In our last study we found out that Melchizedek, the king priest which Jesus was connected with brought with him bread and wine when he went to meet Abraham. Why is this detail given to us in the Bible?
Let’s look at a familiar account of the two followers of Jesus on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24). I think you will be amazed.
The two followers were really dejected and down after the crucifixion and death of Jesus. As they walked the 7 miles from Jerusalem to Emmaus, Jesus came alongside them. Notice that while their eyes were ‘opened’ they could not recognize Jesus. The Bible says their eyes were restrained.
Luke 24:15 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.
Jesus taught them the scriptures concerning Himself. Notice that the two followers saw Jesus but even with the unveiling of the scriptures by Jesus they did not know it was Jesus.
Luke 24:25 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.
When then did they have their eyes ‘opened’ so they could know it was Jesus? It was in the breaking of bread!
Luke 24:30 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.
The two followers were so excited they walked another 7 miles back to Jerusalem to find the eleven disciples of Jesus that were gathered together. Now look at what they reported to the eleven disciples – they explained how in the breaking of bread their eyes were opened and how Jesus was made known to them.
Luke 24:35 And they told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He was known to them in the breaking of bread.
And as they explained this the King of Peace, Jesus Himself, appeared in the midst of them saying “Peace”.
Luke 24:36 Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, “Peace to you.”
Are you seeing Jesus in the midst of your trials? He is your King Priest. Stay tuned for even more insight from the scriptures that will bless you.
Guy is a homeschool father to five and has been married for over two decades to the same woman, He has a deep passion for the WORD and can be seen studying and emailing encouragement to others using the WORD deep into the night. He works in international real estate investments and enjoys the work and people he meets globally.
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