the Time - Part 5
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V. 9 ** What response does that draw from the prudent ones?
"No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead
to the dealers and buy some for yourselves."
** Was that a cruel or unusual response on behalf of the prudent group?
No, Just as one person cannot transfer his physical life to another
person, neither can he or she share their spiritual life. Like physical
life, spiritual life is a direct, individual gift from God and is nontransferable. cf. Romans 9:3-4
** If the oil in this parable is the reality of the light of the saving
grace of God, who then is represented by the "dealers" in this
It simply is speaking of the one true source of the oil or of securing
salvation from its only source, God Himself. cf. Isaiah 55:1-3
V.10 ** What happened while the five foolish bridesmaids went
out to "find" God?
The bridegroom [Jesus] came "and those who were ready went in
with him to the wedding feast..." cf. Revelation 19:7-9
** We were made "ready" by the saving grace of God, but what
happens after the redeemed entered the wedding feast?
"...the door was shut." A tragic moment in history!
V.11 ** Because all of the shops were closed now, it being after
midnight, what do the five foolish [unsaved] virgins now ask of the Lord,
while they are still lacking the oil?
"Lord, lord, open up for us." This speaks of the most frightening
moment in all of time for the
superficial, hypocritical church goer. Here the person who has been
looking on the outside as one who is prudent, meets the reality of their carnality through the utter
lack of a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. cf. Matthew 7:21-23
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