The Meaning of the Fifth Kowtow
Mother prayed to the Father to stop all the comfort and consolation granted to Her – regarding Her discernment and in Her spirit – so that She could experience the suffering with Her Son to the fullest extent. In union with Him, Mother prayed to experience and participate in Her virginal body all the pains from the wounds and the tortures that Jesus was enduring. This desire was accepted by the Father. So She endured all the torments and pains of Jesus, Her beloved Son.
If the Almighty did not protect Mother, the soldiers and the vicious crowd would have caused Mother to die many times. However, the sufferings endured by Her Son and Her are like a new covenant for Mother to become the Co-Redemptrix. In Her most intense love, Mother would suffer more to see Her Son agonizing and dying if She was not allowed to share in it with Him…
The Fifth Kowtow is considered the most complex and confusing of The Six Kowtows, so we have this additional section to help you have greater understanding when reading about and practicing The Six Kowtows.
“The Fifth Kowtow: We offer to the Five Holy Signs of Jesus Christ.” is a current formulation.
“The Five Holy Signs” is indeed a very unique and mysterious revelation.
Each of the Five Holy Signs involves or represents a mystery of faith: first, God the Father; second, God the Son; third, God the Holy Spirit; fourth, the Body and Blood of Christ; and fifth, the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Sometimes the Five Holy Signs are not the subject of the Fifth Kowtow. When The Six Kowtows were originally revealed in 2014 and for the next few years, the intention of the Fifth Kowtow was simply “The Fifth Kowtow we lift up to the Five Holy Wounds of Jesus.” It was only later that the Five Holy Signs, as a subset of this kowtow, was revealed as a development.
The role of Our Lady as Co-Redemptrix is appropriate for Her contribution to the life of Christ. Mother Mary shared in the suffering of Jesus Christ throughout His Passion, especially from midnight on Thursday to 3:00 p.m. on Good Friday; the peak was from Pilate’s palace to Calvary.
Once again Blessed Mother explained the meaning of the Fifth Kowtow through the 12th Station of the Cross at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lavang in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 21, 2019.
The 12th Station is “the Lord Jesus dies on the Cross.”
The “Five Holy Signs of Jesus when He dies on the Cross” is the meaning of the Fifth Kowtow that Mother explains.
The journey from Pilate’s palace to Calvary is the ultimate agony due to the execution that the Lord must endure in the completion of His work of salvation. Jesus’ pain culminates at the ninth hour when Jesus commits His soul into the hands of God the Father. At that moment, all activities in heaven stop and God the Father is touched.
The First Holy Sign: Because of God the Father’s love and mercy for humanity, He sent His only Son to come into the world to redeem humanity.
The Second Holy Sign: Jesus not only lived a life in poverty that ended in agony, but throughout His life He endured trials, and then hours of torture, beating, and abuse, until the last moment of life.
The Third Holy Sign: From death, Jesus resurrected in glory to bring redemption to humanity and to free the souls that were waiting. Moreover, He went ahead to prepare a place for us in His Kingdom [See Jn 14:2-4]. He went away to make room for the Holy Spirit, the Supreme Being who bestows graces upon humanity [See Jn 16:7, Jn 14:16-17, 2 Cor 5:5]. There are seven gifts to help mankind easily become a saint.
The Fourth Holy Sign: The holy Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus is still waiting for us in the tabernacles all over the world and are also the food that nourishes our souls in this life. Father longs for His children to visit Him but few do. Father longs for His children to receive Him into their hearts in a solemn way, but they receive Him in an indifferent manner like receiving a mere piece of bread and a little wine, without preparing their souls solemnly and attending Mass reverently. This grieves Him more than them not receiving Communion.
The Fifth Holy Sign: When the Lord Jesus saw His beloved Mother and the disciple He loved standing by His side, He said to His Mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then He said to His disciple, “Behold, your mother!” From that moment, the disciple took Mother into his home (See John 19:26-27). [*]
If the word “disciple” refers only to St. John then surely Jesus did not have to use all His strength to lift His body off the sedulum, transferring the weight of His body to His feet so that the respiration could be easier, allowing Him to speak, with the weight of the body being exerted on the feet. The Lord used all His strength to utter these last and necessary words, to the point that He suffered greatly in saying them – because the word disciple refers to mankind.
Mother’s Heart was wrung in pain. Her Heart ached as if pierced by a knife as She witnessed Her Divine Son being hanged on the Cross between the two thieves. It was apparent that Her beloved Son was considered the same as criminals. While the crowds both mocked and challenged the power of God, Mother Mary was deeply in pain before Her Son breathed His last breath, in particular when She witnessed His Death. Blessed Mother assumed the immense responsibility from God the Father to unite Herself to Her Son to bring mankind back to God. She longs and yearns for the world to know, to return to God by the heart, by a contrite and repentant heart, by surrendering and prostrating, beseeching Him to forgive and redeem.
[*] Jesus’ last word before the last breath was just a reminder of the importance of Mother Mary’s role in the relationship between God and man. Regarding Mary’s title of Co-Redemptrix: “The Co-Redemptrix title never places Mary on a level of equality with Jesus Christ, the only divine Redeemer, as to do so would constitute both heresy and blasphemy.” “The Co-Redemptrix title is meaningless without Jesus the Redeemer, and in itself focuses upon the Cross of Jesus Christ. Mary Co-Redemptrix proclaims to the world that suffering is redemptive when united to the sufferings of Christ.”