The first Christmas was a time when many people were unaware of the coming of Jesus. Those who recognised his coming were guided by his word, angels and the Holy Spirit. Jesus made it clear that when he comes again there will be those who will not be ready to meet with him. The story of the ten virgins tells us that there were five foolish and five wise virgins. The foolish took no oil with their lamps and the wise took oil. In these days of spiritual darkness we need oil in our lamps so that we can see what is happening and be ready at any time for the bridegroom to return.
- Zechariah 4:1 - 14
- Matthew 25:1 - 13