The Virgin of Carmel: Annunciation
“And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God. And, behold, thou shall conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shall call his name JESUS.” – Luke 1: 26-31
“Then said Mary unto the angel, how shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
“And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” - Luke 1: 34, 35
“And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah; and entered into the house of Zechariah, and saluted Elisabeth. And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spoke out with a loud voice, and said: Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
“And whence is this to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
“For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. He hath showed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy; as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever. And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.” – Luke 1: 39-56.
In ancient times, the entire human species conceived their children by the will and grace of the Holy Spirit; back then, there was no pain in childbirth.
The Holy Spirit sent his holy angels to betroth men and women in the large courtyards of the temples. Thus, the sexual act was directed by angels, and this was a sacrament that was only performed in the temples in order to engender bodies for the souls that needed to come into the world.
Back then, there was no pain in childbirth. Women gave birth to their children without pain, because they were conceived by the will and grace of the Holy Spirit. But, when humanity disobeyed the angels, humanity sinned against the Holy Spirit; thus the Holy Spirit said unto the woman, “I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception,” and to the man, “In the sweat of thy face shall thou eat bread” to sustain your wife and your children. Adam represents all men of ancient times, and Eve all women of ancient times.
Mary had been following the path of chastity and holiness, and therefore she was surprised when the angel announced that she will conceive a son. By her example she taught the path of chastity.
In this day and age, marriage has become a license to fornicate. Men and women are multiplied merely by animal pleasure, not caring a whit about the Holy Spirit.
Any sexual union that is performed without the permission of the Holy Spirit is fornication. The human beings of this time do not want to understand this, because they walked away from the ancient doctrine known by the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, and which was preached by Christ on the unconquered walls of Zion.
All the sages of the past engendered their children by the will and grace of the Holy Spirit. Zechariah was surprised when the angel announced the birth of John the Baptist. John was also engendered by the will and grace of the Holy Spirit. An angel announced to Zechariah that his already old wife would conceive a son. Let us read the following biblical verses.
“And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course, according to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord. And the whole multitudes of the people were praying without at the time of incense. And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
“And when Zechariah saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zechariah: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shall call his name John. And thou shall have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.” - Luke 1: 8-15
All the great saints and sages of ancient times were born by the will and grace of the Holy Spirit.
Any upright and just marriage must conceive by the will and grace of the Holy Spirit.
Those spouses who want to be truly Christian must pray, asking the Holy Spirit for the annunciation. The angel of God will appear to the spouses in dreams, and will announce the day and time that they must perform the sexual connection.
Any child conceived in this way will be beautiful and pure from childbirth, because the child will be engendered by the will and grace of the Holy Spirit.
We must dominate carnal passion, and cultivate the purity and sanctity of marriage.
“Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” - Hebrews 13:4
“Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.” - Hebrews 12:16