Jesus told a parable about ten virgins. Five of them were wise and kept oil in their lamps and the other five were foolish because they didn’t continually refill their lamps with oil each time it ran out. They were wearied from waiting for their bridegroom to come. Oil speaks as a metaphor of the Holy Spirit. Many Christians are getting tired of waiting because they don’t sense God moving in their lives. They have been waiting for God to visit them once again but not experiencing this. Some even feel as if the glory has departed (Ichabod) from their lives. Jesus wants you to know that He did not leave you and He wants to release His fresh oil back into your life.
The Lord would say to you, come unto Me and I will release My glory once again. I will anoint those dry areas with My fresh oil. Allow Me to lubricate that which has become dry and brittle. Allow Me to breathe upon and resuscitate those things in your life that have deceased. Don’t be disheartened because these things will come back to life as I pour My anointing into them. I will replenish those areas that have been dehydrated and desolate and revive the areas that have been barren. Throw off the weight of discouragement. Surely I will move once again in a mighty way in your midst. This dry spell will cease and My glory will bring refreshing upon you and wash away all burdens. I will visit you in your quiet time. I will release My glory in your prayer time. I will release revelation in your study time.
You have been standing on My word, believing for something for a long time. Don’t give up now. You have been faithful through difficult times, and stood steadfast through the fiery trials. Don’t retreat, for I am right at the door. Don’t be disillusioned to believe the lies of the enemy. You will come back stronger than you were before. Surrender yourself to Me and allow Me to fill you once again. Do not be afraid of the darkness, for you will surely see My Glory accelerate beyond what you have ever known. Do not become stagnant but trust Me and know that I will do as I promised. As you submit yourselves to Me once again, you will no longer suffer from this spiritual famine, but you will be filled to overflowing with fresh oil says the Lord.
“There is desirable treasure, and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man squanders it.”
“But my horn You have exalted like a wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.”
Matthew 25: 1-12
“Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; out to meet him!’ Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.”