This week Bro. Leo continues us on a Christmas study series by looking at the phrase “day star” in the Scriptures.
Last week we learned that the word “glory” in John 1:14 is translated from the Greek word “doxa” which means the true nature and substance of what something is intrinsically, qualities of, nature of, substance of. Example: water is a combination of 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen. The hydrogen and oxygen is the “doxa” of water. Water can be in the form of liquid, solid (ice) and vapor. In all 3 forms it’s “doxa” is exactly the same.
In John 10:30 Jesus tells us that He and God are one in the same. The word “one” is translated from the Greek word “hen” which means one in essence, one in quality, one in substance. So, all three forms of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one in essence, one in quality, one in substance. To see God we need not look any further than Jesus.
In 1Tim. 3:16 the word “manifest” is translated from the Greek word “phaneros” which means to shine forth, make known, draw attention to, come to cause to be seen. Christmas is a shining forth of God to the earth. Jesus tells us in John 8:12 and 9:4-5 that He is the light that is shining forth. He also invites us to come to the light, He wants to draw us to the light (John 3:19-21, 18).
In 2Pet. 1:19 the phrase “Day Star” is translated from the Greek word “phōsphero” which means a carrier of light, a bearer of light. Jesus is the only carrier and bearer of God’s light. In Rev. 22:16 Jesus declares Himself the “bright and morning star” which is the “Day Star”.
In Luke 1:78 the word “dayspring” is translated from the Greek word “anatolē” which means the rising of light, the exact moment a point on the horizon where the sun crest breaks upward. Zacharias was prophesying about the birth of Jesus.
Just like the Shepherds, Wise men and Herad, everybody must either accept the Day Star or reject Him.
“manifest” = “phaneros” = to shine forth, make known, draw attention to, come to cause to be seen.
“Day Star” = “phōsphero” = a carrier of light, a bearer of light.
Scriptures used in today’s study:
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Joh 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Joh 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
Joh 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
1Ti 3:13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
1Ti 3:14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:
1Ti 3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
1Ti 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Joh 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Joh 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
Joh 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
Joh 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Joh 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
Joh 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
Joh 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
2Pe 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 arise in your hearts:
2Pe 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
Rev 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
Rev 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
Isa 9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Isa 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
Isa 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
Isa 60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Isa 60:4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.
Luk 1:76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
Luk 1:77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,
Luk 1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
Luk 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
2Co 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
2Co 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
2Co 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
2Co 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.