It is a time of great darkness. Christians become filled with compromise. The Light of Truth becomes a glowing ember, while the world becomes filled with its glittering lights and consuming pleasures. Jesus identifies this time of His return as “midnight.” It is a time of moral darkness: a time when the lust of the flesh and the pride of life has grown rampant in the world. It is a time when “believers” have left their first love and have forsaken the food for their Spirit, which is the Word of God.
It is midnight, the time of day when it is darkest. Does this not look like the world we live in today? Jesus is showing you that there is something you must receive in order to keep your “lamp” lit – or in fact, reignite it if it has gone out. Jesus is showing you that there is a Second Key, the Key of Surrender that brings the infilling of the Holy Spirit and fills your “jar” (your spirit). The wise virgins had the “Oil of His Presence.” The wise virgins were ushered into the Kingdom of Heaven.