Messianic Prophecy Number 30: Numbers 24.17 – A Star

In the same passage where Balaam prophesied of the rise of a King in Israel, so the prophet also spoke of a star,

“I see Him, but not now;
I behold Him, but not near;
A Star shall come out of Jacob;
A Scepter shall rise out of Israel,
And batter the brow of Moab,
And destroy all the sons of tumult.”
(Numbers 24.17)

Therefore, we are not surprised when we come to the New Testament, and discover wise men coming from the East, men who have seen the Star of the King of Israel, and that Star led them to the land of Israel,

“Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him” (Matthew 2.2).

When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was (Matthew 2.9).

Also, Peter refers to Jesus the Christ as a star,

And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts (2 Peter 1.19).

Then we have this reference in Revelation,

“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star” (Revelation 22.16).

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