Summary: To show that we don't need to be believers only but also one that evangelizes or soul winners.
Do you evangelize?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we don't need to be believers only but also one that evangelizes or soul winners.
Daniel 12:3 (Amplified Bible)
12:3 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.
Proverbs 11:30 (Amplified Bible)
11:30 The fruit of the [uncompromisingly] righteous is a tree of life, and he who is wise captures human lives [for God, as a fisher of men—he gathers and receives them for eternity].
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for we shine like sun in the sky and stars at night because of You.
Believe, Evangelize, Shine like stars
A. Author: Daniel
B. Date written: Before 350 B.C.
C. Purpose: To give hope to God's people by revealing God's sovereign program for them, even during Gentile domination. God's eternal program will not be deterred.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
D. To whom written: Jewish exiles in Babylon and GOD's people everywhere
E. Main Theme: The sovereignty of God over the affairs of people in all ages.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
F. Key words: GOD's Eternal Kingdom
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Believers will shine like sun in the sky
"And the teachers and those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament,"
Wise or "sakal" in Hebrew meaning:
1. to be circumspect hence intelligent
2. consider, expert, instruct, prosper, deal prudently, skillful, to have good success, teach, wisdom
Shine or "zahar" in Hebrew meaning:
1. to gleam
2. to enlighten
3. admonish, shine, teach, warn
Brightness or "zohar" in Hebrew meaning:
Firmament or "raqya" in Hebrew meaning:
1. an expanse
3. visible arch of the sky
Daniel 11:33 (Amplified Bible)
11:33 And they who are wise and understanding among the people shall instruct many and make them understand, though some [of them and their followers] shall fall by the sword and flame, by captivity and plunder, for many days.
Daniel 11:35 (Amplified Bible)
11:35 And some of those who are wise, prudent, and understanding shall be weakened and fall, [thus, then, the insincere among the people will lose courage and become deserters. It will be a test] to refine, to purify, and to make those among [God’s people] white, even to the time of the end, because it is yet for the time [God] appointed.
Daniel 11:30 (Amplified Bible)
11:30 For the ships of Kittim [or Cyprus, in Roman hands] shall come against him; therefore he shall be grieved and discouraged and turn back [to Palestine] and carry out his rage and indignation against the holy covenant and God’s people, and he shall do his own pleasure; he shall even turn back and make common cause with those [Jews] who abandon the holy covenant [with God].
Matthew 24:45 (Amplified Bible)
24:45 Who then is the faithful, thoughtful, and wise servant, whom his master has put in charge of his household to give to the others the food and supplies at the proper time?
1 Corinthians 3:10 (Amplified Bible)
3:10 According to the grace (the special endowment for my task) of God bestowed on me, like a skillful architect and master builder I laid [the] foundation, and now another [man] is building upon it. But let each [man] be careful how he builds upon it,
2 Peter 3:15 (Amplified Bible)
3:15 And consider that the long-suffering of our Lord [His slowness in avenging wrongs and judging the world] is salvation (that which is conducive to the soul’s safety), even as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the spiritual insight given him,
As believers we shine like sun in the sky, and our brightness shines in the way we live thru our lifestyle of faith and these are exposed to unbelievers, the one that they listen to is your own life that you display to them much more that what you say. We are an open book to them. They see where we go every Sunday.
B. Soul-winners will shine like the stars
"and those who turn many to righteousness (to uprightness and right standing with God) [shall give forth light] like the stars forever and ever"
As an additional bonus of reward to us by GOD, we can also shine at the same time as stars if we evangelize or soul win others for CHRIST.
Turn or "tsadaq" in Hebrew meaning:
1. to be right
2. cleanse, clear self
Many or "rab" in Hebrew meaning: