Christmas Season is usually a time to take a break and chill, physically and figuratively. Not so this time around. From 12-6-2018 to the New Year the twice-weekly articles have centered around the variables of what’s called The Christmas Season.
Today a glance at the gifts offered by the men from the East is enlightening, especially one of the gifts, that when understood may help you grasp an often overlooked benefit of the gift.
Notice this part of the “gifts” context Matthew 2:11:
“And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”
An oil prepared from the Boswellian Serrata, frankincense, has been used effectively as an aroma cure, and used in its purest form is a healer for many inflammation-related diseases in India and other areas. It is helpful to Chron’s disease, RA, (rheumatoid arthritis), colitis, etc. Seldom mentioned is that due to its reduction of inflammation, it increases blood flow to the pelvic area. In men this is interesting in the aid it provides to a gland that plays an enormous part in memory, strength, moods, etc. Cancer in this gland is the most dreaded diagnosis a man will ever hear.
Why do I mention this in the Christmas Story? Simple! Almost all Bible commentators say that Gold represents the Deity of Christ, He is Immanuel, God with us. Based on the premise of Gold, the “frankincense” corresponds to the perfect manhood of Jesus Christ, the one who understands as well as heals. Here the physical represents the ones who are born again in the spiritual realm via the purpose of Christ coming to Earth. Recall that Jesus prayed for us in John 17.
I do NOT claim to be a healer, medicinally, herbally, or otherwise, but I am suggesting to you that Christ is the ultimate healer and that He desires that men and women who love Him, should reproduce spiritual fruit through their witness, verbally and through lifestyles.
The Wise Men gave the hardest gift of all for people, their time!
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