Wise Virgins

Matthew 25:1-13 (NKJ)

"Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.

And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’

Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’

But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’

And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.

Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’

But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’

Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming."

 

Say to My people: Do not despise the words of the prophets as your fathers did before you. It is because of My great love for you that I send you admonitions and warnings, for you have left yourselves vulnerable--without oil for your lamps--and I stand ready to pour out My Spirit on all who will receive.

My word is a lamp to your feet. Without the oil of My Holy Spirit your lamp will go out. You will not recognize the day of My visitation. You will be focused instead on your lamp which no longer has the power of oil to make it function for you.

When you are filled with My Holy Spirit you are baptized in My love. The longing of your hearts will be to love and worship Me. Do not condemn yourselves if you do not long for Me in this way. Do not fix blame. Only come to Me. Ask Me to pour out My Spirit upon you. I cannot stand by any longer without speaking to the precarious situation that exists in your hearts, for I love you with an everlasting love.

Do not fear for I give only good gifts to My children. Jesus is My best gift to you. My Holy Spirit is a continuation of My gift of Jesus. As much as you want Jesus is the degree I will give you His Spirit. If you are satisfied with the degree you know Jesus, you are not ready to receive more of His Holy Spirit. But to the degree you hunger and thirst for a closer intimacy with My Son, to that degree I will fill you with the Holy Spirit. I will give you the desire of your heart.

 

 

I Thessalonians 5:19-21 (Amplified)

Do not quench (suppress or subdue) the [Holy] Spirit;

Do not spurn the gifts and utterances of the prophets [do not depreciate prophetic revelations nor despise inspired instruction or exhortation or warning].

But test and prove all things [until you can recognize] what is good; [to that] hold fast.

Acts 2:16-18 (Amplified)

...this is [the beginning of] what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

And it shall come to pass in the last days, God declares, that I will pour out of My Spirit upon all mankind, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels] and your young men shall see visions (divinely granted appearances), and your old men shall dream [divinely suggested] dreams.

Yes, and on My menservants also and on My maidservants in those days I will pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels and predicting future events pertaining especially to God’s kingdom].

Psalm 119:105 (NKJ)

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Revelation 3:17-19 (NKJ)

"Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked—I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent."

John 5:38-39 (Amplified)

And you have not His word (His thought) living in your hearts, because you do not believe and adhere to and trust in and rely on Him Whom He has sent. [That is why you do not keep His message living in you, because you do not believe in the Messenger Whom He has sent.] You search and investigate and pore over the Scriptures diligently, because you suppose and trust that you have eternal life through them. And these [very Scriptures] testify about Me!

Luke 11:13 (Amplified)

If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good gifts [gifts that are to their advantage] to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask and continue to ask Him!

John 16:7, 13-15 (Amplified)

However, I am telling you nothing but the truth when I say it is profitable (good, expedient, advantageous) for you that I go away. Because if I do not go away, the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you [into close fellowship with you]; but if I go away, I will send Him to you [to be in close fellowship with you].

But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority], but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future]. He will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you. Everything that the Father has is Mine. That is what I meant when I said that He [the Spirit] will take the things that are Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you.

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