1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
These lady's are the first to find that Christ Jesus has risen.
4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
An angel speaks to them, Mark 16:6 And he saith unto them, "Be not affrighted: ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: He is rise; He is not here: Behold the place were they laid Him, as He said unto you.
5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
Christ had taught all of them the things that would come to pass, as we saw in Luke 17.
7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
8 And they remembered his words,
These women remembered Christ teachings.
9 And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
They went and told the Apostles and all that had followed Christ what had happened. Remember Judas isn't there. He had been murdered by the kenites. That's right, murdered! Ref. Acts 1:18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. This can't happen on it's own. Someone cut him open from his throat to his groin and jerked the rope until his insides fell out.
10 It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.
11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.
Although they were all told what would happen, they didn't believe these lady's story. Peter had to see this for himself.
12 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.
13 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
Emmaus means "hot bath" and is today the town of Khan el Khamaseh, about 8 miles SW of Jerusalem.
14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
They had a lot to talk about during their walk.
15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
16 But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.
"Holden"; Strong's dictionary # 2902 "krateo; held fast, seized or retained." They didn't recognize Him, so they ignored Him.
17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
"What are you so sad about while on your walk?"
18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
Cleopas was saying "Are you not from here? Did you not see what has been happening in Jerusalem?"
19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
20 And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
21 But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.
They were expecting a different outcome. They're blind to why those things needed to be done. It was for us ALL†
22 Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;
They're telling Christ that they were shocked at what one from their own group had came back telling them of what had happened at the sepulchre.
23 And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.
24 And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.
They even went to see for themselves, but still couldn't believe. After all they had been taught would happen and did happen and Christ walking right by their side, they couldn't believe.
25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
Not much different today. The events of the last generation are taking place and Christians are refusing to see them because they believe their going to get a ride out.
26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
Christ is letting them know, He came as the last sacrifice suffering for us all, that we could have life everlasting and He is now in His Spiritual body.
27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
What was to happen, has been told from the beginning. Genesis 3:15 And I [God] will put enmity [division] between thee [satan] and the woman [Eve], and between thy [satan's] seed [sperma- the kenites] and her Seed [Jesus Christ]; It [Christ] shall bruise thy [satan's] head, and thou [satan and the kenites] shalt bruise His [Christ's] heel. Completed at the cross.
28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.
Christ kept walking as though He was going on to the next town.
29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
This is out of the ordinary because the head of the house does this. Christ is showing these two Who they're sitting with because it had happened before. Luke 22:19 And He took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, "This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of Me.
31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.
32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
They won't forget a Word again.
33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,
34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.
When they returned to Jerusalem those gathered there told these two disciples, Christ had appeared to Peter.
35 And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.
In return these two told of Christ appearing to them.
36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
Wow! Could you imagine? Now everyone has seen Christ appear to them in His spiritual body. All that was taught about His Resurrection stands before them all.
37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
They should feel happy and blessed to be part of this event. Have you ever thought about just how blessd you are to live as part of the last generation? You get to see many prophecy's come to pass.
39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
He is Christ Jesus, just another body. We will have the same the instant we die of this flesh. 1 Cor. 15:48-49 48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 1 Cor. 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
Christ is showing them He is really there. His incorruptible body can eat human food, just like people in these flesh body's can eat manna = angels food. Exodus 16:31 And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
43 And he took it, and did eat before them.
This should show them, He is there with them.
44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
He is opening their minds to all they have been taught is standing before them.
45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
The Truth has happened and will happen. There is no gray area in what God has given us.
46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
What was told to them, had to happen to Him.
47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
The door to salvation can be opened to anyone that will turn the knob and ask Him in by repenting and believing on Him.
48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
All those people have heard The Truth of what would happen and have now seen it come true.
49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
That promise is He would send The Comforter, The Holy Spirit, Ref. Act 2. And even warnings for us today, Joel 2:28-32 28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. 30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come. 32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.
50 And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
He has blessed us ALL.
51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:
53 And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.