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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.

The Wise…
1. A Posture of expectancy
2. Prepared 
3. Carry the oil of intimacy
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Lamps
Psalms 119:105 (NIV) Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
1. The written word 
Hebrews 4:12(ESV) For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

2. The word made flesh
John 1:1(NLT) In the beginning, the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Jesus is what the Father is saying.

John 5:39(NLT) You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me!

Cultivating the oil intimacy
1. Devotion- Setting your intentions & decisions on the lord.
Proverbs 20:27 (NIV) The human spirit is the lamp of the LORD that sheds light on one’s inmost being.

2. 
Delight- Setting your emotions and affections on the lord
“Intimacy is not just a devoted lifestyle but a delighted heart.”
Psalm 16:11(NIV) …You will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

3. Nearness- A heart that is set towards him.
Psalm 73:28(NIV) But as for me, it is good to be near God….
" In order to hear you gotta get near."
“Intimacy with Him is developed by having a constant conversation with the Lord.”
Psalm 145:18(NLT) The Lord is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth.

4. Tenderness- A heart that is moldable.
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