Were the morning stars referred to in Job, angels, or beings from other planets?

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Speaker 1

So Mark is asking were the morning stars referred to in Job 38 seven also angels or perhaps being from an extraordinary extraordinarily origin?

Speaker 2

Yes, Mark, the answer is yes. But let’s dive into it and I love questions like this. So Mark is talking about Job 38, verse seven. Let’s pull that up and take a look. So Job 38, verse seven, and it says maybe when do you could read that one?

Speaker 1

When the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy.

Speaker 2

So definitely not a complete sentence, but there we see that there’s reference to morning stars. And then the next part of that verse is referring to the angels. And what we could be seeing here is what many refer to as Hebrew parallelism. Hebrews always like to say something one way and then they’ll say it a second time a different way, using different words. And this actually is a valuable tool for reading the Bible because you might understand one concept but you might not realize that there’s this other concept related to it that actually might mean the same thing. So always bear that in mind when you’re reading the Bible. Are you seeing Hebrew? Paralyzer. The Bible isn’t just being redundant for nothing. First, this was the way they were poetic. So this is an art form you’re looking at. But also, again, it’s great for establishing good theology here, morning stars and it’s connected to sons of God. So who are the sons of God? Right? What does that mean? Now, if we start the book of Job one six, we get a little bit behind the scenes of who is or who might not be a son of God.

Speaker 2

So Job one, verse six reads, now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord. And then it says, And Satan also came among them. The way this is worded here, does it look like Satan is the son of God or he’s sort of excluded from the sons of God? It’s a good question. Right. So it says, the sons of God came and then Satan came also. So I said the way it’s worded there, it’s suggesting Satan is not one of those sons of God. It could be. What reasons why is he not a son of God? Let’s talk about that. Satan is an angel, he’s a fallen angel, but he’s not a son of God. So revelation twelve versus three to four. Let’s start there. It says, and another sign appeared in heaven. Behold, a great fiery red dragon having seven heads and seven horns and seven items on his head. His tail drew a third of the stars from heaven and threw them to the earth. So there’s a dragon throwing down a third of the stars. And then we jump to verse seven. It says, and war broke out in heaven.

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Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail there was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old called the devil. And Satan who deceives the whole world, he was cast onto earth and his angels were cast out with him. So, as we see here in even just Revelation twelve, we had this imagery of a dragon and then stars. It said grab the third of the stars and cast them down. And if you keep reading that verse, it said that dragon was none other than Satan. And then it talks about how Satan and his angels that were with them were cast out of heaven. So stars in this Revelation Twelve are used to convey angels. But then you have these fallen stars, these ones that are cast out, that is Satan and his lot of demons. Now we hear like in June 26, and the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, god has reserved an everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day.

Speaker 2

So they’ve given up their proper domain no longer home in heaven. Now interestingly related on this going on our angel stars, isaiah 1412 and then verses 16 to 17, let’s take a look at those. So verse twelve, it says how you are falling from heaven, O Lucifer. And by the way, what does Lucifer mean? It means morning star. And a lot of people say that’s a reference to the planet Venus, but the morning star. And then the next words there of Isaiah 14, verse twelve, it says son of the morning. If you go back to Job 38, seven, talked about the morning stars and here is the morning star. It says that was Satan, Lucifer, you who weakened the nations, those who see you will gaze at you and consider you saying is that the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, who made the world as a wilderness and destroyed its cities, who did not open the house of his prisoners, what’s the big deal about this fallen Satan and then him being cast down? Well, he is now the ruler of this world. Maybe not anymore. I take it back. He was after the fall of man.

Speaker 2

If you remember, God made Adam and Eve basically to be the rulers of the planet. They had demeaning there to reign over it. But by caving to Satan and going his way, didn’t God going with Satan, they became subject to Satan. And Satan sort of took the mantle of being the ruler of this world. And we see this in John 1231. And God says now is judgment of this world, now the ruler of this world will be cast out. Now the rule of this world will be cast out. By the way, going back to proof Adam, adam was given dominion over all the earth. That was Genesis 126. But interesting, if you look at Luke three, verse 38, on the topic of sons of God, we have this lineage, this lineage that traces all the way from Jesus back to Adam. And it says, the Son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the Son of God. So we see. Adam was a son of God. Adam was intended to be one of those sons of God who would have appeared before God in the heavenly council that we see back in Joe.

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What do we have here? What do we have? The sons of God are angels. And yes, sons of God can also be non angels. But people who are on God’s side, their children of God, in their nature, in his image, like God. And we got more verses on it, Matthew 59. Look at this. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. You and I can be a son of God. Romans 814 it says, for as many as are led by the Spirit, these are sons of God. And verse 19, so jumping forward just a few verses, it says, for the all creation there’s, this earnest expectation of the creation eagerly awaits for the revealing of the sons of God. They’re not waiting for the angels. They’re not waiting for the rulers of the other planets to be revealed as sons of God. They’re waiting for us to have our turn now to be revealed as the sons of God. And this is one of my most favorite Bible verses, one John 31. It says, behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us that we should be called the children of God.

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Therefore, the world does not know us because it did not know Him. So is this not the greatest honor, the most amazing thing? We have sinned. We’ve done terrible things, and God has not. I mean, we’ve rebelled. We’re in rebellion against God. But God did not turn his back on us. Instead, he’s trying to save as many of us, call as many of us to Him as are willing to go to Him. And then he doesn’t just say, okay, now you’re saved and you can live forever and ever. No. He takes it one step further and says, you are my children. Imagine this, right? The Creator, the Almighty, the powerful God to which there’s none equal to Him, who’s in this bright light that we can even gaze into without being obliterated, this God says he wants us to be his children, not to be like the children, his grandchildren, or the great grandkids of some intermediary other children. He has no directly between us and Him. He’s our Father. We’re his children. And to me, that just blows my mind. And God does this for all of his creation, all the intelligent beings God calls his children if they choose to serve Him and love Him and be with Him.

Speaker 2

So thank you so much for asking that. Great question there, Mark.

Speaker 3

Yeah, that’s a really great one. Awesome. Thank you so much, dad. That was spot on.

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