Bring Enough Oil

The kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.

Like the ten virgins, many of us are very eager and diligent to meet with the Lord Jesus Christ. We get ourselves ready and we wait for His return.

Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them. But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

Likewise, many of us are like the foolish virgins. We never get really ready for the Lord Jesus' return!

Of course, there would be some of us who are truly wise. We are always ready and we wait patiently for the Lord.

The bridegroom was delayed, and they all slumbered and slept.

No one knows the day and hour of the coming of the Son of Man. Not even the angels of heaven; only the Heavenly Father.

And all of us do fall asleep. We can get very tired and we do need a rest.

Of course, there would be some among us who would remain awake and would alert us of the Lord's Coming Again!

And at midnight a cry was hear: 'Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!'

The moment has arrived! We are to meet with the Lord Jesus Christ!

Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.

There would come the final preparation and touch up before we meet with the Lord!

And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.'

It is the moment of truth: many of us would panic at the Lord Jesus' Coming!

But the wise answered, saying, 'No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.'

It is the moment of truth: we cannot rely and depend on others to meet with the Lord. We must get ourselves ready!

While the foolish virgins went to buy, the bridegroom came. The wise and ready virgins went with the bridegroom to the wedding; and the door was shut.

There would come a time when it is just too late! The door is closed!

It must be difficult for the foolish virgins to shop for oil during midnight. But they finally made it.

But it was too late! The Lord would not open the door!

No one knows when the Lord Jesus would return.

But we are to get ready and keep ready.

And we are to help one another to keep watch.

Like the wise virgins, we are to bring enough oil.


  Chin chin

June 29, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Thanks for the reminder Yeo that we should always keep watch and pray because the enemy is also working double time, keeping us busy most of the time, so that we would not be ready when Jesus returns. May the Lord find us faithful when He comes.

  Francis R. Barbour

June 29, 2011 at 1:57 PM

What does: "The Oil" - represent?