What do the seven stars represent in Revelation?


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Astronomers claim there are over 40 sextillion stars, many of which are suns to other planets. God knows the exact number of them for He made them (Ps. 147:4; Isa. 45:18). There are over 500,000 words in Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. If God has every star named, then there are enough such names to fill around 80 quadrillion books that size. It would be hard to estimate how many more it would take to record all the other words God uses concerning the whole of His vast universe. No wonder the psalmist says in the next verse, "Great is our Lord, and of great power:His understanding is infinite."

Some stars are named in Scripture:
Example is Pleiades-- the name given the 7 stars in the neck of the constellation Taurus (Job 9:9, Job 38:31, Amos 5:8).

Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades,or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? Or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? Job 38:31

Orion-- the constellation commonly known as the Giant (Job 38:31; Amos 5:8). The space in the sword of the Giant alone is estimated to be 2. 2 quintillion times larger than the sun.

Pleiades-- the name given the 7 stars in the neck of the constellation Taurus (Job 38:31).

Mazzaroth refers to the twelve signs of the zodiac, mentioned only here in Scripture.

Job 38;7 says, morning stars sang together. The morning stars are the vast stars in space, many of which are suns to other planets. This passage proves that the whole of the heavens was created before the earth, or these stars couldn't have been singing when God laid the earth's foundations. That the material creations do sing and speak their own languages is plainly stated in Ps. 19 and other scriptures. In fact, all creations have some means of communication with one another and with God and man. This will be more evident after the curse is removed from creation (Rom. 8:21- 24; Rev. 22:3).

Eight- fold description of Christ in His glorified body:
1. His body was clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded with golden girdle (Rev. 1:13; cp. Dan. 10:6).
2. His hair was white like wool and snow (Rev. 1:14; Dan. 7:9).
3. His eyes were as a flame of fire (Rev. 1:14; 19:12; Dan. 10:6; cp. Heb. 4:12).
4. His feet were like fine brass (Rev. 1:14; 10:1; Dan. 10:6).
5. His voice like many waters (Rev. 1:14; 8:5; 10:2- 4 11:15; 14:2; 16:17- 18 19:6; Ps. 29; Heb. 12:26; Dan. 10:6).
6. His right hand held seven stars, which were the pastors of the seven churches (Rev. 1:20).
7. His mouth had a two- edged sword coming out of it (Rev. 1:16; 2:12, 16; 19:15, 21; cp. Eph. 6:17; Heb. 4:12).
8. His countenance shone like the sun (Rev. 1:16; 10:1; Dan. 10:6).

Seven golden candlesticks in Johns vision symbolize the seven churches (Rev. 1:20).

His right hand held seven stars, which were the pastors of the seven churches (Rev. 1:20). The name of the seven stars are called "Pleiades" and are symbolic of the seven pastors of the seven Churches.

Whatever is bind / loose on this earth by these pastors will be bound/loosed in heaven as these stars are in the right hand of Jesus symbolically. Job 38:31

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
In Revelation chapters 1-3, "seven stars" are referenced four times. There are other "sevens," as well: seven lampstands, seven spirits, and seven churches. Also, the first few chapters of Revelati...

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Although “angel” in Revelation 1:16 may be referring to a heavenly angel, it more probably means a human “messenger” such as a pastor. My belief is born out in the fact that the Greek word angelos (ἄγγελος, a messenger), is used in 2 other passages referring to a human being (James 2:25 and Luke 9:52). Both times it is just translated as “messenger.”

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