By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Daniel 12:3 says we will shine as bight as the stars, how will that be?
Daniel 12:3 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.
The word WISE is speaking of Saved People (believers – refer back to V2)
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life (Saved), and some to shame and everlasting contempt (unsaved).
Proverbs 11:30 also states…
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
Here again the word WISE is used denoting that a person IS SMART (wise) to “Lead Souls” (win) to Christ BECAUSE the benefit (fruit) of it is “Everlasting Life” (Tree of Life).
I believe the reference to “Shining bright as the Firmament and as the Stars” is speaking of the Crown of Rejoicing which is known as the Soul winners crown that every person receives for leading people to Christ. For every person that Trust Christ that Soul Winner recieves for example a Gem or Jewel in their crown, the more Gems or Jewels that are placed in that crown THE BRIGHTER that crown WILL SHINE.
1 Thessalonians 2:8-10,19-20 So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us. (9) For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God. (10) Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe. (19) For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? (20) For ye are our glory and joy.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH