Matthew 25: 1-13
The Parable of the Ten Virgins “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ Then all those virgins rose 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, ‘Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.’ And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ But he answered, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour
I recently read and studies the story in scripture about the Ten Virgins. In Scripture the oil often is representing the HOLY SPIRIT. Read “oil” throughout the bible and you will find this to be true. It heals, cleanses, increases etc.
Oil (Holy Spirit) in our Lamps (body) and Advent season is now til’ he returns. May we be ready with the HOLY SPIRIT filling us, our lamps. That, to me, is what is meant by the story of the ten virgins. We can’t fake having oil… the HOLY SPIRIT, we either do or we don’t ,and we can’t run around trying to get some knowledge or understanding from someone else. HE is the only one who can fill us.
Jesus tells of how He, JESUS, had to leave to us in order to bring us the HOLY SPIRIT, Acts 2 tells about HIS outpouring of HIS Holy Spirit that now fills us with EVERYTHING HIS Father taught him and is now ours. HIS promise.If Christ would have stayed in human form people would have began to worship the body, human, not the spirit. and it says we must worship in SPIRIT and in TRUTH. Without the SPIRIT we are dead. Today many still are worshipping the body of Christ with images and statues etc. aren’t they?
IT is HIS Spirit that washes us or baptizes us, as HE states in scriptures that was represented in the washing of sin from the world in the flood, that is our salvation that HE talks about that saves us from sins. Unless we are BORN AGAIN!
We also can’t get more of the Holy Spirit, by own own merits in any way shape or form, as there is only ONE Holy Spirit that baptizes and only one baptism. John 14:16-17
This month I became aware that we, at the prison with the women, are no longer studying the simple basic principles of GOD over, and over, and over, and so to become dull of hearing. This is the TRUTH of what HE is doing at CWCF. We are now training MEAT eaters so bring out the steak knifes, no vegan bible students here. WOO HOO!! (no offense intended to those friends who are vegan)
Warning Against Apostasy
Hebrews 5:11 -14
About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
Jesus told them that, John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Today too many churches don’t even teach on the Holy Spirit. This is sad as this is what saves us, why Christ died, and the only way we will know GOD in all HIS Sovereignty. Without it we are dead. But by the Spirit we are made alive. It is like being an empty jar with nothing but a shell. (Acts 1) you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. No power without the Ascension as He had to go for us to receive his Spirit as HE told them before HE left. If I don’t go, you don’t get the Holy Spirit. Now, today, the enemy works to shut down this truth and hush, hush the truth of the Holy Spirit as he knows the POWER in it (HIS HOLY SPIRIT). We are called to go forth in TRUTH.
Yes, HE is Sovereign, Amen, but this in no way gives us permission to sit and do nothing and act like dead men on couches. We must go forth and worship HIM in Spirit and in Truth. To GOD be the glory!
We must be careful, as today, too many are teaching and using the term “sovereignty” as a means of becoming lazy, and slothful, meaning they don’t’ have to do any work saying things like, “God doesn’t need us to work for him.”
No, they are correct, GOD could have freed the Israelites without Moses, killed Goliath without David, Saved the Jews without Esther, built His own ark without Noah, and even provided a means of the Gospel being all over the world without man but HE CHOSE to use PEOPLE to accomplish HIS Sovereign Will. We must be careful of what we teach and what is TRUTH.
Why did GOD say, “Faith without works is dead?” because HE knows where HIS spirit is living, there is a fire, and where there is a fire, HE is working there, HE is LIFE, and HE is Faith, and where there is the Holy Spirit there is works from HIM, and for HIM, and that is where there is HOPE.
In Psalms the HOLY SPIRIT is imparted to us by GOD (not man) and GOD alone. It is poured or baptizes us, not with water, whom GOD approved and anointed.
We read in Psalms 51:11 Cast me not away from Your presence and take not Your Holy Spirit from me. When David was anointed by God to become King of Israel, as King Saul’s successor, we read in 1 Samuel 16:13, Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed David in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward. Later we read that David’s complete faith in the Living God released God’s Holy Spirit, thus enabling David to defeat and kill the giant Philistine Goliath with a sling shot.
Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit.
And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby)
that He may remain with you forever The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you and will be in you.
Interestingly, Jesus teaches that the Holy Spirit will actually teach people of God the truth and lead them to living a life in harmony with God’s Will.
Jesus states, But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall everything I have told you.
It is HIM (his Holy Spirit) teaching us not man or a bunch of man made rules, writings, or statements made by man to repeat over and over as Paul declared and as Paul knew mans laws, rules, ways of teaching and it proved NOTHING to him.
It is only by HIS “Sovereign” HOLY SPIRIT that we are able to obey, it isn’t any of our own strength or ability, but by HIS call on our life that we are able to go forth and minister to those, it is by the fruit of the Spirit that we are able to do the works, that HE created for us to do, as faith without works is dead. Because when the Spirit lives HE produces, HE works through us, and brings life to those otherwise it will be just mere acts of man alone and be an empty, even if temporarily happy and nice- maybe, but an empty vessel with no oil none the less.
Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.
Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.