The Magi who visited Baby Jesus
Many christian faiths preach that being a MAGI is against the word of god, however the actual bible says other wise. In many parts of the bible we see that the MAGI were very important to the religion. As today is December 25th, most Christians will be remembering the birth of Christ. In this important part of their history, the MAGI are of course a big part of the story. In todays blog I want to briefly recognize the importance that the GREAT MAGI saw in the birth of YESHUA, and the gifts they choose to give.
The Three Magi Barring Gifts for Jesus Christ.
In the book of Mathew, the birth of Jesus Christ , (Yeshua) is explained.
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, 'Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.'
When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. 'In Bethlehem in Judea,' they replied, 'for this is what the prophet has written: "'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.'" Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, 'Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.'
After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.
On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of frankincense and of myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
Spiritual and Physical benefits of the gifts the MAGI gave to YESHUA
1) Gold- this metal is often referred to as the highest valuable on earth, and only god’s value is higher. When gold is referred to in relation to the spirit, it is described as being able to hold up to the fire of god’s judgment.
Gold can act as an anti-inflammatory and Colloidal gold can be used to ease joint pain.
2) Frankincense - often used as a perfume in scared places, it was also given at the temple when meat offerings were presented to GOD. Frankincense helps to cleanse demons out of the space so that the holy spirit may enter undisturbed.
Frankincense has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties to it.
3) Myrrh- Often combined with Frankincense as an incense , it was lit as part of every jewish ritual. When burned together it creates a protective space for worship.
Myrrh is effective as way to treat rain and lower cholesterol. It has also been effective in treating some cancers.
Rather you believe in the christian religion or not, it is hard to not see the effects Jesus Christ has had on the world, and how old of magic. The Sacrifice of Jesus Christ was done so that people no longer had to sacrifice lambs or other animals to gain god's favor, or magic. That idea of love and respect for life has rippled out to many other religions. As we see in Wicca and many other pagan religions, they no longer are practicing animal sacrifices as their ancestors once did. As the Main message that this KING brings to the people of earth, is to love one another, and not to judge others.
Today, December 25, 2018, I take the time to remember the KING Yeshua rather than the religion created in his name. As magi are both Jew and gentile alike.