Penned by: Kevin K O’Connor Apr 4, 2016
Date Penned: Apr 04, 2016
My Feelings concerning “The Wise Virgins” in reference to Matt 25:1-13
The following message (or something like it) has been shared from me SOOO many times and shared with my family and friends, that they I’m sure are becoming quite numb to it. That is understandable, but, I feel that since the pulpits around this nation (very-very few of them) aren’t mentioning it at all, this makes up for it. So, here it goes once again.
Why is it that while Jesus has no message of repentance for ONLY 2 of the 7 churches He’s addressing in Revelations 2&3, that there is only ONE church He specifically states that He will “keep from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.”? Rev 3:10 Why is this??
Also, why you’re asking yourself this question, ask yourself, why is it that you rarely if ever hear a message from the pulpit in regards to these facts as well as only 50% of the virgins waiting for the Bridegroom in Matt 25:1-13 are deemed “wise” vs the ones that are not? Oh, but you Will hear from many of the pulpits MANY messages that ALL Christians will be taken in the rapture and yet when I examine His Word in both Matt 25 and in Revelations, I just don’t see that! Could it be to preach to those that are paying your wages that at least half of them will NOT make the rapture ( I believe though that within America that percentage will be MUCH less) is NOT a very popular message? That my friends I believe to be the real reason in this nation why you seldom hear this message from MANY of the pulpits.
Rev 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; Rev 3:8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. Rev 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. Rev 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
When God Himself tells us 50% of the virgins actually get in to the Wedding Feast (Matt 25:1-13), I believe that is in reference to 50% of all those that claim to be His within this World. And, my ‘feelings’ are to what makes us wise or not is whether or not we are excitedly and expectantly “waiting” for Him. NOT those who have believed all their lives that they are His and so because of that and that alone, they will be raptured.
And, if you compare that thought with how many times, a message like this is being preached from the pulpits in America, I believe you can cut those percentages down to about 10 to 20 % of confessing Christians within America BUT 20 to 80% of those outside of America where being a confessing Christian can mean surrendering your life.
A short 17 minute Youtube that also expresses my feelings in the thought that there is a difference between “being Saved vs Being Accounted Worthy to escape the great Tribulation that will be beginning at any moment now” is as follows; Saved Versus Accounted Worthy – There IS A Difference!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HWKjuHcIEs
At this point, I’d like to make a confession as to a question that has gone through my heart to our Lord and what I believe was His response to it. The question was “What about those who died like the thief next to Jesus who had a death bed confession but no life filled with works of righteousness or like my own step Dad who lived a very sick life but also came to Jesus at the end of His life – will They be deemed “worthy to be at the Lamb’s Wedding Feast”? And the following is what I believe to be His response to my question.
He reminded me of one of His, a brother named “Dean Braxton” who had technically died for almost 2 hours (1 hr & 45 minutes), and about what he was made aware of (along with many others that have died and experienced Heaven). NOTE: One of his MANY testimonies you may hear a short 12 minute one is as follows; “Dean Braxton shares his surreal journey – theDove.us”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAyX0ZmJotw What he and others have been privy to is how our sexual organs will no longer be a part of us there. Thus that part of us men that causes something in us to become exited to just look upon an attractive women will no longer be a problem there. Another revelation that Dean noticed is that there is no second rated citizens in Heaven, we’re all one in Christ. So, when you combine the fact that those who have died in Christ are now without temptation AND all are as pure as the mature Christian that walked his or her entire life with Jesus, the Lord assured me that ALL those that have died in Christ will be there at “The Marriage Supper of the Lamb”.
I thought cool, thank you Lord for that revelation. So then back to us who are alive and remain at the moment of “catching away” or the rapture of His Bride from this planet that ushers in the tribulation period of 7 years before His Second Coming back to this earth. This is where Matt 25:1-13 AND Rev 3:7-10 come into play. While those who have died in Christ have it made and are guaranteed to be there, we DON’T have that guarantee no matter how many preachers are trying to assure us we do have (at least not until we die in Him). This is where this message needs to be preached and fervently from every pulpit in this nation due to the hour of the rapture is NOW HERE!
5 of the 7 churches that our Lord addresses in Rev 2&3 He is warning them to repent. Just like in many of the marriages of this world, many of His kids have grown complacent and lax in their passion for Him. And because of this, He is warning them that if they don’t repent, than they will experience His discipline; Rev 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: Rev 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. Rev 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Believe me that many of those who are His and accepted the thought being preached from many pulpits that all Christians will be avoiding the rapture, will find out suddenly that is NOT the case. There’s going to be a LOT of disheartened Christians who will then Finally demand from their pastors that they hear from God’s Word – period and not slanted due to their pocket books.
So once again, I speak what I feel the Holy Spirit is telling me to even when many of you are growing weary of it. Don’t worry, when the rapture does finally happen, you won’t be hearing it any more for one of two reasons; 1 Either I’m finally gone or 2 If I have missed it, I’ll be one of the first ones calling to find out where I show up to have my head removed from this body for NOT following the New World Order.
Heavenly Father, may all those that name the name of Your Son Jesus as Lord of their lives, also live in a passionate love relationship with Him so that when it’s time for Him to gather those ‘expectantly’ waiting for Him, we will be ready to enter in. For, it’s in Jesus, Glorious, Eternal, Matchless Name we pray, Amen.
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