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Old 12-14-2012, 07:02 PM
 
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In the bible it says they gave jesus gold, frankinsence and mur. In modern day times what would these three things be. Obviously gold would be money but what are the other two
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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Today we can give Jesus the gold of a pure heart, frankincense of a dedicated life, and myrrh of death to the our old life and total surrender to Him.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:28 PM
 
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In the bible it says they gave jesus gold, frankinsence and mur. In modern day times what would these three things be. Obviously gold would be money but what are the other two
MT 2:11 "And when they [the wise men] 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."

Gold was for His eartly needs.
Frankincense for incense was symbolic of His life of prayer for humanity.
Myrrh was symbolic of His suffering with us and for humanity.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:32 PM
 
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Those all sound good, but if jesus came back do you believe that he would be deserving of a large sum of money in order to live to peaceful non hectic life and raise a family. And also to help other people and create causes to create more good around or should he have to work a job and not be given the life of a king
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:16 PM
 
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Not sure what you are getting at, but Jesus did not lead a cushy life. He worked with his hands as a carpenter for all but the last three years of his life, when he was engaged in His ministry of teaching, serving and healing full-time. He said during that period of His life that the "son of man has no place to lay his head." People did give gifts to keep him going, but he did not live the life of an earthly king, not by a long shot.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:41 PM
 
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What about if he came back and decided to not set off doomsday. Would it be wrong for him to be rich and not have to work since theoretically he died for you and all that. Like just be able to relax all day or do you expect him to go to school and work to set an example once again how to live a honest perfect life.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:59 AM
 
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In the bible it says they gave jesus gold, frankinsence and mur. In modern day times what would these three things be. Obviously gold would be money but what are the other two
Where do you get Three from?...
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:50 AM
 
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In the day of Jesus birth , Myrrh was used as an incense for consecration of the temple , but today they discovered this herb is good for circulation problems for health ...Frankincense is also used as a incense for consecration , both of these can still be found in the nation today of Yemen , and Somalia, ...See these wise men were wise because they came from across the land to find Jesus and they brought gifts , and they identified the Star of Bethlehem as from God ..... Some people believe that these wise men were astrologers, but they would not be wise if their god was astrology, and not the living God through Jesus ...... Through Jesus, people can be rich, but it is the covetousness, and greed, and pride which is rejected in heaven , As people get rich they find they do not need Jesus or to be able to receive Jesus charity and faith is stalled , which robs God of blessing
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:23 AM
 
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In the day of Jesus birth , Myrrh was used as an incense for consecration of the temple , but today they discovered this herb is good for circulation problems for health ...Frankincense is also used as a incense for consecration , both of these can still be found in the nation today of Yemen , and Somalia, ...See these wise men were wise because they came from across the land to find Jesus and they brought gifts , and they identified the Star of Bethlehem as from God ..... Some people believe that these wise men were astrologers, but they would not be wise if their god was astrology, and not the living God through Jesus ...... Through Jesus, people can be rich, but it is the covetousness, and greed, and pride which is rejected in heaven , As people get rich they find they do not need Jesus or to be able to receive Jesus charity and faith is stalled , which robs God of blessing
Do some deeper research on those three elements and you will be surprised at what you find...
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:44 AM
 
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Alot of people use the wise men as a reason for gift giving during Christmas. What they dont realize is that the wise men were looking for Jesus because he was a king and is it customary and is still customary to bring a gift to a King in that part of the world. They gave the gifts to Jesus, not an exchange of gifts with each other.

Matthew 2:2

2 saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”
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