Parable of the Ten Virgins

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(Matthew 25)



The Parable of the Ten Virgins is one of three Kingdom of Heaven parables that Jesus told in Matthew Chapter 25. These three Parables form a complete set and are organized to teach His disciples (the Church) the character of the Church in the last days and they are:

These three parables are to the Christian what Daniel's seventy week prophecy is to the nation Israel and to the world. Specifically, the parable of the ten virgins describes the division of the Church in the last days. It is quite ironic that most prophecy Bible teachers focus on the events of the last week of Daniel and not on this parable which characterizes the condition of the Church in these last days.

A key verse to which this parable correlates is found in the following passage:

Luke 12:51-53
(51) Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather . . . DIVISION.
(52) For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three.
(53) Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law."

And division it is! The world at this time is divided over every issue known to man from politics to immigration, to gun control, to healthcare, etc. But how extensive will this division be within the church? Jesus answers that question in the following:

Matthew 24:37
(37) But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

Now that is extreme division... Eight persons divided and separated from the entire world!

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Just as this parable teaches extreme division, it also reveals the extent of deception. If eight souls on the ark represent the undeceived and the world represents the deceived, what is the issue which this deception refers. What are the odds that you are not deceived? This parable is unique and presents a clear picture of the condition of the church prior to our Lord's return. If this parable is not clear to the believer, then Jesus' teaching in Matthew chapter 24 is not clear. This parable draws upon His teaching from the previous chapter.

Finally, the believer may ask... ok, so I may be deceived as this parable teaches, so, what's the big deal? I know I am saved. This DVD will discuss the consequences of being deceived.

The Church in Prophecy DVD series - "Parable Of The Ten Virgins" will guide the Bible Student into understanding this important parable.

The New Testament teaches that doctrine is to be divided into three areas or categories. Therefore, the believer must know to which category this parable pertains.

Thus, the three parables in Matthew 25 are divided into three categories just as the temptation of Jesus by the devil in the wilderness is divided into three categories.

These doctrines are mutually related, but attempts to study this parable in light of the other two doctrinal types leads to confusion and misunderstanding.

The "Parable of the Ten Virgins" DVD will guide the Bible Student into the correct understanding of this Parable. Key events in Matthew 24 and II Thessalonians 2 are reviewed and explained in preparation for the study of this parable.

The Parable is as follows:

The Parable Of The Ten Virgins

Matthew 25 (NKJV)

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

2 "Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

3 "Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them,

4 "but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

5 "But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.

6 "And at midnight a cry was heard: "Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!"

7 "Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.

8 "And the foolish said to the wise, "Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out."

9 "But the wise answered, saying, "No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves."

10 "And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.

11 "Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, "Lord, Lord, open to us!"

12 "But he answered and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you."

Summary Questions


The content of the DVD, will discuss and answer the following:

  1. Who are the virgins?
  2. What are the lamps in this parable?
  3. What is the oil?
  4. Who is selling the the oil?
  5. What are the vessels?
  6. If the wise virgins are saved and the foolish virgins are lost, why does Jesus not use wheat and tares as He told in the parable of the sower in Matthew chapter 13?
  7. What does slumbering and sleeping mean? Isn't that normal?
  8. Who is the bridegroom? Has the bridegroom come already?
  9. When did the midnight cry occur? Has it already occurred?

Conclusion

This particular parable teaches many things, but most notably the nature of the division within the Church in the last days. The ratio of wise virgins to foolish virgins is not revealed in this parable and is not 50-50. The correct ratio is taught elsewhere and is portrayed in the term: "In the days of Noah". The wise virgins are on the ark, the foolish virgins are not. The probability that you, a saved Christian reading this article, are on the ark is not good.

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