The Many Witnesses to the Light
Posted: Monday, December 25th, 2017Print
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A collection of devotions written in celebration of various holidays, such as Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter. May this holiday manna bless you!
Moses Saw the Light
Moses saw His Star coming. Clear and sure. Jesus said, “He wrote of Me.”
I see Him, but not now;
I behold Him, but not near;
A Star shall come out of Jacob;
A Scepter shall rise out of Israel…
Numbers 24:17 NKJV
Isaiah Prophesied the Light
Arise, Shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.
Isaiah 60:1-2 NKJV
750 years before the Star rested over Bethlehem, Isaiah seemed to see these wise kings; the promise of all future Gentile journeymen, traveling and following the star in their hearts, from earth’s most distant places until it rests on Jesus, the Christ.
The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.
Isaiah 60:3 NKJV
“His star” as heaven’s witness still shines on human hearts, a light within that Christ was born into night to over-shine the darkness of a lost Eden.
And we have the prophetic word [made] firmer still. You will do well to pay close attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dismal (squalid and dark) place, until the day breaks through [the gloom] and the Morning Star rises (comes into being) in your hearts.
2 Peter 1:19 AMPC
May we gaze at the stunning prophetic word, the many witnesses to the Light, and behold the wonder of God’s long-planned visitation: His Beloved “Sunrise from on High” (Luke 2:78 NASB). And may this Son of God and of Man, called “The Morning Star,” rise in our hearts and come into Being within, by piercing Light, trembling worship and…“ecstatic joy.”