MORNINGTIME 2114

by Benjamin Munsell on July 12, 2016
MORNINGTIME 2114
 
And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; AND THEY THAT WERE READY went in with Him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But He answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. Matthew 25:10-13. This is a warning to us, the church, especially as we draw closer to the end of things as we now know them. For the sake of argument, let's call the 5 unwise virgins "christians", at least in their own minds. The 5 wise and the 5 foolish have been working together for some time and all have at least some knowledge of "the Bridegroom cometh". What's sad here is that after all this time together and at the very End, the foolish fall flat on their faces and miss out on the Greatest Marriage Feast of all time. They ran 95% of the race, and quit just before crossing the finish line. Remember the story of the farmer sowing seed? One plant was looking really good, and was choked out just before harvest time. That choked out plant represents the 5 foolish virgins, the "Lord Lord" People, the goats in church, ANYONE who considers themselves to be a "christian", but never follows through all the way, never produce any good fruit, but get plucked up and thrown into the fire. Here's a question for today and today's church. Assuming you can get past the "judge not" misquoted scripture, do you know any of these people in your circle of friends that you might warn about their lack of apparent fruit? Are you willing to take a chance and possibly show them their fault and pull them back from the edge of the fire? And if you're wrong, they now know you care. But if you're right, YOU HAVE SAVED YOUR BROTHER. How would you react if someone questioned you about your fruit? DO WE LOVE EACH OTHER ENOUGH TO CARE, OR NOT? We only go through this life once, make it count, and, Be Blessed.
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