A Poem by JudyBall


Author: JudyBall
Created: June 29, 2012 at 11:05 am
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
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THE COMING OF THE BRIDEGROOM  

We hear so much about the signs,
Of the times we live in,
Some worry what will happen,
While others scoff and give in,

To temptation when and where,
It shall raise it's head,
Believing as so many do,
There's lots of time to shed,

Bad habits they've acquired o'er time,
And don't feel bad about,
And really see no reason why,
They should do without,

The parties, fun and frolic,
That they enjoy so much,
The men and women that they love,
Forbidden fruits and such;

The prophecies some preach about,
We've heard a hundred years,
And they don't think the time grows short,
They don't believe it's here;

But all too soon the time will come,
They'll sing a different tune.
When the time arrives they'll find they're not,
Prepared to meet the Groom;

So fill your lamps with oil now,
And trim your wicks, make ready,
For no one knows when He will come,
The warnings have been plenty.

He's tarried long to give us time.
No longer can He wait.
If when He comes we're not prepared,
Then it will be too late.

We speak, we preach,we prophecy,
You don't believe it's late;
So when He comes don't be surprised,
That you must face your fate.


Last Modified: June 29, 2012 at 11:09 am
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Author Notes


"THEN SHALL THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN BE LIKENED UNTO TEN VIRGINS WHO TOOK THEIR LAMPS AND WENT FORTH TO MEET THE BRIDEGROOM; AND FIVE WERE WISE AND TOOK OIL IN THEIR LAMPS AND FIVE WERE FOOLISH AND TOOK THEIR LAMPS BUT NO OIL WITH THEM. AND WHILE THE BRIDEGROOM TARRIED THEY SLUMBERED. AT MIDNIGHT A CRY WENT UP, 'BEHOLD THE BRIDEGROOM COMETH. GO YE OUT TO MEET HIM.' ALL THE VIRGINS AROSE AND TRIMMED THEIR LAMPS AND THE FOOLISH SAID TO THE WISE,'GIVE US SOME OF YOUR OIL FOR OUR LAMPS HAVE GONE OUT' AND THE WISE SAID UNTO THEM,'NOT SO LEST WE NOT HAVE ENOUGH FOR OURSELVES. GO YE RATHER TO THEM THAT SELL AND BUY SOME.' AND WHILE THE FIVE FOOLISH VIRGINS WENT TO BUY OIL THE BRIDEGROOM CAME AND THEY THAT WERE READY WENT IN WITH HIM TO THE MARRIAGE FEAST AND THE DOORS WERE SHUT. AFTERWARDS THE FOOLISH VIRGINS ALSO CAME SAYING,'LORD, LORD OPEN TO US.' BUT HE ANSWERED AND SAID,'VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU THAT I KNOW YOU NOT.' WATCH THEREFORE , FOR YE KNOW NOT THE DAY NOR THE HOUR THAT THE SON OF MAN COMETH."
Matthew 25:1-13


 
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Comments & Reviews ( X 6)



MaryHazelUpton
June 15, 2017
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A PROFOUND STATEMENT
I knew right away from the title of your poem even before I read it that "The Bridegroom" mentioned in your poem is Jesus Christ. I know you write a lot of religious poetry, so of course knew you would be familiar with this scripture. You are so right, though. All the signs are here, plainer every day, that we are indeed living in the End Times. I hope that your beautiful poem causes someone who would otherwise ignore those signs to think, You have done a very good thing by writing your beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.


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LPMx
June 30, 2012
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i love the very strong message in this poem , that we ignore at our peril x much love x


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poetichuggybear1
June 29, 2012
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Perfect
i knew right off of what you were talking about and i rejoice that you would have this piece. It is wonderful and really captivates the mind. you did an excellent job. i can' say enough about this piece for it is something that is needed to be said. Praise the Lord for you and this piece.


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taiglum
June 29, 2012
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Wonderful
This was a wonderful piece Judy. You wrote it perfectly. Great flow. You are such a talented writer my friend. Well done. Spotlight!


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