- Parent Category: FAQs
- Category: Bible Questions and Answers about Satan
- Published on Friday, 20 November 2009 10:37
This page was adapted from an answer at Truth and Tidings Magazine by David Oliver.
The "Day Star" refers to the person of Jesus Christ. A few versions of the Bible (e.g. Darby, English Standard Version , New American standard), use the words "Morning Star" in 2 Peter 1:19. The word "phosphoros" in Greek means "light bearing" (Strong, WEV), "light bringing" (Thayer), or even the Venus (Liddell & Scott). The two words in Greek from Revelation 22: are translated directly as "Morning Star." The word Peter uses, then, has a different emphasis than the two words in Revelation. In Peter is focusing on the second coming to the earth, but in Revelation 22 the emphasis is on the coming in the air for the Church.
In one paragraph (2 Peter 1:16-21), Peter, shows the certainty of the Lord’s coming to earth in glory. The brightness of the Morning Star ("the light bringer") should capture their (and our) attention and give assurance of the glorious day, when the "Sun of Righteousness shall arise" (Malachi 4:2). In Revelation 22, the bright ("radiant": Strong) Morning Star captures the affection of the churches and causes anticipation of His coming to the air for His Bride - the Church. The Spirit and Bride both are calling for Him to come.