“Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,”
Our Lord had died on the cross, been buried, rose again, and showed himself alive, by many infallible proofs.
He appeared to them, many times for forty days, speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
As He broke bread with them, He “Opened their understanding, that they might understand.”
Isn’t it interesting, not so they would, but they might.
With the Lord, it is all FREEWILL, all whosoever, all our choice, and only our choice.
We are all given a measure of Faith. What we do with it is our choice. Does it lay dormant, unknown and not used?
Or have you learned to build up your most Holy Faith. (See Jude for directions).
All our choice. To believe and receive, to walk in faith or without. We alone decide our fate. He never forces His love on us, we must ask to receive.
We must seek, comfort, peace, joy, healing, power and “understanding“.
The first time understanding is mentioned in the Bible is at the Tower of Babel. The Lord said:
“Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”
The Lord, God and the Holy Spirit as one, seeing and understanding.
“Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.”
One language. Today, whosoever will, can receive the One language, given to us to communicate with the Lord.
1 Corinthians 14:2
“For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.”
This is our prayer language, it does not need Interpretation. Our Spirit communicates directly to God and “now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
This is not the post I had planned to write. I had no intention of bringing up the Gift of Tongues again.
I am grieving and groaning within….
I am consumed by the “ZEAL OF GOD “ to see His will be done. “To build HIS CHURCH. ”
As the Pharaoh gave the Hebrews, all they needed to build the strongest, most useful, bricks to build His temples, that they would withstand any conditions, from weather or war. Good times and bad.
The Lord gave us all we needed to build His Body. We refuse to add the ingredient that will make it strong, able to withstand weather or war.
We refuse the straw. Like the Hebrews, we have to go find it. Unlike that time, Jesus said wait till you receive. The Holy Spirit, the Lord, Jesus freely gives, all good and perfect gifts.
You are able to understand and proceed. You are charged with building His Temple, His Kingdom, His Church.
You, Whosoever will, have Freewill. Will you accept the gift of God. Use the available tools, and do the will of God?