Harvey Troyer (31 Dec 2010)
" Was the Parable of the Ten Virgins Written to be Fulfilled this Very Day (December 31, 2010)?"

December 31, 2010 

 

Dear John Tng and faithful doves,

 

Subj:  Was the Parable of the Ten Virgins Written to be Fulfilled this Very Day (December 31, 2010)?  If we have finally arrived at the day of the Rapture/Sudden Destruction then this parable is for this very day!

[Background: Matt 24:44-51(KJV) 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. 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? 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. 48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; 49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; 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, 51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 

Matthew 25:1 (KJV) 1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. (The KJV makes it clear that this Parable of the Ten Virgins follows and refers directly back to Matt 24:44-51.]

Now Consider the Parable of the Ten Virgins Matt 25:1-13(NIV),  “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.  Five of them were foolish and five were wise.  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 bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. 

At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom!  Come out to meet him!’  Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps.  

 

The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.  No, they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you.  Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’  But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived.  The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet.  And the door was shut.  Later the others also came, ‘Sir! Sir!’ they said, ‘Open the door for us!’  But he replied, ‘I tell you the truth, I don’t know you.  Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.” (Purple signifies the Rapture.)      

 

Matt 5:14-16 teaches us that the purpose of the lamp and the oil that it burns is to give light.  Without oil there can be no flame and therefore no light.  Vs 15) “You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  Vs 16) Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds (your good works KJV) and praise (glorify KJV) your Father in heaven.

(Oil is a Type of the Holy Spirit throughout our Holy Bible.  The foolish virgins in this parable ask the wise virgins for some of their oil because their oil has “run out” and their lamps are going out.  They have failed to repent from their disobedience to God’s commandments and have grieved the Holy Spirit with their sin.  

Failure to repent leads eventually to removal of your lamp (Rev 2:5).  Failure to repent from sin under the Holy Spirit’s conviction also defiles a Christian with sin and eventually leads to death as in the Christians at the Church of Sardis.  Jesus tells them that they are dead (Rev 3:1).  Jesus admonishes these Sardis Christians to wake up and repent, and obey His commandments, which had been received by them.

  They are warned to wake up or He will come on them like a thief and they will not know the time of His coming. (Rev 3:2-3).

  Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy (Rev 3:4 KJV).  He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches Rev 3:4-6 KJV).

 

It is no wonder that Jesus admonished us as follows:  Luke 21:34-36

34  And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your heart be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and the cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

35  For as a snare shall if come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.

36  Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.

       By now you may be thinking, how can God possibly make all these fantastic things happen?  That is a very good question.  Dear friend, do not forget the importance of the work of the vast multitudes of Holy Angels all at God’s command.  They will carefully guard God’s word so that every prophecy will come true exactly as it is written.  They will control every circumstance precisely according to God’s commands.  (Isaiah 13:3 states:  “I have given charge to My sanctified ones.  Also, I have called My mighty ones for Mine anger, those rejoicing at Mine excellency”. (Young’s Literal Translation).

        Consider Psalm 91.  A careful reading will clearly show you that it was written for this very time when Chemical, Nuclear and Biological Warfare is about to break out all around us with acts of terrorism and yet Psalm 91:11-12 states:   “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”  FRIEND, THIS IS REFERRING TO THE RAPTURE! 

 

(Please read the entire Chapter of Psalm 91!  It mentions the following:  Psalm 91:5-9,  “You will not fear the TERROR of night, nor the arrow (missle) that flies by day.  Nor the pestilence (smallpox, anthrax, ebola, swine flu, etc) that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague (nuclear radiation) that destroys at midday.

  A thousand may fall at you side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.  You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.

  If you make the Most High your dwelling—even the Lord, who is my refuge—then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.” 

  Psalm 91:14-16 states:  Because he loves me, says the Lord, I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. 

He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble (the Great and Dreadful Day of The LORD—World War III), I will deliver him and honor him (the Rapture and Marriage Supper of the Lamb).  With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.”) (eternal life in Heaven with our Blessed God and all of our loved ones, the saints and the Holy Angels!).

Harvey Troyer (YBIC)

Emmaus Road Ministries