that the bridegroom was coming, just before he would enter to take her away to the dwelling place he had prepared for her.In this last generation of time, true born-again Christians should be anxiously awaiting for the "shout,"which signals that the Bridegroom is arriving to "snatch" us away. Through all the signs and propheciesthat God’s Word has given, we "know" that it is near, even at the door.Mt 25:7-THEN ALL THOSE VIRGINS (woke up) AROSE, AND TRIMMED (or prepared) THEIR LAMPS.Mt 25:8-AND THE FOOLISH SAID UNTO THE WISE, GIVE US (some) OF YOUR OIL; FOR OUR LAMPS ARE GONE OUT. It appears up to this time that either the foolish virgins did not realize their lamps had gone out, or they just did not care, as the bridegroom tarried.Here is a picture of five foolish Christians. They believed in Jesus. Their lamp was burning. They hadoil. They were a light for Jesus, but, as time passed, they ran out of oil. As time passed, their lamps fadedand then went out. We might say that in the time of testing, they fell away. Perhaps, they became lukewarmas a result of all the deceptive, lukewarm preaching.The foolish virgins, or foolish Christians, now realize that their lamp went out. The foolish virgins still believed in Jesus, but their flame had become cold. Their love for Jesus had become cold. Though they did believe in the Rapture, it caught them by surprise. They realized they were not ready to meet Jesus. He hadcome as a thief in the night to them. They were not truly expecting in their heart that He would come whenHe did. They were unprepared.The wise virgins, even though they had fallen asleep, still had oil in reserve. Their lamps, or light for Jesus, did not go out.But now, the foolish Christians turn to them for oil.Mt 25:9-BUT THE WISE ANSWERED, SAYING, NOT SO (no); LEST THERE BE NOT ENOUGHFOR (both) US AND YOU: BUT GO YE RATHER TO THEM THAT SELL (the dealers), AND BUY(some) FOR YOURSELVES. It is interesting to note, the wise virgins thought that they did not haveenough oil for both themselves and the foolish virgins. They told the foolish virgins to go to them that sell.Was the supply of oil that the wise virgins had running low in this lukewarm age of falling away?Did the foolish virgins go to their preacher to get oil? Note the words, BUY FOR YOURSELVES. Itmight be difficult to buy oil at midnight. The Holy Spirit cannot be shared. The Holy Spirit regenerateseach person individually. These Christians were not ready. They didn’t understand that once the shout hadgone out, it was too late. They couldn’t be saved and taken in the Rapture. Yet, in this short span, from thetime of the "shout" to the time Jesus will return, they will try in vain to get ready; however, it is too late.(Note, there is no indication in this parable of a great revival waking up the church before the Rapture.)Mt 25:10-AND WHILE THEY WENT (on their way) TO BUY (to make the purchase), THEBRIDEGROOM CAME (or arrived); AND THEY (the virgins) THAT WERE READY WENT IN WITHHIM TO THE MARRIAGE (or wedding, or wedding banquet, or feast): AND THE DOOR WAS SHUT.The foolish virgins depart to go buy more oil. It appears, as we will see, that they went to the blindleaders of the blind, or a "different Jesus." They did not know how to get saved. They were blind.And while they were gone, Jesus came. All those wise Christians that were ready, whose lamps had notgone out, were raptured and went to the marriage.Mt 25:11-AFTERWARD (or later) CAME ALSO THE OTHER VIRGINS, SAYING, LORD, LORD,OPEN (the door) TO US (let us in). Now the foolish virgins return. To whom had they gone? They couldnot have gone to born-again preachers, as the born-again preachers would have been raptured. Theyseemingly went to the blind leaders of the blind. Apparently, they could not recognize the difference. Itappears, they now think they got saved. They think they now have oil, as they say, LORD, LORD, OPENTO US. They seem to say, "Jesus, we have accepted You as our Savior." There is a difference betweenaccepting Jesus and "receiving" Him, as the KJV states. Seldom do ministers preach "will Jesus accept us?"in this Laodicean age. We appear to have a picture of five foolish Christians that are terrified. Theyrecognized that the Rapture had happened. They recognized that they had been left behind. They are pleading, OPEN TO US—but it is too late. We might also conclude from this that once the cry is made, just before the Rapture occurs, from that point on, no one will get saved. None of the foolish virgins were ableto get saved, even though they tried.Mt 25:12-BUT HE ANSWERED AND SAID, VERILY (or indeed) I SAY UNTO YOU (I tell you thetruth-NIV), I KNOW YOU NOT (I do not know you-NASB). The terrifying message comes forth, IKNOW YOU NOT. They now face the Tribulation, but will they survive?There are many foolish virgins in this last generation that will be left behind when the Rapture comes.