Focus/52 is the weekly devotional of The Pentecostals. As a church family, we focus our attention on a different chapter in the bible every week for 52 weeks per year. Not only do we study the same chapter together, but we also memorize a passage out of that chapter every week. Follow along with us. We'd love to have you.
March 19 - March 25, 2018
Read Luke 24:45
Luke 24:45 (KJV)
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
“God’s grace and revelation are the monopoly of no race or nation.” ~Ghandi
Luke is the writer of this passage. It’s the third day since Jesus died. He has now risen. The failure to recognize Jesus means that He appeared in His resurrected body.
Jesus fulfilled the prophecy that He would rise the third day. But the men did not seem to have full comprehension of what had occurred in the tomb. When they gathered together in Jerusalem and began to swap stories, Jesus appeared unto them again. Jesus began to give them peace. They were terrified, believing that Jesus might be a ghost, but then He begins to show them His hands and feet. The main thrust of this passage is Jesus’ provision of physical evidence of His resurrection. He encouraged them to touch Him. And then The Word says in verse 45, THAT HE OPENED THEIR UNDERSTANDING.
The Word of Salvation is being Divinely revealed all over the world now!
This verse also gives us great hope that those who are blinded can still have their understanding opened in a moment’s time by Jesus!
Lord, open our understanding to Your plan and Word. Let those that have been blinded receive understanding. I pray Your Divine Revelation would continue throughout the whole earth, so that Your Word will cover the earth, that You can return.