RACE TO HEAVEN,STAY FOCUSED TO BE WISE

RACE TO HEAVEN,STAY FOCUSED TO BE WISE

Reading
Text Matthew 25: 1-13

CONTEXT

  • Disciples of JESUS in the previous chapter were asking for the coming of the Kingdom of GOD or the end time
  • In Matthew 24:4-31 JESUS said that it will come after considerable time and troubles and then HE told the parable of 10 virgins

THE RACE

1)Preparing to meet the bridegroom

èBeing virgin: set aside for the bride/ JESUS CHRIST

èBeing informed and prepared: The meeting was scheduled at night so the 10 virgins were prepared, they brought their lamp.

Be prepared for attending the wedding and to be equipped correctly

1)Preparing to meet the bridegroom (continued)

Having a lamp to enlighten the others and your path.

The lamp here could be assimilated to the Word of God and its effect on your life.

A lamp is generally composed by a wick and oil:

Be equipped:

Word of GOD and HOLY SPIRIT

1)Preparing to meet the bridegroom (continued)

  • Externally the 10 virgins are the same: They had a shining lamp. But for how long ?
  • Shine our light before, during and after the race

Mat 25: 3Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.”

The crucial difference between the 10 virgins is internally:

The possession of oil: Holy Spirit.

2) Waiting for the bridegroom but for how long ?

In our life time, the bible said in Psalm 90 : 10-12 “10 Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; _ 12 Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom”

So, at least we have an information that our life in earth may last for 70 or 80, so it is a long race

A WISE CHRISTIAN is set aside, informed, knowledgeable that the race will last

2) Waiting for the bridegroom but for how long ?

  • In our Christian race to win: We NEED A HELPER/COACH, A COMFORTER, A GUIDE  in The HOLY SPIRIT
  • The HOLY SPIRIT is completing the work of JESUS CHRIST in us. JESUS Himself said in John 16: 7 that, He will send the Holy Spirit to  be our Helper

A WISE CHRISTIAN walk with the HOLY SPIRIT along his way /race

Waiting for the bridegroom but for how long ?

  • The HOLY SPIRIT is completing our education as Christian (John 16: 13- 14)
  • Make a reserve of your oil.
  •  Don’t be distracted by what’s happening around you, focus on your objective: admission to heaven

A WISE CHRISTIAN listen to the voice of  the Holy Spirit to stay focused in his long term horizon: Heaven

 

GOD’ Servant FARA

GOMA, 13 th September 2020

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