Responsibility of Being Prepared! 2
“But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.” Matthew 25:5
Faith is our belief or trust in something. According to Hebrews 11:1, Faith is the substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen. The virgins from the scriptural text could be said to represent those in the Kingdom or the church of God.
Many times, the bridegroom may stay late before he shows up for the celebration, but it doesn’t mean that the invitee should fall asleep or leaves before the arrival period. It’s a matter of faith. It’s also about believing in God and trusting him with your life because you know he will do what is best for you.
The virgins are like you, and I, that must stay awake with our lamps burning no matter how late the bridegroom and his company arrive. If we want to witness the coming of Jesus Christ truly, we must not sleep nor slumber while waiting for Him. Sleeping while waiting can be dangerous, because Matthew 13:25 says, “While people were sleeping, the enemy came, sowed weeds among the wheat, and left.”
Don’t allow the devil to deceive you with the seed of impatient that sound good, but full of evil harvest. Instead, be patient and wait patiently for the Lord’s arrival. Be prayerful and keep the lamp burning for the Lord. Hold on to your faith in Christ; teach, and live according to the word of God. Matthew 24:44 says, “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man comet.”
1. My Father, unsettle every spirit of weariness that Satan has settled in my life.
2. I plead the Blood of Jesus, arise in your power now, and cover me in Jesus’ name.
3. Every strongman assigned against my waiting room of greatness, what are you waiting for? Die in Jesus’ name!