JESUS IS COMING!
EXAMINE OUR WAYS TO SEE IF ANYTHING WE ARE DOING IS GRIEVING THE HOLY SPIRIT
Ephesians 4:30: And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
IF HE IS THE BRIDEGROOM, WHO IS HIS BRIDE?
Matthew 25:1-13: 25 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.10 And 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.11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Matthew 5:15-16 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
• Our light will not shine if we have no oil in our lamps
• We are responsible for our own oil. Not anyone else.
• You got to desire the Oil of God
o The things of the Spirit
Exodus 27:20: And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.
• Is your anointing to live for Jesus fading
• Get back in the Word of God
• Fight your way back
• Get prayer
CHRISTIANS LIGHTS WILL NOT SHINE IF THEIR LIVES ARE FILLED WITH SIN:
1 Thess. 5.4-8: 4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
MATTHEW 25: 3-4:
They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps
FOOLISH VIRGINS WERE FALSE PROFESSORS NO OIL IN THEIR LAMPS
• THE LAMP OF PROFESSION WAS IN THEIR HANDS BUT IT WAS NOT IN THEIR HEARTS
• THEY PROFESSED BUT DIDN’T POSSESS
Eze 33:31-32: And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness. Vs 32 And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.
MATTHEW 25: VS 4-7
But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps
• Day by day, make sure there is oil in your lamp
o and the wick is trimmed
• MAKE SURE THAT WICK IS DRAWING OIL AND MAKING FIRE
• Make sure that wick doesn’t get the ways of the world on
o Carbon build-up on the wick makes smoke inside the lamp
o Makes the Light dull
o Sometimes that light will go out
Make sure YOUR OWN LAMP stays trimmed properly
• Get right with the Lord now; Don’t wait
• There will be no time to make it right when He comes
KEEP LAMPS TRIMMED AND BRIGHT BY STAYING AWAY FROM SIN
Titus 2:11-12 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB
Revelation 19:6-9:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. 7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
Give your heart to Jesus today by saying this prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for dying on the cross for my sin. Please forgive me. Come into my life. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Please, help me to live for you the rest of this life. Fill me with your Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus, I pray.