Numbers – Revealing Our Morning Star

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

Numbers 24:17a – I shall see him {this is a prophecy of Jesus Christ}, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Scepter shall rise out of Israel, . . .

The “Star out of Jacob” is a reference to the birth and life of Jesus Christ. “Jacob” is the father of the tribe of Israel, he had twelve sons each one being one of the tribes. From Jacob would come this prophesied Star, who was unseen at the time of this revelation, yet this Star gave them hope in his future coming. Mary the mother of Jesus was in the bloodline of her ancestor Jacob. In Revelation 2:28 the Star is further identified as “the morning star.”

Revelation 22:16 – I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches {the things recorded in Revelation}. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

Jesus Christ identified himself as not only the “morning star,” but as “the bright and morning star.” He is now “bright” because today we can clearly see him through the Scriptures, and as we handle the Scriptures in the light that God’s Word truly reflects in our hearts we currently may also “behold him,” in the fiber of our entire beings, for Christ is in us (Colossians 1:27).

I John 1:1-3:
-1: THAT which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
-2: (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness {in our hearts}, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
-3: That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

John is explaining that the believers today in God’s divine and revealed grace can see, hear, and handle the revealed Word of life because Christ the living Word and prophesied Star of God is now alive within our hearts. It is interesting to note that at one time when Lucifer was the angel of light before his ill-attempted overthrow of heaven, he was called the “son of the morning” in Isaiah 14:12, and “son of the morning” means the morning star. Jesus Christ has the illustrious title and prestige that the angel of light, the morning star, once had.

II Peter 1:19 – We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star {the bright and morning star} arise {Where?} in your hearts:

Because we have Christ within, we have the morning star arising in our hearts, and the more we look to Christ in the Scriptures the greater the arising of the morning star appears, the brighter he shines in our lives.

Today, having the morning star is an awesome understanding and privilege, he was prophesied, foretold of, anticipated, and hoped for, but today we in God’s grace have access into the spiritual realities of all that was prophesied, foretold of, anticipated in, and hoped for, because we now have the God given right to enjoy the continued rising of our bright and morning Star ─ Jesus Christ. We have the tender mercies of God to know the “sunrising” of His Son within.

Luke 1:78 – Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring {sunrising} from on high hath visited us.