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The Parable of the 10 Virgins, part 6…

Parable of the 10 Virgins, Part 6…. Tuesday, April 3, 2012

It would help us to understand the wise virgins telling to the foolish ones to go buy their own oil – (“go instead to the dealers and buy [some] for yourselves.’”), if we were reminded of other similar passages that give us our responsibilities as faithful slaves of our Lord while He is preparing a place for us in His coming Kingdom.First, what do you think of when you see that word, “buy?”

Paying the price.”

Right!

You will be paying a price for living Godly in Christ Jesus. For some, the daily crucifixion of the self – life (“the flesh”) is too high priced. For others, it is the Good News that such sacrifice is pleasing to God and has age-long positive results.

Overcomers who “buy” (pay the price for) gold refined by fire, white garments for their clothes (preparation for the wedding feast), and eye-salve for anointing eyes for farsightedness, have a precious promise!

Rev 3:21 “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.”

Please keep in mind that individuals are individually responsible for their decisions. But, also, please keep in mind that everything needful for this journey into the coming age and Kingdom and Glory IS PROVIDED!! Praise Him! The chosen ones in the Exodus never needed new shoes, strength, or sustenance. But, they did have to gather the Manna – daily, and, on the 6th day, a double portion.

Luke 19 gives us our duties during this age in the parable of a “Nobleman” who went away to receive a kingdom for himself with a promise to return.

Read this and weep – OR – read this and rejoice. Your choice!

Lu 19:12 He said therefore, “A certain nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and [then] return.

13 “And he called ten of his slaves, and gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business [with this] (KJV says, “occupy”) until I come [back.]’

14 “But his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’ (This is where I weep because this is the crux of the matter.)

15 “And it came about that when he returned, after receiving the kingdom, he ordered that these slaves, to whom he had given the money, be called to him in order that he might know what business they had done.

16 “And the first appeared, saying, ‘Master, your mina has made ten minas more.’

17 “And he said to him, ‘Well done, good slave, because you have been faithful in a very little thing, be in authority over ten cities.’

18 “And the second came, saying, ‘Your mina, master, has made five minas.’

19 “And he said to him also, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’

20 “And another came, saying, ‘Master, behold your mina, which I kept put away in a handkerchief;

21 for I was afraid of you, because you are an exacting man; you take up what you did not lay down, and reap what you did not sow.’

22 “He *said to him, ‘By your own words I will judge you, you worthless slave.(note: this is a “slave” also – not “unsaved” because they are not called into account before setting up the Kingdom) Did you know that I am an exacting man, taking up what I did not lay down, and reaping what I did not sow?

23 ‘Then why did you not put the money in the bank, and having come, I would have collected it with interest?’

24 “And he said to the bystanders, ‘Take the mina away from him, and give it to the one who has the ten minas.’

25 “And they said to him, ‘Master, he has ten minas [already.]’

26 “I tell you, that to everyone who has (more profit) shall [more] be given, but from the one who does not have (a profit), even what he does have shall be taken away.

27 “But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence.” (And, there we have the key to the whole matter – worthless slaves of our Lord do not want Him to rule over them. This is not a new thing! God’s firstborn son, Israel, did not want Him to rule over them either, so He gave them Saul instead.)

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April 3, 2012 - Posted by | How I Read in Context, Learning to read - accurately, Pages from my journal, Parable of 10 Virgins, Parables, Precepts you must understand, The Kingdom and Gospel of our Lord | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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