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Matthew 25: 1 - 13 - Parable of 10 Virgins
Parable  of  the  Ten  Virgins
  Matthew 25: 1 - 13            ( King James Version ) 
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.  
25:1 - 3   5T 21, 105, 220; TM 86
Verse 2:   And five of them were wise, and five [were] foolish.  
Verse 3:   They that [were] foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:  
25:3  MYP 387; TM 443
Verse 4:    But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.  
25:4   CH 422; SD 326; 5T 413; TM 233-4
Verse 5:   While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
Verse 6:   And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 
25:6   COL 412, 414; EW 260; MM 331, 333; 8T 212; 9T 155; TM 233
Verse 7:   Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 
25:7   AH 96; 2BC 1028; CT 68; LS 425; 5T 485; 9T 133
Verse 8:   And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.  
25:8 marg.  COL 406
Verse 9:   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.  
Verse 10:   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.  
25:10   GC 428
Verse 11:   Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.  
25:11     12 2SM 211; 8T 75
Verse 12:   But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.  
25:12   7BC 962; COL 413
Verse 13:   Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh
 25:13   COL 325
Text  Quoted  in  Spirit of Prophecy
   Christ's Object Lessons, Chapter 29 - "To Meet the Bridegroom"
"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." Matthew 25: 5-7. In the summer of 1844, midway between the time when it had been first thought that the 2300 days would end, and the autumn of the same year, to which it was afterward found that they extended, the message was proclaimed in the very words of Scripture: "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh!"  {GC 398.3}
The message, "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh!" was not so much a matter of argument, though the Scripture proof was clear and conclusive. There went with it an impelling power that moved the soul. There was no doubt, no questioning. Upon the occasion of Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem the people who were assembled from all parts of the land to keep the feast flocked to the Mount of Olives, and as they joined the throng that were escorting Jesus they caught the inspiration of the hour and helped to swell the shout: "Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord!" Matthew 21:9. In like manner did unbelievers who flocked to the Adventist meetings -- some from curiosity, some merely to ridicule-- feel the convincing power attending the message: "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh!"  {GC 402.2}
The coming of Christ as our high priest to the most holy place, for the cleansing of the sanctuary, brought to view in Daniel 8:14; the coming of the Son of man to the Ancient of Days, as presented in Daniel 7:13; and the coming of the Lord to His temple, foretold by Malachi, are descriptions of the same event; and this is also represented by the coming of the bridegroom to the marriage, described by Christ in the parable of the ten virgins, of Matthew 25: 1-13  {GC 426.1}
When the work of investigation shall be ended, when the cases of those who in all ages have professed to be followers of Christ have been examined and decided, then, and not till then, probation will close, and the door of mercy will be shut. Thus in the one short sentence, "They that were ready went in with Him to the marriage: and the door was shut," Matthew 25: 10 we are carried down through the Saviour's final ministration, to the time when the great work for man's salvation shall be completed.  {GC 428.2}
25:1 - 7    GC 398, 402; 1SM 138-9, 189; 9T 48

25:1 - 13
AA 55;  4BC 1179-80;  5BC 1099-1100;  7BC 966, 982, 984;  ChS 263;  COL 405-21;  EW 55, 238, 242, 248-9;  FE 366;  GC 393-4, 400, 426-7;  GW 104;  LS 59, 129;  ML 217;  SD 118;  SR 367-74;  1T 53-4; 2T 192;  5T 276;  6T 129;  TM 130, 149, 164, 236, 510-1
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