“Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
 Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them,
 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
 But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
It is amazing that the Lord Jesus said, both the Wise and the Foolish Virgins slept off by the time the Bridegroom came back to take His own into the Marriage Feast.
It is shocking that both the Wise and the Foolish Virgins were wearing their wedding garments. And it is astonishing that both of them carried Lamps in their hand.
More revealing is the fact that they all had oil in their Lamps at the beginning and their lights were shinning at the beginning. But they both slept off at the coming of the Bride groom.
It is no news that we all know that the Wise and the Foolish Virgins symbolise the Believers. The Bible Believing Christians.
The Born Again.
BECAUSE, THEY ARE BOTH VIRGINS AND THEY BOTH CARRIED THE LAMP OF THE WORD OF GOD. THEY BOTH HAD OIL WHICH MEANS THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE OIL.
But my serious point of concern is the fact that both the sets of Christians went into slumber WHEN THE BRIDEGROOM DELAYED HIS COMING.
-They slept because the Bridegroom delayed His Coming.
-They slumbered because The Bridegroom did not come at the time expected.
-Both the Wise who had extra power of the Holy Spirit, who could still call themselves into spiritual orderliness woke up from their slumber towards the coming of the Bridegroom and invoked their Extra Oil:
they could still pour some oil of repentance and rededication into their lamps. The Light of their Lamp could still burn bright again before the Bridegroom arrived, so they could go into the inner chamber of Marriage Feast of the Lamb.
The Foolish Virgins on the other hand also woke up from their slumber but there was no Oil in their lamps. So the lamp of the Word of God they carried had no Power. They carried the Lamp but had no Oil. They know the Word OF GOD, but denied the Power thereof. Satan too knows the Word of God. He quoted it to Jesus Christ on three occasions. The demons also know God. They know Him and they trembled.
The Foolish Virgins are the similitude of the Bible Believing Christians who know the Word OF GOD but lack the Power of the Holy Spirit, because their lamps carry no Oil. They call the name of the Lord, but are not doing the will of The Father in Heaven. They are Christians but they are not doing the will of God.
They live the way they please. Their lamp has a bit of light, but their vessels are empty, devoid of Oil. Shallow Christians. Church Workers without revelational knowledge and power of the Word of God.
Matthew 7:21 NKJV
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
When you are a Bible Believing child of God but are not doing the will of God, you are Sleeping. Wake Up.
When you are a Child of God, Born Again and Tongue talking, but have been compromising your faith and conforming to the World, you are a Sleeping Christian. Wake Up.
And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
All things around us are pointing to us that the end is near and His Coming is near.
Wake Up from all Spiritual Slumber the Sound of the Trumpet is near.
Me, on my part, I Refuse to Slumber.
Source: Evang. Mike Bamiloye