I am sharing an urgent Word from the Lord with you about the parable of the ten virgins as recorded in the gospel of St Matthew chapter 25. Half of them could not enter heaven.
These ten virgins all knew the Lord, they all followed the Lord, but five out of ten, that is half of them, were not allowed to enter and the Lord rebuked them saying ‘I know you not!’
It’s a terrible and dreadful thing if the Lord does not know you. The warning is that the five foolish virgins, half of them, knew the Lord but the Lord Jesus Christ knew them not. Please understand these five foolish virgins were convinced the Lord did knew them and they were also very convinced to meet the bridegroom, but their names were not written in the Lamb’s book of life. Just like the Lord Jesus Christ says in the seventh chapter of the Gospel of St. Matthew: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” (Mat 7: 21)
I am placing the emphasis on the fact that the foolish virgins, the great number of half of all, were convinced to meet the bridegroom, this is a stern warning. May I remind you that the seven churches described in the first chapters of the Revelation, represent seven different churches and believers and apart from just a single one; all were told to repent.
In this parable of the ten virgins, the Lord Jesus Christ describes this end time period we are in, as well as the spiritual state of the believers, the soon catching up of the saints, otherwise known as the rapture followed by the marriage supper of the Lamb in heaven.
See the lovely illustration as well.
The born again believers are called the bride of Christ and the Lord is the Bridegroom.
The shout at midnight represents the Groom coming for His bride to bring her home, at the blast of the trumpet, this is the rapture:
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1 Thes 4:16-17)
The marriage supper of the Lamb is also described by Apostle John in the Revelation “And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.” (Rev 19:9)
In Jewish tradition the feast after the marriage lasts seven days drawing a parallel with the tribulation period lasts 7 years. Which indicates to me that Lord will catch up His bride before the tribulation period of seven years, as the Bride of Christ is not appointed unto wrath.
“For God appointed us not unto wrath, but unto the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.” (1 Thes 5:9-10)
So now that we know and understand this, we must address the question why five virgins were called foolish and were not allowed to enter, because the Lord kew them not. He had no relationship with them. The foolish were in fact fooled for they had a form of godliness but denied the power thereof.
(2 Tim 3:5)
Both the foolish and the wise virgins, were getting ready to meet the Lord, they all knew the Lord. The only difference mentioned in the parable is that the wise virgins took oil with them and the foolish did not take oil with them.
While the Lord tarried and they were sleeping, but only when the cry came at midnight to meet the Lord, the foolish virgins noticed their lamps had ran out of oil and had gone out.
They first commanded the wise virgins to give them their oil, which points to their proud and ungodly attitude, the wise said no not so otherwise we do not have enough, so the foolish virgins had to go back to buy oil, whilst they went back to buy oil, the scriptures say:
“And 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. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” (Mat 25:10-13)
The oil throughout scripture represents the Holy Spirit and holiness. The moment the foolish virgins realised they had ran out of oil, it was too late already. If the Lord finds fault and tells six out of seven believers to repent, please take heed of what the Sprit says.
The Lord is calling you and me to pray and ask for Him to reveal anything that is not holy and right in His sight so we can repent and pray for His help to overcome in those areas so that we may indeed be found of him without spot or blemish. That we are indeed doing what He wants us to do, to not be left behind.
“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” (Rev 22:12)
Love and blessings
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