“Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,” (Luke 24:44–45).
Right on the threshold of the Holy Spirit being sent from the Father to the 120 disciples in Jerusalem, this was a critical link between the ministry of Christ and His earthly presence, and the coming of the Holy Spirit. Jesus reminds them again that what Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms spoke of Him was being fulfilled! He was strengthening their faith in the absolute authority of all the Scriptures. But there was something more. “He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures!” It is one thing to have the Bible in our hands and read it, it is another to read it and be given divine revelation or understanding of what it says and how it applies today. Notice Jesus’ concluding words:
“Repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.” (Luke 24:47–49).
There is so much more we could unpack just from these verses, but my earnest desire is that you will crave time in the presence of my Savior, Lord, and coming Bridegroom. He wants your fellowship more than your abilities, knowledge or possessions. He wants to empower you by His Spirit to be a witness, starting from where you are and send you where He will until the whole earth is full of the knowledge of the Lord (Isaiah 11:9).