A Closer Look At The Parable Of The 10 Virgins

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PARABLE OF THE 10 VIRGINS
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Matthew 25

The Parable of the Ten Virgins
1 “At that time (the time when Jesus comes for His Church) the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. (Jesus preached the Gospel of the kingdom of God and in John 3 He tought that those who have believed in Him have passed from death to life. Here Jesus paints the picture of the kingdom of God being His church on Earth which he likens to virgins meaning that His Church is one that has not defiled itself with the world and its ways: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life- 1 John 8:16. His church is innocent of the corruption, evil and the sins of the world. Romans 16:19. 2Pet 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.)
2 Five of the virgins were foolish, and five were wise.
(part of the Church is Faithful and True to Christ the other part is Lukewarm and in so being FOOLISH)
3 When the foolish ones took their lamps, they did not take extra olive oil with them. 4 But the wise ones took flasks of olive oil with their lamps.
(The lukewarm, foolish church does not have sufficiency/abundance of Holy Spirit or Christ in them. They have inadequacy of the Holy Spirit either not filled or partially filled/lukewarm. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. Romans 8:9. For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure. John 3:34. The true church has abundance of the Spirit of God. They walk in the spirit and in doing so have escaped the corruption of the world and works of the flesh. Gal 5:16 [This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.)
5 When the bridegroom was delayed a long time, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
(The bridegroom- Jesus- would not come at a time sooner but later. He would delay. Since the start of the age of Grace Jesus would take a long time because The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance -2Pet 3:9. And during this long wait from Pentecost to the day of the rapture of the church, the church would become drowsy and fall asleep. Note that “all” become drowsy and fell asleep both the true church and the lukewarm church. This can be noted and ascertained by looking at the History of the church.)
6 But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Look, the bridegroom is here! Come out to meet him.’
(Towards the end of the age of Grace when Christ is about to come He shall send messengers, Prophets to announce His soon coming. He shall send warnings, alerts, signs of His soon coming (see Mathew 24) to awake the Church from its sleep so they can prepare themselves for the rapture – Christ’s coming of the Church. This shall be a short period, a small window. I believe we are towards the end of this small time window as many announcements and signs have gone out regarding Christ’s coming. Many messengers preach that we are living the end times. We are clearly the Mathew 24 generation. Matt 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.)

7 Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’
(When the warnings of Christ’s coming go out Christians will awaken. The depth you had gone in your walk with Christ earlier in your life will count- the word in you, the faith you had grown…… this will determine your ability to prepare to be raptured within a short notice. Those filled with the Holy Spirit will quickly be able to get themselves ready for the rapture in time. Those not filled with the Spirit of Christ, low in the word of God, who don’t know or can’t remember what God requires of them will run to the churches, Pastors and Teachers looking for teachings of the word as they somehow discern that Christ’s coming is at hand. However they would either not find anyone to prepare them, or will take too long to find one, or it will take them too long to prepare. With the high level of apostasy currently in the church these group of Christians will hardly find a Pastor or Teacher who can lead them to prepare to be ruptured
9 ‘No,’ they replied. ‘There won’t be enough for you and for us. Go instead to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
(The church that is ready for the rapture will focus on cleaning itself to ensure that it has either spot not blemish. Eph 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. Knowing how important it is to enter, they will concentrate on entering the Kingdom rather than seeking after those who have spent their lives sampling the pleasures the world offers. This shows that outwards the church will look like its one but inside it wll be divided into two- the one entering and the one being left behind. To the Spirit filled they will be knowing that the lukewarm church will not enter. But the lukewarm churches will not wake up to their lukewarm /lost status until time has run out. However once the rapture takes place all will know that the rapture has taken place- there shall be no doubt that Christ came for His Church)
10 But while they had gone to buy it, the bridegroom arrived, and those who were ready went inside with him to the wedding banquet. Then the door was shut.
(Christ will come for those who are ready, waiting and watching for him. Luke 12:37 Blessed [are] those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.
When He comes it is to close the door- the door to the marriage supper of the lamb. This is judgment as the ruptured shall go with Christ to the marriage Supper of the Lamb while the left shall remain on Earth to face a tribulation such as has never been and shall never be seen on earth. Matt 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. Heb 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.)

11 Later, the other virgins came too, saying, ‘Lord, lord! Let us in!’ [Matt 7:21]; [Luke 6:46]; [Luke 13:25];
(Let us in? the lukewarm Christians will frantically beg Christ to rapture them too)
12 But he replied, ‘I tell you the truth, I do not know you!’ Matt 7:23; Luke 13:25; [Luke 13:27];
(Christ shall not rapture them out of their cries because they are not ready for Him. They have wrinkles, spots and blemishes. They have not washed their robes white. They have not been living Holy. Heb 12:14 Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. They will beg but He shall say “I Don’t know you”, because they are not wearing the wedding garment.
Matt 22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast [him] into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. This will be so because. This will be so because God hates it when His people take pleasure in sin and unrighteousness: 2Thess 2:12 ……………..That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2Pet 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished). Since they put their treasures in the world He shall let them face His wrath that He will met out on the world. Luke 12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)

13 Therefore stay alert, because you do not know the day or the hour. Matt 24:42; Mark 13:33; Mark 13:35; [Luke 12:40]; [Luke 21:36];
(The day of the rapture is trap to those not looking and watching for Christ’s appearance. To those the day shall come as a thief. To those who are watching they shall know the period and the time through the Holy Spirit. Rev 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.)
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Dec 6, 2012