Who is My Mother?
In one short story four scriptures long in Mark chapter three 31-35, Jesus is sitting in a house among men and women teaching. Someone said to Him, “Look, your mother and your brothers are outside seeking you.” But He answered them, saying, “Who is my mother, or my brothers?” And the bible tells us, He looked around the room at the multitude of people sitting around Him, and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of God is my brother and my sister and mother. Jesus made it perfectly clear in this statement, that, “Whoever does the will of God is His brother, sister, and mother.”
The bible tells us Mary, the wife of Joseph was the biological mother of Jesus the man, and Jesus often referred to Himself throughout the gospels as the ‘Son of Man’. The Word of God is not a son of man, the Word of God is the only ‘Begotten of the Father’, so Jesus was referring to His physical body as being the Son of Man that Mary gave birth to. The physical body of Jesus, was not God; it was perfect, but it was not God. Stay with me now! Before Jesus came, God’s Sprit lived in a stone temple; the temple was holy because God lived in it, but the temple was not God. It was made of stone and stationed in a fixed location. The body of man is made of flesh and is somewhat mobile but it is fixed in its location in that it cannot leave earth of its own accord, but the Spirit of God who lives in it and makes it holy, is not limited. He could leave the stone temple when He wanted to, and He can leave our physical body when He so desires. So neither the stone temple or our physical body can be God. They can be indwelt by God, but they are not God themselves. They become holy when God who is holy takes up residence in them, other than that, they are nothing but flesh and stone.
John 1:14 tells us, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” What is the Apostle John telling us in this scripture? Turn to the epistle called 1 John and read chapter one to find out. These scriptures are pretty clear; Mary gave birth to the physical body that God took upon Himself, but God Fathered His Word who indwelt the body of the baby Mary gave birth to.
The physical body of Jesus was the sacrificial lamb God sacrificed to give man the right to be healed of all of his diseases. The crown of thorns that was placed upon His head was for our soundness of mind, and the blood Jesus shed was for the remission of our sins, and Jesus lived poor so that we might be made rich. The Word of God that lived inside the body of Jesus went into hell and set the captives free, purchased our redemption and took the keys to death, hell, and the grave away from Satan. The body of Jesus was buried in a tomb which the Word of God came back to after meeting the Fathers requirements for the sins of man in hell. He took upon Himself once again the body of Jesus complete with the nail holes in the hands and feet, and the spear wound in the side before presenting Himself to the women at the tomb and to His disciples to show them He was alive and would be alive forevermore. When He returns in [Revelation 19:11], His vesture will be soaked in the blood of Jesus, the Sacrificial Lamb, who was the physical body the Word of God lived in while He was on earth walking among men, but He will not be returning as Jesus the man, He will return as the Word of God, the KING OF KINGS, AND THE LORD OF LORDS, whom He has always been and will always be.
So when Jesus said whoever does the will of God are my brothers and sisters and mother; He meant those of us who have been born again and are doing the will of God are His brothers, and sisters and mother. Mary was the mother of Jesus the man, she was not the mother of God. The Christ/the Word of God/the Savior/who lived inside the body of Jesus had no mother, but He had a Father, and He is the Almighty God, I AM.
A whole religion numbering into the millions has been built upon worshipping the mother who gave birth to the temple that the Son of God lived in. That isn’t any different than worhsipping the people who built the stone temple in Jerusalem in which God lived. The men who built the stone temple couldn’t save Israel from their destruction, and Mary, the one who gave birth to the temple of the Word of God can’t save anyone from their destruction, only the Word of God who lived in that temple and who went to hell for the sins of man can save a person from hell and guarantee them heaven. Hence the name Christ Jesus, or the Savior who lives in a physical body; He saves. DThrash