Worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+ that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing! Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto HIM that sitteth on the throne and unto The LAMB+ for ever and ever. Amen.
And as they [ the men from Emmaus ] thus spake, JESUS HIMSELF+ stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them,
Peace be unto you.
But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And HE+ said unto them,
Why are ye troubled?
and why do thoughts arise
in your hearts?
Behold My+ hands and My+ feet,
that it is I+ Myself+:
handle ME+, and see;
for a spirit hath not flesh and bones,
as ye see ME+ have.
And when HE+ had thus spoken, HE+ shewed them His+ hands and His+ feet. And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, HE+ said unto them,
Have ye here any meat?
And they gave HIM+ a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And HE+ took it, and did eat before them. And HE+ said unto them,
These are the words
which I+ spake unto you,
while I+ was yet with you,
that all things must be fulfilled,
which were written in the Law of Moses,
and in the Prophets,
and in the Psalms,
Then opened HE+ their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures,
Luke 24: 36-45
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They did NOT RECEIVE the Testimony...
The LORD JESUS appeared in His+ glorified Body to the Company of His+ Disciples.
Followers of JESUS, these men --- every one of them His+ disciples ---
were not with Peter nor with the Women of the Company nor with the men
walking to Emmaus and thus, they had missedseeing the Resurrected LORD JESUS.
Company of His+ Followers did not believe ANY reports of their fellow
Followers ! They did not believe that The LORD JESUS CHRIST was risen
from the dead !
They did Not Receive their Witness.
had watched HIM+ die, themselves being scared to death. They were
gathered together in Jerusalem somewhere, when SUDDENLY HE+ APPEARED
Unlike a spirit, HE+ spoke to them and His+ words were very familiar:
" Peace unto you !" HE+ said.
Did that bring them "peace" ?
NO... because they did not receive His+ Words . They were terrified and frightened. They thought they had SEEN a SPIRIT !
So, HE+ told them to observe His+ hands and His+ feet ... undoubtedly as a means to identify HIMSELF+, that it was indeed HE+ HIMSELF+ , to these terrified disciples who had watched HIM+ die.
HE+ invited them to touch HIM+ in His+ Glorified Body .
HE+ even gave them a rational, concrete explanation: "... for a spirit has not flesh and bones, as you see ME+ have."
Then HE+ showed them His+ hands and His+ feet.
YET they BELIEVED NOT for joy, and wondered !
Then, HE+ ate before them. Undoubtedly, every eye was trained upon His+ biting, chewing, and swallowing!
As they opened their hearts
to RECEIVE the TRUTH
of what they perceived
through their senses,
HE+ opened their understanding
that they might understand
ALL things written of HIM+ in the Prophets and the Law of Moses and the Psalms concerning HIMSELF+ had to be fulfilled , HE+ explained to them.
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O, LORD CHRIST, The First-Born from the Dead,
help me to remember that my heart must be open to the Truth before I can understand it with my mind.
me to minister Thy Word+ to others in a way that their hearts are
pierced. Then I will know that YOU+, O LORD, will open their
understanding of it.
Keep me from teaching to the mind when I ought to be reaching the heart .
LORD JESUS, Master of men's hearts, show me how to so bring my life in
line with Thy+ Truth... that without a word spoken, others will see YOU+
, standing among them.
Blessing and Honor, Glory and Power be unto The LAMB+ forever and ever ! Amen.