- They thought they could procure oil from the wise. But the appeal was in vain. Each must bear his own burden of responsibility in the sight of God. We may "buy without money and without price," but each must appropriate the living grace and power of Jesus for himself.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
THE FOLLY OF BEING UNPREPARED-And Miracle Provision
I will start with Meyers Devotion first."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." -- Mat_25:10.
THE FOOLISH virgins made five great mistakes.
(1)They made no provision for the continuance of their light. It is not enough merely to have the lamp; it must be lit and maintained, because there is something for the fire to feed on. How many there are who are on fire and in earnest during the first stage of their religious life, but they have made no provision for maintaining the flame which has been kindled by the grace of God. They have lamps, but have neglected to take oil. The oil stands for fellowship with the Lord Jesus, for the grace of the Holy Spirit, for the daily study of the Bible, for the kindling communion of worship with fellow-Christians.
(2)They slept. There was a difference between the sleep of the foolish and that of the wise. There are two kinds of sleep. The one arises from a sense of security and trust. Every preparation has been made; all has been done that could be done, and we resign ourselves deliberately to the care of God. So Peter slept in the prison, before the angel came to deliver him. But there is another kind of sleep. The sleep of the sentry, when the foe is stealing up the pass; of the pilot, when the ship is making for the serried teeth of the rocks; of the nurse, when the patient's life is quivering in the balance. These foolish ones had no right to sleep, when they were so utterly unready to meet the Bridegroom. We must not take things for granted, or say "Peace, peace, when there is no peace!"
(4)They thought they could get in; "Lord, Lord, open to us!" But the door was irrevocably closed! "How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?"
(5)They thought that the Bridegroom would recognize them. But He said: "I know you not." Let each ask himself: "Does Jesus know me? Will he recognize me at last?" The only way to be sure, is to kneel at the foot of His Cross until He seals us with the Holy Spirit, and says: "Fear not, for I have redeemed thee; I have called thee by thy name, thou art Mine."
O Lord, we pray that our lives may be lamps to which Thou shalt supply oil. Help us to be burning and shining lights for this dark world. AMEN.
Now The message the lord gave me.
2Ki 4:1 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear Jehovah: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two children to be bondmen.
2Ki 4:2 And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me; what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thy handmaid hath not anything in the house, save a pot of oil.
This is one bible story we see miracle provision there are many. We must have miracle provision, safety, manna, water, medical, you name it, we must have something that only God can do, in the mean time, we are prudent top do what we can do.
Look at what happens when hard times hot, it always results in famine, this was given to me today.
Lam 1:11 All her people sigh, they seek bread; They have given their pleasant things for food to refresh the soul: See, O Jehovah, and behold; for I am become abject.
they have given their pleasant things for meat to relieve the soul: or, "to cause the soul to return" (x); to fetch it back when fainting and swooning away through famine; and therefore would give anything for food; part with their rich clothes, jewels, and precious stones; with whatsoever they had that was valuable in their cabinets or coffers, that they might have meat to keep from fainting and dying; to refresh and recruit their spirits spent with hunger:
Notice, if you do not have anything put aside you will sell all you have for a meal, jewels, gold, silver all will be a waist.
Eze 7:19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be as an unclean thing; their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of Jehovah: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels; because it hath been the stumblingblock of their iniquity.
This is the main reason I always say forget precious metals you can not eat them, use your worthless petrol dollar while you can and get things that you will need. This is not a lack of faith, it is prudent as Proverbs says two times.
Do you understand the day we live in? What the season and times are? Jesus warned us we should know.
Mat 16:2 But he answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the heaven is red.
Mat 16:3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to-day: for the heaven is red and lowering. Ye know how to discern the face of the heaven; but ye cannot discern the signs of the times.
We were warned.
It takes open eyes and a open heart to hear from the lord concerning what he has for you in the coming days. Many are getting direct words, others are in hopelessness and fear, many say, just get it over with, that last statement is the most popular statement I read in the comment sections on sites, 'just get it over with', lethargy, it has been set up this way, the Devils job is to try and weary the saints out.
We see were are warned, in judgment, we see always the big three, war, famine, pestilence, and we see these, plus other things in the birth pains we are in. The fact we are in the birth pains alone should let the Christian know the day, hour, time and season we are in, also the fact of the real economic numbers, and not the net -work news false hype.
World currency's right now are dropping in value fast, Brazil's money has lost 40%, just recent S. Korea money lost 20% its value, I will not even speak of Greek, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Africa, parts of, Kenya's recent deceleration of all out bankruptcy, other African places the same, all over the E.U. The world currencies are losing value fast, so do you know what season we are in? If so, and you are a real Christian I will end with what I touched on, Miracle Provision.
Jesus Feed the 4,000 and the 5,000.
The N.T. Speaks much on suffering and Poverty, most of the seven Churches in Asia Minor were in a bad way read Revelations Ch 2 and 3.
N.T. Churches Paul wrote to, many were in dire poverty, Jesus said the poor you will always have with you, The old law, where many get the prosperity doctrine it said in the word God said, give to the ones in need, do what you can, you will always have the poor. O.T. And N.T. This is a fact, world wide. since man has been around there has always been the poor and the many were Covenant saints.
But in poverty we are rich in heaven, the lord said take no thought , anxiety , care about tomorrow, a good verse many use to say I will not put anything aside I will stand on that promise, I understand, I do, many are to poor to put anything away.
I would have nothing at all if it were not for sister Deb, nothing. Lord bless her for all she has done. The lord can bring manna how? No one knows, he can sustain, we are not called to wrath, we will see amazing miracle provision in the days we live in now, and just ahead.
The lord will not leave you or forsake you, look to the supernatural lord we severe- he is still in the business of being supernatural.