Mat. 25:2 “And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.”
To be raptured is a victory. Today, Christians are told that as long as they are saved and are baptized in the Body of Christ, they can all be raptured together before the Great Tribulation. But not all believers will be raptured at the same time. Some believers will become matured overcomers before the tribulation; therefore, they will be raptured first. But the majority of believers, however, will mature later during the Great Tribulation, so they will be raptured later. This is why we have wise and foolish virgins.
In his book “Rapture,” Watchman Nee put it like this:
“The kingdom is a matter of reward, and rapture is a matter of maturity. The rapture can be compared to a harvest. A crop is not harvested and taken into the barn when it is still green. It must first ripen into maturity. All Christians must ripen in life. There will be some who will ripen first and the Lord can do nothing but harvest them first and bring them into His heavenly barn. That’s why this must be clearly kept in mind: Rapture requires the maturity of the overcomers.”
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