Tuesday, November 6, 2012

There is Much at Stake for Living a Faithful Life

Rev 2:26  And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27  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. 28  And I will give him the morning star.

The overcoming, faith member of the Thyatiran Church was given this twofold promise from the Savior:
1. He would be granted power over the nations
2. He would receive the morning star

The first part of the promise is plain, overcomers who have been faithful over little will rule over vast kingdoms in the Millennium when we sit down with Christ and occupy thrones as kings and priests.

The second segment of the promise is a bit more difficult to determine. The morning star is that bright, indicating star, Venus. While I have doubts that any individual could receive this prize, a greater morning star would be available the victorious believer.

It is also said of Christ Jesus that He is the Morning Star, known as the Light of the World. He has arisen to give the light of grace and glory. He illumines the soul. He it is that will be granted to faithful believers. We will take joy in sharing the brilliant glory of Christ as lesser lights shining to the universe. He, the bright and Morning Star, is the ultimate reward for those who faithfully overcome.

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