The Ultimate Victory of the Son of Man, cont’d. Luke 24:1-53
Luke 24:36-43 Sunday: Jesus Appears to Disciples (Jerusalem)
Luke 24:36-While they were talking about these things Jesus appeared in their midst. At first, they think that they are seeing a spirit, or a ghost. But Jesus convinces them that it really is Him by showing them His hands and feet.
(Ryrie, 24:30) The evidences that Jesus’ appearance was not as a spirit are: (1) the scars in His hands and feet; (2) His tangibleness in being handled; and (3) His ability to eat (v. 43; Acts 10:41). touch. The same word used in 1 John 1:1.
The Sequence of Christ’s Post-Resurrection Appearances
Luke 24:44-49 Sunday: Jesus Teaches His Fulfillment of Prophecy
He tells them that what has happened to Him was all predicted in the Scriptures and explains it. He instructs them to be witnesses of all that they had seen and learned…beginning in Jerusalem and going into all of the world. Then, He tells them to stay in Jerusalem until “you are clothed with power from on high” (the Holy Spirit).
Luke 24:50-53 Sunday: Jesus Ascends into Heaven
Jesus then walked with them to Bethany…where He spoke His blessing over them. As He was doing so…”He parted from them” (:51; cf. Acts 1:9).
Prayer: Father, clothe me with Your power. I know that You are speaking of the Holy Spirit, here. But I pray not just for the presence of the Holy Spirit in my life…but for His power through my life. Please show me what I must do. You tell the disciples to stay in Jerusalem until you clothed them with power. I know that this speaks of the coming day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came. Lord, I want Your Holy Spirit to be fully, completely active in me without any hindrance. Please, Lord…clothe me with Your power.