[65] The 10 Virgins of Matthew 25

 

This parable is a must for all saints - Please read it brothers. It is the oil you need!

The features of an old Hebrew wedding were...

1 A covenant is made between the father of the bride and the groom
2. A price is agreed and paid by the groom or the groomís father if the groom is under age
3. Wine is drunk by both parties to seal the union at the house of the bride's father
4. Gifts are given to the bride in advance of the arrival of the groom
5. The groom builds the new home, which includes the bridal chamber where the marriage will be consummated, upon his father's land
6. The groom leaves his fatherís house with his best man to fetch his bride and bring her home at an unannounced time shouting to warn of their approach
7. The bride gets her bridesmaids ready and the groom waits outside the bride's house
8. The bride and groom walk together back to the Bridal Chamber (symbolized by the Chuppah/Canopy at a Hebrew wedding) in the groom's house where they consummate the marriage whilst the best man and the chief bridesmaid wait outside that chamber (this is actually God's marriage ceremony!)
9. When the couple come out after the consummation. which occurs during the night then they are married and the 7 day feast begins for the guests, whilst the couple go back into the chamber. The feast begins during the night of the first day.
10. After 7 whole days of installation of her genetic priesthood the bride comes out of the chamber and the veil is taken off so that all can see who she is.

There is good information about Hebrew wedding custom at 
www.bibleprophesy.org/introwedding.htm

www.bibleprophesy.org/weddingstudy.htm

www.bibleprophesy.org/rapturewedding.htm
http://www.his-forever.com/jewish_weddings_rapture.htm
http://www.laydownlife.net/yedidah/AncientJewishWeddingCeremony.htm
 
http://www.aish.com/literacy/lifecycle/Guide_to_the_Jewish_Wedding.asp 

The Betrothal
The betrothal was binding and could only be undone by a divorce with proper grounds, such as the bride being found not to be a virgin, (see Joseph and Mary - Matt 1 v18-19 ) The young man prepared a Ketubah, or marriage contract (or covenant) which he presented to the intended bride and her father. Included in this was the " Bride Price ", which was appropriate in that society to compensate the young woman's parents for the cost of raising her, as well as being an expression of his love for her.

The Acceptance
To see if the proposal was accepted, the young man would pour a cup of wine for his beloved and wait to see if she drank it. This cup represents a blood covenant. If she drank the cup she would have accepted the proposal and they would be betrothed. The young man would then give gifts to his beloved, and then take his leave. The young woman would have to wait for him to return and collect her.

The wedding chamber and the Chuppah
Before leaving the young man would announce, " I am going to prepare a place for you ", and "I will return for you when it is ready". The usual practice was for the young man to return to his father's house and build a honeymoon room there. This is what is symbolized by the chuppah or canopy that is characteristic of Jewish weddings. He was not allowed to skimp on the work and had to get his father's approval before he could consider it ready for his bride. If asked the date of his wedding he would have to reply, "Only my father knows."

Meanwhile the bride would be making herself ready so that she would be pure and beautiful for her bridegroom. During this time she would wear a veil when she went, out to show she was spoken for (she has been bought with a price)

The Wedding
When the wedding chamber was ready the bridegroom could collect his bride. He could do this at any time so the bride would make special arrangements. It was the custom for a bride to keep a lamp, her veil and her other things beside her bed. Her bridesmaids were also waiting and had to have oil ready for their lamps.

When the groom and his friends got close to the bride's house they would give a shout and blow a shofar to let her know to be ready.

When the wedding party arrived at father's house the newly weds went into the wedding chamber for a seven day honeymoon and the groom's best friend stood outside waiting for the groom to tell him that the marriage had been consummated. The proof of this was the bed-sheet bearing the blood shed by the bride as a result of her first sexual intercourse. This is notable for two reasons. It speaks of purity before marriage, but it also shows a blood covenant (the most solemn and binding kind) such as God's covenant with his people. 
http://www.wildolive.co.uk/weddings.htm

Two interesting scriptures which relate to a Hebrew marriage are...

2 In My Father's house are many dwelling places. But if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you!
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I am coming again and will receive you to Myself, that where I am you may be also (John 14).

20 Come, My people, go in your inner-chambers and shut your doors behind you. Hide for a little moment, [Mehat Rega] until the fury passes.
21 For, behold, Jehovah comes out of His place to visit his iniquity on those dwelling on the earth. The earth shall also reveal her blood, and shall no more cover over her slain ones (Isaiah 26).

Although the symbolic understanding in the sites above is chronologically incorrect. They take the wedding feast to be 7 years long and to occur after the second presence rapture. 

The first new covenant (1NC) Symbolism is as follows...

Groom is Jesus
Groom's father is Jehovah
Bride is 144,000 1NC saints in two presences
Bride's father is Adam
Price is Jesus' death in ransom for Adam
Wine drunk is Lord's evening meal 1NC cup and ARC cup
Gifts are gifts of the spirit given to the 1NC saints through the hands of the apostles
Groom leaving fathers house is Jesus coming down here to inspect the house of the bride the church of the 1NC
Best man is the new Elijah, Elijah3 in the first presence and Elijah4 in the second, the one preparing the way
Bridesmaids are sons of the ICC
Jesus waiting outside the house is his rejection of the Bride's house - church
The bride coming out, is that part of her which leaves the church of the 1NC to enter the second true church where she walks with Jesus once more. 
The walk back to Jehovah's house is the bride learning God's laws and purposes in the second true church.
She then dies enters into the first death and then is resurrected into heaven as an angel.
Bridal chamber is the heavenly government courtroom over the Kingdom
The marriage is the investiture of the bride as kings with Jesus over the Kingdom on 2008Nisan22
The Kingdom of God starts judicially on 2008Nisan22, first fruits day.
Then the 7 day wedding feast runs from 2008Nisan22 to 2008Nisan28 inclusively. This being the installation of the priesthood of the 3HSC. 

The scriptures do witness that a marriage celebration should last 7 days in Genesis 29...

26 To this Laban said: It is not customary to do this way in our place, to give the younger woman before the firstborn.
27 Celebrate to the full the week of this woman [her 7 day marriage feast and bridal chamber honeymoon]. After that there shall be given to you also this other woman for the service that you can serve with me for 7 years more (Genesis 29).

1 Then the kingdom of the heavens will become like 10 virgins that took their lamps and went out into [the] meeting [upanthsiV] of the bridegroom.
2 5 of them were foolish, and 5 were discreet/intelligent/prudent.
3 For the foolish [ones] took their lamps but took no oil with them,
4 whereas the discreet [ones] took oil in their receptacles with their lamps.
5 But [upon - epi] of delaying [genitive] the bridegroom [genitive, due to implied preposition - epi used causally], they all nodded and went to sleep.
6 But cry arose [upon - epi] of middle of night [end of night and beginning of night have end and beginning as nouns. But middle is an adjective. It is not partitive so night does not count], 'Look!, the bridegroom! Be on your way out into [the] meeting [apanthsiV].'
7 Then all those virgins rose and put their lamps in order.
8 The foolish [ones] said to the discreet [ones], 'Give us [some] out of [ek] your oil, because our lamps are about to go out.'
9 The discreet answered saying: 'Perhaps there may not be quite enough for us and you. Be on your way, instead, to those who sell it and buy for yourselves.'
10 While they were going off to buy, the bridegroom arrived, and the ready [ones] went in with him to the marriage/marriage-feast; and the door was shut.
11 Afterwards the remaining virgins also came, saying, 'Lord, Lord [repeated designation but not a double designation? Cannot get another meaning from it?], open to us!'
12 In answer he said, 'I tell you the truth, I do not know you.'

SCNC: 3,0,2,3,1,3,2,2,0,3,3,0 = 22
Symbolic INC: virgins, lamps, (meeting of the bridegroom), oil, receptacles, cry, bridegroom, meeting, marriage-feast, door, Lord = 10.

13 Keep on the watch, therefore, because you know neither the day nor the hour [of the coming of your bridegroom] (Matthew 25).

14 For it is just as when a man travelling abroad... talent parable

SCNC: 3,0,2,3,1,3,2,2,0,3,3,0,2 = 24
Symbolic INC: virgins, lamps, (meeting of the bridegroom), oil, receptacles, cry, bridegroom, meeting, marriage-feast, door, Lord, day, hour = 12.

virgins (3), lamps, oil, receptacles, cry, bridegroom (3) (must be 3 since there are 3 virgins), meeting, marriage-feast, door, Lord, (day, hour)

This is a parable, it has one event symbolic and one word symbolic meaning. Here is the event symbolic meaning. The Successive Designation Principle tells us that there are two identities for 'Lord'. The account does not say that the discreet virgins went in to the marriage feast and the foolish did not. It says instead that the virgins 'that were ready' went in, and the 'rest of' the virgins were denied. Jesus denies them because they have denied him. He did know them when they were sanctified but Jesus himself has said:

32 Everyone, then, that confesses union with me before men, I will also confess union with him before my Father who is in the heavens. 
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But whoever disowns me before men, I will also disown him before my Father who is in the heavens (Matthew 10).

But he no longer knows them after they have failed to keep the faith, and not received the crown of life, and been condemned to Gehenna for their ingratitude at having all their sins in the past forgiven and at having their sins until time indefinite in the future forgiven, being temporarily saved and made into spirit sons of God by being born again.

Here is the Event Symbolic Meaning

One of the Virgins  The group of 1NC saints who joined the congregation under a particular president of FDS1 or FDS3
10 Virgins  The 10 groups of 1NC saints who joined the congregations of FDS1 or FDS3 under each of their 10 presidents
Lamps Biblical understandings 
Oil Personal research
Receptacles  Hearts
5 Discreet [ones] Those in the first 3 watches of FDS1 and the first two watches of FDS3
5 Foolish [ones] Those in the last 2 'watches' of FDS1 and the last 3 'watches' of FDS3
The Bridegroom  Jesus, the mediator of the 1NC
Nodded and went to sleep Dropped their head (Jesus) and stopped watching for him, they all gave up any personal bible research in the last few watches of both FDS1 and FDS3. In the case of FDS3, it was their blasphemous declaration that they were the 'wide awake John class', that helped anaesthetize the congregation.
Here is the bridegroom The virgins hear about the second coming of Christ in the presence.
Those who sell it The angels, they direct personal bible research (sell oil).
Buy for yourselves Do some mad panic bible research double time!
The Bridegroom arrived The end of the second coming, the manifestation of the presence.
The door to the marriage feast was shut  
Those who were ready, went in  
The rest of the virgins say Lord, Lord open to us  
I do not know you You are no longer a saint
Keep on the watch Never stop doing personal bible research (drilling for oil)
The day or the hour The day of the presence, the hour of the coming. 

This parable tells us that there are 5 presidents who do their own personal bible research and encourage others likewise and 5 who do not. We know that both FDS1 and FDS3 get more corrupt as they get older. Revelation 2,3 describe the progression of the 3rd, 4th and 5th watches of Pergamum, Thyatira and Sardis, as the Compromising, the corrupt and the dead churches, so either 2 or all 3 of these were foolish. So we are left with two choices, the discreet virgins are either in the first 2 watches of FDS1 and the first 3 of FDS3, or vice versa. To confirm this breakdown we have Jesus' words:

52 For from now on there will be five in one house divided, three against two and two against three.
53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against [her] mother, mother-in-law against [her] daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against [her] mother-in-law (Luke 12).

Now we know that the JWs have not had a decent new understanding in 50 years, so the presidencies of Knorr, Franz and Henschel were 'foolish' within the meaning of this parable. Also the 3rd president of FDS1, Timothy, would not have been willing or able to stifle personal research, given his close personal relationship with Paul, the cornerstone of FDS2, the greatest of the first century bible researchers, who studied not only at the feet of Gamaliel, but also at the feet of our Mighty God Jesus Christ. So the last two virgins of FDS1 and the last 3 of FDS3 were 'foolish'.

The Word symbolic meaning applies to a second group of virgins, the 1NC reserve saints, and the 2NC kings wanting to be sealed and the 2NC lords wanting to enter into the JAC

The meeting of the bride and groom takes place at the bride's house. It is not the marriage which takes place a the groom's house. 

The foolish virgins do not have enough oil for their lamps to make the journey to the meeting of the bridegroom in time to be married. Nonetheless they do meet the groom - but too late for them. The foolish virgins are not known by Jesus and are therefore not actually saints any longer having lost their angels at a Passover execution and so no longer have a spirit baptism. They have lost their anointing oil to be 1NC or 2NC King in the Kingdom. But they say Lord Lord. So they do arrive in time to be anointed as Lords actually. The foolish ones run out of spirit baptism before the arrive because they did not get ready by doing sufficient personal bible research in order to have the scriptural understanding necessary to illuminate their paths.

Bethelite 1NC virgins who arrive at Zoar before/after 2018Sivan10 are discreet/foolish
Congregation 1NC virgins who arrive at Zoar before/after 2018Tammuz10 are discreet/foolish
Ex JW 1NC virgins who arrive at Zoar before/after 2018Ab10 are discreet/foolish

2NC virgins who arrive at Zoar before/after 2018Tishri9 are discreet/foolish (40 days of saintly 3EC and 4EC entry of John5 from 2018Elul5/7-2018Tishri9 for 2NCs and 8 days from 2018Sivan10-12 and 2018Tammuz10-12 and 2018Ab10 and 2018Elul10-12 exclusively for 1NC reserves). 

1 Then the kingdom of the heavens will become like 10 virgins [10 groups of virgins are 1NC and 2NC saints who arrive in time (discreet) or too late (foolish) for their meeting with the groom] that took their lamps [bible understandings] and went out into [the] meeting of the bridegroom.
2 5 of them were foolish [1NC reserves and 2NC saints who turn up too late to the relevant cup drinking festival], and 5 were discreet [1NC reserves and 2NC saints who turn up in time for the relevant cup drinking festival. There were 5 in one house divided 3 against 2 and 2 against 3]
3 For the foolish [ones] took their lamps [bible understandings] but took no oil [personal research, or perhaps a holy spirit sanctification from heaven?] with them,
4 whereas the discreet [ones] took oil [personal research] in their receptacles [hearts] with their lamps [bible understandings].
5 But [on account - epi] of the delaying [genitive. Delaying for the 40 months of wilderness penalty from 2014Heshvan19 to 2017Adar19 extended by the 2x30 day Jacob's ladder trips to 2018Iyyar19] bridegroom [genitive, due to implied preposition - epi used causally] [Jesus, through his wife], they all nodded [lost their kingdom headship, dropped their head. Laodicea became a false church losing Jesus as their head on 2014Heshvan19] and went to sleep.
6 But [upon - epi] of middle of night [Night is used as an adjective so it carries no symbolism and so means a literal night. Midnight on the day of the sign that wakes the virgins up. The cry arose in the middle of the night on the Passover from Egypt, on 1513Nisan14 in Exodus12 too. Night appears only once and does not count being genitive in this parable. But it still means literal night just as the daughter of Abraham in Luke13 is the daughter of literal Abraham. Perhaps counting as zero means the noun keeps its literal meaning?? It is a symbolic account. But this relates to the 3 Watchtower Passover nights], cry arose: 'Look!, the bridegroom! [An identification, a sign, not a coming. Jesus identifies himself as being with a certain church through a sign, the 3rd fire sign. The sign wakes up the virgins who then come to the meeting and hold the new Passover] Be on your way out into [the] meeting [join the congregation of the LWs. The sign precedes the meeting and so is not the death of the firstborn in each house, which occurs during the meeting].'
7 Then all those virgins rose [regained their 1AC baptism] and put their lamps [bible understandings] in order.
8 The foolish [ones] said to the discreet [ones], 'Give us [some] out of [ek] your oil [personal research], because our lamps [bible understandings] are about to go out.'
9 The discreet answered saying: 'Perhaps there may not be quite enough for us and you [we are fleeing to the mountains, not returning to the house]. Be on your way, instead, to those who sell it and buy for yourselves [Do not ask for an LW bible study with us which would trap us in the JWs, leave the JWs along with us and learn directly from the LWs] .'
10 While they were going off to buy, the bridegroom arrived [Jesus arrives, through the descended 1NC Princes], and the ready [ones] [those who came in before the door closed, not said to be the discreet ones, those who are already baptised from heaven] went in with him to the marriages [the Greek word is gamouj plural] [They enter into the bridal chamber, the ark, for the 3rd/4th/5th/6th marriages on 2018Sivan17/2018Tammuz22/2018Ab20/2018Elul18 for the 7 days of the marriage feasts in the banqueting room of the ark on 2018Sivan17-23/2018Tammuz22-28/2018Ab20-26/Elul18-24 inclusively. Not sure when the 2NC marriages occur - might be 2018] and the door [to acceptance of 1NC reserve kings and 2NC Kings] was shut [on 2018Elul10/12 for 1NC reserves, this being the one/three entrance day/days for the late 3rd Watchtower Passover] 

The door to the ARC for all heavenly baptized 1NC and 2NC Kings must be closed by 2018Elul18, the 6th marriage - since all sealed saints are invited to the marriages being a part of the family of the groom. But heavenly baptized 2NC Lords are not necessarily sealed? In fact all the sons of the ARC must be sealed before the earth sea or trees of Revelation7 are harmed. So they are all sealed before the 2nd fire sign on 2018Elul4.

11 Afterwards/later the remaining virgins [not said to be the foolish ones so the split might be 3:7 or 4:6 rather than 5:5] also came, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!' [Accept us as a Lord!]
12 In answer he said, 'I tell you the truth, I do not know you.' [Not: I never knew you. But I do not know you. These virgins have lost their spirit baptism by turning up to late to be sealed. However you can still be a secondary Lord, an earthly baptized Underlord. hence Lord, Lord.]
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Keep on the watch, therefore, because you [said virgins] know neither the day [of Jesus coming into the LWs through the 1NC reserves to get married: on 8 days out of 2018Sivan10-12, 2018Tammuz10-12, 2018Ab10, 2018Elul10-12] nor the hour [midnight? Or the middle of the late Watchtower Passover nights of 2018Sivan14/Tammuz14/Ab14/Elul14] (Matthew 25).

29 And it came about that at midnight Jehovah struck every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh sitting on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the prison hole, and every firstborn of beast.
30 Then Pharaoh got up at night, he and all his servants and all [other] Egyptians; and there began arising a great cry among the Egyptians, because there was not a house where there was not one dead (Exodus 12).

So Kings have to be spiritual virgins and have to have not defiled themselves with women. This means that they must have not actually defiled their water baptised flesh my having his sperm join to the egg of a woman with whom they did not have a marriage agreement. A constructive defilement occurs if semen is put in a woman outside of a marriage agreement. But that constructive defilement evaporates if no conception occurs. There needs to be a conception outside of a marriage agreement and inside of a water baptism for flesh to be defiled.

Lords only have to be spiritual virgins they can have defiled themselves with women. Lords are not getting married to Jesus or to Methuselah and therefore can be defiled physically.

Kings have to become a part of the holy spirit and so must be baptised into the name of the holy spirit and so must be sealed. 

There are 120,000 Kings and Lords with heavenly baptism from the Watchtower (Nineveh of Jonah 4).

The 5 foolish virgins are also the 5 months of the 2NC Lord human mediated spirit baptism from 2018Tishri9-2018Adar5/6 (159 days of Genesis14 before the absolute end of Adam on 2019Ab14 - see U307 - Lord, Lord open to us!)