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The True Identity Of The Ten Virgins From Matthew 25 Revealed And It Just May Shock You

The standard lazy Laodicean interpretation of the Ten Virgins is that it represents Christians who are prepared by their good works to meet Jesus.

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Everything about the parable of the Ten Virgins points to a future time where God will again be dealing with His people, the Jews. They are waiting for a King who will bring in a Kingdom.

The standard lazy Laodicean wrongly divided interpretation of the Ten Virgins is that it represents Christians who are prepared by their good works to meet Jesus at the Second Coming and those who have “no oil”, lacking in good works, and are thus unprepared.

“Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.” Matthew 25:1-4 (KJV)

This is the position of the a majority of Church pastors in our day. And it misses the mark by a mile and a half.  So let’s take a look and see if we can figure out who these Ten Virgins might be, and what event they are waiting for.

Understanding the kingdoms

“Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.” Matthew 25:1 (KJV)

Everything you need to know about who these virgins are is contained in the first six words of the very first verse. Here the Holy Spirit is directing your attention to people who are looking for a kingdom on Earth, and not a spiritual kingdom in Heaven. Where else have we seen people waiting for a kingdom? Oh, that’s right, here..

“When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?” Acts 1:6 (KJV)

The non-Christian apostles were looking for a kingdom on Earth as well, and they almost got it, too. Had the Jewish people not rejected the preaching of Stephen in Acts 7, Jesus would have returned then and brought in the Kingdom Age. But after they stoned Stephen, the “window in Heaven” closed back up, Jesus sat back down, and it was “hello, Church Age!” just two chapters later when Saul was knocked for a loop.

“And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul.” Acts 7:56-58 (KJV)

So we know that the Ten Virgins will have their “moment in the sun” during the time of Jacob’s trouble, after the Rapture of the Church. These Ten Virgins are not Christians and they are not in the Church Age.

One chaste Virgin is not ‘many virgins’

Secondly, the Ten Virgins are not Christians because Christians nowhere are represented as “virgins”. The Bride of Christ, the Church, is ONE chaste virgin who will be presented on “that day” to the Lord by the apostle Paul. Right now I can hear people screaming, “it’s not true! how can he say that?!?” But guess what? It’s true.

“For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:2 (KJV)

‘Nuff said…moving on.

Some of the lamps lose their oil

Thankfully, and amazingly, Christians in the Church Age are “sealed unto the day of redemption”, and can never, ever lose their salvation. They can lose rewards at the Judgment Seat of Christ, but their salvation and entrance into Heaven is never in doubt once they become born again. But these Ten Virgins in Matthew 25 are not as fortunate. They all started out with full lamps of oil, but a full 50% fell by the wayside and were denied entrance into the marriage when the Bridegroom arrived.

“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.” Matthew 25:11,12 (KJV)

How can this be? It’s because in the time of Jacob’s trouble, an element of works is connected with their salvation. All Ten Virgins have faith, but half of them “lost their oil”. In plain words, their works failed and then they failed. In Revelation we are told that the people in the time of Jacob’s trouble must keep the commandments for salvation. A Christian does not have to do this.

“Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” Revelation 14:12 (KJV)

Why do you think Jesus tells the people in the Tribulation to “endure to the end”? Because if they don’t endure to the end, they die unsaved. This is never the fate of a born again Christian in the Church Age.

The son of man and the son of God

Another really huge clue is contained in verse 13, where it talks about the “Son of man”.

“Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” Matthew 25:13 (KJV)

Nearly every place in the Bible where the term “Son of man” is used, it is either a reference to the nation of Israel or Jesus dealing with the Jews in the Kingdom Age. Never is the term “Son of man” used to refer to Jesus dealing with Christians in the Church Age. To put it another way, the Son of man goes with the kingdom of Heaven, and Son of God goes with the kingdom of God. And not to confuse you, but you will notice the term “Son of God” also used early on in the gospels because until Acts 7, the Jews stood in line to receive both kingdoms. After the stoning of Stephen, the kingdoms were split with the kingdom of Heaven going to the Jews way into the future after the Church Age, and the kingdom of God to the Church.

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 (KJV)

The Son of man is He who returns at the Second Coming for the Jews. The Son of God is He who calls His Bride out at the Rapture of the Church! It’s the same Jesus, but represents two different dispensations.

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13  (KJV)

Some final thoughts on the Ten Virgins

Everything about the parable of the Ten Virgins points to a future time where God will again be dealing with His people, the Jews. They are waiting for a King who will bring in a Kingdom. It will have its fulfillment in the time of Jacob’s trouble, where faith + works will be the doctrine of the day. The Two Witnesses and the 144,000 will be preaching from books like Hebrews and James, as well as the “constitution of the kingdom” found in Matthew 5-7 (KJV).

These virgins are going to a marriage, but the wedding ceremony has already taken place. They are not the Bride, they are guests and servants. How do we know that? The good Dr. Luke has the answer.

“Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.” Luke 12:35-37 (KJV)

You will take careful note that the people here in Luke 12 have their “lights burning”, as do the virgins in Matthew 25. Not only that, but Luke says when “their lord arrives”, it is after having been at the wedding. Did you catch that? By the time the Ten Virgins meet the Bridegroom, the wedding is all done and they did not attend nor were they even invited.

The parable of the Ten Virgins, rightly divided, is an excellent lesson in dispensations and Bible doctrine. It clearly shows the difference and division between the Kingdom Age and the Church Age. And it clearly shows a Pretribulation Rapture that removes Christians from off the Earth before the time of Jacob’s trouble begins.

Hope it’s a blessing to you.

 


 

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This Is What We At NTEB Believe To Be True About The Triune Nature Of God As Revealed In The Godhead And Manifest In The Body Of Jesus Christ

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It is not that our estimation of Jesus Christ is too much, it is that your estimation of Jesus Christ is far too little, too weak, pusillanimous you might say. Oneness, modalism, lions and tigers and bears, oh my!!

Recently, our exalted view of Jesus Christ has come under fire and our beliefs labelled with such terms as Oneness Pentecostalism and modalism by benchwarming Laodiceans who spend more time arguing amongst themselves than they do reading and believing their King James Bibles. So because of this, we have decided to update our Statement of Faith to help out our opposition by giving them more information with which to attack us, because why not? You’re welcome.

“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:” Colossians 2:8-10 (KJB)

When I read my King James Bible, want to know what I see? I see Jesus from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22, because in the volume of the Book it is written of Him. Where do I get that radical idea from? From David in Psalm 40:7 (KJB), and from Paul in Hebrews 10:7 (KJB). When I read my King James Bible, I see the Father, who is not Jesus, and I see the Holy Spirit, who is not Jesus, all coming together in the body of a person who is Jesus. What’s that you say? Is this “heresy, heresy?!?” No, it’s Bible doctrine. It only sounds like heresy to you because you spend more time on Facebook than on Bible study.

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Genesis 1:26,27 (KJB)

In the book of Genesis, God is shown to us in the plural, “let us make man in our image”, and I have always taken that to mean the working of the triune God – Father, Son and Spirit – in the act of creation. But when you get to the New Testament, Paul shows us that all the credit for creation is given to Jesus Christ in Colossians 1:16 (KJB). Why is that? Because that’s the way the Father wants it. The mystery is this, the Father is not Jesus and Jesus is not the Father – BUT – in the body of Jesus Christ you see the very image of the invisible Father God with your eyes.

“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:” Colossians 1:13-15 (KJB)

It is not that our estimation of Jesus Christ is too much, it is that your estimation of Jesus Christ is far too little, too weak, pusillanimous even you might say. Oneness, modalism, lions and tigers and bears, oh my!! Have you not read in Moses that the LORD is God and that He is the Rock of our faith? LORD is all caps is Jehovah, God the Father as revealed in the Old Testament. So how is it then, in the New Testament, we find out that Jesus, the only begotten Son, is the LORD our God? What happened to the Father? Now, if the water has suddenly gotten too deep for you, feel free to click away from this article and go watch some more kitten videos on You Tube.

“Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.” Deuteronomy 32:3,4 (KJB)

“And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.” 1 Corinthians 10:4 (KJB)

All of this is a mystery, I’ll grant you that, but absolutely knowable if you approach it with the eye of faith. The Godhead is the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and they can and do exist as separate entities who can and do communicate with each other as separate entities, all under the same roof, so to speak. But if your understanding stops there, you have not gone far enough by half, as the old commercial from the 1970’s said, “but wait, there’s more!!”, and there is, so don’t miss it.

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” 1 Timothy 3:16 (KJB)

There is a name, that is above all names, including the name of Jehovah, and Jehovah is pleased for it to be so, for in that His Son is glorified and He is glorified. “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:” Now, imagine for a moment, that God appeared to you in a dream tonight while you’re sleeping, and said He would fulfill any one thing you asked of Him. And let’s just say that you used that to ask God to show you the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit so that all three could be seen with your human eyes. So you are taken to a beautiful room, the most peaceful place you’ve ever encountered, and you sit down at the table and wait. The door opens, and in comes Jesus of Nazareth, and sits down across from you. You look into His beautiful face, and what looks back at you? The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Three in one, and one in three, and the one in the middle died for me. That’s Him. Jesus Christ is all of God you will ever see, but in Him is all of God that there is so that works out just fine. That is not Oneness Pentecostalism, that is not modalism, that is Bible doctrine.

“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14 (KJB)

In closing, let me just say that the Bible is all about Jesus Christ, from cover to cover, and it is impossible to give Him more credit than He deserves. Here at NTEB, we believe in the Bible doctrine of the Godhead, that is to say that God is composed of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We believe that all of the Godhead, according to the scriptures we have listed here and about 200 more besides that, clearly shows that in Jesus Christ, all of the fulness of the Godhead dwells bodily. So what’s it gonna be for you? More kitten videos on YouTube, or some 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJB)? Pick one.

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When Was The Last Time You Can Recall There Being So Many Powerful And Prominent Princes On The World Stage At The Same Time?

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For some strange reason, we have a plethora of very powerful princes all on the world stage at the same time, who all seem to be working towards the same goal. Could one of them be the ‘prince of the covenant’?

In the book of Daniel, talking about the soon-coming end times, we read about the Antichrist, the covenant and the prince of the covenant that form the mainframe of the time of Jacob’s trouble. Paul says that the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church will take place when the man of sin is revealed, so we have that. We have the Abraham Accords, which in my opinion is either the covenant from 9:27 or will lead directly to that covenant, so we have that. Then we have the ‘mystery man’ the Bible calls the prince of the covenant. In an amazing coincidence, we have an abundance of rich, powerful princes on the world stage right now. Go figure. No, really, let’s go figure this out.

“And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant. And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.” Daniel 11:22,23 (KJB)

I’m sure it’s just a coincidence, but the Abraham Accords is the most transformative agreement between nations as related to Israel, and it was created in large part by Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed from the United Arab Emirates, who many call the most powerful man in the Middle East. Then we have Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from Saudi Arabia, who is very vocal about ‘peace in the Middle East’ between Israel and the Palestinians. Bringing up the rear, we have Prince Charles who any day now is about to assume the throne of England as its king. Fun fact, Prince Charles is on record calling for trillions of dollars and full military power be given to an unnamed person who needs to have those things to save the world. Whew, that’s a lot of princes, a lot of power, and it all swirls around a lot of Bible prophecy.

“Here we need a vast military style campaign to marsh the strength of the global private sector, with trillions at his disposal far beyond global GDP, and with the greatest respect, beyond even the governments of the world’s leaders.” – Prince Charles, COP26

The Bible does not say who the prince of the covenant is, but we know this much. He starts out in a league with the Antichrist, and then at some point after he outlives his usefulness, is ‘broken’  by the Antichrist along with the covenant. All 3 of the princes in this article are in favor of the Great Reset, in favor of supporting Climate Change, and are in favor of creating peace between Israel and the Palestinians by dividing the land of Israel. My point is simply this, the Abraham Accords was the game changer in the Middle East, and that would not be possible without the help of Prince Mohamed bin Zayed. The same man is also the ‘point man’ for the Vatican in getting Islamic leaders to sign off on the Declaration of Human Fraternity, itself a covenant that’s simply pregnant with end times possibilities. Everywhere you look since 2020, a prince has been popping up and helping to advance the end times timeline. And one of these princes stands out noticeably from the other two.

My own personal guess for which of these men would make a good ‘prince of the covenant’ would be, hands down, Mohamed bin Zayed, no question about it. Due to his involvement in both the Abraham Accords and with Chrislam, he is already more than halfway there. Now, if we could only find a connection between Mohamed bin Zayed and Emmanuel Macron, we would really have something to talk about. Oh, silly me, we already do and here it is.

Here are some articles that will greatly expand on what I am saying, and we highly recommend you read them, and compare what you read to what is in your King James Bible.

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Jesus Of Nazareth For The Past Two Thousand Years Has Been Building A City Called New Jerusalem That Will Be The Forever Home Of The Born Again Believer

The Church is the body of Christ, the bride of Christ, and the New Jerusalem where God will once again and for all eternity “dwell with man”. God’s glory will be forever made manifest in the thing for which He shed His own blood – the Church of Jesus Christ. 

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Those John:14 mansions that Jesus the Carpenter of Nazareth has been building for the last 2,000 years is New Jerusalem, that holy city that comes down from God out of Heaven

Have you ever watched any of those pet shows on channels like The Dodo where they talk about people adopting pets and bringing them to their new ‘forever home’? Your King James Bible talks about that as well, only it’s you who gets adopted, and your forever Home is a place called the New Jerusalem. New Jerusalem is the mansions from John 14, that Jesus the carpenter of Nazareth, has been building for us for the past two thousand years. Born again believers in the Church Age are placed into the Body of Christ and we are the Bride of Christ.

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:1-3 (KJB)

“And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” Revelation 21:2 (KJB)

The forever Home of the Christian, Jew or Gentile, will be not Heaven but New Jerusalem, which comes down from God out of Heaven, it’s not in Heaven, and it will be the dwelling place for the Lamb’s wife, which is the redeemed Church. Please note the following about the Lamb’s wife:

  • She is engaged to the Lord Jesus Christ: “For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:2 (KJB). In the context of this passage, to whom is Paul speaking? He is speaking to the Church at Corinth that is made up of born again Christians.
  • She makes herself ready for marriage: “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.” Revelation 19:7 (KJB). Here we see the Body of Christ, the Church, having now gone through the Judgement Seat of Christ, all set and ready to be forever joined to her Beloved, the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • She is now taken to her forever Home: “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” Revelation 21:9 (KJB). So why is New Jerusalem referred to as a bride? Because that beautiful City is filled to overflowing with a blood-bought Bride, that’s why. The City is not the Bride, it houses the Bride.

Our apostle Paul tells us in Galatians 3:29 that if we are saved we are counted with faithful Abraham, who was not a Jew, and faithful Abraham did some things that all Christians ought to be doing. First, Hebrews 11:8 shows us that when God called him, Abraham followed not knowing exactly where God was leading him. That’s how all Christians should follow after God. Secondly, after Abraham got to following God, he lost his love for the things of this world, and started looking for an heavenly city, whose “builder and maker was God” in Hebrews 11:10. Where is that City? It is New Jerusalem, of course.

The Church is the body of Christ, the bride of Christ, and the New Jerusalem where God will once again and for all eternity “dwell with man”. God’s glory will be forever made manifest in the thing for which He shed His own blood – the Church of Jesus Christ. When a man falls in love, he becomes engaged, gets married, and then takes her to live with him in her new home. This three-step process is clearly seen in scripture in relation to Jesus and His Bride, which is the Church.

“Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:” Colossians 1:24 (KJB)

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