The wise and foolish virgins, Pt 4.
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13.
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We were considering: That there is no area of Bible knowledge today about which God’s people are more confused and deluded than that of the end times.
We think back to the blindness of the people when Christ first came to this world and we can see how it would suit the devil if he could repeat that deception.
“He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not,” John 1:10-11.
The words of the Saviour in this parable tells us that to a large measure, that deception will be repeated. There is a great alteration in the state of alertness of the church as depicted in verse 1 and that of the verse 5.
Sleep will overtake the Church Christ says. Sleep is a caring for the body. Such will be the occupation of men in the last days. Matt 24:37-39.
Even Christians are very much caught up with the pampering of the body today!! It is a £multi-billion industry!
It was not so with the early church. It was awake and waiting!
Rom 8:19. “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.”
Php 3:20. “For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.”