Then opened he their understanding, 
that they might understand the scriptures 
(Luke 24:45).
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The Bible says in John 20:21-22, “Then said 
Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my 
Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when 
he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto 
them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost.”  This was the same 
account that Luke reported in our opening verse, but 
he wasn’t an eyewitness when Jesus ministered to the 
disciples. John was an eyewitness and he tells us in 
actuality what happened.
So, how exactly did Jesus open the understanding 
of His disciples? We’re not told anything happened 
to them outwardly when  “…he breathed on them, 
and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost” 
(John 20:22). So, how did Luke know that the 
breathing on them by Jesus was what opened their 
Job 32:8 (ASV) says,  “But there is a spirit in 
man, And the breath of the Almighty giveth them 
understanding.” The King James translation of 
the same verse says,  “But there is a spirit in man: 
and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them 
understanding.” The word translated, “inspiration” 
means “breath”; the breath of the Almighty gives 
When Luke was told that Jesus breathed on the 
disciples and they understood the Scriptures, he knew 
exactly where the understanding came from. Jesus 
Christ, on that occasion, demonstrated His divine 
ability to impart understanding, just as He’s able to 
impart knowledge. Remember, He’s the embodiment 
of all wisdom and knowledge: “In whom are hid all 
the treasures of wisdom and knowledge”  (Colossians 
Perhaps, you require insight into certain mysteries 
and secrets—secrets about your work, your academics or 
anything in particular—you can trust Him. Hallelujah!
I know what to do at all times, because I’m influenced 
and controlled by the Holy Spirit and the Word of 
God. I’m sensitive to the leading of the Spirit and apt 
to put the Word to work. I have insight into mysteries 
and secrets; I’m filled with the knowledge of God’s 
will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. Glory 
to God! 
Psalm 16:7; Ephesians 1:17-18; Colossians 1:9-10

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