Monday, December 22, 2014

The Gifts of the Magi

The Gifts of the Magi!



When the men went into the house and saw the child with Mary, his mother, they knelt down and worshiped Him.  They took out their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh and gave them to Him.---------Matthew 2:11


Gold, frankincense, and Myrrh, these gifts, that were brought, by the Magi, were gifts worthy of a king, in this case no ordinary king, but the King of kings. 

Why would the Magi travel so far and bring such EXTRAVAGANT gifts?  Some of them IF not all of them must have been believers of the ONE and ONLY, TRUE and LIVING GOD.  And they must have been a LEARNER of the HOLY WORD of God, or had such a close relationship with Him that He delivered a birth announcement to them.  Were they expecting to go to a BIG, FANCY PALACE?  Or did they KNOW ahead of time that they would find Him in a SIMPLE, PLAIN, HOUSE?  We don’t really know how much information they had, except they KNEW enough to bring gifts for a King.

The Scripture tells us that when they entered the house and saw the Child with Mary, his mother, they KNELT DOWN and WORSHIPED Him.  They didn’t ask ANY questions, like:  Could you direct us to the PALACE of the CHILD that is a King?  I believe that they immediately FELL to their knees and WORSHIPED, the ONE, they KNEW to be the King they were looking for.

Some believe that the gifts they brought reflected on the character of this CHILD’S LIFE.  The GOLD:  might represent His DIETY or PURITY, FRANKINCENSE:  might represent the FRAGRANCE of His LIFE, and the MYRRH: (used for embalming) might represent His SACRIFICE and His DEATH.  And it may be the case, because why else would they bring such things to a TINY CHILD?

The Magi recognized the Child to be the King they were searching for, the ONE and ONLY MESSIAH sent from ALMIGHTY GOD.  They didn’t ask a thousand questions, but immediately FELL to their KNEES and WORSHIPED HIM.  Have you been searching for the KING of kings, the ONE TRUE MESSIAH?  Has God been dealing with you concerning your relationship with Him?

If you can answer YES to these questions, then I can tell you that your SEARCHING is OVER, if you will just:  CONFESS your sins to God and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU and is ALIVE, in HEAVEN, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION.  Do it NOW, while you STILL can.  He’s waiting!!!


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