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Gifts Fit For a King

Pastor Andrew Fletcher

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The Christmas season is again upon us when we celebrate the birth of the Savior of the world, the Lord Jesus Christ.

This newsletter article is written by a good friend, whom I've asked to share the following message. I heard it several years ago and it blessed me so much, that I've asked him to share it with you. 

Pastor Andrew Fletcher and his wife Vicki pastor Word of Faith Assembly in Daniels, WV.

Very often the world tries to "X" Him out, but to us, the church, it is our greatest opportunity to lift Him up and magnify Him. 

Since this is the season of giving we must first of all focus on Him, for after all, it is His birthday. But you might ask, what could you possibly give to a God that has everything? Let us closely observe the first Christmas and see:

Matthew 2:10-11 
10 When they (the wise men) 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.

When shopping to buy a gift for anyone we usually ask three questions: 

    (1) What do they need? 
    (2) What have they been looking for? 
    (3) What do they want?
Now let us look at the gifts the wise men brought to him, and go shopping.


The gold has a two-fold meaning. First it was to show forth that this young child was a king. We must also "fall down" and receive him as King and Lord and not Savior only. Also, the gold was to provide for Joseph and Mary to travel into Egypt. God needs for us to also give offerings that there might be meat in His house. 


The frankincense represents worship. They worshipped Him. This provides a habitation for God to "spend Christmas with you." Jesus said the Father seeketh such and is looking for them that worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. 


The Myrrh shows that He was one that was born, and destined to die, because Myrrh was used on the bodies of he dead. It is only to the degree, that we die to self, that He can live in and through us. Which is what God wants to do, most of all! 

There is one thing that you can be sure of: Shopping for God can be costly, but you can afford it.

So make your list, and check it twice, and make sure you're willing to pay the price. The wise men still seek Him, and fall down before Him, and bring Him gifts, fit for a King.