Mat 2:2 saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”
Mat 2:3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
Mat 2:4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.
Mat 2:5 So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:
Mat 2:6 And you Bethlehem, in the land of Judea, are not the least among the princes of Judah: for out of you shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
Mat 2:7 Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared.
Mat 2:8 And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also.”
Mat 2:9 When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was.
Mat 2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.
Mat 2:11 And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
The story of Jesus Christ birth is filled with the revelation of his royalty that we can all learn from. The Bible says that the wise men searched diligently for Christ, knowing that the scripture prophesied of his birth. This is so profound because the Bible implores us to seek the Lord, while he may be found.
Isa 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
Isa 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
The wise men followed the star which led them to where Christ was. The star shined a bright light over him! Remember Jesus said in Joh 8:12, ” Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness but have the light of life.”
We also find five wonderful things that happened at the birth of Jesus Christ that the wise men did. Wisdom implores us to do the same thing.
1. When they found him, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy! This speaks of praise and excitement! Mat 2:10 says, “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.” Point number 1. No matter who you are, or what your title is, there is only one star, who is Jesus Christ, whom we should exalt and praise at all times!
2. They fell down and worshipped him. True worship is what God desires, and
sometimes we give the LORD halfhearted worship. Joh 4:24 says, “God is Spirit, and those
who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
The Bible also says:
1Ch 16:29 Give to the LORD the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before
Him. Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness!
When someone is of royalty, protocol states that you bring a gift. You don’t come before royalty empty handed! You always bring a gift to show honor! They worshipped him and gave him three things!
3. They gave him Gold. Gold is the most precious metal one can buy. It is a symbol of wealth on earth and represents his divine nature.
4. They gave him frankincense which is a fragrant incense. Frankincense was very expensive in those days. It speaks of the fragrance of His life and ministry. Frankincense is also a symbol of priestship. It symbolizes prayer and Christ’s role as our intercessor. 1 Tim 2:5 says, “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.”
It was also one of the ingredients of the incense used in the Tabernacle and when burned, it emanated a beautiful smell! Incense is symbolic of prayers that ascend into heaven as well.
Rev 5:8 Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
5. They gave him Myrrh. Myrrh in the days of Christ was an expensive spice. It speaks of His suffering and death. Myrrh in the days of Christ was an expensive embalming oil or medicine.
Myrrh was also one of the ingredients used in the anointing oil given to Moses by the Lord. It had two uses, as an anointing oil and embalming oil for death.
In the Bible, Christ was offered wine mixed with myrrh as an analgesic during his crucifixion, and his body was anointed with myrrh after his death. When Christ was on the cross, the bible records in Mar 15:23, Then they gave Him wine mingled with myrrh to drink, but He did not take it.
When he died, one of the religious leaders did the following:
John 19:39 And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a
mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds.
These three gifts can be described as gold symbolizing divinity, frankincense symbolizing the aroma of his life, prayer, intercession, and myrrh, symbolizing death and suffering.
All of these point to Jesus Christ! And guess what? We can learn from their actions by doing the same! How? Do you say? Well, we should rejoice and praise the LORD at all times! We must worship him in spirit and in truth, and we should give him our best!
The wise men gave him gold, frankincense and myrrh. We give our time, talents and treasure. Why? Because he owns it all, and we only give back to him, what belongs to him. We don’t give to a man, we give back to the LORD, because he created us, and he owns all things!
Remember the earth is the LORD’S and the fullness thereof. This is why we give him our best in all that we do, because God gave his best, and the wise man gave their best! Let us do likewise!
So, during this season, today, tomorrow and forevermore, it is only proper that we give glory, honor and praise to Yeshua Ha Mashiach (Jesus Christ) who is KING of Kings and LORD of Lord’s!
God bless, Pastor Quinn