D.K.O Ministries Presents Rapture Awareness One Soul Project
LESSON:Study On The Ten Virgins
1.At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten Virgins who who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom
2.Five of them were foolish and five were wise 3.The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them
4.The wise,took oil in jars along with their lamps
5.The bridegroom was a long time in coming,and they all became drowsy and fell asleep
6.At midnight the cry rang out: Here’s the bridegroom! Come out and meet him
7.Then all the Virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps
8.The foolish ones said to wise ones, 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.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 with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
Here is a night time wedding where everything seems to go wrong. The groom shows up so late that the bridal party falls asleep by the side of the road. When the groom finally arrives at midnight, half the bridesmaids have forgotten to bring enough oil for their lamps and end up banned from the celebration.
As the story concludes, the rejected bridesmaids are standing outside the door asking for admission, but to no avail. They have been shut out from the wedding banquet. It is a sad, strange ending to what should have been a most joyful occasion. Other than that, it was a perfectly normal wedding!
This passage is a parable Jesus told to illustrate a certain truth about his Second Coming.
As I study this parable, I have been struck by one phrase in verse 10: “And the door was shut.” There is an awful finality about those words. It means that the door was shut and locked and would not be opened again. Those on the inside were safely inside; those on the outside could never get in no matter how hard they tried.
Finally, prepare for the lords coming.
“DON’T BE LEFT BEHIND”