QTVOTD: The Scriptures Entirely Fulfilled…

Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.”  Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,  and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead,  and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.  You are witnesses of these things.  And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.” Luke 24:44-49 [AMP]

Tomorrow I will finish my deep reading of the book of Luke (I started this reading on 01 MAR 2023). Today I am marveling at the situation of Jesus appearing before the people gathered in the house for dinner, and the things that He said. This happens just before He leads them out to Bethany and ascends into Heaven (more on that tomorrow).

First Jesus tells them to see that He is flesh and bones and not a spirit. Even though they were joyous and marveling, they still were in unbelief that He was standing before them in the flesh. So, He asked them to give Him something to eat; they gave Him some broiled fish and He ate it. The verse I start out with above is the conclusion of that time with them. Here are the primary takeaways from what He said:

  1. [Prophesy Complete] Everything that had been written about Him in the Law of Moses, Prophets, and Psalms would be fulfilled.
  2. [The Believers Receive the Living Word] Jesus opened their minds to understand the scriptures.
  3. [The work of Salvation for those who would believe, has been Completed] His Passion had been completed in His suffering and rising from the dead.
  4. [The call to missions in the proclamation of the Gospel to all] The message of the Gospel should be proclaimed to all the nations beginning with Jerusalem.
  5. [A record by humans that these prophesies had indeed happened] That those in the room were witnesses to these things.
  6. [The Holy Spirit would soon be upon them] That Jesus was sending the promise of the Father upon them.
  7. [For the witnesses specifically, special clothing of Power would come upon them] They were to stay in Jerusalem until they were clothed with the power from on high.

In this little passage in the Gospels, Jesus lays out the TRUTH for all to hear and remember. The biggest aspect for me in this passage is that Jesus is alive -> living in Heaven at the right hand of the Father.


My salvation, my faith, the call on my life, and strength available to me is recorded by the words of Jesus right here before He ascended. There is nothing I lack in my Christian walk to ‘Follow Him’. However, it is a daily choice to abide by what is written here. Listening to Pastor Steve’s message today I am reminded that peace and comfort that the Lord can provide is for those who ‘abide’ IN Jesus. Aspiring to be like Him every day, in my life, to my family, at work, and in my ministry service to Him alone. This weekend we are on a little getaway to our cabin on Herron Island and it has been so peaceful and restful after such a busy season of life. It has provided a needed time of reflection, and these passages could not have come at a better time.

Sophie, Prim, and Brooklyn. Marianne is napping. We miss Bella a ton!

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