The 10 Virgins
Matthew 25: 1-
The Holy Spirit as Oil
Part 2
The Return of the Messiah
Introduction – Matt 25: 1-13
10 virgins take their lamps & went out to meet the groom
5 took their lamps (no extra oil) + 5 with their lamps & oil
The Groom took a long time and the virgins all fell asleep
The call, “Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet Him!”
The plea, “give us some of your oil!” The reply, “no…”
The Groom came, the 5 wise entered, and the door shut…
Groom’s father pays a “mohar”
The Agreement = Ketubah – the first of two
classes of wine
The Betrothal (erusin) = legal engagement –
the bride remains at her father’s home for up
to 1 year while the groom prepares a home.
The Nissuin (lifted up) = the Wedding
10 Virgins = close female friends of the
groom. Virgins = purity & 10 = complete
The Call = a shofar is sounded and the call
“the Bridegroom comes” is shouted
The 5 returned after buying more oil calling out, “…Open the door for
The Bridegroom responded, “…I don’t know you.”
Jesus concluded by saying, “…Keep watch, because you do not know the
day nor the hour.”
The 2
cup is shared during the marriage feast – remember what Jesus
said at the “Last Supper”? Matt 26: 29 “I will not drink of this vine until
we are in My Father’s Kingdom.”
Mohar = groom’s family pays for the bride. I Peter 1: 18 & 19 says we
are bought with a price…the blood of Jesus.
Betrothal period = the bride remains with her family and the groom
goes away to prepare a home for the bride. John 14: 2 & 3
The Call = the groom comes and takes his bride to her home with him.
I Thess. 4: 16 – 18.
Now, let’s look at the Oil’s part or role here:
Lamps were symbols of commitment…being willing to be called a friend of
the groom
The oil fuels the lamp to burn bright. Feeds the lamp to light up it’s
It is the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives that fuels the honesty and
commitment to Christ.
Jesus (John 14: 26) said, “…the Holy Spirit Whom the Father will send in My
name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said
to you.” (John 14: 23) “Anyone who loves Me, will obey My teachings…”
Presentation title 7
Matthew 25: 12 gives us a picture of what Jesus said in Matt 7: 21,
“Not everyone who says, ‘Lord, Lord’, will enter the Kingdom of
Heaven, but only those who do the will of My Father Who is in
Many carry a lamp – call themselves Christians, go to church that will
not enter heaven…
The oil represents an intimate relationship with Jesus…the Holy Spirit
within our heart fueling our obedience and love for Christ. Growing in
the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5)… growing more and more like Christ…
How will His call find you?
2 Peter 3: 14 …”since you are looking forward to this (His return),
make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with
V17 …”since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you
may not be carried away by error of the lawless and fall …
V18 …”But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ.”