The bridegroom cometh, are you ready?
Matt 25:1-13….the parable of the ten virgins
The Parable of the “Ten Virgins” is one of the most intriguing stories in the Bible and should be considered a mystery. I have read several commentaries on this subject, and have prayed countless hours for the understanding of this story. Many teachings on this subject doesn’t quite line up. Line must be upon line and precept upon precept, which means the scriptures, must agree and confirm.
Most Ministers try to explain the parable by using Typology, which is another word for “illustration” or “example.” A good example of this is how a dove symbols the Holy Spirit. The problem with this is a person will think that every place in the scripture where they see the word dove, they think Holy Spirit. So, when it comes to the Ten Virgins, the one thought that is very common: The foolish virgins are unbelievers and the oil is the Holy Spirit. This sounds good, but instead of looking to man for understand let’s lean to the teaching of the Holy Spirit.
There are several points about the ten virgins and I want to bring out the things they all had in common, and the things they did not.
These are the things they all had in common:
1. All are virgins
2. All have on wedding garments
3. All were sleep
4. All had Oil
5. All had lamps
6. All lamps had oil
7. All lamps were lit
8. All heard the cry made
9. All were waiting for the Bride Groom
10. All arose
11. All trimmed their lamps
These are their differences:
1. Some were wise and some were foolish
2. Some had extra oil and some did not
3. Some made it to the marriage and some did not
4. Some were known of the bride groom and some were not
The one thing I noticed when I first read this passage was the oil, and I think most people when they read this story focuse on the oil because this is the one thing the foolish did not have, extra oil. But Yahusha the Messiah (Jesus) tells us the real difference between the ten virgins is that five were Wise and five were Foolish. Therefore let this be our focus of the study. Let’s remember that the reason why the foolish didn’t have oil was the fact that they were foolish.
The Wise and the Foolish
There are plenty of scriptures that describes and separates the Wise from the Foolish. It is very important that we understand these scriptures completely and not take them lightly.
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. The fear of Yah is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Prov 1:5-7
The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools. Prov 3:35
Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Prov 8:33
Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of Yah is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. Prov 9:8-10
Prov 10:8, Prov 10:14, Prov 14:3 , Prov 14:16, Prov 15:2, Prov 17:10,Prov 18:15, Prov 21:20, Prov 28:7
A wise man’s heart discerneth both time and judgment. Eccl 8:5
Matt 7:24-27…Wise Builder
Matt 24:42-51…Wise watcher
based on the scriptures above, what have we learned about the Wise and the Foolish?
The Wise will listen and increase knowledge, He is humble enough to receive a rebuke and instruction, fears Yah, the Most High,The wise receives the commandments of Yah, The Wise are seekers of the knowledge of the truth,They keep the Law and The Wise discerns both time and judgment. The Wise keeps the sayings of Yahusha and do them and are waiting for the return of Yahusha
Does this describe you? Or are you one of the foolish? I have dealt with many Christians over the years, Ministers, Pastors and members of various churches and there are not many that fit this description. Many of them get on the defensive the minute you began to say anything that is contrary to their religious teachings, and they won’t even consider or even research what’s being presented to them to see if it’s the truth. Most are not humble enough to be rebuked or criticized. They don’t keep the commandments of Yah and they have no discernment of the seasons. They are not seekers of truth and are very content on living in the lie that was handed down by our religious forefathers. They are not watching because they do not fear the Most High and therefore they are not ready. They are the foolish. Is this you? A foolish person?
The fear of Yah is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
The almighty has a plan to separate the wheat from the tares, and he’s going to do this is through the knowledge of the truth. We know that in the last days the almighty prepares his church, the bride of Yahusha. How does he do it? He washes her, but not with the blood because she has already been washed by the blood. He washes her with the word of truth:
Husbands, love your wives, even as Messiah also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. Eph 5:25-27
In the last day the story of the ten virgins reveal that there are 2 very important things going on: first, all the bridegrooms are sleeping both the wise and the foolish. Second, it’s midnight and darkness is all around them. This is the critical situation of the bride, SHE IS SLEEP IN DARKNESS! This is why it is foolishness to be prideful and stubborn in these last days.
The cry was made for them to wake up and when they woke up they discovered a new problem. Their lamps had begun to go out and they were in total darkness. their lamps needed to be burning and bright so they can find their way in the dark, but the foolish did not have extra oil with them in their vessels. Many preach today that the 5 foolish virgins were sinners, others contend that they were religious Christians that had not received the gift of the Ruach haKodesh (Holy Spirit). Well first, if the five foolish virgins were sinners then why are they waiting for the bridegroom to come, and why would their lamps be burning. We must keep in mind that they are the brides of the Messiah and heard the cry made. By this alone, we know indeed they were born again believers. Also they had oil in their lamps and their lamps were burning, this is proof that they also had the Ruach haKodesh (Holy Spirit). How does one become a bride of Yahhsua? They are born of the water and Spirit, they have received the Spirit of adoption and were baptized into Yahusha the Messiah. Some contend that they were Christians living in sin. Well, again these were virgins with wedding garments on which is symbolizing holiness and purity. We must remember that the five foolish virgins were completely identical to the five wise virgins. What then is this extra oil that only the five wise carried? Yahusha is going to wash his bride in his word, and this is how he will rapture her away into the heavens.
Remember when Yahusha was speaking to the disciples about himself being the bread of life, he said that his flesh was meat and his blood was drink. Yahusha said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. John 6:53-54
This is the rapture and the resurrection that he spoke about here. Now if you keep reading a little further, Yahusha says something that most people miss when reading this passage. First he noticed that they were offended by his statement about eating his flesh and drinking his blood. Listen very carefully to this next statement:
When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them:
Doth this offend you? What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. John 6:61-63
Wow! Do you see it? To ascend up to heaven is to be Raptured or caught up. He answers and says, ”It is the spirit that quickeneth.” Note, he is not talking about the Holy Spirit , and if you look at the parable of the ten virgins they all had the Holy Spirit but only the wise were caught up to the Marriage. What is he referring to when he says, “spirit that quickeneth?” He gives the answer in the next sentence: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Is this the written word he’s talking about? Not at all. We as believers get a little confused thinking that the power is in the written scriptures and we failed to look at the early congregation. They weren’t like your modern day Bible thumpers who know the scriptures, but do not listen to the Spirit.
This passage proves that Elohim is constantly speaking to us, as Yahusha said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27
Yahusha Also said, “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” Rev 2:7 ….this statement is recorded 7 times in Revelation, 6 of these times he was talking directly to the churches and only one of these churches he promised would escape the tribulation.
The church at Philadelphia. What did they do different than the other churches? Two things: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name…Rev 3:8
Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Rev 3:10
The church at Philadelphia heard the proceeding word of Elohim? Are you listening to the Spirit or Are you listening to someone else?
Now, we want to know, what is the Spirit saying in these last days, right? Those that keep his word and do not deny his name will escape the tribulation by means of being “caught up“ or “raptured.” This is the difference between the wise and the foolish. When the cry is made the brides must trim their lamps and add the extra oil to their lamps to keep them burning for their trip. The five wise was then able to find their way in the darkness to meet the bridegroom. The lamps would light their feet and their path, which is identical to what Dawid (David) said about the word of Elohim: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalms 119:105 This agrees with with Rev 3:10 and the parable of the Ten Virgins
The Nature of the Oil
The light in the parable of the ten virgins is the word of Elohim, the spokenword of Elohim. What is the Oil of the parable? Lets first notice that the first oil was only enough to sustain them to midnight, they were all sleeping and their lamps had gone out! Then and only then did they all trim their lamps and add the new oil the the lamb, by doing this they were getting a new start, and a renewal. Because they trimmed the wick of the lamp and replaced the oil, they now have a new flame, wick and oil. The old wick had burned up, the old oil had burned up, and the old flame had gone out. This is the state of many believers today. They have substituted the true oil for church, religion and doctrines. They have been eating the same Sunday sermons for years, they are ever learning but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. For years many have been teaching that the extra oil is the Holy Spirit, but let’s now turn to the scriptures to see if it reveals the true nature of extra oil.
Song 1:3…Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as oil poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.
The Hebrew word for ointment is sheh’-men – Oil —Strong’s Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.
This scripture has 2 important words that should be noticed: Oil and Virgins. This alone reveals and unlocks the mystery of the extra oil in the parable of the ten virgins. In the book of the song of Solomon the woman is a type of church, she symbolizes the body of Messiah. Many bible scholars do recognize this, and in the song of Solomon the cry is made just like in the story of the ten virgins:
Song 2:10-13…My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. 11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; 12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; 13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
This is the cry being made to the bride of Yahusha, and notice it’s the season for singing and rejoicing. The bride needs the name of her bridegroom sealed in her forehead, and this is the extra oil. The wise realize this to be so and the foolish don’t. There are many arguments that come forth about the name of the Messiah, but we must understand that in the last days the Messiah cleanses his bride with “the washing of water by the word of Elohim.” It’s the truth that makes us free.
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth…John 17:17 (KJV) In the book of Thessalonians the writer describes how in the last days Elohim shall send a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie because they received not the love of the truth (2 Thess 2:10-12) This strong delusion is for all those who have not the love of the truth. The truth is the key and the Father’s and Son’s name is a part of that truth that shall spring forth in the last days.
Is there salvation in the name? Read the scriptures below and you be the judge.
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. ..Acts 4:12
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved………..
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. Prov 18:10
The above scriptures are taken from the King James Bible and the name presented in the passage is not accurate according to the original scriptures. They were only used for our readers sake and to determine the importance of the name of our father in heaven.
What is the truth concerning the name of the Messiah?
I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. John 5:43
Based on this scripture we should see the fathers name in the name of the messiah, therefore we need to know what the name of the father is according to the scriptures. We are going to simplify this for you, because there has been attempts in the past to suppress and remove the name of the father out of the scriptures. Most of the names we see in the King James Bible have been added or mistranslated, such as Jehovah, Lord, God, Jesus, and Christ. The original names Scriptures has all the names restored back as their original state. What we noticed is that the most high new that there would be attempts to suppress and remove his name, therefore he left us key to knowing his true name through the names of his people and through the praise of his people. You be the judge:
the Word Halleluyah in most Christian Churches is considered the highest praise that you can give the Most High. In the New Testament it is recorded 4 times in the book of Revelation as Alleluia
The Name of Yah appears over 50 times in the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), and is first used in Exodus 15:2 (see Ex. 15:2; 17:16; Psalm 68:4, 18; 77:11; 89:8; 94:7, 12; 102:18; 105:45; 106:1, Isa. 12:2; 26:4; 38:11, etc.).
His Name was replace in the KJV Bible with Lord. In the scriptures above the name Yah is where you would see Lord. You can confirm this yourself by going to your concordance and looking up the word lord in the scriptures above and you will see a strongs number 3050 Yah, contracted for <H3068> (YHWH), and meaning the same; Yah, the sacred name :- Yah, the Lord, most vehement.—Strong’s Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary
The first occurrence of the Name YAH occurs in Exodus 15:2, where Moses and Israel sing a song regarding their deliverance from Pharoah’s horsemen:
YAH = YH
The LORD(YAH) is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation. KJV
This can all be confirmed by researching the names of the people of Yah:
- Yirmeyâh (Jeremiah) which means “Yah will rise,”
- Yeshaʿyâh (Isaiah) which means “Yah has saved”
- Ôbadyâh (Obadiah) which means “serving Yah“
- Eliyyāh (Elijah) which means “Yah is my God”
- Nechemyah (Nehemiah) which means “Yah comforted”
- Tsephanyâh (Zephaniah) which means “Yah has secreted“
- Zekaryâh (Zechariah) which means “Yah has remembered”
- Yôʾshîyâh (Josiah) which means “founded of Yah“
- Yahôshua, (Joshua) meaning “Yah is salvation” or “Yah has Saved” is also the true name of the savior, not the name Jesus
- Adoniyah [Yah is my Lord]
- Abiyah [Yah is my father]
- Achiyah [Yah is my brother]
- Uriyah [Yah is my light]
- Malchiyah [Yah is my king]
- Hodiyah [Yah is my majesty]
- Toviyah [Yah is my goodness]
- Yiriyahu [Yah sees me]
- Eliyahu [Yah is my God] the name for Elijah the Tishbite
There a lot more names in the scriptures, this is only a few of them. This is the reason why Satan removed all the original names from the scriptures. He knew that we would see the fathers name in the name of his people.
What name do they praise in Heaven?
When the church finally makes it to heaven, and the believers on earth are caught up to the throne, the great multitude, the 24 elders and the 4 living creatures all began to praise this name. At the marriage supper of the Lamb there is a great amount of praising going on and what name do they praise?
Rev 19:1-7….1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Hallelu-Yah (Praise ye Yah); Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto YHWH our God: 2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. 3 And again they said Hallelu-Yah (Praise ye Yah) . And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. 4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Hallelu-Yah (Praise ye Yah). 5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. 6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Hallelu-Yah (Praise ye Yah): for YHWH El-Shaddai reigneth. 7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
Hallelu-Yah Praise ye Yah! YAH is his name, the name everyone praises in heaven. This can all be proven if you do your own research and it makes sense when we see Yahusha (Yah is salvation) say, “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.” John 5:43
conclusion: The true nature of extra oil.
Song 1:3…Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as oil poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.
This is a quote from a very interesting video below:
“The Wise love the Name of their beloved, and as the truth about his Name is brought to their attention they readily receive it. Where as the Foolish feel content with their previous light they had. When the new light on the Divine Name comes, they do as the foolish do and they treat the Name as unimportant and irrelevant. It is this disrespect for our creator’s Name that exposes the true condition of their heart. Revelation confirms the divine Name as a separating issue for the remnant in the last days”:
Rev 7:2-4…2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. 4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
Then we see the seal in their foreheads in Rev 14:1-4…1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: 3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. 4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
These two passages proves that the last thing given to the 144 thousand before they are brought before the throne of the Lamb is the Father’s Name!
Please don’t be foolish and ignore the true name of the Father. Remember the door was shut and the five foolish brides and could not enter in the door. At the marriage supper of the lamb they were praising Yah. His Name is YAH!