Psalm 127:1-2 speak volumes about our present climate in a world that is fallen and seeking to live for self. The opening of this Psalm reveals the bankruptcy of man as they do everything in the flesh, to please the flesh. Solomon, a man who is an expert on this issue declares through the Spirit “those who build it… labor in vain” (v1) This will be the continual fall of man if we don’t recognize that everything we do is vanity without God being at the center in this fallen world. What we are about to discuss this morning could get me in trouble with the Government from a federal and local level. So I covet your prayers as we begin this unfolding on the attack of the family. And if by God’s providence I end up in a jail for this, may I say with John Bunyan. “I will stay in prison till the moss grows on my eye lids rather than disobey God.” Satan and his fallen agents, this present Government, is out to destroy the family, as it is God’s idea. We see these attacks
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Matt 25:1-13 God……. pictures Himself as the “husband” of Israel, and in the New Testament (John 3:27–30; Matthew 9:15; Mark 2:19–20). Christ….. is pictured as the bridegroom of the Church. The Church…… is described in Scripture as the bride of Christ (Ephesians 5:25–32). What will the Groom reveal when He pulls back the veil of your life? Is He going to see the bride that has been waiting for Him all these years? Or is He going to find you lacking and not one He came for? Jesus tells a parable that will help us answer those questions. The professing church is compared to “ten virgins” who took their lamps and went forth to meet the Bridegroom. They all had lamps but only five had oil for their lamps for burning. All of them professed to have one object in view but only five were truly born again and ready. This parable reveals the consequences for the unbelievers who are not ready, but think they are ready, or better yet never were ready at all.