Road to Emmaus

Apr 11, 2014
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Luke 24:

13.Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was seven miles from Jerusalem.
14.And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
15.So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them.
16.But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him.
17.And He said to them, “What kind of conversation is this that you have with one another as you walk and are sad?”
18.Then the one whose name was Cleopas answered and said to Him, “Are You the only stranger in Jerusalem, and have You not known the things which happened there in these days?”
19.And He said to them, “What things?” So they said to Him, “The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a Prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,
20.and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and crucified Him.
21.But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened.
22.Yes, and certain women of our company, who arrived at the tomb early, astonished us.
23.When they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said He was alive.
24.And certain of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but Him they did not see.”
25.Then He said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
26.Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?”
27.And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.
28.Then they drew near to the village where they were going, and He indicated that He would have gone farther.
29.But they constrained Him, saying, “Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.” And He went in to stay with them.
30.Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.
31.Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight.
32.And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?”
33.So they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together,
34.saying, “The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!”
35.And they told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He was known to them in the breaking of bread.

Amazing to have your mind opened up to what the scriptures have always had contained within. How these prophecies were hidden until mankind was ready.

Just as we are given small bits of understanding to incrementally grow, building one idea on another, so too, mankind has been given breakthroughs in understanding incrementally as we were ready to handle it.

Just to have it laid out to you as these two men had experienced it must have just blown their minds. It says that their hearts burned as the information was delivered to them by this yet unknown to them stranger. I also love how they ask Jesus "Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem?" Basically, how can you not know? What planet are you from?

What a time of turmoil in a major city like Jerusalem! This prophet, healer, miracle maker, rabble rouser and all around talk-of-the-town breath of fresh air was taken away by the leaders of the city and put to death just two days prior, as they confirm as this being the third day since these things happened. Talk about life changing!

And it was...for all of us.
 
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This is quite funny. Its like when we start to realise God has been in our lives all along, we just didn't know Him.
I was very slow to believe at first. I would have been on the road to Emmaus, thinking, well, I kinda know the Bible is important and it says the truth, but I dont know that it really applies to me (as if I wasnt even human?!) and its such a big book, it will take me ages to read. I dont quite believe it it could be just made up like other myths and legends.

I saw this documentary called 'the Story of the Jews' and it was talking a lot about the Bible and how the jews knew they were priveliged to have it from God, and they were chosen ones to share it with the world, but quite a few also have this mindset that its such an unbelievably far fetched story, it must have been made up. Lol
 
Apr 11, 2014
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This is quite funny. Its like when we start to realise God has been in our lives all along, we just didn't know Him.
I was very slow to believe at first. I would have been on the road to Emmaus, thinking, well, I kinda know the Bible is important and it says the truth, but I dont know that it really applies to me (as if I wasnt even human?!) and its such a big book, it will take me ages to read. I dont quite believe it it could be just made up like other myths and legends.

I saw this documentary called 'the Story of the Jews' and it was talking a lot about the Bible and how the jews knew they were priveliged to have it from God, and they were chosen ones to share it with the world, but quite a few also have this mindset that its such an unbelievably far fetched story, it must have been made up. Lol
Yes, the history alone within the pages proves so much. Just like for a long time archaeologists said the Bible wasn't true because they never found proof of the group of people called the Hittites. Then, just in the past decade or so, they found proof of them buried under layers of other things built on top of their site.