1 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten young bridesmaids who took their lamps and went out to meet the groom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and the other five were foolish.
[Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.]
What can we say about the God-process (messianic activity within)? Surely, this parable warns us about not tending to the ‘virgin’ territory (within). If we don’t do our inner work and then expect God / Messiah to rescue us, the door will remain closed, no matter how long or how loud we make a scene. The marriage (integration) of the bridegroom (Son of man) with the bride (Self) can only take place when the virgin (unconscious) has been diligent in filling lamps with oil and trimming wicks (inner work). No inner work, no integration, then the Messiah will never arrive. Messiah is not a wedding ‘guest’ but a member of the wedding party — that is, it is a messianic process that is present, mot a Messiah. Stay alert, tend to your inner work. and let the messianic process take care of itself.