25:1-12. PARABLE. THE 10 VIRGINS.
1,2. The 10.
3. The 5 foolish.
4. The 5 wise.
5-. The Bridegroom Tarrying.
-5. The 10 sleeping ones.
6-. The Cry.
-6. The Call.
7. The 10.
8. The 5 foolish.
9. The 5 wise.
10. The Bridegroom coming.
11,12. The 5 foolish ones.
Matthew 25:1 Then
(= At that point in a then future time. Shows that this parable formed the closing part of the Lord's teaching on the Mount of Olives; and was designed to illustrate and enforce His teaching as to watchfulness, in view of the then immediate coming, conditional on the repentance of that generation in response to the ministry of Peter and the 12, beginning at Pentecost, proclaimed and formulated in Acts 3:19-26.)
shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
(The two parties from opposite directions: i.e. the meeting and returning with. The virgins are symbolic of Christians waiting for the bridegroom, that is to say Jesus, to return.
The Kingdom is made up of the king [Jesus Christ] and His domain. The domain is made up of everything in the area of rulership of the king; the people, the land and all things on and in the land.
The bridegroom is Christ, and all ten of the virgin maidens are Christians and are going forth to meet the Bridegroom. Ten in Biblical numerics represents "law, and responsibility". The law is still on the books for us, and we have the responsibility to serve the true Christ. Though the parts of the law that pertain to the blood sacrifices are ended with Christ shed blood on the cross, the rest of the law is a vital part of every society, no matter how primitive.
The subject here then is to remain a true virgin, spiritually, waiting on the true Christ, and not to be take by the wrong Christ. All ten of these virgins are Christians, and claim to be in this generation, for the time of being taken is at the arrival of Satan being cast to the earth, as the Antichrist.)
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
(The wise studied God's Word, and knew the signs of the end times, and who the Kenites were. However the foolish were the virgins that listened to the fairy tales of the fly away doctrines, and just couldn't wait until the could go whoring after the Antichrist. The foolish ones just do not care to study to know the truth and seal it away in their minds.
This is the eleventh hour, which means these five foolish were Christians all the way to the very end of the age, before the coming of the Antichrist. It will be documented later. This is Jesus Christ's final teaching, from the mount of Olives, and is part of the teaching of chapter twenty four.)
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
(Olive oil is symbolic of truth. Without oil the lamp and the Holy Spirit are quenched. No truth; no light.)
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
(The wise had the reservoir, other then the lamps. They had all the oil necessary to for the entire waiting period, right through the Antichrist rule, and up to the sounding of the seventh trumpet. They had the truth, and knew the signs of the times. They could identify Satan, and his locust army of fallen angels, and they were aware of the supernatural powers that God gave them, to deceive all those that did not have the oil. The were not deceived by the miracles that Satan, and his angelic forces preformed in the sight of men.
The oil that we are to take that is stated here; in the Greek is # 1637 in Strong's Dictionary. It is "elaion", which comes from the prime # 1636, "elaia, el-ah'-yah", "el" is God, and "ah" is God, and "yah" is God, Three forms of the God head. This is the olive tree that the olive oil comes from. The wisdom of God, the oil, comes from the olive tree. and we get that oil from His word.
The oil of God is the truth in God's word, from beginning to end. It covers all three ages, and is controlled in every aspect in the perfect plan of God, by the offices of God.)
5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
(And continued asleep. Don't be as those who think the bridegroom isn't coming at all. You are watchmen. Don't fall asleep on your watch. Don't be caught with no truth in your vessel.)
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, 'Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.'
(The 7th trump sounds, and Jesus returns. Some will be ready to meet Him, and some will not be ready.)
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
(That means that you trim the wick, where the flame burns the brightest, without soot. That is where you put out the most light possible.)
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, 'Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.'
(Their lamps were quenched. They had no truth from God's Word to place in their lamps. Don't be among this group. Jesus is going to be very disappointed in them.)
9 But 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.'
(This happens at the 7th trump. What happened at the 6th trump? Antichrist appears at the 6th trump, and you have to worship him before you can buy and sell anything. Those without oil worship the antichrist. They aren't fit to be the bride of Christ.)
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage:
(Or wedding feast; as in 22:2,3,4)
and the door was shut.
(At midnight the door was shut, it was midnight, and you were either in or out, there was no changing of mind, for at that moment those that knew the truth, and had the oil absolutely could not be fooled, and all others that had not the truth, could not get it. There was a complete blackout for the truth, or oil, and the only oil on the market was for "strange fire" that led you to the Antichrist.
If you are banking on waiting to the end to make things right, you are in trouble. When the Antichrist comes to earth, with his locust army of fallen angels, God is going to turn those that have not the truth over to Satan, the Antichrist, and only those seal with the oil of truth in their minds are to be protected. Revelation 9:4; "And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only the those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads."
The seal is the oil, the truth of God, and the the lamps are where the oil is kept, and that is in your mind, which is in your forehead. The foolish virgins are lacking the knowledge of the truth of God to know the difference between the two Christ, Jesus Christ and the Antichrist, and before they have the time to obtain the truth, it will be to late. The door is shut by the Almighty God Himself, and it is He that will cause you to go whoring after the wrong husband.
It better be clear, for the time is getting close. The eleventh hour started in May 15, 1948, and Jesus told us in Matthew 24:33, 34; "So likewise ye when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the door."  "Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled." That generation that saw the planting of the fig tree, which is the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel in Palestine, is forty eight years are becoming senior citizens today.
There is a war in heaven going on right now, and at the appointed time, as Jesus told us in Revelation 12:7-9, "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not, neither was there place found any more in heaven. And The great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth , and his angels were cast out with him."
When Satan arrives in person, the door is shut, and the whole world except those sealed with the oil of God, the Word of God, and know the truth, are given over to Satan, and his hoards of locust army [fallen angels] and the Kenites. Then it is to late. There is just to much listening to "one verse preachers".)
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us.'
(There comes a time when it will be too late.)
12 But he answered and said, 'Verily I say unto you, I know you not.'
13 Watch therefore,
(This is the great lesson of the parable.)
for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
(Do you know the hour? If you are a watchman, you do. Many are called but only a few will be chosen. That time for the watchman to pay attention is here and now. Do you know what hour you are watching for?
That hour is the hour that consummates the end of this age, it is the hour of temptation, which is the time that the New World order has prepared the world to rejoice in their savior, the Antichrist. It is that five month period spoken of in Revelation 9:5, 10. Have you heard of the New World Order lately? Then wake up.
It is up to you to make the choices, for nobody is going to force you to wait on the true Christ, and load your lamps with the true oil [God's truth]. God gave you the free will to chose whom you will, and when the door shuts, there will be some rejoicing, but there will be far more that will be weeping and gnashing their teeth.)
14-30. SERVANTS. PARABLE. THE MASTER.
14,15. The Master. Departure. Commission.
16-18. Servants. Conduct. Described.
19. The Master. Return. Reckoning.
20-30. Servants. Conduct. Judged.
14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
(You give the duties to the people that you trust and are responsible.)
15 And unto one he gave five talents,
(Hence the word comes to be used now of any gift entrusted to one for use.)
to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
(This is why God will never give you more then you can handle, because you then are responsible for what is put into your hands. This goes for spiritual matters, as well as money, and wealth. He will bless you at your level of ability. This is also the reason that God withholds wealth for many of His elect, they simply could not handle it. This is kind, just and loving of our heavenly Father. God does not expect the same from everyone, but He expects the same percentages, and effort with what you have.
He doesn't expect the same of all men with respect to ability. However, with the help of the Holy Spirit one can increase His abilities with gifts that God has given to His servant. To increase your abilities, you must ask Him for help, for God will not interfere with the path of a persons free will, and this is because at judgment you will have only your own self to blame. If you believe on Jesus, and pray to the Father, then that help is given.)
16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same,
(The virgins wait: the servants work.)
and made them other five talents.
(The person that was given five talents, went out and shared the Word with others, in prayer, singing, or what ever talents that were given him, and God's word was multiplied in the hearts of others five times. Through the trade, this man gained five more; when he was given five students to study under him, he won five more souls for the Lord. You can use this analogy in many different areas, but the man use what God gave him, and those talents multiplied. This has to do with the "Word of God", that the souls saved are the fruit of the Word going forth. The increase was 100% of what was given to the servant.)
17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
(This servant took the little that he had of God's Word, and hid it from the world. You know the kind, they guard what the do, and become very secretive of who the give the Word of God to. They copyright what they do, for the sake of their personal gain in the spreading of God's holy Word. It doesn't matter what people do with God's word, for the Holy Spirit of God will convict whom He will, and placing restrictions on any part of His Word is "digged in the earth" and burying it.
This is what we want to do, sow the word of God in the field [the world] and let it grow. It is the Holy spirit that does the watering, and causing that seed to bud forth into a plant, to make that Word to blossom into a Christian life, and multiplying itself. God expects you to use what He has given you, or it will be taken from you. You share it, or He takes it, Get it? If your gift is money, then use it for His service to spread the word; if it is singing, then train your voice and sing the best you can to glory God, if it is driving a log truck, then witness where you are, in the manner that seeds can be planted. It doesn't matter what your gift is, you develop and use what you have to the glory of spreading God's Word, where ever you are.)
19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
20-30. SERVANTS. CONDUCT.
20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, 'Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.'
21 His lord said unto him, 'Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.'
(Jesus doesn't say anything about successful. This is one thing that you sure want to have in common with N
oah. Noah set the example for you. Remain faithful to the Lord as we prepare for the flood in this generation.) 22 He also that had received two talents came and said, 'Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.'
23 His lord said unto him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.'
(This servant also produced 100% of the talents that were given to him. Here again is the Master's response; "Well done, good and faithful servant, thou hast been faithful..." It is the same blessing for both of these servants.
At the return of the Master both of the servants received the same reward, because they both gave the best they had, and they used their talents one hundred percent. If you have the ability to do the work, then it is expected of you to do that work by our Heavenly Father. It should be the goal of those that know the truth of God's Word, that we reach far more then 100 %, for the time is getting short.)
24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, 'Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
(You have heard these people before, they feel like they are in slavery to do the work of the Lord. They count every thing that they have done for God, and they want you to know how hard it was. You ask them to do some small thing, and it becomes such a great task to them, then when they get around to it, they are starve for your praise of them for doing a small thing for Christ.
God expected His word to spread, when He fed the multitude, and He expects it to spread and multiply when you put that Word into someone's ear. He expects us to do the sowing of the Word, and He will to what is necessary to make it mature, but our Lord expects to reap a harvest. We are placed on this earth to do the sowing, so that there will be a harvest.
When Jesus fed both the five thousand, and the four thousand, in both times He blessed the food, and brake it and gave it to the disciples to feed the people. This is how it is done, Jesus gives the food, or Word of God to His disciples and they feed the people, so that there be a harvest of souls. If you claim to be a disciple of Christ, then you must take the food, or Word from Jesus and give it to the people.)
25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.'
(Does the Word of God frighten you, are you afraid of the time of deception that is going to come upon the earth, when Satan will live in physical form and do his wonders to deceive the earth? When you know the Word of God, then the truth will eliminate all fears, for you know what is going to happen, and that you are protected, as one of God's elect.
If this unfaithful servant relates to you, you had better be getting into the Bible seriously with your studies. Use the proper tools, such as Strong's Concordance, numbered to the Hebrew and Chaldee, and Greek dictionaries to get the right meanings to words and idioms. I also advise the "King James version, of the Companion Bible", By Kregel Publications, because it is foot-noted, with the appendixes to the original Massorah text. Many fear this bible, for it attacks the foundations to man's traditions, and today's false doctrines, such as the rapture doctrine.
When God gives you knowledge from His word, then don't ever hide it, as this unfaithful servant did, for when you share it, God will give you more. If you only have one little talent, and then just do one thing with it, you have doubled that talent, and God calls it "well done thou good and faithful servant." God then stamps it 100%.)
26 His lord answered and said unto him, 'Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
(In the Greek it reeds, "only your neglect do I find". The neglect is on the part of the unfaithful servant, for there was no effort given on the part of the unfaithful servant. If someone says to you that they never have to study, because the Holy Spirit gives it all to them, and then they rattle off some nonsense that goes against God's word, mark him well. He is a slothful servant of the Lord, and the Lord will tell you what He thinks of them in the next few verses.
Jesus tells us this servant is lazy, wicked and misleading souls in the wrong direction. The Holy Spirit rewards those that invests their talents to multiply so that the Lord will reap a harvest of souls. If spirits are talking where the Word is not being planted, then in most cases those spirits are not of God. Take the time and give the effort to dig for the truth, and then God will reveal it to you.)
27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
(Ref. to Deut. 23:19,20. Cp. Ps. 15:5. Hebrews were forbidden to take it from Hebrews, but allowed to take it from foreigners.)
28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
(Everyone has a talent in giving to God's Word, and the amount each has is different. But what you have, and how you select to use that talent, determines the abundance that will be given you. Those that do nothing, God treats as His enemy. Your talent may be in the support of a ministry, or even in your prayer closet, it may be helping others, or teaching a class. Whatever it is, when it is used 100%, then you "shall have abundance".
If a church is teaching false doctrines in ignorance, then don't expect God to bless you for your support to Satan. They may be ignorant in what they are doing, but you are not, when the Word of God is opened up in your mind.)
30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
(When Christ returns at the end of the five month period of the reign of Satan, the Antichrist, Abaddon in the Hebrew tongue and Apollyon in the Greek, these lazy servants will be praying for the mountains to fall on them. These Christians meant well and had good hearts, but does God respect you when you do the work of the unfaithful servant. If your preacher is teaching against what God is telling you to look out for, and if he is leading you in paths that will allow you to be deceived, then he is preparing you to be an unfaithful servant.
At the end of that path is outer darkness, and weeping and gnashing of teeth, and all those that foolishly follow after that way of the unprofitable servant will be there. Why are we so strong on this matter? The subject of this entire matter, is deception, be careful, my friend, take heed lest man deceive you.
Have you ever wondered how many rewards you will receive in the heavenly Kingdom, well take a look at yourself, and see what your doing to advance the kingdom of Christ. What efforts are you giving, with the talents that He has given to you? It is time to strive to increase your percentage in the here-after, for those that try in this flesh age, will be receiving the rewards of the lazy, and unfruitful servants in the next age.)
31 When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory:
(Luke 1:22. Cp. Ps. 47:8. Jer. 8:17; 14:21. Zeph. 3:8. This happens at only one time. You should recognize that time as the beginning of the millennium.)
32-46. THE GATHERING OF THE NATIONS (GENTILES).
32. The Gathering.
34. Right hand. Blessed.
-41. Left hand. Cursed.
46. The Separation.
32 And before Him shall be gathered all nations:
(There is no resurrection here. Therefore ref. to Rev. 20. The gathering is to be on earth [Isa. 34:1,2. Joel 3:1,2,11,12]. There are 3 classes, not 2. The test is not even "works", but the treatment of the "brethren" by the other 2. No believer, i.e. those who "received the word" [Acts 2:4. 1 Thess. 2:13]: for those were [and yet to be] "taken out of all nations", Acts 15:14: Israel not gathered here, because "not reckoned among the nations" [Num23:9]. The Church of the Mystery [Eph.3] not here, because the reward here is "from the foundations of the world" [v34.]; while the Church was chosen "before" that [Eph. 1:4]. The "throne" is that of David [Luke 1:4])
and He shall separate them
(Refers to individuals, because it is Masc. while "nations" are Neuter, and therefore are regarded collectively.)
one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
33 And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.
(The division will occur as sure as Jesus Christ is returning to earth. You want to be with the sheep when this division comes to pass.)
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, 'Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
(See 13:35. God's elect earned this inheritance in the 1st earth age. This is the 1st resurrection of Rev. 20:4-6.)
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave Me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took Me in:
(Think spiritually on these verses. Give those in need the Living water. Feed those that are spiritually starving to death the meat of God's Word, not just the milk. Help clothe them with the gospel armor of Ephesians Chapter 6. Give them something lasting. That is what Jesus wants you to do. That is what puts the sheep on one side and the goats on the other. Divide and separate yourself from the goats.)
36 Naked, and ye clothed Me: I was sick, and ye visited Me: I was in prison, and ye came unto Me.'
37 Then shall the righteous answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred, and fed Thee? or thirsty, and gave Thee drink?
38 When saw we Thee a stranger, and took Thee in? or naked, and clothed Thee?
39 Or when saw we Thee sick, or in prison, and came unto Thee?'
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, 'Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me.'
(Plant seeds of truth with your lost brothers and sisters. When they sprout, you can watch the blinders fall from their eyes. They instinctively want to serve the Living God. God's Word changes lives! God's Word gives us a purpose. When you help the least of God's brethren, you help Him. That, my friends, goes in the book. What about the goats?)
41 Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire,
(The hidden time.)
prepared for the devil and his angels:
(That is a crowd you don't want to be with.
The everlasting fire was prepared at the same time of Satan's overthrow, in the first earth age. This everlasting fire is prepared not for you but for Satan, the devil and his angels, however there are many that will chose to go with Satan to their final destruction. At that time of separation you will not have the excuse of ignorance, for you will have the entire thousand years of the Millennium age to learn and then be tested at the end.
Satan will be released for a short time, to test those that have been taught, and then judgment.)
42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave Me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me no drink:
(Have you prepared yourself so that you could give the meat of God's word to those seeking, if not Matthew is a good place to start. Prepare yourself then go and give to others, for as you minister to them, you minister to Jesus.)
43 I was a stranger, and ye took Me not in: naked, and ye clothed Me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited Me not.'
(Jesus is addressing those that followed the Antichrist here, and those Christians that were lazy, and did not prepare themselves. No they did not give God's word to anyone, for they were ignorant of it in the first place. As they prosper in the five months of whoredoms with Satan, God will protect every one of His elect, for that is the command that He gave to Satan and his angels.)
44 Then shall they also answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto Thee?'
(They didn't share the Living water or the meat of God's Word with our lost brothers and sisters.)
45 Then shall He answer them, saying, 'Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to Me.'
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment:
(In the same sense as in Heb. 5:9 [Isa. 45:17); 6:2; 9:12. 2 Thess. 1:9. [Cp. Ps. 52:5; 92:7]. The eternal result must be the same as in the next clause. Punishment is 2 different words in the Greek. One mean who receives [kolasis], the other is the one who gives it [timoreo]. To see what this one means must be compared from 25:41 and cp. 3:12, and Luke 3:17)
but the righteous into life eternal."
(There will be a division. The choice is not a difficult one to make. Choose eternal life.
This is the time of the final judgment, when all those that partook with Satan, and are on the left, and did not produce the works in the Millennium age, as recorded in Ezekiel chapters 44-48, will go along with Satan to hell fire and destruction. Those That have accepted Christ and trust in Him and do His word, the righteous souls will enter eternal life.
This ended the sermon that Jesus gave on the mount of Olives a few days prior to being taken and murdered on Calvary's cross. This is Jesus teaching from Him to you and I, that we could see and not be deceived at the coming of the Antichrist.
Jesus is fair and just because we have been forewarned of God's plan, and exactly what is going to come to pass. If you chose not to read and understand the signs and warnings, and to be as the five foolish virgins, that did not prepare themselves, then you chose what will befall you. You have free will, and the right to chose. God forces Himself on no one, and He is not a beggar, as many churches today picture Him. He has given His very son, and riches that your mind can not even comprehend, but it is your mind that will dictate what happens to your soul.
The starting point is to see that your have sinned against God, and repent to Him, in Jesus name, for that is the only way you can approach the throne of God. Jesus paid the price, and the keys were given to Him. After you repent, then get into His word, and prepare for the times ahead. Remember you get saved but once, however repentance is daily, every time you falter because of your flesh body, and mind.)