Monday, September 29, 2014

Luke 24:45

Luke 24:45 – Then He opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.

       Jesus had been teaching His disciples from the day He first called them. He was teaching them scriptures and telling them of things that were to come. Some of it they got, but most they did not fully understand.
       Take Jesus death, for instance; Jesus had been telling them that He would die and after three days He would rise again. He even told them why He had to die, but they weren't getting it. After His death they thought it was over.  When they would meet together they would lock the doors for fear of the Jews. They did not understand.
       Then Jesus came back. This caused them to remember some of what He said, but they still didn't fully understand it. Now, in this verse we see Jesus opening their minds to the scriptures.
       Have you ever been reading a passage of scripture that you've read so many times before and all of a sudden you receive new revelation about it? Nothing is different about the words on the page, but something changes in your heart and mind. It’s like a light bulb turns on and you understand it in a way that you never did before. It’s the same scripture, but now it has new meaning.
       That’s what happened to the disciples in this moment. All of a sudden they understood all of what Jesus had been telling them. Jesus wants to do this for you every time you read the Word of God. It is a Living Word and He wants it to come to life in you.
       As you read the Word pray that God opens your mind to understand all that you are reading. It makes reading the Word so much more exciting. Ask for revelation and He will give it to you.

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