The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins
” 25 Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
6 “And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’ 7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’9 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.’ 10 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.
11 “Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ 12 But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’
13 “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming,” Matthew 25:1-13.
Many today are really banking on there being a rapture of the Church before the tribulation.
But they need to be warned! There will be no escape rapture before the tribulation.
Well someone said then…. what about this passage of scripture saying they were taken?
The answer is simple. First, most people who reach rapture theories talk about Jesus coming for His Church….. the Bride.
In this passage it talks about the bride, but only 50% were ready when Jesus came! The other half were left behind.
They were bride too, because they had white robes, they had lamps, and all those waiting were waiting for the bridegroom to come.
So the rapture of the Church is not taught here, but for a certain coming for some special ones…..
Who were the special ones?
Answer: Those who were watching and waiting and ready.
The thing one needs to understand here is the only reason it says some 50% were left behind was… because their lamps had gone out.
They needed oil, and had to go buy some, but while they went to buy, the bridegroom came.. and took the others away.
So what is the oil? What does it mean?
The answer is simple: It means they followed The Holy Spirit, whom oil does represent in the Bible.
It is not that those left behind did not have The Holy Spirit! No! But the scriptures say in verse 8,
“and the foolish said unto the wise, give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.”
They had lamps that once burned bright, but their lights had gone out.
No, it is not talking about loss of salvation, but it is talking about The Holy Spirit being offended in them, and they were no longer walking in His Power!
Many Christians right here are walking around with no real oil. Their witness lights have gone out. That is easy enough to understand.
So why did their lamps go out? And why were they not taken?
The simple answer:
Jesus warned in this passage why:
Verse 13: “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of Man cometh.”
So are you ready to go? Are you sure?
If you do not go…. what The Spirit is warning here is:
Those left behind will face the Antichrist! And, if and when they do, many will die at his hand.
The reason is, they will not obey the Antichrist!
He will kill them [they would not receive his mark in their hand and forehead], and because of this they will die.
This does not sound like a rapture of the Church to me, but it sounds like Jesus coming to rescue those people from the Antichrist, who is coming to kill His People.
The simple truth is:
Revelation 12: [please note this passage is found in the middle of the tribulation time]…
The Woman Persecuted
“13 Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child. 14 But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. 15 So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. 16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ,” Revelation 12:13-17.
The Fact is: Jesus Christ told me to build a place for people who will need it in dark days ahead.
I am trying, but most people are sleeping and will not help. Most are just plain unconcerned. Most could care less, because they think there is going to be a rapture.
God is watching!
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It could be that very soon you could use a place to hide in the earth. Jesus said He was building many places.
Where are you people who are supposed to help Jesus build the safe place.
Sleeping? Or too worried about money? Too worried about the preacher your listening to who is lying to you and saying…. It will not happen?
Let me remind you, the door on the Ark was shut to those who were not helping!
Get involved here by giving. And, I need helpers who will come and work for Jesus. I work for no pay, will you?
It could be your only way to escape and you may remain behind with those who refused to buy oil.
~ Desert Prophet Ken Dewey
The light will shine in His glory… In the desert.
Evangelist/ Prophet/ Pastor Ken Dewey is the founder of “OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES“ in Belen, New Mexico, USA. He writes on this Web Site, many Prophetic words, Sermons and teachings while leading people into true Church settings and preaching in an End Time Gospel Ministry.
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