“And I will give him the morning star.” (Revelation 2:28)
As interpreted by Jesus in Revelation 1:20 a star represents an angel (a messenger.) What he is saying to the true ministry that will preach the truth is that he will give them the same ministerial boldness and authority as he himself brought in to the world in the morning of the Gospel day. This boldness and authority will cause them to shine forth with the light of the Gospel “in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world” (Philipians 2:15)
“We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts” (2 Peter 1:19)
Note: the “day star” is the sun, the “morning star.”
“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.” (Malachi 4:2)
Jesus is the “Sun of righteousness”, the “morning star”, the “day star”, the light of the righteousness that shines through his true ministry in the midst of a dark, evil, crooked and perverse world. An evening star provides some light, but the sun is extremely bright, exposing the true color and likeness of all things for everyone to see. Jesus is the Word of God that “was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.” A true ministry will have the authority to preach the Word of God with a clarity and brightness that will expose what is really in the hearts of individuals.
This is why in Thyatira Jesus promises those who will overcome that he “will give him the morning star.” He will give him his words to preach with great authority!