The wise and foolish virgins, Pt5.
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13.
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I want to look at some more verses which shows us how ‘watchful’ the early church was.
1 Thess 1:9-10. “For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.”
Their waiting was very obvious!
Titus 2:13. “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.”
James 5:7. “Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.”
The word ‘patient’ reminds us that the early church was aware that the Saviour would be away a long time, Matthew 25:19.
I want to show you boys and girls that it is simple enough for you to understand and follow the prophecies regarding the return of Christ! You just have to take note of what is said in the Bible!
THIS PARABLE RELATES TO A SPECIFIC TIME
It is that time referred to by the disciples. “The disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” Matthew 24:3.
The topic under consideration. “The disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?