Emanna for 02/13/2020
Gifts from the Magi (2)
Luke 2:48 And when they saw Him, they were astounded; and His mother said to Him, Child, why have You treated us like this? Behold, Your father and I, being greatly distressed, have been seeking You. (49) And He said to them, Why is it that you were seeking Me? Did you not know that I must be in the things of My Father? (51) And He went down with them and was subject to them...
Words of Ministry
[Part 2 of 2]
Myrrh signifies death and also the fragrance of death. Among the human race, death has no fragrance; however, with Jesus there was the fragrance of death. When Jesus was twelve years old, He went to Jerusalem with His parents. Because He was burdened to see what people were doing in His Father's house, the temple, He stayed in Jerusalem after the feast. Mary and Joseph did not understand Him. They looked for Him and eventually found Him in the temple. In a sense, Mary rebuked Him....
[However, He did not argue.]
He went along with them and returned with them to Nazareth. That was a real killing to Him. His intention was killed, and in that killing we can smell myrrh. That was not the fragrance of frankincense; it was the sweet aroma of myrrh. If we read the four Gospels, the biographies of Jesus, we shall see that in the life of Jesus the gold, the frankincense, and the myrrh were very prevalent. He was always living the resurrection life, and He was constantly under the killing of the cross. He did not wait until thirty-three and a half years had passed before He went to the cross to be crucified. Throughout His whole life He was continually being crucified on the cross. Thus, He had not only the fragrance of resurrection, but also the sweet myrrh of the cross.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, 1986, pp. 85-86. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 2/2/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.