Apostle John Eckhardt on the Queen of Heaven [WATCH]
This is an EXCELLENT excerpt on a teaching exposing the Queen of Heaven by Apostle John Eckhardt! I stumbled upon it quite by accident, but I'm SO happy I did! It's confirmed many of the things that I've been sharing with you all in my blog over the past year and a half. In it, he specifically exposes the Queen of Heaven worship found in the Catholic Church via Mary Worship.
A couple pointers:
(I originally started writing this as a Facebook post, but I realised it’d be much better off as a blogpost and Lord knows it’s long enough! lol Enjoy!)
Mary Is NOT a Virgin.
Sure she was when she was overshadowed by the Holy Spirit and conceived Jesus, but after giving birth to our Saviour, she eventually had sex with her husband, Joseph, and they went on to provide Jesus with half-brothers and half-sisters (Matt. 12:46-47, 13:55; John 2:12, 7:1-9; Acts 1:14)
Mary Needed a Saviour Just Like You and Me.
She was a human vessel with a great destiny, just like you and me. It just so happened that her destiny was to bear the Son of God. But Mary knew her place and never forgot it. I believe she would grieved if she came to earth today and saw the countless souls decided through the Catholic Church and other "cults of Christianity" that deify her. In her Magnificat, Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant..." (Luke 1:46-48). Now does that sound like a deity or someone accepting worship from other human beings to you?
Mary Was Not Without Sin.
Again, in Luke 1:47, she specifically identifies her "Saviour." Now what need would she have of a saviour if she had already figured out how to make herself perfect? If Mary were truly "immaculate," then there would have been no need for Jesus to put on human flesh, die on the Cross, and be risen again for our redemption. (Enter Humanism and New Age.) In fact, that would actually eliminate Mary's role in the grand scheme of things. No need for a Saviour, no need for Mary. The idea of Mary's sinlessness is a rejection of the power and necessity of the Cross and Resurrection.
Mary is NOT a Deity or Semi-Deity in Heaven.
There are only two thrones assigned to deities in Scripture: The Throne of God (Jehovah) the presumed throne of Christ who is seated at the right hand of the Father (Psalm 45:6, 47:8; Acts 2:32-33). Even Holy Spirit doesn't have his own throne to our knowledge. (Probably because He is enthroned in our hearts as the fulfillment of the promise of the Divine Paraclete. See John 14:15-18.) Angels have thrones because Lucifer had one pre-fall and declared he'd exalt his above that of all the other angels (Isa.14:13). But Mary ain't got no throne! Mary, a Believer like you and me, is seated in heavenly places IN CHRIST like the saints who've gone on before us, and like we are and will be (Eph. 2:6). Mary has a crown, I'm sure because the four and twenty elders have crowns too, but guess what they do with theirs? They cast their crowns at the feet of Him who is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Rev. 4:4, 9-11). Certain Believers will have crowns according to their godly, earthly accomplishments (Prov. 4:9, 14:18; I Cor. 9:25; II Tim. 4:8; James 1:12, 1:17; Rev. 2:10, 3:11). These crowns are crowns of godly achievement; they do not indicate deity. And not one Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation speaks of Mary being worshiped. The only "queen" receiving worship in Scripture is the Queen of Heaven, the pagan goddess Asherah, and she will only reign for so long before she is knocked off her throne forever (Jer. 7:18, 44:15-29; Rev. 17-18).
Also, it should go without saying, but I’ll write it anyway: if Mary is not a deity, then she is most certainly NOT a member of the Holy Trinity. Now the Catholic Church does not espouse this, but some religions do. It should also be stated that Mary is not, in the order of beings, placed “a little below” the Divine Godhead whilst being simultaneously “a little above” all of us “mere mortals.” She’s a mere mortal like the rest of us. And like the others who serve and die faithfully, she has entered into the joy of the Lord (Matt. 25:21).
Mary Does NOT Receive Anyone’s Prayers.
This is a great deception, yet easily remedied. How? With more Scripture. Under the old covenant (the Mosaic Law), man needed to go through the High Priest to have his sins forgiven and his petitions made known to God. But when Jesus died on the cross and the veil separating the Holy of Holies from the rest of the populace was rent in two, Christ became the only needed Mediator between God and man (I Tim. 2:5). Not Mary. Not the prophets. Not the apostles. Not any other saints, past, present or future. I don’t care how many supposed miracles a person is said to have performed on earth by the power of God (or other means…), they are not able to forgive your sins or answer your prayers. Only the Christ, the son of the Living God. Through salvation and the sonship that inevitably comes with it, we are emboldened to come before the Throne of Grace and speak to God Almighty for ourselves, in the name of His precious Son Jesus (Heb. 4:16; John 14:13-14, John 15:16, John 16:23-27). Mary needed her prayers answered by a mediator like everyone else.
While many religions since the Tower of Babel have and do worship the Queen of Heaven by various names, I would wager that where there is Catholicism, Mormonism, or any other major religion that is dense in a particular geographic area, there is also a proven history of UFO sightings. Think about in North and Southwestern America where Mormonism is thriving in various branches: that is also where we see very high levels of UFO activity. Look at Central and South America: wherever there is a UFO sighting a new shrine to “Our Lady of [fill in the blank] is erected and the Catholics flock there. I haven’t proven this yet, but I’m sure I will eventually.
The Queen of Heaven, like Baal, is extremely subtle as far as her various aliases are concerned. But just as a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, so the Queen of Heaven of any other name is still one of the most ancient demonic princes. And in fact, I look forward to the days of Revelation 17-19 when she, that great Whore of Babylon, falls finally, forever. Only after that will the Beast be defeated, the False Prophet felled, and both of them along with Satan cast into the Lake of Fire for all eternity. And then, the New Heaven and the New Earth!
Come Lord Jesus, come!