Matthew 2:9-12

“When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.”


The Biblical Magi, the three kings, the three foreign wisemen who came from afar to give gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Brother Branham describes them as Medo-Persians. We don’t necessarily know there were only three. These men were the mathematicians and astrologists of their day. As God proclaimed the Scripture in the heavens which was revealed to Moses (Hebrews 8:5), these men studied the first Bible and knew the prophecy.  


Numbers 24:17 says, “I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.”


They eagerly watched the heavens. They knew God would send the star and when it finally came, they packed up everything and went to find what was beneath it. They knew the significance of the situation because they had heard and were watching. The birth of Jesus was only an attraction to those who were watching and waiting. They were focused on bringing their gifts to the King. Brother Branham explains, “Here: there's only one gift that you can give, and that is yourself. Give yourself to God because God's already give to you His Gift. Now, there's only thing you owe back to God, that's yourself to Him” (63-1222 - “God's Gifts Always Find Their Places”).


It was God’s provided way that they would see the Star and they sold out everything to go in search of it and find it. They gave themselves in search of that King. Have you been watching? Have you seen His star? Give yourself to Him. Just like those Magi did, give yourself as God’s gift and follow the Light.


64-0206E - “God's Provided Way For This Day”

The wise men, when they were on their road from up in Babylon, they were seeing a way they wanted to go down, 'cause they knew this King was to be born. They needed a compass; God provided a Star. They left everything else behind. They didn't need compasses; they followed the Star. It was God's provided way. God provided a way, they followed the Star until they found the perfect Light. Oh! The world needed a Saviour, one day. They was lost; they didn't know it. They thought they were saved, but they needed a Saviour. God provided a Son, for the Saviour. Why? No one else could do it. There was no man on earth, no man in Heaven, nowhere, was able to do it. God overshadowed a virgin, she conceived and brought forth a Man Child. And that Man Child was not Jewish or Gentile. He was God, manifested in the flesh, the only One that could redeem. His Blood saves us. His Blood heals us. It's that Blood that we can stand on, to any promise that He made. God promised to do it.


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