From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: those of us that need reminding…
. in the post: Just Burnt Out?, from November 24,15, we saw from the scriptures, that God’s form of worship, the only true form of worship, is perpetual. continual. daily. everyday. morning and evening.
. we accept that form first of all, because He said it. we want to be obedient.
. second of all, we accept it for our own good! everything He tells us is for: #1 our obedience. #2 for our own good.
. our obedience is for our own good.
. in the time that we are entering into, we cannot afford to be found in disobedience. we cannot afford burnout. we cannot afford to miss what He is saying and doing. we cannot afford to be without sight and hearing. we cannot afford to end up weak and dry and ignorant of what He is saying and doing today. this hour. we cannot afford to be foolish.
. we cannot afford to get caught with no light. with the fire burnt out. with our lamp burnt out. no oil.
. the priest dressed , trimmed and filled, and lit the lamps EVERYDAY! morning and evening! once in a while isn’t enough. once a week isn’t going to get it done. whenever we feel like it will get us left out. “whenever the Spirit moves me” will find the door shut.
. continuing on from the last few posts, about the pure oil olive that causes the lamp to burn CONTINUALLY. PERPETUALLY.
. Matthew 25. Amplified. Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish (thoughtless, without forethought) and five were wise (sensible, intelligent, and prudent). For when the foolish took their lamps, they did not take any extra oil with them; But the wise took flasks of oil along with them (also) with their lamps. While the bridegroom lingered and was slow in coming, they all began nodding their heads, and they fell asleep. But at midnight there was a shout, Behold, the bridegroom! Go out to meet him! Then all those virgins got up and put their lamps in order. And the foolish said to the wise, Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out. But the wise replied, There will not be enough for us and for you; go instead to the dealers and buy for yourselves. But while they were going away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were prepared went in with Him to the marriage feast; and the door was shut.
. Later the other virgins also came and said, Lord, open the door to us! But He replied, I solemnly declare to you, I do not know you (I am not acquainted with you).
. Watch therefore (give strict attention and be cautious and active), for you know neither the day nor the hour when the Son of Man will come.
. an important reminder!