Dreams & Visions
Everyone Equal?
Feelings & Experiences
Judging Doctrine
Judging Dreams-visions
A Christian Is - Part 2
Ministries, Ministers, Doctrines Examined

God is doing something new?

Some say, "God is doing something new, and may come in a way that He has not come before so that we do not recognize Him." Such a statement implies that we must be open to accept any new revelation of Jesus and a failure to accept the new revelation is the same as rejecting or grieving the Holy Spirit.

It can be true that Jesus may come in a way that we do not recognize Him. But it is instructive to look at what Jesus said about those times and during those times. There is no indication that new revelations apart from scripture will be part of those appearances.

There was a time when Jesus DID show himself and no one recognized Him. Examining this passage is very instructive for it demonstrates that when Jesus did appear, His focus was on the scriptures.

Luke 24:15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
16 But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.
17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
20 And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
21 But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.
22 Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;
23 And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.
24 And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.
25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: (The reason they did not recognize him was because they were not sufficiently acquatined with the scriptures concerning what was wriiten about Him in the OLD testament)
26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. (He did not tell them to believe the testimony of the angels at the tomb, or to believe what Mary and others saw, He told them what the scriptures had to say. It was the scriptures that was put above any other revelation.)
28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.
29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. (Notice there will be no mention of how cool it was or how blessed it was to see Him suddenly vanish. Notice what reaction stayed with them.)
32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures? (There heart burned as He opened the scripture. It was not seeing Him that caused their heart to burn, but the proper understanding of scripture. Do the scriptures cause your heart to burn with a revelation of Jesus?)