We believe that the wise virgins’ preparing of the oil refers to being unfailing in prayer, in reading the Scriptures, and in attending assembly, working diligently for the Lord, and vigilantly awaiting the Lord’s return. This is what it means to be a wise virgin, and when the Lord returns, we shall welcome the bridegroom and attend the feast of the Lamb.

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“And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to 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 you 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” (Mat 25:6–10).

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The Signs of the End Times Have Appeared: How to Be Wise Virgins in Receiving the Lord

The Signs of the End Times Have Appeared: How to Be Wise Virgins in Receiving the Lord

The Lord Jesus said, “And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:6–8). Catastrophes are now occurring in ever-greater numbers all over the world: The Wuhan coronavirus, locusts in Africa, the wildfires in Australia, and other disasters have emerged one after another. Continue reading “The Signs of the End Times Have Appeared: How to Be Wise Virgins in Receiving the Lord”

2. How Do the Wise Virgins Hear the Voice of God and Welcome the Lord?

The Lord Jesus said, “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him” (Matthew 25:6). It is prophesied in the Book of Revelation, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20).
Almighty God says, “[S]ince we are searching for the footprints of God, it behooves us to search for God’s will, for the words of God, for His utterances—because wherever there are new words spoken by God, the voice of God is there, and wherever there are the footsteps of God, God’s deeds are there. Wherever there is the expression of God, there God appears, and wherever God appears, there the truth, the way, and the life exist. In seeking God’s footprints, you have ignored the words ‘God is the truth, the way, and the life.’ And so, many people, even when they receive the truth, do not believe that they have found God’s footprints, and still less do they acknowledge the appearance of God. What a grave mistake!”

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Signs of the Coming of the Son of Man Have Been Seen: How Will the Lord Jesus Return?

The Lord Jesus once said, “And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man” (Luke 17:26). As we all know, the people in the time of Noah were corrupt and depraved, and they stopped at no evil, and were finally destroyed by God with a flood. Nowadays people become ever more corrupt, evil, violent, and greedy. Many people come to realize that the days of Noah have reappeared, and the day of the Lord’s coming has arrived. While waiting for the Lord to come, some people raise some confusions: Why have we not yet seen the Lord come with clouds? Before we figure out the answer, let’s first think about these three issues: How will the Lord return in the last days? What work will the Lord do when He comes again? How can we welcome the Lord? Let us read the article to find the correct way to welcome the Lord’s return.

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How Can We Dine at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb?

The Pharisees in the time of Jesus often used the method of interpreting the Scripture for the Jewish believers to twist its meaning, misguide, and mislead people. Outwardly they were humble and patient, but they hated the truth, hated God, and wildly resisted God. They claimed that the Lord Jesus cast out devils through the prince of devils, because they feared the Jewish believers would follow the Lord, and that in turn no one would support or provide for them, nor could they retain their status and positions; so they wildly spread rumors, slandered, and blasphemed the Lord Jesus to make believers deny that the Lord Jesus is the Messiah and reject the Lord’s salvation. The Jewish believers were deceived by the outward piety of the chief priests, scribes, and Pharisees. The Jewish people regarded them as leaders in their faith in God, blindly obeyed the evil ideas and fallacies spread by the Jewish leaders, refused to investigate the work of the Lord Jesus, and eventually followed the leaders of Judaism in resisting and condemning the Lord and nailing the Lord Jesus to the cross, and were cursed and punished by God. This entirely fulfills God’s prophecy, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6).
As for how to welcome the Lord’s return, the Bible says, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7). “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me” (John 10:27). “He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (Revelation 2:7). God’s words are very clear in stating that in the matter of receiving the Lord’s return, only by always praying to the Lord, hearing what the voice of the Holy Spirit says to the churches, and recognizing the voice of God can we receive the returned Lord Jesus and attend the feast of the Lamb.

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Reflection on Matthew 25: How to Become Wise Virgins

The Lord Jesus said, “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him” (Matthew 25:6). It is prophesied in the Book of Revelation, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20).
Almighty God says, “[S]ince we are searching for the footprints of God, it behooves us to search for God’s will, for the words of God, for His utterances—because wherever there are new words spoken by God, the voice of God is there, and wherever there are the footsteps of God, God’s deeds are there. Wherever there is the expression of God, there God appears, and wherever God appears, there the truth, the way, and the life exist. In seeking God’s footprints, you have ignored the words ‘God is the truth, the way, and the life.’ And so, many people, even when they receive the truth, do not believe that they have found God’s footprints, and still less do they acknowledge the appearance of God. What a grave mistake!”

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