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Bright Morning Star (Revelation 2.28-29)

" I will also give that one the morning star. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches." (Revelation 2.28-29)✞

East Before Sunrise

Jesus Bright Morning StarAt the end of the book of Revelation in Revelation 22.16 Jesus calls himself the "bright morning star." We read, "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you [the Greek is plural] this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star." When life comes to an end, those who possess Christ will never lose him again. The promise in Daniel 12.3 is, "those who are wise [or "who impart wisdom"] will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever." If that be so, the bright morning star is the glory which will come to all those who are righteous and have helped others to walk in the paths of righteousness. This brightness is said to be also reflected in the Greek god "Phosphorus" which shine brightly and is also called the Morning Star. Other references to the Morning Star appear elsewhere. In 2 Peter 1.19, it appears to describe the sudden revelation of Christ in a person's life, "We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts."

Glory Will Come

Venus the brightest planet in the heavensThe "morning star" is also one of the names given to the planet Venus when it appears in the east before sunrise. Venus is also called the "Evening Star" and strangely the planet Mercury when it appears in the East before sunrise. It is as though it is heralding the coming of the morning. "Venus" is also called the "bright morning star" to describe the bright star system called "Sirius" which is one of Earth's nearest neighbors and appears as the brightest in the night sky. The name "Sirius" comes from the Greek meaning "glowing" and it is sometimes called "the dog star" from its place in the constellation "Canis Major" or "Greater Dog." The Latin name of the Morning Star is "Lucifer" and has been assigned to Satan. Many Christians believe that Lucifer was Satan's name as a senior angel before his disobedience and fall from grace in Heaven. Finally, the "Morning Star Ceremony," was the name of a ritual ceremony including the human sacrifice of a young girl performed by the Skidi band of the Pawnee tribe into the 19th century. The last known sacrifice was of Haxti, a 14-year-old Oglala Lakota girl on April 22, 1838.✞

"Bright Morning Star"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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