Christ implies that we don’t understand the parables—we are asleep with lights out in Matthew 25:5. The next verse says ‘midnight.’ It’s dark, and hence a need of oil in the lamps to find the way to the wedding.
There is parallel imagery in the Song of Solomon representing Israel’s wisest king, the Messiah and His name is said to be as ointment. Ointment is an oily preparation and the anointing oil used for priests had sweet spices (Exodus 30:30-34) that would be fragrant.
“Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.” Song of Songs 1:3. This implies that in the dark, if we didn’t have lamps, we might find the Savior, attracted by His fragrance, as the High Priest had in Exodus 30) and be drawn to the wedding by His name.
But since so many virgins miss the wedding in Matthew 25, we must ask the question, could they miss it because they don’t have His name? A study of Christ’s name in the 7 churches of Revelation 2 and 3 shows that it disappeared in the 4th church, Rev 2:20 where Jezebel is a clue for the Dark Ages of papal supremacy.
No mention of His name is made. How did it disappear? Pergamos “held fast my name,” but after the papal reign, Sardis (Protestants) has a name that lives but is dead, Rev 3:1. Protestants accepted a false name from Catholic translators. The original King James Bible translated the Savior’s name as Iesous. How is it wrong?
#1. Names should not be translated. George Bush wasn’t called ‘little shrub’ in Chinese when he went there; names (proper nouns) are transliterated to give the same sounds, but this was not done by Jesuit translators.
#2. Christ said, “I am come in my Father’s name and you receive me not; if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.” John 5:43. If the Father’s name was Zeus, then they say it right in Italy when they pronounce the Savior’s name as ‘Yea Zeus’ and in Latin America, Hey Zeus. We say Gee Zus. Jesuits used the name of Zeus, the savior god of Greek mythology who saved everyone with no need to repent!
#3. Dictionaries show Jesuit as “members of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic Order.” Christ says, “I gave her (Jezebel) space to repent and she repented not. Behold I will cast her into a bed and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent…” Revelation 2:21,22.
An Interlinear Translation of the Bible shows Christ had the same name—the same Greek letters that are translated “Joshua” in Acts 7:45 and Heb 4:8, but there was no J letter or sound in Greek or Hebrew.
The true name of the Savior is sometimes abbreviated as Y’shua where the Y’ represents God’s name and shua means salvation. This is the name the angel gave to Mary, ‘for He shall save His people from their sins’ God saves those who come to Him seeking repentance. Zeus is unable to save, but millions think he will save them in spite of their sins when there is no repentance as taught in the Bible. This is Greek mythology.
Paul said to the Greeks ‘The times of this ignorance God winked at, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day in which He will judge the world,” Acts 17:30, 31. Coming soon.
A strange thing happens to many Christians who profess to follow Christ, but when they learn His true Hebrew name, they are not so sure about a Hebrew Messiah; they prefer the Greek name. We are tested by Scripture: “Thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love Thee.” Song of Songs 1:3.
The Bride of Christ must take Christ’s true name. Are we part of the wise virgins seeking the wedding? This issue should be widely understood so that when there is a ‘midnight cry’ and we have a wedding opportunity (Matt 25), we expect a separation of the foolish virgins who are wedded to the wrong name.
The wise virgins are just another imagery for Elijah who “shall come first and restore all things,” Matt 17:11. The Bride of Christ will make a covenant that includes the true name they will represent to others the message, “Come out of her, My people, they ye partake not of her sins and receive not of her plagues…” Rev 18:4
Dr. Richard Ruhling is author of The Alpha & Omega Bible Code with mostly 5-star reviews on Amazon. Readers can get more information and a pdf at his website, http://TheBridegroomComes.com