"So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts."
2 Peter 1:19
Peter had walked side by side with Christ for three years. He had been on the mount with Him and witnessed the transfiguration. He had seen the miracles Jesus performed and ate breakfast with Him after His resurrection. Yet with all this evidence of the truth, Peter points to scripture -- the "prophetic word" -- as the more sure evidence. All the prophecies -- and there are over 300 of them - are fulfilled in Christ. God's word illumines the darkness of minds and opens them up to receive the truth of who Jesus is: the Son of God, Savior, Master and Lord. The final darkness of the world's sin will be dispelled when Christ the Morning Star returns. "'Rises' comes from two Greek words: through and shine. Thus, 'rises' means to shine through with special reference to the dawn. This is the breaking of daylight upon the darkness of the night. When Jesus comes, He will break into the darkness of the night of this world. This will be a break through in time and space. It will be light when Jesus comes." (Dr. Grant C. Richison)