Matthew 25:3 “The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise however, took oil in jars along with their lamps.”
The Scene: very old Roman-style brass oil lamp* of the early Christian era. The oil is symbol of the Holy Spirit and preparedness for the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Be filled with His Word.
“Trim your lamps and fill them with oil,” directed by the Holy Spirit.
Proverbs 21:20 “In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.”
“My people must be ready for when I come, I’ll come swiftly. Now is the time to be ready. Fill your vessels (mind, body and spirit) with oil. Fill your minds with God’s Word and trim the wick, meditate on Me and My Word day and night,” says the Lord.
- The lighted lamp represents the bride of Christ, the Church, who is ready for her bridegroom’s return. Those with lamps that have gone out are the unfaithful, those who did not stay the course and were unprepared for the Lord’s return.
Luke 12:35-36 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.”
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