Matthew 25 “The Kingdom of Heaven at that time will be like ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went out to meet the groom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were sensible. 3 The foolish ones took lamps with them but no oil,4 whereas the others took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5 Now the bridegroom was late, so they all went to sleep. 6 It was the middle of the night when the cry rang out, ‘The bridegroom is here! Go out to meet him!’ 7 The girls all woke up and prepared their lamps for lighting. 8 The foolish ones said to the sensible ones, ‘Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’ 9 ‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both you and us. Go to the oil dealers and buy some for yourselves.’ 10 But as they were going off to buy, the bridegroom came. Those who were ready went with him to the wedding feast, and the door was shut. 11 Later, the other bridesmaids came. ‘Sir! Sir!’ they cried, ‘Let us in!’ 12 But he answered, ‘Indeed! I tell you, I don’t know you!’13 So stay alert, because you know neither the day nor the hour.
The message in this parable is simple, those who do bother to get to know the Lord in an intimate relationship (not religion) will be the ones who get to go home to heaven when He returns to get us. Those who decided to be social Christians and partake in organized religion, will not go home with God.
It matters if you accepted Jesus into your life, but when the Lord returns, He is going to take the ones who bothered to study His word and get to know Him.
The Lord taught me that we need to stop seeing our relationship with God as a religion, but last week He told me that He wont marry someone who's a stranger.
The brides knew they were to get married, but only five of them prepared, only five of them were ready at a moments notice. The other five did not.
In modern terms, HALF of the "church" will not be taken in the rapture, because they decided to not spend time getting to know God.
Some believe that this year is the last Jubilee out of the 120 that God gave us. In other words, He will more than likely come to get us VERY VERY VERY soon.
So I don't want to be one of the five brides that was lazy and decided not to prepare for the coming of the Lord.
A lot of people take this as hoarding a bunch of stuff in their house. No, it's not physical food that you need to hoard for the end times, you need to get the word of God in your life and in your spirit. That food doesn't matter, because soon we wont be here to eat it.
Even if the Lord doesn't come (which I highly doubt), I still want to be ready for Him.
He told me to stop looking at our relationship as a "figurative or symbolic thing" and see it as real as my relationship with my husband.
That is what He wants, not a religion which tells you how to love someone. That isn't going to work and it will get you left behind.
Please, go study His word. If Jesus was the word made flesh, then the Bible is a means to see what Jesus was like. Why would you not study it?