Will you shine as the brilliance of the heavens in the fullness of the glory of God for all eternity?
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. (Daniel 12:3 KJV)
“Shine as the brightness of the firmament…” Just how bright and glorious do you think that illumination will be? “They that be wise shall shine…” and who is being referred to as shining this magnificently?
This is scripture verse in context is referring first to the Jewish people, the remnant, to be saved during the tribulation period. However, it can also be applied to any person, Jew or Gentile, who is saved; past, present, and future; seeing sin and wickedness as God sees it and in agreement with His Word.
This scripture verse is speaking about God’s spiritual family in Heaven who were wise upon earth accepting the Gospel message with saving faith in innocence like that of a child. Simple faith, as small as a mustard seed, placed in the simple gospel message from God.
This verse indicates those who were busy soul winners turning many souls to God for salvation and spiritually quickened alive, shining like the brilliance of the stars we can see in the heavens on clear nights shining above the earth. These shining stars mentioned will be eternally shining, not just glowing in the earthly nighttime sky as we can see stars shining from our vantage point from earth.
The Bible says stars will shine: “for ever and ever…” in the eternal realm. It also speaks of Heaven being full of God’s glory; His holy and perfect light, as there is no darkness existing in the heavenly realm:
And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. (Revelation 22:5 KJV)