The clock strikes 20:22
“As you learn to overcome, the next test will be more obvious, and you will overcome more easily—because the formula for overcoming will be the same each time. I’ve outlined the basics in the messages I gave for Feast 2001, and I will give more specific counsel which you will need in the days to come. (#3351) (original 2001)
Jesus Speaking: “Yes, this particular line often escapes our attention; you must overcome by learning. How do we learn a new thing, lesson, or way of doing something? By doing, the “do it now” policy –study, repeat the lesson, repetition. Does a new verse implant itself in your mind the first or second time you read it? Hearing from Heaven, using the Keys, prayer, and using a new spiritual weapon —all have to be learnt. These things have to be repeated over and over again, and if you use as many methods as possible to implant these spiritual abilities into your being, then the faster you learn them. You will learn them, that is a fact. Just as you will remember a verse if you repeat it enough. In respect to the Keys, if you didn’t make the first step, then you can’t say they didn’t work, or if you didn’t use them for the required learning period, then you can’t say they don’t work. Unlike learning a verse, you don’t just learn a key, for the keys are interactive. They are alive; they interconnect, interlink. They work in unison with other keys. That is why there are so many keys at work. It is very much like the principal being pointed out in 1Corinthians 12, For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. If you are faithful with your lessons, the Holy Ghost, your teacher, is faithful to grade you and at the end of the year, graduate you to the next class.” (Update 2020)
Tick Tock Tick…November 2021
Read the watch. Don’t just look at it. Read it and you will see that time is up. The bell is soon to ring, and school will be out for this millennium. Exam time is about to start. Before school is done, everyone must sit for exams. That is the way it is done. No cheating in this exam; every man, woman and child will be tested on what they have been taught. Whether they were listening or not was up to them. Those that thought life was fun and entertainment and living for themselves will do poorly. The vast majority of students paid attention to the teacher at times and at other times goofed off and missed important steps. These will find the examination difficult, but not impossible; some of what they paid attention to will come back to them as they pass through the test. And then there are My star students, those who applied themselves to their studies, every day soaking themselves in their books, going over old lessons and doing their best to understand new concepts, ideas and thoughts passed down by their Teacher.
“It will not be a review of the basics, but you will chart new territory in the revelations that I give and that are destined to be published! You will cover new ground in the spirit, for I will reveal to you secrets that have been given to none other.”
The power of the keys will cause you to have a richer and fuller relationship with Me through the Word that I speak to you.
These ones will do well –some exceptionally well– in the exam. But all must pass through the final exam. All the students that passed through the School of Life in past generations will be watching the exam of all exams. All the students that reach exam day were especially chosen for this exam; very few will be without excuse when the day arrives. I have sent teacher after teacher to the School of Life, even I Myself came at one time to give class, and the students that passed through the classes in times past were faithful to write in books what they learnt from their respective teachers. It is all there, in libraries and in books scattered around the world, on the internet, everywhere, for any student, serious or otherwise, to open, read, learn and apply.
I said that one day there would be a dearth for the Word of God; that is because for many students the exam will be a closed-book exam. The wise students, have of course, committed as much of what they have been studying to memory. These ones will be those who do excellently when exam rolls around. As for the others, well, most people should know well enough by now that if you don’t study and faithfully do your homework, then the exam is going to be tough. There are many failing students around the world that can attest to this principle.
So My students, do you have some of that midnight oil handy? Are you one of My wise virgins? If so, then I suggest you get that midnight oil out and do some before exam cramming. A little less sleep won’t hurt you, and believe Me, you will be very, very thankful that you did as I am suggesting. Because when the door closes and you are locked in the exam room alone or with your fellow students, every minute spent studying My books now will be time well spent then. For although the exam is a closed-book exam, I, your Teacher, and many of the teachers from past millennia, will be standing beside you in spirit, and we have permission from the Head of the School to whisper answers and shortcuts and ways around some of the more difficult questions. So don’t fear, fret or worry; the answers will come flooding back to you just when you need them most.