Matthew 25:1-13 ( NAB)
“Then the kingdom of heaven will be
like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones, when taking their lamps,
brought no oil with them, But the wise
brought flasks of oil with their lamps. Since the bridegroom was long delayed, they
all became drowsy and fell asleep. At
midnight, there was a cry, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ Then all those virgins got up and trimmed
their lamps. The foolish ones said to
the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise ones replied, ‘No, for there may
not be enough for us and you. Go instead to the merchants and buy some for
yourselves.’ While they went off to buy
it, the bridegroom came and those who were ready went into the wedding feast
with him. Then the door was locked. Afterwards
the other virgins came and said, ‘Lord, Lord, open the door for us!’ But he said in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, I
do not know you.’ Therefore, stay awake,
for you know neither the day nor the hour.”
Dear friend, I wish you happy prosperous New Year, this year will be the
very year you have been waiting for, for God to open your doors, and make away
for you in the wilderness, God will answer all your prayers in all
ramifications in Jesus name.
But friend, you need to know that year in year out is bringing us nearer to
the end! So don’t allow festivity to make you to forget that we have a
temporary time to spend on the earth!
Therefore, we are going to begin the year with the story of the ten virgins,
we want to see by the Spirit of the Lord, who are the ten virgins?
Then by the Spirit of grace, we are going to see many messages from this
thirteen verses that narrated the story of the ten virgins. Let us see the
first message as the Holy Spirit gave me understanding.
Matthew 25:1-2. “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten
virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them
were foolish and five were wise”
1. This parable was told by Jesus Christ during His earthly ministry.
2. This parable made us to understand that all believers in Christ are
3. Then the parable made us to understand that we have two kinds of
believers in Christ all over the globe. Wise and foolish virgins.
4. Jesus made us to know in the parable that both foolish and wise virgins are
expecting the coming of the bride.
5. And it made us to know that all believers in Christ both foolish and wise
virgins are in courtship with Jesus, and you know that it is not all courtship
ends as marriage! Right now Jesus is dating us! And the purpose why we give our
lives to Jesus is to enter into marriage supper with Him in heaven after
Because the purpose why a young man and a young woman goes into courtship to
date themselves is to watch each other to know may be they can live together as
husband and wife forever.
So Jesus is watching you and me may be we will be qualified to enter in to
marriage supper with Him.
Friend, Jesus is in courtship with you and me and all believers all over the
world. Right now He is watching you and me. And Jesus have standard, His
standard is holiness after conversion to Him, so you can’t live in sin and
expected to eat marriage supper with Him.
Without holiness no one shall see the Lord Jesus. Hebrew 12:14.
Friend, if you have surrendered your life to Jesus, you have to be conscious
of the fact that you are in courtship with Jesus; the courtship may lead into
marriage supper in heaven, or leads to damnation in hell.
And in case you have not surrendered to Jesus you have to do so now, so that
your sins could be forgiven and receive a new life, so that you will not end
your earthly journey in the lake of fire.
The bible said in John 3:16, that For God so loved the world and gave His
only be gotten son to us that who so ever believe in Him shall not perish but
shall have everlasting life.
It equally means that those who willingly reject Jesus as Lord and Saviour will perish in hell.
Friend, make a U turn to follow Jesus this year, and forsake your sinful
habits, and your life will never remain the same.
Written by: Evangelist Sesan Moses Adesola