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December 25th 2005
'" CHRISTMAS GIFT'S "
Pastor Tony Sutton
(Heb. lebonah; Gr. libanos, i.e., "white"), an
imported from Arabia (Isa. 60:6; Jer. 6:20), When burnt
it emitted a fragrant odour, and hence the incense
became a symbol of the Divine name (Mal. 1:11; Cant.
1:3) and an emblem of prayer (Ps. 141:2; Luke 1:10; Rev.
Heb. mor. (1.) First mentioned as a principal ingredient
holy anointing oil (Ex. 30:23). It formed part of the
brought by the wise men from the east, who came to
infant Jesus (Matt. 2:11). It was used in embalming
19:39), also as a perfume (Esther 2:12; Ps. 45:8; Prov.
It was a custom of the Jews to give those who were
death by crucifixion "wine mingled with myrrh"
THIS IS BELEIVED TO BE A SENT TO
JOSEPH AND MARY, TO SUPPORT THEIR NEED.
WE ALL HAVE A DESTINY. WE HAVE BEEN
PREPARING FOR IT ALL OF OUR LIVES. NO MATTER WHAT KIND
OF LIFE YOU HAVE LIVED, GOD CAN TAKE IT AND USE IT FOR
HIS HONOR AND GLORY. THESE GIFTS THAT WERE GIVING TO THE
CHRIST CHILD WHERE NOT JUST SIMPLE GIFTS. THEY WERE OF
MEANING. THE GOLD GIVEN AS A MEANS OF SUPPORT AND ALSO
AS GIVING OUR BEST TO JESUS. THE FRANKINCENSE WAS A
SYMBOL OF THE DIVINE NAME AND AN EMBLEM OF PRAYER. TRULY
CHRIST WAS AND IS DIVINE AND AN AWSOME EMBLEM OF PRAYER.
THE MYRRH WAS AN INGREDIENT OF THE ANOINTING OIL. IT WAS
ALSO USED IN EMBALMING, AS A PERFUME. AS WE LOOK AT THE
LIFE OF CHRIST WE CAN READ ABOUT AND SEE WHERE EACH OF
THESE GIFTS PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN HIS LIFE. DO WE
REALIZE THAT AS THE WISE MEN BROUGHT THESE GIFTS THEY
MUST HAVE KNOWN WHAT EACH OF THEM MEANT. NO GREATER GIFT
HAS EVER BEEN GIVEN. WE TRY TO GIVE LOVED ONES AND
FRIENDS GIFTS, BUT HAVE WE EVER THOUGHT ABOUT GIVING THE
BEST GIFT? WHY, SURE WE HAVE. HOWEVER THATS THE PROBLEM.
WHAT IS THE PERFECT GIFT? WELL, IF WE TRULY LOVE THESE
PEOPLE, WE WILL SARE JESUS WITH THEM. I KNOW YOU ARE
THINKING, A NEW CAR, A NEW BOAT, CAMPER, 4 WHEELER, A
TRIP TO HAWAII, AND MANY OTHER GREAT OPTIONS. I WANT TO
ASK YOU IF YOU WERE ABLE TO PURCHASE EACH PERSON IN YOU
FAMILY A NEW CAR, OR GIVE THEM A MILLION DOLLARS EACH,
WHEN THEY DIE WILL THE MONEY KEEP THEM FROM HELL? NO!!!
IT SURE WILL NOT!!! BUT SALVATION WILL KEEP THEM SAFE
AND FINE. WHEN ALL IS GONE THEN JESUS WILL STILL TAKE
CARE OF US. THE GIFT OF SALVATION IS THE GIFT THAT WILL
KEEP ON GIVING, FOR EVER. WHEN ALL HAS BURNED SALVCATION
WILL STILL BE OUR ONLY HOPE.
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