Leap Of Faith: Daily Lessons About Jesus Christ
Chapter: The Justice of Mary (Pages 59-62)
Mary’s announcement of the high and mighty being brought low and the lowly exalted is at the heart of the Christmas story. This is how the Scriptures portray the social meaning of the Son of God bro in an animal stall. Mary was a poor young woman, part of an oppressed race and living in ac occupied country. Her prayer is the hope of downtrodden everywhere, a Prophecy that those who rule by wealth and domination, rather than by serving the common good, will be overturned because of what has just happened in the little town of Bethlehem (Image a modern day Bethlehem). Mary’s proclamation can be appropriately applied to any rulers or regimes that prevail through sheer power (and manipulation) instead of doing good by justice.
Mary herself proclaims this song in the Gospel of Luke:
“For the Mighty One has done great things for me; And Holy is His name. And His mercy is upon generation after generation toward those who fear Him. He has done mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart. He has brought down rulers from their thrones, and has exalted those who were humble. He has filled the hungry with good things; And sent away the rich empty handed. He has given help to Israel His servant, in remembrance of His mercy, as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his offspring forever.”
Mary herself is prophesying the end of the Pax Romana (the peace of the Roman rule) in her great magnificat-but not only of Rome. And if those who would continue their vision of success through unilateral dominance, they too could suffer the same fate of Rome. (Envision a Modern Day Roman Empire).
Be sure to be mindful of the current situation in the United States that is being directed and controlled in many of the same methods of the Roman Empire (look at the actions of our current leaders-what have they been promoting?) You see, the Coming of Christ changes it all….
We need to be mindful of Mary and her prophecy, because history does repeat itself. By acknowledging the instruction of Mary, we begin to see how Pax Americana not only will not work; it will not ultimately prevail. This is a true Christmas promise and a Christmas hope.
“Religion is the most dangerous energy source known to humankind. The moment a person (or government or religion or organization) is convinced that God is either ordering or sanctioning a cause or project, anything goes. The history, worldwide, of religion fueled hate, killing, and oppression is staggering. The biblical prophets are in the front line of those doing something about it.
The biblical prophets continue to be the most powerful and effective voices ever heard on this earth for keeping religion honest, humble, and compassionate. Prophets sniff out injustice, especially injustice that is dressed up in religious garb. They sniff it out a mile away. Prophets see through hypocrisy, especially hypocrisy that assumes a religious pose.”
-Eugene H. Peterson
We need to pay attention to the direction and the forewarning that Mary gave us from long ago. Mary was chosen by God to bear the Son of God. Her power and understanding go beyond human understanding (she understands the conception of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit). Be mindful that she is very Aware of All things….and a very special part of the body of Jesus.
Note: Who would Satan seek to persecute the most, next to the Son of God? Probably the one who brought forth the Son of God…it only makes sense right? That has been her battle, and she has only tried to save the lost…
We ought to be focused upon the divine plan that supersedes all human ideology.
“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in the darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not…”
We are to always be encouraging our country’s values. We are to be seeking to establish freedom and a New way of Life. In the past, other countries have persecuted us for the principles that we have attempted to uphold. At the coming of Christ, it all changes, and the systematic ways by which we have been forced to submit will be no longer. Radical adjustments must be made in order to establish a way of living, providing, self sufficiency, and True knowledge for those that live in our country. This not only goes for the United States of America, but for all countries across the globe. (The Beacon of light and truth…)
From what I know about a our previous Commander in Chief, he made promises in campaigning and it took a great deal of money to get elected (One of the most destructive issues we face-money and politics). I can only begin to imagine the pressure upon one individual to be coerced into doing what is right in the sight of what man has created and not what God desires to create. In a sense he was a Messenger (Reference Angels) to test our country and the world. Being on the same team and seeking to do what is right for society and ultimately the entire world is what the situation demands (End Times Prophecy).
When we examine the book of Revelation, while written in apocalyptic language and imagery, it is seen by most biblical commentators as a critique of the Roman Empire, its domination of the world, and its persecution of the Church. Be sure to know that we live in the promise that empires do not last, that the Word of God will ultimately survive the Pax Americana as it did the Pax Romana.
Once there was first-century Rome; now there is a new Rome. Once there were first- century barbarians; now there are many barbarians who are the radical rulers of this world. The reality consists of many influential powers that are coercing individuals into fulfilling their own agenda as opposed to God’s will. If we asked former presidents how much of an influence outside parties have had on their mindset and decisions in the past, I believe that many people would be shocked (but on the other hand, many people in high places have known what was taking place the entire time…) The bottom line is that if a person is being used as an instrument of evil rather than good, a change needs to be made promptly-whatever it takes to protect God’s people.
Justice is at the core of what we need to be focusing on along with True Freedom-A Free Society…
A true leader stands up for what is right in the sight of God, not what the world wants, but what God desires…Jesus is the key.
I can assure you that there is a great deal of highly classified and confidential information to be revealed in the motives and agenda of people in powerful positions. (Remember there are many fallen angels in the world).
One of the major developments that we have witnessed is that politics have seeped into the churches and are now threatening our very confession of Christ. Inside many US churches one may find religious voices consonant with the visions of the American Empire.
“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things New. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are True and Faithful.”
It must be neat to imagine that God has given Jesus the very foundation of the New Heavens and the New Earth. It is up to Jesus to critique it and to make it perfect. He just needs to smooth off some of the edges of the woodwork…in His Divine State.
“And to the woman (Symbolic of Mary) were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent…”