Year 2000 is the beginning of the New Millennium.
(Matt 25:1-5) “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish.” “Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.”
But while the bridegroom was delayed – even the virgins expected the Lord to come then but found that He was delayed.
Rev 14:4a These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins.
Besides the glorious women (Rev 12) representing the faithful and virgins, there are 2 other women in Revelation.
Rev 2:20-21 “Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.”
Virgins are Christians who have not been defiled by heresies, Mammon, distorted truth and things of this world (Jam 4:4)
Rev 17:6 I saw the woman (Mysterious Babylon the harlot), drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.
Virgins were not misled by the depraved church (wolves, hypocrites and scoffers) in persecuting the saints for their faith.
Matt 7:13-14 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
These virgins prefer the narrow gate and will not follow the destructive doctrines and heresies in majority of churches.
When was the time that virgins (godly Christians) were expecting the Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ?
That was in year 2000AD (Y2K) when almost all, including worldly Christians expected the coming of our Lord Jesus.
The Y2K computer bug
The whole world was worried that many computers may fail to recognize when the year changes from 1999 to 2000
At its worst, the computers may send out unwanted signals causing untold damages by stopping power generation, causing cities and factories to come to a halt, and the possibility of the release of nuclear warheads causing World War 3.
Since 1970s, Christians were constantly reminded of the imminent coming of our Lord Jesus by saints and godly Christians. After the PLO-Israel Peace Accord was signed in 1993AD, many Christians targeted 2000AD (Y2K) as likely year of Rapture.
The Asian financial crisis in 1997AD, earthquakes, wars and the El Nino effect since 1998 caused many great disasters.
And with the expected calamities by the Y2K computer bug, most Christians assumed that ‘Rapture’ may likely be in 2000AD. So when our Lord Jesus did not appear (Rapture) in the year 2000AD as we expected Him to come, most Christians then thought that He had delayed His coming.
Can Jesus delay His coming?
Our Lord cannot sin nor lie, thus He cannot ‘delayed His coming’, because He is always faithful to His words and promises
Matt 24:36, 42 “But of that day (Rapture) and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only… Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.”
Since our Lord Jesus constantly reminded us that ‘no one knows the day and hour of His coming’, then how can His coming be delayed?
Matt 24:48-49 “But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘May master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards,”
Since carnal and worldly Christians feared that the expected Rapture may be in the year 2000AD, thus they refrain from evil. After 2000AD, these worldly Christians sow doubts in the word of God and justify their wickedness with lies and heresies. Even many full time workers and pastors became covetous, carnal, wicked and worldly and started to teach distorted truth
Matt 13:24b-26 “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared.
God used Y2K to reveal the tares from the wheat, so that today, Christians can easily recognize these wolves in sheepskin. Today, distorted truth and heresies (tares) are taught and practiced in many misled churches, which are very fast growing.
Therefore watchmen of God, get rid of the bad seed that is being sown among the congregation by the false christs.
1Cor 5:6 …Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?
Brethren, now that God had used the Y2K to reveal the tares from the wheat, be ready for He will be preparing His bride soon.
The harvest is at hand