By Theodore Shoebat
Mary will urge Christ to unsheathe His heavenly sword, to lead “the armies of the living God” (1 Samuel 17:26), and destroy the forces of the Antichrist.
How can one make such a conclusion? I will make this conclusion all through Scripture and nothing else. I understand that nearly every discussion on Mary provokes tension, but in order to answer this question we must put aside our prejudices and look through what the Scriptures say about Mary, and the particular verses both foreshadowing and pertaining to her.
The first story we will read is the Wedding at Cana. It was at this festival where Christ began His divinely destined ministry, by making the water into wine. But Christ did not arise and do this miracle, until His mother told Him to do so. When she said to her Son, “They have no wine” (John 2:3), Christ told her, “Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.” (John 2:4) Christ did not say this to chide her, rather He told her that the hour of His Passion has not yet come. But what does wine have to do with Christ’s passion? Wine is symbolic of blood and death, thus why Christ tells His Father, “let this cup pass from me” (Matthew 26:39), and to Peter He says, “Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me” (John 18:11). The cup is pictorially sublime, being filled with wine, that is, suffering and anguish.
Now, In order for wine to be made, grapes must first be crushed and squeezed under a winepress, and this is symbolic of the shedding of human blood in war, and it is this very imagery that God uses when describing the victory over His enemies. For in Lamentations we read:
The Lord hath trodden under foot all my mighty men in the midst of me: he hath called an assembly against me to crush my young men: the Lord hath trodden the virgin, the daughter of Judah, as in a winepress. (Lamentations 1:5)
Thus, we know that the wine Christ made from the water represents blood, fury and slaughter. But what of the water? Water is symbolic of nations, of peoples. Hence the angel tells John,
The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. (Revelation 17:15)
Therefore, Christ changing the water into wine is a prophetic moment, foreshadowing His return in which He will slaughter entire nations and people. The Wedding at Cana is greatly correlated by God, through Moses, turning the waters of Egypt into blood:
and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood. (Exodus 7:20)
Christ transforming the water into wine and God turning Egypt’s waters into blood, both ultimately prophesy the Second Coming of Christ in which He will turn nations of the Antichrist (the seas) into blood (wine).
Even the day upon which the Wedding at Cana took place is significant and connects to Christ’s battle in His Second Coming. St. John tells us, “And the third day there was a marriage at Cana” (John 2:1), and this foreshadows what the prophet Hosea declared:
Come and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. (Hosea 6:1-2)
A day is as a thousand years, and “the third day” is after an approximate of two thousand years after the Resurrection. This verse of Hosea is speaking of Christ’s second coming, “in the third day” in which “we shall live in his sight”, and be in His presence. Just as on “the third day there was a marriage at Cana” in which Christ made water into wine, on the “third day” of Hosea there will be The Marriage Supper of the Lamb in which Christ will shed the waters of Satan’s armies into blood as grapes are crushed for wine. Let us read St. John:
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords. And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. (Revelation 19:7-18)
The Wedding at Cana is a simple story that beautifully signifies the greatest and most desired of military victories. It is a story that foretells a war. It is a most transcendent moment in which justice conquering evil is illustrated by water turning into wine.
Christ turning the water into wine foretells how He will shed the blood of His enemies, the Muslims, as grapes are crushed under the winepress, for He told Isaiah:
Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat? I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. (Isaiah 63:1-3)
Christ comes from Edom (Arabia) stained in blood as though He was covered in wine, that is, blood, foretelling how the Messiah destroys Saudi Arabia, the motherland of Islam, the religion of the Antichrist (see Dedan and Teman in Ezekiel 25:13)
The angel told John, “The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues” (Revelation 17:15), and it is these waters (nations) which Christ will turn into wine, that is, a great slaughter, for as John recounted with his heavenly eyes:
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. (Revelation 19:11-15)
Therefore, when Christ turned the water into wine, it was a prophetic symbol of Him crushing his enemies and shedding their blood. But who was it that told Christ to make the wine? It was His mother, Mary. It was she who told Christ, “They have no wine”; she who brought the servants and ordered them, “Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.” And it was Christ Who obeyed His mother’s order to make wine, a symbolic moment fortelling of His future wrath and slaughter of the hordes of Antichrist.
It was Mary who told Jesus to make wine, just as it was Deborah who told Barak to war against the Canaanites, saying, “Hath not the Lord God of Israel commanded, saying, Go and draw toward mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun?” (Judges 4:6)
And after Deborah told him this, Barak said, “If thou wilt go with me, then I will go: but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go.” (Judges 4:8) And so Deborah accompanied Barak in the war against the pagans, just as Mary accompanied Christ in His making the water into wine.
It is the seed of Mary that shall crush the head of the Serpent (Genesis 3:15), just as the woman Jael hammered her nail into Sisera’s head, as Deborah sang:
She put her hand to the nail, and her right hand to the workmen’s hammer; and with the hammer she smote Sisera, she smote off his head, when she had pierced and stricken through his temples. At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay down: at her feet he bowed, he fell: where he bowed, there he fell down dead.(Judges 5:26)
It was Jael of whom Deborah sang,
Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent. (Judges 5:24)
And it was Mary of whom God praised, with very similar words, through the angel Gabriel:
Hail, thou art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed are thou among women. (Luke 28)
It was Jael’s nail that crushed the head of Sisera, and it is the fruit of Mary’s womb that crushes the head of Satan. And just as Deborah praises Jael hammering her nail into Sisera’s head, and calls her “blessed above women”, so does Elizabeth praise the fruit of Mary’s womb, that shall crush the serpent’s head, and calls her blessed above women:
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. (Luke 1:42)
Mary told Christ to make wine in a wedding, and Esther told the king to kill Haman “at the banquet of wine.” (Esther 7:2)
As Christ “treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath” (Revelation 19:15) to defeat the Antichrist, Esther’s husband the king, “arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath” (Esther 7:7) came out and had Haman, a precursor to the Antichrist, executed (Esther 7:10).
All of these women of the Old Testament connect perfectly with Mary, and all are involved in leading warriors to kill God’s enemies, and participate in the victory. The king killed Haman, but Esther exhorted the killing, and was with him when the enemy was killed. Barak defeated the Canaanites, but Deborah urged him to commence the war, and was with him in the holy fray. Christ made wine, but Mary told Him to make wine, and was present when He did so.
With all of these parallels and connections, the argument is made that in the time of the Apocalypse, the ultimate fulfillment of the Wedding at Cana shall be fulfilled, and the waters of the enemy will be ready to be turned into blood.
Just as Esther, in her request to bring justice upon Haman, told the king, “we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish” (Esther 7:4), Mary will plead the case of the suffering and persecuted saints to her Son the King of Heaven, to unsheathe His sword, commence the final battle against the Antichrist, and make blood out of the sea of nations belonging to Satan.
One may argue that this is wrong since Christ does the will of the Father, and not that of Mary. While it is true that Christ does the will of the Father, it cannot be simply rejected that the Father can command His will to His son through Mary, just as He did in the Wedding at Cana.
One cannot simply remove Mary from the end times, or from participation in the victory over Antichrist, just as you cannot remove Esther from participation in the killing of Haman, nor Deborah in the vanquishing of the Canaanites. God tells the Serpent in the garden:
“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” (3:15)
Satan has hatred toward Mary, because it is her seed that crushes his head. Therefore, she is involved in the war against Satan. St. John witnessed “a great sign in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under the feet,” (Revelation 12:1), the moon is the crescent moon of Islam, and she steps on it, just as her seed crushes the head of the Serpent.
St. John saw how “she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron” (Revelation 12:5), this is no doubt Christ, and therefore is this woman John speaks of Mary. While the woman is both redeemed Israel and the Church, it is also true that this is Mary, since she brought forth the Messiah, just as Israel brought forth the Messiah. Satan hates the woman, and makes war against her and her seed, or the Church, as John says,
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. (Revelation 12:17)
Mary gives birth to Christ, and thus to the Church with which Christ identifies Himself, for He told Saul, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” (Acts 9:4)
Therefore, “the remnant of her seed” is the Church. Satan hates the Church, he hates Christ, and thus he hates Mary. Because of this enmity, Satan’s attacks are not just against Christ and His Church, but against His mother. Therefore, Mary is involved in the war against Satan and his corrupt seed, the Antichrist.
When Christ returns to tread “the winepress of the fierceness and wrath” in the Marriage Festival of the Lamb, Mary will be with Him, just as she was with Him when He made wine at the marriage festival of Cana. While this assertion provokes objection, we cannot forget what the prophet Zechariah declared, “the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.” (Zechariah 14:5) All of the saints means both those on earth and those in Heaven, for God “is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living” (Mark 12:27), Moses died and yet still talked with Christ on the mountain (Matthew 17), and even after Samuel died he still visited king Saul (1 Samuel 28).
Moreover, John saw how “the armies which were in heaven followed him [Christ] upon white horses” (Revelation 19:4), and Mary most definitely is amongst this army going to earth to do battle with the Antichrist. Mary, then, will emphatically be with Christ, and add to this the fact that she brought forth God in the flesh, and furthermore the stories of Deborah and Esther in conjunction with the Wedding at Cana, and we know that she will be with Christ in a very high position.
Additionally, in ancient Israel the mother of the king was the queen, and so thus is Mary the queen, accompanying the King in His battles.
During the Crusades, it was said by a French monk that “the soldiers of Christ marched out against the acolytes of the Antichrist,” (Robert the Monk, Historia Iherosolimitana, 6.8, trans. Carol Sweetenham), the same will happen in the end, but this time it will be God in the flesh leading forth His armies into the ultimate victory over the Father of Lies and the one who “was a murderer from the beginning” (John 8:44) and He shall fight alongside His mother, “terrible as an army with banners.” (Song of Songs 6:4)
ADDITION: For all the people who don’t like my article on how Mary will tell Christ to commence the war, this is what I have to say: Every time I say I don’t believe in woman pastors, there is always some feminist Christian wretch who brings up “Deborah!” as though every woman hireling pastor is going to help lead wars. I write the most pro-woman article in the world, that a woman will tell God Himself to go to war against Satan, and everyone is giving me their empty complaints with no consideration for any of the verses I referenced.
You use Deborah and Esther to support your rebelliousness, and nothing more.
You treat Mary as Muslims treat their women: just “vassals” to bring in children, taking no care for the fact that the Child Who Mary bore was God, just as the Ark of the Covenant housed God.