is doing something new?
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.
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
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
24:15 And it came to pass, that, while
they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went
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
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
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?)