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Saturday, June 2, 2012

A Good Case of Heart Burn

And beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scripture.  Luke 24:27 (New American Standard Bible)

In the afternoon of His resurrection, Jesus Christ joined two disciples who were walking to the town of Emmaus.  The two men were discussing the events of the last few days concerning the death of their Master.  As Jesus began walking with them He asked what they were discussing.  Luke says their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him.  As they relayed the happenings of the past week the two men spoke in terms of disbelief of the words of the people who had that very morning witnessed the empty tomb in which Jesus had been laid.  He gently chided them for their unbelief and began to explain all the things Moses and the prophets had written about Him of how it was necessary for Christ to suffer these things and enter into His glory.  The two listened with rapt attention.  The men begged Him to stay the night with them and when He reclined at the supper table and broke and blessed the bread they recognized Him and He disappeared from their midst.

We can’t even begin to understand their surprise and shock.  They looked at one another and said “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?” (Luke 24:32).

The existence of Jesus as the Messiah can be absolutely proven through the writings of Scripture.   Those 66 books were written by 40 men over a period of 1600 years from all walks of life, shepherds, farmers, tent-makers, physicians, fishermen, priests, philosophers and kings all keeping the same message and theme of the Messiah consistent.  The New Testament merely confirms the Old.  But don’t take my word for it, search it out for yourself.  It’s an amazing study with evidence that cannot be denied.  These words still can cause us great amazement and thrill.   It’s still the best case of heart burn anyone can have.