The first gift ‘Gold’ signifies the royal nature of Christ. He is the anointed one, the king of kings and the Messiah. He was to lead the people as he was sent by his Father. His followers were the Apostles whom Jesus gave them the power and authority to make his work easier and to spread the good news. The Bible records that Jesus healed the blind, cured leprosy, the lame and cast away demons. His authority as king was beyond whatever other kings did.
The second gift was frankincense. What is the significance of frankincense? Has anyone visited the king's palace in the Middle East before? Frankincense is one of the oldest aromatics known to history. The aroma is wonderful. Egyptian, Greek, and Arabian peoples enjoyed the aroma of frankincense and used it to fumigate their homes. This portrays the background of Jesus' royal hood.
The last gift which is myrrh, signifies the suffering, pain and death Jesus Christ was going to pass through. The book of Mark notes that when Jesus was dying on the cross he was offered some wine mixed with myrrh to ease the pain. John also records that Nicodemus brought a mixture of 75 pounds of myrrh and aloes to anoint Jesus’ body when it was laid in the tomb. Jesus Christ was truly the saviour and the messiah.