I will give him the morning star

40 blogs of Lent – Day 20

I will give him the morning star

Messages to the churches – Day 16

Thyatira – Day 4

A poem – A train of thought experiment in blank verse.

The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father. And I will give him the morning star. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

I will give him the morning star

I will give him the morning star,
unfading, glorious brilliance

I am the brilliant Morning Star
the harbinger of the day,
the bringer of light, life, and joy.
I am in royal splendour;
and I give to every faithful believer
the gift to be like me
in royal splendour.

Those who overcome,
will participate in the triumph of my rule
over all those secular and materialistic pretenders
to to my throne.

The victorious Christian shares
in my glorious triumph and authority,
and possesses me as an everlasting treasure.

And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: ‘The words of the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze.

‘I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first.But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practise sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols. I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality. Behold, I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they repent of her works, and I will strike her children dead. And all the churches will know that I am he who searches mind and heart, and I will give to each of you according to your works. But to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not learned what some call the deep things of Satan, to you I say, I do not lay on you any other burden. Only hold fast what you have until I come. The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father. And I will give him the morning star. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’
Revelation 2:18-28


The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

Seven Churches – Day 1

One thought on “I will give him the morning star

  1. John Mellor

    Wow, powerful stuff. Start of a great new mini theme within a theme. Looking forward to the other six churches and the rest of Lent.

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