Yes, it could be the sunrise….and more specifically speaks of the effects of the early morning sunrise as the initial beams of light shoot forth across the darkened environment at the break of dawn.
The presence of the Son of man has the effect upon the heart where His light shines out of the darkness as God commanded the light to shine out of darkness…shining within our hearts.
2 Corinthians 4:6-7 KJV (6) For God, who commanded the light to shine
out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the
knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (7) But we
have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the
power may be of God, and not of us.
Jesus said that He is that “bright and morning star” and this Light is within our hearts and is the sign of the presence of the Son of man as opposed to false prophets who rely on outward signs that they perform in order to deceive us. False prophets do not have this effect of the light shining within our very own hearts.
Revelation 22:16 KJV (16) I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify
unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring
of David, and the bright and morning star.
Literally speaking, the “bright and morning star” is our arising sun in the morning at the start of the day. Our sun is a star in the universe.
Spiritually speaking, it is the “sun of righteousness” that arises…irradiates/shoots forth beams of light….within the hearts of those who fear His authority (as they are found doing His commands) at the hearing of His voice (at His presence).
Malachi 4:2 KJV (2) 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.
It is within us and not exterior as Jesus stated. An evil generation looks for outward signs.
Luke 17:20-24 KJV (20) And when he was demanded of the Pharisees,
when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The
kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
False prophets do not have this inward sign of the Son of man that comes at the presence of the Son of man. Instead, they rely upon showing us outward signs of supposed inward realities. All they have is outward signs that they show and perform in order to fascinate and deceive us. Those who “desire” to literally see with their literal eyes are fascinated by them.
(21) Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the
kingdom of God is within you.
It is not seen outwardly with the literal eye but comes within our hearts and is the sign of the presence of the Son of man.
(22) And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye
shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall
not see it. (23) And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there:
go not after them, nor follow them.
The light shines….beams…in the break of the Day of the Son of man and it will be very evident within the heart that this is the real deal....the true Son whom we are to listen to.
(24) For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under
heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the
Son of man be in his day. (25) But first must he suffer many things,
and be rejected of this generation.
The light shall shine in a dark/obscure place….within the heart…as we hear His voice as He will open up the Scriptures to our minds.
The day will “dawn”….rays of light shall break forth in the darkness….and the “day star’….the morning star….shall arise within our hearts. We shall know then within our own hearts that this is His Son whom we are to hear as His Day becomes brighter and brighter within as we take heed on how we hear.
2 Peter 1:19-21 KJV (19) 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: (20) Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is
of any private interpretation. (21) For the prophecy came not in old
time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved
by the Holy Ghost.
The Lord shall gather out of His kingdom all of those things that cause us to trip(the handwritings of church dogmas that are against us and contrary to us….the teachings and commandments of men that the scribes have written for us to keep and serve) as He shall give us understanding.
Then the righteous shall shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of the Father.
Matthew 13:43 KJV (43) Then shall the righteous shine forth as the
sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him
The light comes out of the “east” (the dawn, the arising of light, the dayspring) and shines (appears, lightens) unto the “west” ….the sun set…where the darkness is as the sun had gone down previously.
The beams of light shoot through the darkness of the heart at His “coming”….that is, His presence (parousia)….and we know that this is truly Him speaking as compared to false prophets who do not have this effect upon our hearts when they speak deceitful words ….handling the Word of God deceitfully for money’s sake.
Matthew 24:27 KJV (27) For as the lightning cometh out of the east,
and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of