Let's Partake of The Tree of Life

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.  Luke 24:30

Our scripture is speaking of Jesus after the resurrection taking Communion with two disciples in Emmaus. Jesus emphasized greatly the breaking of bread. It actually would be scriptural to receive Communion each Sunday as that is what the early church did (Acts 20:7). In the garden, Adam and Eve’s spiritual eyes weren’t opened.

God wanted their spiritual eyes to be opened by the Tree of Life, but instead they took of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and their eyes were opened to see their failures, lack, sin and shame. But Jesus was restoring all that was lost in the garden. I feel strong that when the two disciples broke bread with Him, He was letting them eat from the Tree of Life, the tree that God wanted man to eat from.

Jesus is the Tree of Life, and when we partake of His broken body, we are eating from the Tree of Life. And I also feel confident in the fact that the moment the two disciples took the bread, THEIR EYES WERE OPENED, and they knew the Lord Jesus. The Apostle Paul also prayed for our eyes to be opened to see Him and know His love (Eph. 1:17-18, 3:18-19). After the two disciples partook of the Tree of Life, I believe something supernaturally happened to their bodies.

They were energized with the resurrection life of Jesus. You noticed after partaking of the bread with Jesus that they were able to go back the same hour on foot to Jerusalem (Luke 24:33), which was fourteen miles one way. Praise God we can know today that the same resurrection LIFE flows into our bodies each time we partake of Communion.

Also, remember that when Adam and Eve sinned, their hearts were filled with fear, and they hid themselves from God. But as Jesus walked with the two disciples toward Emmaus, their hearts burned with love for Jesus (Luke 24:32) and they wanted to stay longer with Him. Jesus has restored the broken relationship with God that was lost when Adam and Eve fell. Whatever challenges come our way, we can have the confidence that He is FOR us (Romans 8:31), and we can come boldly to His throne of Grace (Hebrews 4:16). Thank You Jesus.