By Susan Young, Our Father’s House
Contributing Writer

In Luke 24 we meet up with two men walking to Emmaus which is a town about seven miles from Jerusalem. They are talking about Jesus’ death and are sad. The Bible calls them disciples of Jesus.

They are joined by a man whom they do not recognize. The man asks them what they are talking about and why they are so sad. Both men begin to tell the stranger of their Rabbi, Jesus, and of his crucifixion.

What they didn’t know was that the man they were walking with was Jesus himself.

The two men arrive to where they are going and Jesus says he has further to go, but the men say, “Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent” Luke 24:29. And He went in to stay with them. Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened “and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight,” Luke 24:29-31.

When a Rabbi tells a story or makes a point, the disciple is to look for the hint of the passage of scripture he is referring to. In Hebrew the word “hint” is Remez.

In Genesis 3 we find the Remez. When Eve stops to have a conversation with a serpent and eats a fruit the Lord told her not to.

“So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.

Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings” Genesis 3:6-7.

Did you catch the remez? And their eyes were opened.

Two humans, in Genesis 3, break bread with a serpent and their eyes are opened to sin and they are removed from the garden.

Two humans break bread with Jesus in Luke and their eyes are opened to Kingdom restoration.

Two human beings’ perception of supernatural reality changes, as their eyes are open.

Sin entered the world through the eating of disobedience.

Kingdom Restoration enters in communion with Jesus.

From our vantage point on this side of the cross, we too have to look for remez, the hint to your restoration.

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me,” Revelation 3:20.

Today your eyes can be opened to the yesterday, today and forever of the table of fellowship God has put before you.

Who can take communion? Those whose eyes are open to receiving full restoration and renewal through Jesus.

If you don’t know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, today is a good day to do that. Today you can receive him by answering the knock on the door to your heart. It’s simple enough, just say this with me, “Jesus, I hear you knocking. I want you to come in and dine with me. I know you are Christ, the son of God. Teach me your way. Open my eyes so that I may see you clearly.”

Typically in a church, we would lead you in communion, but communion with Jesus isn’t just for Sundays at church. You can take communion with your eyes opened to the revelation of what Jesus has done for you. Once your eyes are opened to Jesus, you can’t help but have a heart of repentance for your sins, and if you ask for forgiveness, he will give it to you. May God truly bless you.

The Westside Express