25:1-5)Then shall the kingdom
heaven be likened unto ten virgins [i.e., declared children of God, the bride], which took their lamps
[“Thy word” their Bibles] , and
went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five
of them were wise
[Gk: thoughtful], and fivewerefoolish [Gk: dull, heedless, (moral blockheads)]. They that were
foolish took their lamps, and took no oil[symbol of the Holy Spirit] with them: But the wise took oil
their vessels [in “flasks of oil
along” Amplif.] with their lamps.
While the bridegroom tarried[Gk:
lingered], they all
and slept [Who nodded and
who slept?] [2,3].
Psa 119:105NUN. Thy word isa lamp[Heb: a lamp (the burner)]unto my feet, and a light[Heb: illumination, (happiness)]
unto my path.
(1 Thess 5:5,6)Ye are all the children of light, and the children of
the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore
let us not sleep
[Gk: lie down to rest, to fall asleep],
as do others; but
let us watch [Gk: to keep
awake: be vigilant] and be sober [Gk: abstain from wine].
(1 Pet 5:8)Be sober,be vigilant[Gk: to keep awake, watch]; because your adversary[Gk: opponent; specifically Satan, (arch enemy)]the devil[“the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil,
and Satan” Rev 20:2 & 12:9],as a roaring lion [generating fear, the opposite of faith, swallowing
about,seekingwhom he maydevour[Gk: to drink down, gulp entirely: swallow
(Matt 25:6-10)And at
[the darkest time] there was a cry
made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
those virgins arose, and trimmed[Gk: put in proper order: adorned,
And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of
your oil; for our lamps are gone out
[no light (no revelations) in darkness] [1,2].
But the wise answered, saying, Not
so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye
rather to them that
sell[Gk: trade, barter]
preach], and buy for
yourselves[Gk: go to market, purchase, redeem]
[offer in exchange the sacrifice of your allotted and precious “time”]. And while they went to buy, the
bridegroom came; and they that were ready[Gk: prepared] [mature, ripe] [3,4,5] went in with him to the
marriage: and the door was shut[e.g., Noah’s ark: Gen 7:16; Lot’s house:
Gen 19:10; the Red Sea:
Exo 14:28,29 – the
unsaved being “locked out” eternally].
(Matt 13:20,21)But he that received the seed into
stony places, the same is he that
heareth the word, and anon with
joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not
root in himself, but
dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution
ariseth because of the word, by and
by he is offended[Gk:
entrapped, tripped up, enticed to sin].
8:13)They on the rockare
they, which, when they hear, receive
the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of
temptation fall away[Gk: remove, instigate to revolt, desert:
(Eph 6:14,15)Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with
truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And
your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel
(Rev 21:1-5)And I saw a new heaven and a
new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were
passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the
holy city,new Jerusalem,
coming down from God out of heaven, prepared
as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a
great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with
them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them,
and be their God. And God
shall wipe away all tears from
their eyes; and there shall be no more death,
neither sorrow, nor crying,
neither shall there be any more pain: for
the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne
said, Behold, I make all things new.
And he said unto me, Write: for these words
are true and faithful.
I would not have you to be ignorant[Gk: without knowledge, not understand],
brethren, concerning them which
dead], that ye sorrow not,
even as others which have no hope. For
if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even
so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we
say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we
which are alive and
remain unto the coming of the Lord shall
not prevent[Gk: precede]themwhich
are asleep [Gk: dead].
For the Lord himself shall descend
from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the
trump of God: and the dead
in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive
and remain shall
be caught up[Gk:
seized: plucked, pulled, taken (by force)]together with them [with
the dead in Christ] in the clouds,
to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever
[eternally]be with the Lord.
Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
(Matt 25:11-13)Afterward[i.e., after the “rapture” 1 Thess
4:13-18]came also the
virgins [i.e., “goats”
25:32], saying, Lord,
to us [1,2]. But he answered and said, Verily I say
unto you, I know you not. Watch[Gk: keep awake: be vigilant]
therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the
Son of man
(Matt 7:21-23)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. 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 then will I profess
unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye
that work iniquity [Gk:
illegality, violation of the law, wickedness: unrighteousness].
(Luke 13:25-28)When once the master of the house is
risen up, and hath shut
to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at
the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open
unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: Then shall
ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast
taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell you, I
know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity[Gk: injustice, wrongfulness: unrighteousness].
There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets,
in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.