I AM the Holy Spirit. I want to give you beauty preparations. The day of your wedding is approaching and I want you to be completely ready. In the days of Esther, beauty preparations were given to the young women who were to be presented before the king. (Esther 2:2-3.) The women had an entire year of beauty preparation. They spent six months being prepared with oil of myrrh, and six months with perfumes and other preparations for beautifying women. Once they were prepared, they were taken before the king. (Esther 2:12-13.)
The day you stand before the King - the King of kings - is also approaching. Like the women in Esther's days, I want you to be prepared for the King. I want to polish you inside and out. I am your anointing oil. I want to rub on you and make every area of your life shine bright. I want My sweet perfume fragrance to permeate every aspect of your being. I want you to be wise with your lamp radiating brightly, and your oil full. (Matthew 25:1-13.) I want you to be prepared for your visitation with the King. Will you let Me prepare you?
2 Then the king’s servants who attended him said: “Let beautiful young virgins be sought for the king; 3 and let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather all the beautiful young virgins to Shushan the citadel, into the women’s quarters, under the custody of Hegai the king’s eunuch, custodian of the women. And let beauty preparations be given them.
12 Each young woman’s turn came to go in to King Ahasuerus after she had completed twelve months’ preparation, according to the regulations for the women, for thus were the days of their preparation apportioned: six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with perfumes and preparations for beautifying women. 13 Thus prepared, each young woman went to the king, and she was given whatever she desired to take with her from the women’s quarters to the king’s palace.
1 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
6 “And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’ 7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
11 “Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ 12 But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’
13 “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.