Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Matthew 25:1-13

"Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. "Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. "For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps".

(five [were] foolish) – “No urgency. They didn’t bother taking any oil, keeping topped up with anointing, staying filled with the Spirit to overflow. No urgency! Ignorance through lack of revelation”. (Lord, Lord, open to us) – “Now urgency has arrived but it is too late. Now they are urgent! Some people wake up too late”. (Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh) – “Now whatever your interpretation of this parable is – whatever you think Jesus was trying to say here, one thing you cannot deny is that the theme is a theme of urgency.

He is talking about a preparation for a visit of the Bridegroom and there are 5 wise and 5 foolish. They are all obviously believers because they have been justified – they have a gift of righteousness. They are virgins. They are clean! They are righteous in terms of a gift. The five un-wise are called stupid! They miss a visitation. I do not believe this is talking about those who are going to heaven and those who are going to hell. You do not go to hell for not having enough anointing. You go to heaven and miss hell because you are a virgin, spiritually speaking and because you have been given a gift of righteousness. The theme is the Bridegroom comes for a visitation for those who have made themselves exclusively ready for Him with a clear urgency”.

Ref: Rob Rufus - "Urgency of Elijah Anointing – Part 1" - City Church International, Hong Kong - 21st May 2006.

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