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The wood is call golnopher letter lno is missing in the word gopher wood it is s special wood we local people build our canoes its our local language same as the word Maria the bitter water that Moses touch and make it sweet Maria means ginger bitter and other word is mana bread from heaven its our local language for food call manang na na mising ...


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As @Ruminator mentions, this parable is addressed to an immediate audience - Jesus' disciples. It follows shortly after Jesus' prophecy re the destruction of the Second Temple (Matthew 24:2). At this time, the Church is in incipient form. Jesus knows 1. He is going to be killed. 2. Others will come and claim to be the Messiah. 3. There will be war (perhaps ...


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It is about the antichrist. They all are in the series. The wicked servant. Here he is saying God gathers souls where He never had the Gospel preached and takes from the poor whom He never helped with seed to grow what they need. These are lies. If the person was so concerned about it he'd at least have tried to save one person which is the interest. How God ...


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In Matthew 25:8-9 what does the oil in the ten virgins parable represent? The lamps without oil, do not give light. The oil reminds us of God’s Word the Bible, "the truth" and his holy spirit, that true worshipers to be light bearers. Psalm 119:130 NASB reads: 130 The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple. ...


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Wonder if Elisha and the widow’s oil, in 2 King’s 4, has something to do with this. That we need many vessels with oil, not just a few, to get our debt paid. Oil could be taken to stand for good works. Not good works of the law, but good works of grace. Remembering Jesus words: “What you have done to the least of my brothers and sisters you have also done ...


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Oil symbolises something without which it is impossible to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Moreover, this something is that which does not depend solely on the merit of God, for otherwise all virgins, i.e. all Christians, would have had it; on the contrary, the possession of the oil depends also on the merit of the virgins themselves, for otherwise their ...


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In my opinion, one of the wonderful things about Jesus’ parables is that while they are immediately accessible, they can also yield new insights with each examination. Thus sometimes an element in a parable may yield more than one meaning or interpretation. On re-reading this parable, one detail stands out to me: the number of virgins. Specifically, the ...


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First, the context. The parable of the 10 virgins is part of the "synoptic apocalypse" which consists of seven signs of Jesus' return (Matt 24:3-31) followed by seven warning parables as follows: Warning Parable #1: Fig Tree, Matt 24:32-35 - observe the signs of Jesus return Warning Parable #2: Noah & Flood, Matt 24:36-41 - Day and hour of ...


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