We will work through Scripture to ascertain when Mary became immaculate.so we note that Scripture states
Blessed art thou
It is further satisfying for Mary's children that the Archangel said blessed art thou among women.
And that Elizabeth repeated this, in Luke:- 49 1 42 And she cried out with a loud voice, and said: Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
Elizabeth added blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
that the blessedness of the Son
is like that of the Mother.
It is further noteworthy that Mary's Fullness of Grace is also used in relation to Jesus Himself in John:- 50 1 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth.not excluding Eve.
How wonderful is that?
But that's not all. No, Scripture states Blessed art thou among women.
Now, this means all women, does it not? Indeed, it probably means all humans with the exception of Jesus Himself. Nevertheless, it certainly means all women,
How can this be, And this,
since Eve was created immaculate?
How can Mary be superior in immaculateness then Eve?
before The Holy Spirit came upon her!
Before she became Mother of The Christ!
It is yet another proof that, at the coming of the Archangel, Mary was immaculate, and points directly to the fact that Mary was conceived immaculate, just as Eve was created immaculate--the difference being that Mary retained her immaculateness and went on to even greater sanctity.We clearly perceive here
Mary represents all creation.
Now, when Mary answered the Archangel, she first made it clear to him, that she is, and had intended to remain, a virgin.
49 1 34 And Mary said to the angel: How shall this be done, because I know not man? (Luke)
When the Archangel explained that He Who was to born of her would be by the overshadowing of The Eternal-spirit (thereby making Mary the spouse of The Spirit) we then read:
49 1 38 And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word. (Luke)
Note that The Almighty did not ask the people of the world to co-operate with The Almighty in His entry into creation!
He did not seek a vote of the people.
The Almighty did not seek the co-operation of the emperors and kings and leaders of the world!
The Almighty did not consult with the Pharisees or the Scribes or the Sadducees or even the High Priest or the Sanhedrin!!
No, in order to bring Salvation to the entire creation of every generation past, present and future, The Almighty sought the co-operation of her who is The Fullness of Grace--ONLY!
that in representing Israel
Mary represented the entire creation,
past present and to come,
when she conversed with the Archangel.
One immediately realizes just how fitting it is that she should be The Fullness of Grace, as an honour to The Almighty so that He could enter creation through the most pure avenue possible in all creation, past, present and to come.One further immediately realises
what a great honour it is
to mankind, to all creation,
past, present and to come,
that its representative before The Almighty,
is The fullness of Grace.
And further, one realises the joy and delight of the children of her who is The Fullness of Grace--those who recognise, acknowledge and appreciate her for what and who she is--in the fact that God made their Mother such a gorgeous personage in all the universe; those children 73 12 17 …. who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. (Apocalypse)On the other hand, we observe
other children of the world
who choose another mother,
finding no delight
in The Fullness of Grace
but seek every opportunity to destroy her character and to undermine Catholic devotion to her! Indeed, they twist Scripture to this end, spreading the devil's deception everywhere!doth magnify the Lord.
Believe in Scripture?
If they really believed in Scripture, they would pay honour to The Fullness of Grace, as Scripture demands:-
P49 1 46 And Mary said: My soul
49 1 47 And my spirit hath rejoiced
in God my Saviour.
49 1 48 Because he hath regarded
the humility of his handmaid;
for behold from henceforth
all generations shall call me blessed.