How Can Jesus and Satan Both Be A Morning Star?

So we have the prophetic word strongly confirmed. You will do well to pay attention to it, as to a lamp shining in a dismal place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 2 Peter 1:19 HCSB

The first reference in the Bible to the morning star as an individual is in Isaiah 14:12: “How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!” Isaiah is referring to Satan's fall from heaven (Luke 10:18). In Revelation 22:16, Jesus identifies Himself as the Morning Star. Why are they both referred to as “Morning Star”?

The concept of a “bright morning star” is a star that outshines all the others and can still be seen even as the sun begins to come up and light the world. Satan was a beautiful creation of God, probably the most powerful of all of the angels. Jesus is the Lord of the Universe and is “The Light of the World” (John 9:5). This is in no way equating both Jesus and Satan. Satan's light only exists to the extent that God allows it to exist. Jesus' light exists to light the way to abundant life (John 10:10) while Satan's light is only a poor imitation of the one true and Bright Morning Star, Jesus Christ.

Challenge: As believers we are to reflect the light of Jesus so that others might come to know Him as Lord and Savior. How bright is your light shining? Are you reflecting the light of Jesus?

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