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In Matthew chapter 25, Jesus tells the parable of the ten virgins. Five were wise and had spare oil to keep their lamps burning for the bridegroom, and five didn't have enough.
The true Christians are like the five wise virgins. They are always living close to God and are alive in their faith.
"The foolish ones said to the wise,'Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out." Matthew 25:8 The worldly try to get their faith through Christians. They even try getting their prayers answered through them. It is through Jesus you get to God, not via a man. I can't mediate in that way.
What I can do is pray for some, but I can't be a substitute for Jesus. Nor should I be used by the ungodly so that they can get peace and faith at my expense. The worldly need to go to God directly. Nor can I be a scapegoat for the sins of the worldly. If sins are to be forgiven, they should be confessed directly to God and not sought through me. I never went to a cross for anyone. Jesus did.
The wise advised the foolish to go to the oil sellers, in case they didn't have enough oil to be ready for the bridegroom. In a similar way the worldly need to get their faith directly from God. Or perhaps fellowship with other Christians, and strive for God themselves.
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