With the Immaculate Conception of Anna or Ann culminating in the birth of Mary, the twin soul of Jesus, it appears that Mary was always intended to be the Mother of the Savior. So, why did they need to go through the process of selecting and grooming, for almost a decade, twelve maidens when Mary was the result of an Immaculate Conception specifically orchestrated for the purpose of becoming the Mother of Jesus?
The Heavenly Sources had advised the Essenes to select the twelve maidens, so we might suspect that God was attempting to cover all of His bases, in case that Mary, for some reason, turned out not to be the most appropriate Mother. Remember Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden? Things did not work out there according to God's original plan. After God gave first souls and then man free will, God apparently left them primarily alone to make his own decisions and mistakes. If Anna had not dedicated Mary to the service of the Essenes as planned, or Mary made Her own choice to drop out of the strict regimen that the twelve maidens were put through, would God likely have Immaculately Conceived Her anyway, or might He have opted for one of the other maidens instead? Interesting question!
Excerpt from Chapter 12 of The Soul of Jesus.
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