Luke 24:41-45

Luke 24:41 (KJB)
And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?

Even while Jesus was standing right in front of them showing them the nail prints in His hands and feet, there was still an air of unbelief. The idea of resurrection must have taken them beyond imagination as death seems so final, yet Jesus defeated death by His own. Then He gives them another proof that it was really Him and that was, He asked if they had any food? Spirits do not get hungry but human bodies do get hungry and here Jesus is asking for food. How much more proof do they need that it was actually Him?

Luke 24:42 (KJB)
And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.

They had responded to His request and gave Him a piece of broiled fish and a honey comb. This was another simple way to test that it was Jesus. Whoever gave Him the fish and honeycomb, should have seen that it was Him since they were close to Him to hand Him the food.

Luke 24:43 (KJB)
And he took it, and did eat before them.

Then the natural thing that Jesus did was eat it to show that He was really human. He ate it right before their eyes and there was no need for any more proof. This was all the evidence Jesus had to give them to prove that He was human. Hopefully, their unbelief would be turned into belief by now,.

Luke 24:44 (KJB)
And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

Then Jesus reminds them that all these events which took place this past weekend were things which He had been telling them all along for the past 3 years. Jesus refers to the fact that throughout the Old Testament, many things were written of Him which had to be fulfilled. The writings were from the time of Moses to the last prophet which was John the Baptist.

(Deu 18:15 KJV) 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;

(Isa 53:5 KJV) But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

(Psa 22:16 KJV) For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

(John 1:29 KJV) The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.


Luke 24:45 (KJB)
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,

Then Jesus opened their understanding to the Scriptures, just like He did to the two disciples from Emmaus. If the Lord Jesus does not open the Scriptures to us, we will not understand them and always come to a wrong conclusion. They would now be able to read the Hebrew Scriptures and then come to a proper conclusion concerning the Messiah when they came to passages about Him. No longer would the Scriptures be shrouded but by the Holy Spirit, they will all be open.

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