THE SECRET LESSON OF TWO WIDOWS (Continued)
Brass is a metal used in relation to judgment several times in the Bible. For instance, in the Old Testament there was the Altar overlain with brass or a place for the sacrifice (Exodus 27) and the Serpent of brass on a pole that was raised to heal when Israel sinned in the wilderness and snakes bit them (Numbers 21:9). Jesus Christ fulfilled the Serpent on a pole when he died on the Cross for the sin of the world. It was Jesus, the Word made Flesh, who observed this widow cast in all her living. Her act of faith sealed her inward witness that: "Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all [men] unto me. _ John 12:31-32."
Mark 12:41-44 carries this same account but adds, that two mites equal a farthing. A farthing is defined by Strong to mean the belly, or innermost part of a person. This woman’s empty soul witnessed one righteously judged and that is why Jesus Himself declared her giving to be more that all the other put together. How did He know? Her empty, believing soul touched the Eternal Spirit of the Word He embodied.
The Revelation describes Mystery Babylon or the harlot church system. She boldly proclaims, "I sit a queen and am no widow. – Revelation 18:7." She continues to be married to the fallen man, and her wealth has been amassed through the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life. She takes accounts of Scripture like those above and sensationalizes them for use raising exorbitant offerings rather than rightly dividing truth. She has no intentions of emptying herself and putting on Christ. This harlot is fallen in the spirit and is being eclipsed by a glorious church in the earth who follows His example. He made Himself of no reputation or emptied Himself.
"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father _ Philippians2:5-11.