Give Me Oil For My Lamp
Will the church in Morocco be ready when Jesus comes?
Will we be ready for the harvest that we’ve prayed for? Will we be ready for that day when our Bridegroom King comes back for us?
“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
“Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’
“‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
“But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
“Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’
“But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’
“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
Pray that we will be like the wise virgins:
– May we stay awake and keep watch for Him, in full expectancy and single-heartedness
– May we not only have the outward “appearance” of being “prepared” for the Bridegroom (Just the lamps), but may we be filled up to be brim with “oil.” Not just the outward forms of “doing church,” but lives abandoned to the Kingdom in every way.
“Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning, give me oil in my lamp, I pray, give me oil in my lamp, keep be burning, keep me burning till the light of day…”