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Road to Emmaus
« on: November 08, 2015, 12:23:18 AM »
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Luke 24

On the Road to Emmaus

13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him.

17 He asked them, ?What are you discussing together as you walk along??

They stood still, their faces downcast. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, ?Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days??

19 ?What things?? he asked.

?About Jesus of Nazareth,? they replied. ?He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; 21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning 23 but didn?t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.?

25 He said to them, ?How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?? 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.

28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. 29 But they urged him strongly, ?Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.? So he went in to stay with them.

30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, ?Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us??

33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 34 and saying, ?It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.? 35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread


Was reading this tonight and it got me thinking.  We can be walking along stressing, not knowing Jesus is with us, thinking He isn't when He is.  A disconnecting from God.  And yet at the same time .....32 They asked each other, ?Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us??

So this is your reassurance during these times that He is still with you, your signpost if you like, bringer of peace.

Then the next verse...
33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 34 and saying, ?It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.? 35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread   


Had me think of suppers or get togethers of saints, disciples, believer (insert preferred name) did their hearts burn too when they heard what the other two had seen and heard? do ours when we get together with fellow believers? or our spirits commune in a way that unites the body? so maybe a kind of discernment.  Like a we all sat round a banqueting table in more ways than one.

So is this your spirit? notice Pentecost hadn't even happened yet.

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Re: Road to Emmaus
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2015, 10:05:52 PM »
Was reading this tonight and it got me thinking.  We can be walking along stressing, not knowing Jesus is with us, thinking He isn't when He is.  A disconnecting from God.  And yet at the same time .....32 They asked each other, ?Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us??

So this is your reassurance during these times that He is still with you, your signpost if you like, bringer of peace.

Then the next verse...
33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 34 and saying, ?It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.? 35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread   


Had me think of suppers or get togethers of saints, disciples, believer (insert preferred name) did their hearts burn too when they heard what the other two had seen and heard? do ours when we get together with fellow believers? or our spirits commune in a way that unites the body? so maybe a kind of discernment.  Like a we all sat round a banqueting table in more ways than one.

So is this your spirit? notice Pentecost hadn't even happened yet.

Absolutely like crazy!

Meeting with like spirited believers always sets my spirit a dancing.
Disturb us Lord, when we are too pleased with ourselves. When our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little. When we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us Lord, to dare more boldly. To venture on wider seas. Where storms will show your mastery; Where, losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizons of our hopes; And to push into the future, in strength, courage, hope and love.                     (SIR FRANCIS DRAKE 1577)

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Re: Road to Emmaus
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2015, 12:22:38 AM »
With the other topic Faith running, and the topic of the Holy Spirit, was it present prior to Pentecost in people or after, had me thinking of this Emmaus Walk.

How did their hearts burn within them, their discernment, prior to Pentecost if they didn't have the Holy Spirit in them? what testified to their spirit? how all this before Pentecost?

I am just musing, feel free to give a gentle reply.

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Re: Road to Emmaus
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2015, 01:23:15 AM »
Aye how did their hearts burn within them ?

You might also ask "how were the gifts of the Holy Spirit available before pentecost ?

Sent out two by two .....  bla bla

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Re: Road to Emmaus
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2015, 01:25:36 AM »
Now go to Luke 1:41   When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.

this was before pentecost ?

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Re: Road to Emmaus
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2015, 01:37:12 AM »
Well that's spirit recognising spirit isn't it.  Or spirit recognising the Holy Spirit.  I am working on the assumption that the Holy Spirit was the spirit part of Jesus the man, from being a part of the Trinity.

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Re: Road to Emmaus
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2015, 01:59:10 AM »
Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me."

We know the law failed in the OT, because no one could keep it entirely to the jot.  So something else must have let them have approach to the throne, either the Holy Spirit or Jesus, and with Jesus would include the Holy Spirit for that approach.

Hard to put across my thought pattern properly.

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Re: Road to Emmaus
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2015, 02:06:30 AM »
Well  Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit ...

what more can I say ?

She did not know what on "earth" was happening to her !

She opened her mouth and the Lord spoke...[thats a now word"!]

SHE CRIED OUT

"Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43"And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me? 44"For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy.?


Its the witness of the "Holy Spiirt" between people

 

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