by Duane Bemis

Foolish or Wise According to Jesus
Duane Bemis
Matthew 25:1-13

Parable of the 10 Virgin's

Once again I was in the King's presence; a place I love to go! And again He gave me His marching orders. The King of all kings told me to deliver to the body of Christ His message from this classic parable. I, Ambassador to His majesty received these new orders hence this classic message of His soon and imminent return.

Let us begin this scriptural journey with a prayer that calls forth the heart of our Lord that we all would be one as the triune God is one. Let us look up into the Father's face as we utter together, "Father God Almighty the one true God of Jacob, Isaac, and me. Open our hearts, our minds, and our souls to receive Your message from this parable. O LORD, we are desperate for a touch from You. Lace Your Holy Spirit into these common words and direct every pen stroke to bring truth to the surface. Let a spirit of unity fall upon Your church and let the world see that You indwell ordinary people from the inside and You help them to walk daily in victory. Yes, LORD, be glorified upon the pages of this sermon. Amen and amen!!!.

We are now ready to embark upon this parable uttered by Jesus to His disciples. Listen with me as we read;

Matthew 25:1

Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.

First is the word, kingdom, for there is one king who has dominion in this parable. Our Jesus is the King who has dominion over everything. In a Kingdom there is no room for another king. Only one King can reign and His name is the, Lion of Judah, Rose of Sharon, and Prince of Peace.

Next is the word virgin, which lets us know that our God is a holy God and he desires that we be holy as He is holy. Notice that this is how God sees every one of us. He sees us as pure, clean, and holy. He sees us as virgins. I do not know about you but I like that idea. We are the bridesmaids gett ...

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