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Thanks all for the beautifully researched response to my question! Its obviously understandable that there is a clear connection between the 'Oil' & the 'Fire'. Fire is something that can be seen and testified from outside. But Oil is something that is hidden within. If the 'Fire' is going out, it means that the 'Oil' is running out. But the ...


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The "oil" as Ray Steadman points out, is the Holy Spirit.(from here) With these revealing words from the Lord we can now discover what the oil signifies. Obviously, it was the lack of an adequate supply of oil which caused these foolish maidens to be met with the words, "I do not know you." They did, of course, have some oil when they began but it ...


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It can be somewhat dangerous exegetically to try to force too much meaning into a specific word or phrase from a parable. Parables are meant to be evocative illustrations (not encrypted cyphers), so dissecting them too rigidly is akin to assigning specific meaning to every brush stroke in a Van Gogh painting. The most important thing, when approaching one of ...


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First the Greek Analysis Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. (Matthew 25:3-4 NKJV) The Greek Word for Oil ἔλαιον is used for both Matthew 25:3 and Matthew 25:4. Short Meaning Olive Oil. The usage is to imply that olive oil used as fuel for a lamp to burn, so that ...



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