Wednesday, January 22, 2014

THE MAJOR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE WISE AND FOOLISH VIRGINS


The key to a CRYSTAL CLEAR UNDERSTANDING of the difference between the WISE AND FOOLISH VIRGINS described by our Messiah Yahshua in Matthew, Chapter 25, verses 1 through 13 can be found in the Old Testament Book of Proverbs, Chapter 9 - as listed at the end of this article.

Fascinatingly, the first 12 verses of this Bible chapter list all of the qualities of the WISE VIRGINS who are filled with Wisdom, which is another Name for the Holy Spirit. But in the last 6 verses of the chapter, the FOOLISH VIRGINS are described with negative traits such as a lack of understanding, meaning that they're ignorant of the times, and not paying attention to the signs of Christ's soon return. This problem is not restricted to any one particular race such as the Jews, but applies to ALL people groups!

Also note that the food of the Wise Virgins listed in verse 5 of Proverbs 9 is bread and wine, which is highly suggestive of the bread and wine of Communion with Christ, whereas the food of the Foolish is listed in verse 17 as STOLEN bread and water without wine, meaning it does not represent the Body and Blood of Christ. In other words, the Foolish Virgins are not in a right relationship with Yahshua - even though they may be waiting for Him to return as a Bridegroom, which the Jews are definitely not! Remember, their false idea of the Messiah is that He will be ALL Warrior, and in NO WAY A LAMB!

Below is all of Proverbs, Chapter Nine, as it appears in the New King James Version of the Bible. I highly recommend meditating over and memorizing this chapter of the Bible because of its concentrated wisdom. May it bless you and help to prepare you for the Rapture.

Proverbs, Chapter 9
The Way of Wisdom

“Wisdom has built her house,
She has hewn out her seven pillars;
2 She has slaughtered her meat,
She has mixed her wine,
She has also furnished her table.
3 She has sent out her maidens,
She cries out from the highest places of the city,
4 “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”
As for him who lacks understanding, she says to him,
5 “Come, eat of my bread
And drink of the wine I have mixed.
6 Forsake foolishness and live,
And go in the way of understanding.”
7 He who corrects a scoffer gets shame for himself,
And he who rebukes a wicked man only harms himself.
8 Do not correct a scoffer, lest he hate you;
Rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.
9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser;
Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
11 For by me your days will be multiplied,
And years of life will be added to you.
12 If you are wise, you are wise for yourself,
And if you scoff, you will bear it alone.”

The Way of Folly

“A foolish woman is clamorous;
She is simple, and knows nothing.
14 For she sits at the door of her house,
On a seat by the highest places of the city,
15 To call to those who pass by,
Who go straight on their way:
16 “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here”;
And as for him who lacks understanding, she says to him,
17 “Stolen water is sweet,
And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”
18 But he does not know that the dead are there,
That her guests are in the depths of hell.”

For an even better understanding of who the Wise and Foolish Virgins are, and what they are like, I also highly recommend reading another of my blog articles that goes into detail in describing the meaning of the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins. I have described and linked to it after my closing. I hope the longer article below will be a blessing to you also.

Love and Blessings from
Your Sister in Yahshua,
Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry
Ministry Web Site:
http://pillar-of-enoch.com


RECOMMENDED RELATED ARTICLE:

POEM Blog: Deciphering the Parable of the Ten Virgins - Excerpt: This Parable is deceptively simple in its subject matter, but surprisingly hard for many to understand because the Wise and Foolish Virgins must be viewed both literally and allegorically to derive the full meaning of the text. Yet it is crucial to understand this Parable from both points of view in order to make correct deductions concerning the timing and nature of upcoming events in the Last Days

POEM Blog: Deciphering the Parable of the Ten Virgins: 
http://pillarofenoch.blogspot.com/2012/04/deciphering-parable-of-ten-virgins.html


(Art Credit: A Wise Virgin, detail of a 
painting by Friedrich Wilhelm Von Schadow)

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