Donna Danna (23 May 2011)
"REPLY TO JOE CALLOWAY -- 5 FOOLISH VIRGINS"


In reply to your 5/21 post at http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/may2011/joecall521.htm you stated that  "the fact these people do not have oil is proof they never had the Holy Spirit."  Please don't forget Matthew 25:8 which says, "And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil, for our lamps are gone out."  If their lamps went out, they must have had oil (Holy Spirit) because a lamp going out is different than a lamp that never had oil to begin with, but perhaps they quenched the Holy Spirit by being in a state of sin that they didn't repent of.  For example, drunkenness, fornication, etc.   Don't forget the passage about the faithful and wise servant of the Lord's in Matthew 24:45-47 and the Lord's evil servant in Matthew 24:48-51.  The Lord's evil servant began to smite his fellowservants and to eat and drink with the drunken, and the Lord cuts his evil servant asunder and appoints his portion with the hypocrites. (Those Christians who don't practice what they preach.) Almost the same thing happens in Luke 12:45-47 when the Lord's servant beats the men servants and maidens and becomes drunken.  The Lord's servant which knew his Lord's will and prepared not himself (like the Wise Virgins) is cut asunder and appointed a portion with the unbelievers and his beaten with many stripes which could represent great tribulation.
 
Apparently the 5 Foolish virgins are not in fellowship with the Lord at the time of the Rapture, and they are walking in darkness because their lamps have gone out.  Please read the Bible passage below:
 
1 John 1:5-10, "This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.  If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us."