Rev 2:26: The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations, (27) 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. (28) And I will give him the morning star.
This focus of inheritance in Revelation 26 overlaps with the “Overcomer” language in other parts of the book of Revelation. These other occurrences point specifically to a shared rulership of of the new Eden, Yahweh‘s global inheritance. In Revelation 3:21 we find that: The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. This last passage is awesome in the respect that we learn that Believers will share the throne of Christ, the very one he sat upon with his Father in his exaltation. There can be a no more powerful statement given implying a shared dominion with our Lord. The same thought is echoed in Rev 2:26-28. Believers will rule the nations with a “rod of iron” a phrase that comes from Psalm 2:8-9. (8)Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession and the ends of the earth your possession.(9) You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a patter’s vessel.
John uses the same quotation elsewhere in the Revelation of Jesus, in reference to his birth, Revelation 5 and his victory at Armageddon found in Revelation 19:15.
The statement “I will give him the morning star” refers to Jesus himself and is an allusion to Numbers 24:17, where it is associated with the messianic tribe of Judah and the messianic rule. (scepter) I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near: a star shall come out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel; it shall crush the forehead of Moab and break down all the sons of Sheth. Stars were associated with divinity in the ancient world. The ruling divine messiah at the climax of history is of course Jesus, so He is the Morning Star of Rev 22:16. Giving you the Believer who overcomes the morning star and refers to Believers sharing the messianic kingdom rule.
This should be no surprise to a Christian given Daniel 7. In chapter 21 we find this shared rule specifically prophesied in that chapter. Daniel 7: 9-10: “As I looked, thrones were placed, and the Ancient of Days took his seat; his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames; its wheels were burning fire. A stream of fire issued and came out from before him; a thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; the court sat in judgment, and the books were opened.
Jesus receives an everlasting kingdom from the Ancient of Days. Jesus Christ, and his rule is shared by the members of his council and believers (“people of the holy ones”) of the Most High. Suddenly Paul’s line found in1 Corinthians takes on new meaning of trying to convince believers not to take fellow believers to court when Paul rebukes them by saying, “Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more then pertaining to this life!” This statement of Paul referencing Revelation should bring his meaning to life.
Though there is shared authority for administering the global Eden spread to all God’s children, human or not, there is rank and authority. Believers (YOU) are the NEW SONS OF GOD chosen to rule all nations as Yahweh’s complete inheritance.
I press hard on this blog for people to surrender flesh to His Spirit and this article alone should merit as to why.