Emmanuel "Eman" OlaDipo Awe
Nigerian, Young Poetic Evangelist
Upcoming Musician and Actor
Verse 1: The kingdom of Heaven is like 10 VIRGINS who took their LAMPS to to go meet with the BRIDEGROOM
The term “Virgins ” used In this case is referring to the people of God, someone who is pure, clean.. this is not talking about the intentional regular sinner, people of the world..this is talking about the baptized, the ones that actually accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior (Wow)…Their lamps represents their Lives …and as we all know Bridegroom represents Jesus…
Verse 2: Five of them were foolish and five of them were wise….
Wise virgins represent Christians who abide by the Holy spirit
Foolish virgins represent Christians who don’t.
& it reads
Verse 3: The foolish ones took their lamps but DID NOT take any OIL with them.
NOTE: throughout the Scripture
Oil (anointing), Fire and Wind are all symbolization’s of the Holy Spirit!
In this case Oil represents God’s Spirit….as we see, the foolish Christian did not keep God’s spirit and abide by GOD’s spirit
4.The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps.
5.The bridegroom was a long time in coming, (referring to the Second coming of Jesus)
and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. (throughout the bible “sleep” is referred to as Death..We all Christians fall asleep as in die in mortal bodies)
(Jesus said he’s coming like a thief in the night)—-> 6. “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps.
NOTE: In this verse the “cry rang out ” is referring to the trumpet of the coming of Jesus, then all the Virgins (us) , wake up out of our graves…
NOTE: Notice it says trimmed their lamps…..regarding that ..i just read from an article recently, When you trim your Lamp you blow out the fire and cut off (trim) the burnt part of the wick and add fuel. Its called trimming your lamp. If the lamp and oil is symbolic for how much of the spirit we have, how could one get more of the spirit and blow out our light and relight it to let our light shine better all of a sudden.
8. The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’
9. “ ‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
10. “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. (Their will be but only one chance for us to be married to Christ, and that’s through the life we are living right now.. there’s no second chance after death..Christ came first to save us, and the the second and last time he comes back is to marry those who belong to him)
12. “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’ “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’
13. “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
NOTE: Doesn’t that phrase “truly I tell you, I don’t know you” sound familiar? Christ will say this to many Christians on judgment day. The foolish virgin is the Christian who got baptized but fell short of God’s grace by not abiding by God’s Spirit.. the Christian who thinks and says to themselves ” Jesus is not coming no time soon, or I’m not dying anytime soon.. So ima keep living according to the flesh until I’m ready to commit my life to Christ wholeheartedly”..the foolish virgin is the Lukewarm Christian.. wanna be saved and get away with as much as they can at the same time.. the foolish virgin is the one, who Once was committed but fell away from the faith.. the foolish virgin is the one who puts Christ on hold, thinking that they have time..just as the foolish Virgin did with the oil in the parable…Christ did not know them because their lamps did not bring forth light..and in order for the lamps to bring forth light they needed to be prepared with much OIL, (holy spirit) because the spirit of Christ was not in them..they could not marry Christ..they put the holy spirit on Hold and paid no mind to the spirit of Christ all their life till their death
This will unfortunately be the case for many Christians in the last days, when Christ Returns..I pray that every brother and Sister in Christ of mine, and every saint and I… Will prepare our lamps with OIL, So that we will be ready for our Lord and Savior when he comes back to get us AMEN!
Nothing more powerful than a changed mind - TD Jakes.
If this didn’t convict me then I don’t know what !! God is not concerned about your emotions but about your heart. Where the mind goes the man follows. You can cry Unto God all you want but if your mind and heart are not ready for him or his changes ? You will not move from your stagnation. Great sermon ! Thank you @sofia_maame 💞😘
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