Matt 2:1-2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him."
Después de nacer Jesús en Belén de Judea, en tiempos del rey Herodes, he aquí, unos magos del oriente llegaron a Jerusalén, diciendo: 2 ¿Dónde está el Rey de los judíos que ha nacido? Porque vimos su estrella en el oriente y hemos venido a adorarle.
Intro.: The Wise Men were looking for a Savior, and they recognized the sign of Jesus. They followed that sign until the found Jesus. When they found HIM they worshipped HIM with very costly offerings. Our challenge is to still be seeking the sign of the Savior, to do whatever it takes to get to where Jesus is, and to worship HIM with our very best gifts. This is our highest calling.
Matt 6:31-34 Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
NOTHING ELSE MATTERS UNLESS WE SEEK THE KING & HIS WILL FOR US
I. I See His Star Shining Once Again
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God-- having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.
Matthew 24:42,44 “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. . . . Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh”
The ungodliness of this generation is the surest sign of Christ’s imminent return!
Every biblical prophecy regarding the end times has been fulfilled except for the rapture of the Church
Jesus is coming again soon & very soon. Wise men are seeking HIM!
While on a South Pole expedition, British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton left a few men on Elephant Island, promising that he would return. Later, when he tried to go back, huge icebergs blocked the way. But suddenly, as if by a miracle, an avenue opened in the ice and Shackleton was able to get through. His men, ready and waiting, quickly scrambled aboard. No sooner had the ship cleared the island than the ice crashed together behind them. Contemplating their narrow escape, the explorer said to his men, "It was fortunate you were all packed and ready to go!" They replied, "We never gave up hope. Whenever the sea was clear of ice, we rolled up our sleeping bags and reminded each other, 'The boss may come today.'"
II. Push Aside Every Obstacle
Hebrews 12:1 kjv Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Fight the Crowd, like the woman with the flow of blood
Touch the hem of HIS Garment
III. Bring an Offering to the KING
Geneses 4:3-5 And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. 4 Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, 5 but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.
Come looking for HIM but don’t come empty handed
Don’t bring HIM a 2nd class offering
Don’t go cheap on GOD!
Bring HIM the first born of your flocks, and see how the favor of GOD brings victory into your life!
Conclusion: Wise men still seek HIM. His star is shining once again in our generation. Push through every obstacle, set aside every distraction, and bring an offering into the presence of the Most High King.