KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 25:9. 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.
We continue with our discussion on the above topic. The wise virgins and the foolish ones waited for the bridegroom, and even slept. They went expecting the bridegroom to show up right away, yet they waited, and waited, till they fell asleep. The Lord is reminding us that His coming will definitely not be as we expect. There will surely be a delay that may cause many to sleep. Do not allow anyone to deceive you that Jesus coning is long overdue. The bridegroom, ultimately came, when there was a cry at midnight, announcing the coming of the bridegroom. Jesus would surely come again.
The Lord Jesus shall also come back in a similar manner.1 Thessalonians 4:16. 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: This is the event of the rapture that will receive all those who are ready for the Master. In Jesus parable, the virgins quickly trimmed their lamps, but the foolish realised that their oil was finished. They asked those who had extra lamp to give them some of their oil. The oil which stands for the Holy Spirit, cannot be given out, but each one must buy his, through a positive investment of your time in God. Dear child of God, what do you use your time for? Many of us use our moments for so many things that has nothing doing with fellowshipping with the Spirit. Buying oil is all about fellowshipping with the Spirit.
Many Christians are not shining, because, they have no oils in their lamps. Those without oil were eventually refused entry into the marriage supper. Some Christians would miss the rapture. The Lord said He does not know them, because these were mouth Christians who were not practising Christians. Remember it is not those who just say, Lord, Lord, that shall enter the kingdom of God, but those who do the will of God.
THOUGHT: YOU CAN BE KNOWN TO CHRIST BY DOING THE WORD
Matthew 7:21. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Mark 3:35. For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.