Luke 24:26-30

Luke 24:26 (KJB)
Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?

Then Jesus asks them a question which they should have known the answer to. He had basically told them again that everything which happened in the past weekend was necessary for the Messianic mission. Jesus had chosen to go to the cross to pay for the sins of the Elect. Before a physical kingdom could be erected, He had to choose the people who were going to be in it. The people were named before the foundation of the world and every one of them had to undergo salvation in Christ and when the last one is saved, then the physical Kingdom of God comes in with the New Heaven and New Earth. Christ would enter His glory after He returns to Heaven. When He returns again on the last day, it will be a day when the whole world will behold His glory. (Rev 19:1 KJV) And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:

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

Then Jesus began to expound the Hebrew Scriptures to them. He had now shown them all the Scriptures which pertained to Him from the writings of Moses and through all the prophets. He would have explained those Scriptures which would have revealed His coming to earth and His mission while on earth.

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

Up to this point, these two disciples did not yet know who Jesus was, even though He had expounded all the Scriptures concerning Himself. As they approached the village of Emmaus, the two disciples had turned in but Jesus had given the impression that he was still going to continue on in His journey.

Luke 24:29 (KJB)
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.

They apparently enjoyed the company of Jesus and instead of allowing Him to continue on, they had compelled Him to stay with them because it was probably very late in the day. So Jesus takes them up on their offer and goes in to stay with them. It is now the end of the third day and the suspense would have been heightened because it was the third day when Jesus was supposed to rise from the dead and these two disciples did not think He rose yet, and here they were walking with Him for a part of the day.

Luke 24:30 (KJB)
And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.

Then there was a familiar scene. Jesus had sat down with them for an evening meal and just as He did at the Last Supper, He took the bread and blessed it and then gave it to the disciples. Here were two of His disciples celebrating the Lordís Supper with Him and enjoying great fellowship which will come to all believers on the last day when the Lord brings in the Kingdom of God in the New Heaven and New Earth. They would now begin to see who their houseguest and travel companion was.

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