Sunday, November 20, 2005

Luke - Master Teacher


Master Teacher

Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

Remember the story of the rich man and Lazarus, the beggar? Both died the rich man went to hell and was in torment. Lazarus was above in the bosom of Abraham. The rich man asked Abraham to send Lazarus to his brothers to warn them of hell. Abraham said to him:

Luke 16:29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

Jesus begins to expound to the two disciples all the scriptures pertaining to himself, beginning with Moses and the prophets.

Expounded, the Greek word diermeneuo, has the idea of staying close to the text, Letting the Bible speak for itself. A good teacher lets the Bible speak, not their own thoughts. Jesus is the Master teacher, and he still teaches through the word of God and the Holy Spirit.

What were some of these scriptures?

Starting with Moses

Deu 18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;

To Joshua, Jesus showed himself (before becoming flesh)

Josh 5:13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?
Josh 5:14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?
Josh 5:15 And the captain of the LORD'S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.

There are many other prophecies, such as Isaiah 53 and Psalm 22. Describing the crucifixion of Jesus.

One by one Jesus brought these scriptures from the old testament that spoke of him. They are there as proof to us and encouragement. What greater proof is needed then the teacher, risen from the dead?

Luke 24:28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.
Luke 24:29 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.

Abide with us. We are to abide always in Jesus, by the spirit.

John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

Luke 24:30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
Luke 24:31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

He broke bread, he is the living bread from heaven, broken for us.

1 Cor 11:23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
1 Cor 11:24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

When they finally saw Jesus by faith, he was no longer visible in the natural. Faith does not require that we see him in the natural, we see with Spiritual eyes the things of God and his promises.

John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
John 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
John 14:19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.

Luke 24:32 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?

The word of God still burns within us, the presence and power of God. Some are healed with a burning from head to toe; the mighty presence of the Master teacher, our Lord Jesus Christ.

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