The Wise Men’s Gifts to the Christ Child
Each December many Americans and people around the world, faithfully celebrate the birthday of the Christ Child as Christmas. They faithfully read and retell the story of wise men who traveled a far distance to bring precious gifts to the long awaited messiah.
These gifts are commonly described as gold, frankincense & myrrh.
But alas, the meaning behind the choice of these items as being the ultimate gifts that "Wise Men" with apparently significant resources, would bestow upon someone so revered that they would make a long difficult journey just to have the honor of presenting them is not often told.
Why Frankincense & Myrrh?
Have you ever wondered why a just born babe who was destined to be their king would be given the gifts of Frankincense and Myrrh? Because we are familiar with the value of gold as buying power, gold may seem like an obvious gift for a king.
But frankincense & myrrh’s value and usage is no longer common knowledge.
The wise men’s choices were designed to bless their newborn king with the most valued possessions possible to give:
Health and Wealth
Frankincense tears or resin, and frankincense essential oil comes from the Frankincense Boswellia tree. It was then and still is
hand harvested from old trees that are highly valued in the ancient biblical/mediterranean area. Egyptians used the incense to fumigate theirhomes, for ritual incense and the oil for cosmetics. It was used as a holy anointing oil and as a general cure-all
for all diseases. History shows it was used for embalming and as a perfume and formed an important part of the
Sabbath day offering. Frankincense is mentioned in the Scriptures over 50 times
The actions of frankincense include anti-inflammatory, anti-tumoral, immune-stimulant, antidepressant and
muscle relaxing. It stimulates the limbic system as well as the hypothalamus, pineal and pituitary glands. It is
strongly anti-viral, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, antiseptic and expectorant oil. Frankincense has the
ability to relax and revitalize at the same time. It helps bring emotional balance and improved brain function. It
has been used singly or in blends for pain management both topically and orally.
A Chinese study conducted in 2000 indicated that Boswellia has "anti-carcinogenic and anti-tumor activities."
These boswellic acids from frankincense inhibited "a variety of malignant cells" in people suffering from
leukemia and brain tumors.
The Cancer Research Institute of the University of Nevada treated cervical cancer
with frankincense, in which "there was 72% inhibition and growth of non-cancerous cells."
Other studies have shown that boswellic acids from frankincense exert antiprolifertive activity toward a variety of malignant cells.
Scientists have observed that there are active properties within frankincense which stops cancer spreading, and
which induces cancerous cells to close themselves down.
"Cancer starts when the DNA code within the cell's nucleus becomes corrupted," he says. "It seems
frankincense has a re-set function. It can tell the cell what the right DNA code should be.
"Frankincense separates the 'brain' of the cancerous cell - the nucleus - from the 'body' - the cytoplasm, and
closes down the nucleus to stop it reproducing corrupted DNA codes."
Why Hasn't the General Public Heard about This? It sounds incredulous but the anti-cancerous effects of
frankincense and myrrh has been known for thousands of years. Does it work for everyone? No, but compared
to the effects of chemotherapy, frankincense DOES show great promise now and in the future. Frankincense or
Myrrh will likely never be promoted for the breakthrough that it is because there is no money to be made in its
promotion. Frankincense and Myrrh are expensive in comparison to other therapeutic grade oils but "cheap" in
comparison to drugs like chemotherapy.
Myrrh tears, gum or resin, and essential oil comes from the Myrrh Commiphora myrrha trees and shrubs.
Long before the Christ child arrived, myrrh was one of the most desired and most expensive items in the world.
It was used as incense in religious rituals, as an embalming agent, and as a cure for many diseases including
what is now called cancer, leprosy, and syphilis. Mixed with coriander and honey it was used to treat herpes.
The actions of myrrh include anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiturmor, astringent, and tonic. It
has been used for skin ailments, thyroid imbalances, inflammation, stretch marks, thrush, candida, gum
infections, prostate congestion, wounds, and cancer.
Chi-Tang Ho of the Department of Food Science, Rutgers University inspired by his late wife who died of
cancer is working with chemists there and colleagues at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
and Osaka City University, Japan. The researchers have discovered a property of an extract from myrrh that
could make it far more precious than the other two original Christmas gifts - it is a potent anticancer compound.
The researchers have shown that a sesquiterpenoid from myrrh kills breast tumour cells in the laboratory, even
those that resist current anticancer drugs. "I'm optimistic that this compound can be developed into an
anticancer drug," says Rutgers team member Mohamed Rafi, although he concedes that the compound is yet to
be tested in animals or humans.
The wise men’s choices were designed to bless their newborn king with
the most valued possessions possible to give: Health and Wealth
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