"After that He appeared in another form unto two of them." Mark 16:12
The road to Emmaus was an experience never before documented in human history. The two that experienced it were not novices to Yahshua HaMaschiah (Jesus the Messiah) for one of them was Yahshua’s paternal uncle, the Prince of David Cleopas, the younger twin brother of Joseph the Prince of David called the “Carpenter”, the historical foster father of the “boy Messiah”.
They knew this Jewish Messiah well, but they only knew Him by His manifested human being as YHVH’s Messiah, not as a glorified being energized by the Divine forces of the resurrection. At this moment of time, the young Messiah was transformed, and they did not recognize Him.
Many Christian Israelites today make the mistake when they “feel” that they are “saved”. They have been recipients of the “Grace of G-d” and “feel” that this is the ultimate spiritual reality. They have been changed because they perceive that they have experienced a different reality, which they have, but being “saved” and “seeing the Messiah Yahshua (Jesus)” are not the same thing. Once you have “seen” the Messiah in His transformed and glorified life, you will never be the same, and the life we live and the experiences in the world around us do not appeal to us that they use to do.
Yahshua was walking by the Pool of Siloam and there He saw the “man born blind”. The man experienced a certain interaction which awakened a hope within his life that he could someday be ablt to “see”. Yet, the man felt the exciting experience of being transformed as one who was sightless to one who could see. A whole new world was opened to his neuronal sensory system. He experienced an exhilarating moment as his human senses came to a new reality, but he was “transformed” only when he truly saw the Messiah manifested in the flesh.
You should always recognize the difference between what the Messiah has done for you, and when you “see” the Messiah in His divine reality. If you see only what He has done for you, the “messiah” you have experienced, the image of G-d that you have perceived is not big enough. It has not transformed you, for you have only experienced him. If you have had a “vision” and have “seen” the Messiah as He is, then experiences will come and go, but you can endure any trial and tribulation for you have “seen Him who is invisible”. (Hebrews 11:27)
The blind man did not know who the Messiah truly was. He had heard of Him, but only until Yahshua appeared to him and revealed Himself to him did He truly know. (John 9) We may have experienced the Messiah in our lives, for we have experienced that He has done something for us. Yet, we cannot dictate that moment of time when He will come and engineer the experiences surrounding our life so that we will meet Him face to face. At that transforming time, we will cry out, “Now I see Him!” (John 9:25).
Also, when the Messiah does come and appears to you, your friend will not be changed or transformed by seeing the Messiah through your eyes. A division or a change of relationship will occur with one whom you once felt so chose to, for you have “seen” and they have “not seen”. Neither can you coerce your friend to understand or comprehend your experience, for they can only see G-d through the manifested image of the Messiah when G-d chooses for them to “see Him”.
Have you seen the Messiah? It is only natural that you will want to share this transforming experience with others, but don’t be disappointed, for they will not understand. “And they went and told it to the rest, but they did not believe them either.” (Mark 16:13). Even though they will not believe, you must tell them, for the imprint of someone else’s testimony will help them to accept the Messiah when G-d chooses to reveal Himself to them.
"O could I tell, you surely would believe it!
O could I only say what I have seen!
How should I tell or how can you receive it,
How, till He brings you where I have been?”