Unready At Christ's Return by Jesse Hendley

UNREADY AT CHRIST'S RETURN
Jesse M. Hendley
October 11, 1907---November 30, 1994
Matthew 25:1-13

I have been going up and down this land in revival
meetings and I have found that those who are the most
spiritual, those who are bending over this old Book
and studying it, see that the coming of the Lord is
drawing nigh.

Here in Matt. 25 and verse 1 through 13, the Lord
tells us what will take place in that great day when
He returns. There is no excuse for being in ignorance.
Let us bend over these statements of the Lord Jesus
about His second coming. Remember this is in the
Olivet discourse, it was given just before Jesus
Christ went back to Heaven, and in which He told of
His second coming and the things that would happen
when He would return to this world.

"Then shall the kingdom of Heaven (that is, when He
returns) be likened unto ten virgins, which took their
lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five
of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that
were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with
them: but the wise took oil in their vessels with
their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all
slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry
made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet
him. Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their
lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, give us of
your oil; for our lamps are going out. (Notice. I
change the translation, it is literally, and our lamps
"are going" out. Right at that very moment their
lights were flickering and they were crying, "Our
lamps are going out.") 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. 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. Afterward came also
the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. B ...


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