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  1. Herbal Uses For Frankincense and Myrrh
  2. What the Magi Mean to Christmas, Part 2
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Matthew opens in the 1st chapter, the opening 17 verses, with the royal lineage of Jesus. He is from the family of David; His descendants go back to David. That is royal right, royal authority, royal heritage. In the gospel of Luke, you have a genealogy of Mary. And, of course, Mary also is from the line of David.

So through Mary, He has royal blood; and through Joseph, He has royal right, royal priviledge. We also see His royalty, not only from the human side, but the divine side, because chapter 1, verses 18 to 25 talk about the fact that He was born of a virgin; that, in fact, Mary had never known her husband at all. What was conceived in her was done by the Holy Spirit, so that He is not the product of Joseph and Mary, but He is the work of God planted in the womb of Mary.

He is a King then by heritage, in a human sense. He is a King by creation in a divine sense. He is the Son of God carried in the womb of Mary. It is important for Matthew also to continue to point to the royalty of Christ by letting us know that the dominating king makers of the ancient world, from the Middle East known as magi, come to crown this young King.

They deliver to Him the only coronation that He ever had. He had no coronation at the hands of the people to whom He belonged, the Jewish people. He had no coronation from those who ruled in Israel: the elite, the Sanhedrin, the chief priests, the scribes, the rabbis, the religious authorities.

He had no coronation from any of His own nation. But He did have a coronation from the Gentile world from far away, from the Middle East; and the magi come to crown Him King, to give Him a fitting coronation as the newborn Anointed One of God. Matthew also wants us to know that He is a King because He is a threat to the reigning king in Israel. There is a king there, a king appointed by the Romans by the name of Herod, who has been given the title King of the Jews, though he is not a Jew.

He is an Idumean. He comes from Edomites. And yet he points to the true King by seeing Him as a threat to his own false kingship. Now just who are the magi? Who are they? That is not a translatable word. It has come down to our time now and connected with magic and magician, things like that. But, originally, magi was a name of a tribe, and they were a very astute tribe, a very advanced tribe in the ancient world. They were a very highly educated tribe. In fact, the law of the Medes and the Persians, which was the defining law in the Middle East, the highest level of education was really the law of the magi.

They had developed into the most elite, literate people in the Middle Eastern world. They had within their tribe a hereditary priesthood. So they were priests, they were highly religious. There was superstitions in their religion, as well as science in their religion. They did believe in one god, although not the God of the Bible, but they did believe in one god. They even believed that there was going to come a savior sometime into the world.

They believed in demons; they believed in angels. So their tribe had been influenced by the Jews of the Old Testament somehow in the Middle East, and they had elements of Judaism and a lot in common with them. The magi really were influenced because the Jews were taken captive into Babylon. It reached its sort of completion. Jews were deported into Babylon. The Babylonians came, conquered Jerusalem, conquered the southern kingdom of Judah, and hauled off the Jews to the Middle East to the Babylonian kingdom.

Some of them returned, as we know, after 70 years; but many of them remained and intermarried. And among those who were deported were prophets. Ezekiel went there, and particularly Daniel went there. He ascended because of his immense capability and skill to being the chief over these very elite priestly leaders and influencers.

Daniel actually became prime minister, and for over 60 years had a prime minister role in the Middle East that transcended several of those empires during the Babylonians, the Medes, and the Persians, he was there. He was also a prophet of God, and so he exposed particularly the magi to the truth about the coming great King Messiah.

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He wrote a lot about Messiah in his prophecy, including the time that Messiah would come. Even details that in chapter 9, something of the character of Messiah, something of the accomplishments of Messiah; Daniel laid that all out. Daniel also was familiar with the rest of the Old Testament and the other prophets, and would have been used by God to teach them a lot. They taught him the law of the Medes and the Persians; he taught the magi the Old Testament.

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Herbal Uses For Frankincense and Myrrh

Some of them came then to believe in the true God and to believe in His promise of a coming King. But rather His star is the sign of the Son of Man, the shekinah glory of God, the bright light associated with the arrival of the Son of Man. The sign marks His second coming. I think it was the same sign that marked His first coming. The time was then, they knew the time of it.

They waited for the moment and God declared the moment by the appearance of a star. And we can assume that that occurred at the time of the birth of the Lord. They are the official king makers of the east. Nobody is appointed a king in those Middle Eastern massive empires unless they are affirmed by the magi. They are the ones given the authority because of their high level of elite status.

They are like the senate or the supreme court rolled into one, and it is their responsibility to identify kings. No one reigns without their approval. They have recently deposed the reigning king in the Middle East just before the birth of Christ, they are looking for a new king. They are also the devout enemies of Rome in the west.

What the Magi Mean to Christmas, Part 2

You have the two massive empires in that part of the world: Rome in the west and the Middle Eastern empires in the east. They are enemies. And it may well be that behind their interest in this King was the thought that they could again, maybe this time successfully engage Rome in a battle, and conquer Rome and take over the rest of that part of the world. This particular group of magi are not so much motivated politically or militarily, however, as they are spiritually. They are God-fearing Gentiles. They have been raised in the Middle East. They have been raised in paganism.

So we see at the beginning of this chapter that Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea. Herod was the king of the Jews at that time. Magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem. We talked about their arrival last time. We saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him. The problem is this: there is already a king in Israel, and it is Herod: Herod the Great he called himself — not a modest man by any means.

He calls himself Herod the Great. He had been given that title even though he was not a Jew. He was an Edomite, or an Idumean. He has been literally put in that position by Rome. Rome basically ruled the world at that time in the west. And whenever they occupied a country, they put leaders in and rulers in that represented Roman power. They were tolerant. They allowed people to kind of go their own way in terms of their social and religious life. But they kept a tight military control, they kept authority, and they highly taxed the nations they occupied to support their kingdom.

So Rome is in power, but they need someone to represent them. They found that someone in this man Herod the Great. He represents Rome. The early part of his career demonstrated a large measure of success in the things that he was able to do from a leadership standpoint. But think about these magi who come to worship Him. They have nothing to guide them but the testimony of the Jews that they have met in the captivity. They have some knowledge of the Old Testament. They are enthusiastically engaging in a long, long journey from the Middle East, because they are convinced that God is the true God, the Old Testament is the true book, and this could be the true King.

They are direct contrast to the Jewish leadership. The leaders of Israel, the rabbis, the chief priests, the scribes, the high priest were completely indifferent to the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. So that is the scene as we come to verse 3 where we pick up the text again. We go from the arrival to the immediate agitation. I told you last time, this is not three men with three gifts and three camels. There are no camels in the story. We have no idea how many of them there were; nothing says there are three of them. The entourage itself would have numbered in the thousands, because they were so important, they are on such a long journey they would have been accompanied by animals and animal keepers, and servants, and all kinds of cooks, and the soldiers who would have gone along with them to make sure they were safe.

This would have been a very, very huge entourage that showed up in Jerusalem. The Romans gave me that title; I deserve that title. I managed to bring about a measure of peace in this place, and I have been honored by having that title. It means to be agitated, to be shaken. He would have had some normal fear of the entourage itself, of the power of the Middle Easterners.

They were a kind of mysterious people. There were legends about them that made them even appear more fearful than they were. They no doubt are armed, and they are very large. He is frightened of them. Here him for he does speak to us,we just have to listen. Love is the key. Love for our fellow brothers and sisters. And most important is not to judge. May our Father bless you. These are and still remain our first earth medicine that God put here to heal us.

Clove and cinnamon bark are stronger than mg. The antiviral properties in frankincense and sandalwood wards off flu,and spinalmenengitis. He did not leave us to play test dummy to the medical profession. What he left us was a legacy that can be trusted with his love not tested to see what side effects harm us. Add prayer to announcement over these oils and they increase in frequency by 20 percent. Symbolically Gold represents kingship. Christ was born to be a king. Symbolically Frankincense represented the divinity of Christ because as mentioned Frankincense was burnt as an offering to God.

Frankincense is used as a perfume but mostly it was burned as a sweet incense during worship. Lastly, Myrrh was mostly used to embalm the dead because it had the property to preserve. Myrrh represents the bitter cup that Christ had to drink in suffering for our sins and the healing for us that his death brings. I love reading comments about things like this. I am a Christian who believes in the Bible, I just want to get that out of the way.

I would not be surprised if, apart from their deeper spiritual meanings, the gifts were presented to Jesus for practical reasons as well. Let us not forget that Jesus was human too, a child that could have had all the little ailments that infants usually have. The Magi could have also had the well-being of baby Jesus at heart as well as His purpose on earth.

One problem I believe Christians have is that they fail to realize that the Bible can be very practical as it can be spiritual. The people in Bible times were also humans and it is very possible that Jesus was gifted with these things to honor him as well as to provide medicinal benefits. A recent article in Biblical Archaeology […]. The frakensense and myrh was part of the meat offering…the gold is wealth…ever notice how GOD always speaks of women children and cattle?

Joseph means increase….. I think the magi came in the month of may…. All commodities come out of the Earth….. These gifts were more symbolic in nature, the represents Christ as the newborn king, the francincense symbolizes Christ a THE great Highpriest, and the myrrh represented the Annointed ONE. Gold is practically for providing provisions food and so on , francincense for arthritis , the myrrh for embalming. I was given Frankincense from Yemen for Christmas this year!!! In light of the prophecy Isiah 60 and many others and that He is our gracious God, all the praise and honor, frankincense, myrrh, gold and songs were right and fitting.

Have a blessed Christmas remembering a most remarkable event!!! Yes Mark…I agree. I also believe that the gifts funded Jesus ministy years later. The wise men were extreemly wealthy so they could afford to give a fourtune to the Messiah. He was the King that they had been waiting for their whole lives. The Bible never says there were 3…there could have been many.

I also believe that each gift is spiritually symbolic. Beyond the symbolic and other possible meanings given above, there was another practical benefit. Someone mentioned that Joseph could have been well set since these were valuable items. Remember that immediately after this the family had to flee to Egypt for an extended time.

God in His perfect plan had already made this provision…the financial toll would not devastate the family but afford them all that they needed. I do believe the gifts represented something important BUT what really matters is not what these Wise men brought or how they got there. What matters is that they were watching and looking for the coming king!

That is what made them wise. Are we watching and waiting for the coming king or are we too busy arguing about how and when he will come? Our job is to seek and worship him daily. Maybe we should spend some time figuring out what costly gifts we can bring to him in worship.

He really just wants you to talk to him, not about him. Be blessed. When we give tithes we give our best…our first…symbolism of giving their best. The most costly of all things. Fit for a king…. It is easy to see only symbolic meaning in everything that is ancient. We can only guess why these 3 particular things were chosen as gifts but there is no reason to deny medical benefits of all 3.

Just do a research an you will find that Frankincense and Myrrh essential oils are beneficial for healing a lot more than just arthritis from cancer to depression and eczema and so on…. Even gold in colloidal or atomic form is used for different medical purposes from delivering cancer fighting agents to cells to building medical nano bots. Hope might contribute to the discussion. Kevin: That could probably explain it. There are more things in the bible that I wonder about. For instance: Jesus spoke to the multitude, seems difficult without amplification etc.

Arnold: It appears the star was visible at two different times; one being when they first saw it then, in the East then again as they were drawing closer to where Jesus resided. Personally, I think it was a comet going around the Sun. The comet ISON did such a thing and there was a gap of days between the trip toward the sun then nothing then the exit on the other side of the sun on the other side of the sky namely, from SW to SE. Who can explain this to me. Gold represented a heart of gold, Faith.

Frankincense represents healing. And Myrrh represents healing and was often used in ancient time to heal. Uh, they brought these gifts because they knew he was the KING. No hidden reason, no stupid medical secrets. The gift of the magi is not as present for a baby. The coming of Jesus is not of the material or physical issue but for spiritual. These wise men from the east are called, it shows what is to come, That salvation is not limited to the Jews only but also for the Gentiles as the Magi are not Jews. It shows that those from afar will seek Him and will worship HIm. It shows that rulers will bow unto Him and will honor Him as the King of kings and the Lord of lords.

Why is that so, because God plan it this way for His own glory. If it is not so, meaning everything is accidental. The gifts were given by the Magi as a witness of their belief that Jesus was the King of the Jews. Perhaps, as learned men from the area they came from, they recalled the life of the very excellent government administrator, Daniel, who wrote of this some years earlier. Very opulent and practical at the same time. In reference to the Isaiah passage, Jesus life, death and resurrection paved the way for this restored righteousness new covenant for mankind where our sins would not be held against us as Jeremiah said in Chapter The book of Hebrews is an excellent read for this.

The frankincense is representative of the prophetic office that the Lord Jesus oversees. Since the gifts were for the King of the Jews gold is the perfect gift representing the Kingship of Jesus. This title goes much further than that in that Jesus is not just the King of the Jews, but the King of Kings and Lord of Lords whose rule and reign is over everything in heaven, on the earth and under the earth and is everlasting and. See the book of Revelation!

I am Catholic and not super- familiar with the Bible, I use essential oils and have a decent amount of knowledge of them. The reason for the gift of Gold Frankincense and Myrrh is as follows, Gold was given to Jesus to symbolize that he was the king of kings, frankincense was given to Jesus as a baby to purify, bless, and protect his surroundings and Myrrh was given to dispel evil spirits and negative energies, the reason for this was that the devil and his evil followers wanted Jesus dead from he was an infant, it is as simple as that. It says in the Bible, now we see through a glass darkly, and also our thoughts are futile, one day we will know all, but until then, we just have to believe, and have faith in that Jesus came, He loved and loves us all, and died for our sins that we may have Eternal life, and that on that third day He Arose again Victorious, and one day He will return again, the dead in Christ will arise and the ones who are still alive will meet Him in the air, what a Glorious day that will be.

Amen and Amen. Myr is used during the morning. Its incense is a natural counter attack against bad sprits. The smell of it irradiates the bad and hurt that may latch itself upon the child. There are good sprits that enjoy the smell and they will come vist and give their blessings and signs of learning oppertunities. It kills all bacteria and fungus that can claim the child and Its smoke aids the child to breath deeply and calms the confused soul to allow observation and understanding practices from a young age.

Frankensence is used during the night. Its properties are the same but for sprites of the night. It allows communication with your divine soul. Giving you oppertunities to understand the confusing dreams. Of which is a skill to know. Once dreams are understood the future is known and the soul is aware. Gold is one of the greatist conductive metal known. Its properties not only a rising cost and value of currency but it allows focus of the mind when worn.

As goes other minerals with aiding values, spiritual usses and sickness. The Bible wont tell you how to heal but to train the mind like you train how to walk. Cardiff University were researching the properties of frankincense as a potential help for sufferers of arthritis. They were not making a connection to the Magi — that has been made by others.

An interesting jump but it is a jump nonetheless. So, Marilyn, I think they were using their tie wisely as they were attempting to alleviate pain rather than making wild comments on the Bible. I read the comments by Gabe and seems to me to be very balance and open minded. In any case, the Gospel author, Matthew, does not let us in on what symbolism he might have perceived, if indeed he intended to recount anything other than history.

Perhaps he as well wondered about the significance of such gifts, but could not himself discern a satisfactory account of all three gifts, and so wrote them into his narrative without writing in some interpretation of his own. I have no problem accepting unbelievers. If it took 14 months or so in following the star…so what. All the speculation may be for good argument or perhaps interesting preaching. The Zoroastrians believed that Ahura Madza, the good god of light, was going to send a Messiah to be born in the darkest days of winter.

This Messiah was to be conceived by a virgin, after she bathed in a lake. The Zoroastrian Magis lived in opulent wealth away from their followers. Which is the reason why when Islam entered Persia, it steamrolled over Zoroastrianism. Gold, frankincense, and myrrh were precious commodities at that time and was used to aid digestion — it is edible, — arthritis, healing wounds, and its aroma meant life. It was used by the ancient Egyptians for mummifying the dead, and later by Jews, Christians, and Muslims who used them in oil to anoint newborn infants.

One of the enduring mysteries to me is what happened to these most valuable gifts. They could have set Joseph up pretty well but after the giving we hear no more of them. Personally, I will rely on the words of the center of this and so many other debates…. To truly believe anything, you must first question it. Until you have thoroughly examined something, you are blind. We will allow doctors to prescribe chemicals that tend to have as many side effects as our initial root problems, but somehow are unwilling to look into natures long term side effect free, gifts that keep on giving and always have for ages, that are clearly highlighted in the biggest Bible story of them all?

As a practical person I think the gifts were not only meant for Jesus but for the whole family, frankincense and myrrh was also for Mary who just gave birth and need something to stay healthy and clean both spiritually and physically. Gold has both economic and spiritual value. Your email address will not be published. By submitting above, you agree to our privacy policy. Combine a one-year tablet and print subscription to BAR with membership in the BAS Library to start your journey into the ancient past today! Learn More. Medicinal uses of frankincense may help explain the gifts of the magi Biblical Archaeology Society Staff December 21, Comments views Share Total: 1.

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Gold is one of the greatist conductive metal known. Its properties not only a rising cost and value of currency but it allows focus of the mind when worn. As goes other minerals with aiding values, spiritual usses and sickness. The Bible wont tell you how to heal but to train the mind like you train how to walk. Cardiff University were researching the properties of frankincense as a potential help for sufferers of arthritis.

They were not making a connection to the Magi — that has been made by others. An interesting jump but it is a jump nonetheless. So, Marilyn, I think they were using their tie wisely as they were attempting to alleviate pain rather than making wild comments on the Bible. I read the comments by Gabe and seems to me to be very balance and open minded. In any case, the Gospel author, Matthew, does not let us in on what symbolism he might have perceived, if indeed he intended to recount anything other than history.

Perhaps he as well wondered about the significance of such gifts, but could not himself discern a satisfactory account of all three gifts, and so wrote them into his narrative without writing in some interpretation of his own. I have no problem accepting unbelievers. If it took 14 months or so in following the star…so what.

All the speculation may be for good argument or perhaps interesting preaching. The Zoroastrians believed that Ahura Madza, the good god of light, was going to send a Messiah to be born in the darkest days of winter. This Messiah was to be conceived by a virgin, after she bathed in a lake. The Zoroastrian Magis lived in opulent wealth away from their followers.

Which is the reason why when Islam entered Persia, it steamrolled over Zoroastrianism. Gold, frankincense, and myrrh were precious commodities at that time and was used to aid digestion — it is edible, — arthritis, healing wounds, and its aroma meant life. It was used by the ancient Egyptians for mummifying the dead, and later by Jews, Christians, and Muslims who used them in oil to anoint newborn infants.

One of the enduring mysteries to me is what happened to these most valuable gifts. They could have set Joseph up pretty well but after the giving we hear no more of them. Personally, I will rely on the words of the center of this and so many other debates…. To truly believe anything, you must first question it. Until you have thoroughly examined something, you are blind. We will allow doctors to prescribe chemicals that tend to have as many side effects as our initial root problems, but somehow are unwilling to look into natures long term side effect free, gifts that keep on giving and always have for ages, that are clearly highlighted in the biggest Bible story of them all?

As a practical person I think the gifts were not only meant for Jesus but for the whole family, frankincense and myrrh was also for Mary who just gave birth and need something to stay healthy and clean both spiritually and physically. Gold has both economic and spiritual value. Your email address will not be published. By submitting above, you agree to our privacy policy. Combine a one-year tablet and print subscription to BAR with membership in the BAS Library to start your journey into the ancient past today!

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