Are you one of those wise virgins, ready to meet the Lord in the air? As we all know, the rapture is going to be a sudden world-wide event, that will precede the second coming of Christ. And His second coming is to execute judgment upon all the ungodly and their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him, as written in JUDE 15. For the saints of God, the rapture is the only way of escape from the terrible judgment of God that shall come upon the entire world! But Jesus asked the question in LUKE 18:8B, if He would find faith on the earth when He cometh, because the Spirit speaketh expressly in 1 TIMOTHY 4:1, that in the latter times, some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. And because the hearts of many Christians shall be overcharged with surfeitings, drunkenness and the cares of this life, hindering them from being raptured, hence in LUKE 21:34, Jesus advises all believers in Him, to take heed to themselves, lest at any time their hearts be overcharged with surfeitings and drunkenness and cares of this life, and so, that day come upon them unawares.
The disciples of Jesus in MATTHEW 24:3 asked Jesus about the signs, of His second coming, and of the end of the world. And some of these signs, given by Jesus in VERSES 6-7, are that we shall hear of wars and rumours of war, and that there shall be earthquakes, pestilences, famines which shall mark the beginning of sorrows. And in VERSE 11, He says, many false prophets shall arise to deceive many. And actually, many false prophets have arisen, today, deceiving many. That is why Christians are warned in 1 JOHN 4:1, and I quote, “BELOVED, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits if they are of God, because many false prophets are gone into the world”
There have actually been earthquakes in some countries. There have also been pestilences and which shall continue to be, the latest ones being Ebola virus and Lassa fever. And who knows what will be the next deadly pestilence. But for those who are born again of the truth and of the Spirit of Christ, the truth shall be their shield and buckler, as written in PSALM 91:4. Therefore, they need not be afraid of these pestilences! If some of these events are already unfolding themselves, it means the rapture is already at hand!
Famines are some of these signs mentioned by Jesus. And truly, in most countries of the world today, there are already famines of physical food. But the worst of all famines are spiritual famines of hearing the word of Truth, according to the prophecy of Amos in AMOS 8:11-13, and I quote, “Behold the days come, said the Lord God,that I will send a famine in the land, NOT A FAMINE OF BREAD, NOR A THIRST FOR WATER, BUT OF HEARING THE WORDS OF THE LORD. And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it. In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.” And so, false prophets who shall arise in these last days, shall take undue advantage of these spiritual famines of the Truth, to bewitch the foolish virgins to obey the wrong doctrines of the devil. Paul admonished the Galatians in GALATIANS 3:1 and I quote, “O FOOLISH Galatians, who hath bewitched you that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?” In ISAIAH 26:2, it is written, “OPEN YE THE GATES, THAT THE RIGHTEOUS NATION WHICH KEEPETH THE TRUTH MAY ENTER IN.” It means, therefore, that only the righteous nation which keeps the truth, shall be raptured and received by Jesus, into the kingdom of heaven.
All the ten virgins, in this parable given by Jesus, can be likened to the people of a righteous nation, having in common, THE LAMP OF SALVATION. But God our Saviour will have all men, not only to be SAVED, that is, not only to have the lamp of salvation, but that they should COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH, as written in 1 TIMOTHY 2:4. That is why the Holy Spirit counsels the righteous nation, to buy the truth and not to sell it, as written in PROVERBS 23:23A and I quote, “BUY THE TRUTH AND SELL IT NOT; ALSO WISDOM AND INSTRUCTION AND UNDERSTANDING.” Wise virgins are the righteous nation, who in addition to their salvation, buy the truth, and then live in obedience to it. The wise virgins hear the sayings of Jesus and DO them, thereby building their foundation upon a rock, and no wind of doctrine can shake the foundation.
But the foolish virgins do not bother to search for the truth, that they may buy it. They only have a form of godliness but have not the power to obey the truth, as written in 2 TIMOTHY 3:5, “Having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” Foolish virgins, as written in 2 TIMOTHY 3:7, are ever learning and never coming to the knowledge of the truth, and so can never be made ready to meet the Lord in the air when the trumpet shall sound!
And what is this truth? It is the mystery of the kingdom of heaven, which Jesus spoke about in MATTHEW 13:10-11, and I quote, “AND THE DISCIPLES CAME AND SAID TO HIM, WHY SPEAKETH THOU UNTO THEM IN PARABLES? HE ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO THEM, BECAUSE IT IS GIVEN UNTO YOU TO KNOW THE MYSTERIES OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, BUT TO THEM IT IS NOT GIVEN.” These mysteries are the hidden truths in the bible, which, according to Jesus in MATTHEW 13:17, many prophets and righteous men have desired to see, yet have not seen them and have desired to hear, but have not heard them. These mysteries are revealed only to the privileged few righteous nation, that are weaned from the milk and drawn from the breast, as written in ISAIAH 28:9, and I quote, “Whom shall He teach knowledge? And whom shall He teach doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk and drawn from the breasts.” The babes in Christ are contented with just feeding on milk, that is the first principles of the oracles of God, as written in HEBREWS 5:12.
And so, if any believer in Christ must be ready for the rapture, he/she must be wise enough to buy the truth, and never to sell it but keep living in obedience to it, until Christ comes to rapture the saints of God.
Jesus Christ says in JOHN 8:32, and I quote, “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” The truth shall make you free from satan’s deceit and his doctrines!

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