gives us a parable of His coming similar to ten virgins waiting for their
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.
The bridegroom that is delaying is our Lord Yeshua/Jesus. The virgins are the Christians waiting for His return and the rapture. So many years have gone by since Yeshua went to heaven that many believers have gotten "drowsy" and are sleeping as far as perceiving that the return of the Lord is imminent, that the signs are being fulfilled.
But at midnight there was a shout, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.'
The shout is proclaimed by the watcher. In a similar manner, we are proclaiming that Yeshua is returning for the rapture and that the signs of His return are being fulfilled (the fall of Babylon, the roaring of the sea, the powers of the heavens shaking).
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.'
Word of advice. You
will not have time to go and get anything. Our Lord Yeshua is very
specific about this.
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.'
Once the door is shut, nobody can come in. It is like Noah shutting the door of the Ark. I can imagine many climbed on top of the Ark trying to escape the rising waters, but Noah did not open the door. The same will happen when the angels come to rescue the Christians. You need to be mentally prepared to depart immediately. You cannot have second thoughts. It will be swift as lightning.
Keep on the watch therefore, because you know neither the day nor the hour.
This warning is given to us because we are not given the day nor the hour. Remember the Parable of the Ten Virgins. We are only given the signs mentioned in the Bible, but His return is at the doors.
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