Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~





REVELATION:  While studying Maryís life the Lord revealed to me what it must have been like to be so highly favored with Godís promise, and then to be rebuked three times by her promised son.  He revealed to me that what Mary went through, we all go through as we walk out our promises.  When we receive the promises of God in our life, it is the Word of God.  The Word of God guarantees that it pierces in order to divide between the soul and the spirit. 


Heb 4:12-13 - For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.


As we walk through this revelation, we see that the foundation of Maryís name meant rebellion and bitterness.  She, like the rest of us had some issues in her soul nature that needed separating, cleansed and consecrated to God. 


We see that Mary was given a prophesy by Simeon that her soul would be pierced.  I believe that Maryís soul was pierced 4 times.  Three times when her Son rebuked her and the last time at the cross when she had no choice but to yield all to the Sovereign will of God.






[quote] Maria

NT:3137 Maria (mar-ee'-ah); or Mariam (mar-ee-am'); of Hebrew origin {OT:4813}; Maria or Mariam (i.e. Mirjam), the name of six Christian females:

KJV - Mary.


Miryam Ė who spoke against her brother Mosesí

Num 12:16

Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses


OT:4813 Miryam (meer-yawm'); from OT:4805; rebelliously; Mirjam, the name of two Israelitesses:

KJV - Miriam.



OT:4805 meriy (mer-ee'); from OT:4784; bitterness, i.e. (figuratively) rebellion; concretely, bitter, or rebellious:

KJV - bitter, (most) rebel (-lion, -lious).  [/quote]



The process of cleansing Maryís soul

When God gives us promises, it is always for our good.  He cleanses our souls in the process of possessing our promises in order that we can become like Jesus in the process.




SIMEONíS PROPHESY Ė A Sword Shall Pierce Your Soul

Luke 2:38  Now when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord  23(as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every male who opens the womb shall be called holy to the LORD"),   24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, "A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons."  

And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. 27 So he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law, 28 he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said:

29 "Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, According to Your word; 30 For my eyes have seen Your salvation 31 Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, 32 A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel." 33 And Joseph and His mother marveled at those things which were spoken of Him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother,  "Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against 35 (yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."





Each time is a cleansing for her soul.  Each time it pierces her soul.



Luke 2:41-50

His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. 42 And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. 43 When they had finished the days, as they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem. And Joseph and His mother did not know it;  44 but supposing Him to have been in the company, they went a day's journey, and sought Him among their relatives and acquaintances. 45 So when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him. 46 Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. 47 And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers. 48 So when they saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him,  "Son, why have You done this to us? Look, Your father and I have sought You anxiously." 49 And He said to them, "Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father's business ?"  50 But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them.


Jesus rebuked her.  As a mother, this pierced her heart and her soul. 


What was in her soul that needed piercing and separated?


       Maryís name meant bitterness and rebellion.


       She needed to relinquish personal rights to control the promise and yielding her will to Godís authority.




Some questions from our promise:


       Why did you seek me out?  Why are you wildly running after the promise as though it was being stolen or running away or lost?


       Let go of worry, fear and anxiety when it looks like you have lost your promise.  Who gave the promise?  Is He faithful?


       Dont you know that your promise is Godís business?






Mark 3:31-35  Then His brothers and His mother came, and standing outside they sent to Him, calling Him. 32 And a multitude was sitting around Him; and they said to Him,  "Look, Your mother and Your brothers are outside seeking You." 33 But He answered them, saying, "Who is My mother, or My brothers?"  34 And He looked around in a circle at those who sat about Him, and said, "Here are My mother and My brothers!  35 For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother." 



Jesus rebuked her again and this pierced her soul.  What was pierced?


       As a public figure, one honored and revered for her position, this pierced her pride, her rights to be positioned with honor. 


       As one standing on the outside, this pierced her soul in feeling isolated, abandoned and wanting to be in among the closeness of relationship.


       As a mother, this pierced her soul wanting to make demands on His time when He was ministering and doing what His Father called him to do. 




This was a double whammy from when she was PG:


       At first, she lost honor due to being PG before she wed and she was feeling shame.


       She was blackballed and on the outside, feeling isolated and abandoned, alone from the life she knew.


       She raised Jesus on an intimate personal level, she knew Who He was, and what He could do.  Suddenly she is giving her promise to the crowds.




What did she need to yield to God? 


       Pride and shame. 


       The need for recognition. 


       The need to belong and be a part of the crowd.


       Her need for relationship when it conflicted with Godís purpose for that promise.



QUICKENED THOUGHT:  Our circumstances do not label us and do not identify who we are.  Just like Mary when she carried Jesusí seed, she had to overcome shame.   The fact that she was not married was absolutely vital to Godís purpose. 


There are times when God slays us and it is vital to our journey that we die to self.





John 2:1-5  On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. 3 And when they ran out of wine , the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine ."  4 Jesus said to her,  "Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come." 5 His mother said to the servants, "Whatever He says to you, do it."



Jesus rebuked her a 3rd time. 


       She knew exactly what Jesus could do and she believed it was time to go public with it.


       She had to yield her sense of timing to Godís timing. 


       She had to yield her sense of HOW to go forth in the promise because that was also Godís choice, not hers.





John 19:37  Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, "Woman, behold your son!"  27 Then He said to the disciple, "Behold your mother!" And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home. 

After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, "I thirst!"  29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. 30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. 32 Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him. 33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. 34 But  one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.  35 And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe. 36 For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, "Not one of His bones shall be broken."   37 And again another Scripture says, "They shall look on Him whom they pierced."  



Zech 12:10-11

"And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; [red color] then they will look on Me whom they pierced . Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn. 11 In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.


Rev 1:7

Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, 6 and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.  7  Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him.  And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.




Maryís final piercing


       She had suffered personal losses for carrying this promise.


       She had sacrificed to invest into the promise.


       She had believed God and not let go of her faith in His Word.


       But the final piercing was the ultimate death of her expectations on how the prophesies would be fulfilled. 


       When God speaks a promise, ultimately it will be fulfilled His way, His time and for His good purpose.




The Lord asks us all, When He returns, will He find faith? 


Mary swallowed a very bitter pill.  But  when she released her will as a Mother, as a most favored daughter of God, she released her very nature to rebel against authority (as Miriam did) and submit her will to her Fatherís will, just as her Son did. 


       Her faith was not lost.

       She was adopted by Jesusí most favorite, tender and intimate disciple. 


       She was at the tomb even after death, she was with the disciples as they waited and she stayed with the people of God.


In Mary, we see the human saga of being highly favored to carry Godís seed, suffering great shame, releasing her soul needs to Godís will and care, and finally yielding her rebellious nature to Godís Sovereign authority. 


In the end, what she conceived, birthed and grew up has reached the entire world and the world to come with the good news of her promised Son, Jesus Christ Who is Lord and King of Kings. 



Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandyís book, ď101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.Ē  Website:    Email:  







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