The Sound of Midnight (Matthew 25:1-13)Bro. Jeff Waldrop, June 11, 2018
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Revival service
In the book of Matthew, the Lord tells us the story of ten bridesmaids who were waiting for the bridegroom to come in hopes of being part of the wedding banquet. Five of them were called wise, but five were foolish.
At midnight, there came a cry; the bridegroom had returned. Five of the bridesmaids were ready. They were the wise ones who still had oil for their lamps. Unfortunately, the other five were foolish and by the time they had purchased more oil it was too late, and they were left out of the banquet.
When Jesus returns to take His people to Heaven, we must be ready. Spiritual preparation cannot be bought or borrowed at the last minute. Our relationship with God must be our own.
Are you ready for the midnight call?
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1Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 9But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. (KJV)