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The Magnificat Prayer Of Mary In Luke 1:46-55

Posted by Job on June 13, 2007

Luke 1:46-55 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,  for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy; As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

First, let us attend to the false doctrine of Catholics who worship Mary. From Mary’s own prayer, she was obviously not worth being worshipped. Consider her statement “And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden” Had she been born free of original sin, how then, could she have been of low estate? And why did she need a Saviour? The only people ever to have lived that were free of original sin at any point were Jesus Christ, Adam, and Eve. Yet, the Bible is clear that all but Jesus Christ sinned (Romans 3:23, 1 Peter 2:22). Is redemption possible for one who sins in the absence of a sin nature? Well, the Bible has not given any redemption plan for Satan or the demons, nor was any way of redemption given for Adam and Eve. There is not even any redemption for the Christian that continues in sin and blasphemes the Holy Ghost; the sin unto death that Paul delivered the man living in a sexual relationship with his mother unto Satan in order to try to save him from (1 Corinthians 5:5) as well as Hymenaeus and Alexander (1 Timothy 1:20) … a state of reprobation that we are not even to pray for those who enter it (1 John 5:16 – 17). So, had Mary indeed been born free of original sin, there would have been no redemption for her. Rather than being the Catholic queen of heaven, she would be headed for an eternity in the lake of fire. And being that she sinned, she is unworthy for any man to pray to; unworthy of deification, elevation, or veneration.

Another reason why the Catholic (and Eastern Orthodox) practice of venerating Mary is given in this very prayer. Mary was just another person just like you or I. Yet God took this ordinary person of low estate, this person born in sin who committed sin, and used her corrupt flesh as a vessel to work the greatest miracle that ever has been but ever will be: the Word of God becoming flesh. God, which is an omnipotent omnipresent omniscient spirit without beginning or end that the heavens cannot contain (1 Kings 8:27) and the mind cannot comprehend, became a human that inhabited a particular space and lived in a particular time in history without compromising His manhood, His deity, or the nature of God’s Holy Tri – Unity. Why did God use Mary in such a fashion? It is true that Mary was a righteous woman who through faith and obedience submitted herself to God’s Will. But the point was not Mary. The miracle was not Mary. The work was not Mary. It was God. It was the sovereign will of the sovereign God, the I AM, the Self – Existing One, to use Mary in the manner that He pleased.

So, this prayer of Mary shows that you do not have to be special, someone of high degree, birth, or estimation, someone of renown, a “nice good person”, for God to use you to do great things. It doesn’t matter if you are poor. It doesn’t matter if you are handicapped or have mental or emotional problems. It doesn’t matter if you are divorced, or a never – married single mother or father. It doesn’t matter if you have had an abortion, or pushed a woman into getting one. It doesn’t matter if you have a criminal record, or are even in jail right now. No matter what your past, no matter what your present, your future can be with the Lord, and in that future God can use you just as He used Mary: to do great things, mighty things, greater things than Jesus Christ Himself did (John 14:12). All you have to do is abandon any notions of righteousness or goodness inherent in you or anyone else, reject all confidence in human works, and submit. Submit yourself to God and tell Him the same thing that Mary did: Do with me as You will (Luke 1:38). Cast aside the foolish notions of dead works and know that God’s only desire of you is that you believe in Him as He is revealed to you through the scriptures, that you know Him as He shows Himself to you through the scriptures, and that you obey His Will as it is revealed to you through the scriptures. Know this thing and do this thing, and like Mary your soul WILL magnify the Lord. Also, you will be blessed on that great day, the Great White Throne Judgment, when the Son shall testify of you before the Father and the Spirit shall bear witness (see When They Pierced His Side: The Blood And Water Of Jesus Christ) and God tells you well done, calls you His good and faithful servant, and allows you to enter into His rest. If you have not done so already, I invite you to complete The Three Step Salvation Plan so that you might be saved, and the Magnificat Prayer of Mary will also apply to you.


5 Responses to “The Magnificat Prayer Of Mary In Luke 1:46-55”

  1. Eve Russo said

    I’m sorry to disagree with you about Mary.
    Mary had to be without Original Sin in order to carry in her womb, the infant Jesus. The babe she was carrying, could not be in a womb of a sinful soul. That is why God the Father chose Mary, a very young woman, a Virgin, who was without sin, without Original Sin.

    As a Catholic, I will tell you, that we do not worship Mary, we ask her to pray for us “Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen”. Who has better clout to her Son than His Mother. He performed His first miracle because she asked Him to. Remember? She asked him for wine for the Wedding at Cana. It wasn’t even His time yet. But He answered her request.
    So to ask Mary to pray for you to ask her Son for a request, she will do it.

  2. Pamela said

    Thank you, Eve. I could not have said it better, myself. As a Catholic I am glad to see that there are others who are willing to stand up and speak out against the lies told about us.

  3. Eve Russo: “As a Catholic, I will tell you, that we do not worship Mary, we ask her to pray for us …” That is a lie by omission and you know it, for it is commonly known that Catholics pray to Mary. Second, where does scripture say that Jesus Christ could not be born in the womb of a sinful soul? It is nowhere, because it makes no sense. Why? Because scripture later says that Christ took on our sin, bore our sins. So, He was able to take upon Himself the sins of the world and die on a cross but not be carried in the womb of a sinner that needed salvation? Further, and this is a primary problem with Catholics – you fail to separate the FLESH from the SPIRIT. Sin is a condition of the SPIRIT. That was why Jesus Christ rebuked the Pharisees who criticized His disciples for failing to follow their tradition of ritual washing before eating. Of course, Jesus Christ was not promoting bad hygiene or breaking the Mosiac … the Pharisees actually taught that it was literally a sin that God would hold against you on the day of judgment for not washing your hands before eating. (God did give them laws concerning purity and cleanness, but the Pharisees continually expanded it with the teachings and interpretations of rabbis … rabbis have expanded the law of Moses to the point where Jews teach that it is sinful to start a fire on a cold day or to write a check or carry a credit card on the Sabbath.) Christ taught that what comes out of a man (meaning the contents of his spirit) was what defiled him SPIRITUALLY, not what came into his flesh (keeping or refusing to keep manmade laws). So, when Mary carried and gave birth to Jesus Christ, she performed A PHYSICAL TASK ONLY. IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SPIRITUAL REALM. JESUS CHRIST HAD NO CONTACT WITH THE ORIGINAL SIN CONDITION OF MARY’S SPIRIT. Where does it say in scripture that the spirit of Mary and the spirit of Jesus Christ mixed? Where does it say in scripture that it ever happens? If such a thing were possible, then salvation could happen by inheritance, and so could condemnation to the lake of fire. Jesus Christ said specifically that the sins of the father would not be passed on to the son. The only reference to that was in the Old Testament, where God would PHYSICALLY CURSE the seed of the wicked. Even that only meant that they would suffer poverty, torment, humiliation, and death. It did not mean that the spiritual effects of their sin would be passed on. Have you not read the scriptures at all? Did not Adam and Eve, who sinned and suffered spiritual death, give birth to righteous Abel and Seth? Did not wicked Saul give birth to righteous Jonathan? Did not righteous David give birth to wicked Absalom and several other evil children? Jesus Christ never died to save your flesh, He died to save your spirit. It was the lying heretical gnostics and also Christians that were influenced by paganism that claim otherwise. Look, the Romans already had this “goddess” that they called “the eternal virgin”, Venus. Semiramis, Ishtar, Astarte, and Anath were “eternal virgins” in other pagan religions. You should recognize Astarte, because that was the “goddess” whose celebration the Roman Church co – opted for Easter (“Eostre” and “Eastre” are alternate spellings for Astarte). So, when the Roman government took over the Roman church, they sought to compel the pagan Roman citizens to switch to the new religion. How? The same way the Roman Church did whenever it went into a new country: co – opting the religious traditions and rituals that existed. And when you consider that the Roman Empire ruled a very religiously diverse area, the fact that a great many near east and thereabout cultures had prominent “eternal virgin” mythologies, it was a convenient way to unite them by having them all worship one of their most prominent pagan gods through Mary. The explanation that “Jesus Christ could not have been born to a sinful womb” was reverse – engineered to explain her virginity after the fact. How long after the fact? It was not official church doctrine until 1854! The Catholic Church claims that Augustine believed in official sin … THAT IS A LIE! THIS is what Augustine ACTUALLY SAID! “The Church Fathers believed in the Immaculate Conception. St Augustine writes this about Mary: “With the exception of the holy Virgin Mary, in whose case, out of respect for the Lord, I do not wish there to be any further question as far as sin is concerned, since how can we know what great abundance of grace was conferred on her to conquer sin in every way, seeing that she merited to conceive and bear him who certainly had no sin at all?”
    Please, Catholics, come out of this dark deception of lies and acknowledge the truth!

  4. Jessy said

    My beloved is going through lots of tensions and all this is creating problems in our relation. Please pray that things be fine and normal between us. Our relationship be stronger and healthier. Our communication be fine. Please pray for the complete healing of our relationship. May all his negative thoughts go away and he be sincere and committed to me. Please pray for us. Am sure when your prayers will join mine things will be fine. Please pray an intercessory prayer for us. We need your prayers. Am very tensed and sad. Please pray for us.

  5. Isis said

    Why, if asking for forgiveness, do you Catholics ask a priest?? How can a Priest forgive you or rid you from sin? why would you ask Mary to ask Jesus, God himself, to forgive you for your sins? Why wouldn’t you just get down on your Knees and ask God yourselves? Mary can’t forgive you!!! and in the bible it says:

    EXODUS 20:4-6 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

    So why do you guys have all these images of Jesus and Mary?? explain that to me..if no one knows what he looks like??? and Mary is not GOD!!!

    Another question i have for you Catholics is…Why do you people call the pope “Holy Father”?? why do you treat him like a God? NO MAN IN THIS EARTH IS HOLY OR A SAINT. IMPOSSIBLE. The ONLY HOLY is Jesus Christ.

    And about Mary being chosen because Jesus needed to come from a womb that was of no sin or original sin is in the bible. you need to read.

    The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the child born to you will be holy, and He will be called the Son of God. Luke 1:35

    God is HOLY meaning NO Sin, he is pure and clean. How could he be given birth from a siner if he is HOLY?

    Isaiah 7:14,15
    The Lord will choose the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a baby! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel— meaning ‘ God is with us. ’
    By the time this child is old enough to eat curds and honey, he will know enough to choose what is right and reject what is wrong.

    Jesus had to come from NO SIN, that’s why GOD chose a virgin. Because he is HOLY!!!!

    Through God all things are possible. Read Gods Holy word & let the Holy Spirit Guide you to a better understanding of God’s word. As far as Marys husband Joseph. God told him what had taken place & why. And with Josephs faith in the Lord. He accepted Mary as Gods choice to have the Lord Jesus. And after the birth of Jesus. Joseph & Mary went on to have other children their selves. When Mary conceived Jesus, it was by God through the Holy Spirit.

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