Be Ready ! Jesus is Coming !

First off, let me set the record straight! This is not a “prophetic word” with dates, times and places.

This is, however, a teaching on the “Parable of the Ten Virgins” and does use some prophetic insight on this parable.

Let’s look at the Words of Jesus, found in Matthew 25;

Matthew 25 : 1Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.  2And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.  3They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:  4But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.  7Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.  9But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.  11Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Some of what I am about to share is things that some of you may know or have heard already, but, listen carefully to what the Spirit is trying to say for us today, right here where we are in this walk we are on.

 The Ten Virgins in Matt.25:1-13 are today’s church. All have been given their lamps [The Gospel Light] and all have been given their oil [ The Anointing], but Five are wise in the ways of The Lord and Five are foolish. The wise are ready to go into the “Marriage Supper”[v10] when the “midnight cry”[v6] comes.

 The foolish have squandered away their oil [ The Anointing] and are not ready. They have even been trimming their wicks [the Word]and taking their lamps[the Gospel] with them. They are like the one who was given a talent and buried it. They kept it for them-self, in a safe place. They turned inward and concerned about them-self. This is further revealed when the “midnight cry” came and The Bridegroom was ready for the Bride, they however, are not ready! They will cry out to the Lord and they shall be shut out [v10], but He shall answer ” I know you not!” They are the foolish church who have been given the Words of God and they have read them over and over, but there is no “understanding”, for without The Holy Spirit revealing The Word, they have run the risk of being deceived [Matt.24:4,5,24] The Wick [the Word] is soaking in the oil [the Anointing], but, because of improper trimming [understanding, teaching, doctrine, theology], the wick [the Word] has not been burning brightly and still has a “sooty” deposit. A lamp who is burning improperly will burn up it’s oil faster and before you know it, you are out of oil. The Lamp[the Gospel] will not burn long without the oil [ the Anointing]. That is what happened to the Five foolish virgins [the deceived]. Their wick [the Word] became “sooty” due to improper trimming. Their lamp [ the Gospel] became polluted with self indulgence and the things of the world. They were not cutting off all the “old burnt up” wick, they were not getting the fresh wick[the Word] that had been soaking in the oil [ the Anointing] and their light[the Gospel] was not reaching out into the world to point The Way to the Father.

 The Five wise virgins have been listening to The Holy Spirit and are wise to the ways of The Lord. Listen to what The Spirit is saying now to you. The Lamp of God [the Gospel] is given to His Church to show the Way to Him. The Lamp of God is filled with Oil [the Anointing] and also has a fresh wick [the Word]. When the priest went into the OT Tabernacle, into the inner court, they had to trim the wick and fill the oil daily. The Wise virgins have been taking their lamps [the Gospel] out into the world, and have been trimming the wick [the Word] and The Holy Spirit has constantly filled their lamps with oil [the Anointing], because they, the Five wise virgins have been answering the “Commission ” God has given them. The wick [ the Word] has been soaking in the Oil [the Anointing] and when the old burnt up wick [ the teachings that we receive as little children, as immature Christians] is trimmed and the new wick is turned up from deep within [the deeper thoughts of God, the more mature Word of God] the lamp, The Lamp burns brighter and has a fresh Anointing in it’s Light.

The “Parable of the Talents”, which is exactly what Jesus spoke on in the very next verses, gives us the perfect example of what happens when we take that which God has given us [the Gospel] and either use it as instructed or squander it on ourselves. Jesus plainly tells us in Matthew 24 and 25 of the “end times” and through His parables, explains to us, all of the things we are doing now, both right and wrong, which is to prepare us to “BE READY”.

My question for you today is this. Are you ready? I didn’t say, are you getting ready? ARE YOU READY???

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3 responses to “Be Ready ! Jesus is Coming !

  1. Ian Williams

    Some interesting points to ponder about the foolish virgins. For starters, they were/are still virgins, even though their actions may appear vergin’ on the ridiculous. Secondly, they wen to those who “sell” oil – those who mercandise and market their anointing as a commodity – iamgining that the submisiion to God is a business (1 Tim 6).
    Thirdly, they are shut out of the from the wedding feast and Jesus says, “I did not know you” – the same thing He says to those who did not regard the least in the kingdom as being as He.

    When contemplating parables one thing must be comprehended more than anything else, nay even two. Jesus said, “I speak to you (My disciples) directly the mysteries of the kingdom, but to them, I speak in parables so that while seeing with their eyes they will not see, and while hearing with their ears, they will not hear, lest they repent and return adn I should heal them.” Now as Jesus being hard on them? The second thing is that it is IMPOSSIBLE for the natural man to understand the things of the the Spirit of God by any intellectual, sensory process or knowledge – IT CANNOT BE DONE! That is why seminaries and theology are such futile, vain exercises.

    But, to us, the disciples, it has been given to know the secret things, the deep things of God, even the hidden things, for the sake of the kingdom.

    Parables are similes and metaphors, and as Jesus said to me, “Do not make systems out of similes and mechanisms out of metaphors.” Whe He said the kingdom is LIKE, He was not saying what is was, but what it was likended to. It is a bit like drawing a very rudlmentary picture of a rocket ship with a smiling astronaut to conver the illustration to a child compared to the blueprint for the Space Shuttle, so we must keep such Jane see the ball images in perspective, lest we start a “Church of the five wise virgins” and go to selling our particular brand of oil.

    Finally, to help keep it all in perspective, let us remember what Jesus said, that the kingdom of God does not come by observarion of the Law, and as Paul observed, the Kingdom of God is NOT eating and drinking, but it is PEACE, JOY and RIGTEOUSNESS in the Holy Spirit. That is what we need to enter into by faith, and as long as we try to operate by our senses, it will remain closed to us, and we will be reduced to buying our oil instead of having it spring up from an eternal, unquenchable, limitless resource of the Holy Spirit within us.

    Shalom, Ian.

  2. What a wonderful way to bring out a subject. I’d like to find out more related to this and to listen to views from others.

  3. His Gift

    Wonderful post!
    The foolish virgins do not see and are not seen!
    They hold to the posperity doctrine, seeking for themselves; and teaching other sheep to look away at what might be!
    the foolish virgins have wasted their time and teach the art of wasting time…
    When every moment counts for Christ Jesus!

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