(Luke 2:13-14) “ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Again, we read above about the great proclamation of Heaven’s Angels the night of Jesus’ birth, and how they began to sing “Glory to God in the highest.” So, what did the angels mean by this statement. 48 times in the Bible God uses the phrase, “The Most High,” to describe not just the dwelling place of God, but also the Glory that should be ascribed to Him and His Son Jesus 1) Jesus was the Glory that came down from the Highest Heaven. Jesus’s existence did not begin at birth, for the Bible tells us that he was, and is, and always will be the eternal Son of God, “the only begotten of the Father.” For He is, (Rev. 1:8) “the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and ending,” (18) “he that liveth, and was dead”; and the one who is “alive for evermore,” 2) His Glory filled the whole earth at his birth. (John 1:14) “and we beheld his glory , the glory of the only begotten of the Father.” For a short time God dwelt with mankind personally. Jesus was 100% man and yet 100% God, and he came down to share His Glory with all who would trust in Him and his Word. 3) His Glory now abides in man. Every “born again” believer at the moment of salvation, is filled with His Glorious Holy Spirit. Our bodies then after salvation are now God’s Glorious Temple (1 Cor. 3:16). So, when the angels sang,“Glory to God in the Highest” they were describing the Highest Glory of all now coming to indwell us in Christ!
(Matt. 2:11) “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;...” Christmas is all about the giving of gifts ; God gave the world Jesus (Jn.3:16), and here we see the wise men giving gifts as well. I think that in many ways, gifts are the real reason that the world enjoys Christmas time, but to those of us that understand God’s purpose in sending His Son Jesus, we love this season for a different reason. The Biblical account doesn’t say how many wise men came from the east seeking Jesus, but it does tell us that they gave three different types of gifts; 1) Gold . In Jesus’ day gold was given to honor new kings, and to increase their wealth. Gold also represents the very best that God had to give to us but also the very best man should give to God. 2) Frankincense was the incense burned in the temple of Solomon. It represented praise, pra