But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. “Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time will come. Mark 13:32-33
Jesus gave every follower a fair warning in order for them to get prepared for what is to come. He presented this information to His disciples while they had a conversation with him at the Mount of Olives.
Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, claiming, "I am the Messiah", and will deceive many.
We are living in the days of the parable Jesus spoke about, the five wise and five foolish virgins. Matthew 25:1-13.
The night is at the doorstep and we're traveling to the place of the Marriage feast. It is now dark and the wise virgins started their oil lamps to lead them through the dark night. (The oil represents the infilling of the Holy Spirit.)
The 5 foolish virgins are out of luck since they are poorly prepared having the lamp but NOT THE OIL... Woe...(missing the guidance of the Holy Spirit).
The foolish virgins knew the Savior but were careless and lax... didn't take matters to serious. Thinking, we will manage, we don't need the oil it is still day time.
But their traveling was longer than expected, and they were not prepared for the dark night.
In the Spiritual darkness we need the power of the Holy Spirit to withstand sin, evil spirits and the robbers of our joy. We need the Light to keep on safely walking, and not to stumble.
The oil represents the Holy Spirit which gives Light during our walk in this dark life. He presents insight, wisdom, clarity and direction. Without the Holy Spirit we are spiritual blind, and cannot withstand all the evil coming at us.
And thus being in the darkness without the OIL, one will not be able to reach the "entrance" to the Promised Land.
As you know the story... the 5 foolish virgins could not join the Marriage feast, because they came too late at the door... and the Lord replied... I do not know you! They were disqualified... WHAT A SAD ENDING... knowing the Bridegroom, having heard His warning, and not being able to join Him at the feast.
Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.
The night is at the doorstep and we're traveling to the place of the Marriage feast. It is now dark and the wise virgins started their oil lamps to lead them through the dark night, the oil represents the infilling of the Holy Spirit. The 5 foolish virgins are out of luck since they are poorly prepared having the lamp but NOT THE OIL... Woe...
Does the detailed parable that Jesus presented matches what is about to happen around us?
It is indeed closely related, and as His followers we must get ready for what will be coming down next.
THIS IS THE HOUR that JESUS SPOKE ABOUT.
ARE YOU LISTENING?
Children of God need the Holy Spirit to be able to live after God's will, to teach us the things of God, to warn us of danger, to make us aware of the enemy of our soul, to be strong enough to avoid the evil darts of the enemy, and to walk in Holiness before the face of our Heavenly Father.
But as He which hath called you is Holy, so be ye Holy in all manner of conversation. 1 Peter 1:15
The Holy Spirit is received often by the laying on of hands, but may also be received in different ways. Besides receiving the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, He will also function as a "voucher", "exchange", "seal", "deposit", guaranteeing our inheritance. Ephesians 1:13,14.
Please, study 1 Corinthians Chapters 12, 13 and 14.
Bothers and sisters, can you see that we are very close to His return, by what is going on in this world right now? We need the Holy Spirit to keep us on the right path, and to be able to meet Jesus in the clouds as our Bridegroom. Just as the 5 wise virgins were able to take part in the Marriage Feast.
Glory to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Please, read the link below of my personal experience, how awesome the Holy Spirit came into my life and taught me about the Kingdom of Heaven.
In His Service,
Dr. Trudy Veerman