What You Need to Know About the Enemy’s Schemes in This Season by DOUG STRINGER for Charisma Mag
Sometimes we get the wind knocked out of us! But we can get a new perspective by coming into God’s presence and remembering the work of the cross and the power of the resurrection. As we celebrate the Easter, or Resurrection, season that is directing us toward the hope and expectation of Pentecost, let us take the opportunity to reflect on the events of Jesus’ final days.
At the Last Supper, which signified the first Communion, the disciples did not have a full revelation of what was about to happen, though Jesus was trying to present it to them as they broke bread together.
Even after the Resurrection, as some of the disciples were walking on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24), they were talking about Jesus but did not recognize Him even as He walked with them. These are ones who spent personal time with the Lord, but they still didn’t have an understanding or revelation from the Last Supper Communion together. Yet when it seemed as though He was going to go no further with them, “they urged Him, saying, ‘Stay with us. For it is nearly evening and the day is far spent.’ So He went in to stay with them” (Luke 24:29b). And it says in verses 30-31:
“As He sat at supper with them, He took the bread, blessed it and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized Him. And He vanished out of their sight.”
Once again, He had Communion with them. But this time—unlike the Last Supper Communion—their eyes were opened! They now had a fuller revelation of who He really was, and they knew Him! They now understood that Jesus Himself is the fullness of the godhead, and He wants us to be the fullness of the godhead bodily.
“They said to each other, ‘Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked to us on the way and while He opened the Scriptures to us?'” (verse 32).
When Jesus first approached them walking on the road, the disciples were sad. But that changed after the Emmaus communion because now they had a revelation that they did not understand before—that the only circumstance of the day that mattered now was the manifest presence of God Himself! Their sadness turned into expectation.