Jesus Is The Bright And Morning Star
In a passage from the book of Revelation Jesus claims:
I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star. (Revelation 22:16)
In this passage Jesus claims that He is a direct descendent of David (who is a descendant of Jacob) and therefore is qualified to be the promised Messiah, who the people believe will be a King of Israel. The following scripture predicts His arrival hundreds of years before hand:
I see Him, but not now; I behold Him, but not near; A Star shall come out of Jacob; A Scepter shall rise out of Israel, and batter the brow of Moab, And destroy all the sons of tumult. (Numbers 24:17)
Being the Bright and Morning Star further qualifies Him to be the Christ. This is clarified in a passage from Peter, an eyewitness of His truth:
For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain. And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; (2 Peter 1:16-19)
In addition, if we overcome we will be given the Morning Star as indicated in the following passage:
But hold fast what you have till I come. And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations; ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels'; as I also have received from My Father; and I will give him the morning star. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’ (Revelation 2:25-29)
The Morning Star is a bit of a mystery as it remains an unfulfilled prophesy of the second coming of Jesus. In the posting entitled Jesus-And-The-Bride-Of-Christ, I present my experience as a member of the Bride while in the spirit during prayer. In this experience I witnessed the marriage of the bride to Jesus and saw the new world the New Jerusalem. I was an eyewitness to the rise of the Morning Star on the first day of the new creation. The Morning Star as it turns out is larger than our existing sun, but at the same time provides a gentle and warming light to the new world. I watched it rise from the horizon until it reached its final position would normally be seen at around nine o’clock. There it will stay forevermore providing a gentle light and warmth to the Bride, the New Jerusalem. This fixed position in the sky makes it the Morning Star.
The Morning Star signifies that Jesus, who is the Christ, will provide everything that the Bride needs. It is in this new world that we will be returned to the Garden and dwell there with God like Adam and Eve did. Things therefore will be restored to as they were in the beginning when God walked with man in the cool of the day.