12-4-15: A SOBERING Thought About the Parable of the Ten Virgins

Matthew 25:1-13 –

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps. Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep. But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. The foolish said to the prudent, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the prudent answered, ‘No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’ And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut. Later the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open up for us.’ But he answered, ‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you.’ Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.”

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HERE IS A “SOBERING THOUGHT”:

Jesus NEVER said there would be an equal GLOBAL distribution of the “foolish” and the “wise” Virgins (which would be those who profess to be “Christians”).

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THIS IS AN EVEN MORE SOBERING QUESTION:
 

WHAT IF THE MAJORITY OF THE “FOOLISH” VIRGINS ARE LIVING IN

THE “WESTERN WORLD” TODAY?

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We certainly fit the description of “FOOLISH”, since the majority of the churches in the Western World today preach messages of cotton candy, “let’s all take a happy pill” and don’t prepare people for the reality of the return of Jesus Christ, with the TRUTH of REPENTANCE and FORGIVENESS. . . AND – people attending those churches LOVE the ear-tickling messages.

 

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OH WHAT A FOOLISH GROUP WE ARE,  IN “THE WESTERN WORLD”, with only a remnant of TRUE believers and followers of Jesus . . . awakened to the reality of the dire times we are in AND the need to listen to and OBEY the leading of the Holy Spirit.

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WHEN the TRUE believers and followers of Jesus. . . those who are “awake” . . . try to share the urgency of the hour and the need to repent. . . . it’s met with mocking, scorning, name-calling, false accusations, belittling and rejection . . . .

and THAT is from “professing Christians” (“churchians).

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My brothers and sisters, in the Western World . . . WE REALLY NEED TO SEEK THE LORD RIGHT NOW and make sure we KNOW Him, have a PURE walk with HIM and have Him BOTH as our LORD and our SAVIOR. 

 

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WE HAVE  A LOT TO LEARN FROM OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD. . . . MANY UNDERGOING PERSECUTION RIGHT NOW, YET STANDING STRONG FOR JESUS!!!

 

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“OIL” is our relationship with Jesus, listening to and obeying the leading of the Holy Spirit . .. . WE CAN’T SHARE THAT OIL, because it’s our individual, personal walk with the LORD Jesus, where we KNOW Him and He knows us . . . we let Him in to ALL areas of our life, where we FOLLOW HIM.

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IF WE DON’T HAVE THAT “OIL” . . . THAT CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST. . . we WILL hear the very Words that will bring dread to the very core of our being  FOREVER!!!

“DEPART FROM ME” .  . . 

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THERE IS STILL TIME, BUT IT’S RUNNING OUT!!!!  

 

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IN THE MIDST OF THE GREATEST TESTING, TURMOIL, VIOLENCE AND PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS . . . .

THAT IS INCREASING AROUND THE GLOBE DAILY AND WILL INCLUDE  “THE WESTERN NATIONS” . . . . . 

 

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24 thoughts on “12-4-15: A SOBERING Thought About the Parable of the Ten Virgins

    1. Life is still too “comfortable” . . . people can still shop at Wal-mart, watch football, go to their banks. . . “all is well” . . . “peace and safety” . . . and the snooze button keeps being hit 😦

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    2. Bette, most Christians won’t get off their lazy boy recliners and start preparing – physically and spiritually – until these things are literally upon them. In their back yards, their front yards, affecting their immediate family members and themselves. Americans are SO spoiled and we take our safety for granted. We haven’t had a war on our own soil for so long – we assume it will never happen again. We are truly ASLEEP (as a nation). There’s a serious “I’ll believe it when I see it” attitude. And I’m also convinced there’s a powerful demonic spirit of doubt and skepticism over most people – which allows them to not believe these warnings or assume that people like us are all just over-reacting and are so gullible that we believe all those nutty conspiracy theorists! I could go on…. LOL. We need to war in the spirit and rebuke the spirit of doubt and skepticism. That God would WAKE UP our friends, our families…

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  1. It’s Dawn Fraley
    Yes your right on. On Saturday, Nov 28 an official division began in the body of Christ that Jesus himself told me about in 2001. Those called to it , the remnant can all but do is flow into it to be safe. Thanks Linda.

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    1. Amen, Dawn and you are welcome.
      We’re seeing the division more and more. There are those who get a glazed-eyed look, if you try to say anything about what’s going on in the world and then there are those who are “awake”.
      It’s going to take some MASSIVE events to wake up a few more, if possible, but when it hits them personally, such as not being able to access income . . . that is going to send most over the edge to anger against God.

      Prayers continue to be: may all call on the name of Jesus, in the day of trouble. . . that may be the final moment some will have to choose Him.

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    1. I would say be led by the Holy Spirit to seek what He would have you personally to do.
      The absolute SAFEST place to be is right in the CENTER of God’s will for you personally.

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  2. Linda,
    That is a GREAT point about thinking GLOBALLY about the distribution of the wise and foolish virgins.
    I think we tend to think of that parable only in terms of our church, town, county, state, or maybe nation. In fact, the Body of Christ is a GLOBAL one!

    Also, we can not share our OIL with another. God has no grandchildren, just individual children.
    We can’t expect to enter Heaven on our parents’ coat-tails, or anyone else’s!

    Also, I went to see “The Letters” today in the movies. It was a good movie about Mother Teresa (although I am not and have never been of the Catholic faith). It was quite a tribute to her humility and pure service to the voice of God in her. It also showed “the poorest of the poor.” Just seeing those scenes brought home to me just how “spoiled” most in the U.S. really are. I think if you read in Revelation Chapter 3 on the Church of Laodicea, it describes us pretty well. “I am rich and have need of nothing.” BUT JESUS says, “You are blind, and miserable” (just a quick paraphrase here, and there’s more to it…..don’t quote me)……

    Wow, we need to examine ourselves in light of the GLOBAL picture!

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  3. The funny thing is coming from the Lutheran church I belonged to for 20 years still has a lot of same members there from when I left 2 yrs ago. I have sent them numerous emails explaining what is occurring and what they should be preparing for – and the most popular response I get is …… ” God would NEVER do that – He is Love” ……. well that’s why im no longer at my church … so now that a lot of them are aware and rejecting the truth, I hope and pray they will finally get the message after judgements start occurring……. hopefully they are spared … Lord – help me in the last hour to minister and bring these hearts back to you -Amen

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    1. AMEN, Michael. It’s really sad, actually. MOST are drinking the Koolaid offered by the “happy, happy” wolves in sheep’s clothing who do NOT prepare the people by preaching the Full Gospel of Jesus Christ, including the coming Wrath of Judgement, clearly spelled out in the Book of Revelation and throughout the Bible. These self-centered pastors better REPENT before it’s too late and they step into eternal damnation. . . they have blood on their hands right now, for not helping the lost in their care KNOW Jesus Christ as LORD and Savior.

      BUT . . . those lost souls also are responsible for their individual walk with Jesus. Are they seeking the TRUTH? If not, and if they are hardening their hearts when truth is spoken, they WILL fall under delusion and will also be heading into eternal damnation.

      Is what I said “harsh”? YES. . . is what I said the truth? YES

      May the LORD have mercy and give these lost souls one more time to REPENT and turn to Jesus, before heading into eternal damnation.

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  4. Amen Linda – thank you – Im in the Phoenix – Scottsdale area and churches including my old one still hang signs out for……. Trunk or treat – they are celebrating with satan and not even awake to what this implies –

    I do feel The Lord saying that I need to be in the city here still for helping family and some church members once judgements begin – but I do have a place to go up north with some very committed friends in Christ when the time is proper and He says “GO”.

    I know its redundant but what you do and what seems to be The Lords anointing on this site is so helpful and encouraging. Enjoy learning from the ones that respond on this site as well.

    The one great consecrated person that we attended Shabbat with at her home has moved to another country on assignment from The Lord. And finding this site reminds me of so much of the truths I was taught from her. Amen.

    Thank You to all on this site. Iron sharpens iron lol – guns and ammo and provisions are one thing but I have had to learn how critical the spriritual warfare side has become. Amen again as we all follow the road that gets narrow as time unfolds – Yeshua keep us in your path – Bless You all.

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    1. Thank you, Michael. May the LORD Jesus bless and protect you and your family. You’re going to see some amazing SUPERNATURAL things the Heavenly Father does on your behalf, as you minister to others during the tragic days ahead.

      Please consider having people pray over all of their “supplies” . . . supernatural protection and defense WILL be needed in the days ahead as well. The angelic forces WILL be assisting, just like they did King David against Goliath. A “poor shot” will still “hit the target”, when that person is under the anointing of the Holy Spirit and staying in the Peace of the LORD Jesus. Some of the enemy troops will actually be demons and fallen angels, manifesting as humans. . . this is why SUPERNATURAL protection is needed. There is also going to be “fallen angel technology” unleashed upon humans . . . BUT THE LORD IS STRONG AND MIGHTY . . . HE REIGNS OVER ALL.

      Blessings to you.

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  5. Thank you, Linda. Bless you for your obedience and boldness in blogging. Everything you post is confirmation for me!

    Michael…we honor Shabbat at home in Phx, and attend UCG service in Tempe on Sats at 2:30pm! (However, we are moving out of town in 3wks).

    Also, for everyone: we love to listen/watch Peter Michael Martinez give a message from Israel every Sabbath. You can look up United for Awakening on YouTube, and there is a fb group called Remnant House!

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