How Can Christians Become Wise Virgins?

By Chen Mo

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Today, when I was practicing spiritual devotion, I saw the parable of the ten virgins in Chapter 25 of Matthew. When the five wise virgins heard someone cry “the bridegroom comes,” they went out to welcome Him without hesitation. Thus they supped with the Lord and enjoyed the feast there. What a glorious thing. However, the other five foolish virgins hadn’t welcomed the Lord and were shut outside the gate of the heavenly kingdom. What a pity! So I’m thinking: If I can hear someone cry “The bridegroom comes; go out and meet Him” while I’m alive, I must be a wise virgin and go out to welcome the Lord without hesitation. But then I thought: The Lord’s return must be not as simple as I thought, otherwise how come the foolish virgins were locked outside by the Lord? Therefore, I want to know how to become a wise virgin.

Poster: mo cheng

Response:

Sister Yu:

Mo cheng, I know this. In the Bible study meeting several days before, my Pastor Liu said, “Now is the last days, and the Lord Jesus will return soon. We must be a wise virgin so that we can welcome Him; never can we be a foolish virgin to be abandoned by the Lord and weep and gnash our teeth outside the gate of the heavenly kingdom. To be a wise virgin, we must read the Bible more, always pray watchfully, and work more for the Lord. Only those who always do these things are the wise virgins and can enter the heavenly kingdom and feast along with the Lord.” I felt so excited when hearing the sermons of the pastor. Afterward, I pray watchfully and read the Bible every day. As long as I have time, I will preach the gospel to my relatives, friends, and fellows to testify the Lord, for I want to be a wise virgin and attend the feast of the heavenly kingdom along with the Lord.

Muyi:

Hi! I also want to say a few words. Just now I heard the words of Sister Yu. Over ten years ago, my pastor also told me that, and I have been practicing in this way all the time. But later I felt something wrong: Can we become a wise virgin simply by doing these? Doesn’t being a wise virgin mean that when the Lord returns, we can actively go out to welcome Him? Now over ten years have gone by in the blink of an eye. Seeing that the prophecies of the Lord’s return have basically been fulfilled and that catastrophes have been arriving one after another, which show that the Lord will return at any time and take us into the kingdom of heaven, I feel very anxious. So I’m really eager to know how to pursue to meet the standard of the wise virgin so that I can welcome the second coming of Jesus.

mo cheng:

Now do you have the answer?

Muyi:

Thank the Lord! Afterward, through seeking fellowship with my brothers and sisters, I understood it. The Lord Jesus prophesied, “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him” (Matthew 25:6). From this, we can see that when the Lord Jesus returns, those who are able to hear His voice and go out to welcome Him are wise virgins. Therefore, the main manifestation of the wise virgins is that they can recognize the voice of the Lord. Just as when the Lord Jesus became flesh to work in Judea, He expressed many truths. Those who truly seek the truth and long for the appearance of God welcomed the arrival of the Messiah. Because they focused on hearing God’s voice; they recognized God’s voice from the words of the Lord Jesus and realized He was the Messiah who had been prophesied to come.”

Modesty:

I’m just online. Seeing the above messages, I also want to communicate with you all.

mo cheng:

Well, welcome.

Muyi:

Just like Matthew of that time, who was once a publican, when he heard the Lord Jesus call him, “Follow me” (Matthew 9:9), he arose and followed Him. Besides, it is recorded in the Bible that after a brief conversation with the Lord Jesus, Nathanael said to Him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel” (John 1:49), and then he followed Him; Peter recognized Jesus as the Lord in the prophecy after he heard the sermons the Lord Jesus preached to people in the ship, and then he abandoned the nets and ships to follow Him.

Modesty:

Bible

I also want to say a few words. Peter, Nathanael, Matthew, and others all recognized the Lord Jesus as the coming Messiah from His words and utterances, and then followed Him. Likewise, when the Samaritan woman was talking with the Lord Jesus, she heard the Lord say, “Whoever drinks of this water shall thirst again: But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life” (John 4:13-14), and her secrets hidden in her heart were exposed by the Lord. Then she realized that such a man who could speak the mystery of the truth and reveal her secrets was definitely not an ordinary man or a prophet. She was certain from His words that the Lord Jesus was the coming Messiah, the Christ.

Muyi:

Yes, what Modesty has said is right. This allows us to see that their wisdom was that they focused on hearing the voice of God, and thus welcomed the appearance of the Lord—this is the manifestation of the wise virgins.

Modesty:

I’ll add a little. The wise virgins had their own views and ground. When hearing the words of the Lord, they went out to welcome Him. During the time when they followed Him, no matter how many voices of slander, blasphemy and condemnation were around them, they still admitted that the Lord Jesus was the Messiah. Just as when the disciples followed the Lord, although they heard many voices of resisting and slandering the Lord from many priests, scribes and Pharisees, their faith in Him were never affected.

mo cheng:

Yes, I agree.

Muyi:

While those chief priests, scribes, Pharisees and the Jewish people who followed them all believed that as long as they abided by the laws and rules, they would certainly welcome the arrival of the Messiah. No matter how much power and authority the Lord’s words and His work had, they clung to their own conceptions and imaginations and refused to investigate the words and work of the Lord Jesus. They regarded the Lord Jesus as an ordinary man and God’s expression as the word of man, and even judged and blasphemed Him. Finally they crucified the Messiah whom they had been longing for on the cross, and became the men who believed in God yet resisted Him. They couldn’t recognize the voice of God, and did not have a heart of seeking the truth. Instead, they blindly refused and condemned the appearance and work of God. Thereby they lost God’s salvation and eventually His wrath and punishment befell them. This was the manifestation and the final ending of the foolish virgins.

mo cheng:

Seeing your words, I feel very shamed, for I’ve already read these stories in the Bible for many times, but I didn’t get this light.

Thank the Lord. Just now your fellowship about the manifestations of the wise virgins and the foolish ones is very clear, allowing me to know the wise virgins were those who followed the work of the Lord Jesus, and those who could hear His voice and follow His footprints to the end without hesitation after recognizing His voice.

Modesty:

Yes! The reason why those foolish virgins were abandoned outside the gate is because they had no heart to humbly seek. When faced with the gospel of the Lord Jesus, they were unwilling to go out and accept it with the wise virgins, but rather to ask the Pharisees they looked up to and worshipped for advice, without their own views. Thereby, they lost the salvation of the Lord.

Muyi:

Right! It is equally true now. The prophecies about the Lord Jesus’s return have basically been fulfilled. Now is the crucial moment that the Lord returns. What conditions should we prepare so as to welcome the second coming of Jesus?

mo cheng:

Tell us more.

Muyi:

read Bible

Okay. The Lord Jesus said, “I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth” (John 16:12-13). “He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (Revelation 2:7). “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me” (Revelation 3:20). According to these prophecies, we can know that when the Lord returns, He will surely utter words. This is indisputable, because the Lord Jesus said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35). Therefore, in regard to receiving the Lord’s return, we must pay attention to listening to the utterance and word of the Lord. God’s sheep hear the voice of God. “These are they which follow the Lamb wherever he goes” (Revelation 14:4). In the last days, when the Lord returns, whether we can welcome Him depends on whether we can recognize His voice and follow His footprints. According to this, the wise virgins are separated from the foolish ones. Today if we hear someone preach the gospel of the Lord’s return, we should follow the example of the wise virgins to walk out from our own conceptions and from the past ages that God worked in, and hear the utterances and words of God in the new age. Only a man like this can be approved by God and gain the Holy Spirit’s work and the enlightenment and illumination. At the same time, we should possess the confidence and courage like the wise virgins when seeking the words and work of the Lord in the last days. No matter what others say, we should have the discernment and our own mind. As long as we recognize it’s God’s voice, we should investigate without hesitation; when confirming that is God’s work, we should follow His footprints closely and never shake and retreat. As long as we have a heart that longs for and seeks the truth, we are certain to welcome the second coming of Jesus.

mo cheng:

Thank the Lord! Now I understand the path to be a wise virgin. That is, when someone cries outside that the bridegroom comes, we should go out to welcome Him and investigate; when we’re certain that it’s the Lord’s voice, we should accept and follow Him.

Muyi:

That’s right, thank the Lord. In the end, I want to share a passage of God’s words with all, “Since we are searching for the footprints of God, we must search for God’s will, for the words of God, for the utterances of God—for where there are the new words of God, there is the voice of God, and where there are the footsteps of God, there are the deeds of God. Where there is the expression of God, there is the appearance of God, and where there is the appearance of God, there exists the truth, the way, and the life.” May the glory be to the all-powerful God. Amen!

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