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Summary: I compare this parable to 10 people go to church 5 are ready to meet Jesus and 5 are not. 5 think they are but are fooled when Christ returns for the rapture of the church.

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The Midnight Cry

Mathew 25:1:13

1 ¶ Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

Lu 12:35

8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. {gone out: or, going out}

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.

10 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.

11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us

12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock the clock is continuing to tic.

I’ve entitled this today: the midnight cry.

There have been many great feats that have been recorded in the Word of God that took place at the midnight hour.

We know the story in Exodus where the Lord smote all the first born males in Egypt.

Exodus 12:29

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.

Exodus 12:22-23

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.

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.

The Blood was applied to the header and two side posts which formed a perfect cross.

We are never to regard the Cross of Christ as a mere circumstance in the life of Christ referring to His sin bearing.

Jesus did not bear our sins anywhere else; He did not bear them in the manger, or in the wilderness, or in the garden but only on the tree.

1 Peter 2:24

24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

According to Exodus 2:22: and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.

The death Angel was to come through at night and beyond the protection of the Blood of the lamb their was no assurance of protection.

Tic tock, tick tock, tick tock the clock is ticking.


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