Summary: Speaks of the laziness of the ten virgins!!
ARE YOU SLUMBERER’S?
Vs. 1-Then shall the Kingdom of Heaven be compared to Ten Virgins who took their lamps to meet Jesus the Bridegroom.
Virgin here symbolizes Beauty, Purity, Holiness!!
Will you be ready when He comes?
Or will you be a Slumberer??
PSALMS 121:3 says:
He that keepeth thee will not Slumber!!!
Jesus Christ loved the Church Just as He
Loved himself and You and I the Church
for that matter!
Here Its compared to as the Love a Husband
Has For his Wife..
For no Man ever hated his own flesh, But
Nourisheth and Cherisheth it – even as
The Lord – The Church!!
For We are members of his body
Of his Flesh and of his bones!!
The Bible says:
Let us be glad and rejoice and give honor to him
For the marriage of the Lamb is come and his
Wife hath made herself ready!!!
Here Christ is the Bridegroom and the church is of course THE BRIDE!!!
This is going to be the Eternal Union of the
Church with Jesus following the Rapture!!!!
JOHN THE REVELATOR SAID:
And I John saw the Holy City – New Jerusalem
Coming down from God out of Heaven – prepared
As A Bride Adorned for Her Husband!!
Vs. 2 And Five of them were wise and Five
Vs. 3 They that were foolish took their lamps
And took no oil with them.
Vs. 4 But the Wise took oil in their vessels
with their lamps.
These Virgins here are symbolizing the attendants
Of the Wedding and not as Multiple Brides and
John the Baptist is the Best Man!!
JOHN 3:29 SAYS
He that hath the Bride is the Bridegroom
But the friend of the Bridegroom – Which
Standeth and Heareth Him, rejoiceth Greatly
Because of the Bridegroom’s Voice
This my Joy therefore is fulfilled
The prepared Virgins that are spoken of here
are the People that are saved from the Great Tribulation!!!
The un-prepared Virgins are compared to as
Sinners that will be cast into Darkness
Or AKA - HELL!!!!
Christians should Profess, Believe, and be Looking
Forward to the second coming of Christ…
They should Love and be longing for it!!!
MATTHEW 13:47 SAYS
Again the Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a
Net that was cast into the sea and gathered of
This net would be pulled between two boats and
Drawn to shore with ropes.
Then they would gather the good, and
Cast the Bad to the side to be Burned!!!!
THE BIBLE SAYS
The servants went out – and gathered together
Both Bad and Good – and the wedding was
Furnished with guests!!!
Those in the highways are the Gentiles and
The bad and good are the moral and immoral
Sinners who all need the Love and Graciousness
From God’s Invitation..
Vs. 5 While the Bridegroom tarried they all slumbered and slept!!
Therefore let us not sleep as others do,
But let us watch and be sober
The Bridegroom tarried and He didn’t come
As soon as they expected
Vs. 6 - Then at midnight there was a cry made
Behold the Bridegroom cometh,
Go ye out to meet him!!
Listen children I’m gonna be watchin for the
Bridegroom Ain’t You???
When the cry is made I will go out to meet him!!
And He shall send his angels with a Great
Sound of a Trumpet, and they shall gather
Together his elect from the four winds
From one end of Heaven to the other
Children this means from the North the South
The East and the West!!!!
These Angels are the Judgment Agents
The Elect are the Saved who have come to
Faith in Christ by the Grace of God and are
Gladly Anticipating The Lord’s Return!!
When We see the Day Approaching which is now
I’m afraid Its approaching much faster than we can possibly imagine.
We must be Ready and Be Serious about it and
Continuously Renewing our Repentance of Sin!!
Vs. 7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed
Vs. 8 And the foolish said unto the wise
Give us of your oil, for our lamps have gone out!!
Christians We are the Children of Light!!!!!
Hypocrites are the Foolish ones!!!
They have no Prospective of what’s coming!!!!
Obviously these lamps are compared to souls,
Which are either prepared to go, or not prepared!
Don’t you want to be prepared tonight??
And hear the Lord Say
Well done thou good and faithful servant
LUKE CHAP 12 says
Let your loins be girded about
And your Lights Burning!!
Children this is Jesus telling us to constantly be
Ready and Alert for the Approaching Soon Judgment Day!!!!
Its coming and it can’t be much longer
Everybody says I’ve heard the Preachers