Considering what Matthew 24:26 and Mathew 25:1-9 say, did messiah 'shoot himself in the foot'?
To paraphrase what I understand by Matthew 24:26, I imagine Him saying to His disciples; 'Look, 'don't believe anyone that comes to you with news of having seen me, because when I return, it'll be a phenomenon that none will miss'
On the other hand, by Mathew 25:1-9 I understand messaih saying; 'Look, my return will be such that only a few of my followers will see me first( the midnight criers), and whom I will send to the rest of my believers(the symbolic 10 virgins)
But at midnight there was a cry, 'Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!'
Even after this anouncement Messiah doesn't appear to the virgins for a while within which the 'foolish' go shopping, the more reason for causing doubt.
While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
All the while believers are aware of the unequivocal warning in;
25 Behold, I have told you before.
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Now how will the 'criers in the midnight' be believed to be true, given what Matthew 24:26-27 says? Also from the text these are men, because it doesn't indicate these criers as being angels, in which case whose testimony would almost be impossible not to believe
How will the 'cry' be believed, given these two writings from the same writer and the same Origin that are seemingly diametrical meanings?