The Oil in my Lamp

Beloved, this is my lamp
I got it the day I came to Zion
Behold, it has some oil in it
And the light burns so bright
The lamp is my new life in Chris
The oil is the Spirit of God in me
Now, I will arise, for my light has come
The glory of God has risen upon me

Come now, why does He tarry so?
What keeps the bridegroom
Although it is yet morning
And my lamp burns so bright still
Indeed my light has come
The glory of God has risen upon me
But we all await the bridegroom
And yet the bridegroom tarries

Oh no! why is my light dimmed so
Why is my oil is running out!
I better buy some more from sellers
Extra oil to live for His Will, not my will
Extra oil to obey His instructions
To deny self, pick my cross and follow Him
We all still await the bridegroom
Yet the bridegroom tarries

Beloved, I got some extra oil
Indeed, the lamp came with some oil
For the Spirit convicted me about Christ
But after, I must never be without extra oil
My light must keep burning
Lest I have no place in the feast
We all still await the bridegroom
Yet the bridegroom tarries

The first oil may burn out, while He tarries
Your light may go out, while He tarries
We may all fall asleep, while He tarries
Go! Virgins go! get some extra oil!
Lest you have no place in the feast
For no man knows when He comes
We all still await the bridegroom
Yet the bridegroom tarries


A short exhortation

That day we received Christ as Lord and savior, it was the ministry of the Holy Spirit that convicted us. Christ is the Word (lamp) and the Spirit is the (oil). Hence the lamp and the oil in the parable of the ten virgins.

And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:” John‬ ‭16:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The 10 accepted the Lord Jesus. So they had the lamp (the Word, Jesus) through the Holy Spirit (the oil). That was why they all initially had the lamp and oil in it. If the bridegroom does not tarry, they would have all entered with Him. So was the case of the thief on the right hand. He had lamp and oil and joined the Lord in paradise. Because there was no tarrying.

But where there is tarrying, like now, as we wait for our Lord, that initial oil will run out. We need extra oil (close walk with the Holy Spirit to guide us).

However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” John‬ ‭16:13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

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  1. Anonymous

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    EXTRA OIL , Obedience to God’s word which is better than sacrifice
    EXTRA OIL, Humility of service
    EXTRA OIL, Fellowshipping with the saints
    EXTRA OIL, Spiritual sensitivity to seasons

    More anointing Woman of God. Blessed to read this

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