In the previous episode, Watch, Work, and Wait Part 1, we learned what believers should be doing as they wait on Jesus to return. In this episode, the idea continues but with two changes.
The first change is that the words are focused on the Nation of Israel alive during the tribulation period. In the previous lesson, the material was general. It applied to both gentiles and Jews. But this material is for Jews alive when Christ returns.
The second change is that the words deal with judgment – how will unbelieving Jews be judged when Jesus returns.
At the end of this lesson, I will share with you the two forms of judgment humans will face. Everyone, Jew or gentile, is given the option of choosing their judgment. And you can make this choice knowing your options. You can pick how you want to be judged.
Judgment is certain. Which one will you attend?
Wise & Foolish
- I believe the 10 virgins represent the Nation of Israel.
- Jesus is using Jewish wedding traditions to teach this lesson.
- The difference between the wise and the foolish virgins is that the wise had oil and the foolish did not.
- In the Bible oil is a symbol for the Holy Spirit. See 1 john 2:20; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22.
- You are unsaved if you do not have the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:9; Matthew 25:11-12
The judgment – Jews who reject Jesus, Jesus will reject.
Faithful & Unfaithful
- A talent is a weight of gold or silver.
- Jews need to accept Jesus as Savior and Lord.
The judgment – God will condemn Jews who reject Jesus. Matthew 25:30
- The Great White Throne of Judgment – Revelation 20:11-15
- The Judgment Seat of Christ/Bema Seat – Romans 14:10-12
God has given every human one life to live then the judgment. (Hebrews 9:27) Judgment is guaranteed.
But here is the amazing thing. Although God will judge every person, every person gets to pick which judgment to go to. There are two to choose from. Choice number one is the Great White Throne of Judgment. You make that choice by rejecting Jesus. Choice number two is the Judgment Seat of Christ. You select the Judgment Seat of Christ by believing on Jesus.
Don’t dismiss this truth. Understand it. Ask God to help you with it. Then, and most importantly, choose Jesus. Jesus will save you from the Great White Throne of Judgment. At the Great White Throne, everyone is cast into the lake of fire. Everyone is condemned. But at the Judgment Seat of Christ, everyone is saved.
Trust in Christ. He died for your sin, the sin that separates you from God. He died and rose again for your salvation. Trust that and nothing else. If you do, then you are forgiven and your salvation is secure.
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If you would like to hear more about the Nation of Israel check out Episode 6 – God Loves Israel.