Proverbs 11:28 – He who trust in his riches will fall. But the righteous will flourish like foliage. 

Do you know you can prosper in the middle of a failing economy? While Egypt was experiencing the plaques, Israel was experiencing light and abundance in the land of Goshen. Come out of agreement with the spirit of lack. God is opening the heavens to send blessings to His kids.

Declaration: My provision is certain. My God is a God of abundance. He blesses the work of my hands.

Oil in Your Lamp?

If you want Jesus to show up within your life, you have to prepare. Why? Because God has a great big value for maturity and readiness. Jeremiah 29:11 says He’s a planner and He expects the same from you. The Lord Jesus will only show up to a people who are prepared for Him. 

As-a-matter-of-fact, at His return, He shows up and a lot of His own people are not prepared. They’re locked outside the rapture of the Church and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. They yell, “Let us in! We’re your virgin brides and we are here!” Yeah, but you weren’t prepared and you were told to be ready.

Jesus said the Kingdom of heaven is like ten virgins who took their lamps to meet the bride groom. Why did He tell this story? Because He was painting a prophetic picture of the rapture of His bride through the parallel of the Galilean wedding feast, and it’s amazing. However, it’s not a pretty picture for half of those with an invitation.

“Now five of them were wise and five were foolish. Those who were fooling took their lamps, but took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels and with their lamps. – Matthew 25:2-4

The oil represents the Holy Spirit in their lives and the lamp is the light of their testimony to others. While all 10 were “good girls” or Christians, only five were prepared in their hearts and minds for the long wait. The others fell out. They lost focus and they lost their chance at the biggest event in the history of mankind. They missed their own wedding to Jesus. 

Don’t let that be you. Accept your invitation and fill your heart with the oil of the Holy Spirit. He will keep your lamp burning as you witness to a lost and dying world until your Bridegroom arrives.