[65] The 10 Virgins of Matthew 25


This parable is a must for all saints - Please read it brothers. It is the oil you need!

The features of an old Hebrew wedding were...

1. The bride must be a virgin
2. The Bride's lineage must be acceptable
3..A covenant is made between the father of the bride and the groom
4. A bride price is agreed and paid by the groom or the groomís father if the groom is under age
5. Wine is drunk by both parties to seal the union at the house of the bride's father. the bride and groom are now engaged
6. Whilst the bride is engaged (consecrated) she wears a veil and does not meet with the groom (Genesis 24:58-67 - Rebekah put her veil on when she met Isaac after having agreed to marry him. And Jacob did not recognise Leah during his marriage night until the morning of Genesis29 due to her wearing a veil as Rachel had done throughout the 7 years of her engagement.)
7. Gifts are given to the bride in advance of the arrival of the groom
8. The groom builds the new home, which includes the bridal chamber where the marriage will be consummated, upon his father's ancestral land
9. The bride has a cleaning bath, a mikveh, after the last menstruation and before the marriage
10. The groom leaves his fatherís house with his best man to fetch his bride and bring her home at an unannounced time and an unexpected time
11. The groom's party blows a shofar to announce his approach and shouts
12. The bride gets her bridesmaids ready and the groom waits outside the bride's house
13. The bride and groom walk together back to the Bridal Chamber in the groom's house - which house is symbolised by the Chuppah, the temple of genetic life, the bridal chamber being the most holy.
14. The couple consummate the marriage whilst the best man and the chief bridesmaid wait outside that chamber (this is actually God's marriage ceremony!)
15. When the couple come out after the consummation. which occurs during the night, then they are married and the 7 day feast begins for the guests, whilst the couple go back into the chamber. The feast begins during the night of the first day - after the consummation.
16. After 7 whole days of installation of her genetic priesthood the bride comes out of the chamber and the veil is taken off so that all can see who she is.
17. At the start of the 8th day after sunset, after the veil is lifted, the bride and the groom eat the marriage supper with their guests.

There is good information about Hebrew wedding custom at 

Step in marital process Jehovah and Israel Jesus and the 1NC saints Jesus and the true Christian church (Isaac)
Bride must be a virgin   Spiritual virgin, not joining a false church after spirit sanctification  
Bride's lineage must be acceptable Must be sons of Jacob genetically Must be sons of the 1AC first Must be sons of the 1AC first
Mikveh, cleansing bath Clean under law Spirit sanctification Water baptism
Marriage Covenant Mount Sinai 1513Sivan6 agreed the day before Pentecost 1NC ICC
Engagement meal and the cup. The Passover meal and cups The Lord's Evening meal. Eaten and Drunk at the 1NC Pentecost for FDS1/3 and the 2NC Pentecost from FDS2/4
Engaged (consecrated) state of the bride       
Engagement veil   Adamic flesh which hides the angelic soul (the veil of the temple, the curtain, was Jesus' flesh, rent in two at his death into the two presences). On veil lifting day the angelic body is revealed. Adamic flesh hiding the promised or even the received non adamic flesh. On 2NC veil lifting deal the non adamic non ageing fleshly body is revealed
Bride's family Genetic descendants of Abraham The sons of the ICC  Sons of the 1AC
Bride's father Abraham  (grandfather is a father to God) Elijah1/3 Abraham through the 1AC
Bride Price for the bride's family   Everlasting Life Angelic Ransom of Adam  
Gifts for the bride   Gifts of the spirit. 1NC reserves must get these before they are married - But do not have to exercise them until after they are married!  They get the physical gifts of the spirit. 2NCs get interpretational gifts of the spirit.  
Shofar blown to warn of Groom's unexpected arrival   2019Tishri1: Rosh Hashana  
Bride's party collection   Resurrection or rapture  
Bridal chamber   The ark  
7 day Marriage feast   2008Nisan22-28, 2015Iyyar20-26 - in heaven. 2019Tishri17-23, 2019Heshvan22-28, 2019Chisle20-26, 2019Tebbeth18-24, 2020Tammuz19-25. In the ark.  
Veil lifting and martial supper on 8th day   2008Nisan29, 2015Tammuz23, 2019Tishri24, 2019Heshvan29, 2019Chislev27, 2019Tebbeth25, 2020Tammuz20  

The Betrothal
The betrothal was binding and could only be undone by a divorce with proper grounds, such as the bride being found not to be a virgin, (see Joseph and Mary - Matt 1 v18-19 ) The young man prepared a Ketubah, or marriage contract (or covenant) which he presented to the intended bride and her father. Included in this was the " Bride Price ", which was appropriate in that society to compensate the young woman's parents for the cost of raising her, as well as being an expression of his love for her.

The Acceptance
To see if the proposal was accepted, the young man would pour a cup of wine for his beloved and wait to see if she drank it. This cup represents a blood covenant. If she drank the cup she would have accepted the proposal and they would be betrothed. The young man would then give gifts to his beloved, and then take his leave. The young woman would have to wait for him to return and collect her.

The wedding chamber and the Chuppah
Before leaving the young man would announce, " I am going to prepare a place for you ", and "I will return for you when it is ready". The usual practice was for the young man to return to his father's house and build a honeymoon room there. This is what is symbolized by the chuppah or canopy that is characteristic of Jewish weddings. He was not allowed to skimp on the work and had to get his father's approval before he could consider it ready for his bride. If asked the date of his wedding he would have to reply, "Only my father knows."

Meanwhile the bride would be making herself ready so that she would be pure and beautiful for her bridegroom. During this time she would wear a veil when she went, out to show she was spoken for (she has been bought with a price)

The Wedding
When the wedding chamber was ready the bridegroom could collect his bride. He could do this at any time so the bride would make special arrangements. It was the custom for a bride to keep a lamp, her veil and her other things beside her bed. Her bridesmaids were also waiting and had to have oil ready for their lamps.

When the groom and his friends got close to the bride's house they would give a shout and blow a shofar to let her know to be ready.

When the wedding party arrived at father's house the newly weds went into the wedding chamber for a seven day honeymoon and the groom's best friend stood outside waiting for the groom to tell him that the marriage had been consummated. The proof of this was the bed-sheet bearing the blood shed by the bride as a result of her first sexual intercourse. This is notable for two reasons. It speaks of purity before marriage, but it also shows a blood covenant (the most solemn and binding kind) such as God's covenant with his people. 

Two interesting scriptures which relate to a Hebrew marriage are...

2 In My Father's house are many dwelling places. But if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you!
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I am coming again and will receive you to Myself, that where I am you may be also (John 14).

20 Come, My people, go in your inner-chambers and shut your doors behind you. Hide for a little moment, [Mehat Rega] until the fury passes.
21 For, behold, Jehovah comes out of His place to visit his iniquity on those dwelling on the earth. The earth shall also reveal her blood, and shall no more cover over her slain ones (Isaiah 26).

Although the symbolic understanding in the sites above is chronologically incorrect. They take the wedding feast to be 7 years long and to occur after the second presence rapture. 

The first new covenant (1NC) Symbolism is as follows...

Groom is Jesus
Groom's father is Jehovah
Bride is 144,000 1NC saints in two presences
Bride's father is Adam
Price is Jesus' death in ransom for Adam
Wine drunk is Lord's evening meal 1NC cup and ARC cup
Gifts are gifts of the spirit given to the 1NC saints through the hands of the apostles
Groom leaving fathers house is Jesus coming down here to inspect the house of the bride the church of the 1NC
Best man is the new Elijah, Elijah3 in the first presence and Elijah4 in the second, the one preparing the way
Bridesmaids are sons of the ICC
Jesus waiting outside the house is his rejection of the Bride's house - church
The bride coming out, is that part of her which leaves the church of the 1NC to enter the second true church where she walks with Jesus once more. 
The walk back to Jehovah's house is the bride learning God's laws and purposes in the second true church.
She then dies enters into the first death and then is resurrected into heaven as an angel.
Bridal chamber is the heavenly government courtroom over the Kingdom
The marriage is the investiture of the bride as kings with Jesus over the Kingdom on 2008Nisan22
The Kingdom of God starts judicially on 2008Nisan22, first fruits day.
Then the 7 day wedding feast runs from 2008Nisan22 to 2008Nisan28 inclusively. This being the installation of the priesthood of the first presence part of the 3rd Holy Spirit. 

The scriptures do witness that a marriage celebration should last 7 days in Genesis29 and in Judges14...

26 To this Laban said: It is not customary to do this way in our place, to give the younger woman before the firstborn.
27 Celebrate to the full the week of this woman [her 7 day marriage feast and bridal chamber honeymoon]. After that there shall be given to you also this other woman for the service that you can serve with me for 7 years more (Genesis 29).

7 And he continued on his way down and began to speak to the woman; and she was still right in Samson's eyes.
8 Now after a while he went on back to take her home. Meantime he turned aside to look at the carcass of the lion, and there there was a swarm of bees in the lion's corpse, and honey.
9 So he scraped it out into his palms and walked on, eating as he walked. When he rejoined his father and his mother, he at once gave them some, and they began to eat. And he did not tell them that it was out of the corpse of the lion that he had scraped the honey.
10 And his father continued on his way down to the woman, and Samson proceeded to hold a banquet there; for that was the way the young fellows used to do.
11 And it came about that, on their seeing him, they immediately took 30 groomsmen, that these should keep with him.
12 Then Samson said to them: Let me, please, propound a riddle to you. If you will without fail tell it to me during the 7 days of the banquet and you do solve it, I shall in that case have to give you 30 undergarments and 30 outfits of clothing.
13 But if you are unable to tell it to me, you yourselves also must give me 30 undergarments and 30 outfits of clothing. At this they said to him: Do propound your riddle, and let us hear it.
14 So he said to them: Out of the eater something to eat came forth, And out of the strong something sweet came forth. And they proved unable to tell the riddle for 3 days.
15 And it came about on the 4th day that they began to say to Samson's wife: Fool your husband that he may tell us the riddle. Otherwise we shall burn you and the house of your father with fire. Was it to take our possessions that you people invited us here?
16 Consequently Samson's wife began to weep over him and to say: You only hate me, you do, and you do not love me. There was a riddle that you propounded to the sons of my people, but to me you have not told it. At this he said to her: Why, to my own father and my own mother I have not told it, and ought I to tell it to you?
17 But she kept weeping over him the 7 days that the banquet continued for them, and it came about on the 7th day that finally he told her, because she had pressured him. Then she told the riddle to the sons of her people.
18 So the men of the city said to him on the 7th day before ever he could go into the interior room
: What is sweeter than honey, And what is stronger than a lion? In turn he said to them: If you had not plowed with my young cow, you would not have solved my riddle (Judges 14).

1 Then the kingdom of the heavens will become like 10 virgins that took their lamps and went out into [the] meeting [upanthsiV] of the bridegroom.
2 5 of them were foolish, and 5 were discreet/intelligent/prudent.
3 For the foolish [ones] took their lamps but took no oil with them,
4 whereas the discreet [ones] took oil in their receptacles with their lamps.
5 But [upon - epi - on account] of [the] delaying [genitive participle acting as a noun - a gerund in fact] of the bridegroom [possessive to delaying], they all nodded and went to sleep.
6 But cry arose [upon - epi] of middle of night [partitive genitive so it does count], 'Look!, the bridegroom! Be on your way out into [the] meeting [apanthsiV].'
7 Then all those virgins rose and put their lamps in order.
8 The foolish [ones] said to the discreet [ones], 'Give us [some] out of [ek] your oil, because our lamps are about to go out.'
9 The discreet answered saying: 'Perhaps there may not be quite enough for us and you. Be on your way, instead, to those who sell it and buy for yourselves.'
10 While they were going off to buy, the bridegroom arrived, and the ready [ones] went in with him to the marriage/marriage-feast; and the door was shut.
11 Afterwards the remaining virgins also came, saying, 'Lord, Lord [repeated designation but not a double designation? Cannot get another meaning from it?], open to us!'
12 In answer he said, 'I tell you the truth, I do not know you.'

SCNC: 3,0,2,3,0,4,2,2,0,3,3,0 = 22
Symbolic INC: virgins, lamps, (meeting of the bridegroom), oil, receptacles, cry, night, meeting, marriage-feast, door, Lord = 10.

13 Keep on the watch, therefore, because you know neither the day nor the hour [of the coming of your bridegroom] (Matthew 25).

SCNC: 3,0,2,3,1,3,2,2,0,3,3,0,2 = 24
Symbolic INC: virgins, lamps, (meeting of the bridegroom), oil, receptacles, cry, night, meeting, marriage-feast, door, Lord, day, hour = 12.

This is a parable, it has one event symbolic and one/two word symbolic meanings. Here is the event symbolic meaning. The Successive Designation Principle tells us that there are two identities for 'Lord'. The account does not say that the discreet virgins went in to the marriage feast and the foolish did not. It says instead that the virgins 'that were ready' went in, and the 'rest of' the virgins were denied. Jesus denies them because they have denied him. He did know them when they were sanctified but Jesus himself has said:

32 Everyone, then, that confesses union with me before men, I will also confess union with him before my Father who is in the heavens. 
But whoever disowns me before men, I will also disown him before my Father who is in the heavens (Matthew 10).

But he no longer knows them after they have failed to keep the faith, and not received the crown of life, and been condemned to Gehenna for their ingratitude at having all their sins in the past forgiven and at having their sins until time indefinite in the future forgiven, being temporarily saved and made into spirit sons of God by being born again.

Here is the Event Symbolic Meaning

One of the Virgins  The group of 1NC saints who joined the congregation under a particular president of FDS1 or FDS3
10 Virgins  The 10 groups of 1NC saints who joined the congregations of FDS1 or FDS3 under each of their 10 presidents
Lamps Biblical understandings 
Oil Personal research
Receptacles  Hearts
5 Discreet [ones] Those in the first 3 watches of FDS1 and the first two watches of FDS3
5 Foolish [ones] Those in the last 2 'watches' of FDS1 and the last 3 'watches' of FDS3
The Bridegroom  Jesus, the mediator of the 1NC
Nodded and went to sleep Dropped their head (Jesus) and stopped watching for him, they all gave up any personal bible research in the last few watches of both FDS1 and FDS3. In the case of FDS3, it was their blasphemous declaration that they were the 'wide awake John class', that helped anaesthetize the congregation.
Here is the bridegroom The virgins hear about the second coming of Christ in the presence.
Those who sell it The angels, they direct personal bible research (sell oil).
Buy for yourselves Do some mad panic bible research double time!
The Bridegroom arrived The end of the second coming, the manifestation of the presence.
The door to the marriage feast was shut  
Those who were ready, went in  
The rest of the virgins say Lord, Lord open to us  
I do not know you You are no longer a saint
Keep on the watch Never stop doing personal bible research (drilling for oil)
The day or the hour The day of the presence, the hour of the coming. 

This parable tells us that there are 5 presidents who do their own personal bible research and encourage others likewise and 5 who do not. We know that both FDS1 and FDS3 get more corrupt as they get older. Revelation 2,3 describe the progression of the 3rd, 4th and 5th watches of Pergamum, Thyatira and Sardis, as the Compromising, the corrupt and the dead churches, so either 2 or all 3 of these were foolish. So we are left with two choices, the discreet virgins are either in the first 2 watches of FDS1 and the first 3 of FDS3, or vice versa. To confirm this breakdown we have Jesus' words:

52 For from now on there will be five in one house divided, three against two and two against three.
53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against [her] mother, mother-in-law against [her] daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against [her] mother-in-law (Luke 12).

Now we know that the JWs have not had a decent new understanding in 50 years, so the presidencies of Knorr, Franz and Henschel were 'foolish' within the meaning of this parable. Also the 3rd president of FDS1, Timothy, would not have been willing or able to stifle personal research, given his close personal relationship with Paul, the cornerstone of FDS2, the greatest of the first century bible researchers, who studied not only at the feet of Gamaliel, but also at the feet of our Mighty God Jesus Christ. So the last two virgins of FDS1 and the last 3 of FDS3 were 'foolish'.

The Word symbolic meaning applies to a second group of virgins, the 1NC reserve saints, and the 2NC kings wanting to be sealed and the HLC lords wanting to be accepted by the 3rd Holy Spirit

The meeting of the bride and groom takes place at the bride's house. It is not the marriage which takes place a the groom's house. 

The foolish virgins do not have enough oil for their lamps to make the journey to the meeting of the bridegroom in time to be married. Nonetheless they do meet the groom - but too late for them. The foolish virgins are not known by Jesus and are therefore not actually saints any longer having lost their angels at a Passover execution and so no longer have a spirit baptism. They have lost their anointing oil to be 1NC or 2NC King in the Kingdom. But they say Lord Lord. So they do arrive in time to be anointed as Lords actually. The foolish ones run out of spirit baptism before the arrive because they did not get ready by doing sufficient personal bible research in order to have the scriptural understanding necessary to illuminate their paths.

Bethelite 1NC virgins who arrive at Laodicea before/after 2019Heshvan10 are discreet/foolish
Congregation 1NC virgins who arrive at Laodicea before/after 2019Chislev10 are discreet/foolish
Ex JW 1NC virgins who arrive at Laodicea before/after 2019Tebbeth10 are discreet/foolish

Gentile call 2NCs who are rapture into the ark by 2023Tishri21 are discreet/foolish
Laodicean 2NC virgins who arrive at ark based Laodicea before/after 2022Sivan25 are discreet/foolish
LW 2NC virgins who are raptured before/after 2023Shebat21 are discreet/foolish

So if you miss the marriage to be a king you cannot be a king or a lord. But if you get a water baptism you can at least keep your angel and become a priest in the Kingdom

1 Then the kingdom of the heavens will become like 10 virgins [10 groups of virgins are 1NC and 2NC saints who arrive in time (discreet) or too late (foolish) for their meeting with the groom] that took their lamps [bible understandings] and went out into [the] meeting of the bridegroom.
2 5 of them were foolish [1NC reserves and 2NC saints who turn up too late to the relevant cup drinking festival], and 5 were discreet [1NC reserves and 2NC saints who turn up in time for the relevant cup drinking festival. There were 5 in one house divided 3 against 2 and 2 against 3]
3 For the foolish [ones] took their lamps [bible understandings] but took no oil [personal research, or perhaps a holy spirit sanctification from heaven?] with them,
4 whereas the discreet [ones] took oil [personal research] in their receptacles [hearts] with their lamps [bible understandings].
5 But [on account - epi] of [the] delaying [genitive present participle - could be acting as an adjective giving the delaying bridegroom or as a gerund, a present participle acting as a noun, giving the delaying of the bridegroom. We take it as the latter - since 'the' appears before bridegroom and not before delaying. Delaying for the 40 who calendar months of wilderness penalty from 2016Nisan1 to 2019Tammuz30] of the bridegroom [genitive, due to implied preposition - epi used causally] [Jesus, through his wife], they all nodded [lost their kingdom headship, dropped their head. Laodicea became a false church losing Jesus as their head on 2017Elul10] and went to sleep.
6 But [upon - epi] of middle of night [Partitive genitive. Midnight on the day of the sign that wakes the virgins up. The cry arose in the middle of the night on the Passover from Egypt, on 1513Nisan14 in Exodus12 too. Night appears only once and does not count being genitive in this parable. But it still means literal night just as the daughter of Abraham in Luke13 is the daughter of literal Abraham. Perhaps counting as zero means the noun keeps its literal meaning?? It is a symbolic account. But this relates to the 3 Watchtower Passover nights], cry arose: 'Look!, the bridegroom! [An identification, a sign, not a coming. Jesus identifies himself as being with a certain church through a sign, the 3rd fire sign. The sign wakes up the virgins who then come to the meeting and hold the new Passover] Be on your way out into [the] meeting [join the congregation of the LWs. The sign precedes the meeting and so is not the death of the firstborn in each house, which occurs during the meeting].'
7 Then all those virgins rose [regained their 1AC baptism] and put their lamps [bible understandings] in order.
8 The foolish [ones] said to the discreet [ones], 'Give us [some] out of [ek] your oil [personal research], because our lamps [bible understandings] are about to go out.'
9 The discreet answered saying: 'Perhaps there may not be quite enough for us and you [we are fleeing to the mountains, not returning to the house]. Be on your way, instead, to those who sell it and buy for yourselves [Do not ask for an LW bible study with us which would trap us in the JWs, leave the JWs along with us and learn directly from the LWs] .'
10 While they were going off to buy, the bridegroom arrived [Jesus arrives, through the descended 1NC Princes], and the ready [ones] [those who came in before the door closed, not said to be the discreet ones, those who are already baptised from heaven] went in with him to the marriages [the Greek word is gamouj plural] [They enter into the bridal chamber, the ark, for the 3rd/4th/5th/6th marriages on 2019Tishri17/Heshvan22/Chislev20/Tebbeth18 for the 7 days of the marriage feasts in the banqueting room of the ark on 2019Tishri17-23/Heshvan22-28/Chislev20-26/Tebbeth19-24 inclusively and 2020Tammuz19-25 inclusively. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th HLC marriages occur on 2020Ab17, 2020Elul22, 2020Tishri20, 2020Heshvan18. The 2NC marriage feasts occur on 2023Adar2-8 and 2024Sivan2-8] and the door [to acceptance of 1NC reserve kings and 2NC Kings] was shut [on 2019Tebbeth10 for 1NC reserves, this being the entrance day for the late 3rd Watchtower Passover and 2023Shebat10 for 2NCs, entrance day into the Isaaic World Exodus Passover on 2023Shebat14] 

11 Afterwards/later the remaining virgins [not said to be the foolish ones so the split might be 3:7 or 4:6 rather than 5:5] also came, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!' [An unfulfilled hypothetical request: Accept us as an Asher HLC Lord, the 2nd HLC Lord call! Or an ELC Duke or an ELC Lord, 6th or 7th row stone in Solomon's temple]
12 In answer he said, 'I tell you the truth, I do not know you.' [Not: I never knew you. But I do not know you. These virgins have either lost their spirit baptism by turning up to late to be sealed or were never spirit baptised. The Asher HLCs are the last group to be called into the Watchtower]
Keep on the watch, therefore, because you [said virgins] know neither the day [of Jesus coming into Laodicea through the 1NC reserves on 2019Elul10/Tishri10/Heshvan10/Chislev10/Tebbeth10 and into non adamic Sodom on 2020Tammuz10 the Passover entry day, for the 7th 1NC marriage on 2020Tammuz19] nor the hour [midnight? Or the middle of the late Watchtower Passover nights of 2019Heshvan14/Chislev14/Tebbeth14, the hour of the Passover Executions] (Matthew 25).

13 Keep on the watch, therefore, because you [said virgins] know neither the day [of Jesus coming into Laodicea through the 1NC reserves on 2019Elul10/Tishri10/Heshvan10/Chislev10/Tebbeth10 and into non adamic Sodom on 2020Tammuz10 the Passover entry day, for the 7th 1NC marriage on 2020Tammuz19] nor the hour [midnight? Or the middle of the late Watchtower Passover nights of 2019Heshvan14/Chislev14/Tebbeth14, the hour of the Passover Executions] (Matthew 25).

29 And it came about that at midnight Jehovah struck every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh sitting on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the prison hole, and every firstborn of beast.
30 Then Pharaoh got up at night, he and all his servants and all [other] Egyptians; and there began arising a great cry among the Egyptians, because there was not a house where there was not one dead (Exodus 12).

Kings have to be spiritual virgins and have to have not defiled themselves with women. This means that they must have not actually defiled their water baptised flesh by having sperm join to the egg of a woman with whom they did not have a marriage agreement. A constructive defilement occurs if semen is put in a woman outside of a marriage agreement. But that constructive defilement evaporates if no conception occurs. There needs to be a conception outside of a marriage agreement and inside of a water baptism for flesh to be defiled. Both parties are unclean whilst a constructive defilement is ongoing. But if a period occurs then the uncleanness ends and no defilement occurred.

Lords do not have to be sealed in this system. They do have to be spiritual virgins. They also cannot have defiled themselves with women after their water baptism, because a saint must possess clean flesh. 

Kings have to become a part of a Holy Spirit and so must be baptised into the name of the Holy Spirit and so must be sealed. 

There are 120,000 Kings and Asher call HLC Lords with heavenly baptisms from the Watchtower (Nineveh of Jonah 4) - see U274.