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.”
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”).
THIS IS AN EVEN MORE SOBERING QUESTION:
WHAT IF THE MAJORITY OF THE “FOOLISH” VIRGINS ARE LIVING IN
THE “WESTERN WORLD” TODAY?
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!!!
“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.
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” . . .
THERE IS STILL TIME, BUT IT’S RUNNING OUT!!!!
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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