So, the secretary showed him a list of the professors, and when he had picked out the right professor, she opened up another book that had the schedule of the professor. When he looked in it to see what room the professor was lecturing in, he saw the final exam question for the course. Being an honest law student, he told the secretary that he had seen the final exam question and it wouldn't be fair if he was the only one who knew what was going to be on the final exam and suggested she tell the professor to change the final exam this year. The secretary told him the question had always been the same and the professor wouldn't change it.
It didn't seem fair that he should know the question alone, but another professor he asked about it made it clear that this was the most important question that the course could have. There was no other question that could take the place of the question he had seen.
He took an elevator to the floor the class was on, and went there faithfully every day. As the class work was handed back, there were always good encouraging words written on his papers. Sure enough, when it came time for his final exam - the question hadn't changed. He still had had to prepare to be able to answer correctly, but he knew what question was coming. The sad thing was, he had kept the question to himself and hadn't told any of his classmates what was going to be on the exam. Many he could have helped were struggling and were going to fail. That sounds more like a lawyer, right?
God is just like that professor. He laid out His plan, and foretold it starting in the garden of Eden and throughout the Old and New Testament. His plan is unfolding. At the end, He isn't changing His question and the answer is still the same.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
Christian, the final exam for many will come today. We know the question that will be asked. Have you accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior? If not, they will fail the exam.
- Have you accepted Christ as your Savior?
- Are you ready for your exam?
- Are you letting people know about what question will be asked?
- Are you helping them find the answer?
You need to be ready to answer God's question in the affirmative. Once the test starts, you can't change what has happened in your life before. The question may be known in advance, but there is no cheating on the exam. If you don't have the right answer, you will fail. If you need help finding the answer help is available.
At the end of the dream, I was led to the horizon, searching for a place to live. I was led past many facades of various work places that were not very distinctive. At the end, I began to see dwelling places.
Some were simple rawhide coverings with an endless supply of non-perishing food stacked nearby. There weren't any people around these. Others resembled two-story log cabins, and you could see people wondering at the glass in the windows. Others resembled mansions of the current era.
There was new construction going around all over. New subdivisions were opening up, streets were going in, work was continuing. You see, Jesus said:
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
A lot of times, people think of Heaven as a cookie cutter subdivision. But every generation and people has had a different idea of what would be heaven for them. Jesus is preparing a place for the people who have chosen Him as their Savior. He isn't going to make an uncomfortable or strange place for you to dwell in. So I think that there will be a wide variety of dwelling places there.
There was one really fancy mansion that conducted tours every day. Everyone wanted to see it so they held competitions every day to see who would get in. The day I was there, the competition was who could say woo-hoo the longest and loudest. I didn't originally include this part of the dream in these notes as it seemed just too strange. But as we attended the Friday Night Contemporary Generations service tonight, I was in the old choir loft praying during the music when everyone in the service started woo-hooing. I think it will be some time before the Sunday morning crowd will be woo-hooing along with the youngsters. But I hope we get there eventually.
Jesus is preparing a special place just for you. Don't miss out.