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The Oil of Intimacy

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Matthew 25: 1-13(NIV) "At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. 6 "At midnight the cry rang out: 'Here's the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!' 7 "Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.' 9 "'No,' they replied, 'there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.' 10 "But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. 11 "Later the others also came. 'Lord, Lord,' they said, 'open the door for us! '12 "But he replied, 'Truly I tell you, I don't know you.' 13 "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

We are the delight and the desire of Jesus….
Song of Solomon 4:9(NIV) You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes….
Isaiah 62:5(NIV) As a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.

The wise…
1. A posture of expectancy
Revelation 22:17(NIV)The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let the one who hears say, "Come!" Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

2. Prepared 
Revelation 19:6-10(NIV) 6 Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: "Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns.7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. 8 Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear." (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God's holy people.)

The bridegroom prepares the place. We prepare ourselves. 

Matthew 5:14-16(NLT) 14 "You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

Don't be reluctant be ready!

3. Carry the oil of intimacy
Matthew 24:14(NIV) Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.

When Jesus moves, and we don't have oil in our lamps, then we resort to regret or resistance.

Do you have oil in your lamp?

Intimacy is HIS HIGHEST VALUE. It should be ours. 


Cultivating the oil intimacy
A. Devotion- Setting your intentions & decisions on the lord.

B.Delight-Setting your emotions & affections on the lord
Intimacy is not just a devoted lifestyle but a delighted heart.

C. Nearness-A heart that is set towards him.
  • "Intimacy with Him is developed by having a constant conversation with the Lord.
D. Tenderness- A heart that is moldable.