06-07-20 This message may be viewed live streaming video at and today Sunday at 11:00 am, and repeated 24/7 thereafter. The video, audio, and study notes are archived.

God is Thought. The brightness of our revelations depends upon the correctness of our doctrines, our building blocks, our Godly Thoughts laid one upon another, ascending into the mind of Christ.



(Matt 25:1-4) Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins [ten (fig. all virgins) seemingly believers in Jesus Christ, the church, the supposedly (allegedly) expectant bride [1] of Christ], which [in the day-time] took their lamps [Gk: light] [understanding; here also the lamps are symbolizing their bodies (as did the “pitchers” of Gideon’s 300), their containers for the oil of the Holy Spirit], and went forth to meet the bridegroom [Jesus Christ]. And five of them [half of them] were wise [Gk: thoughtful] [“sensible, intelligent, prudent” Amplif.], and five [the other half] were foolish [Gk: dull or stupid, heedless, moral blockheads] [“thoughtless, without forethought” Amplif.] [2]. They that were foolish took their lamps [Gk: light] [their natural understanding], and took no oil with them [took no Holy Spirit supernatural understanding with them, i.e., stony ground people]: But the wise took oil [the Holy Spirit] in their vessels [(in their body containers)] with their lamps [Gk: light] [supernatural understanding].  

1.    (Rom 8:18) For I reckon that the sufferings [Gk: hardships or pains] of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory [the unfathomable brightness, as in Gideon’s 300] which shall be revealed [Gk: to take off the cover (of our bodies): disclosed] in us. [2 Thes 1:7-12]

2.    (2 Tim 2:15) Study [a] to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman [Gk: toiler] [student] that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing [b] the word [Gk: logos] [the seed] of truth.

a.     study = Gk: to use speed, make effort: be diligent, labour /// “speed,” eagerness, earnestness, haste. [speed relates to “time” as the amount of your lifetime it takes to do something]

b.    rightly dividing = Gk: to make a straight cut, (fig.) to dissect (expound) correctly (the divine message). [rather than repeatedly chopping to divide open the seed]


(Matt 25:5,6) While the bridegroom tarried [Gk: to take time, lingered] [in the darkening evening], they all slumbered [Gk: to nod, to fall asleep] [Dict: to be dorment, negligent, or inactive] and slept [Gk: be asleep] [indicated by a significant decrease in church involvement, a decrease in light, in illumination]. And at midnight [the darkest peak point of the night, i.e., (fig.) the absolute worst shape the world has ever been in] [1-3] there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

1.    (Matt 24:21,22) For then shall be great tribulation [Gk: pressure: affliction, anguish, persecution, trouble], such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake [Gk: selected: chosen] those days shall be shortened.

a.     Commentary: So then, if the Great Tribulation affects the “elect,” where will most of the “elect” be during the Great Tribulation?

2.    (John 3:36) He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

3.    (Eph 5:6) Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience [Gk: disbelief (obstinate and rebellious)].


(Matt 25:7,8) Then all those virgins arose [Gk: wakened], and trimmed [Gk: kosmeo; put in proper order, decorated] their [own] lamps [Gk: (their) light] [they purged and purified their thoughts according to their own understanding]. And the foolish [now realizing that they were lacking (unprepared)] said unto the wise, Give us of your oil [your Holy Spirit, i.e., your understanding, your revelations]; for our lamps are gone out [i.e., the light of our (limited) understanding is gone].


(Matt 25:9) But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough [time] for us and you [before Jesus comes]: but go ye rather to them that sell [teachers, pastors], and buy [(sacrifice): trade, exchange hours of your valuable alloted life living time] for [understanding God in] yourselves.

1.    Commentary = an ascending (intensifying) level of understanding (brilliant brightness toward glory) may be achieved by accepting the presented biblical information as truth, and then correctly correlating and assimilating that information, like the pieces of a puzzle, into an ever enlarging “big picture” of thought patterns. This action is singularly personal, and dependent upon each individual person’s own willingness to receive and ability to properly assemble and thereby build, as with building blocks, revelation upon revelation upon revelation, a Godly tower (Heb: pulpit) of truth.



(Matt 25:10-13) And while they [the foolish virgins] went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they [the wise virgins] that were ready [Gk: prepared] [THOSE WHO HAD DONE THEIR HOMEWORK] went in with him to the marriage: and the door [of Heaven] was shut. Afterward came also the other [foolish] virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not [i.e., you are not one of my students (disciples)]. Watch [Gk: keep awake, be vigilant, watchful] therefore [“give strict attention and be cautious and active” Amplif.] [and do not skip these classes], for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

1.    (Rev 10:5,6) And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time [to prepare yourself] no longer: