Email on "Behold the Lamb of God"
On Dec 7, 2010, at 5:59 AM,wrote:
the oil in the parable of the foolish virgins, is that with the problems of this world, that people are like the seed planted by the Lord in rocky ground, amongst thistles, and ground where they have no root. Each parable Jesus taught in Matthew is a symbol of what a Christian should be doing right now.....do what you're doing...stay in the Word, stay focused on His commandments, and do His will revealed in your Bible....if you abide in His love and do His will, then the will be strong in your life and you to have ample oil in your lamp...All who are called of God, will be borne into the spirit world, at His coming and will not be lacking, if Jesus be found in your heart and life....Either He's a part of your life and you are following Him, or not, it's not being just a little bit pregnant, you either are, or are not!
--- On Tue, 12/7/10, Pastor Jeffrey Ady <pastorjeff@xxxxxxx> wrote:
From: Pastor Jeffrey Ady <pastorjeff@xxxxxx>
Subject: Filling the Lamp
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 8:08 AM
I have to say that the Lord has been working overtime to draw me closer to Him in the last few weeks, and it's thanks to writing such as yours that I've been encouraged to cling more tightly to Him as I see this old world falling to pieces.
One topic I've been wondering about lately is: How to bring "extra oil", how to remain in that state of the "wise virgins" awaiting the return of the Bridegroom...believe me, as a Christian of many years I know what it is to pray, pray in the Spirit, etc., and so forth; but I am not satisfied that I understand yet what it means to keep myself in readiness for that final call. So I make every conscious thought a prayer, every breath a petition for that last trumpet call, every thought for someone a plea for that one's salvation. Then I just pray as He leads. That's what I know.
Would you have any insight on what it means to bring extra oil? That seems to be the question of the day for me.
Be very blessed--see you soon, I hope.