3. And the teachers and those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament; and those who turn many to righteousness — to uprightness and right standing with God (shall give forth light) like the stars forever and ever. Amp.
Stars -c) NT “Histemi” to stand, abide, appoint, covenant, establish.
Stand -c) NT “Histemi” to stand, abide, appoint, covenant, establish.
Light -c) OT illuminous.
Illuminous -d) to give light, to make clear, explain, to inform, enlighten.
The word star is the same in the Greek as the word stand. This is the same stand that is used in the following scriptures:
- Ephesians 6:11, 13, 14
- Luke 21:36
- Revelation 6:17
- Revelation 15:2
We have been taught that we must put on the whole armor of God that we might stand against the enemy victoriously. In Luke 21:36 we are to keep awake and watch at all times that we may be accounted worthy to stand in the presence of the Son of man. I believe this is our spiritual condition, cleansed and complete enough to be in His presence, in His power and with the protection of His Tabernacle covering us. We must be in the Spirit and not in the flesh.
In Revelation 6:17 we are at the end of the tribulation period and should be finished with the trials that have refined and perfected us if not it is too late. We must have His Light living in our heart shining and blazing as the stars. We must be seen in the darkness leading others to the Light of Jesus. We must have His glory radiating in His illumination that will make clear, inform and enlighten others informing them of the truth that will lead them out of the darkness.
That is the definition of light in Isaiah 60:1, Arise shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
The light will shine through the wise like the stars forever. They will be the teachers who will explain the truth that has been held back by idolatrous shepherds who have not been standing in the presence of the Son of man.
When the darkness covers the earth, it will be spiritually felt and discerned. There will not be a great number of these stars. But they will bring in the last days harvest which could be a great number. The truth will be heard while the God’s wrath is being poured out. Then they will listen who have not listened.
Isaiah 60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and the kings to the brightness of thy rising.