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Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh, how they were related to the Life of Jesus Christ












There are many famous people who have lived in the past. One of such is Jesus Christ. The story of this man born in Bethlehem was prophesied many years ago by different prophets. Over 700 years ago in advance, prophet Micah prophesied the birth of the Messiah would take place in Bethlehem. Another prophecy many centuries ago is recorded at Daniel 9:25. The fulfillment of all these prophesies identify how genuine the Holy Bible is.

Jesus in real was born in Ephrata Bethlehem and was visited by the three wise men. The wise men presented to the child gold, frankincense and myrrh. These gifts were Biblically recorded but what was the significance of each of them to Jesus? There might be many wise men in the time of Jesus birth, but those three who presented the gift were special and highly intelligent men who knew who Jesus was and how his life's journey would begin and end.

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.


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