Christ – The Royal Star
“I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: There shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth – (Num.24:17).
“Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him” – (Mt.2:2).
When the Lord Jesus was born in Bethlehem 2000 years ago, His heavenly father proclaimed His birth with a very special star in the heavens. God lighted up the heaven with the Birthday star of His beloved Son – He showed Him to be the royal star, the preeminent one, who shall rule this earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords forever and ever at His second coming – “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence” – (Col.1:18). Not just a star, a royal star.
Christ is not just a star, He’s a superstar – the greatest human superstar that has ever been on planet earth. He’s the prominent, preeminent one – He’s the Son of God and the Son of Man – the God-Man, and He alone is the star to be worshipped by man. The same God who created the stars, created this special birthday star for His only begotten Son. “And God said, let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night: and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years. And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night…” – (Gen.1:14-18). The Christmas star was a heavenly sign introducing Christ Jesus’s birth.
God didn’t proclaim the birthday of His Son with puny little candles of light, He displayed it with a special star, that lighted up the heaven. And like the stars that rule over the earth, Christ the royal star will one day soon rule over this earth as emperor, not just a king but a King of Kings. Christ will rule over this earth from Mt. Zion in Jerusalem as the royal star ,the Son of the Most High, King of the universe – the King of glory. The Star of Bethlehem was not the star in the sky, but the Son of God lying in the manger.
I think of all the millions of unsaved, fallen people who have worshipped the stars of God in astrology, which is forbidden of God. “And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them…” – (Du.4:19). God calls them star gazers in (Is.47:13) and condemns them.
Fifty five million Americans believe in astrology and that includes 55% of teens. It’s a 500 million dollar a year business. The basic idea behind astrology is that the stars influence the affairs of people and foretell the future. Don’t worship the stars, worship the God who made the stars. Worship the royal star, the Lord Jesus Christ, God in human flesh. Astrologer is ten times in the Bible, once in (Is.47) and nine times in the book of Daniel and every time it deals with Babylon. Astrologers were the trusted counselors of the king and high up in government and is one of the ways Satan rules from behind the scenes. Astrology and politics have gone hand in hand throughout history. And we are Babylon-USA.
In 1998 the headlines read – “secret revealed – astrology is Reagan’s guide.” The Reagans regularly consulted astrologers who came to the White House before making important worldwide decisions. Ronald Reagan was a movie star himself and yet he himself worshipped the stars. Don’t worship the stars – not movie stars, singing stars, TV stars, sports stars, political stars or religious stars. “Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven… Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your God Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon” – (Acts 7:42,43). “Little children, keep yourselves from idols.”
The Devil is a ‘shooting star,’ not a true star, but a meteor appearing as a temporary streak of light across the sky. They are also called ‘falling stars’ because they look like stars falling from the sky. This piece of stone makes friction with our atmosphere and it gets so hot it glows with a brilliant light and we can see it shine as it burns up. This is the kind of stars Satan and his antichrist are – fake stars, falling stars, that appear for a short time and then burn in the lake of fire. “And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born” – (Rev.12:4).
Babylon – USA, in this last century, took radio stars and put their images on movie screens and made idols of them. Then came the ‘talkies’ and we had an image that could walk and talk and seemingly come alive. They became our gods and goddesses and we worshipped them. Next the devil got his walking-talking images of his stars of TV in homes worldwide. We are one world under TV and we are idolizing Satan’s stars and their images, we’re worshiping the host of heaven – hosts are innumerable stars. We worship talk – show hosts like Johnny Carson, and Oprah Winfrey etc. etc. We have given them a kind of immortality by watching them on TV and the movies over and over again long after they’re dead.
Always we see the lure of the image. Unredeemed, sinful men plus spiritual ignorance tends toward images. When people reject the Lord Jesus and being born again into a new Holy Spirit creature, they will naturally turn to image worship as hungry men turn to food.
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Through Jesus Christ you can become a star for God – “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever” – (Dan.12:3). Our whole bodies will shine with God’s glory, although not with the glory of Christ. It is written of Christ as His second coming – “… and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength” – (Rev.1:16). Christ will be coming back in power and as King of Kings and Lord and Lords – He will shine as a royal star in all His glory. And those that have received Him as Savior will shine as lesser stars and we shall be Kings ruling over this earth as lesser kings. “And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on this earth” – (Rev.5:10). We shall be shining stars for Christ with a shining new body – earth’s luminaries. “Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their father…” – (Mt.13:43). We shall be royal stars also.
Is God your Abba-Father? Are you born again into the family of God? Are you a child of the greatest Daddy in the universe? Is God’s royal star your savior? Repent of your sins and believe on Christ in your heart by faith in truth and you will receive forgiveness and remission of sins. The result of being truly saved is becoming a new creature in Christ – you are born again. Born again describes what happens to you when you’re saved. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” – (2 Cor.5:17). God loves you and sent His dear Son to earth to be your Savior and shed His precious blood on the cross for atonement of sins. “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him” – (I Jn.4:9). Christ died so you could have eternal life.
I plead with you not to spurn our precious Savior or the wrath of God abides upon you. God’s grace and mercy gave His Son as a precious gift to us so that we might be saved from our sins. “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation…” – (Heb.2:3). Don’t follow these worldly stars.
Be a wise man and get saved by Christ and follow Him-the Royal Star.
Pastor Mike Storti
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