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♚ ☆ Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar,The Three Wise Men  ☆♚ by ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ

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DEDICATED TO ALL THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN THAT INDEED THERE WAS THREE WISE MEN or MORE
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Where do i start with this..This was a small little card i had for many years,i found it and had to restore it instead of colour i did it mono and then did selective colouring, i had to draw in things paint ect.,I then added in the jewels one by one shaping them ect. via photoshop layers, then added my star..then made this a big sized picture..also had to do painting and restoration to make this and am very pleased with
the outcome final touch was adding my text
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Question: “What does the Bible say about the three wise men (Magi)?”

Answer: We assume that there were three wise men because of the three gifts that were given: gold, incense, and myrrh (Matthew 2:11). However, the Bible does not say there were only three wise men. There could have been many more. Tradition says that there were three and that their names were Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, but since the Bible does not say, we have no way of knowing whether the tradition is accurate.

It is a common misconception that the wise men visited Jesus at the stable on the night of His birth. In fact, the wise men came days, months, or possibly even years later. That is why Matthew 2:11 says the wise men visited and worshiped Jesus in a house, not at the stable.

We know that the magi were wise men from “the East,” most likely Persia, or modern-day Iran. This means the wise men traveled 800 to 900 miles to see the Christ child. Most likely, the magi knew of the writings of the prophet Daniel, who in time past had been the chief of the court seers in Persia. Daniel 9:24-27 includes a prophecy which gives a timeline for the birth of the Messiah. Also, the magi may have been aware of the prophecy of Balaam (who was from the town of Pethor on the Euphrates River near Persia) in Numbers 24:17. Balaam’s prophecy specifically mentions a “star coming out of Jacob.”

The wise men were guided to look for the King of the Jews by a miraculous stellar event, the “Star of Bethlehem,” which they called “His star” (Matthew 2:2). They consulted with King Herod in Jerusalem concerning the birth of Christ and were so directed to Bethlehem (Matthew 2:4-8). They followed God’s guidance joyfully (Matthew 2:10). Their gifts for Jesus were costly, and they worshiped Him. God warned them in a dream against returning to Herod, so, in defiance of the king, they left Judea by another route (Matthew 2:12).

So, the magi were men who 1) read and believed God’s Word, 2) sought Jesus, 3) recognized the worth of Christ, 4) humbled themselves to worship Jesus, and 5) obeyed God rather than man. They were truly wise men!

Question: "Why did the Magi bring gold, frankincense, and myrrh to Jesus?"

Answer: Matthew 2 tells us that the magi, or wise men, travelled from the East in search of the Christ child. They inquired of King Herod where they might find Him, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him” (Matthew 2:2). Upon finding the baby Jesus, “they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh” (Matthew 2:11).

Gold is a precious metal and as such was a very valuable commodity. Its value could very well have financed Joseph and Mary’s trip to Egypt. The Bible does not tell us any other significance to these three gifts; however, tradition has it that there is a deeper meaning for each of the three. Gold is a symbol of divinity and is mentioned throughout the Bible. Pagan idols were often made from gold and the Ark of the Covenant was overlaid with gold (Exodus 25:10-17). The gift of gold to the Christ child was symbolic of His divinity—God in flesh.

Frankincense is a white resin or gum. It is obtained from a tree by making incisions in the bark and allowing the gum to flow out. It is highly fragrant when burned and was therefore used in worship, where it was burned as a pleasant offering to God (Exodus 30:34). Frankincense is a symbol of holiness and righteousness. The gift of frankincense to the Christ child was symbolic of His willingness to become a sacrifice, wholly giving Himself up, analogous to a burnt offering.

Myrrh was also a product of Arabia, and was obtained from a tree in the same manner as frankincense. It was a spice and was used in embalming. It was also sometimes mingled with wine to form an article of drink. Such a drink was given to our Savior when He was about to be crucified, as a stupefying potion (Mark 15:23). Matthew 27:34 refers to it as “gall.” Myrrh symbolizes bitterness, suffering, and affliction. The baby Jesus would grow to suffer greatly as a man and would pay the ultimate price when He gave His life on the cross for all who would believe in Him.

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  • ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ
    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...about 2 years ago

    ♚ ☆ Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar,The Three Wise Men ☆♚

  • vigor
    vigorabout 2 years ago

    I’m very happy you put this on about the actual events. Truth be told, the only ones present at the birth of Jesus were the shepherds. The wise men may have gotten to him as late as 2 years old because the bible also says they came to the house where the “child” was, not infant. Right after that, Mary and Joseph got the blessing of these gifts to take young Jesus to Egypt and escape the killing of the 2 yr. old and under baby boys. In fact, it’s rather doubtful that Jesus was even born in Dec. That is most likely in Oct. during the Jewish festival of lights, very appropriate wouldn’t you agree?

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    *(…’•’.. ) ˛╬╬╬╬╬˛°.|田田 |門|╬╬╬╬╬˚ .˛ …Thank u for your visit and comment this subject i can surely get into but not here i will say however that Jesus was not born in Dec and there is more proof on this but ill leave it at that on here for now hugs..Blessings keepn touch hugs.

    – ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ

  • trish725
    trish725about 2 years ago

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    *(…’•’.. ) ˛╬╬╬╬╬˛°.|田田 |門|╬╬╬╬╬˚ .˛ …Thank you Trish for this banner and feature hugs.I am honored and thrilled to receive this hugs. Thank u for all u do within this group making it special for us all hugs.

    – ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ

  • aprilann
    aprilannabout 2 years ago

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    *(…’•’.. ) ˛╬╬╬╬╬˛°.|田田 |門|╬╬╬╬╬˚ .˛ …Thank you Aprilann for this banner and feature i am honored and thrilled to receive this hugs Thank u for all you do within this group making it special for us all hugs.

    – ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureabout 2 years ago

    Selective coloration works very well here:>) Congratulations on your feature – FAVE:>)

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    *(…’•’.. ) ˛╬╬╬╬╬˛°.|田田 |門|╬╬╬╬╬˚ .˛ …Thank you for your visit and kind comment hugs Keepn touch blessings to you

    – ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 2 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your feature in Just For You Dedications, beautiful work

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    *(…’•’.. ) ˛╬╬╬╬╬˛°.|田田 |門|╬╬╬╬╬˚ .˛ …Thank u for your visit and kind comment hugs keepn touch

    – ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 2 years ago

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    *(…’•’.. ) ˛╬╬╬╬╬˛°.|田田 |門|╬╬╬╬╬˚ .˛ …Thank yhou for this banner and feature hugs I am honored and thrilled to receive this Thank you for all u do within this group making it special for us all hugs. –

    – ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ

  • Matty B. Duran
    Matty B. Duranabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful work~This time of year is to remind the world that we have a Savior Jesus Christ who gave His Glorious Life for the sins of the world~Even the unbelievers get caught up by The Grace of God in seeing images of our Lord and reading Scriptures~They also sing songs of praise, and feel compelled to go to church services~We pray that our Lord will draw as many as He has ordained for Salvation~All year round we pray and cry out for the world to believe, let the world believe That THE MESSIAH HAS BEEN BORN AND GAVE HIS LIFE AS A RANSOM FOR MANY~

    (His worker)

  • ★Merry Christmas★ 。* 。*FROM MY HOUSE TO YOURS Hugs Rapture777
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    ˚ ˛ •˛•| 田田|門| Thank you for this banner and feature hugs I am honored and thrilled to receive this Thank u for all u do within this group making it special for us all hugs..Blessings to you i happy u like this hugs.thank you for your words and fav hugs.

    – ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ

  • vigor
    vigorabout 2 years ago

    Congrats on your featured work in Just For You!!!

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    *(…’•’.. ) ˛╬╬╬╬╬˛°.|田田 |門|╬╬╬╬╬˚ .˛ …

    Thank you and your congrats and visit hugs keepn touch

    – ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ

  • vigor
    vigorabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful!
    12-23-12

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