The Morning Star


Rev. ii, 26-29. “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.

29. “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”

That which the Spirit saith unto the churches are the words of the Son of man. He, therefore, that overcometh and keepeth the words of the Son of man to the end, as set forth by the Spirit, will be given power over the nations, and will receive the morning star. From indications heretofore set forth the Morning Star is Messiah as the Sun of Righteousness who, in the dread catastrophes of the Fourth Creative Day, superseded the sun of the physical world as the source of light and life. Lucifer, the angel Death, the brightest and most powerful of the angelic host was called “son of the morning” (see Isa. xiv. 12), but the Morning Star by the text is a Person of the Holy Trinity and is more particularly manifested as Jesus the Son of God (see Rev. xxii. 16; Job xxxviii. 1-7). Wherefore (see Rom. viii. 14) as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God, and, hence, become partakers of the glory of the Morning Star.

In the esoteric sense the standpoint of the charge is in the second semidivision of the Hiddekelic Age, covering the years B.C. 17,558-12,098. At the end of this epoch the Hiddekelic race was swept away – killed, see verse 23 – in the terrible drought and famine of the period (see Isa. xix. 1-10: Jer. xiv. 1-6).