After Jesus resurrected from the dead, his first action recorded in the Gospel of Luke was the Mass. Where Jesus performs the Liturgy of Word followed by the Liturgy of His Eucharist. Luke 24:25-35
Jesus is recognized by his disciples when Jesus appears to them on the way to Emmaus, when Jesus opened the scriptures to them (yet their hearts burned from hearing the Word). Although these disciples could not see Jesus by the Word of God alone, or the revelation Jesus revealed of himself from all the scriptures, these failed to recognize Jesus in their presence.
And he said to them, "Oh, how foolish you are! How slow of heart to believe all that the prophets spoke!
Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer 8 these things and enter into his glory?"
Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them what referred to him in all the scriptures.
It is not until Jesus breaks bread with his disciples in his Eucharist (body and blood) that they finally recognize Jesus immediately.
Luke 24:So he went in to stay with them.
And it happened that, while he was with them at table, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them.
With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him,…
Then they said to each other, "Were not our hearts burning (within us) while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?"
34… "The Lord has truly been raised and has appeared to Simon!"
Then the two recounted what had taken place on the way and how he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
This ancient Liturgy practiced today in the Catholic church practice both the liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist in the Mass, when the “Celebrant” Bishop or Priest Lifts up the Eucharist (body and blood of Jesus Christ) before all to see;
John 8: 28 So Jesus said (to them), "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM,…
John 12: 32 And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself."
**? How does a non catholic or Sola Scripturalist experience the risen Jesus Christ?, **
When in the many biblical accounts of the " breaking of bread" that followed the Liturgy of the Word, Jesus always becomes fully present ( in his Eucharist) to all his believers in his mystical body of the Catholic Church since the Last Supper and the resurrection to today.
Hebrews 10: 19 Therefore, brothers, since through the blood of Jesus we have confidence of entrance into the sanctuary 20 by the new and living way he opened for us through the veil, that is, his flesh, 21 and since we have “a great priest over the house of God,”
Does this prophecy of Malachi come to fulfillment in our time among the non catholics and sola scripturalist?
For from the rising of the sun, even to its setting, my name is great among the nations; And everywhere they bring sacrifice to my name, and a pure offering; For great is my name among the nations, says the LORD of hosts.
But you behave profanely toward me by thinking the LORD’S table and its offering may be polluted, and its food slighted.
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