Bible reference: Matthew 25:1-5 The account of the ten virgins.
In Mathew 25 there is the parable of the ten virgins who went to meet the bridegroom. Five were wise and took extra oil with them. Five were foolish and did not take extra oil with them. The bridegroom tarried and the five foolish virgins ran out of oil! Beloved, all ten of them were virgins meaning they lived in holiness and purity. But as a result of lack of planning they did not all go in with the bridegroom! They all had “lamps” meaning they all had the word of God which the Bible tells us is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. There are many children of God who have the word of God but not enough oil (anointing, empowerment) for when the bridegroom tarries. Many are called but few are chosen. MAY WE BE PART OF THE CHOSEN FEW IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS!
THE BRIDEGROOM TARRIED
Beloved, many-a-times the vision tarries but we must wait for it for it will surely come. We must not be weary in well-doing for in due season we will reap if we do not faint. May we have enough oil to carry us through our time of waiting!
THEY ALL SLUMBERED
Beloved, at times even the most anointed of us are too weak to pray. This is why we all need extra oil to tide us through.
TWO CATEGORIES OF PEOPLE
Some have “oil” (anointing) but are not “virgins” meaning some are highly gifted but are not pure. An example is a great singer that gets standing ovations but lives in sin. Some are “virgins” (holy, pure) but have no oil meaning some are living in holiness and purity but lack the anointing for exploits. Many go for deliverance multiple times because they lack the word of God. “He sent his word and healed them and delivered them from their destructions”
BUY THE TRUTH AND SELL IT NOT!
Matthew 25:8-9 And the foolish said unto the wise, give us of your oil for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
When the foolish virgins ran out of oil and asked the wise ones for some, the wise ones told them to “Go and buy from those who sell” meaning THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO SELL OIL!!! There are people endowed with much oil but commercialize their anointing! The bridegroom is coming back for a glorious church without spot or wrinkle. Let him that has ears HEAR. Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: FREELY ye have received, FREELY give.
WHAT MADE TEN OF THE VIRGINS FOOLISH?
They didn’t plan ahead. If you fail to plan you plan to fail. If you don’t use your instinct you can’t be distinct. If you are not proactive you can’t be productive. If you fail to take the initiative you are already initiated.
I pray in the mighty name of Jesus that you will have plenty of corn and wine! May you never lack oil! The cruise will not fail and the barrel will not fail in Jesus’ mighty name. As you prayerfully sing the following songs I pray in the mighty name of Jesus that God Almighty who is “The Ointment Poured Forth” will anoint you afresh! Let us sing…
Song: Anointing fall on me, anointing fall on me. Let the power of the Holy Ghost fall on me, anointing fall on me.
Song: Give me oil in my lamp keep me burning. Give me oil in my lamp I pray. Give me oil in my lamp keep me burning. Keep me burning till the break of day!
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