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The Bright And Morning Star

“I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these thing the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star” (Revelation 22:16).

The epilogue of Revelation contains many words of comfort to the believer. Our Lord promises, among other things, that “behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me” (v.12), and “blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city” (v.14). Likewise there are many names for God given, such as “the Lord God of the holy prophets” (v.6), “Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” (v.13), and “the root and the offspring of David.” This rehearsal of names and deeds provides comfort, but why is Christ called the “Bright and Morning Star”.

The analogy is to the planet Venus, so often seen shining brightly in the early morning. The sight of the planet provides a pledge of the coming day during which the light is brighter and the sight clearer.

Likewise, however beautiful and awe-inspiring our perception is now by the light of our Bright and Morning Star, Jesus Christ, we are promised a more complete view. Although He has “shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (II Corinthians 4:6), and although Christ appeared as “the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person” (Hebrews 1:3), soon we shall see Him “face to face” (I Corinthians 13:12) and even “be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is” (I John 3:2).

Our view now constitutes only the beginning of a clearer sight—a guarantee of the glorious day that has no night, when we shall see the King in all His beauty. There will even be no need of the sun, “for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof” (Revelation 21:23). JDM

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