By Zola Levitt
The gorgeous tale of the marriage customs of Israel in Messiah’s time and the way He fulfilled those traditions in calling out His bride, the Church. A extraordinary and encouraging instance of scriptural good judgment and style.
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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 (vs. 10-12). The message is very clear: We must have the Holy Spirit—we must be true believers in the Lord Jesus—to go with Him when He comes. The oil was established as a very essential ingredient as far back as the building of the Tabernacle in the wilderness: And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always (Exodus 27:20).
They are lamps with no oil. They shall hold services as usual on the Sunday after the Rapture. The Bridal Chamber How is our seven years in heaven with the Lord (while the Tribulation Period takes place on earth) like a honeymoon? Actually, what the Lord has prepared for us is called by a rather fearsome name in the Scriptures: For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad (II Cor.
True, we grow impatient for His return, but then imagine how impatient that young bride must have been! People who plan to be married don't like waiting around, especially if they can't even see each other! Probably, in the old days, there were a few violations during the waiting period and people must have thought they had a violation in the case of Joseph and Mary. Those two were "espoused" (betrothed), not married, and Mary became with child. It was not that serious a matter to the onlookers, since undoubtedly this situation had occurred before, the Jewish wedding being what it was.