Wednesday, September 19, 2012


In the Parable of the Virgins, it is important to note that ALL the virgins are awake and ALL the virgins hear the Bridegroom coming.

Clearly at this point in time, there are only a portion of virgins (Believers) that will even acknowledge that we in the last days and that the return of Jesus is near.

In fact, many in the church pews choose to remain willfully ignorant. They prefer to continue to scoff at the unmistakable signs of the times and discount the watchmen's warnings.

Therefore, it appears that there is coming a significant world event or events, to where even the virgins who choose to scoff, will be startled awake.

In the Parable, only the wise virgins have extra oil. When the foolish virgins shockingly realize that the Bridegroom is indeed on His way, they promptly comprehend their need for extra oil.

At the last minute, the foolish virgins go to seek additional oil. We are told that the Bridegroom comes before they complete their quest. The door is then shut to them and Jesus, the Bridegroom, tells them:

"Truly I tell you, I don’t know you."

The foolish virgins' inability to procure enough oil is because they foolishly do not recognize that they have been being adulteresses, loving the world more than they do God:

"You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God" James 4:4

Being unable to recognize their lifestyle of sin (love of the world), they do not know to even repent of it even when they see Jesus is indeed on His way. No repentance, no forgiveness.

NOTE:These foolish virgins are in the Body of Christ. They are the lukewarm, who the Lord will vomit from His mouth into the Tribulation:

"So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of My mouth" Revelation 3:16

This Parable warns us just how very dangerous it is for those who wait to prepare.  

Calamitous, world changing events appear to be on the horizon. May the Body of Christ not wait for these alarming tragedies to commence; if they choose to be counted among the readied Bride of Christ.

The Parable of the Ten Virgins

 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them.  The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’

“Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’

“‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’

“But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.

“Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’

“But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’

“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour." Matthew 25:1-13

1 comment:

  1. Whether you believe or not is it not better to be prepared. Do not be caught with your pants down!