“Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.”
“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.”
Brothers and Sisters, are You Prepared to Meet The Bridegroom? There are many, many theories that surround this statement, but all are wrong except one. Our Lord Jesus spoke this Parable and whatever He Speaks we need to pay close attention to Him. I will not elaborate on the Ten Virgins themselves, but only in this one thing…Five Were Ready, Five Were Not. The Five that Were Ready went with The Bridegroom and the Door Was Shut thereafter.
But what we want to Elaborate on is Being Prepared for Our Lord Jesus Coming. When we look around us we see a Season of Ungodly Affairs taking place that it Would Seem that we have No Control…this is a Lie From Satan. But it is Our God who Predicted such times over two thousand years ago and the worst is yet to come.
Now you NEED to Understand this, what Our Lord Jesus Prophesied about, MUST and WILL come to pass, that cannot be changed no matter what we do or what we say or what we believe. So, before anyone says “What’s The Use…”, is that Our Lord Jesus said an outcome can be changed Within The Individual. If YOU just throw Your hands up, give up, allow whatever to happen, then you do Not Understand God. If you do that, then YOU Allow Satan to win and YOU should be Asking, and should be Worried, what does Satan Win… he wins the Individual?
You See, Satan Knows what lies ahead for him, he Knows that no matter what he does or what he says, he will Lose in the end. But what Satan is after is those who ARE NOT Prepared for Jesus’ Return, who DO NOT Press forward in Being Godly.
Our Lord Jesus made these two points, among others, that in order for us to Live In Him, we MUST DIE TO SELF and ENDURE UNTO THE END!
“24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. 25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will [my] Father honour.”
“But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.”
To Die to Oneself is a Hard Task, for we are Born With Sinful Natures not wanting to Live A Godly Life, it is in the DNA pasted from Adam and Eve to us. So then, we must Understand what it is that we are Dying From, the Answer is Simple, the Task is Hard, that is, We are Dying to those things that are Not Acceptable To The Father, To Jesus and To The Holy Spirit, who ARE ONE. This means that …
“Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
2 Corinthians 5:17
…”BEHOLD, ALL THINGS ARE BECOME NEW”, again All Things that are in YOUR LIFE ARE TO BECOME NEW, they are NOT NEW they have to BECOME NEW. Breakdown example, if you used to Curse then you Stop Cursing, if you used to Drink Strong Drink, then you Stop Drinking Strong Drink, if you used to … sin, then YOU STOP BEING WHAT YOU USED TO BE and BECOME AS GOD IS!
How do we do this Hard Task?
“1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
It takes the Renewing Of Your Mind, The Way You Think in order for this Task Of Obedience is Fruitful. Each and every one of us needs to have a Scale that Never Ends in Weighing All Of Life’s Matters. That before You Do, before You Say, Before You Settle Down To What You Believe, that it MUST BE WEIGHED AGAINST THE LIVING WORD OF THE FATHER, that is JESUS! There used to be a short saying some years back WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) that is very appropriate in Life. We should Ask this question to Ourselves Without END! We need to be Reminded to Whom We Serve, to Whom Paid The Price For Eternity. We need to Understand that Jesus is Coming for a Pure Spotless Bride, but we NEED to Understand what that means.
“25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.”
This is a Two Fold Scripture, one is the Sanctify which is the Blood Of Jesus washing us clean Spiritually, the second is the Cleansing Through The Word. Yes, if we Accept Jesus as Savior, Spiritually we have been Sanctified, but it also takes the second part or it is No Good. Example in this case I’ll use Epoxy. It comes in Two Vials, One is Resin, One is Hardener. As long as they are A Part From Each Other, then the Epoxy is NO GOOD, but, if you take the Two and Mix them they BECOME ONE and BECOME GOOD in their use. To others it is like making bread, if you do not put in Yeast it will Not Rise. So likewise, if we Only Accept Jesus AS Savior and Not AS Lord then there is NO Walk With God.
Brothers and Sisters if you Name Jesus as Savior, then without compromise you also claim Him as Lord, the Two Walk Hand in Hand. We Must be Prepared for the Coming of Jesus, it maybe today, tomorrow, next week, next month, next year we do not know the Day and Hour, only The Father does.
“35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. 36 But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37 But as the days of Noe [were], so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41 Two [women shall be] grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.”
Being Prepared is Current and Future, for we cannot change our Past Events, but we can change Current and Future Events that have been Affected By Our Past. Jesus was not only the Sacrificial Lamb of The Father, but He is also our Reconciliation To The Father. We MUST Choose to Change, we MUST Accept Change.
Jesus said, asking an obvious question, Why do you Call me Lord and Refuse to do What I Say, Refuse To Change into a Holy Acceptable People, I’ve taken care of the Hardest Part.
“21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?”
“And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?”
It is past time that you get your Life On Track with Jesus Plan, with The Father’s Plan. Too many of you are Lazy, Complaining, Mocking, not Examining Yourselves, except By Yourselves, thinking that if one does it then it must be okay for me to do it. If you are Not Weighing Yourselves Against The Word, Against The Spirit, then you have become Blind Followers of The World, of Satan’s Plan.
Being Prepare is Hard Work and it is Hard To Keep Track Daily, but as our Brother Paul has said, we are in a Race, all striving to get to the Finish Line, but there is only One Winner and that Winner is the One Who Love’s Jesus and is Obedient To Jesus, His Word, His Spirit.
Too many have taken these Scriptures…
“38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
…and have Rested Their Case in Jesus, this Scripture is True if You Understand it Correctly. There is Absolutely Nothing that can Separate us From The Love Of God, in this World…but One Thing…US. If I am Not Prepared, if I am Not Walking in Obedience then I Automatically Separate Myself From God. We MUST be Compliant With Jesus, there is NO OTHER WAY, NO OTHER CHOICE!!! It is ALL in OUR HANDS…NOT GOD’S!
Are You Being Prepared For Heaven?
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!