Luke 24:31-35

Luke 24:31 (KJB)
And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

Then their spiritual eyes were opened. The words “were opened” are in the passive voice which means it was not them who opened their eyes but the Lord who opened their eyes that they would know who He was. This is a very important principle to understand. We can never open our own spiritual eyes because we are spiritually dead and therefore we have to have them opened by God. (Eph 2:1 KJV) And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins: Once Jesus opened their eyes, He vanished from their sight. This was one of the advantages of the resurrected body, it was not subject to natural laws.

Luke 24:32 (KJB)
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?

(Jer 20:9 KJV) Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay. Jeremiah had that same feeling when the word of God had burned within him. The disciples had their hardness of heart burned away by the word of God and also as they spoke with Jesus when they walked with Him, although they did not know why they felt that way. The word “burn” is in the present tense which meant it was a continual burning. It was a Greek term which meant a passionately felt emotion. It is like having a feeling of being unable to control oneself when one is to proclaim the Word of God.

Luke 24:33 (KJB)
And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,

These two disciples did not waste any time in getting back to Jerusalem. They just finished a 7 ˝  mile walk and now in the middle of the night, they are heading back to Jerusalem. They had found the place where the ten disciples were staying plus the rest of the entourage. At this time Thomas was not with them. Traveling at night was dangerous but these disciples saw that they had to contact the other disciples so the danger took a back seat.

Luke 24:34 (KJB)
Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.

Not only did the disciples from Emmaus have good news to share with them, but the ten disciples now shared the good news of the resurrection with them by telling them that the Lord had risen from the dead and that He had appeared to Simon. The word “appeared” carries with it the meaning of “to see, to look upon, or be visible.” This means that Jesus did not appear to Simon in a vision but in person, in full view of him.

Luke 24:35 (KJB)
And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.

The Emmaus disciples then tell the others that they had walked with Jesus along the way to Emmaus and how Jesus made Himself known to them when He was breaking bread, just like He did at the Last Supper. Their spiritual eyes were opened by Jesus and then He vanished from their sight. This place where the disciples were staying must have been a den of joy that night.