KACOU 25 : WHY TEN VIRGINS IN MATTHEW 25:6?

(Preached on Thursday evening, November 23, 2006 in Adjamé, Abidjan – Ivory Coast)

When an authentic prophet is on the earth, it is the marriage table and the Kingdom of the Heavens coming back on the earth. And you cannot take part in the marriage table in the Heaven unless you take part in the one which takes place on the earth around the prophet messenger of your generation. You cannot enter by the door of the Heavens, and be sitting at the marriage table, unless you enter by the door of which the prophet messenger has the keys on the earth. 

Brother, I keep on saying that the day comes when the sons of Islam and the sons of Christianity will embrace each other on the earth. Like Esau and Jacob, the sons of Isaac and the sons of Ishmael will rejoice together. That is what humanity is awaiting and that will happen… And when we see that those kamikazes who do not fear to die for falsehood, you know that, what God said that should happen, concerning their sons who shall burn Qurans in front of their mosques, shall happen. Islam will be shaken starting from its own centre and by its own sons in the Name of the Almighty God. They will preach against Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Andit is at that time that the last persecution that the Church is awaiting will begin and thus shall it be and it is because of that hour that God has let subsist and given much fame to a book that is called "the holy Quran".  

3 Christianity advances like the trajectory of the sun and will never back away. You see? Asia then Europe then America, race after race, continent after continent… but bear in mind that when God has finished harvesting the children of the Kingdom in a country, it is over. The remainder, they are the regrowing wheat that will be harvested timidly during the next action of God on the earth. You see? When William Branham was ministering, America was hot but Europe was formalistic almost indifferent and could not do anything. God should only remember the regrowing wheat of the seed of John Wesley, Martin Luther, Whitefield, John Calvin and others. 

Brethren, know that a prophet messenger will never rise again in Europe. You see? When you make a field of wheat or rice, there are regrowing plants after the harvest. That was what occurred with Asia when God was dealing with Europe. And that was what occurred with Europe when God was dealing with America. That is what is going on with America and Europe today. The ministry that God will bless in Europe or America or Asia today is the one that will take this Message to harvest the regrowing wheat of Europe, America and Asia. Amen!

If not, it is absolutely impossible that a true prophet messenger may rise from America or Europe today. In the days of Paul and the Apostles, Asia was the hottest continent of the Christianity. In the days of Martin Luther, of John Wesley, Europe was the hottest continent of the Christianity. In the days of William Branham, America was the hottest continent of the Christianity. And now you see that Africa is becoming the hottest continent of the Christianity…   

6 May God bless you! Well, this evening, I would like to talk about the subject: Why are the virgins of Matthew 25 ten?  You see? Why ten virgin maidens for the Lord? It is about that I would like to speak now. Why ten virgins? Is this a type of the Bride of Christ coming from all the nations as the type of Solomon and David who took several wives shows it? No! It is not that. Are they the maidens who accompany the Bride as we can see in Esther 2:9? That is what I thought before the Revelation came. I thought that it was the fact that they were coming from all the nations. And a good theologian can teach that and because of his reputation and his fame, people will believe. They teach all that appears logical to them and the world listens to them because it is logical.

7 But he that God sends, says the Words of God. You see? When I was at school, I made all my effort in the exercises and homework that the professor gave and I expected to get a good mark. But when the correction came, I would hear: "Kacou Philippe… you have six out of twenty!" And that has made me wise and conscious for the things of God. For, if for human things I did not prevail, therefore, it is not for the things of God that I will prevail by my intelligence. 

8 Well, let’s come back to our passage of Matthew 25:1… Why several virgins? I did not know it until four days ago and if somebody spoke about that somewhere, I do not know. And as usual, I teach it publicly before knowing what somebody might think of that. 

Well, let’s read Matthew 25 now, verse 1 only: "Then shall the Kingdom of the Heavens be made like to ten virgins that having taken their torches, went forth to meet the Bridegroom." 

10  I would like to specify that when the Bride started from the time of the Apostles up to now, she was never two or three virgin maidens for our Lord but only one. Paul does not say in 2 Corinthians 11:2 that he espoused us like virgin maidens to Christ but like only one maiden, only one Bride to Christ. 

11 But here as in the days of Joshua, the spiritual Israel appears separate, each one in his lot, I will say: each one in a lot. From the time of Joseph until Moses, Israel was never separated but at the time of Joshua, that happened, Israel was divided up. The Church was only one maiden until, at midnight, the prophet sees ten virgin maidens in their maturity. And he says: "shall the Kingdom… be made like to ten virgins…"  In future tense. That is to say: one day shall come when the Church-Bride will appear as ten virgins. And it should only be at the time of the maturity. Amen! That’s it.   

12 Well. After Moses, there was Joshua and the second closest example to us is that of Elijah and Elisha. You see? Moses and Joshua, Elijah and Elisha, then finally Branham and Kacou Philippe. Three, that’s perfect. Moses, Elijah and Branham. Joshua, Elisha and Kacou Philippe. That is perfect and everything is right. Look throughout the Bible and you will see that there is no confusion, no disorder in Him. And no confusion for him that expects Him like a child.  The Bible and the prophets show us that the infallibility of God for humans passes always through one living man on earth, and if He is the same yesterday, today and to the ages to come, what He did in the Old Covenant, He can do likewise today. And no one can be infallible unless he awaits the Revelation of God first because only God is infallible. The Lord Jesus Christ who is God Himself manifested in the flesh, said, "I can do nothing save whatever I see the Father doing first". And perfection and the perfect will of God and infallibility are the fruits of: "I can do nothing or I can say nothing save whatever I see the Father doing first…"

13  That is the only thing that God can recognize. And all that cannot be done without patience. God does nothing without patience. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself could start minister at twelve years old but He waited until thirty years old. And from twelve to thirty years old, eighteen years passed. And from 1993 to 2002, that makes nine years. You see? If you therefore receive a call and all you do does not thrive, and you feel a pressure, a traditional fetish priest is suitable to explain you that it is simply a genius that has his hand upon you. You see? 

14  Well. Let’s take 2 Kings 2 now, talking about Elijah and Elisha… Elijah exercised a blessed ministry after which ministry he was enraptured in a constellation of Angels. And this ministry was the last of that kind during which the spiritual Church of Israel was perfectly united in Spirit and body. When they also saw that this man could call Fire down out of Heaven in 1 Kings 18… that this man could call Fire out of Heaven to consume tens of humans, that he could cause the rain to come, create, resuscitate… there was something to fend off and keep united the darnel and the wheat and especially the Church-Bride in only one virgin. 

15  But above that, that is how the Spirit gave them to behave. That is what the dispensation of the Spirit gave them to do. You see? There were not five or ten virgins to meet the Bridegroom but only one virgin maiden. Amen! If you do not see or you do not understand what I am saying, observe the nearest ministry of the kind of Elijah and Moses, the ministry of William Branham. When William Branham was preaching, there was no assembly of such or such a district of Jeffersonville and even those who were in very distant cities were connected to him by telephone during the preaching. And you see that the true Branhamist tendency in the eyes of God, that is to say, the one that is on the side of Ewald Frank still keeps this spirit; in a city, they do not have but only one assembly… it is not only here but it is everywhere in the world.  

16  But when Elisha entered the scene, the sons of the prophets came to bow down before him. The Bible says, “And the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho on the opposite side saw him, and they said, The Spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him, and said this and that to him…”. 

17  They recognized the ministry of Elijah through Elisha. And I have said that every pastor or preacher leading a church, who can discern that this Message is true and who accepts It and preaches in the same Spirit as us, has the Spirit of a prophet, that is to say the Holy Spirit. He is a son of Prophet, that is to say a ministry of Ephesian 4:11, apostle, church prophet, evangelist or teacher. And at the time of Elijah there were some everywhere: in Bethel, in Gilgal, in Jericho… If that pastor or apostle or other is not greedy like Gehazi, he is a son of prophet after the example of him that Elisha sent before Naaman, the Syrian. 

18  Every spirit that puts the care for prosperity and competition above the Salvation of souls is the one of Gehazi and it was in the age of Elisha that he acted openly. And I tell you that all the sons of prophet at the time of Elijah have believed in Elijah and were the echo of Elijah when Elijah was on the earth. The Bible calls them sons of prophet. But, sons of which prophet? Of the Prophet Elijah, the prophet of their time. They were sons of the Prophet Elijah. They had the revelation of who Elijah was, then of who Elisha was and the Bible says that they came to bow down before Elisha. Why? Because they had the same spirit. An evangelical prophet would have never done it, just like here they cannot do it because we do not have the same Holy Spirit.

19  Now let’s come back to our text. Notice that these sons of prophet were in the same spirit as Elijah. They were the sons of the Prophet Elijah. It is of the Prophet Elijah that they were sons. Amen! Let’s read that:"And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood opposite afar off; and they two stood by the Jordan.” Amen!

20  For Joshua, they were twelve virgin maidens, and the number twelve, it was in relation with the twelves tribes of Israel. Here it is spoken of five to symbolize the grace by which she is saved. In the beginning, all the unbelieving group of Moses fell in the desert. And from this Bride of the Judaism appeared several… and five is the figure of the grace like the five letters of Joshua. And like Vashti, the Branhamists fell and Esther was chosen by grace like the five letters of Hegai. And at the end, the Bride of the nations appears under the grace under the final ministry of him who rides Africa; this time an African horseman for the ministry of the rapture. [Ed: the congregation says, “Amen!”]. Five, it is grace and eight, it is the eternity and the rapture. And how many know that seven is the figure of the fulfilment?  [Ed:the congregation says, “Amen!”]It is exactly that!

21  In December 1965, William Branham left the earth and God counts: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven years! And in December 1972, in the seventh year and on the seventh December of the death of William Branham, He brings William Branham back on earth again. Why? With the view of the ministry under the tent. Isn't it wonderful?  [Ed:the congregation says, “Amen!”].

22  Thus, there are not ten assemblies but two camps of virgins. Five virgins per camp as Song of Songs 6:13 shows it. And all that is clearly shown in Ezekiel 1:16 which says this, "The appearance of the wheels and their work was as the look of a chrysolite; and they four had one likeness; and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel."You see? 

23  Notice this: "… and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel ". There are five assemblies and their appearance and their work were as if a virgin was within a virgin. It is therefore not a question of many churches believing different things, but one Church-Bride on the earth. And this Church-Bride, it is all the saints gathered around the living prophet messenger of their time. [Ed:the congregation says, “Amen!”]. It is the Word-Bride! That’s why she believes in the Word coming from God and not in a theology or in human reasonings. It is therefore a question of the Catholics who are prostitutes, of the Protestants who are prostitutes, of the evangelicals who are prostitutes, of the Branhamists who are prostitutes, but of the true Church walking in the steps of a prophet messenger in their midst.

24  God is the Spirit and the living prophet is the soul and the matrix, and the living Church is the body. Outside of a living prophet messenger on earth, there is no God and there is no Salvation. [Ed:the congregation says, “Amen!”]. All the churches with no distinction will fraternize on the earth, with homosexual churches and they will sit down together with the politicians, with the leaders of this world. But there is one Church which will always stand aside, it is the one of the Lord Jesus Christ and you cannot be saved in the Heaven before you belong to this church on the earth. And he that has ears to hear, let him to hear!