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Genesis 3:7 (NLT)

At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves.


1 Corinthians 15:52 (NIV)

in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

Luke 24:13-35 (NIV)

On the Road to Emmaus

13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him.
17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”
They stood still, their faces downcast. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”
19 “What things?” he asked.
“About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; 21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning 23 but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”
25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. 29 But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them.
30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 34 and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” 35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.

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Dwelling on the symmetry between Genesis 3 and the Rapture. The opening of our eyes so that we can see clearly.

Also thinking about the blind that Jesus heals.  The Bible records a number of blind that Christ healed.  It's not clear if some of these accounts are the same people, although many believe several of these are the same account - reducing the number of blind healings to 4.  Interesting given all the references to the number 4 of late.


  1. At Bethsaida in Mark 8:22-26
  2. In the Galilee - 2 men - Mark 9:27-31
  3. One man in Jerusalem who was born blind and healed at Tabernacles - 6 months before the Cross - John 9:1-12
  4. Jericho healing(s) Bartimaeus / 2 men - Mark 10:46-52, Matt 20:29-34, Luke 18:35-43
What was the timing of these eye opening experience?  Do they give us any indication as to when our eyes will be opened and we will see Him just as He is?

1 John 3:1-3 (NASB)

See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be calledchildren of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

Don't know, but I am ready to see Him clearly, so that faith becomes sight and sin & temptation pass away.

Maranatha!

Greg
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1 comment :

  1. Thanks for the great posts. We do not watch in vain. He is coming soon! May eyes be opened to see Jesus and hearts burn and yearn for Him.

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