Preparation Is The Key To Making Heaven
Passage: Matthew 25
Jesus Christ told the story of Ten Virgins to explain what it takes for anyone to qualify for heaven. Christ narrated a story stating that ten virgins wanted to meet their bridegroom: Five of them made adequate preparations while the remaining five lacked the insight to prepare well. The bridegroom came when everyone had least expected; he took away the prepared five virgins and left the unprepared behind to be disappointed. Christ stated his second coming would be similar to this story. Only the prepared Christian will be raptured on the last day. Here is the Bible account of Jesus’ story,
“Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. “And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’ Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut” (Matthew 25:1-10).
Prepare For The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ
We Must Spend Our Lives Complying With The Standard of God
Christians are to make adequate preparations for the second coming of Jesus Christ. We cannot be slothful but prepare and be ready for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ! Once he comes, he will rapture the prepared Christians to his kingdom.
Believers must do our due diligence to keep fit for the second coming of Jesus Christ so that we won’t be disappointed.
Unfortunately, Christ has said not everyone will have the criterial for heaven; those that will be considered unqualified are the people who failed to make an adequate preparation as Bible required. That is, the nonchalant (those who refused to confess Christ as their Lord) and the unrepentant sinners will not have a portion in God’s kingdom.
It is important that everyone daily live up to the standard of God as they read and meditate from the Bible.
Christians must comply with the standard of God stipulated in the Bible to qualify for the rapture on the last day!
Indeed, our aspiration and efforts to comply with God’s standard will pay off in the end. Jesus will transport us to heaven to forever enjoy his immeasurable benefits.
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:1-3).
Akin to the parable of the Ten Virgins, no one will have eternal life without an adequate preparation.Click to tweet
Pray For God’s Grace To Keep His Biblical Standard
Dear Jesus Christ, please count me worthy to be raptured on the last day. Let your Holy Spirit rule me to live up to your standard so that I can be transported to heaven. Help me to study your words and practice the lesson learned. Let the Holy Spirit empower me to act in accordance with the Scripture so that I can make heaven and rejoice in your presence forever. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.
Remember: The Parable Of Ten Virgins Are Meant For All