Read Psalm 45, which is addressed to Christ, until you come to verse 9. Verse 9, which the psalmist is speaking to Christ, reads: “Kings’ daughters were among Thy honourable women. Upon Thy right hand did stand THE QUEEN in gold of Ophir.”
Psalm 45 is spoken to Christ (Hebrews 1:8-9). Christ is in Heaven (Hebrews 4:14, among many, many others.) There is a queen who stands at the right hand of Christ (Psalm 45:9). Since Christ is in Heaven, then the queen who stands at His right can be in no other place than Heaven also.
Revelation 12:1 (DR): “And a great sign appeared in Heaven: a woman clothed with the sun and the moon under Her feet, and on Her head a crown of twelve stars.” This woman is wearing a crown, which connotes royalty. A woman who wears a crown is commonly considered either a queen or a princess.
So, who is this woman? Revelation 12:5 (DR): “And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with an iron rod, and Her Son was taken up to God and to His throne.” The man child who will rule the nations with a rod of iron is Christ. See Revelation 19:14-16 and Psalm 2:7-9. His mother can be no other than Mary.
When we look into the Old Testament, we find even more support for the Queenship of Mary. Jesus is the Messianic King. This Messianic Kingship is pre-figured in the ancient and Godly Kingship of David and Solomon. At the time of the historic Israel, next to the throne of the King was a second throne. Many would assume that the second throne belonged to the wife of the King, but in Israel it belonged to the **mother ** of the king. In Hebrew the word “Gebirah” means Queen Mother.
An example of the role of Queen Mother was when Adonijah cunningly sought a high-ranking bride from Solomon, he first petitioned the Queen Mother, Bathsheba:
1 Kings 2: 17-21: So he continued, "Please ask King Solomon - he will not refuse you - to give me Abishag the Shunammite as my wife. “Very well,” Bathsheba replied, “I will speak to the king for you.” When Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah, the king stood up to meet her, bowed down to her and sat down on his throne. He had a throne brought for the king’s mother, and she sat down at his right hand.
The special status of the Queen Mother remained throughout the time that the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah endured:
Jeremiah 13:18: Say to the king and to the queen mother, “Come down from your thrones for your glorious crowns will fall from your heads.” The cities of the Negev will be shut up and there will be no-one to open them. All Judah will be carried into exile, carried completely away.
In Scriptural terms therefore, just as Jesus’s Messianic Kingship is prefigured in the role of King of Israel, so Mary’s role is prefigured in that of the Gebirah. The existence of this rare and unusual institution in Israel and Judah is providential. It reflects and prefigures the Messianic order. Mary is Heavenly Queen Mother, because her son Jesus is the Heavenly King.