Emanna for 02/20/2020
The Morning Star Arising in Your Heart (4)
Rev 22:16 I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the bright morning star. Pet 1:19 And we have the prophetic word made more firm, to which you do well to give heed as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts
Words of Ministry
[Part 4 of 4]
Now we must see how we can have this star, how we can have this heavenly vision. The Bible tells us that the morning star is Christ?...How can we have Christ as the star? According to 2 Peter 1:19, the star is associated with the Bible. Peter tells us to take heed to the "prophetic word made more firm." If we take heed to this sure word, something within us will dawn, and the daystar will arise in our hearts. To take heed to the sure word is to pay attention to the living Word. It is not just to read the Word; it is to enter into the Word until something arises within us. We may call this the dawn or the daystar. In 2 Peter 1:19 the daystar is actually the morning star. The word in Greek is "phosphoros," a light-bearing substance. A piece of phosphorus can shine in darkness. Christ is the real phosphorus shining in today's darkness. However, the Word cannot shine over you unless you take heed to it. You must take heed until something begins to shine within you. That shining will become the phosphorus in your heart. Then you will have the daystar. You will be like the wise men, and something from the heavens will shine over you. You must come to the sure Word and open up your whole being to the Word--your mouth, your eyes, your mind, your spirit, and your heart--until something rises up in you and shines over you. That is Christ.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, 1986, pp. 87. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 1/23/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.