( ( ( Matthew 24Matthew 25 One Single Sermon Sweeping Prophecies about the end times the 10 Virgins the Talents Sheep and Goats Transition Verse 44
Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Transition Verse Matthew 24:44
Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Matthew 24:45,46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. Matthew 24:47
the Ten Virgins All 10 started with something all had oil, the Holy Spirit All were in the true Church, held correct doctrine 5 had extra oil Those with extra oil were allowed into heaven Those WITHOUT the extra oil were not
The Talents All started with something All were servants of Christ The ones that had EXTRA in the end were the ones that invested what they were given to start with! Only the one that did NOT invest was rejected IN THE END!
What have we been given? The Holy Spirit Understanding of the Word of God Insight into His character A Knowledge of His love This is our trading capital
Divine love has been stirred to its unfathomable depths for the sake of men, and angels marvel to behold in the recipients of so great love a mere surface gratitude. Angels marvel at man's shallow appreciation of the love of God. Heaven stands indignant at the neglect shown to the souls of men. EGW Desire of Ages p.825
Would we know how Christ regards it? How would a father and mother feel, did they know that their child, lost in the cold and the snow, had been passed by, and left to perish, by those who might have saved it? Would they not be terribly grieved, wildly indignant? Would they not denounce those murderers with wrath hot as their tears, intense as their love? The sufferings of every man are the sufferings of God's child, and those who reach out no helping hand to their perishing fellow beings provoke His righteous anger. EGW Desire of Ages p.825
This is the wrath of the Lamb. To those who claim fellowship with Christ, yet have been indifferent to the needs of their fellow men, He will declare in the great Judgment day, "I know you not whence ye are; depart from Me, all ye workers of iniquity." Luke 13:27. EGW Desire of Ages p.825
Can we educate our sons and daughters for a life of respectable conventionality, a life professedly Christian, but lacking His self- sacrifice, a life on which the verdict of Him who is truth must be, "I know you not"? Thousands are doing this. They think to secure for their children the benefits of the gospel while they deny its spirit. But this cannot be. E.G. White: CG 483.2
Those who reject the privilege of fellowship with Christ in service reject the only training that imparts a fitness for participation with Him in His glory. E.G. White: CG 483.2
If the followers of Christ were awake to duty, there would be thousands where there is one today proclaiming the gospel in heathen lands. E.G. White Steps to Christ 81
Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord. Malachi 3