5 of the virgins had no oil. They did NOT have the Holy Spirit. Their wicks quickly burned out, just like the plants that sprouted but burnt up and withered BECAUSE they had NO ROOT!
NEITHER had Jesus.
NEITHER had Jesus.
They had oil in their lamps, what they did not have was an extra vessel for the oil like the five wise virgins had.
So they had oil in their lamps but because the bridegroom tarried or because he took so long, which the five foolish virgins didn't take into account, their lamps ran out of oil at midnight.
So to say they didn't have the Spirit of God in them, or that they were not enlightened with the truth, would be incorrect or false. They did have oil in their lamps and it was lit. They just did not have an extra vessel filled with oil for their lamps.
And another thing is, the King James and perhaps other versions have that scripture written incorrectly concerning the person not having root in themselves.
The correct or more correct interpretation would be that the word itself did not have root, or deep roots in the heart of the person.
For example, let's say a person hears a word concerning God's desire and ability to heal his children of any and all sicknesses and diseases, because he bore and carried in his body all of those things on the cross at Calvary.
Now let's say they or a loved one or a family member gets sick, and they decide to pray for the person because of the word that is in them. That being, that God will heal his children, their family members, or loved ones.
And because they didn't see immediate results, as it is in most cases, they fall away from believing.
That is because, the word they heard didn't have root in them to where they persisted until they got the results they desired.
The same thing is true concerning salvation.
We are not only healed by the word of God itself, but we are also saved by the same.
We are saved by the word of God abiding in us. That is, so long as it remains in us, we are saved.
I spoke to a former ordained Baptist preacher and his wife who turned atheist, concerning God's existence.
He and his wife turned atheist because this guy claims he died three times and not once did he see God, and therefore because of his personal experience that he put above the word of God, he stopped believing and fell away, and therefore rejected God and Christ as his personal savior.
This is a case where the person not only built his house upon the sand, which would be his personal experience over the word of God, but also where the word of God itself did not take root in the heart of this man or his wife, thereby causing them to Fall Away from God.
That is what that scripture means or what it's talking about.