Will you stand in the gap? Will you allow Yehovah to use you in His work? Will you stand up and teach those who have never heard the truths because of the blind teachers of Christianity? Will you become indignant when His Torah is put down by those ignorant of the truth?
Will you say, “Here I am Yehovah, send me!”
Or will you be like the foolish virgins and shut your mouth and keep all these truths a secret and not share them with your family or friends, because you do not want them to be ashamed of you; because you are afraid of what they will think of you.
By shutting your mouth you will become one of the foolish virgins. Think about this because the door will soon be shut and you will not be able to open it.
Matthew 25:10 “And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was shut. 11 “And later the other maidens also came, saying, ‘Master, Master, open up for us!’ 12 “But he answering, said, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’
Yehshua also said this:
Matthew 7:20 “So then, by their fruits you shall know them – 21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he who is doing the desire of My Father in the heavens. 22 “Many shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?’ 23 “And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!’ 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does them, shall be like a wise man who built his house on the rock, 25 and the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
Yehshua is going to know you by your fruits. By the things You do. But notice you cannot just do anything and assume you will get in. Look at what they did in His name. All sorts of great works. But at the same time they were the workers of lawlessness. That is they did not keep Torah, the law. They found all sorts of excuses not to keep it.
It was nailed to the cross, some say and other say Jesus fulfilled the law so we don’t have to. Still others say we are a new covenant church and don’t have to keep the law anymore. It is not possible to do that heavy burden.
What they are saying in truth is that they will keep the commandments, but they will not keep the Sabbath. The Sabbath is that which identifies you as one of Yehovah’s children. Satan’s mark of the Beast is Sunday and Christmas and Easter and any other holiday not found in Lev 23. Yehovah’s mark, His sign that you are His, is shown to Him, when you keep and honour the Sabbaths. All of them. The weekly 7th Day Sabbath and the Annual Holy Days of Lev 23. Not Chanukah or Purim however, because they are not found in Lev 23. And the last sign of Yehovah’s Sabbath is those who keep His Sabbatical and Jubilee years.
James 2:14 My brothers, what use is it for anyone to say he has belief but does not have works? This belief is unable to save him. 15 And if a brother or sister is naked and in need of daily food, 16 but one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” but you do not give them the bodily needs, what use is it? 17 So also belief, if it does not have works, is in itself dead. 18 But someone might say, “You have belief, and I have works.” Show me your belief without your works, and I shall show you my belief by my works. 19 You believe that Elohim is one. You do well. The demons also believe – and shudder! 20 But do you wish to know, O foolish man, that the belief without the works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father declared right by works when he offered Yitsh’aq his son on the altar? 22 Do you see that the belief was working with his works, and by the works the belief was perfected? 23 And the Scripture was filled which says, “Abraham believed Elohim, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness.” And he was called, “Elohim’s friend.” 24 You see, then, that a man is declared right by works, and not by belief alone. 25 In the same way, was not Rahab the whore also declared right by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way? 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so also the belief is dead without the works.
Brethren stand up and shout out to these who have been lied to. Do it now while we still can for the time is fast coming when we will not be able to speak. Teach these people who were just like you were a short time ago, who are ignorant of the truths. If you do not do it, then who will? Who will reach the people that only you know?
Do not be a foolish virgin.
Now let’s briefly look at the word wise.
G5429 phronimos fron’-ee-mos
From G5424; thoughtful, that is, sagacious or discreet (implying a cautious character; while G4680 denotes practical skill or acumen; and G4908 indicates rather intelligence or mental acquirement); in a bad sense conceited (also in the comparative): – wise (-r).
G5424 phre’n frane
Probably from an obsolete phrao’ (to rein in or curb; compare G5420); the midrif (as a partition of the body), that is, (figuratively and by implication of sympathy) the feelings (or sensitive nature; by extension [also in the plural] the mind or cognitive faculties): – understanding.
G4680 sophos sof-os’
Akin to saphes (clear); wise (in a most general application): – wise. Compare G5429.
G4908 sunetos soon-et’-os
From G4920; mentally put (or putting) together, that is, sagacious: – prudent. Compare G5429.
What I see in this description, is to be thoughtful and discreet, sensitive to those around us and having empathy for those still in ignorance. The wise are able to put together scriptures and draw connections that most do not see. And knowing what foolish means, the wise share what they know carefully.