It is written, "And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him" (Luke 24:13-16).

Could it be possible that the only One, Who could open to men the Scriptures, drew near to them, but they knew Him not, because of their own reasoning of the things that had happened to Him? Is it possible that The One, Who could open to men The Things of GOD have come to reveal These things to men, but the hearts of men are not open to receive Him?

"...He said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days? And he said unto them, What things" (Luke 24:17-19).

Why would Jesus question the manner of communication that they had one to another as they walked and were sad? Why would He also question the things that they had received during the events of the days that had come to pass?

In their answer "...they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done" (Luke 24:19-21).

Could it be that He questioned their communication, because they reflected more on their own reasoning, than on His promises that He had given to them during His ministry? Could it be that He wanted to recall to their minds His words of promise, which they were quickly forgetting, because of the events that had happen to Him? Notice that they correctly recalled to their minds the events that took place, but they had reasoned incorrectly, and trusted in their own reasoning of how it was that He would redeem Israel.

They continued to recall the events of how The Lord had given them evidents to support their faith in Him, saying, "Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not" (Luke 24:22-24).

Notice that they allowed their reasoning in their communication to each other to lose the good news of the gospel, which The LORD had delivered to them by the women that were sent to them with HIS Word. In response to their unbelief of the good news, which they testified that they had received by His witnesses, "Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.

"But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?" (Luke 24:25-32)

Could it be that they were not where GOD desired them to be in their understanding of HIS Word from all that the prophets have spoken? Are we also slow of heart to believe all that The Father has revealed to us through those, whom HE has sent with HIS Word? To the disciples of The Word, who were to be His witnesses, Jesus expounded, or open to them The Things sealed to their minds in all the Scriptures, and beginning with the books of Moses and all the prophets, He revealed The Things concerning Himself. He can do the same for all those, who desire to be His witnesses today, but we must receive Him in The Gift of Faith that He might open to our understanding the things He has revealed to men.

The disciples were no longer sad from their own reasoning, but were fill with The Joy of The Word in their hearts, after receiving The Things revealed by the witnesses of The Word in all The Scriptures. The crowning act of their receiving The Word within their hearts from the witnesses in the Scripture was the opening of their eyes to see Who it was that was revealing to them The Things concerning Himself. With the opening of their eyes, we see a difference in their response from the time that Jesus drew near to them, and the time that He had dawned upon their hearts and became known of them?

Are we like the disciples, who walked with Christ, and have heard of the testimony of His servants through out The Scriptures and yet, we are slow of heart to believe all that the prophets and His disciples have spoken of Him? Are we among those, who’s eyes and minds are kept in the dark from seeing The Truth, and know not that it is He, The Dayspring, Who draws near to us, to opened to our hearts in all the Scriptures the Things concerning Himself?

If we desire to receive a clear revelation on the person of the Holy Spirit, We must rely on every Word that proceeds from the Mouth of GOD. And as The Word revealed Himself to His disciples, likewise The Dayspring from on High will dawn upon our hearts to reveal to us The Things, which no man, but He could search and open to our understanding.

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