Matthew 25:1,1325:1 "Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
25:13 "Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming"
Jesus' second coming in glory as King of kings, Heavenly Bridegroom, is to lift up our lives who has been perfect or blameless, there is no relationship with sin.
As a matter of fact, none knows the time of Jesus' second coming.
Church of God or the virgins must watch to be ready in order to keep the lamps to burn continually to welcome Jesus' second coming on glorious clouds.Matthew 25:8-1325:8 "And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.'
25:9 "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.'
25:10 "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.
25:11 "Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!'
25:12 "But he answered and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.'
25:13 "Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
The foolish virgins are the description of the Church of God that is not watchful through these practices:
Wise virgins are the description of the Church of God that always watches through these practices:
- Not using the lengthening of God's patience to make us repent.
2 Peter 3:9
3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
We should watch and repent when Jesus has not come yet.
Not watching means not repenting, not stopping sinning even keeping the sins.
Keeping the sins, there is no anointing oil.
- Scoffing the Word preaching about Jesus' second coming in glory as Heavenly Bridegroom or Bride Tidings, the Word sharper than any two-edged sword.
2 Peter 3:3-4
3:3 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts,
3:4 and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation." Consequently, one lives in sins, or sinning deliberately up to the peak of sin, i.e. sins concerning eating-drinking and sexuality.
- Using the lengthening of God's patience to repent.
Repenting means stopping sinning and returning to God.
Do not restrain sins!
- Using the lengthening of God's patience to make us obedient to the true teaching Word.
5:14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Having desire to hear and to obey the true teaching Word, the Word sharper than any two-edged sword will sanctify our five senses.
The five senses are as the five pillars of the Door of Tabernacle.
If our five senses are sanctified continually, the Door of Tabernacle will open, meaning we are filled fully and overflow in Holy Spirit. As a result, our five senses may discern the good things and the bad ones, the true teaching and the false ones.
Where there is false matter, there the lamp is quenched.
A separation forever between the wise virgins and the foolish ones will happen. There are three times of the separation as follows:
There are many things we must watch in our lives, such as our health, our study, our job, et cetera but more than all the things, we have to watch so our lamps burn continually and we have the two wings of a great eagle to flee us from antichrist and we can be lifted up when Jesus comes a second time.
- At the time of bodily death.
16:19 "There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day.
16:20 "But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate,
16:21 "desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
16:22 "So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried.
16:23 "And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
16:24 "Then he cried and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.'
Lazarus is the description of wise virgin who has strong desire to eat the Wordwhose secret is revealed (the crumbs).
After Lazarus had been dead, he was on Abraham's bosom to get a joy.
On the contrary, the rich man is the description of the foolish virgin scoffing the Word or throwing away the food, living in sin, sinning deliberately up to the peak of sin, i.e. sins concerning eating-drinking and marrying-giving in marriage.
After his death, his lamp was quenched and he was in the hell.
20:6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
In the first resurrection at the time of Jesus' second coming, the wise virgins are risen in glorious body to enter the marriage supper of the Lamb and the kingdom of peace a thousand years.
20:5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
On the other hand, the foolish virgins will be risen after one thousand years to get entry into the second death in the hell.
- At the time of antichrist's reigning over the world.
The true teaching Word and the anointing of Holy Spirit will be the two wings of a great eagle.
12:14 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.
The wise virgins will be sanctified by the Word sharper than any two-edged sword and by the anointing of Holy Spirit until being blameless someday.
The more we are sanctified, the bigger wings of a great eagle we will get until they become the biggest ones when the wise virgins reach their perfection.
The two wings of a great eagle are the description of a great gain in our godliness.
Looking for physical matters in committing service to the Lord in the church, it is equal with going to worldly places.
1 Timothy 6:6
6:6 Now godlinesswith contentment is great gain.
The functions of the two wings of a great eagle are below:
- To preserve and to protect the Church of God in the desert of the world, which is dry and difficult.
The more difficult thing we face, the bigger wings we need.
Facing something which is more difficult than before, we have to be sanctified much more to get the bigger wings and we can overcome the difficult matters.
- To flee us to another wilderness, being far away from the eyes of antichrist.
We will be preserved and protected by God directly for 3.5 years.
The wise virgins wait for Jesus' second coming in this wilderness.
The foolish virgins do not have the wings, so they enter into the persecution done by antichrist for 3.5 years.
Nevertheless, there are still two possible things for the foolish virgins as follows:
- Believing still in Jesus and worshiping Him and rejecting the stamp of antichrist (666), they will be tormented as never happens before and will never happen again until their neck is cut.
Being cut on the neck means buying the oil with their own blood.
Repenting now, the anointing oil will come down because it has been paid by the blood of Jesus.
- Denying Jesus and worshiping antichrist, she receives the stamp of antichrist (666) to be same with antichrist.
13:16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads,
13:17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Being same with antichrist, they will also torment the sons of God who are left in the world.
Let us now be careful in order not to torment other people through our words, et cetera but love one another in righteousness and holiness.
- At the time of Jesus' second coming.
19:17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, "Come and gather together for the supper of the great God,
19:21 And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.
The foolish virgins who are alive until Jesus comes a second time will be left in the world and enter into the great feast of slaughter by the sword of judgment because they have rejected the sword of God's Word.
After one thousand years, the foolish virgins who have been slaughtered and the other foolish virgins who has been dead (in the first separation) will be risen in the second resurrection to enter into the second death in the hell.
20:10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
1 Thessalonians 4:14-17
4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
4:15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.
4:16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
4:17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
On the contrary, the wise virgins who have been dead will be risen in glorious body and the wise ones who are willing to be sanctified and still alive at the time of Jesus' second coming will be renewed in the glorious body also.
They both will become one perfect body of Christ or God's Bride and be lifted up with the two wings of a great eagle to meet Jesus on the clouds and enter the marriage supper of the Lamb to enter into the kingdom of peace a thousand year and heavenly kingdom eternally.
Isaiah 40:29-3140:29 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.
40:30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall,
40:31 But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
Waiting the time of Jesus' second coming, there are many wings become weak and many lamps become almost quenched.
John the Baptist, who is called the greatest man, also became doubtful when he was in the prison.
Holy Communion is the strength of the great eagle. Let God heal us and give us a new strength.
God blesses you.