WHAT COULD YOU POSSIBLE GIVE TO A KING THAT HAS EVERYTHING?
THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
“Our finest gifts we bring, to lay before the King”
“So to honor him, when we come”
“Little baby, I am a poor boy too”
“I have no gift to bring that’s fit to give our king”
“Shall I play for you. Mary nodded, the ox and lamb kept time”
“I played my drum for him, I played my best for him”
“Then he smiled at me, Me and my drum”
Matt. 2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. 11 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.
OUR GIFTS ARE AN EXPRESSION OF OUR LOVE AND WORSHIP
- THIS YOUNG CHILD WAS A KING. KINGS ARE TO BE HONORED
THE 1ST GIFT YOU SHOULD GIVE TO HIM IS YOUR HEART, WORSHIP HIM AND RECEIVE HIM AS KING AND LORD, –
- THE 2ND MEANING WAS TO PROVIDE FOR JOSEPH AND MARY TO TRAVEL TO EGYPT – TO SUPPLY FOR THEIR NEEDS
THE 2ND THING IN CONNECTION WITH GOLD IS TO MAKE SURE THERE’S PROVISION IN HIS HOUSE. OUR GIFTS HONOR HIM.
- THE 2ND GIFT MENTIONED IS FRANKINCENSE
THE 2ND GIFT YOU SHOULD CONSIDER IS WORSHIP
FRANKINCENSE REPRESENTS WORSHIP
THEY WORSHIPED THE LORD FROM THEIR TREASURIES.
Ex. MARY BROKE HER ALABASTER BOX… SHE DIDN’T SING A SONG
Phil 4:18 Paul said the Philippians offering came up before God like a fragrant aroma, sweet smelling, well pleasing to God
YOUR GIVING REFLECTS YOUR HEART! IT ALSO AFFECTS YOUR HEART!
WORSHIP PROVIDES A HABITATION FOR GOD TO “SPEND CHRISTMAS WITH YOU”
Nas John 4:23 “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.
FRANKINCENSE IS 2 WORDS – FRANK / INCENSE
In Ex. 30:34-35 The LORD told Moses to certain spices with pure frankincense to make an incense that would be pure and holy.
Rev. 5:8 And when He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, having each one a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
GIVE THE LORD SOME EXTRA WORSHIP THIS CHRISTMAS AS A GIFT
- THE 3RD GIFT THEY PRESENTED WAS MYRRH
THE MYRRH – HE WAS ONE THAT WAS BORN AND DESTINED TO DIE.
John 19:38-39 Joseph of Arimathea, a disciple of Jesus, asked Pilate for the body of Jesus; Nicodemus came also, who had first come to Him by night; bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds weight. 40 And so they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in linen wrappings with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews.
“IT’S ONLY TO THE DEGREE THAT WE DIE TO SELF, THAT HE CAN TRULY LIVE IN AND THROUGH US.”
3RD GIFT – OBEDIENCE
Ex. IN Esther 2:12 MYRRH IS ONE OF THE SUBSTANCES USED IN THE PURIFICATION (BEAUTIFICATION) OF WOMEN
MYRRH WAS AN OIL – PART OF THE MIXTURE OF HOLY OIL
Ex. 30:23 “Take also for yourself the finest of spices: of flowing myrrh five hundred shekels…
25 “And you shall make of these a holy anointing oil, a perfume mixture, the work of a perfumer; it shall be a holy anointing oil.
AS YOU DIE TO SELF IT IS LIKE A PERFUME TO THE LORD
Rom 12:1 I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.
2Cor. 2:14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in His triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.