"And I will give him the morning star." (Revelation 2:28)
"I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches.
I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star." (Revelation 22:16)
"The morning star" is the symbol of the church's hope. There is beauty in this thought, derived as it is in the verses noted above.
The characteristics of the morning star are brilliancy and solitariness. It glitters beautifully, off in its distant sphere, but it is all alone. It does not command the notice of the world as the sun does. It is only the watchman that sees it. The season for its appearing is quite its own - it is neither night nor day. It fills a moment that is quite its own, and it is only the watchman, or the child of the morning, the one that is up before the sun, that has to do with it.
Is there not a voice in this, dear Christian? Does it not tell your inmost soul of a coming, that is to precede the sunrise - of the coming of One, Who does not belong to the world, for a redeemed people who wait for their Saviour. (TCN)
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"But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."
(2 Peter 3:18)
Seven Salvation Superlatives
1. Jesus gives us not only life, but life more abundantly! (John 10:10)
2. My cup of blessing is not only full, but it runs over! (Psalm 23:5)
3. God not only saves, but He saves to the uttermost! (Hebrews 7:25)
4. God not only gives joy, but joy unspeakable! (1 Peter 1:8)
5. God not only supplies our needs, but gives exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think! (Ephesians 3:20)
6. We not only win the battle, but we are more than conquerors! (Romans 8:37)
7. We are not only "children of God" but heirs of God and fellow-heirs with Jesus Christ! (Romans 8:17)
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