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Emmaus Revelation: Weekly Readings

‘Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?” Luke 24.32

‘If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.’ Luke 16.31

On the very day He arose from the dead Jesus appeared to two disciples walking the eleven kilometres from Jerusalem to Emmaus. (Luke 24.13 – 31).Jesus taught the two disciples about Himself beginning with Moses and all the Prophets. The Psalms also are included: “All things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the Prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning me.” (Luke 24.44)

One of the very first things Jesus did on rising from the dead was to give two disciples a Bible study. The effect was to cause their hearts to burn within them when he opened the scriptures to them.

We learn from this that the scriptures, the Old Testament or Tanach, as the Jews say, were so important that the risen Christ Himself taught them on the road to Emmaus. The opening of the scriptures was a prelude to the opening of their eyes to recognize Jesus in the breaking of bread.

The purpose of studying the scriptures is to recognize Jesus. First came the revelation of Yeshua in the scriptures teaching and then came the revelation of Yeshua in the breaking of the bread. Note how the sharing of the scriptures leads the disciples to issue the invitation to have Jesus commune with them.

That is surely the purpose of all Scripture reading, including the readings in THE EMMAUS PRAYER PLAN.




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