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Luke 24

“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 in the Psalms must be fulfilled.’ Then He opened their minds to understand the scriptures”. Luke 24-45a

Take a minute and think back to before you became a Christian. Did you ever try to read the bible only to be completely confused? Did you think, “What is wrong with me? These are just words on a page, I should be able to make sense of this”. Maybe it led to frustration in thinking, “If only there was a decipher key to crack this encryption.” There is! He is called the Holy Spirit of God. Here in today’s verse we see Jesus “opened their minds to understand the scriptures”. Whoa! That must have been some kind of rush! Maybe you experienced something like this once you had received salvation and the truths of the bible were opened up to you. The code had been cracked!

1 Corinthians 2:14 tells us that, “The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned”.

No wonder the scriptures seem like a foreign language…they are! We need the Holy Spirit as our terp so that we can comprehend the entirety of our Commander’s Orders of Operation.

If you have never received the gift of Salvation…Today is the day! Repent of your sins and ask Jesus to be the Master of your life. He will give you God’s spirit to empower to you accomplish your mission and understand the vastness of His messages in the bible. Or maybe you find yourself a Christian but want to understand more clearly or more in-depth, God’s word. Pray and ask for Him to “open your mind” and fill you with His Spirit. He will. He hears us and your request is according to His will (1 John 5:14-15). Then in this way, you will be fully briefed and made ready to carry out His mission for your life.

LZ