The Meaning of the Parable of the Ten Virgins – Some “Christians” Will Miss The Rapture

By Beginning and End
February 23, 2013

The parable of the Ten Virgins is a very important end times prophecy. The Book of Matthew chapters 24 and 25 are an extensive prophetic teaching on the end times by Jesus Christ. The parable of the ten virgins is a direct reference to the Rapture of the Church – the removal of all born again Christians, dead and alive from the Earth, into the clouds to meet the Lord Jesus and be taken to Heaven until the Second Coming and Armageddon. In this parable Jesus teaches an important and startling lesson: some Christians will miss the Rapture and be left behind to experience God’s wrath unleashed on Earth during the end times Day of The Lord.


Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. – Matthew 25:1-13.

As explained in our article on the Red Moon Rapture, one of the purposes of the Rapture is for the spiritual wedding and union of Jesus Christ with the Church, referred to as “the Bride of Christ” in scripture.  Jesus finishes describing the Rapture in Matthew 24 and  continues in chapter 25 with a parable about the Rapture. This is why verse 1 of chapter 25 begins with the word “Then.” It is a continuation of the thought from the end of Chapter 24, which is the Rapture (this is critical to understanding the proper context of the parable). In Chapter 25 Jesus is addressing two factions within the church – those who are true, faithful believers, and those who call themselves Christians but are not and will be left behind at the Rapture.

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