Differences Between the Wise and Foolish Virgins

The Foolish Virgins Are Not Hypocrites

The class represented by the foolish virgins are not hypocrites. They have a regard for the truth, they have advocated the truth, they are attracted to those who believe the truth; but they have not yielded themselves to the Holy Spirit's working. They have not fallen upon the Rock, Christ Jesus, and permitted their old nature to be broken up.” COL 411


The Wise and Foolish Virgins Look Like No Difference

In the parable, all the ten virgins went out to meet the bridegroom. All had lamps and vessels for oil. For a time there was seen no difference between them. So with the church that lives just before Christ's second coming. All have a knowledge of the Scriptures. All have heard the message of Christ's near approach, and confidently expect His appearing. But as in the parable, so it is now. A time of waiting intervenes, faith is tried; and when the cry is heard, "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet Him," many are unready. They have no oil in their vessels with their lamps. They are destitute of the Holy Spirit.” COL 408

The ten virgins are watching in the evening of this earth's history. All claim to be Christians. All have a call, a name, a lamp, and all profess to be doing God's service. All apparently wait for Christ's appearing. But five are unready. Five will be found surprised, dismayed, outside the banquet hall.” COL 412




They are virgins

They are virgins

They are waiting

They are waiting

They have lamps

They have lamps

They have vessels

They have vessels

Abundant of oil

Destitute of oil (lukewarm)


Many Are Not Ready

Many of our young people are not truly converted I saw that unless there is an entire change in the young, a thorough conversion, they may despair of heaven. From what has been shown me, there are not more than half of the young who profess religion and the truth who have been truly converted.”1T 158


Not One in Twenty is Living to What They Profess

I present the frightful facts in this case to arouse our people everywhere to a sense of their duty. Not one in twenty of those who have a good standing with Seventh-day Adventists is living out the self-sacrificing principles of the word of God.” 1T 632

Our Gospel Ministry Becomes Powerless

It is the absence of the Spirit that makes the gospel ministry so powerless. Learning, talent, eloquence, every natural or acquired endowment, may be possessed; but, without the presence of the Spirit of God, no heart will be touched, no sinner won to Christ. On the other hand, if they are connected with Christ, if the gifts of the Spirit are theirs, the poorest and most ignorant of His disciples will have a power that will tell upon hearts. God makes them channels for the outflowing of the highest influence in the universe. Zeal for God moved the disciples to bear witness to the truth with mighty power. Should not this zeal fire our hearts with a determination to tell the story of redeeming love, of Christ and Him crucified? Is not the Spirit of God to come today, in answer to earnest, persevering prayer, and fill men with power for service? Why, then, is the church so weak and spiritless? 8T 21, 22


The Gospel Work is Delayed as God Is Not Bringing New People into Our Churches

The Lord does not now work to bring many souls into the truth, because of the church members who have never been converted and those who were once converted but who have backslidden. What influence would these unconsecrated members have on new converts? Would they not make of no effect the God-given message which His people are to bear? 6T 370


The So Many Problems and Confusions Happening In Our Church Will Continue

The new birth is a rare experience in this age of the world. This is the reason why there are so many perplexities in the churches. Many, so many, who assume the name of Christ are unsanctified and unholy. They have been baptized, but they were buried alive. Self did not die, and therefore they did not rise to newness of life in Christ.” Manuscript 148, 1897


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Comments: 19
  • #1

    Mathew Simiyu (Monday, 25 March 2024 21:42)

    A true reformation is needed in our lives indeed. We are to be true to our calling and cooperating with the Lord at all times.

  • #2

    Martin Moika Rumbia (Tuesday, 26 March 2024 17:21)

    This is timely message... The entertainment industry has grasp our lives regardless of our backgrounds

  • #3

    Musa (Tuesday, 26 March 2024 17:30)

    We need to invest more in praye and reading holy scriptures, because is by holy spirit tha we can be sanctified.

  • #4

    Russel Karo (Tuesday, 26 March 2024 17:51)

    I'm very blessed,it reminds me to be aware of foolish women on earth this kind of grace hour of God.

    Thank you so much,may our good Lord bless us all in this crisis time�️
    Russel Karo from Papua New Guinea (Adventist Child)

  • #5

    Charles Kodua (Tuesday, 26 March 2024 19:48)

    This is the message for this time! I wish this message is preached in all our churches to arouse us. Thanks

  • #6

    Ssegujja Trevor (Tuesday, 26 March 2024 21:17)

    As we are coming nearer to the end of the age, God still warns us of self how I pray that all my acquaintances and I, could be among the 5 wise Virgins on that Day.Amen

  • #7

    FEX Frenzy Kainantu (Tuesday, 26 March 2024 22:21)

    I know my fully, my weaknessess and my strengths. According to the reading, suddenly my eyes were opened that I know where I am standing now.

  • #8

    Amanda (Wednesday, 27 March 2024 00:18)

    Are we ready for Jesus to come or are we look-warm Please Lord help us to leave self behind and become like the 5 wise virgins

  • #9

    DERRICK MULUNGA, ZAMBIA (Wednesday, 27 March 2024 01:13)

    May the GOOD LORD, open our hearts to understand what the Spirit is saying,I play that we may be among the 5 wise virgins,may God bless us all as we are waiting for Christ's return.

  • #10

    Annita (Wednesday, 27 March 2024 01:32)

    Buried Alive...Sad..God help us.

  • #11

    Antwi Kofi Asenso (Wednesday, 27 March 2024 02:13)

    Great and timely piece . God bless you

  • #12

    Elvis Maroko (Wednesday, 27 March 2024 03:09)


  • #13

    James Sibangani (Wednesday, 27 March 2024 05:56)

    An eye opener really for self introspection

  • #14

    Grace (Wednesday, 27 March 2024 09:13)

    May God help me , i'm a siner

  • #15

    Levy mpofu (Wednesday, 27 March 2024 09:38)

    Amen I'm blessed thanks

  • #16

    Flaiko (Wednesday, 27 March 2024 13:01)

    For sure it's an alarming parable. It is the time for making reformations under the guidance of Holy Spirit.

  • #17

    Nielan Bagave (Wednesday, 27 March 2024 13:35)

    Amen to this message, we are praying for the Holy Spirit and must make changes that the Spirit brings to out mind.

  • #18

    Michael Amedson (Wednesday, 27 March 2024 14:12)

    I'm really inspired by the pen of inspiration. Lord, please take hold of this sinful heart and make it anew.

  • #19

    Crawford Cuyos (Saturday, 30 March 2024 12:48)

    Powerful message
    Praise the Lord
    So help me God
    Fill me the Holy Spirit amen.