He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the law of Moses, the Prophets and Psalms.” Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. (Luke 24:44,45 NIV)
Validating Biblical truth stirs emotions throughout Christians worldwide. Jesus discussed this very thing with His disciples. Before His death, Jesus explained He would rise again on the third day. As Jesus reappeared to His disciples, they became startled and frightened. Here they personally knew Him, walked with Him, sat under His teachings, saw miracles, signs, and wonders. Yet, they failed to recognize Him.
Circumstances are not so different today. Christians who have walked years with Christ, developed deep roots have become troubled and doubt. Scripture is clear in James, those who doubt are like waves- blown and tossed, not stable. Jesus looked at His disciples and asked, “Why?” Jesus is asking this same question today. For nearly two decades, bulks of Christians have separated from their denominations foundation. With division occurring in most Christian denominations, many border both sides- confused.
The solution to all societal confusion: return to Biblical truth. Jesus redirected the disciples to touch his scarred hands. He no longer was a ghost figure to them. Isn’t this exactly what many think today- Jesus isn’t real, He’s more like a ghost figure. The enemy confuses ears not to hear, eyes not to see, and minds not to understand. The longer individuals remain outside of God’s protection, more comfortable they become believing the enemy’s lies. Then Judgement will come and many deceived will hear- “Depart from me, I never knew you.” Yet, they will say…Lord, Lord as if they did.
Forward Friday! As God opened His disciple’s minds to understand, He is happy to do so for us. Too many Christians are discouraged in their attempt to read the Bible. Even though each one’s back stories are different, we first open our Bibles the same. Ask Jesus to open our minds to understand the scriptures. He is faithful. The more we read, more we know, more we grow. Instead of division, this concept brings unity.