In Matthew 25:1-13 there is a story of ten virgins who Jesus tells us about. These ladies were in a race. Their race was to be able to meet the bridegroom but in order for them to do it, they had to prepare. Preparation in life is very important. You will see that Jesus said that the ladies who did not prepare were foolish. We have to be ready!
Of the ten virgins, only five of them had the oil. The oil represents the Holy Spirit according to 2 Corinthians 1:21-22: “And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, and who has also put his seal on us and given us His Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee”. This tells me, that part of your preparation as a Christian should be to make sure that you have the oil, which is the seal of the Holy Ghost. These virgins represent churches. There are some people that will not make it to the finish line, because they have rejected the Holy Spirit. They have an intellectual understanding of God, but have not had an experience. The five foolish virgins knew all the scriptures and knew that the bridegroom was coming soon. That was not enough.
By Joe Benjamin