June 29, 2021 New Generation Grace Ministry : Topic – Are you Getting Ready For Christ Return?
New Generation Grace Ministry
Tuesday June 29th, 2021
Title: Are you Getting Ready For Christ Return?
“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’ “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
“But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet.And the door was shut. “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’ “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’ “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
Jesus used the above illustrations to clarify how The believers in Christ should be getting ready for His second coming, and how we should be living our lives till when He shall return. Everyone of us is responsible on how we live our lives. (Matthew 25:14-30) , is teaching us how to be good stewards on whatever the Lord has entrusted to our care.
This particular part of the Bible is illustrating to us how the ten virgins went for a wedding banquet preparation, this ten bridesmaids waited for a while but the groom didn’t show up at the time expected, unfortunately for the five of the bridesmaids, they didn’t take enough oil that sustained them till the groom arrived. As the groom delayed five of them had their lamps out, in the midnight, there was a shout that the bridegroom was coming, the foolish virgins started calling on the wise virgins for some oil. They were instructed to go and buy oil, before they came back, the bridegroom had already came and the doors shut . They knocked for the door to be opened for them but it was late, they couldn’t join the feast that they had been waiting for .
You know, we have been hearing that Jesus is coming, one way or the order we are praying and asking for His grace to keep us ready till His return. This is a time to check our lamps to make sure we have enough oil to sustain us. We must start getting ready like now. Nobody knows the time or the hour. Spiritual preparation is individually, it is not something you have to do for someone or for someone to do it for you. It cannot be borrowed or sold. It is about personal relationship with Jesus. We must start getting ready now.A lot of Christians will be disappointed that day. You know, since we were born we have been hearing that Jesus is coming, Jesus is coming, but He hasn’t come, a lot of us have given up. A lot of us are tired of hearing about it, it is like an old ferry tale , it doesn’t move us anymore because we have heard it time without number.
I think that was the case with the five foolish virgins, they waited and fall Sleep, thinking since he has delayed he may not be coming again. When the time came, they found out that their lamps had no oil. (Luke 18:8) I tell you, He will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of man comes, will He find faith on earth? “. The coming of the son of man is going to take many, many people unawares. If Jesus tarries and death comes before His coming , how are you getting prepared for that one? This is a time to keep our spiritual light burning to avoid spending eternity in hell.
Prayers: God help me to keep my oil burning till the time you will return. Jesus help me not to miss heaven in Jesus mighty name. Help me Lord to be rapture ready in Jesus name.
Further reading: Mathew 24.