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The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary



"The New Testament lies hidden in the Old and the Old Testament is revealed in the new."
Saint Augustine. 354-430 A.D.
By using a study technique called
typology, the Old Testament can be seen to reveal key elements of the 'hidden' New Testament.
Let us explore the Old Testament by using this technique...



Old Testament types point to New Testament realities...

How many wives did the Kings of the Old Testament have?

2Samuel 5:13, King David:
" And David took more concubines and wives of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron: and there were born to David other sons also and daughters:"

1Kings 11:1, King Solomon: 
"And king Solomon loved many strange women, besides the daughter of Pharao, and women of Moab, and of Ammon, and of Edom, and of Sidon, and of the Hethites:"
1Kings 11:3, King Solomon: 
"He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart."

So the answer to the question of "How many wives...", is that Kings of the Old Testament had many wives.

Which of the Kings wives was the Queen?
The answer to that question is none of the Kings wives were Queens.

Queens of the Old Testament were the mothers of the Kings, not the wives, as we shall see...


First the Old Testament types...

Here is Bathsheba as the wife of King David:
1Kings 1:16,
"Bathsheba bowed herself, and worshipped the king. And the king said to her: What is thy will?"
See? Bathsheba, who was just one of King David's wives, bowed to her husband. She was subordinate to him.

Here is Bathsheba again later, but as the mother of King Solomon (2Samuel 12:24) :
1Kings 2:19,
"So Bathsheba went to King Solomon, to speak to him on behalf of Adonijah. And the king rose to meet her, and bowed down to her; then he sat on his throne, and had a seat brought for the king's mother; and she sat on his right."
Here King Solomon honored his mother by bowing to her. It was a gesture of honor from the King to his Queen mother.
Since the King of Kings gave us the Ten Commandments don't you think He abides by the fourth commandment, "Honor thy father and thy mother" (Exodus 20:12)?
Since Jesus honors His mother, can we do less? Aren't we commanded to 'take up our cross and follow Him'?:
Matthew 16:24,
"Then Jesus said to his disciples: "
If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me"."
Jesus also warned us in:
Matthew 10:38,
"And he that taketh not up his cross, and followeth me, is not worthy of me."
Those are pretty strong words from the King of Kings.

Also in 1Kings 2:19, by sitting on the right side of the King, the Queen mother was a symbol of
authority.
Since the Blessed Virgin Mary is the mother of the King of Kings, doesn't that make her the Queen Mother?

1Kings 2:20
Then she said, "I have one small request to make of you; do not refuse me."
And the king said to her, "Make your request, my mother; for I will not refuse you." 
The King will not refuse a request from his mother.

Now for a New Testament reality (
antitype)...
In the same manner, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords (1Timothy 6:15), will not refuse a request from His mother (John 2:1-10).



"My Lord" is a title of royalty:
1Samuel 24:8, "And David also rose up after him: and going out of the cave, cried after Saul, saying: my lord the king. And Saul looked behind him: and David bowing himself down to the ground, worshipped,"
1Samuel 25:25, "Let not my lord the king...,"
1Samuel 26:17, "And Saul knew David's voice, and said: Is this thy voice, my son David? And David said: It is my voice, my lord the king."
1Samuel 26:19, "Now therefore hear, I pray thee, my lord the king, the words of thy servant."
2Samuel 3:21, "And Abner said to David: I will rise, that I may gather all Israel unto thee my lord the king,"
2Samuel 24:20-21, "And Areuna looked, and saw the king and his servants coming towards him: 
And going out he worshipped the king, bowing with his face to the earth, and said: Wherefore is my lord the king come to his servant? And David said to him: To buy the thrashing floor of thee, and build an altar to the Lord, that the plague, which rageth among the people, may cease."

Next we see a New Testament reality regarding "My Lord the King"...
Luke 1:41-45,
"And it came to pass that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. And she cried out with a loud voice and said: Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
And whence is this to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed art thou that hast believed, because those things shall be accomplished that were spoken to thee by the Lord."

Why did the infant (John the Baptist) leap in the womb of Elizabeth?
Because he sensed the presence of GOD in the womb of Mary.

What prompted Elizabeth to say, "Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb"?
It was because since she was "filled with the Holy Spirit", the Spirit prompted her.

When Elizabeth had said, "And whence is this to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me",
she knew that Mary was the Queen Mother and was carrying the King of Kings in her womb.

Thus, I have shown that the Blessed Virgin Mary is entitled to be called the Queen of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords,
and that is the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Here is another New Testament reality regarding "My Lord the King"...
John 18:36-37,
" Jesus answered: My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would certainly strive that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now my kingdom is not from hence. Pilate therefore said to him: Art thou a king then? Jesus answered: Thou sayest that I am a king. For this was I born, and for this came I into the world; that I should give testimony to the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice."
Again, since the Blessed Virgin Mary is the mother of the King of Kings, doesn't that makes her the Queen Mother?


The Queen Mother shared authority with the King. Remember, the Queen sat at the right hand of the King:
Jeremiah 13:18-21,
"Say to the king and the queen mother: "Take a lowly seat, for your beautiful crown has come down from your head. 
The cities of the Negeb are shut up, with none to open them; all Judah is taken into exile, wholly taken into exile. 
Lift up your eyes and see those who come from the north. Where is the flock that was given you, your beautiful flock? 
What will you say when they set as head over you those whom you yourself have taught to be friends to you? Will not pangs take hold of you, like those of a woman in travail?"


The King received instruction from his Queen Mother:
Proverbs 31:1-9,
" The words of Lemuel, king of Massa, which his mother taught him:
What, my son? What, son of my womb? What, son of my vows?
Give not your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings.
It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to desire strong drink
lest they drink and forget what has been decreed, and pervert the rights of all the afflicted.
Give strong drink to him who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress;
let them drink and forget their poverty, and remember their misery no more.
Open your mouth for the dumb, for the rights of all who are left desolate.
Open your mouth, judge righteously, maintain the rights of the poor and needy."

The New Testament reality regarding the Queen Mother's instructions to the King of Kings...
Luke 2:51, 
"And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was subject to them. And his mother kept all these words in her heart."
Now, didn't His mother teach Him in all things that mothers normally teach to their children as they grow up?
Remember, He was with His mother for the first thirty years of His life (Luke 3:23) until He began His ministry.


Here is yet another New Testament reality:

Revelation 11:19,
"And the temple of God was opened in heaven: and the ark of his covenant was seen in his temple. And there were lightnings and voices and an earthquake and great hail." 
Is this 'ark of his covenant' the same wooden box that was carried about by the Hebrews?
No, that Ark was hidden by Jeremiah in Mount Nebo (2Maccabees 2:4-8).
Jeremiah 3:16,
"And when you shall be multiplied, and increase in the land in those days, saith the Lord, they shall say no more: The ark of the covenant of the Lord: neither shall it come upon the heart, neither shall they remember it, neither shall it be visited, neither shall that be done any more."
The Jews and many others have been trying to find it for many years.
Is there anything man-made in Heaven? Well there are the five wounds of Jesus but that is all.
The new Ark of the Covenant is what was seen in Heaven. The New Ark carried the realities of what the wooden ark symbolized in the Old Testament.
Revelation 12:1,
"And a great sign appeared in heaven:
A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars."
The first word of that verse, 'And', is a conjunction that ties Revelation 12:1 to 11:19.
Given the fact that the Book of Revelation is highly symbolic, the 'woman' mentioned here can be considered symbolic of the Church, the twelve Apostles or the twelve tribes of the Old Testament. However, it cannot be denied that the context of Revelation 12:1-7 shows that the woman is also the mother of Jesus the Christ. The proof is in the fact that there are four persons mentioned in the context.
There is:
1. A woman. (12:1) 
2. A great red dragon. (12:3) The dragon is Satan as shown in 12:9.
3. A male child who is to rule all nations. (12:5) This is obviously Jesus the Christ.
4. Michael the Archangel. (12:7) The naming of him is self explanatory.

Since three of the four persons are clearly identified,
the context demands that the fourth person be identified as well. She could be none other than the Queen Mother of Jesus (12:5).
Not only that, but more evidence that she is a Queen is the fact that she is described as wearing a crown of twelve stars
The wearing of a Crown is symbolic of Kings and Queens.

Clearly, the Mother of Jesus is a Queen and is therefore entitled to the reverence and honor due to a Queen.




Compiled by Bob Stanley, March 21, 2007
Many thanks to Dr Edward Sri for his insights.


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