INTACT OR CONTAMINATED?
Text: Revelation 14:4-5
“These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.”
Are you still a virgin or you have lost your virginity? In the parable as told in Matt 25:1-10, one thing is evident: it takes only virgins to meet the Bridegroom. Although we may all claim to be waiting for the Bridegroom but the truth is he is not coming for everybody.
Today’s passage defines to us who a virgin is and one of which is that they are undefiled. This means they are free from stain, blemish, evil or corruption. Jesus lived in this world and boldly declared in John 14:30 that “the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.” To be defiled is to have the devil’s property in you.
The passage also says they follow the Lamb anywhere he goes; they have been redeemed from among men; they are not liars and are blameless before the throne of God. You see, being a christian doesn’t qualify anyone to meet the bridegroom but holding on to one’s spiritual virginity.
REFLECTION FOR TODAY:
Are you still a virgin or you have been deflowered by the world’s system?
Whatever is trying to lure you out of the path of righteousness is crushed by the cross of Christ now in Jesus’ name!