Matthew 2:3-8 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born.5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:6 “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’
7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.”
Upon hearing of the birth of Jesus, the "KING OF THE JEWS" scripture declares that Herod who was the current earthly king and all Jerusalem was "disturbed". Other translations said he was "worried, disturbed, angered".
Herod inquired of the Chief Priests and teachers of the law as to where the "SAVIOR" was born and was told in Bethlehem in Judea. His concern about Jesus whereabout was for information purpose in his hope of killing Him.
If Herod was happy and wanted to "worship" the new born "KING" there would not have been any reason for "RAGE". The good news of the "SAVIOR" birth should have been a reason of celebration and rejoicing, but as we see from this text it was the opposite for Herod.
The Deceit of King Herod! Do not let that "EVIL SPIRIT" attach itself to you people of God. Stay connected to the Holy Spirit!