The clamor at midnight...



MATTHEW 25

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
But the wise answered, sayingNot so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10 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.
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

The ten virgins - verses 1-4... a picture of the saved and unsaved (all 2011 believers) at Judgment Day, May 21, 2011 (M21).
The Lord had allowed us to incorrectly assume that the Rapture was to occur on May 21, 2011 and we were ready, the saved and some of the unsaved. Judgment Day marked the beginning of the night. This night (without Light) continues until the End. All were awake because we all had the knowledge of the Timeline. God had given us this knowledge. But this knowledge only reached up to Judgment Day. We did not have any spiritual knowledge that pertained to the time after Judgment Day.

The Bible describes two meanings of the word "awake". Both verses below explain being "awakened" as salvation - life from death. But 1 Corinthians 15:34 also explains another meaning, having the knowledge of God.


(Eph 5:14 [KJV])
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

 (1Cor 15:34 [KJV])
Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.


Verses 5 & 6 show a different period of time. A period of time after Judgment Day. We all slumbered and slept.
No one was alert to what was going on. Except for some basic learning from the Bible that we were in the waiting period as the Lord "tarried", He did not give us any concrete new knowledge as to when this waiting period ends... and why. But look what happens in verse 6. At midnight they (all 10 virgins) were awakened and were warned that the bridegroom will be coming and to go out to meet Him (Daniel 11:34 - we are given a little help). Midnight starts the last half of the final hours of the night. According to all the compound corresponding evidence the Rapture appears to be within the year 2025. That's 14 years after Judgment Day. The year 2018 is the halfway point - midnight. We now have enough wisdom and knowledge from our Lord to broadcast the warning or "cry" that He will be coming. This is not a warning to the World as was M21 but a "cry" out to His people. To be prepared.

Verse 7 clearly gives us the picture that there was an extended period of time that the 10 virgins were asleep because after they were awakened at midnight, they all trimmed their lamps. This shows they were burning for quite some time.

Verses 8-10 show us that there is a time period from the time verse 6 sends out the "cry" and when the Bridegroom actually arrives. Five of the virgins ask oil from the other prepared virgins but are refused. Why? Because the prepared virgins know there is a period of time between the time they go out to meet Him and the time they actually receive Him, "Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you...", they want to make sure they have enough oil for their trek.

And finally verse 13 once again declares the warning to be prepared and watch for we cannot know the day nor hour. There is no evidence here that supports the idea that the Elect can know the day or hour.


STUDY POINT:  The 10 virgins were awakened and received additional information at about midnight that the bridegroom was soon coming.
It so appears now that the Elect have been awakened and have received additional information at about midnight that the Lord is soon coming (2018 is the halfway point between 2011-2025).

RECEIVING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AT MIDNIGHT
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Hearing the "cry" at midnight

The 10 Virgins incorrectly assumed that the bridegroom would come at evening. They later heard an outcry at midnight that the bridegroom was coming and after some time they met Him.

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