1.      Review on Jesus the morning star

In the previous post, I spoke about Jesus’ promise to the overcoming church of Thiatyra:

 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

And I will give him the morning star (Rev 2:26 – 28)

Jesus again referred to Himself as the morning star in the Book of Revelation when He said – I am the root and the offspring of David, [and] the bright and morning star (Rev 22: 16) .

 In the literal sense, “morning star is the name given to the planet Venus when it appears in the east before sunrise”.

Jesus’ birth was heralded by a star in the east. Astēr (G792) is the Greek word used for star in the texts previously cited. A comparison with the usage of astēr(G792) in the KJV of the New Testament shows a direct reference to Jesus as the morning star at the time of His birth:

Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him (Matt 2: 2)

 2. Four facts about the planet Venus (nasa.gov)

  1.  The second planet from the sun
  2.  Earth’s closest neighbour in the solar system
  3. the brightest object in the sky after the sun and moon
  4. sometimes looks like a bright star in the morning or evening sky.

I understand in a literal sense that the morning star is:

  • prominent
  • full of brightness
  • readily visible to earth
  • brings light to the earth since it appears just before sunrise.

2.  Understanding Jesus’ promise to give the Morning Star to overcoming believers

Like Jesus the morning star, the overcoming believer will become the light of the world come like the Lord Jesus:

  •  prominent
  • full of brightness
  • readily visible to earth
  • brings light to the earth since it appears just before sunrise.

We are the Light of the World and will illuminate earth with the Light and Truth of God’s Word and Presence. What a wonderful honor!

Have a great day!

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