse his mother.
[Queen Mother] Bathsheba therefore went to King Solomon… And the king rose up to meet her and bowed down to her, and sat down on his throne and had a throne set for the king’s mother; so she sat at his right hand. Then she said, “I desire one small petition of you; do not refuse me.”
And the king said to her, “Ask it, my mother, for I will not refuse you.” ~ 1 Kings 2:19-20
Solomon and the other Davidic kings preceding Jesus were fallen human beings whose hearts were prone to sin despite their best intentions. Jesus, on the other hand, is sinless, and he follows through on his mother’s requests just as he did at the wedding in Cana when she got him involved in replenishing the wine. The king will not refuse the queen mother.
The Bible is always proven true.
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