Topic: How Understanding is Unlocked
Text: Luke 24:44-49
During the three and a half years of Jesus’ public ministry, he went about doing good and healing all who the devil oppressed. He taught his disciples from villages to towns and cities all they needed to know about his kingdom.
Then he spoke about the things that would happen to him, and he would be crucified; it was hard to understand or even believe as possible considering all the miraculous things they had seen him do; commanding the winds and the waves, walking on water, and even raising the dead. Before their eyes, all these things had now occurred, leaving them sad.
Jesus asked, “What things?” “The things about Jesus, the man from Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a mighty prophet of God who performed miracles and wonders. His words were powerful, and he had great favour with God and the people. But three days ago, the high priest and the rulers of the people sentenced him to death and had him crucified. We had all hoped that he was the one who would redeem and rescue Israel.– Luke 24:19-20,
Their hopes had been dashed, with so many questions begging for answers and then news of the resurrection filtered in, leaving them even more troubled.
Jesus chose to stay back another fifty days on earth, appearing to them in different places to assure them of his true identity, mission on earth, and his plans of continuity.
Jesus said to them, “Why are you so thick-headed? Why do you find it so hard to believe every word the prophets have spoken? Wasn’t it necessary for the Messiah to experience all these sufferings and afterward to enter into his glory?“- Luke 24:25-26
Have we become so thick-headed that we find it hard to believe anything the master says? Are we questioning the ways, wisdom, and timing of God in the issues of our lives?
It is time to remember the things that have been revealed to us in the scriptures concerning the issues we are facing personally and in our nation. As we return to the word of God to seek clarity, God unlocks our understanding supernaturally by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen
Then he said to them, “Don’t you remember the words that I spoke to you when I was still with you? I told you that I would fulfil everything written about me, including all the prophecies from the law of Moses through the Psalms and the writings of the prophets.” – Luke 24:44
The transition between his resurrection and return was a time of understanding the mission of Jesus in-depth. It was a time of great revelation and impartation.
Stunned, they looked at each other and said, “Why didn’t we recognize him? Didn’t our hearts burn with the flames of holy passion while we walked beside him? He unveiled for us such profound revelation from the Scriptures!” – Luke 24:32
In this season, pray that the Lord will unveil the scriptures to you in a way you have never known before. God does not want you to be in fear or confused about his purpose for your life. Ask him for a divine visitation today and receive it by faith in Jesus’ name.
While they were still discussing all of this, Jesus suddenly appeared right in front of their eyes! Startled and terrified, the disciples were convinced they were seeing a ghost. Standing there among them, he said, “Be at peace. I am the living God. Don’t be afraid. Why are you so frightened? Don’t let doubt enter your hearts. – Luke 24:36,38
God wants you to have peace and live a life free of fear. Don’t be frightened by what you see happening around you; God is in control.
And said to them, “Everything that has happened fulfils what the Scriptures prophesied of me. The Messiah was destined to suffer and rise from the dead on the third day. I will send the fulfilment of the Father’s promise to you, so stay here in the city until you are clothed with the mighty power of heaven.” – Luke 24:46,49
Everything that happened to Jesus was to fulfil his destiny. Are you living to fulfil your destiny, or are you trying to be like another person? Jesus promised them the gift of the Holy Spirit to help them accurately discern the will of God and receive the power to fulfil the mission. Have you received the Holy Spirit.? Are you enjoying his partnership? It is time to walk in the blessing and move to the next level God has for you!
Lord, you are so faithful; you never leave or forsake us in our trials or tests. We thank you for all the lessons we have received on transitions; help us walk in the light they bring in Jesus’ name.
Teach us to walk with the Holy Spirit until our understanding is unlocked supernaturally and we are empowered for exploits in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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