Are We Among The Foolish Virgins?
Are We Among The Foolish Virgins?
Most of us are familiar with the parable of the ten virgins. This parable is a continuation of the previous chapter in which Christ explained to His disciples about the end of the world, for it begins....Matthew 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
All ten loved the Lord but only five were wise. We are shown that He is teaching of the end times and that there will be many that love Christ but to some...the door will be shut. Why? Are we among them? As the foolish ones didn't have enough oil in their lamps we know that is telling us they/we don't have enough of His truth, His knowledge of what will be. Perhaps they/we sit in churches where salvation is preached to us/them...over and over and over. They/we have love, as the five foolish virgins, but lack the meat of His Word. Their/our lamps will flicker out during the deception of the great tribulation.
25:5-6 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, 'Behold, the bidegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.'
So much is contained in those two verses. We all sleep but He is awakening some to His deeper truths as well as to the truth of His arrival. We must know that there are two...two bridegrooms and two arrivals. Which one comes at midnight? And...does He tell us to "go ye out to meet him?"
Matthew 24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, 'Behold, He is in the desert; go not forth: 'behold, He is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
Not only...do not go forth but do not go at midnight, the time of the destroyer....
Exodus 12:22 And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.12:23 For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the DESTROYER to come in unto your houses to smite you.12:29 And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
25:9-10 But 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.' 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.
Revelation 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Those, as the five foolish virgins, that go out to buy and sell are buying and selling souls...NOT TANGIBLE GOODS. And furthermore...the only ones doing so have taken the mark of the beast, probably unknowingly, as well as those that operate in his name or number...knowing full well who they work for. The other clue we were given is that the first cry was made at midnight. That tells us the fake bridegroom comes first...the great deceiver. The Son of man "cometh" in the day, not midnight. He is the Light of the world and we are children of the Light.
We all love Him but, will we be wise...or foolish? Will we recognize the fake and wait for our Savior?