Matthew 25:1-10 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
The ten virgins are 10 people… The bridegroom is Jesus… The virgins are waiting for Christ’s return…
And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
Five of them were wise and received the gift of Salvation... the foolish were unsaved…
They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
They hadn’t received Christ into their hearts…
But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
The oil is like Salvation. The wise realized that they needed Christ’s gift of eternal Salvation, and accepted it...
While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
No one knows when the Lord will return… We should not let that keep us from serving the Lord RIGHT now. We must live for the LORD now, later it will be to late.
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
Christ is returning.
Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
All of us need work… was always need work… we need to trim ourselves… trim what is excess, what doesn’t belong…
And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
The foolish were unprepared…
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.
You can’t get saved, or make decisions for anyone else… Everyone MUST make their own decision.
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.
If we aren’t saved before Christ returns, there will NOT be time when HE comes back!