As you will notice the The Emmaus Road of Redemption begins on the Day Jesus was resurrected from the Dead. In short, Jesus was walking around in his new heavenly body, that could walk through walls, and appear and disappear at will.
As Paul said, the corruptible will put on the incorruptible, the mortal will put on immortality:
1 Corinthians 15:50-58 (KJV)
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
This supernatural understanding was not present in the Lives of Cleopas and his companion, but God was soon about to remedy this little shortcoming.
In an hour of need, of confusion, of crisis, and disillusionment, Jesus appeared to two men, one is named Cleopas, the other is unnamed. He walked with them along the Emmaus Road. A journey of approximately 7 miles (11 kilometers). It could have taken 2 to 5 hours to complete everything recorded in their time together. And that time frame is dramatically significant.
When do you ever see recorded in scripture Jesus spending 5 hours with one or two individuals exclusively? Not very often. (Apart from the Mountain of Transfiguration Experience, I cannot think of another time like this one.) And especially on the day of His Resurrection? This is a very unique an altogether different work being done on this vastly important day between Jesus and two his disciples. It is laying a foundation that speaks volumes, even more than what is recorded in the surface of this story.
It explains that Jesus beginning with MOSES (Genesis), and ALL the PROPHETS, (the rest of the Old Testament), Jesus began to open up and explain the scriptures of prophecy concerning himself. This is uncanny, and unprecedented in his ministry. Would that you and I could have been in this session hearing Jesus proclaim his name to us through the scriptures.
Now, hear comes the Grand Exultant Mystery. We Can!
We can all participate in this Emmaus Road of Redemption Experience to a point. We can all have an uncanny encounter with the mysterious man declaring the Prophecies about himself. Nothing is Stopping us. Nothing is Hindering US!
We have the Same Word of God Jesus spoke from. We have the exact same prophecies to look at. We have something even better than Cleopas and his companion. We have in the indwelling Spirit of the Living God to reveal His Word to us, if we are willing and walking in a Blood Covenant Relationship with God, through Jesus the Son of God, he can reveal to us the same things he revealed to his two disciples on the Road to Emmaus.
If we have cleansed our garments, and have prepared our vessels to become truly New Wineskins for the New Wine of God to be poured into us, then we can by faith, walk down this Emmaus Road Experience, Hearing the Heartbeat of Heaven right over our shoulder, if we choose to draw that close to his heart, by faith.
This may sound dramatic, and that is part of the adventure, but I don’t believe this is a wild and unconscionable goal or objective. On the contrary, I believe that Jesus left this story open ended for this very reason, so that we would also choose to see it, and walk down it with Him by faith, receiving the same scriptures and our own personal experience of learning them from the same Holy Spirit who spoke through Jesus on the day of His Holy Resurrection.
No matter what motivates us: excitement, intellectual study, or just general knowledge about the Son of Man, this study of the Prophecies of Jesus can be a thoroughly uplifting and edifying work. And I do mean work.
There are some 360+ prophecies that Jesus has fulfilled in specific detail in his first coming. And some experts say there are over 1,200 prophecies yet to be fulfilled in his second coming and beyond. So, that is no small study if one does it thoroughly.
And yet, Jesus did this study with his buddies in less that 4 hours, (I’m guessing), so he was about hitting the highlights, and the memorable points and not getting deep into details.
In a separate study, I will list the 365 prophecies you can look at for your own benefit. But for this study we are just going to cover the things as they come up and try to allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide this undertaking.
With that being said, I pray that you will be open to the Spirit of God, and that His goodness, kindness, mercy, faith, truth, and grace will cover you while you undertake this study. I pray you will be strengthened and encouraged, and blessed and empowered to share what you learn with others, passing on the blessing of God and paying it forward to others who are ready to receive and enjoy what you have to offer. Amen.
With that being said, let us next, simply read the whole Emmaus Road Story beginning to end:
Here is where our story begins:
There it is such a simple and innocent testimony.
As we can see, Jesus is definitely in the business of teaching the Word of God to his Children.
What do you think was the result of this Testimony?
I believe that millions of people have been inspired by this story and have sought to grow in the same what Cleopas and his buddy grew in the Lord that Day, by studying the Prophets, who revealed who Jesus was, in the Blood Covenant of God. They may have not used that exact wording but that is really a decent description of what they would be doing.
Cleopas’s testimony speaks to us to this very day. And we can personally go along the same journey these men did. When they were broken, fearful, discouraged, and in hiding, they needed a deeper foundation to strengthen their lives. And when the right foundation was laid even that very night, they Immediately became Bold, Fearless, and Courageous. They brought their Testimony Out into the Open. Before they were hiding it under a bushel. They were running into hiding. Now, after meeting with Jesus, and hearing his testimony, they ran back to Jerusalem, that same night, and shared his message with their brothers, they wanted surely to strengthen them with their testimony, even though it was more dangerous to be in Jerusalem than in Emmaus, due to the religious threat from the ones who silenced and killed Jesus, who will be seeking to silence his followers as well.
As a result, we can see God behind the scenes carefully preparing his vessels for the New Wine to be poured out, and these two men were definitely a breed set apart from the common religious people of the day. In fact, they were so different, the religious people wanted them dead!
As it turned out, the testimony Cleopas and his buddy, became a powerful witness, and their testimony has ministered to billions of people throughout history. So this little story was not only for their own benefit.
God knew this. God knew about all the people they were going to meet. God knew about how he had strengthened their faith so that they could strengthen the faith of others. God saw all this and rejoiced. He chose to walk with his discouraged ones, when they were at their lowest point, so that they in turn could walk with others at their lowest points. That is as true today, as it was back then.
And God is the same today, as he was back them. He is able to reach down and draw us into his kingdom, even as he did back then. Anyone have a crisis of faith? They can be led into the study of the Blood Covenant of God. And by the way, there are plenty of other studies Done on the Blood Covenant of God, some good, some not so good, but a person can dig into this study by themselves or follow along a guide like this one, and be edified either way.
What I see happening here in this story, is that two men were transformed that day. They went from discouraged, to encouraged, from fearful to bold, from confused to clear headed, from sorrowful, to rejoicing.
Sometime we all need a “pick me up story” to get us out of the dumps.
This is a good go to story. It is an adventure worthy of your time.
What can we learn from this event?
Even those who walked with Jesus (for 3 and a half years), and heard him speak, and were his disciples in the days that Jesus preached the Gospel to all of those in Jerusalem, Judea, Galilee, Samaria and Israel, even they had a hard time believing in the Messiah.
Even they who were physically with Jesus, lost faith in Christ at the most critical point in his ministry: at His own Death & Resurrection. Why? Because they didn’t know what the Scriptures said about him. Because their Foundation in the Truth was not yet fully grounded upon the unmovable Rock of Faith, upon which Jesus would build his Kingdom (the ekklessia, the Body of Christ).
Up until that point in their lives their minds were shut down, and closed off, to the true Purpose of Christ’s Brief First Visitation upon the Earth, they were especially blocked to the fact that he must suffer. It was a strong mental block. They thought they knew the scriptures that the Messiah would come as a Conquering King. (Which he will, but that comes later.)
They were sorely mentally blocked to the fact that Jesus would die and rise again on the third day–those mysteries were like a closed book to them (a conundrum, an enigma), a deep mystery yet to be explained or solved. But it was explained and He did open their blind eyes, the very same way he can open our blind eyes here today, in 2022, the year the world went mad (out of its ever loving mind), turning men into women and women into men, through drugs and surgeries, and government funding, on a military pension.
To be honest, we have the same problem today. Men and women can quickly become discouraged and lose their faith. Because they have not been taught the scriptures. They don’t know the Reasonings of God, The Counsel of God, the Law of God, nor especially the Blood Covenant of God.
Whenever men and women follow a man, and not the scriptures, they can be easily confused, destabilized, and led astray. When a man’s faith comes under attack, he needs to know where he can go to find his strength. He needs a sure and true Cornerstone, he needs a faith that has been tried in the fire seven times and has come out as pure as Gold.
And the place he can always go to find the source of his power and authority, is the blood covenant of God, which is written in the Scriptures for our benefit and strength.
These two men met and walked with Jesus in his resurrected body, but they didn’t recognize him. Jesus took this time, to open up the Scriptures to them so that they might believe.
This book about the Blood Covenant of God, is dedicated to this principle experience, and seeks to honor, encourage, as well as challenge us to know what our blood covenant is all about. What are the risks involved, what are the challenges ahead, what are the mountains we most overcome, what are the strongholds that we must breakdown?
His Testimony seeks to warn us about the dangers of believing and following after false teachings, and false teachers, and participating in false fellowship. And to not be unequally yoked with men and women who live a compromised faith.
It exhorts us to receive a pure faith.
Keeping one’s faith pure in the son of God is the challenge made to every believer, and the same challenge is made to every sinner, pagan, heathen, atheist, and deceiver.
We all need the same Messiah, the same Redeemer, the same Savior, the same forgiveness, and the same invitation to come into his eternal home, and to become an eternal family member, to become an innocent child born-again by the Spirit of God, welcomed into his own holy eternal family, and blessed by his miraculous life changing love. We all need to have a hunger for righteousness, a desire to obtain mercy, and the vision to have a pure heart. These blessings issue forth from learning the Word of God, and becoming intimate with the Son of God, and learning about the Blood Covenant and the Prophecies foretelling of His Coming, is a good place to grow in your knowledge of the Messiah.
The Road Going Forward …
Going forward we will Begin in Genesis. Then Exodus. Then Leviticus. Then Numbers. Then Deuteronomy. Then Joshua, Judges, the Kings, and finally the Prophets, including several key Psalms.
We will highlight individual testimonies that actually foretell of the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Christ: from Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, and Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, a few key passages in Judges, and the Kings of Israel and Judah, and the Key prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, and the other minor prophets including Jonah, Zechariah, Malachi, so you can get the Big Picture and enough individual details to fill your treasure house of knowledge to share with others in due season.
To keep reading click link for Chapter Six.