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The Parable of the 10 Virgins, part 4…

Parable of the 10 Virgins, part 4…..March 30, 2012

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We have taken a cursory look at the one essential parable (the four soils) to understand all the parables. You need to know that the parables build upon one another in precept upon precept style. You need to know that all the parables are warnings and promises made to all those who are the called ones unto His Kingdom and Glory. You need to know – and believe – and receive – the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens (The Word of God) so as to comprehend what it is to have a lifestyle of faith that pleases God. “Many are called…..”

The first word in Matt. 25 concerning the parable of the virgins is the word, “Then.” It is G5119 – “tote” – a demonstrative adverb of time, denoting “at that time,” is used of concurrent events -which makes this parable follow the two previous ones in chapter 24. There is also another parable immediately following the one concerning the 10 virgins. These four comprise one unit and build “precept upon precept”. Ah, ha—perhaps I’d better paste all them here at the same time. As you read through, notice and mark similarities and differences. Note the overall theme and the lesser themes. Take time to prepare the soil of your heart. Plow through, discarding all the rocks, then – let the good soil of a hungry heart soak up the seed of the Word of God so that it begins to sprout in its journey of growth to fruit bearing, netting you a profit at the judgment seat of Christ.

Mt 24:32 ¶ “Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near;

33 even so you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, [right] at the door.

34 “Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.

35 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away.

36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.

37 “For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.

38 “For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, they were marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,

39 and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so shall the coming of the Son of Man be.

40 “Then there shall be two men in the field; one will be taken, and one will be left.

41 “Two women [will be] grinding at the mill; one will be taken, and one will be left.

42 “Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.

43 “But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.

44 “For this reason you be ready too; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think [He will.]

45 “Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time?

46 “Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes.

47 “Truly I say to you, that he will put him in charge of all his possessions.

48 “But if that evil slave says in his heart, ‘My master is not coming for a long time,’

49 and shall begin to beat his fellow slaves and eat and drink with drunkards;

50 the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect [him] and at an hour which he does not know,

51 and shall cut him in pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites; weeping shall be there and the gnashing of teeth.

Mt 25:1 ¶ “Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom.

2 “And five of them were foolish, and five were prudent.

3 “For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them,

4 but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps.

5 “Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and [began] to sleep.

6 “But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet [him.’]

7 “Then all those virgins rose, and trimmed their lamps.

8 “And the foolish said to the prudent, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’

9 “But the prudent answered, saying, ‘No, there will not be enough for us and you [too;] go instead to the dealers and buy [some] for yourselves.’

10 “And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut.

11 “And later the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open up for us.’

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

13 “Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.

14 ¶ “For [it is] just like a man [about] to go on a journey, who called his own slaves, and entrusted his possessions to them.

15 “And to one he gave five talents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability; and he went on his journey.

16 “Immediately the one who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and gained five more talents.

17 “In the same manner the one who [had received] the two [talents] gained two more.

18 “But he who received the one [talent] went away and dug in the ground, and hid his master’s money.

19 “Now after a long time the master of those slaves *came and *settled accounts with them.

20 “And the one who had received the five talents came up and brought five more talents, saying, ‘Master, you entrusted five talents to me; see, I have gained five more talents.’

21 “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave; you were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things, enter into the joy of your master.’

22 “The one also who [had received] the two talents came up and said, ‘Master, you entrusted to me two talents; see, I have gained two more talents.’

23 “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave; you were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’

24 “And the one also who had received the one talent came up and said, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no [seed.]

25 ‘And I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the ground; see, you have what is yours.’

26 “But his master answered and said to him, ‘You wicked, lazy slave, you knew that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I scattered no [seed.]

27 ‘Then you ought to have put my money in the bank, and on my arrival I would have received my [money] back with interest.

28 ‘Therefore take away the talent from him, and give it to the one who has the ten talents.’

29 “For to everyone who has shall [more] be given, and he shall have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away.

30 “And cast out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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March 30, 2012 - Posted by | Ladies Bible Study Notes, Learning to read - accurately, Pages from my journal, Parable of 10 Virgins, Parables, The Kingdom and Gospel of our Lord | , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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