When the morning comes
John 21: 4 -
But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.
Morning symbolizes a new day - a new hope. Jesus is the Light of the world (creation) and therefore for us on earth is symbolized as the Sun light which came when there was no hope.
Before sin came into man although there was day and night during creation it is recording the days of creation as evening and morning, evening and morning; the night as if did not exist (it was not actual earthly days of 24 hrs but the word day means period of time; archeological findings and Bible records make us to believe they were Galaxy days, if you notice the Milky way galaxy where we live in has 6 circles and we are on the 6th circle as per Genesis we were created on the sixth day). It is just symbolic as to stating that God was always there even if there were ups and downs.
Does that mean that God is not there in the nights?
The Bible states there is no darkness so dark that can keep God away and there is no place in creation where we can run away from God (other than our own harden hearts if it has turned away from God). God is present everywhere yet we talk of evening and morning as they symbolize the glory of God - the manifestation of His presence.
The Heavens of Heavens also called the Mountains of Heavens is where the Throne of God is, that does not mean it is a seat or a human throne but symbolizes as the maximum glory of God is there.
Not only earth even the Heavens have morning and Lord Jesus came to give us the Morning Star. It does not mean earthly mornings but means a new level of the ever expanding glory of God. There are certain beings that are most close to the Throne of God and these beings have the highest position among the Angels. There are fixed numbers of people who can be given this position and Jesus is offering this position in Heaven to those who overcome. One confirmation is already recording in the Bible and that is of David.
After Judgment Day when we all enter Heaven, David and all those selected will be nearest to the Throne of God and will rule the Angels.
So let us be more concern of that life which we will live eternally than this temporary very short life we live here on earth. Let us aim to be the Morning Star closest to the Throne of God.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord Jesus, You are the head of the Church, similarly You are the Head of the Heavenly Bodies. You came not just to save us and take us to our eternal Home but also give the opportunity to those who overcome to be great in Heaven. Lord, help us to overcome our carnal self and walk in your Spirit. Help us to build your glorious Body - the Church here on earth...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
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.
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright and morning star.
17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
2 Peter 1:19
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 [Sun] arise in your hearts:
1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts [Living Beings] full of eyes before and behind [complex and multi-life being].
7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
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