The visitation: proof that Jesus is God PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 August 2015 14:17

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit…” (Luke 1:41, the Holy Bible).

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THE MEANING OF THE VISITATION OF ELIZABETH BY MARY: After Mary was told by the angel Gabriel that she would be conceiving and giving birth to a baby boy by the power of the Holy Spirit, believers would find her rushing to the house of her cousin, Elizabeth, the wife of Zechariah.

The Catholic Church would call this the “visitation”, but the Anak ng Diyos Kadugo Ni Kristo (Children of God Blood Kin of the Christ) Church would like to see this event as yet another confirmation that the baby boy Mary was conceiving and giving birth to, and who would be named “Jesus”, was no other than our  “Mighty God, Everlasting Father” (see Isaiah 7:14 and 9:6, Luke 1:26-38 and Matthew 1:18-25).

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MARY WANTED TO SEE THE SIGN PROCLAIMED BY THE ANGEL: Indeed, why did Mary want to go to the house of Elizabeth and Zechariah? She did it to see for herself whether one of the signs given to her by Gabriel—that Elizabeth, who was already too old and too barren to have any baby, was indeed pregnant —was true.

Mary got her sign, and more! For when she reached the house of Elizabeth and Zechariah, Elizabeth not only cried out to her, after hearing Mary’s greeting, “… why should the mother of my Lord come to me?” Elizabeth confessed, too, that she was really pregnant, and that the child she was bearing was, like her, filled with the Holy Spirit, just by hearing Mary’s voice.

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THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND MARY: In fact, the child in Elizabeth’s womb “leaped for joy”. Elizabeth then proclaimed Mary as the most blessed of all women, in much the same way that the child she would bear, even if she was still a virgin at that time, was also blessed.

It should be noted that, at that precise moment, Mary wasn’t even pregnant yet, but Elizabeth was already referring to her as the “mother of my Lord”. How could she, Elizabeth, have known that Mary was going to be a mother, much less the mother of her Lord? It was through the power of the Holy Spirit, of course.

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THE PROPHECY ABOUT JOHN THE BAPTIST: It must be remembered, at this point, that even the birth of the baby that Elizabeth was carrying in her womb, who was to be named “John” and, in his later life, “John the Baptist”, was announced by the angel Gabriel. In Luke 1:5-25 of the Bible, Gabriel is shown to have informed Zechariah, Elizabeth’s husband and John’s father, that Elizabeth would become pregnant.

This announcement of John’s birth is important, too, not only because it was made by the same angel of God who went to talk to Mary and announced she was chosen to be the vessel of God in coming to earth, but more so because it was a fulfillment likewise of the prophecy made by the prophet Isaiah (see Isaiah 40:3).

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BIBLICAL PROOF THAT JESUS IS GOD: Truly, there is plenty of evidence that could be found in the Bible attesting to the fact that Jesus is the God and Savior who would assume human form and come to earth, to save His people from the perdition of their sins. Mary’s visiting Elizabeth is just one of them.

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