Jesus gave a parable of the ten virgins in the book of Matthew 25 where five were foolish and five were wise: The foolish ones had lamps without oil in it. The lamp represents the life of the believer while the oil is the word of God and the children of God are the virgins. Those who did not have oil in their lamps are people who are not studying the word of God. The volume of God’s word that has taken flesh in you is how far you will go. As co-labourers in the vineyard of God, we need the word of God in order to make full proof of our calling ad stewardship before God. Our God is holy and they that come to Him must sanctify themselves and circumcise their hearts with the word of God.
The soul that sins shall die, the son shall not bear the iniquity of the father neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son; for the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him. The scripture says that we should guard our minds (Proverbs 4:23) with all diligence for out of it flows the issues of life.
The return of Jesus shall be like a thief in the night and so we need to remain steadfast because no one knows the day of the rapture. In the parable of the ten virgins, when the bridegroom came the foolish virgins began to ask for oil to put into their lamps but it was too late, that is how it shall be on the day of Christ return. The marriage supper of the Lamb shall be a day when the saints of the Most High shall be raptured. The bride of Jesus shall be the 144,000 people (first-fruits) of God raptured from the twelve tribes of Israel. While we wait for the Lord’s return, we are told to be sober and vigilant for the adversary the devil is roaring about like a lion seeking whom he may devour. We should focus on heavenly things and not earthly things and be ready every day and anytime for the rapture.
SEE: Philippians 4:8, Colossians 3:1-2.