Luke 24 & The Revelation of Christ

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0:01I just wanted to share a quick thing from Luke chapter 24 that I saw.

0:05I was reading this with my family and it’s like, wow, this is worth sharing here On the road to amaze a lot of you guys know this.

0:15well, let me read this story to give some context.

0:1724 13, that very day two of them were going to a village named is about seven miles from Jerusalem and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened while they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him and he said to them, what is this conversation that you were holding with each other as you walk?

0:39And they stood still looking sad and one of them named Cleo Pests answered him.

0:44Are you the only visitor of Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?

0:48I love that question.

0:49By the way, Jesus, are you the only one who doesn’t know when?

0:53And of course, it’s the exact opposite.

0:54He’s the only one who does know but anyway, verse 19.

0:57And he said to them, what things have happened.

1:00And they said to him concerning Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people in verse 20 and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death and crucified him.

1:12But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel.

1:15Yes.

1:16And besides all this is now the third day since these things happened.

1:19Moreover, some women of our company amazed us.

1:21They were at the tomb early in the morning.

1:23And when they did not find his body, they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive.

1:30Some of those who were with us, went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said.

1:33But him, they did not see and he said to them and then Jesus and he said to them, oh foolish ones and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken.

1:43Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory and beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures, the things concerning himself.

1:53So they drew near to the village to which they were going, he acted as if he were going farther.

1:57But they urged him strongly saying, stay with us for it.

2:00Is toward evening and the day is now far spent.

2:03So we went in to stay with him when he was at table with them.

2:05He took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them and their eyes were opened and they recognized him and he vanished from their sight.

2:13They said to each other did not.

2:15Our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures and they rose that same hour, return to Jerusalem.

2:21All right.

2:22So I want to show something here ready?

2:24Verse 16 says, their eyes were kept from recognizing Jesus as the two of them notice that, that they were kind of passive in a sense.

2:37Here they were, their eyes were kept from recognizing Him.

2:42So God was the one who was whole was kind of blinding their eyes if you will or, or keeping it from recognizing Him.

2:50But then if you skip down to verse Luke 24 verse 31, it says, and their eyes were opened and they recognized him again, noticed that it was someone, something else or someone else opened their eyes, they didn’t open their eyes themselves.

3:09It was God’s revelation that opened their eyes.

3:11So, my question is from 16 where their eyes were kept from recognizing Him to 31 their eyes were opened and they recognized him.

3:19What took place, what transpired?

3:22I want to submit to you.

3:24Three major things took place and possibly 1/4 if we, if we think through this.

3:32So here are the three major things that I do think this is part of what God’s impressing in this text for us is major thing.

3:40Number one verse in verse 27 Jesus opened up the Bible to them.

3:46He opened the scriptures concerning himself.

3:48He, he read the Bible to them and then later, it says their hearts burned when he was going through the Bible.

3:52So there was Bible study.

3:55Jesus led Bible study that happened.

3:58That was number one.

4:00Number two.

4:01Look at verse 28 29 Jesus acted as if he was going to go farther.

4:07Did you notice that there?

4:08He was kind of he’s walking with him and he’s like, okay, we’ll see you guys and or however, it would have gone, gone, gone on.

4:16And then it says, they urged him strongly saying, no, stay with us for its toward toward evening and the day is now far spent.

4:24So he’s looking like he’s going farther, but they said, no, no, stay with us, stay with us.

4:29They’re pleading with him, they’re urging him, they’re imploring him to stay.

4:34So I’m gonna submit.

4:35Number two is there’s a prayer, there’s aspect of prayer.

4:39You know, that’s how we do it today when we want the Lord, we stay.

4:42No, stay with us.

4:43You know, maybe he, the Lord’s even acting like he’s ready to move on in certain things and he’s waiting for someone to call and say no, stay with us, stay with us.

4:50So that’s number two.

4:52that, that they wanted the Lord to stay with him or they, I’m sorry, they prayed, they pleaded with the Lord to stay with them.

4:59So they pleaded with the Lord.

5:01Prayer is number two.

5:03And then number three, verse 30 when he was at the table and with them, he took bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them.

5:12So now they’re sharing their breaking bread together and they’re sharing fellowship which you have throughout the whole thing.

5:21Those three things take place.

5:22Bible, study, prayer, fellowship, take place and then their eyes are open.

5:27Well, the same author, human and divine author Luke, who is a human author, then God wrote it, but the same author, his next book is the book of Acts, a lot of you would probably know that if you’re hearing this.

5:38And but in acts two, it says, verse 42 notice this, they devoted themselves to the apostle’s teaching into the fellowship and the breaking of bread and the prayers.

5:51This is their, their devotion was to teaching from the apostles that’s really passing on what Jesus taught.

5:58And it’s really, it’s like reading The New Testament.

6:00And when they are in the Old Testament, it’s Bible study.

6:03So they have their devoted to teaching, to prayer and to fellowship.

6:08And that’s Luke writing by God’s spirit saying those things, well, how that was how he begins acts, but how he ends.

6:15Luke is this story in M A s, right?

6:18Where they, you have scripture, you have prayer, you have breaking bread and fellowship and their eyes are open to CGs.

6:25I think those are the three main things for us to consider.

6:28But I think there’s one other thing you can see that also transpired between verse 16 where their eyes were closed in verse in chapter 24 verse 31 when their eyes are open, They’re trying to explain the gospel.

6:43Now, they didn’t know it was the gospel.

6:44I don’t know if it’s good news.

6:45They just knew that something was happening, but they were trying to explain the best they knew of the events of Jesus to this stranger.

6:52And so I wonder if there’s maybe 1/4 thing to think about is us sharing the best we know in broken false.

7:00You know, it’s not false but like not quite connected thoughts of sharing the Lord with strangers or strange, whoever’s around us is sharing these things with them.

7:10Maybe that also is a thought in there again.

7:13I think there’s three main things, the word prayer and fellowship, but maybe 1/4 to consider is our witness.

7:19And how much that is part of our eyes being opened to the Lord.

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