The School of Preparation
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Those who aspire to be a partaker with the Lord in His End-Time
purposes must enter the School of Christ and be recreated,
developed, and trained. These must pass through a process
of crucifixion, testing, chastening, and correction.
The first thing necessary is to discover this School of Preparation,
then seek to gain entrance. One must know that this course
of training is available before he can enter its classes.
A knowledge of its requirements is helpful; accepting them
is essential. Unless we submit to this time of processing,
our participation in His End-Time purposes cannot be obtained.
Except we, in some measure, come to understand God's ways
of working, we may find ourselves involved in that which is
at cross purposes with Him. He may be trying to crucify us
through a certain individual, but all we see is someone trying
to do us wrong. God may be applying the chastening rod, but
we interpret it as someone wrongly abusing us.
If we will consider past persons and events and can recognize
God at work refining us, we will find ourselves in His School
of Preparation, having entered without our being aware of
Before we will be able to rightly relate to the classroom
lessons of this school, we must come into a practical relationship
with the Holy Spirit as our director and teacher. Each individual
will be in a class by himself and receive the lessons specifically
fitted to the crucifixion of his will, heart, and carnal nature.
These deal inwardly, backward in correction concerning incidents
of the past, and forward in preparation toward the intended
position and work to occupy us in that day.
Jesus, the Master Rebuilder, is at hand through the Holy
Spirit, diligently working with fullers soap, refiners fire,
winnowing fan, trying circumstances, and unreasonable people.
He will bring to bear all these, and many other crucifying,
chastening, and correcting people and trying things, which
are exactly suited to our individual processing.
The only safe way is to face them all. See no man. Rather,
see it as being appointed of the Lord. The Lord will formulate
conditions, and set in our path persons adapted to reach and
correct our every crooked, or warped tendency. We must accept
and understand the fact that it is the Lord at work.
An almost endless variety of incidents and people, strangely
unaccountable, may gather about us. If we will remain steadfast
and faithful, after we come through it all, we will be a greatly
changed person, and have become "a vessel unto honor,
sanctified, and meet for the Masters use, and prepared unto
every good work" II Tim 2:21b.
There are many who talk about End-Time truth, but few seem
to find the door that leads into this School of Holy Spirit
Preparation. Jesus said of the Pharisees, "They say,
and do not."
But be ye doers of the word and not hearers only,
deceiving your own selves" James 1:22.