Chris K (8 Dec 2010)
"Re; Harvey Troyer (7 Dec 2010) Parable of the Ten Virgins"

 
Harvey and all Doves,
  Yes in fact, we can know that the parable of the ten virgins is about the return of our Lord for His bride by following its attached parable at the end of Matthew 24.....
Mat 24:44  Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Mat 24:45  Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
Mat 24:46  Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
Mat 24:47  Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
Mat 24:48  But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
Mat 24:49  And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
Mat 24:50  The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
Mat 24:51  And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Mat 25:1  Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins.....

  So, the only real question that arises from the parable is; to whom do we go to buy this oil and what is the currency by which we make our purchase? To find out you must go to this parable in 2 Kings 4....

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 the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons 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, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.
2Ki 4:3  Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbors, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.
2Ki 4:4  And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.
2Ki 4:5  So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.
2Ki 4:6  And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.
2Ki 4:7  Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.
   
 answer to question...      widows and orphans and our sacrifice toward them!
...as for trying to define some timing of the event from the parable(of the ten virgins), well, thats addressed at the beginning of the first attached parable!
                                                                       your brother, Chris K.