Many do not seek God through His word therefore do not consider nor understand His judgments and His ways.
Don’t be caught in the snare of the foolish virgins. They are distracted and blinded by their own ways and desires.
To be a Christ following disciple and close friend of God is to embrace Him in the way of the cross through the revelation and message of the cross.
Most do not consider nor understand the message of the cross, not just unto a salvation experience while we selfishly continue to live in ignorance of the passion of the Christ which is unlocked within the hearts of those that seek to know Him intimately through a laid down life.
To lay oneself down for the sake of Christ is great merit and virtue with God, for His ways cannot be found in the sinful ways of man and therefore He places the personal challenge before each of us to follow Him on the road less traveled, which is the seemingly lonely holy road of the cross.
A pathway and a walk with God by which we are stripped of self and the foolishness of our own lower ways so He might cause us to discover the greatness and glory of His heavenly, joyful way of life.
A life in which our hearts are emptied of the distractions and fallen passions of sinful flesh and greatly enriched and revived and empowered by the beauty of His holy love, for to love as He loves costs the sacrifice of our own ways and selfishness.
As the Father declared to me “the only thing that can satisfy true love, is the benefit of others and in the way of His love we find that no one can love us as He loves us.”
As we learn to love as He loves we discover His way of life for to love means that you walk free from unnecessary distractions which seeks to distract you from what truly matters in life. His love teaches and enables you to live simple yet fully and truly satisfied.
Those who are wise in their own eyes are blinded by their pride and miss out on the eternal rewards and purpose of divine humble love, for God gives wisdom to the simple, to them that have been awakened to their own foolish ways.
1 Corinthians 1:
The Message of the Cross
18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
19 For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”
20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know Him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.
22 Jews demand signs and Greeks search for wisdom,
23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,
24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, d and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
1 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.
3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take along any extra oil.
4 But the wise ones took oil in flasks along with their lamps.
5 When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
6 At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
7 Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps.
8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’
9 ‘No,’ said the wise ones, ‘or there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
10 But while they were on their way to buy it, the bridegroom arrived. Those who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet, and the door was shut.
11 Later the other virgins arrived and said, ‘Lord, lord, open the door for us!’
12 But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I do not know you.’
13 Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
You unite yourself with the fleshly earthy ways of the spirit of the harlot or you allow Him to crucify you to the influence of this world.
The spirit of this world is the whore of the Babylonian systems of Satan by which it seeks to keep man enslaved to themselves.
The Lord Yeshua Jesus God’s holy Son declared to me that our flesh is Jezebel’s bed, which seeks to seduce us through fleshly desires away from being purely devoted to Christ.
His bride allows themselves to be circumcised by the Spirit and Word of God in heart and mind in order to cut away the flesh and it’s fallen ways and desires so that they might be united to Christ.
1 Corinthians 6:15 Know you not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of a harlot? God forbid.
16 What? know you not that he who is joined to a harlot is one body? for two, says he, shall be one flesh.
17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man does is outside the body; but he that commits fornication sins against his own body.
19 What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have of God, and you are not your own?
20 For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Proverbs 2:16 To deliver you from the immoral woman, even from the seductress who flatters with her words;
17 Who forsakes the companion of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God.
18 For her house leads unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
19 None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
20 That you may walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the blameless shall remain in it.
22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.
God’s bride does not abuse His goodness and love and she is not a selfish, selfcenterd lustful harlot in bed with the world through the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of this life.
You cannot love God and the world – PERIOD !
1 John 2:
Do Not Love the World
15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh, the desires of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not from the Father but from the world.
17 The world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God remains forever.
You are either a lover of God that lives by His Spirit to impact the world, or you love the fallen ways of a carnal sinful world and are enslaved by your own desires.
Salvation is not enough to be part of the bride of Christ. It’s going to cost you to lay down your life. His bride belongs to Him and not to herself for she followed Him not just to the cross unto salvation, but also through the cross in obedience unto the death of self, which is the foolishness of her own ways.
He died for me so I might die to myself and live for Him.
Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that you cannot do the things that you would.
18 But if you be led of the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, impurity, licentiousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, strife, jealousy, wrath, selfishness, divisions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of which I tell you beforehand, as I have also told you in time past, that they who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, self-control: against such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
His call to follow Him at the cost of ourselves is what separates the nominal Christians from the worthy bride.
God means what He says and He says what He means.
Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.
37 He that loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me: and he that loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
38 And he that takes not his cross, and follows after Me, is not worthy of Me.
His bride does not flirt with the world. She has eyes for Him only.