John the Baptist was the first prophet in Israel after more than 400 years of silence from God. He came in the Spirit and Power of Elijah to Herald the arrival of the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth.
The Wise Men found the newborn King in Bethlehem. They worshiped Him and gave Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. God guided all of the events surrounding the birth of His Son to fulfill prophecy perfectly.
The Wise Men came from the East because they knew of the coming King. But, when exactly did they arrive in Bethlehem?
The God of the Universe entered into the Creation as a innocent infant. He took on a human nature so that He could become the perfect substitute for our sins and propitiate the wrath of God.
The Book of Matthew presents Jesus as both the King and the long awaited Messiah. By tying in Old Testament Revelation, Jesus is confirmed to be the only one worthy of the throne of David and the Savior of the World.