THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...THEME: REMEMBER THE FOOLISH VIRGINS



THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...
DATE: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10TH, 2016.
TEXT: 2 Corinthians 6:2
THEME: REMEMBER THE FOOLISH VIRGINS
MESSAGE: 

"Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps." (Matthew 25:1-13)

The life of many contemporary believers is characterized by negligence, careless and non-challant behaviours. Many are dominated by the pressures of the world as they do things the way of the world and yet expect the presence, glory and power of God to dwell upon them. We still recall vividly the fate that befell the foolish virgins. The door was shut against them when it mattered most. It was a direct consequence of their inability to put enough oil in their Christian lamps. By the time the bridegroom came out, they had become short of oil and their pleas to get oil from the other virgins fell on deaf ears. So, they were compelled to go and buy theirs only for the door to be shut against them on return.

Do you have enough oil in your lamp should the bridegroom come at this moment? This is food for thought. Any believer who does not attach importance to prayer, fasting, living right, reading the word of God, attending worker's meetings, vigils, meetings and crusades, cannot claim to have enough oil in his/her lamp. The above mentioned processes are the sources of spiritual oil which sustains a believer's light. So, if you do not partake in them, it is obvious you lack oil in your lamp. That is why you must begin to attach priority attention to spiritual matters. Do not allow yourself to be dominated by the distractions and desires of the world and the flesh so that the same fate that befall the foolish virgins will not befall you when the trumpet shall sound. That has to be done now that the bridegroom has not yet arrived. He can arrive when you least expect and the opportunity for amendment would have been lost. But to be able to achieve this feat, you need the grace of God. The grace will come upon you as you make up your mind to serve God in Spirit and truth and then call upon Him in prayer.

Worship/praise God and then take the following prayer points:
1. O Lord God my Father, give me oil in my lamp I pray, in Jesus' name.
2. Any power assigned to collect my bible from my hands, receive double frustration, in Jesus' name.
3. O God, pour fresh oil upon the head of our G. O and our mummy, in Jesus' name.
AUTHOR: PST LAZARUS MUOKA

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