|SCRIPTURE: “He will rule them with an iron sceptre; He will dash them to pieces like pottery-just as I have received authority from my Father. I will also give him the morning star. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches”. |
(Rev. 2: 27-29 NIV)
The word “sceptre” refers to a shepherd’s staff. Jesus will be not only King over all the nations but also their Shepherd. The use of iron sceptre indicates that not everyone will voluntarily submit to Jesus’ rule, but everyone will have to submit to it. At the end of Jesus’ earthly reign, those who submitted unwillingly will rebel. They will marshal themselves against Jesus but fall dead when He strikes them with a sharp sword.
The authority to rule the nations follows an order. The father grants it to Jesus, and in turn, Jesus grants it to His faithful followers. Christ is also called the morning star, (Rev. 22:16). A morning star appears just before dawn when the night is coldest and darkest. When the world is at its bleakest point, Christ will burst onto the scene, exposing evil with light bringing His promised reward.
Rev. Dr. Joyce R. Aryee
(Executive Director, Salt and Light Ministries)
Salt and Light Ministries
P.O.Box AN 15007, Accra North
Contact: 0302 772013,026 8130 615/0243588467
Website : saltandlightministriesgh.org
“For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires” – Hebrews 4 : 12 (NLT)