THE ROAD TO EMMAUS
Yesterday while driving, as my custom is, I turned on Christian Radio to listen to the preachers there. Now, I do not do this to hear their interpretation, but over the years I’ve learned God can reveal things to you through even the most lost and confused in the world. God spoke through an Ass, He spoke through a Bush, God can speak, and does speak often if only we have ears to hear.
Mainly I listen to Christian radio because now and then a Pastor or Priest will quote scripture. Often times when a scripture is heard, a LIGHT (Christ) goes off inside me and shows me just what that scripture means. It finally makes sense, like I remembered what I had long forgotten. And that is exactly what happened to me yesterday.
It has to do with the ROAD TO EMMAUS, and I am going to share that with you(God Willing and Leading hopefully) to help open the eyes of those who also are on their way to the VILLAGE of EMMAUS…
In the Greek, the word “VILLAGE” translates (to the common SLEEPING place to which laborers in the field return) – Why is this important you ask? Well, because their “Savior” had been crucified before them, they knew Jesus after the Flesh and were waiting for him to Return (AFTER THE FLESH). And after three long days, the TWO on this road found NOTHING… So they were GIVING UP… They were going to a place of SLEEP (becoming unconscious of the Truth/ignorant)
Now people this is exactly where most are today. Walking down that road to EMMAUS which translates to “AN UNCERTAIN PLACE” … Most don’t know where they are going, they have lost hope and simply want to go to sleep and forget it all… “WHERE IS THE PROMISE OF HIS COMING” they ask?
So many Christians are waiting for Jesus to return to make everything right. So many Christians are waiting to be Raptured and whisked away so they can finally be free. SO MANY CHRISTIANS are lost, they are like the son in my below poem.
The Son waits outside for his Father to return. He looks for Him high and low. He says he will come soon, this he knows. However, the Son is scared and alone. He thinks his Father will come from the east or west. In the sky on a plane, riding a white horse is the belief he likes the best. Nevertheless, the longer he waits, the longer he is sad, lost and alone. If only the Son knew his Father never left and was waiting for him within, If only the Son knew that he was never alone to begin. Then the Son would enter happily in and would know fear, pain, and suffering never again.
It breaks my heart when people write me and ask me “Are you saved?”. It tears me up when they claim Christ and I see how they behave.
So I continue to seek and I continue to pray God will allow me to find. As I always say in my papers, I never claim to have answers, I can never say for sure if these words be true that I write, God knows. The reason I give this disclaimer is because the charge is YOURS. God’s ways are above Man’s, and we should NEVER take the word of a man. So whatever I write here, know that I am simply a man who desires with all my heart to know the things of God, and whether these things be true or not, that is for the Lord of Hosts (we are the Host) to decide and reveal to you. (Of course in my heart, I believe them to be absolutely true… but this is what you MUST find for yourself, or it will FIND YOU 🙂 )
Good now that I have my weekly disclaimer out-of-the-way we can begin.
As I was saying, I see many today, as those TWO (double minded) men walking on the Road to Emmaus… They are headed toward a place where they can SLEEP not a place where they can WAKE. And they don’t know where they are going. But then something happens. Out of nowhere, a Messenger appears, and everything changes for these poor, sad, hopeless fools (the fool in his heart says there is no God)
However, before I begin this essay I want to touch on something that lately I can’t seem to get away from. It has to do with the way things are today. The way they are in religions around the world, those with, or without faith, those who have not “tasted of that heavenly fruit”, those who are yet still in their SIN (Foolish thinking/ignorance)
About two weeks ago, I kept opening the scriptures to Daniel the second chapter.
1And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him.
Let me first point out what the name “Nebuchadnezzar” means, as it will open your eyes to the great parable this story has hidden.
“Nebuchadnezzar” means “may Nebu protect” – Now Nebu is the god of Man’s Lofty Prideful Intelligence, Nebu was a god worshipped back in the day. So truly, the KING NEBUCHADNEZZAR means “Man is RULED by The wisdom of Men, the prideful lofty intelligence, that they believe will PROTECT THEM” = May Nebu Protect.
News flash “Church” good old Nebuchadnezzar has been ruling a long time, but all of that is about to change.
So he has this troubling dream, and no sorcerer, magician, prophet, etc… can tell him this dream and it’s interpretation, so he KILLS THEM ALL!
2Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king. … 5The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if ye will not make known unto me the dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill.
You see, there will come a TIME in EVERY MAN’S life when the Vision of God will visit them. And their MAN MADE WISDOM will fail them, they won’t understand what God is saying to them. So like King Neb. they will turn to those they once put their faith in. But in those place, the sorcerers, magicians, preachers, priests, friends, imams, etc, they won’t find answers… FOR THERE IS NO TRUTH IN BABYLON PEOPLE!
So like King Neb. these people will do what he did symbolically. They will understand these Religious teaching NEED TO BE DESTROYED and are FIT FOR THE DUNG HILL (That’s a big old pile of poop everyone!)
Then comes along Daniel, little Daniel.
26The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, Art thou able to make known unto me the dream which I have seen, and the interpretation thereof?
May I point out HOW AWESOME Daniel’s real name is, in HEBREW… Belteshazzar means “Lord of the straitened’s treasure” –
Daniel, was one who could MAKE STRAIGHT where only the CROOKED has been. Daniel came to inform King Neb. that God was about to make everything right again!
Now this is what struck me so. I finally understood the vision of King Neb. Daniel says, this statue he saw represents five different kingdoms that will rise and fall.
Now don’t go listening to those who say these are literal kingdom, like the US, CHINA, RUSSIA etc… God doesn’t deal in literal, as Daniel said…
22He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.
These are SPIRITUAL KINGDOMS, strongholds, Principalities, that we wrestle against. And it was the last Kingdom in particular that drew my interest and sent shivers up my neck.
Take a look at King Neb.’s dream.
32This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, 33His legs of iron, his FEET PART IRON and CLAY. 34Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his FEET that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.
Daniel, goes unto say, that each represents a Kingdom. Now I am not going to interpret each and every Kingdom for you, but it is the LAST KINGDOM that you need to pay attention to. Because this LAST KINGDOM IS ABOUT TO FALL RIGHT AROUND YOU!
FEET are so SYMBOLIC HERE. Notice what FEET are called in scripture.
… as it is written, How beautiful are the FEET of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.
The FEET is the WITNESS of God.
This is why JESUS (truth revealed in man) WASHED their FEET. (Their witness and understanding of Truth was dirty, corrupt)
We even see scriptures that speak of those whose FEET are quick to do evil. Which represents most Religious leaders today.
THIS IS THE KINGDOM MIXED WITH IRON AND CLAY!
41And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
THE FEET, King Neb. saw in his dream was DIVIDED. Partly strong, partly brittle. Iron and Clay.
What does IRON represent you ask?
Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;
And what does CLAY represent?
He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry CLAY, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
CLAY is the very ignorance of HELL that is being preached today as truth. Iron is the very cruel ignorant punishment and judgment that is being used to bind and break the spirits of those who NEED GOD MORE THAN EVER.
THIS IS THE FIFTH and FINAL KINGDOM in this world. RELIGION.
The FEET = Those that bring a perverse message of lies and condemnation is the last Kingdom. And then I say GOD DESTROYING IT as Daniel did.
44And in the days of these kings shall the GOD OF HEAVEN SET UP A KINGDOM, WHICH SHALL NEVER BE DESTROYED: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
This is the TRUE MESSAGE that you MAY BE HEARING today. Our God of LOVE is tearing the MOTHER of ALL HARLOTS down. This is why we are told to FLEE from Babylon, because what is about to happen to the RELIGIONS of the world is COMING TO A CHURCH/ TEMPLE/ MOSQUE/ KINGDOM HALL/ MEETING HOUSE near you!
45Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
THE STONE is the TRUTH (CHRIST) which is WITHIN US ALL!
A remnant are standing up now, declaring this truth. THIS IS THE ARMY JOEL SPOKE OF. This is what my Novel, THE CALLING is all about. I just never knew, I would see the day when it all came down.
You see this TRUTH is not made with man’s hands, no, it is cut from the MOUNTAIN called GOD. And if you have faith, the size of a mustard seed, you shall say to this GREAT MOUNTAIN OF LOVE AND TRUTH be thou cast into the SEA (Humanities ignorance) and IT SHALL BE. — As I pray I am doing now.
This LAST KINGDOM, is about to fall. It’s true colors are being shown wide and far. Their god is money, their worship is their belly (carnality). They are not setting people free, no, they are making them TWICE THE CHILDREN OF HELL the RELIGIOUS LEADERS of the day are already.
The TRUTH is going out “Church”. The Time is now, it will be SHOUTED FROM THE ROOFTOPS!
“The Kingdom (reign) of Heaven (God’s ways/truth) is come (revealed)”
God has made known to KING NEB. (Carnal Man) what shall come to pass… THIS DREAM IS CERTAIN and the interpretation you all have just read is SURE!
And it is time for people to get in line, take a healthy serving of the love, truth and spirit being poured out today!
You see, while everyone is up in arms over whether or not we have universal healthcare, gay marriage, Christ in Christmas, God’s name on the coin at the Post office or said in the Pledge, I am sitting back and marveling at how God is wiping the slate of lies clean.
God is not money, he is not reserved to one nation, Christ is not something we can sell every December, marriage is a man-made tradition, and bias and prejudice will no longer stand. Your churches will be taxed, gays will be allowed to marry, the name of god (Man’s god) will be taken from every high place, and everything carnal man truly puts his faith in, MONEY, POWER, AUTHORITY, IS COMING DOWN! What has been done in secret will be secret no more. So speak up, confess and repent, for the KINGDOM IS HERE!
The world is about to change everyone. Praise God for that. We will know a God of love, not hate and condemnation. We will learn that we reap what we sow, we will turn from our wicked ways (false beliefs and ideas) and understand that God is in control.
Yesterday at lunch I called a friend, a mighty man of God, named Dean Dosher. You may not have heard of him, but I have sneaking suspicion the world soon will. As we spoke, I joked about how sometimes, when I don’t know what to write I simply pray, flip through the bible, and write on what I find.
So I grabbed my bible, and after talking about the state things while I ate my awesome hot Roast Beef Sandwich (MEAT) I asked him to stop me as I flipped through my bible… Then I gave him a choice of four columns of which I could read from, he chose FOUR.
It was in the Book of Jeremiah, and both Dean and I shook in our hearts as I read it aloud.
For this chapter, described the state of the world and religion today to a tee. It expressed the heartache of God, because his creation had become so corrupt that even when exchanging pleasantries with a neighbors, their hearts were devising evil ambush.
So true and compelling was this chapter that I want to share some of the verses with you. Because this was yet more confirmation that EVERYTHING WE KNOW IS ABOUT TO CHANGE!
5Why is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.
9The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them?
10Therefore will I give their wives unto others, and their fields to them that shall inherit them: for every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
(The Wives are CONGREGANTS, God is saying, he is going to take the Blind flock away from these false teachers and give them to ANOTHER)
11For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
(Religion makes grand promises that are never kept.)
12Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.
(That Time is NOW!)
15We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!
18When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.
19Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the LORD in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strange vanities?
3And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD. 4Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders. 5And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity. 6Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.
Is this NOT the way things are today? Are there any of you that truly trust those that say “Lord, Lord” in Religion. Are there not many in Religion that do not frown upon, or look down upon, or condemn others to feel better about their own pitiful existence? DOES ANYONE WANT TO PRAY, GOD TEACH ME THE TRUTH NO MATTER WHAT THE COST?
8Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait. 9Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
What has been done in private will be revealed openly. The time is now, God will visit, as he has with Me, with all the wrong I have done in my life, and continue to do. I am no better or worse than the most lost in this world. For we are all one. And those God corrects, he loves. Your sufferings is God’s love poured out on you, so you will wake up and realize you are NOT IN CONTROL.
12Who is the wise man, that may understand this? and who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD hath spoken, that he may declare it, for what the land perisheth and is burned up like a wilderness, that none passeth through?
ARE WE GOING TO DECLARE IT? Who is going to stand up for this generation and say I AM!
Our Road to Emmaus REVEALED
13And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. 14And they talked together of all these things which had happened. 15And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. 16But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.
The double minded man is unstable in all his ways, he walks with no hope toward uncertainty, leaving the Truth behind. And along this journey the TRUTH is revealed within them, it is the Hope of Glory, Christ within. But the double minded man does not understand what TREASURE lay within. The double minded man does not understand the TRUTH that is within.
17And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
Why have you worshipped a god that can be killed, and cannot save. Why don’t you have the hope, that is only found within?
18And 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? 19And 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: 20And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. 21But 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. 22Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; 23And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. 24And 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.
Cleopas translates to “Of a Renowned Father” – This is who we are God’s child. The Double minded man trusted that a man named JESUS would redeem Israel. They looked for this literal man high and low, many wait for his return.
“Don’t you understand?”, the Child of a Renowned Father says ignorantly. “We heard this Jesus was ALIVE, but in the TOMB we could not find him”… Because you will NEVER find the living among the dead.
“Church” you will NEVER find the TRUTH among the DEAD. Leave the carnal death of religion and vain tradition, the TRUTH is not found there. YOU WILL NEVER FIND THE TRUTH IN THE IGNORANT ONES. In ADAM all die. And the DEAD (Ignorant) know not God.
25Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: 26Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? 27And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
Jesus called the double minded man a FOOL (doesn’t believe the Truth). They did not believe. And then, through the scriptures the TRUTH was revealed to the double minded man. He began to see, what the prophets had spoken concerning CHRIST. They saw what they couldn’t see before… They did not know WHO THEY WERE or what the PROPHETS had said of the COMING (REVEALING OF) Christ.
Do you know, what the PROPHETS said about the COMING (REVEALING) of Christ? – Let’s take a look at some.
2 Samuel 7:12-16 (NIV) When your days are over and you rest with your fathers (WHEN YOU DIE TO YOURSELF) I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from your own body (WITHIN YOU), and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 14 I will be his father, and he will be my son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with the rod of men, with floggings inflicted by men. 15 But my love will never be taken away from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you. 16 Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me ; your throne will be established forever.'”
Psalms 2:7 (NIV) I will proclaim the decree of the LORD: He said to me, “You are my Son ; today I have become your Father.
(Notice, it doesn’t say I was ALWAYS YOUR FATHER, Today I have become your FATHER, because before we know the Truth, our Father is the DEVIL (our egotistical carnal mind)
Isaiah 11:2 (NIV) The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him– the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD—
The Son (Child) of God, understands the TRUTH of who He is.
Isaiah 61:1 (NIV) The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,
Psalms 45:7-8 (NIV) You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy. 8 All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad.
Deuteronomy 18:18 (NIV) I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him.
Isaiah 7:14 (NIV) Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. (WHICH MEANS GOD IN ME)
The prophets spoke of CHRIST that would rise from within the loins of ISRAEL… The Hope of Glory is CHRIST WITHIN. The Glory is the concealed TRUTH of God.
“It is the Glory of God to conceal a thing.”
Christ comes in the Glory of God = The TRUTH/SPIRIT OF GOD (Christ) comes (is revealed) in the HIDDEN THING.
Now follow these scriptures and SEE!
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
2 Corinthians 4:7
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
The Double Minded man, does not understand this mystery. Until the TRUTH begins to reveal it from WITHIN.
Can you see? Can you hear the glorious trumpet ringing in your ears right now? COMMENT AMEN AND AMEN!
28And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.
The CHRIST within wants to go farther, to explain more, but the doubleminded man was not ready. He wanted to stay where he was, he did not want to go farther, because these words and truths were dark to him, he did not understand.
The double minded man can only go so far with revelation alone You see, SOMETHING ELSE IS NEEDED so the TWO can become ONE WITH GOD. And that is, HE MUST LEARN OBEDIANCE THROUGH THE THINGS HE SUFFERS.
30And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. 31And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.
We are the BREAD that is BROKEN.
1 Corinthians 10:17
For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
Through much tribulation we enter the kingdom (Ruled by Truth and Spirit of God.
And after we are broken we will SEE! We will know the truth, and it will BURN WITHIN US, and it will SET US FREE!
32And 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?
We will RISE and RETURN to the place of TRUTH we left and find others to share THE GOOD NEWS of what we now know!
33And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,
We will say, CHRIST IS RISEN INDEED! And that this great truth was made know to us, by what we suffered.
34Saying, The Lord is risen indeed… 35And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.
This “Church” is the GLORIOUS DAY we are in. What God has done for one, he does for all! He is no respector of persons and does not esteem one man greater than the next.
The Hope of Glory is no longer something we need to hope for… For, we no longer “hope” to understand that which is hidden, we will KNOW that which is hidden WITHIN US and it is CHRIST!
And we will know as we are known…. WE WILL FINALLY KNOW OUR TRUE SELF and as King Neb saw in his dream, this STONE within us, will grow into a great mountain whose rule shall have no end!
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