Passover (Pesach) week is almost here. The thousands of lambs Moses, while in Egypt, was commanded to instruct all of Israel to gather was prophesy of the coming of the Mighty Slain Lamb of God. Jumping to the final Passover in Jerusalem, one of the poignant interactions during such a Holy and Conquering moment was while Jesus’ soul was being sacrificed (Isaiah 53). He, the Pesach Lamb, considered His mother.
What about Mary’s motherhood caught Messiah’s attention amid such heightened spiritual and natural warfare? For hours medical traumas were sounding alarms throughout Messiah’s physical, psychological, and spiritual body. There was no physician on earth with the expertise to “restore” Jesus’ body to health after such a level of abuse. Messiah of Israel and the nations was indeed slain and torn open, revealing His identity as The Way into the Father’s Heart (Revelation 5:6). Yet amidst such a depth of anguish, Messiah looked down from the sacrificial tree and saw His mother and John. Turning to John, He said, “Behold your mother.” And to His mother, He said, “Woman, behold your son.” (John 19:25-27)
What was seen through the eyes of Love causing Messiah to stop amidst the severity of moments to make room for mother?
Was it the 5th Commandment? “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you.” Exodus 20:12
Was it the power and authority His Father God had given women, now fulfilled through this woman? “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel.” Genesis 3:15-16
The enmity between ‘the cursed to the dirt crawling on his belly forever devil’ would always exist between him and woman. That ingredient of hate found between foes would be lodged permanently BETWEEN the devil and woman. (Selah)
Why did He honor His mother at that moment?
Was He acknowledging this day as fulfilling the plumbline Word His Father “tent pegged” into the ground that day in the Garden? Was He saying, “this cross and this sacrifice is the tent-peg manifestation of what My Father revealed that day in the Garden?” It is true Messiah’s cross was pierced into a hill called “the skull” right there outside Jerusalem’s walls. Was Messiah saying, “Woman, you who are highly blessed and favored are the servant Father chose to usher Me into this world? You made room for Me to come through your “YES” to My Father. Your womb held me as Father formed me while I was yet in that dark place unseen by the eyes of humanity. You agonized, prayed, and nurtured me into the fullness of My humanity. You empowered Me, as did My Father in Heaven, as I matured into the Dreaded Champion revealed in this very moment. You travailed, making way for Me to come and crush the serpent’s head. Your heart was pierced, watching as My heel was bruised. I honor you as you now witness the fulfillment of the Scroll written of Me. Mother, the scroll of your life is now being fulfilled in the sight of humankind; those who loved Me and those who hated Me. My Father found you faithful. Thank you! Woman, I now release you to your earthly son John. My Father’s Will is now finished! Thank you, Ima!”
The crescendo of prophecy and fulfillment filled the earth in those moments. God, who had become man, known as the Son of Man, in that very moment, was again experiencing the transition as the Son of God-Slain Lamb. Son of Man – Son of God fulfilling all that was needed for His Father to now receive Him back into glory, even as He opened The Way for Father’s many sons and daughters to now come into glory. One mother, One Son, One Father. Both the natural and the supernatural came together to tear open He, who is The Way, so that all humankind could be saved.
“For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believed in Him should not perish but have everlasting life!” John 3:16
During this Last Passover, no human being needed to bring spotless lambs into their homes, for the Father of heaven and earth provided the most incredible Spotless Lamb of All Time! So, Eat and Drink, proclaiming His death until He returns!
On a lighter note:
Is anyone else curious about the depth of Mary and John’s conversations? Did she share with John about the piercing of her heart? Did she reveal the persecution she endured as a young pregnant virgin? Did John speak of the enlightening moment he knew Jesus was Christ? Did she laugh with John at the fact that he announced he was Christ”s favorite? Did Mary explain moments in Jesus’ life where the light was so bright, confirming His identity as the Son of God? Did she ever eavesdrop while, in the night hours, young Jesus upon his bed conversed with Heavenly Father? Were His conversations with Him beyond her understanding at times?
Could Christ’s transferring responsibility to John as a son to Mary be the swiftest “adoption process” known to man?
Does God choosing John to reveal His love (1-3 John) and end-time plans (Revelation) have anything to do with John’s faithfulness to the woman He called “Highly favored and blessed?”