Looking into the nature and TIMING of this parable.
WENT FORTH TO MEET: MARRIAGE TO TAKE PLACE AT THE SEPARATION?
Mt 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth <1831> to meet <529> the bridegroom.
Mt 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out <1831> to meet <529> him.
Re 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come <1831> out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
1Th 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet <529> the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Mt 6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
Eph 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air <109>, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Re 9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air <109> were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
Lu 21:21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst <3319> of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among <3319> them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
2Th 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way (midst) <3319>.
Mt 14:24 But the ship was now in the midst <3319> of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
Lu 8:7 And some fell among <3319> thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
DOOR IS SHUT: JUDGMENT AT THE REVELATION OF CHRIST?
Mt 25:9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell <4453>, and buy <59> for yourselves.
Mt 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
Mt 25:11 Afterward (but, and, now, then) came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
Mt 25:12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
Mt 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Mt 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Mt 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
CONVERSATION WITH THE WISE VIRGINS VS. CHRIST
Mt 25:9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
Lu 16:26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
Ex 14:20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.
Lu 16:29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
Mt 25:32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
When it comes to the timing of the parable of the Ten Virgins, the Bible appears to be first showing a dwelling together of wheat and tares prior to the separation. Midnight seems to relate to the start of the tribulation when Christ comes as a thief by allowing the locusts to rule in the body. At that time, all the virgins begin to make preparation for the revelation of Christ. And when HE is actually revealed (Bible unsealed), then the Door is Shut to the foolish virgins who come knocking.