Good Morning Disciples of Jesus Christ. Yesterday, we spoke about being the five wise virgins that are keeping our oil lamps ready with extra flasks of oil to stay awake while we are waiting on our Bridegroom, Our Lord Jesus Christ. In our prayer group meeting last night, we reflected on this passage in Matthew, Chapter 25:1-13, and we each were revealed different meanings about this Scripture from the Holy Spirit. We all know the basic meaning of being a wise virgin in keeping the oil flask ready to fill our lamps to stay awake for when Jesus comes to bring us home, but as always the Holy Spirit can reveal many understandings of this scripture that we have not thought about until His perfect timing reveals it. https://www.biblestudytools.com/matthew/passage/?q=matthew+25:1-13.
We also have to consider what the oil in the flask and oil lamps represent? Is this the anointing of oil from the Holy Spirit that we use as a light for Jesus in the darkness to spread the gospel when He returns? Are the ten virgins all Children of God in His Church that have not committed adultery with pagan idolatry, but only five (half) walked in the Spirit of Christ, thus not put to sleep with other sins when the bridegroom returned? Does Our Lord not know the foolish virgins because they were being weighed down with the spirit of the world and getting their oil from the merchants, while Jesus returned? Why does Jesus not know them any longer? They started out as virgins (Children of God), but became foolish, what did they do to become foolish? Did they lose their Relationship and Love of God that they had before as His Child? Are these foolish virgins the same as being Lukewarm like the Church of Laodicea was in the Book of Revelation 3:14-20? Why couldn’t we as Children of God share our oil with the foolish virgins when Jesus returned in the middle of the night unexpectedly, was it because there was not enough time left? https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+3%3A14-20&version=NIV.
So we see that it is good to reflect on Scripture and God’s Holy Word because He is really telling us many things about this one passage that we actually have a better understanding of now because of the sense of urgency He has placed on our hearts, and His perfect timing of what is getting ready to take place. This is why God chooses Prophets and Watchmen to not only declare the signs of the times for those that do not know Our Lord, but also to wake up the Children of God (Foolish Virgins) to Repent, and be ready for His Return. Here is another great video by Sensus Fidelium on Three Traditional Ways of Walking in the Spirt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXgnBPjHVrk.
Also, yesterday was the Feast day of Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, and here is a short, but beautiful healing prayer written by Saint Padre Pio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLIjml_Kfmw. Here is a good video from Father Mark Goring on how Saint Padre Pio was a great example of how not to allow the world and modernism pull us away from being united with Christ. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBIc6YFKf80.
Also, here is another infamous video by Father James Altman about speaking up for us hungry laity for the Truth and Clarity of what is expected of us as God’s Children, and what God expects of His Shepherds keeping His flock in a God centered and oriented society. We have to stay rightly ordered under God in a world that pulls us away into disorder, chaos and confusion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVt10eZMN1M. We are so grateful for these priests and we must continue to pray for their protection.
Lastly, with the election coming upon us very soon, we must be prepared for anything to happen and not allow our guard to be dropped, or fall asleep like the five foolish virgins. We must continue to stay awake, alert, and prepared Spiritually, Mentally, and Physically as Disciples of Jesus Christ. If there is an election, and no cataclysmic event occurs before the election, we have to be prepared for a possible civil war to break out after the election, if it doesn’t go the way that either party expects the way they are intending. We have to remember that God is in control, and if He is ready to usher in the Tribulation in the Fall, we have to be ready on all levels to not only be safe, but also Serve Jesus with as much Peace and Light of Christ we can share with others. Here is another good video by City Prepping for those that are still not completely ready in their homes with 3 months supply of food and water and things to think about if you live in an urban environment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olDmZRDJt1A.
Emmanuel – “God is with Us.” Jesus, We Trust in You. Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, save us and the whole world. Abba, Father, Thy Will Be Done.