“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’ ‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’ But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.”
Seek Me for instruction and strategy on how to prepare for the days ahead. It is easy to get caught up in the affairs of daily life and forget about what really matters. Focus on Me, and I will help you establish your priorities. Spend time in reflection and prayer with eyes and ears opened to discern My voice.
Be the virgins with the oil in their lamps, fully ready for My return. The foolish virgins showed up to wait for the bridegroom unprepared. They did not give proper attention to an important detail—sufficient oil. They were unsuspecting and unfocused, and their lamps were going out. As you live in My presence, the oil of My Spirit should flow freely. You will not find yourself lacking oil if you seek Me first. There is no excuse for your lamp to run out of oil; there is no excuse to find yourself wanting. As the foolish virgins went to purchase oil, the bridegroom came. Do not be foolish due to lack of spiritual anticipation and miss the wedding feast.
Do not be so concerned about the things of the world that you fail to build a strong spiritual foundation. The days ahead will change life as you know it. Take preparation for the days ahead seriously. Be strong in faith. You need to ask and pray specifically for what you need in order to make ready. Great discernment is needed in the days ahead, and it is imperative that you hear My voice clearly. I will speak to you in dreams and a variety of circumstances, so be vigilant, sober and spiritually sensitive to My Spirit.
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