Asleep In The Light
“Then shall the kingdom of heaven 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 gone 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 ourselves. 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.
But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.”
Many of the topics I write about are controversial. The truths I present often times go beyond conventional wisdom and even the established doctrine of many churches. It is not for love of controversy I write but rather, as a watchman on the wall who may see a bit farther than some, I speak about the things I see to warn those who have ears to hear.
It is written,
“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.”
The reason that I tackle hard sayings is that I see what is coming and I know that we are running out of time to mature the Body of Christ to face such things. People are generally unaware of what is really going on and what is about to happen because they look after the natural instead of hearing the spiritual.
It is time that we be “no more children” and start to eat the meat of God’s word so that we can grow strong and true. We need to understand the deep things of our Lord so that when the delusion of the world grows strong we can stand firm in Him against it.
It is written,
“And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.”
A third of the stars of heaven did not see it coming. While they were looking at the teeth of the beast its tail knocked them off their feet and they fell. What is about to take place is unexpected and coming from a direction that most do not see.
Many ministers are hesitant to speak what God is saying for fear they will loose their flocks. However, not delivering what God is saying is virtually guaranteeing that they, along with many in their flocks, will fall to strong delusion. In the wilderness I am beholden to no man and therefore I can speak exactly what God says to me without concern for what others think or say. God uses this liberty to speak truths through me that others may shy away from so that His children may eat of the tree of life.
It hit me so hard the other day that those who do not accept the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues are in grave danger of accepting the antichrist and following after the son of perdition. While, in days past, people could reject speaking in other tongues and still be saved that time of grace is about to close. The Holy Spirit is the oil that is spoken of in the parable of the ten virgins. If you will not allow God to come in, fill you, and speak through you with the sign of glossolalia (tongues) you will simply not be able to see in the coming darkness. You, like most of the pharisees, will miss the time of your visitation.
A spiritual night is coming where no man can work. It is much closer than people realize. This darkness is not a lack of physical light but a spiritual darkness brought on by a lack of the presence of God that blinds the eyes of those who refuse to see. It is the sort of darkness that fell upon the world when Christ gave up the ghost. The darkness at Christ’s death was not the absence of natural light but the absence of God Himself. It was a spiritual darkness so utterly complete that it actually extinguished physical light.
Imagine, 7 days before the first drop of rain fell, God Himself shut the door of the Ark. At that time it was all over but the deluge. Nothing changed for seven days but the die was cast and the fate of those within and without the Ark was sealed by a door no man could open.
However, God has opened a door to us that no man can shut. I speak because I care about God’s truth and about those who have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to this generation. I want everyone to prepare to face the coming night so that we might all be able to go into the bridegroom when we are called. It is not like the five foolish virgins did not want to go… they simply couldn’t.
In conclusion, it is time to go deep in God and stock up on the Holy Spirit. We must speak the truth in love that some might be saved from the coming darkness. It may seem dramatic to say this, but I guarantee you that anything I write does not begin to describe the true extent of what is about to happen.
Jesus said to the five foolish virgins “Verily I say unto you, I know you not” and would not open to them. It is also written,
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
It is a sobering thought that Jesus may think that some who claim to be ministers may be workers of iniquity. If you are upset by my words it is to you that I speak. Put away what you think you know and submit your mind and thus your heart to the Holy Spirit. Pride is literally going to hand you over the the second death if you do not humble yourself before it is too late. I am like the voice who woke the virgins from their slumber but by then it was too late for those who were unprepared. Lacking oil of the Holy Spirit in your life, at this late hour, is not just inconvenient but it can be fatal. I do not know exactly what hour it is but God is saying it is later than we think. A word to wise virgins is sufficient.