July 18, 2019
And I will give him the morning star. Revelation 2:28
I remember reading a story about a wealthy Roman who had a lavish estate, and he had a servant named Marcellus. He also had a son, but for some reason there had been a falling out between him and his son. So when the wealthy Roman died, it was revealed that in his will he had written, “I’ve left my entire estate to my slave, Marcellus. To my son, I leave him only one thing. He can choose any one thing from my estate he wants, but that's all.” The son said, “Very well, I choose Marcellus.”
Here at the end of Revelation 2, our Lord gives a treasured promise to those who overcome (v. 28): "And I will give him," that is, the overcomer, "the morning star." Jesus is that morning star. What He's saying is, “You'll receive the greatest reward of all. You'll receive Me, the morning star.” Do you know what the morning star is? The star that appears just after the darkest hour of the night.
It's getting very dark. Praise God, it's getting gloriously dark, and before long that morning star is going to appear. Jesus is the morning star. If you choose Jesus, with Jesus comes all the Father's wealth.